Hotel Halifax
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Hotel Halifax

1990 Barrington St Scotia Square, Halifax, Nova Scotia B3J 1P2 Canada
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#20 of 32 hotels in Halifax
4.5 of 5 bubbles
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4.3 of 5 bubbles
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3.9 of 5 bubbles
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Delight in travel at Hotel Halifax. Our hotel in downtown Halifax, Nova Scotia is centrally located and offers amazing views of the harbour. Enjoy easy access to the city's top destinations from our accommodations, including proximity to the Halifax waterfront, Citadel National Historic site and Casino NS.
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Property amenities
Paid private parking on-site
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Pool
Bar / lounge
Children's television networks
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Car hire
Car park
Wifi
Fitness / spa changing rooms
Pool / beach towels
Indoor pool
Heated pool
Coffee shop
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Kids' meals
Wine / champagne
Vending machine
Taxi service
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
ATM on site
24-hour front desk
Express check-in / check-out
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Room features
Allergy-free room
Blackout curtains
Air conditioning
Desk
Coffee / tea maker
Flatscreen TV
Sofa bed
Bath / shower
Housekeeping
Telephone
Bottled water
Iron
Private bathrooms
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Refrigerator
Radio
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
Room types
Ocean view
City view
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
Family rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
Star ratings are intended to indicate the general level of features, amenities, and services to expect. This property is classified according to Giata.
4.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Marina View
Ocean View
Languages Spoken
English, French

Location

1990 Barrington St Scotia Square, Halifax, Nova Scotia B3J 1P2 Canada
4.0
4.0 of 5 bubbles911 reviews
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Hotel Halifax garners mixed reviews when it comes to value, with some guests deeming it cost-effective given its strategic downtown location near attractions and a mall, while others lament the additional fees and less-than-impressive conditions. The spacious and clean rooms are appreciated, yet the dated decor and maintenance issues like worn wallpaper and bent towel racks detract from the experience. While the hotel's service is generally recognized as friendly and helpful, it's not without occasional inconsistency. Amenities such as the pool and fitness center are popular, adding to the hotel's convenience.
Location
Convenient
Atmosphere
Neglected
Rooms
Dated
Value
Expensive
Cleanliness
Mixed
Service
Inconsistent
Amenities
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Joshua D wrote a review Mar 2023
Middleton, Canada
Hotel's Favourite
5.0 of 5 bubbles
The hotel itself is very well laid out. Some updates would help but the staff here is the best I've ever had a pleasure of dealing with. Above and beyond customer service. Desk staff, maintenance persons. The rooms are decent size, we stayed in a Harborview room with balcony, 2 double beds. Anything we asked for was provided from parking validation, making grill cheese for my kids at front desk is amazing itself. The gentleman who reminded me of a viking came to our room to bring shower gel and was a pleasure to talk to, had a good laugh. I asked him when they started hiring vikings. There is a great pool and area. There is a 24/7 game room with 3 systems for kids and kids at heart or gamers. It's close to everything one could need as a traveler and is connected to Scotia Square and Pedway access to Casino, parking, business access , Halifax Mooseheads games are within 5 mins walk. There is construction which isn't controllable and annoying but it didn't effect us other than visually and to be honest this building is very soundproof so no issues there or interruptions. I would say the price point is close to value for amenities and rooms. I was disapointed it was advertised there is a hot tub but it wasn't in pool area and I assumed was part of the spa. There is a small fridge and coffee maker but no microwave which also was disapointing but again the front staff accomodated myself and children. When the staff actually care it makes a huge difference and all staff were very friendly and real people sharing their stories, opinions and extending a helping word or hand with everything and anything. A huge thank you to you all working here. Be proud of yourselves. I was in room 149 for 2 days.
Great job to you all. 👏
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Date of stay: March 2023Trip type: Travelled with family
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ThriftyTraveller2018 wrote a review Jul 2022
Markham, Canada
3.0 of 5 bubbles
GOOD: Great location close to shops, restaurants, downtown area - walk one way from the hotel and you are along the harbourfront, walk the opposite way and you are right at the famous Citadel. The room #301 was spacious with great harbour views, king size bed, sofa, table, coffee centre. Free parking due to being an Expedia VIP member (normally you have to pay $25/day for parking).
BAD: Very Disappointed with staff at front desk who didn't speak English very fluently, stayed 4 nights and nobody cleaned our room for a single day (so much for COVID cleanliness), had to beg for clean towels and refill of used products from the coffee station - even had to ask for bathroom tissue at the front desk - highly embarrassing and shocking for this kind of service.
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Date of stay: June 2022
3.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
2.0 of 5 bubblesService
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sfp58 wrote a review Aug 2022
Coquitlam, Canada
3.0 of 5 bubbles
This hotel has been updated some—it’s clean and comfortable. The sink is outside the bathroom, to give an idea of its age, but nicely updated with new countertops and tiles. The bathroom light is set to turn on automatically when you walk into the toilet/bathtub. It turns off about 15 minutes later, which is dreadful for those who need to go to the bathroom in the night, but don’t want to wake up completely. Beds are comfortable. Staff is very polite, though they don’t always follow up with requests. It took me two days to get additional paper cups out of them. The location is handy to many places downtown, though when we were there the road work made getting into and out of the parking lot a daily puzzle. Presumably, that will resolve soon. All in all, a decent place to stay.
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Date of stay: June 2022
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
3.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Jenna wrote a review Jul 2020
1.0 of 5 bubbles
My husband and I stayed at The Hotel
Halifax as a getaway when his parents were in town and offered a weekend of babysitting for us. We didn’t need anything too luxurious, rather a clean and well managed hotel to relax. For the price I thought that we would have a clean room, decent privacy, and exceptional service from staff. We didn’t expect luxury and chose to stay at a lower rated Hotel because we didn’t require it for this particular stay.

