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Quality Inn & Suites Bayer's Lake

Quality Inn & Suites Bayer's Lake is a 3 star hotel in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada 980 Parkland Drive, Halifax, NS, Canada
Estimated Price
$127
CAD
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Clean and comfortable rooms with an on-site pool and waterslide
Pros 
  • Free parking, free Internet, free daily newspapers, free local calls, free hot beverages, and free continental breakfast
  • Most guests found their rooms to be clean and comfortable
  • Most guests found the staff to be friendly and efficient
  • The property has a salon and spa on site
  • Hotel amenities include a waterslide and an indoor pool
Cons 
  • A few guests were disturbed in their rooms by outside noise
  • A couple of guests found the hotel inconvenient for travel to downtown Halifax
  • A couple of guests found the breakfast selection poor

Other Hotels in the Area
Holiday Inn Express Halifax Bedford (0.2 km)
Wedgewood Motel Halifax (1.3 km)
Comfort Inn Halifax (1.8 km)
Howard Johnson Bluenose Inn and Suites (2.2 km)
Future Inns Halifax (2.5 km)
Ascendence Harbourside Mansion Bed & Breakfast Halifax (2.5 km)
Esquire Motel (2.9 km)
Travelers Motel (2.9 km)
Lakeview Inn & Suites Halifax (5.1 km)
Comfort Hotel Bayer's Lake (5.2 km)
Burnside Hotel (5.6 km)
Comfort Inn Dartmouth (6.2 km)

This Hotel is Near...
Halifax Shopping Centre (5.9 km)
Kejimkujik National Park (123.3 km)
Mount Saint Vincent University (2.9 km)
Museum of Natural History (8.3 km)

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Editor's Analysis
Updated on Apr 27, 2012
Overview
The Quality Inn and Suites Bayer's Lake is located on Parkland Drive, 5.9km from the Bayer's Lake Business Park, and can be accessed via the Bicentennial Highway.

This hotel has 113 rooms and is 100% smoke-free. The property is pet-friendly (no fee) however pets are not permitted to be left alone in the guest rooms. 

All rooms are equipped with 37" LCD televisions, wet bars, mini-fridges and microwaves. The Deluxe Guest rooms at this hotel are furnished with two queen sized beds. Executive suites include large desks and sitting areas separated from the bedrooms by French doors. Business rooms are each furnished with one queen bed or one king sized bed and a sofa. The Halifax Suite includes a separate living room with a second television, a larger bathroom with a separate shower and a large jet tub. 

Guests have access to free outdoor parking, free wired and wireless Internet, free daily newspapers, free local calls, complimentary hot beverages (offered 24 hours), and a complimentary continental breakfast (served from 6:30am - 10:30am). 

Amenities located on site include an indoor heated pool, a waterslide, a fitness centre (with strength training and cardio equipment), a business centre, an arcade, coin operated washers and dryers, and same day dry cleaning (extra charges apply).

This hotel also provides meeting and conference space with full audio-visual, catering, and communications services. The Embrace Spa is located within this property, adjacent to the lobby, and offers salon and spa services.

The nearby Exhibition Park is 10.3km from this hotel, while Halifax city centre is about 10.7km away. The Peggy's Cove attraction is further away at about a distance of 45.0km from the property (distances: Google Maps).

Verified by a Front Desk Agent on April 18th, 2012: pet-friendly, pets stay free but pets are not permitted to be left alone in the room. Also verified that free in-room Internet includes options for either wired or wireless service. The Wifi is also available in the lobby.
The Good
Room cleanliness and customer service were the most praised aspects of this hotel.

Guests found the hotel staff friendly and helpful. Several guests commented on the quick and efficient check-in process, while other guests were impressed with the staff recommendations for nearby activities and restaurants. One guest said the staff were "excellent to deal with" and another happy reviewer felt the staff went above and beyond when they ensured that an item that was left at the hotel was returned.

Of the reviews sourced for this analysis, almost every guest mentioned room cleanliness and a few reviewers described their rooms as "spotless". Reviewers also thought that the beds were comfortable and that the rooms were well appointed. Families who stayed in the suites at this hotel found the separate living area and second television to be value added features.

Both the waterslide and the pool were mentioned by families who stayed at this hotel as a good feature for entertaining their children.

