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BEST WESTERN PLUS Chocolate Lake Hotel

8.4 | Very Good | #16 out of 26 hotels in Halifax
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Popular Halifax hotel with indoor pool, mini-kitchens, free hot breakfast and free parking

Pros
  • Free amenities: Wi-Fi, wired Internet, hot breakfast buffet, parking, pet stays
  • Rooms were clean, quiet and comfortable
  • Location was convenient to highways, town and a nearby hospital
  • Staff were very friendly and helpful
  • Guests loved the lake and the landscaped gardens at the hotel
  • Many guests enjoyed the free hot breakfast buffet
  • Guests felt the hotel provided good value
  • Wi-Fi was rated excellent
Cons
  • Occasionally guests found the free breakfast room crowded
Freebies
Free Wi-Fi
Free Breakfast
Free Parking
Free Internet
Editor's Review
Updated Jul 16, 2017
Overview
About the hotel: This hotel overlooks Chocolate Lake, a 10-minute drive from downtown Halifax. Offering an indoor pool, hot tub and restaurant, this property is well suited for guests looking to access dining and recreation on site. 

The smoke-free hotel has 141 rooms in a few attached sections, the tallest being 9 storeys, all with elevator access. There are some hallways that have a few stairs to a lower section of hallway that lead to rooms.

All rooms include free Wi-Fi, free wired Internet, a flat screen HDTV, a coffeemaker, a mini-fridge, an iron and ironing board, a hair dryer and climate control.

Some rooms include a sofabed, a separate bedroom, a living room, a fireplace,  a microwave, a mini-kitchen (mini-fridge, microwave, sink, dishes), a dinette table, drive-up access and a view of Chocolate Lake. Accessible rooms are available.

Rooms are furnished with 1 or 2 queen beds or 1 king bed.

Free outdoor parking is available on site. 

Pets are welcome at no charge.

A free hot breakfast buffet is served daily from 6:30 am to 10 am. 

Restaurant on site: Lakeside Grill with outdoor patio, serves lunch and dinner. No room service is available but guests can call for a pick-up order from 11 am to 10 pm. 

Off-site restaurants: The Armview Restaurant and Lounge is a 7-minute walk from the hotel.

Hotel amenities include an indoor saltwater pool, a hot tub, a fitness centre, a games room, a 24-hour business centre, dry cleaning, a guest laundry, a 24-hour front desk, and meeting rooms.

What's nearby? The Halifax Shopping Centre is 4 minutes away by car. There are many downtown attractions within a 10-minute drive, including the Halifax Metro Centre, the Halifax waterfront Boardwalk, shopping and dining on Spring Garden Road and the Halifax Citadel Historic Site. Peggy's Cove Lighthouse is 38 minutes away by car. 

Getting around:  Halifax International Airport (YHZ) is 27 minutes away by car, with no traffic. (All travel times: Google Maps)

Confirmed by hotel July 14, 2017: no charge for pets, breakfast hours, no room service but pick up available
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The Good
Guests often had an enjoyable stay.

Rooms were clean, quiet, comfortable and well appointed. Some had great views of the lake and drive-up access.

The location was convenient to highways, downtown and the Canadian Forces Base.

Staff were very friendly and helpful.

The restaurant was very well liked. Guests enjoyed excellent dining while overlooking the lake.

The hot buffet breakfast offered good variety with fresh fruit and baked goods.

Guests also liked: the hotel’s mascot--Aero the chocolate lab, swimming in the lake, picnic tables along the grounds and balcony seating off the bar.
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The Bad
Some guests offered negative feedback.

Recent room complaints were: room needs an update, not enough storage or counter space in bathroom, no microwave, difficulty regulating the temperature, a hard mattress and outside door didn’t lock.

Noise disturbance was mentioned from: neighbouring rooms and the hallway.

Some guests complained of getting a room in a wing where the hallway had a few steps. This required them having to unload the luggage trolley and reload it in order to bring their luggage to their room (or carry it the rest of the way).

Other comments found were: $2.75 for a can of pop, hot tub too hot, and parking can be limited.

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TripAdvisor.ca ranked this hotel #9 out of 28 hotels in Halifax, with an average score of 4.5 out of 5, from 873 guest reviews.

Booking.com gave this property an average score of 8.8 out of 10, based on 181 guest reviews.


Guest Reviews
Rated by Guests
8.4 / out of 10
"Very Good"
Ranked by Guests
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16 / out of 26
hotels in Halifax

The average guest rating for BEST WESTERN PLUS Chocolate Lake Hotel is 8.4 out of 10 based on 5942 reviews from past guests. This average guest rating ranks BEST WESTERN PLUS Chocolate Lake Hotel at #16 out of 26 hotels in Halifax.

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Location
  • Halifax Shopping Centre (0.9 km)
  • Museum of Natural History (3.1 km)
  • Halifax Public Gardens (3.4 km)
  • St. Mary's University (3.5 km)
  • Mount Saint Vincent University (3.9 km)
Map Marker BEST WESTERN PLUS Chocolate Lake Hotel
20 Saint Margaret's Bay Road, Halifax, NS