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“Beautiful Waterfront hotel” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Halifax Marriott Harbourfront Hotel

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Halifax Marriott Harbourfront Hotel
Ranked #9 of 28 Hotels in Halifax
Certificate of Excellence
Bedford
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62 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Beautiful Waterfront hotel”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2013

Stayed here for a wedding hosted at the hotel. The room was made up early for us .The hotel has had renovations to the lobby and the reception room, it overlooked the harbor. The food at the wedding was delicious. Great service at the reception.

The room we had was a large room opening onto the pool . Very nice clean room with comfortable beds(although I prefer at least a queen) . Found the staff to be helpful.

Only one incident which kept us awake for part of the night was a security guard trying to get some disruptive people out of a room across the hall. These things happen and it is a difficult situation for the hotel . It was handled fairly well but were offered no apology for the noise situation.

I would stay here again as that incident was a one off.

The location is great for walks along the harborfront, several well known restaurants near by, a view of the cruise ships if they are in and some tourist shopping as well .
Great location.

Room Tip: If you are going to be using the pool alot ,great for kids, and need a fridge ,there are some larger...
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  • Stayed September 2013, travelled with family
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HalifaxMarriott, Public Relations Manager at Halifax Marriott Harbourfront Hotel, responded to this review, 15 October 2013
Thank you for your review, we are glad you enjoyed staying with us! We do apologize for the disruption brought on by other guests on your floor. We pride ourselves on superior guest service, and go above and beyond whenever possible to ensure guest satisfaction. We do hope to see you again!
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28 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2013

We stayed for 3 nights in October, 2013 as we were taking a long weekend getaway. We were not disappointed. The hotel is right on the waterfront, steps away from many restaurants and the beautiful Halifax harbor. The restaurant in the hotel, while expensive, has a beautiful breakfast buffet with an omelet station, smoked salmon, and just about anything else you could think of. All staff were very friendly and helpful. Julia at the front desk was very helpful in setting up some tours for us at the last minute. The pool was wonderful. We arrived during the week when there was less of a crowd and it was quiet. The room we had on the 4th floor had to be the best in the hotel. The view of the harbor was terrific. The room was clean and the bed was very comfortable. I would definitely recommend this hotel to anyone who appreciates a water view and an upscale hotel.

Room Tip: We stayed in room 403--which in my opinion had the best view of the harbor.
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  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank anniewhy
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HalifaxMarriott, Public Relations Manager at Halifax Marriott Harbourfront Hotel, responded to this review, 15 October 2013
Thank you for your comments, it seems you feel the same about our beautiful Hotel as we do! So glad you were able to enjoy every aspect of your stay here with us, and we hope you will return in the not-so-distant future.
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Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2013

Booked on Marriott sit with points. Check in was courteous and friendly, especially from our kilted hosts which described the offerings of the hotel.

The room was nice with a no mix of old world charm and modern touches. Beds were comfortable, loads of channels on led TV, free Wi-Fi for gold members and free breakfast in the morning. The buffet was quite good. The gym was well appointed and the pool quite appreciated.

As there was a wedding that night, the self serve parking filled up and we had to use valet. The hotel was kind enough to wave that fee for us.

Overall very pleased with this in hotel.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with family
    • 4 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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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Lubiere
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HalifaxMarriott, Public Relations Manager at Halifax Marriott Harbourfront Hotel, responded to this review, 15 October 2013
Thank you for your kind review, we appreciate you taking the time to leave your comments! We are truly pleased that you had such a satisfactory visit with us, and we are looking forward to hosting you again.
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12 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2013

We stayed at the Marriott for one night. Check in was at 3 and we arrived shortly thereafter. Our room wasn't ready as I had paid for an upgrade to harbour view. We decided to go to the Starbucks located in their lobby. Forty-five minutes later I checked and our room was still not ready. We waited another 30 minutes and I went to a different person at the desk who said the room was still not ready. At this point I asked if they had other harbour view rooms ready, which they did but only on the executive level. After a bit of pleading with the front desk clerk she did manage to find me a suitable room. I really feel they should have been more willing to accommodate me as if did pay for an upgrade in the first place..