The lobby was very nice, clean, and all COVID protocols were clearly displayed and very easy to follow.

Check in was when things began to go sideways. We had booked a specific room that allowed us to have a balcony and “Harbour View”. The lady at check in made me show her my booking confirmation that I was booked into a room with a Harbour view and then proceeded to “have to find a room for me”. After a brief wait and her confirming with a colleague, we were provided our keys and on our way to the room.

We made it to the room only to quickly discover that there was a humid/musty smell lingering, old food from previous guests in the refrigerator and it was evident that the carpet was not properly vacuumed. Further, our “balcony” was a shared with every other person on that floor. I decided to call the front desk to see if we could be moved to another room that was clean and had a private balcony with or without the view. After waiting 30 minutes for them to call back they said they could not accommodate. No apologies. They did offer to send someone up to retrieve the trash that was missed. When leaving Sunday morning the old food was still waiting to be picked up by staff.

The bathroom was cleaned to minimum expectation but exceptionally small. There were plenty of towels provided. The shower had good pressure but the tub was small and after looking at the grout and other spots I didn’t feel comfortable having a bath to relax. The water was hard and certainly didn’t leave a nice feeling on my skin.

The bed was comfortable but with the increased humidity and general feeling we had about the room barely being cleaned, it was difficult to feel fully comfortable. The sheets were the same quality you would expect from the dollar store and the “duvet” was old and lightly stained.

The WiFi was decent speed, but it would often kick us off (same issue with all 3 devices we were using). The TV was older but was decent and had basic cable.

We highly considered cancelling our second night but felt it wasn’t worth ruining our only time away to relax so we
stuck it out and tried to make the best of our very limit and rare time away. By Sunday at 730 were were packed and ready to go home. I couldn’t wait to have a shower in my own home.

Overall, I am embarrassed to admit that I stayed here and paid for it. I could never recommend this to anyone other than a group of younger people who are in the city to go out and explore and are spending the bare minimum time in the room. For anyone else, there are many other hotels in the area at a similar price point that will almost certainly offer a better experience.
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Date of stay: July 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Janet Taylor, Other at Hotel Halifax
Responded 15 Jul 2020
Greetings from Hotel Halifax, I am very sorry to hear we did not meet your expectations during your stay. We take all customer concerns very seriously and I would love the opportunity to connect with you offline, so I may address your concerns personally. Again, thank you for review. We really appreciate all feedback. I can be reached at sdoria@silverbirchhotels.com. Best Regards, Sinead
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Tiff L wrote a review Mar 2020
Trenton, Canada
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Our room was dirty when we walked in. The sheets weren't tucked in, I am guessing the previous guests made their bed before leaving. Our modem was blinking green the entire night, which is surprising, because the wifi didn't work. None of our phones had good wifi.
The hotel is in a good location, but for what we paid with the $17 parking fee, I will choose another hotel next time, that includes free breakfast and working internet.

We did put a complaint in at the front desk and was offered a coffee for our troubles.

