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Well-liked and pet-friendly budget hotel in west Halifax with indoor pool & free breakfast

Pros
  • Free Wi-Fi, free breakfast and free parking
  • Guests found the staff exceptional at this hotel
  • Several guests described their rooms as clean and comfortable
  • Some guests thought the hotel provided good value
  • Guests found good dining options in walking distance
Cons
  • A couple of guests said that the dining area for the free breakfast was small
Freebies
Free Wi-Fi
Free Breakfast
Free Parking
Editor's Analysis
Updated Dec 30, 2014
Overview
The Coastal Inn Halifax (formerly Lakeview Inn & Suites) is situated in the Bayers Lake Industrial Park, among shops, restaurants and businesses. Offering a business centre and meeting space, this property is well suited for business guests. Downtown Halifax is about a 20-minute drive away, therefore, it is advisable for guests looking to explore Halifax-area attractions to have their own vehicle.

All rooms are smoke free and include free Wi-Fi (available throughout the hotel), a flat screen TV, a Keurig coffeemaker, a mini-fridge, a microwave, an iron and ironing board, a hair dryer and individual climate control. Select suites and rooms also include a sofabed. 

Wheelchair-accessible rooms are available. Pets under 50 lbs are permitted in rooms on the first and second floors for an additional fee of $10 per pet, per night. Guests travelling with their pets are also required to pay a $200 refundable damage deposit.

A free continental breakfast is served from 6 am to 9:30 am on weekdays and from 7 am to 10:30 am on weekends. This hotel does not have an on-site restaurant.

Free outdoor parking is available on site. Other on-site amenities include an indoor pool, a small fitness centre, a guest laundry facility, a business centre, meeting/event space and a 24-hour front desk.

The Halifax Shopping Centre is about 12 minutes away by car, while downtown attractions are accessible within a 20-minute drive. Downtown attractions include the waterfront, Casino Nova Scotia, the Halifax Citadel Historic Fort, the Alexander Keith's Brewery and the Halifax Metro Centre arena.

Peggy's Cove Lighthouse is about 45 minutes away by car, while the Halifax International Airport (YHZ) is about a 30-minute drive away. (All driving time estimates: Google Maps)

Verified by a front desk agent on May 16, 2014: In-room amenities, wheelchair accessibility, pet policy, free Wi-Fi, dining details, parking details and on-site amenities (pool, hot tub, business centre, meeting space).
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The Good
There were few recent reviews available for this property, due to the change in ownership to Coastal Inns. However, the majority of these reviews were positive.

However, several guests agreed that their rooms were clean, while a few reviewers added that their rooms were spacious and quiet.

The staff were complimented for their friendly service by several guests.

A couple of reviewers enjoyed the pool and appreciated that it was open early in the morning and late in the evening.

A few reviewers appreciated that the breakfast was included in the room rate, and mentioned enjoying it.
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The Bad
As mentioned above, there were few reviews available for this hotel at the time of publication. However, a couple of guests mentioned that the dining area for the free breakfast was too small. One reviewer thought that there was a limited selection of food at the free breakfast, although another reviewer enjoyed the selection.
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Sources
TripAdvisor.ca ranked this hotel #27 out of 29 hotels in Halifax, with an average score of 4 out of 5, from 5 reviews.

Booking.com gave this property an average score of 8.7 out of 10, based on 13 guest reviews.

The author called the hotel on May 16, 2014 to verify some information.
Editor's Analysis by Tammy B.
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Guest Reviews
8.8
Very Good
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8 / out of 27
hotels in Halifax

Rated 8.8/10 based on 556 reviews

Ranked #8 out of 27 hotels in Halifax

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Location
  • Halifax Shopping Centre (3.9 km)
  • Mount Saint Vincent University (4.3 km)
  • Museum of Natural History (6.5 km)
Map Marker Coastal Inn Halifax
98 Chain Lake Drive, Halifax, NS