Halifax is a treasure trove of good hotels. It's hard to find cheaper ones, though, as the prices are quite high on the eastern borders of Canada!
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Editor's Top 8 Picks

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Book from ~$147 CAD
Popular historic Halifax hotel near harbour with quaint rooms & bistro with courtyard garden
According to guests this is a wonderful old historic hotel in a great location with extremely pleasant staff. There's a courtyard with a garden and bistro tables, and an on-site restaurant serving a free breakfast with freshly-baked muffins and cakes. They also serve dinner that many reviewers raved about.

The location of the hotel is greatly appreciated by guests for being within walking distance of the waterfront boardwalk, restaurants, shops and other attractions. Guests enjoyed their clean and quaint rooms with comfortable beds and included in the room rates are breakfast, Wi-Fi and parking. Because the property does not have an elevator, it is not recommended for those who cannot manage stairs and luggage (although the hotel is willing to help out in this regard).

Pros
  • Free amenities: Wi-Fi, light breakfast buffet, parking, coffee in lobby, DVD movies, local calls, newspapers
  • Rooms were clean and quiet with comfortable beds
  • Location was excellent, an easy walk to much of downtown
  • The staff were kind and considerate and willing to help
  • The restaurant on site received rave reviews
  • Breakfast was satisfying and well liked by many guests
Cons
  • No elevator and some rooms accessible by stairs only
  • Parking was limited and a little tight according to some guests
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Book from ~$163 CAD
Popular Halifax hotel near the city centre with indoor pool, rooftop patio and restaurant


Pros
  • Free amenities: Wi-Fi, downtown shuttle service, pet stays, newspapers
  • Rooms were clean and spacious with comfortable beds
  • Location was convenient to area restaurants, public transit and a healthy walk to downtown
  • Staff were very accommodating and effiicient said guests
  • Guests often enjoyed breakfast and other meals on site
  • Wi-Fi was rated as very good by guests online
Cons
  • Underground parking is $20 per night
  • Some found the underground parking lot a little tight for larger vehicles
  • Some felt the hotel was a little dated
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Book from ~$216 CAD
Popular downtown hotel on Halifax harbour and pedway with indoor pool, restaurant & day spa

Pros
  • Free amenities: Wi-Fi, wired Internet, newspapers
  • Rooms were clean and spacious with mini-fridges and comfortable beds
  • Located in a prime spot on the harbourfront boardwalk, near shops, restaurants and attractions
  • Breakfast buffet was enjoyed by guests for its variety
  • Outdoor patio offered nice views and a place to relax
  • Staff were friendly and helpful, according to many guests
Cons
  • Self-parking is $24 and valet parking is $30 per day
  • Rooms were somewhat dated and due for a refresh
  • Guests were often dissatisfied with their harbour view rooms
  • Staff were not good at making sure guests were satisfied
  • Some felt the hotel was overpriced
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Book from ~$276 CAD
Historic downtown Halifax hotel with old world charm, classy rooms and well-liked dining

Pros
  • Free amenities: Wi-Fi, wired Internet, local calls, newspapers
  • Beautiful historic old English ambiance in the lobby
  • Rooms were very clean and well appointed with comfortable beds
  • Staff were professional, polite and friendly said guests
  • Guests loved the front porch for relaxing and reading
  • Location was unbeatable, across from the Public Gardens, near shops, restaurants and attractions
  • The pub decor, dining and drinks were well liked by guests
  • Wi-Fi was rated very good by guest reviewers
Cons
  • Underground self-parking is $28 plus tax and valet parking is $40 plus tax, per night
  • A few guests found the rooms and bathrooms small
  • A few guests found beds that were too short
  • Not everyone loved the breakfast on site
  • Some wished for an elevator from the parkade to the lobby
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Book from ~$161 CAD
Highly praised downtown Halifax hotel with harbour views, kitchenette suites and free Wi-Fi

Pros
  • Free amenities: Wi-Fi, wired Internet, breakfast, manager's reception on Wednesdays, beverage bar in lobby, local calls, newspapers
  • Rooms were clean, spacious and well appointed said guests
  • Location excellent--in walking distance of downtown restaurants, harbour, shopping, entertainment and attractions
  • Staff were very well liked, welcoming, friendly and helpful
  • Wi-Fi was rated as excellent by online reviewers
  • Guests typically enjoyed the free breakfast and other dining on site
Cons
  • Underground parking is $20 per day
  • A few guests said the rooms were a little dated
  • On occasion guests complained of hearing noisy guests in the hallways
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Book from ~$175 CAD
Popular downtown Halifax hotel with kitchenettes, rooftop patio and free hot breakfast