I will personally not choose this hotel again, based on cleanliness alone. We didn't save anything by staying here, and it was a bad sleep.
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Janet Taylor, Other at Hotel Halifax
Responded 3 Mar 2020
Thank you for choosing to stay at Hotel Halifax and providing your honest review. Providing the highest level of hospitality is our number one priority and we sincerely apologize for falling short of meeting your expectations regarding the WiFi and parking prices. Parking is limited and a premium in the downtown area but we apologize that this was not what you expected it to be. As a standard practice the sheets are not tucked in when the room is cleaned. We hope to welcome you back to a better experience the next time you are traveling to Halifax.
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RMY_13 wrote a review Sept 2022
Toronto, Canada
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Our third stop on our tour of the maritimes was the Hotel Halifax. It had a great location close to the pier and it was connected to the indoor walkway that connected to the mall, the casino, and other hotels and businesses downtown. This was very convenient on the day it rained during our stay! The rooms were very spacious and had very comfortable beds. No issues with hot water, air conditioning or internet. An unexpected bonus was having a water refill machine on each floor to fill up reusable water bottles. There was no breakfast included but the hotel was connected to the indoor food court at the mall and there were lots of restaurants nearby. At the hotel you can pay for parking at the indoor parking garage connected to the hotel, and it allowed in and out privileges. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and would highly recommended to anyone wanting to stay in the waterfront area!
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Date of stay: September 2022
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Gillian W wrote a review Aug 2022
Toronto, Canada
3.0 of 5 bubbles
The Pros: Very comfortable kingsized bed, great breakfast menu, location downtown close to the waterfront.

The Cons: very uncomfortable sofa bed, dated bathrooms, bedding for sofabed had to be requested on arrival, no room servicing because they are short staffed.

We arrive between midnight and 1 am to our king-sized room with sofabed. I had booked directly through the hotel and had stipulated 3 people including a 17yr old child. So I had expected there to be bedding for the sofa bed. We called reception and the bedding was delivered quickly but we had to make up the bed ourselves.

The sofa bed was very uncomfortable. Lots of complaints from my 17 year old which was not fun for his parents.

On day 2 at 9pm in the evening, we called reception to ask for our room to be made up and were told that it was hotel policy to only make up rooms after three nights due to staffing shortages. We had not been told at check-in, as should have happened, we were told later by the assistant manager.

Frankly if I had wanted to tidy, make beds, etc I would have stayed in an Airbnb. I feel sorry for all the wives, and mums with kids and elderly parents that w saw coming and going in as the majority of this work, making beds and tidying, definitely fell on their shoulders. Is that really a holiday!?!?

Room was fine but the bathroom was particularly dated and the bathroom fan did not work.