Other positive reviews mentioned that the location of the hotel provided easy access to highways and several nearby restaurants. The continental breakfast received mixed reviews however, several guests described the dining area as spacious, bright, and comfortable.

The Bad
Negative reviews were rare, but present, for this hotel. Guests seemed most concerned about noise permeating the rooms.

Several guests described hearing noise from the hallways or other rooms. A couple guests found that many families and sports teams stayed at this hotel and that created some noise disturbances from children in the halls. One guest was disturbed by the sound of a running toilet in an adjacent room and another guest found the in-room heater noisy.

A couple guests found the hotel located too far from downtown Halifax, while a couple other reviewers were unhappy with the variety offered at the continental breakfast.

The pool area received some complaints as one reviewer thought it needed some upgrades and another guest, who was more specific, said the emergency phone did not work.
TripAdvisor.com ranked this hotel #20 out of 29 properties in Bayer's Lake, from 43 guest reviews.

CanadianHotelGuide.com gave this hotel an average score of 6.9 out of 10, based on 11 reviews.

Hotels.com gave this hotel a score of 4.3 out of 5, from 7 reviews.

Expedia.ca gave this hotel an average score of 4.5 out of 5.0 with 100% of 4 guests recommending the property.

Front Desk Agent on April 18th, 2012: pet-friendly, pets stay free but pets are not permitted to be left alone in the room. Also verified that free in-room Internet includes options for either wired or wireless service. The Wifi is also available in the lobby.
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Guest Reviews

7.8
Good

#22 out of 26
Guest Rating Explained
Rating: 7.8 / 10 Details

No. of guest reviews: 143
Guest Recommended: Yes
Guest Ranking Explained

Quality Inn & Suites Bayer's Lake is #22 out of 26 hotels in Halifax ranked by the ratings provided by guests.
Guest Recommendations and Comments
Hotel review by guest is Positive
Carole from Dominion, NS CA rated Quality Inn & Suites Bayer's Lake 10 out of 10 on January 19, 2014 Verified Guest Hotel Review

"I like the location , it is close to everything I require on my trips there. I think anyone that has pets should be located all in the same wing of the hotel."
Hotel review by guest is Positive
Elke from Rr2 Mill Village, NS CA rated Quality Inn & Suites Bayer's Lake 7 out of 10 on April 14, 2013 Verified Guest Hotel Review

"WHERE is this hotel?"
"We had trouble finding this location - it's in Clayton Park/Bedford, not Bayers Lake, as the hotel name suggests. If we'd known that, we'd have booked elsewhere. I even emailed the hotel after online booking to make sure it was at Bayers Lake or near the Business Park, and 2 email replies from the hotel assured me it was, even though the location map stated otherwise. So a long unexpected detour and then unfamiliar drives to our destinations downtown. The day staff were completely unresponsive to this issue when we checked in. However, when I spoke to the night manager later, he did acknowledge the problem and apologized on the hotel's behalf. This mis-naming is the fault of the chain, not the hotel staff. I strongly suggest a change. The room was very comfortable and clean, although the layout was terrible - one large nightstand and barely room to get around the other side of the king-sized bed, which was up against the air conditioner/heating unit. The pool opens early (5:30 am) which is a plus. The breakfast was plentiful and the staff there were very good. Parking space may be at a premium when the hotel is full. A comfortable stay, and no complaints once we got over the location issue."
Hotel review by guest is Positive
Paula from Barrington, NS CA rated Quality Inn & Suites Bayer's Lake 8 out of 10 on November 30, 2012 Verified Guest Hotel Review
Hotel review by guest is Positive
Mark from Shelburne, NS CA rated Quality Inn & Suites Bayer's Lake 9 out of 10 on October 18, 2011 Verified Guest Hotel Review
Hotel review by guest is Positive
Kurt from Dieppe, NB CA rated Quality Inn & Suites Bayer's Lake 8 out of 10 on September 11, 2011 Verified Guest Hotel Review
Hotel review by guest is Positive
Heather from Ashton, ON CA rated Quality Inn & Suites Bayer's Lake 9 out of 10 on April 13, 2011 Verified Guest Hotel Review

