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Good value north Halifax hotel overlooking Bedford Basin with indoor pool & jacuzzi suites 

Pros
  • Free Wi-Fi (and wired Internet), free breakfast and free parking
  • Many reviewers praised the food served at the free breakfast
  • Many guests described their rooms as clean and comfortable
  • The staff were frequently complimented for their accommodating service
  • Several guests praised the views of the Bedford Basin from the property
  • A few reviewers thought that the room rates were reasonable
Cons
  • No on-site restaurant
  • A few guests found the rooms small
Freebies
Free Wi-Fi
Free Breakfast
Free Parking
Free Internet
Editor's Analysis
Updated Dec 30, 2014
Overview
This hotel sits along Highway 2 and overlooks the Bedford Basin. It is about a 15-minute drive northwest of downtown Halifax. Offering a free breakfast, an indoor pool and guest laundry, this property is well suited for guests travelling with children and looking to explore Halifax-area attractions by car.

Both smoking and non-smoking accommodations are available. All rooms include a flat screen TV, a mini-fridge, a microwave, a coffeemaker, an iron and ironing board, a hair dryer and air conditioning. Select suites also include a kitchenette, a jetted tub and/or a sofabed.

Free Wi-Fi is available throughout the hotel, while guest rooms include both free Wi-Fi and free wired Internet. Wheelchair-accessible rooms are available. Pets are permitted in select rooms for an additional fee of $10 per pet, per stay.

A free hot continental breakfast is served daily from 6:30 am to 9:30 am. 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 fitness centre, a 24-hour front desk, a business centre, safe deposit boxes, luggage storage and a guest laundry facility. There is also a furnished balcony with views of Bedford Basin.

Access to Highway 102 is about 4 minutes away by car. Downtown Halifax attractions, which are about 15 minutes away by car, include the Halifax Harbour waterfront boardwalk, the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic, the Halifax Citadel Historic Fort, Casino Nova Scotia and the Halifax Metro Centre arena. 

The Halifax International Airport (YHZ) is 23 minutes away by car, while Peggy’s Cove Lighthouse is a 50-minute drive away.

Verified by a front desk agent on May 19, 2014: All property details.
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The Good
Many guests indicated that they were pleasantly surprised by the quality of the accommodations and service at this hotel, among the reviews used for this analysis. Overall, the majority of guests were happy and gave great ratings.

The rooms were often described as clean and generally comfortable, while several reviewers added that their rooms were well decorated and well equipped with amenities like microwaves and mini-fridges. A couple of guests specifically mentioned that the beds were comfortable. A few reviewers found their rooms quiet, but some other guests did not (see below for more details).

Several guests praised the views of the Bedford Basin from their rooms, while a few other reviewers enjoyed viewing the water from the common veranda.

The staff were frequently complimented for their friendly and accommodating service. One guest said that the staff throughout the hotel were cheerful.

Many guests praised the food and selection at the free breakfast and one reviewer said that the breakfast included Canadian bacon, sausage and eggs, as well as the usual cereal, breads and muffins.

Several reviewers thought that the hotel was conveniently located for travellers planning to explore the area by car.

Several guests enjoyed the indoor pool, while a couple of reviewers appreciated that free Wi-Fi service was provided.
A few reviewers thought that the room rates were reasonable, while a couple of guests were happy that this hotel permitted pets.

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The Bad
There were a couple of minor and relatively infrequent concerns found for this hotel, among the reviews sourced for this editorial. As noted above, most guests were very happy with this hotel.

A few guests found the rooms and bathrooms small and somewhat cramped.

While a few guests found their rooms quiet, as mentioned above, one guest was disturbed by noise from neighbouring rooms and another reviewer heard traffic noise in his room.

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Sources
TripAdvisor.ca ranked this hotel #8 out of 29 hotels in Halifax, with an average score of 4.5 out of 5, from 93 reviews.

Booking.com gave this property an average score of 8.5 out of 10, based on 49 guest reviews.

The author called the hotel on May 19, 2014 to verify some information.
Editor's Analysis by Tammy B.
Analyzed by Tammy B.
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Guest Reviews
8.8
Very Good
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9 / out of 27
hotels in Halifax

Rated 8.8/10 based on 1035 reviews

Ranked #9 out of 27 hotels in Halifax

1035
Location
  • Mount Saint Vincent University (2.9 km)
  • Halifax Shopping Centre (6.1 km)
  • Museum of Natural History (8.1 km)
Map Marker Comfort Inn Halifax
560 Bedford Highway, Halifax, NS