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“Perfect Downtown Location” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Residence Inn Halifax Downtown

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Residence Inn Halifax Downtown
Ranked #18 of 28 Hotels in Halifax
Certificate of Excellence
Nova Scotia
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20 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
“Perfect Downtown Location”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 December 2011

Right in the heart of the nightlife in downtown Halifax. Room was the perfect size and very clean; one broken door in the kitchenette (more of a full-sized kitchen, really) which we reported to the Front Desk. Speedy check-in/check-out process. Parking is an issue as it isn't included in the room rate; if you're staying on a Friday or Saturday night and are early enough, you can get a spot at a meter on the street for free; also if you arrive after 6:00 pm and leave before 8:0 am on weekdays.

Great place to stay; perfect for a weekend getaway.

Room Tip: Higher floors are further away from street noise
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  • Stayed December 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
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nova scotia
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81 reviews
57 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 167 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2011

Stayed 17dec for one night; clean studio suite with fridge, two burner stove, microwave, garbage disposal, coffee maker, toaster. Hotel offers hot buffet breakfast daily which on weekends is 7am to 10am. Toilet and shower is separate from vanity and sink area. Flat screen TV swivels from living to sleeping areas. Sofa bed chaise lounger and a chair complete the room.No complaints - great rate, great location...free internet in room, free wifi in lobby. Parking might be an issue using the street but we were early, so no problems avoiding the $20 parking charge. Will definitely stay here again.

  • Stayed December 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank DeniseAtBeach
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Halifax, Canada
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30 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2011

Its a great rate to stay downtown Halifax in the heart of the Nightlife. It is right across the street from the Maxwell Plum a popular local bar in Halifax. The rooms are spacious and spotless. It feels as if you are in a stylish Bachelor apartment and not a hotel. It is comfortable and the staff are excellent. The rooms have everything you need fridge (with an ice maker), stove, sink, dishes, microwave, and a coffee maker. They also have a mini store in the lobby where you can purchase minor groceries and things if you did not have a chance to prior to checking in. A must stay!!

Room Tip: If you dont like noise chose a room on the inside, if you enjoy the nightlife chose a room with a vi...
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  • Stayed November 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank MRyder
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Vancouver, BC
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20 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2011

The customer service at this hotel was friendly and helpful during check in and whenever a question arose. The room was furnished like a small, modern apartment and I felt quite at home for the week I stayed. The hotel was very clean and seemed to have been fairly recently renovated. A wonderful, organic grocery store called "Pete's" is a short walk away on Dresden Row for any needed supplies. A couple of short blocks over at Spring Garden road is a district with shops, restaurants and malls. The waterfront is also a 5 minute walk away with lovely sights, and shops and things to do. Finding a place to eat or a pub was easy. There were a dozen within a few blocks, with a number of them located on Argyle street. I especially enjoyed the Economy Shoe Shop (not a shoe shop at all but a funky pub/restaurant, The Wooden Monkey with an eco-conscious menu, and Pipa's specializing in Brazilian/Poruguese food. Many venues around had live entertainment. Overall, i was pleased with the Residence Inn as a choice in hotel for its amenities and location.

  • Stayed October 2011, travelled on business
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank Giddymermaid
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Charlottetown, Canada
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49 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2011

Stayed there for 4 nights this week, other reviews are fairly accurate.
You could easily drive by and miss the main entrance to the lobby. Once inside the lobby area is not very large. You can park easily downstairs with the room key once you get it. Rooms are well appointed with a full kitchen (incl full size fridge, minus the oven). Perfect for someone staying long term.
I was disappointed with my first room since it had only a very small window facing a parking lot, so I switch to one with 2 full size windows. The view of the 3rd floor was not so great.

On the plus size there was a decent free breakfast downstairs which makes up for the parking fees ($19.99). Location is excellent with many restaurants and pubs in the immediate area, Starbucks is 2 short block away, WTTC within short walking distance as well.
The service at the hotel was excellent and obliging to all my requests.
Perfect spot for someone on a business trip who wants a small hotel.
I stayed at many hotels downtown Halifax and this is the best so far, not too big, no valet needed to get your car back, very clean and well appointed, within walking distance to everything.

  • Stayed October 2011, travelled on business
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank johnydip
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Toronto
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46 reviews
35 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2011

A home away from home feel. Spacious rooms, friendly staff and an amazing experience. Inviting lobby, staff willing to go the extra mile and rooms just like a home - condo. Clean, trendy and definitely hard to leave when your stay is over. A must stay when in Halifax....

  • Stayed September 2011, travelled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank cuddlypolarbear
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New Brunswick
Level Contributor
11 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2011

Stayed at this Residence Inn for 2 nights. Couldn't ask for a better spot. Nice, safe underground parking, very pleasant staff that couldn't do enough for you and a quiet suite! We were fortunate enough to get a suite in the back of the property (it can get pretty busy outside with all of the clubs around)...Having said that, I would like to stress that this is VERY WELL located within the downtown core, it is one of the more centrally located properties. My husband is a Platinum Member at Marriott so not only were they incredibly helpfull to us but they gave me my choice of rooms as a free upgrade. They also had a nice little BBQ for the guests one night and soup, salad and dessert the other night. They also had a very nice breakfast with a nice selection to please just about everyone....This property is newly renovated, it is modern, fresh and very clean! We have stayed at the Marriott Courtyard and the Marriott Waterfront Property, although all were exceptional, this one is the bang for your buck. Halifax is a great city to see and staying at the Residence Inn Downtown puts you in the heart of it all!

Room Tip: Go for the back of the Hotel, anything on the second floor or above.
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  • Stayed September 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank pixielee101
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Additional Information about Residence Inn Halifax Downtown

Property: Residence Inn Halifax Downtown
Address: 1599 Grafton St, Halifax, Nova Scotia B3J 2C3, Canada
Region: Canada > Nova Scotia > Halifax Region > Halifax > Downtown Halifax , South End
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#12 Business Hotel in Halifax
#13 Romantic Hotel in Halifax
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Residence Inn Halifax Downtown 3*
Number of rooms: 92
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