Choosing A Hotel in Halifax
Quick Summary of Most Popular Areas
Downtown Halifax: where most of the attractions in Halifax can be found
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.
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.
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.