The Commons Inn is located on West Street in Halifax, Nova Scotia. This hotel is centrally located 800m from the Halifax Common and 1.8km from the downtown Halifax city centre (distances: Google Maps).
This 100% non-smoking and non pet-friendly property has 40 rooms that are each equipped with a cable television, a clock radio, a telephone, and a three-piece ensuite with a shower. Bedding configurations at the hotel include rooms with two single beds or rooms with two doubles. Other options include either one queen bed or one double. Deluxe rooms and suites also include fridges, microwaves, and larger ensuites with full four-piece bathrooms.
This hotel offers free wireless Internet (in-room or in the lobby), free on-site parking, free continental breakfast, and free local phone calls. Also, children under 12-years old stay for free.
There is meeting space available for up to 30 people at this property and the hotel also features two roof-top patios.
This hotel is 1.9km from Spring Garden Road (Halifax Shopping area and Public Gardens), while the Citadel Hill National Historic Site is about 2.2km away. The Halifax Casino is 1.6km away, while the Halifax waterfront and boardwalk area is 2.5km from the hotel. Lastly, the Halifax International Airport (YHZ) is 35.1km from this property (distances: Google Maps).
Check in is at 3pm and check out time is at 11am.
Verified with a Front Desk Agent: no smoking rooms at the hotel, Internet is free and wireless, there is no restaurant on site but the property serves a free continental breakfast (call date: April 24th, 2012).
Most positive reviews for this hotel commented on the location, the friendly service, and the value received for the money spent.
Guests frequently praised the proximity of this hotel to Halifax area attractions, restaurants and shopping. A few other reviewers were also pleased that this hotel was in a quieter part of Halifax and "off the tourist trail".
Reviewers also found the customer service consistently friendly and helpful. Many guests said that they received excellent recommendations from the staff for places to eat and attractions to visit.
Guest reviews described the rooms as "charming" and "cozy". Many guests found their rooms to be clean and the beds to be comfortable.
Many guests felt that there were amenities or free services at the hotel that offered extra value. Free continental breakfast, in-room microwaves and fridges, free parking, and free wireless Internet were some of the examples guests mentioned. One guest reviewer who seemed to be familiar with hotels in the area said, "The cost is unbelievably cheaper than...the other hotels in Halifax."
There were few common complaints among reviews for this hotel, but many guests did express disappointment about the property not having an elevator. Many guests found climbing the stairs to the second floor of this hotel inconvenient while carrying their luggage.
A few guests also found cleanliness inconsistencies. One reviewer said that "cleaning was sometimes unsatisfactory" with respect to his/her room. Another guest said that the hotel had an "old house" smell, while another reviewer found fruit flies in the breakfast area. A few guests thought that the property was older and some guests recommended decor upgrades, increased sound-proofing, and/or new carpeting.
Lastly there were a couple peripheral concerns about the hotel. Some reviewers were not pleased with the neighbourhood surrounding the property as it appeared to be a bit downtrodden or unsafe. Occasionally a guest indicated that the breakfast selection was lacking.
ranked this hotel #23 of 29 properties in Halifax, from 50 reviews.
Booking.com gave this hotel an average score of 7.4 out of 10, based on 81 guest reviews.
Hotels.com gave this hotel an average score of 3.2 out of 5, from 9 reviews.
CanadianHotelGuide.com ranked this hotel #20 based on 24 properties in Halifax, from a score of 6.8 out of 10 based on 7 reviews.
Front Desk Agent: no smoking rooms at the hotel, Internet is free and wireless, there is no restaurant on site but the property serves a free continental breakfast (call date: April 24th, 2012).