"Extra night discount and breakfast variety."
"We had a running toilet in the next room the first night, the staff was fast at finding the problem and correcting it the next day. The only thing that would have been nice is a discount for the extra night we needed to stay for the inconvenience of not sleeping the first night's stay. A more variety of foods would be great at breakfast, maybe some muffins or pastries of some kind would be nice."
Hotel review by guest is Negative
Verified Guest from Bridgetown, NS CA rated Quality Inn & Suites Bayer's Lake 3 out of 10 on March 15, 2011 Verified Guest Hotel Review
Hotel review by guest is Positive
Verified Guest from Barrington, NS CA rated Quality Inn & Suites Bayer's Lake 7 out of 10 on July 25, 2010 Verified Guest Hotel Review

"The pool wasn't deep enough and the breakfast was poor with very little to choose from. Also the cleaners come knocking to early."
Hotel review by guest is Positive
Kevin from D, NS CA rated Quality Inn & Suites Bayer's Lake 5 out of 10 on March 14, 2010 Verified Guest Hotel Review

"For the price, I deserved better"
"if you have kids and don't mind noise, it was fine. However, my husband and I made several calls to the desk between the hours of 11pm and 1 am because children were running up and down hallways banging on doors, banging the fire exit doors, etc. Seemed the staff didn't really care. when I pay as much as i did per night, I expect quiet time past 11 pm to be enforced."
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Hotel review by guest is Positive
Verified Guest from Sydney, NS CA rated Quality Inn & Suites Bayer's Lake 10 out of 10 on October 18, 2009 Verified Guest Hotel Review
Hotel review by guest is Positive
Debbie from London, GB rated Quality Inn & Suites Bayer's Lake 9 out of 10 on September 25, 2009 Verified Guest Hotel Review
Hotel review by guest is Positive
Lynn from Shelb. Co., NS CA rated Quality Inn & Suites Bayer's Lake 9 out of 10 on October 22, 2006 Verified Guest Hotel Review

"The kids really enjoyed the water slide. I will definately stay at this hotel again ."
Hotel review by guest is Positive
Marilyn from Oakville, ON CA rated Quality Inn & Suites Bayer's Lake 8 out of 10 on July 10, 2006 Verified Guest Hotel Review

"Overall everything was very good and I would have no hesitation in booking a future stay. Think you shoud have a better arrangement in the breakfast room with regard to your waste bins. There should be one clearly marked for all the recycleable material, which seemed to go into the general garbage bin!"
Hotel review by guest is Positive
Gary from Waterloo, ON CA rated Quality Inn & Suites Bayer's Lake 10 out of 10 on July 04, 2006 Verified Guest Hotel Review

"front desk people were friendly and helpful breakfast was excellent great hotel for price easy to find from the airport highly recommend this hotel!"

Hotel Address: 980 Parkland Drive, Halifax, NS, Canada

Overview & Amenities


Quality Inn & Suites Bayer's Lake

Amenities
  • Business Center
  • High-speed Internet
  • Fitness Room/Gym
  • Parking
  • Swimming pool
  • Pet Friendly
  • Massage / Beauty Centre
  • Elevator / Lift
  • 24 Hour Reception
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Air Conditioned
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Banquet Facilities
  • Safe-Deposit Box
  • Refrigerator
  • Cable / Satellite TV
  • In Room Movies
  • Wake-up Service
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Kitchenette
  • Coffee / Tea Maker
  • Microwave
  • Hair Dryer
  • TV
  • Laundry service
  • Spa bath / Jacuzzi
  • Shops
  • Photocopier
  • Desk
  • Full-service catering
  • Custom event planning available
  • Jacuzzi
  • Massage
  • Spa & Wellness Centre
  • Body Treatments
  • Internet Connection (wireless)
  • En suite
  • Private Bathroom
  • Private Toilet
  • Pool Indoor
  • Games Available
  • Designated Smoking Area
  • Shops in Hotel
  • Vending Machines
  • Express Check-In/Check-Out
  • Self Laundry
  • Free Parking

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Other Hotels
in Nova Scotia by Quality

Quality Inn Dartmouth (16.2 km)
Quality Inn Halifax Airport (38.6 km)
Quality Inn - Sydney (502.9 km)

Nearby Cities
Dartmouth (4.8 km)
Bedford (9.0 km)
Fall River (17.2 km)
Enfield (25.0 km)
Porters Lake (25.0 km)

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