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Offers hospitable luxury in a prime downtown location, near dining and nightlife

Pros
  • Free Wi-Fi and wired Internet
  • Many guests described their rooms as clean and well appointed
  • The staff were frequently complimented for their friendly and attentive service
  • Several guests enjoyed the food at the on-site restaurant
  • Many reviewers praised the downtown location
  • A couple of reviewers appreciated the indoor pool area
Cons
  • Self-parking costs $22 per night, valet parking is $30 per night
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Editor's Analysis
Updated Jul 23, 2014
Overview
This hotel is centrally located in downtown Halifax is within walking distance of many downtown attractions. Well suited for guests who prefer more upscale amenities and services, this property offers suites with DVD players and iPod docks, free shoe-shine service, same-day dry cleaning, plus an indoor pool, hot tub and sauna.

All rooms are smoke free and include a TV with pay-per-view movies, a desk, a coffeemaker, a separate vanity, an iron and ironing board, a hair dryer, free newspapers delivered to guest rooms and individual climate control. Suites at this property offer more spacious accommodations and also include a mini-fridge, bathrobes and iPod docks. Select suites also include a jetted tub.

Crown Service rooms also include bathrobes, an iPod dock, a DVD player, upgraded bath amenities, turn-down service and a free continental breakfast in the Crown Floor Lounge.

Free Wi-Fi is available throughout the hotel, while free wired Internet is available in guest rooms and in the on-site business centre. Wheelchair-accessible rooms are available. Pets are permitted in select rooms for an additional fee of $25 per stay.

The on-site Gio Restaurant serves breakfast, lunch, dinner and Sunday brunch. In-room dining is available daily from 6:30 am to 11 pm. Packed breakfasts and lunches are also available. 

This hotel offers the following recreational facilities: an indoor pool, hot tub, sauna and fitness centre. 

Indoor parking is available on site for an additional fee of $22 per night, while valet service is available for $30 per night. Town car service to and from the airport is available for an additional fee of $59 each way. 

Other on-site amenities include an outdoor patio area, meeting and event space (including catering services), free shoe-shine service, same-day dry cleaning service, a business centre, safe deposit boxes, concierge service and luggage storage.

Within a 6-minute walk, guests will find many downtown attractions, shops, restaurants and bars, including the Halifax Citadel Historic Fort, the Halifax Metro Centre arena, the Halifax Convention Centre, Neptune Theatre, the waterfront boardwalk, the ferry to Dartmouth, shops on Spring Garden Road and the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia. Casino Nova Scotia is about 11 minutes away on foot.

The McKay Bridge to Dartmouth and Highway 111 are both 10 minutes away by car, while the Halifax International Airport (YHZ) is a 30-minute drive away. (All walking and driving time estimates: Google Maps)

Verified by a front desk agent on May 21, 2014: Free Wi-Fi, parking details, in-room amenities, wheelchair accessibility, pet policy, on-site dining details, recreational facilities and on-site amenities.
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The Good
This hotel received glowing reviews from guests, among the reviews used for this analysis.

The rooms were often described as clean, generally comfortable and well appointed, while a few guests mentioned that their rooms were well equipped with amenities. A couple of guests found the beds comfortable.

The staff were frequently complimented for their attentive and friendly service. Staff were said to be efficient and responsive.

Many reviewers found the hotel well located for walking to downtown attractions, bars, shops and business offices.

Several guests praised the food served at the on-site restaurant and a couple of reviewers particularly enjoyed the breakfast buffet. A couple of other guests praised the free breakfast served at the Crown Floor Lounge.

A couple of reviewers appreciated the indoor pool area.
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The Bad
There were no common concerns or complaints found for this hotel, among the reviews sourced for this editorial. However, one guest thought that the prices for on-site parking were to expensive ($22 per night for self-parking and $30 per night for valet parking).
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TripAdvisor.ca ranked this hotel #3 out of 29 hotels in Halifax, with an average score of 4.5 out of 5, from 676 reviews.

Expedia.ca gave this property an average score of 4.5 out of 5, with 95% of 366 guests recommending the property.

The author called the hotel on May 21, 2014 to verify some information.
Editor's Analysis by Tammy B.
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Guest Reviews
9.0
Excellent

Rated 9.0/10 based on 903 reviews

Ranked #3 out of 1 hotels in Halifax


8 out of 10 | Kimberlee stayed November 20, 2010

"Nice place but....."

"being so so close to a bar, all I could hear was the thumping coming from across the street until nearly 3 am."

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10 out of 10 | Helen stayed July 15, 2010

"An exemplary hotel"

"Customer care is outstanding and there is a wonderful concierge sevice. The location is central, but quiet and the hotel is classic, stylish and very comfortable."

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9 out of 10 | Judith stayed July 15, 2010

"Quiet comfort downtown."

"I had a comfortable, spacious and luxurious room in the Prince George. The location is central but quiet and the staff were extremely friendly and helpful. Breakfast was excellent and the food and service in Gio's was superb."

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9 out of 10 | Verified Guest stayed June 09, 2010

"I stay at the Prince George whenever I'm in Halifax"

"Nice size, i.e., not too big a hotel, great location, attentive service. Direct connection to the convention centre which is very handy given Halifax weather."

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9 out of 10 | David stayed May 18, 2006

"Wonderful bed and bedding, just like home!"

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7 out of 10 | Chester stayed September 01, 2005

"My wife cut her foot on broken glass that was left on the floor,however her tetanus shot was up to date and no sign of flesh eating disease yet.regards"

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8 out of 10 | George stayed April 27, 2005

"with the construction outside it was difficult for your staff in regard to access to front door. When I arrived there was no ice bucket in my room ,however this small item was looked after very quickly by staff, accompanied by a personal note which was a nice touch thankx George"

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4 out of 10 | Chris stayed December 05, 2004

"I had to wait for my room for over 2 hours. We were told twice that it would only be a few more minutes. I was very dissapointed. When we finally got in the room, they sent us a bottle of wine and two pieces of cake to apologize for the wait. The cake was delivered with out forks. No problem, for the staff member said she would return with two forks. Needless to say she did not return with the forks and this added to the poor service. Also of note was the fact that I could not contact the front desk from my room. The phone was not working."

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10 out of 10 | Steven stayed August 22, 2004

"It looked like it was going to rain. The concierge would not let me go out without an umbrella, so he got me one to use. He certainly went the extra mile by showing he cared."

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Location
Map Marker Prince George Hotel
1725 Market Street, Halifax, NS