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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
  • Many guests described their rooms as clean and comfortable with pretty views
  • Many guests enjoyed the warm, hard-working and friendly staff
  • 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 as excellent overall by reviewers
  • Guests found the location convenient to highways, town and a nearby hospital
Cons
  • Occasionally guests found the free breakfast room crowded
Freebies
Free Wi-Fi
Free Breakfast
Free Parking
Free Internet
Editor's Analysis
Updated Oct 20, 2015
Overview
This hotel overlooks Chocolate Lake and is about a 10-minute drive from downtown Halifax. Offering an on-site pool, hot tub and restaurant, this property is well suited for guests looking to access dining and recreation on site. This hotel is also well located for guests who prefer to stay outside the downtown area and are looking to explore the area by car.

All 142 rooms are smoke free and 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 individual climate control. Rooms are furnished with 1 or 2 queen beds or 1 king bed. Room extras include a view of Chocolate Lake, a microwave, a mini-kitchen (mini-fridge, microwave, sink, dishes), a sofabed, a dinette table, a separate bedroom and living room and a fireplace. Wheelchair-accessible rooms and drive-up rooms are also available

Free outdoor parking is available on site. Pets are welcome in select rooms at no additional fee.

A free hot breakfast buffet is served daily from 6:30 am to 10 am. The Lakeside Grill restaurant, with outdoor patio, serves lunch and dinner. Room service is also available. The Armview Restaurant and Lounge is a 7-minute walk from the hotel.

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

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. The Halifax International Airport (YHZ) is 27 minutes away by car, with no traffic. (All driving time estimates: Google Maps)

Confirmed with the front desk on October 20, 2015: the restaurant provides room service, the breakfast hours, no pet fees, the hotel has a games room, a fitness centre, hot tub and indoor saltwater pool
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The Good
Most guests described very enjoyable stays at this hotel, among the reviews sourced for this editorial, and several aspects of the property were complimented often.

The rooms were frequently described as clean and comfortable, while many guests praised the views of Chocolate Lake from their rooms. A few guests specifically mentioned that the beds were comfortable, while a couple of reviewers said that their rooms were well equipped with amenities like a microwave (available in some rooms), coffeemaker and mini-fridge.

The front desk agents were frequently complimented for their friendly and accommodating service. A couple of guests appreciated that the hotel was pet friendly and were impressed that their dogs were given treats at check-in.

Many guests appreciated the free breakfast and said that there was an ample selection of food. However, there were a couple of complaints about the breakfast area (see below for more details). 

Several reviewers mentioned that this hotel was located outside the downtown area, but was still within a short drive of area attractions.

Several guests thought that the room rates were reasonable. A couple of reviewers said that they enjoyed the indoor pool and hot tub.
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The Bad
There were only a couple of minor concerns found for this hotel, among the reviews sourced for this editorial.

A few guests mentioned that there was limited parking in the lot in front of the hotel, especially if there was a wedding at the hotel. However, a couple of guests mentioned that there was additional parking behind the hotel.

A couple of reviewers complained about waiting for a table at the free breakfast in the morning, and that it was crowded at times.
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Sources
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.


Editor's Analysis by Tammy B.
Analyzed by Tammy B.
Writing chose Tammy from the moment she could hold a pencil. The stories may have changed through the years, from creative fiction to television news reporting, but Tammy's passion for words (and fondness for pencils) continues on.
Guest Reviews
8.7
Very Good
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13 / out of 27
hotels in Halifax

Rated 8.7/10 based on 4616 reviews

Ranked #13 out of 27 hotels in Halifax

4616
Location
  • Halifax Shopping Centre (0.9 km)
  • Dalhousie University (2.7 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