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Homewood Suites by Hilton Halifax-Downtown

9.3 | Excellent | #2 out of 26 hotels in Halifax
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Downtown Halifax hotel with nice harbour views, indoor pool and free hot breakfast

Pros
  • Free amenities: Wi-Fi, hot breakfast, weekday socials, hot beverage bar, local calls, newspapers
  • Rooms were very clean, updated and comfortable
  • Location was right downtown, an easy walk to restaurants and attractions
  • Staff were usually described as friendly and helpful
  • Wi-Fi was rated excellent
Cons
  • Parking is $19.95 per day
  • Parking was problematic for guests at times and limited
  • Guests were often disappointed with the hotel’s service and attitude
  • Some complained of slow elevators
  • Room type was not guaranteed upon booking, even for non-refundable bookings
Freebies
Free Wi-Fi
Free Breakfast
Editor's Review
Updated May 12, 2017
Overview
This hotel is located a 5-minute walk from the restaurants and shops of Halifax's city centre.

The smoke-free hotel offers 135 rooms over 16 floors with elevator access.

All rooms include free Wi-Fi, free local calls, a 42" flat screen HDTV with cable, a coffeemaker, a kitchenette (stove top, full-size fridge, microwave, dishwasher), a living area with sofabed, a dining table, a desk with ergonomic chair, a safe, an iPhone dock, an iron and ironing board, a hair dryer, windows that open and climate control.

Some rooms include 1 or 2 separate bedrooms, 2 TVs, a living room, a boardroom table, 2 kitchens, 2 bathrooms, bathrobes and views of the harbour. Accessible rooms are available.

Rooms are furnished with 2 queen beds or 1 king bed.

Parking is limited and available on site for $19.95 per day. 

Pets are welcome (under 50 lbs) for $35 per stay.

Free hot breakfast buffet is available weekdays from 6:30 am to 9:30 am and weekends from 7 am to 10 am. A 24-hour free hot beverage bar is available in the lobby. Evening socials offer refreshments Monday through Thursday.

There is no restaurant on site, but guests will find many choices within a 7-minute walk.

Hotel amenities include an indoor pool, a fitness centre, a 24-hour business centre, dry cleaning, a guest laundry, a 24-hour convenience store, an ATM, safety deposit boxes, luggage hold, a 24-hour front desk, free newspapers and meeting rooms.

What’s nearby? Maritime Museum of the Atlantic and the Halifax Harbour waterfront boardwalk are about 10 minutes walking distance from the hotel. Halifax Metro Centre is a 3-minute walk away. The Halifax Citadel Historic Fort is a 9-minute walk from the hotel. Seaport Market is a 5-minute drive and Pleasant Point Park is a 10-minute drive away. The McKay Bridge to Dartmouth is 8 minutes away by car, while the Halifax International Airport (YHZ) is a 26-minute drive without traffic. (All travel times: Google Maps)

Confirmed with the front desk on Feb 14, 2017: breakfast hours, free local calls and newspapers provided

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The Good
Guests often enjoyed their stay at this hotel.

Guests liked the guest rooms and suites. They were well equipped with kitchens and were clean, quiet and comfortable. Some offered nice views of the harbour and guests who came with friends enjoyed the spacious suites.

Guests really liked the location. It was an easy walk to the waterfront boardwalk, and the hockey arena, restaurants and shops. Guests also drove to Peggy’s Cove (40 minutes) and Point Pleasant Park (10 minutes).

Staff were usually described as friendly and helpful, although some guests found surly front desk staff.

The buffet breakfast was well liked for its selection with many describing it as great.

Guests felt this hotel offered good value.

Also appreciated were: a well-equipped fitness room, nice towels and bathrobes.

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The Bad
Some reviewers left negative feedback.

Some guests found the hotel ungracious to guests when dealing with limited parking at the hotel. The overflow lot is a couple of blocks away and poorly lit, according to some.

Some said the hotel had overbooked their rooms and guests who arrived a little later after long travel times were not given the room they had reserved and prepaid.

Room complaints found were: no movie rentals available, no room service or restaurant and no vending machines.

Other comments found were: pool is too small for a serious swimmer and too cold.

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Sources
Expedia.ca guests rated this hotel 4.6 out of 5 from 188 reviews.

Booking.com guest scores averaged to 9.2 out of 10 from 602 reviews.
Guest Reviews
Rated by Guests
9.3 / out of 10
"Excellent"
Ranked by Guests
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2 / out of 26
hotels in Halifax

The average guest rating for Homewood Suites by Hilton Halifax-Downtown is 9.3 out of 10 based on 1079 reviews from past guests. This average guest rating ranks Homewood Suites by Hilton Halifax-Downtown at #2 out of 26 hotels in Halifax.

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Location
Map Marker Homewood Suites by Hilton Halifax-Downtown
1960 Brunswick Street, Halifax, NS