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Coastal Inn Dartmouth
Ranked #10 of 11 Hotels in Dartmouth
Antigonish
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63 reviews
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“clean convenient and reasonable”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2012

This hotel is about 25 years old but has been updated and is comfortable. Located on Windmill road close to the bridges you can reach anywhere in Metro in 15 minutes. The continental breakfast is adequate.

Room Tip: 3d floor-there's an elevator
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  • Stayed December 2012, travelled as a couple
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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Fredericton, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2012

While this wasn't our first choice when we started looking for places to stay in Dartmouth, we were pleasantly surprised with the hotel and our room. We ended up with a suite on the 3rd floor which had two rooms (a living area) and a bedroom area. We felt the cost was reasonable. Our room had a little kitchenette with fridge, stove and microwave. This would probably be a good home base for someone staying in Dartmouth/Halifax for a bit longer periods of time as you can store and prepare your own food in your room. The suite does have a foldway bed in the couch, but it wasn't comfortable (are they ever?). The fixtures and appliances were a bit dated, but functional and in good shape. The continental breakfast was sufficient, with cereals, toast, bagels, coffee, tea, juices, milk, and fruit. There is a sit down breakfast area which was nice.

  • Stayed September 2012, travelled with family
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2012

We booked at the Coastal at the VERY last minute on a budget and were pleasantly surprised at what we found. The hotel has more of a European feel than the major North American chain hotels, so those who are averse to slightly older fixtures may be turned off. However, the bed and pillows were extremely comfortable, the staff is beyond helpful, and getting in and out of Halifax is convenient via either the MacDonald or MacKay Bridges is a breeze.

The rooms are very large and the Continental breakfast is sufficient to the needs of a busy traveler. Most importantly, the manager insisted that we see Peggy's Cove before heading out of NS -- a definitely beautiful close to our wonderful stay in the area.

Room Tip: Ask for a third floor with a view of the water.
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  • Stayed July 2012, travelled with family
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East Syracuse, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 March 2012

Coast Inn would be my stopping point while visiting Shearwater Aviation Museum and Atlantic Canada Aviation Museum.

This facility is three stories, with elevator. Cheching in was mae smooth and quick by both the man and woman at the front desk. Both ended up being helpful.

I found my room clean, spacious with a full kitchenette. A small stove, refrigerator, sink and dishes. Micowave. The large bed was very comfortable. Room also has a small kitchen table, chairs and va small couch. Over all, staying here would be one of the most enjoyable motels during a nine day trip.

My arrival time was 7:00 PM, but Nova Scotia is one hour ahead in time. By the time I was checked in and unpacked, it was 8:30 and a nearby restaurant was needed. The man suggested the Ship Victory seafood restaurant. By thus time , Ship Victory was closed for the day, so dined at a Chinese restasurant.

When my c-phone service wouldn't work in Dartmouth, the woman allowed me to make a quick call on her c-phone. The suggestion of the Ship Victory and c-phone call were the helpful part of the staff.

The bathroom has a shower/bathtub combination, with hair dryer. also a coffee maker. In the basement is a full service coin laundry. A fax and photocopying service is available. Parking is in front and along a side. Front parking can be a bit tight on one end.

The second day I was able to check out the Ship Victory. Excellent food. My choise was the seafood platter. Prices very reasonable.

The breakfast area is good size, with breakfast starting at 6:00. Dry cereal, donut/muffins, apple/orange juice, coffee. A guset needs to to arrive early, as the area will fill up fast.

One feature of this facility are the windows yhat crank open. A breath of fresh air felt good. In the closetspace are an iron/ironing board. Rooms are cleaned daily.

Pets are not allowed.

For the price, location, accommodations, spaciousness and friendly, helpful staff, I would stay again. However since my distance fron home is great, that won't happen. I would recommend this facility for other travelers in seach of Dartmouth lodging.

Jack L., Syracuse, New York.

  • Stayed May 2011, travelled solo
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Cape Breton Island, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2011

this was our second time at this location and we were very pleased by the cleanliness and the friendly service we had..my daughter left Christmas gifts there for us and at which the staff had no problem caring for and even looked after them for us till we checked out the next day..we ordered a pizza from Roberts just down the rd which was to die for ...nice quiet area..would recommend this place for anyone ..continental breakfast the next day which was awesome..cheers to the coastal inn on windmill rd..great job..

Room Tip: the kitchenette was very nice for drinks and food...our friends stayed across the hall and we had a...
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  • Stayed December 2011, travelled with family
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kingston, nb canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2011

Booked on line in the evening when we arrived in Halifax. I have stayed there once before. The location is excellent, the staff as well,and the continental breakfast was better than most. It was a very good hotel accomocation at a very good price and would check it out first on a return visit.. Very satisfied.

  • Stayed December 2011, travelled on business
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Winnipeg, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2011

Extremely clean, neat and comfortable. Nice personable staff checking in and out. Location was excellent.

Room Tip: Room had kitchen - get to gave some of our own meals
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  • Stayed August 2011, travelled as a couple
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Property: Coastal Inn Dartmouth
Address: 379 Windmill Rd, Dartmouth, Nova Scotia B3A 1J6, Canada
Region: Canada > Nova Scotia > Halifax Region > Dartmouth
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #10 of 11 Hotels in Dartmouth
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2 star — Coastal Inn Dartmouth 2*
Number of rooms: 56
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Your place to stay in Dartmouth. The location YOU want, the service YOU expect, the comfort You desire. YOU will find it all here! Stay minutes from Burnside Business Park, Shop at Dartmouth Crossing or Mic Mac Mall, Play at Halifax Casino. 56 air-conditioned kitchenette units (25 suites with separate living room, 2 deluxe with private whirlpool and sauna). Free "Coastal Pus" breakfast, Free internet, Free newspaper, Free Local Calls. ... more   less 
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