Pros
  • Free amenities: Wi-Fi, wired Internet, hot breakfast, lobby coffee bar, weekday light meals, grocery shopping, newspapers
  • Rooms were well cleaned and well-equipped with comfy beds
  • Free breakfast was good quality and well stocked
  • Location was excellent, near good restaurants, bars, the waterfront and attractions
  • Staff very helpful and accommodating
  • Rooftop patio offered nice harbour views and a place to relax
Cons
  • Underground parking is $19 per night
  • Rooms facing Argyle Street can be noisy at night when the bars crowds disperse
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Book from ~$176 CAD
Popular downtown Halifax hotel on pedway with indoor pool, restaurant & pet-friendly rooms

Pros
  • Free amenities: Wi-Fi, wired Internet, local calls, newspapers
  • Rooms were very clean and well appointed
  • Location was well liked for its proximity to the Scotia Square Mall and its shops and eateries and the waterfront
  • Wi-Fi was rated as very good by online surveys
  • Staff were cordial and very attentive to guests
  • Parking offered easy access
  • Excellent breakfast buffets and very good dining on site said guests
Cons
  • Self-parking is $22 and valet parking is $27
  • Some guests complained of dated rooms
  • Occasionally guests found a noise disturbance from AC units, elevators and guests in hallways
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Book from ~$231 CAD
Highly praised luxury hotel in downtown Halifax with indoor pool, hot tub and fine dining 

Pros
  • Free amenities: Wi-Fi, wired Internet, local calls, newspapers
  • Rooms were very clean, classy and well appointed said guests
  • Location was excellent-an easy walk to waterfront, best restaurants, shopping, attractions
  • Staff gave first-class service and went out of their way to help guests
  • Wi-Fi was rated as excellent by guests online
  • High quality gourmet food and great buffet breakfasts a hit with guests
  • Pool and hot tub were very inviting
Cons
  • Underground parking is $22 and valet parking is $30 per night
  • Occasionally guests complained about other guests making noise in the hallway
  • Crown Floor rooms and halls not as updated as the rest of the hotel said guests

2 Other Frequently Booked Hotels in Halifax

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Book from ~$127 CAD
Well loved Halifax-Bayer's Lake hotel with modern amenities, indoor pool & private jacuzzis
Pros
  • Free Wi-Fi (and wired Internet), free breakfast and free parking
  • Indoor pool, a movie library, on-site dining and in-room microwaves and mini-fridges
  • Many guests described their rooms as clean, spacious and well appointed
  • The staff were frequently complimented for their friendly service
  • Many reviewers praised the food served at the free breakfast
Cons
  • A couple of guests expressed concerns about noise from inside the hotel
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Book from ~$153 CAD
Downtown Halifax hotel with nice harbour views, indoor pool and free hot breakfast
Pros
  • Free amenities: Wi-Fi, hot breakfast, weekday socials, hot beverage bar, local calls, newspapers
  • Rooms were very clean, updated and comfortable
  • Location was right downtown, an easy walk to restaurants and attractions
  • Staff were usually described as friendly and helpful
  • Wi-Fi was rated excellent
Cons
  • Parking is $19.95 per day
  • Parking was problematic for guests at times and limited
  • Guests were often disappointed with the hotel’s service and attitude
  • Some complained of slow elevators
  • Room type was not guaranteed upon booking, even for non-refundable bookings

Tips For Staying In Halifax

Choosing A Hotel in Halifax

Quick Summary of Most Popular Areas
Downtown Halifax: where the Metro Centre and many other attractions in Halifax can be found

Halifax Airport: the airport is about 30 minutes' drive from the downtown core


Where to stay and what to do in Halifax
Downtown Halifax is where you'll find most of the attractions Halifax is known for in a relatively small area. The Halifax Citadel National Historic Site is a prominent feature that is surrounded by the downtown core and is most definitely worth a bit of your time to explore. In addition, nearby you'll find the Bedford Institute of Oceanography (largest of its kind in Canada), the Alexander Keith's brewery (a no-brainer site to visit, of course) and the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic. The Maritime Museum is home to many artifacts of the Titanic. In fact, Halifax played a major role in a recovery mission for the ill-fated ship and is the final resting place of many victims from that tragedy.

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Just outside the downtown core
If you need to pay a visit to Dalhousie University your best bet is to find a hotel downtown. The university, while not located in the core, is only about a 10 minute drive west of downtown.


There are a handful of hotels scattered along the the outer regions of the city for travelers looking for quick access to some of Halifax's many lakes as well as Long Lake Provincial Park. However, downtown is probably where most will want to stay.


Surrounding Area
Dartmouth is just a short car or ferry ride (or slightly longer swim) across the Halifax Harbour. Take the MacDonald Bridge Road by car or hop on a ferry from downtown to take you across.


Acadia University is located in Wolfville, about an hour's drive from Halifax.

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