Lastly, struggled to open the ironing board and could not close as the metal underneath that allow it to open and close was all bent up.
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Date of stay: August 2022
3.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
2.0 of 5 bubblesService
4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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StephCam wrote a review Jan 2020
Fredericton, Canada
4.0 of 5 bubbles
I've stayed at the Hotel Halifax twice recently while on work trips. The location cannot be beat, especially in the winter, as it's connected to the Scotia Square food court and pedway system. If you want to get outside, there are several restaurants and shops a few steps away. My room (both times) was very clean, and the bed extremely comfortable. On my second stay, I had a corner room with a lovely view of Halifax harbour. This hotel is a bit dark and perhaps could use a bit of a refresh, but otherwise is a great choice. The hotel bar has Happy Hour specials and friendly staff. I ate twice in the hotel restaurant, and the seafood was fresh and delicious. I would definitely recommend it, and will likely stay again soon!
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Date of stay: January 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled on business
Room Tip: Ask for a corner room for a bit more space and more windows with great views
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Response from Stay54780218454, Reservations & Revenue Coordinator at Hotel Halifax
Responded 30 Jan 2020
Thank you for taking the time to review your stay at Hotel Halifax. Delivering wonderful service, being in a convenient location to the downtown core, and providing our guests with a comfortable night sleep tops our priority list, so it's great to hear this did not go unnoticed during your stay. We look forward to seeing you again.
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Molly wrote a review Sept 2022
Kalamazoo, Michigan
2.0 of 5 bubbles
I really didn’t like this place, part of accommodations on my Road Scholar tour who regularly uses this hotel. Awkward location with highway ramps complicating access. Attached to the dying Scotia Centre, too many empty storefronts and not easy access (corridors and stairs even with the elevator). Do tour groups automatically get less desirable rooms down lengthy corridors? Place in need of overhaul. pool had standing water on tiles creating slippery surface. Meals were horrific; I took a simple yogurt and coffee for breakfast. And if you want to charge snacks at the front desk be prepared for $150 hold on your charge! And every time I talked to reception they immediately said ‘You’re in the wrong room.” No, I am in the room YOU assigned me. The staff for our buffets were nice, probably also wished they were serving better food. And you can’t use the stairs if you are on their first floor; in actuality there are 14 floors between the lobby and floor 1.
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Date of stay: September 2022
1.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
2.0 of 5 bubblesService
4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Room Tip: Higher up for a view, maybe
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Andrea C wrote a review Aug 2022
1.0 of 5 bubbles
We recently spent 4 nights and 5 days in Halifax staying at the antiquated Halifax Hotel, where we booked 2 rooms for ourselves and family members. As one of the perks of being an Expedia Gold member, we were supposed to have an upgrade to our room type. Upon checking into the hotel, we were told that it was fully booked and there were no rooms to upgrade us to. Both of our rooms were located beside the elevator shaft which ran all throughout the night. Beware if you are placed in a room ending with “-18” as you will find it extremely difficult to sleep! The rooms are dated with peeling wall paper and a general musty smell.
When we spoke with the front desk the next morning, they again stated that there was no availability and that the hotel was fully booked for the entire summer! We ended up having to take up our grievances with Expedia to circumvent the most unhelpful staff at the hotel.
Twice, we had the misfortune of spotting the hotel’s resident lobby mouse. It seems that its favourite spot to hide is under the couches where unknowing hotel guests settle in. After alerting staff at the hotel about the mouse sighting, there seemed to be general complacency regarding dealing with the rodent issue. Apparently it’s nicknamed “Rocky” and according to one of the front desk staff, it has been around for months. We couldn’t help but catch sight of mouse droppings on the lobby floors. Despite wanting to check out of the hotel early due to its extreme disregard of public health measures, we were stuck at Hotel Halifax due to a shortage of rooms available at short notice and exorbitant prices. We do not recommend the hotel. While the hotel is within walking distance of the waterfront, it is located in an unsavoury part of town. Best not to roll the dice with this hotel, or else face the mice!
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: Jaded furniture, unhelpful staff, MOUSE!
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Mica W asked a question Feb 2024
is there a hot tub?
Answer from Michael B
Hello, we do not have a hot tub, but we do have a pool that is heated.
Nathan W asked a question Jul 2022
Montreal, Canada5 contributions1 helpful vote
Is there a hot tub or whirlpool at the pool?
Answer from David K
Airdrie, United Kingdom101 contributions43 helpful votes
Hi. I know there is an indoor swlmming pool and fitness centre. I didn't use either but had a look in and I am not certain but think there is a jacuzzi.
Answer from Sharon Spencer
6 contributions
I believe that you will have a patio door that walks out onto a concrete courtyard. Views of the City are amazing from the 10th floor banquet/office meeting facilities. Wedding reception etc. Area. 1st floor is just convenient to pool etc.
Behnam S wrote a tip 16 Jul
29 contributions1 helpful vote
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"Try the Harbour Hopper tour on a converted amphibious vehicle,and the Maritime museum with artefacts from the Titanic.and Halifax explosion"
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Anne S wrote a tip 7 Jul
Richmond, Virginia164 contributions76 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
"Road construction limited access to front entrance while we were here"
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Carolyn B wrote a tip Jun 2024
Las Vegas, Nevada20 contributions2 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"There is a walkway to get to the waterfront and casino which was very convenient as we were here during the heatwave"
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TraceH86 wrote a tip May 2024
Cornwall, United Kingdom41 contributions13 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"Go for a harbour view "
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KIDDO wrote a tip Apr 2024
Ontario, Canada22 contributions26 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"Would suggest if out later at night walk through the mall part instead of the bus stop area if later at night. "
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PRICE RANGE
€115 - €169 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
delta halifax hotel halifax, delta hotel halifax, halifax delta hotel
FORMERLY KNOWN AS
Delta Hotels by Marriott Halifax
LOCATION
CanadaNova ScotiaHalifax Regional MunicipalityHalifaxSouth End / Downtown Halifax
NUMBER OF ROOMS
295
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Frequently Asked Questions about Hotel Halifax
Which popular attractions are close to Hotel Halifax?
Nearby attractions include Halifax Citadel National Historic Site (0.5 km), Art Gallery of Nova Scotia (0.4 km), and St. Paul's Church (0.4 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Hotel Halifax?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include an indoor pool, free wifi, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Hotel Halifax?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Hotel Halifax?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Hotel Halifax?
Yes, a parking garage, paid private parking on-site, and paid public parking nearby are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Hotel Halifax?
Conveniently located restaurants include Edna Restaurant, Gio, and The Press Gang Restaurant & Oyster Bar.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Hotel Halifax?
Yes, guests have access to an indoor pool, a fitness centre, and a sauna during their stay.
Is Hotel Halifax located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.5 km away from the centre of Halifax.
Are any cleaning services offered at Hotel Halifax?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Are pets allowed at Hotel Halifax?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Does Hotel Halifax offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers meeting rooms, a banquet room, and conference facilities.
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