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Courtyard Halifax Downtown

Courtyard Halifax Downtown is a 3 star hotel in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada 5120 Salter Street, Halifax, NS, Canada
Estimated Price
$127
CAD
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Nice views, friendly staff, near the water, but parking costs extra
Pros 
  • Several guests liked their rooms which were often described as clean and spacious
  • Numerous guests positively evaluated the staff who were described as friendly and efficient
  • Some guests indicated that they liked being near the waterfront
  • Free high speed Internet and free local calls
  • Many guests indicated that they liked the views from their rooms
Cons 
  • Some guests thought that the pool was small
  • Parking is by valet (no self-parking), and many guests disliked the $20 valet charge

Other Hotels in the Area
Four Points by Sheraton Halifax (0.1 km)
Radisson Suite Hotel Halifax (0.3 km)
Residence Inn Halifax Downtown (0.3 km)
The Halliburton (0.3 km)
Waverley Inn (0.4 km)
Cambridge Suites - Halifax (0.4 km)
Prince George Hotel (0.5 km)
The Westin Nova Scotian (0.5 km)
Delta Barrington (0.6 km)
Halifax Marriott Harbourfront Hotel (0.7 km)
Delta Halifax (0.7 km)
The Lord Nelson Hotel & Suites (0.8 km)

This Hotel is in...
Downtown Halifax

This Hotel is Near...
Dalhousie University (1.8 km)
Halifax Casino (0.9 km)
Halifax Metro Centre (0.6 km)
Halifax Public Gardens (0.9 km)
Halifax Shopping Centre (3.9 km)
Kejimkujik National Park (130.7 km)
Mic Mac Mall (4.6 km)
Mount Saint Vincent University (6.5 km)
Museum of Natural History (1.2 km)
QE2 Hospital (1.0 km)
St. Mary's University (1.5 km)

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Editor's Analysis
Updated on Mar 6, 2012
Overview
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.
The Good
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.

The Bad
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.
TripAdvisor.com 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.

Hotels.com guest ratings averaged to 4.6 points out of 10 and 100% recommended the property (14 reviews).


Editor's Analysis by Shane L.
Analyzed by Shane L.
With ample personal travel experience and years of professional hotel work experience, Shane is prepared and determined to help travelers find what they want when booking Canadian hotels.


Guest Reviews

9.0
Excellent

#2 out of 25
Guest Rating Explained
Rating: 9.0 / 10 Details

No. of guest reviews: 551
Guest Recommended: Yes
Guest Ranking Explained

Courtyard Halifax Downtown is #2 out of 25 hotels in Halifax ranked by the ratings provided by guests.
Guest Recommendations and Comments
Hotel review by guest is Positive
Vince from Ottawa, ON CA rated Courtyard Halifax Downtown 9 out of 10 on July 27, 2013 Verified Guest Hotel Review

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Hotel review by guest is Positive
Verified Guest from Markham, ON CA rated Courtyard Halifax Downtown 9 out of 10 on November 16, 2011 Verified Guest Hotel Review

"pub crawl mecca"
"Close to all of Halifax downtown view of the Harbour Fantastic Location"

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Hotel review by guest is Positive
Robert from Arvada, CO US rated Courtyard Halifax Downtown 10 out of 10 on April 27, 2011 Verified Guest Hotel Review

"fantastic location and value."
"This has to be the best place to stay in Halifax. Hotel feels like new. Staff is very helpful to tourists, and it is only a couple blocks from many restaurants and bars and shops, etc..."

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Hotel review by guest is Positive
Dean from Ottawa, ON CA rated Courtyard Halifax Downtown 8 out of 10 on September 28, 2010 Verified Guest Hotel Review

"very nice place, near of many services and good service"

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Hotel review by guest is Positive
Patricia from Omaha, NE US rated Courtyard Halifax Downtown 9 out of 10 on July 17, 2010 Verified Guest Hotel Review

"Our room was spacious and nicely appointed, the bed comfortable, the bathroom fresh and very clean, and a view of the wharf from our window -- what more could you ask for?"

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Hotel review by guest is Positive
Donald from Bellingham, WA US rated Courtyard Halifax Downtown 10 out of 10 on March 01, 2010 Verified Guest Hotel Review

"We had the unfortunate situation of unruly guests across the hall from our suite. They were partying well into the early hours of the morning. I called the front desk and management took immediate and resultant action that resolved the problem."

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Ray from Nappan, NS CA rated Courtyard Halifax Downtown 10 out of 10 on February 14, 2010 Verified Guest Hotel Review

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Fernando rated Courtyard Halifax Downtown 8 out of 10 on February 06, 2010 Verified Guest Hotel Review

"The breakfast buffet is too expensive for what you get.... had too wait for a while for coffee"

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Hotel review by guest is Positive
Verified Guest from Middle Sackville, NS CA rated Courtyard Halifax Downtown 10 out of 10 on December 19, 2009 Verified Guest Hotel Review

"There was a problem with the thermostat- it was cool in the room and the thermostat didn't appear to be working. We forgot to mention it when we checked out. People who worked at the hotel were friendly and very helpful."

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Yves from Sherbrooke, QC CA rated Courtyard Halifax Downtown 10 out of 10 on August 12, 2009 Verified Guest Hotel Review

"Excellent rate quality vs cost. Large room, all commodities. Highly secured parking garage."

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Hotel Address: 5120 Salter Street, Halifax, NS, Canada

Overview & Amenities


Courtyard Halifax Downtown

Amenities
  • Business Center
  • Room Service
  • High-speed Internet
  • Fitness Room/Gym
  • Restaurant
  • Parking
  • Swimming pool
  • Concierge
  • Valet Parking
  • Bar / Lounge
  • Elevator / Lift
  • 24 Hour Reception
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Air Conditioned
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Golf Course
  • Banquet Facilities
  • Conference Room(s)
  • Currency Exchange
  • Multilingual Staff
  • ATM / Cash Machine
  • Refrigerator
  • Cable / Satellite TV
  • In Room Movies
  • Connecting Rooms
  • Wake-up Service
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Coffee / Tea Maker
  • Hair Dryer
  • Complimentary Toiletries
  • TV
  • CD Player
  • Laundry service
  • Full-service catering
  • Jacuzzi
  • Spa & Wellness Centre
  • En suite
  • Private Bathroom
  • Private Toilet
  • Bathtub/Shower Combination
  • Grab bars in bathroom
  • Pool Indoor
  • Cots
  • Coffee Shop/Cafeteria
  • Ice Machine
  • Vending Machines
  • Express Check-In/Check-Out

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Nearby Cities
Dartmouth (4.8 km)
Bedford (8.8 km)
Fall River (17.1 km)
Enfield (24.9 km)
Porters Lake (25.2 km)

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