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Coastal Inn Dartmouth

7.6 | Good | #7 out of 9 hotels in Dartmouth

Well-liked Dartmouth budget hotel offers comfy rooms with kitchenettes and free breakfast

  • Free amenities: Wi-Fi, breakfast, parking, pet stays, local calls
  • Many guests described their rooms as clean and spacious
  • Many reviewers found their in-room kitchenettes to be well equipped
  • Location was very convenient for highway or public transit travel, to Dartmouth and Halifax destinations
  • Wi-Fi worked well at this hotel, according to reviews
  • The staff were very kind and helpful said guests
  • Good value at this hotel, according to many reviewers
  • Occasionally guests said the breakfast was too basic
  • Some guests found the hotel to smell like stale smoke
Free Wi-Fi
Free Breakfast
Free Parking
Editor's Review
Updated Sep 6, 2015
The Coastal Inn Concorde is situated in northeast Dartmouth, a 6-minute drive from downtown and 2 minutes from the Circumferential Highway (Hwy 111), a major thoroughfare in Dartmouth. It is well suited to guests looking for kitchenettes and spacious accommodation at less expensive room rates, and for travellers looking to explore the Halifax-Dartmouth area by car.

This hotel offers 56 smoke-free rooms and suites. Common room amenities include free Wi-Fi, free local calls, cable TV, a coffeemaker, a kitchen (stove top, oven, mini-fridge, microwave, cookware, dinnerware), or kitchenette (no oven), a desk, an iron and ironing board, a hair dryer and air conditioning. Rooms are furnished with 2 double beds, 1 queen bed or 1 king bed. Room extras include a separate living space, a sofabed, a fireplace, a sauna and a double jacuzzi.

Free parking is available on site. Pets are allowed at no extra charge in first floor rooms only.

A free, basic continental breakfast is served daily from 6 am to 10 am.

Other on-site amenities include a fitness centre, a business centre, a guest laundry, fax and photocopy service, free newspapers, dry cleaning services, an elevator and meeting rooms.

The Burnside Industrial Park is an 8-minute drive away, while Dartmouth Crossing (big box shopping complex and movie theatre) is 9 minutes away by car. Mic Mac Mall is a 6-minute drive away. Downtown Dartmouth, which features Alderney Landing (art gallery, theatre, farmer's market and Halifax-Dartmouth ferry terminal), nightlife and restaurants, is about a 6-minute drive away. 

Downtown Halifax is 10 minutes away by car and features the waterfront area, the Halifax Citadel Historic Site and the Casino Nova Scotia (table games, slots, and live entertainment). The Halifax Stanfield International Airport (YHZ) is 20 minutes away by car. (All driving time estimates: Google Maps)

Confirmed with the front desk on September 4, 2015: pets are allowed for free on first floor rooms only, the honeymoon suite has a double jacuzzi and sauna, some rooms have a working oven with stove top and others have the stove top only, breakfast is available daily from 6 am to 10 am.
The Good
Many guests liked this hotel and thought it was a great find for value and friendliness.

Guest reviewers typically found the rooms comfortable. They described their rooms as clean and spacious with comfortable beds and nice views. The kitchenettes were a welcome addition for guests as well.

Guests enjoyed genial service at the hotel from the front desk agents. One guest put it well, "As we got there we were treated as [though we had] been there before. [We were] very impressed with staff." The staff also provided knowledgeable help on how to get to local sights, according to more than one guest.

Guests found the location convenient. Reviewers mentioned accessing Highway 111, the McKay Bridge, the Angus MacDonald bridge, the ferry and the Burnside Industrial Park by car. One guest also mentioned that the hotel had convenient public transit access to Halifax, with a bus stop right outside the hotel.

Several guests were pleased with the food at the free breakfast, and a few guests said that the dining area was clean and spacious.

Many guests felt the hotel offered good value and affordable pricing. Adding value to the stay, according to guests, were the free breakfast, free parking and the kitchenettes making each room like a small apartment with "everything one needed".
The Bad
Guests who left negative reviews were in the minority, in the reviews read for this report, and criticisms of the hotel usually centred on a few themes.

Guests who paid mid-range rates and not budget rates were generally more critical of the hotel and pointed to its areas of weakness. Some guests found the hotel to have poor ventilation and to smell like stale smoke, both in the hallways and in some of the rooms.

Also the basic continental breakfast that was liked by many guests, was judged to be too basic by some guests. Some were more critical and said the breads were stale.

The hotel was older and somewhat dated and guests also said the area immediately surrounding the hotel was not very attractive to the eye.

Show Sources
Sources gave this hotel an average score of 3.7 out of 5 with 75% of 170 guests recommending the property. ranked this hotel #6 out of 12 properties in Dartmouth, with an average score of 4 out of 5 from 36 reviews. gave this property an average score of 8.1 out of 10 based on 122 guest reviews.

Editor's Analysis by Tammy B.
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Guest Reviews
Rated by Guests
7.6 / out of 10
Ranked by Guests
7 / out of 9
hotels in Dartmouth

The average guest rating for Coastal Inn Dartmouth is 7.6 out of 10 based on 720 reviews from past guests. This average guest rating ranks Coastal Inn Dartmouth at #7 out of 9 hotels in Dartmouth.

  • Mic Mac Mall (3.2 km)
  • Dartmouth Crossing (3.3 km)
  • Mount Saint Vincent University (3.9 km)
  • Museum of Natural History (4.1 km)
  • Halifax Shopping Centre (4.2 km)
Map Marker Coastal Inn Dartmouth
379 Windmill Road, Dartmouth, NS