The Courtyard by Marriott Halifax Downtown hotel is located on the south side of Salter Street and west of Lower Water street in downtown Halifax, Nova Scotia. The hotel should not be confused with the Halifax Marriott Harbourfront hotel located about 700m to the north on Upper Water Street.
The Courtyard by Marriott is located close to several tourist attractions and major Halifax destinations. The Maritime Museum of the Atlantic is about 290m away and both the Halifax Citadel and Halifax Common are within 2km of the property. Dalhousie University and St. Mary's University are within 3km of the hotel's main entrance (all distances: Google Maps).
Hotel facilities include a fireside lounge, a restaurant, a 24-hour fitness centre, four meeting rooms, and an indoor heated pool. Parking at the hotel is valet only and costs $20.
There are 120 guest rooms at the hotel and five suites with the large majority of the units offering views of the nearby harbour. Common amenities include spacious work desks, CD players, mini-fridges, free high speed Internet, and free local calls.
Bedding options are either one king bed and a sofa bed or two queens. Regardless of room category, the hotel is non-smoking.
Check in time at this non-pet friendly hotel is 3pm while check out time is noon.
Most of the guests who reviewed this hotel were happy or satisfied with the property. Numerous guests expressed an approval for their rooms, the staff of the hotel, and the location. There were also peripheral compliments regarding the hotel's atmosphere.
The guests who liked their rooms issued a diverse range of compliments. Several guests thought their rooms were clean with almost no offsetting guest complaints about dirtiness. Many guests also said that their beds were comfortable while some said that their rooms were "spacious." The views from the rooms were typically well liked and many guests indicated that the views of the harbour were "nice."
The hotel staff were practically unscathed in guest reviews. The employees were often described as congenial with some guests commenting on their efficiency as well. These guests indicated that their check in was smooth and fast.
The location of the hotel was called "great" by more than one guest while another guest said it was "awesome." Guests that were less general mentioned that they liked being close to restaurants and to the waterfront boardwalk on the east side of downtown Halifax.
In regard to the atmosphere, noise complaints were infrequent and multiple guests stated that they found the property quiet.
Guests who stayed at this hotel were typically satisfied however there were some areas that some guests felt needed improvement.
For example, some guests were not satisfied with the size of the pool as multiple guests called it "small." Other guests felt as though their room rate was high enough that it should have included free breakfast.
A somewhat similar point was made by many guests about the parking situation at the hotel, the area that received the most complaints. Guests who complained about parking usually were upset that there was a mandatory valet service at the hotel as opposed to cheaper self parking. The cost for the valet service was $20 and multiple guests felt it was a substantial add-on cost.
ranked the hotel 4th of 30 Halifax properties and the site had 114 reviews.
Priceline.com guest ratings averaged to 8.8 points out of 10 and the hotel ranked 14th of 26 Halifax properties.
guest ratings averaged to 4.6 points out of 10 and 100% recommended the property (14 reviews).