Our room was perfect and the pool area is excellent. They have a huge fitness area as well. After our evening out we stopped back at their bar which was really nice. The wait staff there really new their stuff.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Mexigood
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HalifaxMarriott, Public Relations Manager at Halifax Marriott Harbourfront Hotel, responded to this review, 15 October 2013
Thank you for taking the time to review us. We are so sorry to hear that you had to wait for your room to be ready, but we are relieved that once you were checked in you were satisfied and had an enjoyable stay!
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indianapolis indiana usa
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2013

In late September my wife and I traveled by ferry from St john N.B to Digby Nova Scotia. Thanks to the hurricane "Gabrielle" we were unable to see anything but fog during the crossing on the ferry and torrential rain from Digby to Halifax by car. It truly was a White Knuckle drive that at times I could not see two feet in front of the car and the highway disappeared all while only traveling at 40 mph . My wife had her eyes clued in too for she was on Moose alert. We were expecting to see Bullwinkle at any moment! After two plus hours of driving in this nightmare we made it to the Marriott Harbourfront and after check in headed straight for a drink and some food,as well as stretching my fingers back to a normal position again.
The service and cleanliness of the hotel was excellent all 4 star. I was however a bit disappointed in our room, I had booked a Harbor view and we did have one but it basically was more a slight view of an inlet beside the hotel. Not what I had in mind. It still was a lovely room and the hotel's location on the boardwalk had us close to all the action . All in all I would recommend this hotel but would not wish that hair raising drive on anyone!

Room Tip: With the coffee maker in the room we would go to a Tim Holton's buy a blueberry muffin and have...
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  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank aljgoddard
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HalifaxMarriott, Public Relations Manager at Halifax Marriott Harbourfront Hotel, responded to this review, 15 October 2013
Wow! By the sounds of things, you certainly did experience quite a treacherous drive! We are so happy you made it safe and sound and were able to enjoy the Halifax Marriott Harbourfront. Thank you for sharing your story, hopefully we will have the opportunity to host you again!
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15 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2013

Stayed here last November during the reno's. Staff was very friendly and accommodating during my stay. Loved the covered walk way to the casino. Also right on the bay and close to the boardwalk made nights fun.

Wireless internet was fast, major plus.

  • Stayed November 2012, travelled on business
    • 4 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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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank victortm
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HalifaxMarriott, Public Relations Manager at Halifax Marriott Harbourfront Hotel, responded to this review, 15 October 2013
We are glad you enjoyed your stay with us, and that you were able to make great use of our unique pedestrian walkway system! Thank you for the review.
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Vienna, Virginia
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11 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2013

We stayed at the Mariott Halifax on the harbor and it was wonderful. The hotel is in the middle of most of the attractions and it had a nice restaurant. The hotel was clean, elegant, and the staff were very hospitable.

Room Tip: A room on the harbor side is nicest.
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  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with family
    • 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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Thank Samone H
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HalifaxMarriott, Public Relations Manager at Halifax Marriott Harbourfront Hotel, responded to this review, 15 October 2013
We would like to thank you for taking the time to review us, and are so happy you had such a wonderful stay here with us!
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Additional Information about Halifax Marriott Harbourfront Hotel

Property: Halifax Marriott Harbourfront Hotel
Address: 1919 Upper Water St, Halifax, Nova Scotia B3J 3J5, Canada
Region: Canada > Nova Scotia > Halifax Region > Halifax
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#2 Spa Hotel in Halifax
#3 Luxury Hotel in Halifax
#7 Family Hotel in Halifax
#7 Business Hotel in Halifax
#8 Romantic Hotel in Halifax
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:4 star — Halifax Marriott Harbourfront Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 344
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Directly connected to Casino Nova Scotia by indoor skyway, the Halifax Marriott Harbourfront Hotel offers a unique, modern and chic restaurant: harbourstone sea grill & pour house as well as the exquisite full-service Interlude Spa and spectacular views of the Halifax Harbour at this Halifax, Nova Scotia Hotel. ... more   less 
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