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Budget-friendly, a 3-minute drive from Hwy 111, friendly service, good breakfast

Pros
  • Free Wi-Fi, free breakfast and free parking
  • The staff were frequently complimented for their friendly service
  • Many guests described their rooms as clean and well maintained
  • Many guests praised the food at the free breakfast
  • Many reviewers thought that the room rates were reasonable
  • Several reviewers found the location convenient for exploring the Halifax-Dartmouth area by car
  • Some guests were pleased with the recent renovations in the hotel
Cons
  • A few guests found the hotel difficult to locate from the highway
  • A few reviewers complained about a lack of amenities within walking distance
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Editor's Analysis
Updated Nov 15, 2012
Overview
This hotel is situated in north Dartmouth and is within a 3-minute drive of the Circumferential Highway (Highway 111), which is a major thoroughfare. This location is well suited for guests who are looking to explore the Halifax-Dartmouth area by car.

This property is 100% smoke-free and all rooms include free Wi-Fi, a TV and DVD player, a coffeemaker, an iron and ironing board, a mini-fridge and air conditioning. Rooms are furnished with either one king bed or two queen beds. Suites offer more spacious accommodations and also include a microwave, a desk, and a sofabed. Select suites also include a dining table. Suites are furnished with one king bed.

The entire hotel is in the process of being extensively renovated and many upgrades are scheduled to be completed by December 2012.

Free parking is available on site and pets are permitted in select rooms at no additional charge.

A free breakfast is served from 6 am to 9:30 am on weekdays and from 7 am to 10:30 am on weekends.

Other on-site amenities include coin-operated laundry machines, an ATM, dry cleaning (extra fees apply), foreign currency exchange, ice/vending machines, safe deposit boxes, free newspapers, a fitness centre and a business centre.

Downtown Dartmouth, which features restaurants, cafes, nightlife, and Alderney Landing (theatre, farmer's market, access to the Halifax-Dartmouth ferry, and art gallery), is about 7 minutes away by car. Mic Mac Mall (shopping centre) is a 7-minute drive away, while Dartmouth Crossing (big box shopping complex and movie theatre) is 9 minutes away by car.

Downtown Halifax, which features the Halifax Metro Centre (sports and entertainment venue), the World Trade and Convention Centre (meeting and event complex), the waterfront trail system, Pier 21 (historic immigration site) and the Halifax Casino is 10 minutes away by car. The Halifax Stanfield International Airport (YHZ) is a 26-minute drive away. (All driving time estimates: Google Maps)  

Verified by a front desk agent on November 14, 2012: The free breakfast is served from 6 am to 9:30 am on weekdays and from 7 am to 10:30 am on weekends.
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The Good
Positive reviews for this hotel outnumbered negative reviews among the reviews used for this analysis.

The staff were frequently complimented and guests described the front desk agents as friendly and genuine. One reviewer said that he "was very impressed with the hotel staff".

Many guests described their rooms as clean and well maintained. A couple of reviewers found their rooms to be spacious.

Several reviewers praised the food at the free breakfast and one guest said that the breakfast was "amazing".

Many reviewers thought that the room rates were reasonable and that the hotel offered good value for the money they spent. Guests noted the free Wi-Fi, free breakfast and pet-friendly policy (pets stay free) as value added features. 

Many guests found the location convenient for accessing various destinations within Halifax-Dartmouth by car, including downtown Halifax (via the McKay bridge), the Burnside Industrial Park, downtown Dartmouth and the airport (YHZ). However, guests also mentioned concerns about the location of this property (see below for more details).

Some guests were pleased with the recent renovations in the hotel.

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The Bad
As mentioned above, positive reviews outnumbered negative reviews for this property among the reviews sourced for this analysis. However, there were a few common concerns and a few isolated complaints mentioned by guests.

While many guests found the location to be convenient for exploring the Halifax-Dartmouth area by car, a few reviewers found the hotel difficult to locate from the highway. One guest specifically complained about a lack of hotel signage on the highway.

A few reviewers were disappointed that there were few amenities within walking distance like restaurants or entertainment venues.

A couple of guests mentioned that they did not have pleasant views of the Halifax Harbour from their guest rooms.

Isolated complaints included: worn comforters, dated decor, the dining area for the free breakfast was crowded, lack of  counter space in the guest bathrooms for personal items, and key cards were frequently deactivated.
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Sources
Expedia.ca gave this hotel an average score of 4.3 out of 5 with 80% of 20 guests recommending the property.

TripAdvisor.ca ranked this hotel #4 out of 12 properties in Dartmouth, with an average rating of 4 out of 5 from 75 reviews.

Hotels.com gave this property an average score of 4.2 out of 5 based on 54 guest reviews.

Verified by a front desk agent on November 14, 2012: The free breakfast is served from 6 am to 9:30 am on weekdays and from 7 am to 10:30 am on weekends.
Editor's Analysis by Tammy B.
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Guest Reviews
8.4
Very Good

Rated 8.4/10 based on 484 reviews

Ranked #3 out of 12 hotels in Dartmouth


9 out of 10 | Carrie stayed March 09, 2014

"location convenience"

"Very friendly staff, eager to help, clean, close to all locations, Dartmouth, Halifax, Bedford or Sackville"

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8 out of 10 | Marlow stayed January 12, 2014

"locatio0n is excellent, service is very good.have no complaints at all"

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10 out of 10 | Michel stayed June 11, 2013

"very good . I would stay anytime"

"Good....food location, noise level Bad... nothing come to mind"

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9 out of 10 | Verified Guest stayed May 28, 2006

"Very friendly, helpful staff. Very comfortable rooms and great breakfast! Overall, excellent value for money!"

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9 out of 10 | Louise stayed July 10, 2004

"No complaints. Enjoyed our stay."

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Location
  • Dartmouth Crossing (3.0 km)
  • Mic Mac Mall (3.2 km)
  • Mount Saint Vincent University (4.1 km)
  • Museum of Natural History (4.6 km)
  • Halifax Shopping Centre (4.7 km)
Map Marker Travelodge Suites Dartmouth
101 Yorkshire Ave Extension, Dartmouth, NS