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Residence Inn Halifax Downtown

Residence Inn Halifax Downtown is a 3 star hotel in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada 1599 Grafton Street, Halifax, NS, Canada
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All suites with full kitchens and rooftop patio in a prime downtown location

  • Free Wi-Fi (and wired Internet) and free breakfast
  • Many guests described their suites as clean and comfortable
  • Many reviewers praised the food at the free breakfast
  • The staff were frequently complimented for their friendly service
  • Many reviewers found the hotel well located for exploring the downtown area on foot
  • Several guests found the in-room kitchens well equipped
  • A few guests were disturbed in their rooms by noise from a neighbouring construction site

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Editor's Analysis
Updated on Jul 23, 2014
This all-suite hotel is situated in downtown Halifax and is within a 5-minute walk of several area attractions. Because each suite has a full kitchen, this hotel is well suited for guests in need of extended-stay accommodations in downtown Halifax.

All suites at this property are smoke free and are configured with separate bedroom, kitchen and living room areas. In-suite amenities include a full kitchen (a full-size fridge, a dishwasher, a microwave, a stove and dishes), a TV, an iron and ironing board, a sofabed, a hair dryer and individual climate control. Wheelchair-accessible rooms are available. Pets are permitted in select rooms for an additional fee of $100 per stay.

Free Wi-Fi is available throughout the hotel, while free wired Internet is available in guest rooms and in the on-site business centre.

A free hot buffet breakfast is served from 6:30 am to 9:30 am on weekdays and from 7 am to 10 am on weekends. This hotel does not have an on-site restaurant.

Self-parking is available on site for an additional fee of $19 per night. Other on-site amenities include a rooftop patio, a fitness centre, a business centre, meeting rooms, a 24-hour front desk, safe deposit boxes, luggage storage, a coin-operated laundry facility and dry cleaning service.

Within a 5-minute walk, guests will find Neptune Theatre, the Halifax Metro Centre, the Halifax Citadel Historic Fort, the Halifax waterfront boardwalk, Scotia Square Mall and the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic. Casino Nova Scotia is 12 minutes away on foot, while Pier 21 immigration museum is a 15-minute walk away.

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

Verified by a front desk agent on May 21, 2014: In-room amenities, wheelchair accessibility, pet policy, free Wi-Fi, dining details, parking details, recreational facilities and on-site amenities.
The Good
Among the reviews used for this analysis, most guests described very positive experiences at this hotel and several aspects of the property were praised.

The suites were often described as clean and generally comfortable, while a few reviewers said that the kitchens were well equipped and that the suites were spacious. Several guests specifically mentioned that the beds were comfortable.

The staff were frequently complimented for their friendly, accommodating and helpful service.

Many guests praised the food at the free breakfast.

Many reviewers found the hotel conveniently located in downtown Halifax and within walking distance of restaurants, bars and attractions.

A couple of guests mentioned that the free Wi-Fi service was fast and reliable.

The Bad
There were no significant and common concerns or complaints found for this hotel, among the reviews sourced for this editorial. However, it should be noted that this hotel does not have an on-site restaurant, although its downtown location means that several dining options are available within a short walk. ranked this hotel #10 out of 29 hotels in Halifax, with an average score of 4 out of 5, from 190 reviews. gave this hotel an average score of 4.5 out of 5, with 96% of 134 guests recommending the property.

The author called the hotel on May 21, 2014 to verify some information.
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Guest Reviews
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Rating: 8.8 / 10 Details

No. of guest reviews: 327
Guest Recommended: Yes
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Residence Inn Halifax Downtown is #7 out of 27 hotels in Halifax ranked by the ratings provided by guests.
Guest Recommendations and Comments
Hotel review by guest is Positive
Verified Guest from Newtown Square, PA US rated Residence Inn Halifax Downtown 9 out of 10 on September 19, 2011 Verified Guest Hotel Review

"Excellent quality in mediore neighorhood close to attraction"
"Good quiet location near the city center. Initial reception was excellent, person had a very good sense of pleasant low key humor. On check out a staff member was friendly and very helpful. The desk seemed a trifle off hand. The room was nice and quiet. Amenties were excellent to the usual standard that unfortunately one has come to expect from Marriott. The location was very good as could be gauged from proximity to the Citadel. After a long drive from Philadephia the hotel was a welcome place to stay and begin a very good holiday in Atlantic Canada."
Hotel review by guest is Positive
Brian from New Waterford, NS CA rated Residence Inn Halifax Downtown 8 out of 10 on July 28, 2011 Verified Guest Hotel Review
Hotel review by guest is Positive
Victor from Moncton, NB CA rated Residence Inn Halifax Downtown 9 out of 10 on April 24, 2011 Verified Guest Hotel Review

"Nice place to stay in Halifax!"
"The room was the best! We were walking distance to restaurants, the waterfront walking path, a shopping plaza, specialty stores, the Casino, etc... Excellent location."
Hotel review by guest is Positive
John from Ottawa, ON CA rated Residence Inn Halifax Downtown 10 out of 10 on March 14, 2011 Verified Guest Hotel Review

"Great Locale"
"This was an excellent place to stay for our purposes. It was within easy walking distance of all points of interest for our stay."
Hotel review by guest is Positive
Nicholas j from Dingwall, NS CA rated Residence Inn Halifax Downtown 8 out of 10 on March 06, 2011 Verified Guest Hotel Review
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Hotel review by guest is Positive
Sheryl from Victoria, BC US rated Residence Inn Halifax Downtown 8 out of 10 on August 21, 2006 Verified Guest Hotel Review
Hotel review by guest is Positive
Lynn from Alder Point, NS CA rated Residence Inn Halifax Downtown 9 out of 10 on October 04, 2005 Verified Guest Hotel Review

"great service and very comfortable rooms made our stay very pleasurable. thanks"


  • Business Center
  • High-speed Internet
  • Fitness Room/Gym
  • Parking
  • Pet Friendly
  • Disabled Access
  • Elevator / Lift
  • 24 Hour Reception
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Babysitting / Child Services
  • Air Conditioned
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Currency Exchange
  • Safe-Deposit Box
  • ATM / Cash Machine
  • Refrigerator
  • Cable / Satellite TV
  • Secretarial Service
  • In Room Movies
  • Wake-up Service
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Kitchenette
  • Coffee / Tea Maker
  • Microwave
  • Hair Dryer
  • Complimentary Toiletries
  • TV
  • CD Player
  • Laundry service
  • Photocopier
  • Desk
  • Courier
  • Full-service catering
  • Disabled Accessible Rooms
  • Internet Connection (wireless)
  • Shower
  • En suite
  • Private Bathroom
  • Private Toilet
  • Bathtub/Shower Combination
  • Grab bars in bathroom
  • Coffee Shop/Cafeteria
  • Picnic Area/Tables
  • Luggage Storage
  • Vending Machines
  • Family Room
  • Express Check-In/Check-Out
  • Self Laundry
  • Pillow Top Mattress
  • Bedding/Pillow Choices

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Very Good

#7 out of 27 hotels in Halifax city based on 327 guest reviews

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