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Residence Inn Halifax Downtown
Ranked #22 of 28 Hotels in Halifax
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 21 December 2013

I really like the Residence Inn concept - all suites with a full kitchen, free full breakfast, and great service. This location is excellent - right downtown Halifax, walking distance to everything - food, theatre, shopping, museums, etc.

The service is excellent. Hannah was the front desk agent and she was warm, friendly, and helpful.

The included breakfast is great - waffles, eggs, pancakes, sausage, potatoes, cereal, bagels, fruit, juice, tea/coffee, etc. all available from 7-10am in a beautiful, cozy "Hearth Room."

Our suite was well-appointed. The kitchen has everything you need, the flat panel TV is a decent size, the bed and pillows are comfortable, and there is lots of space to truly unwind and relax.

I have to note that the free WIFI is actually very reliable and quite fast, which is not the norm for hotels. We were able to FaceTime, watch Netflix and YouTube, and upload large photos and videos to Facebook and YouTube without a hitch. I did a speed test and was getting 9Mbps down and 8Mbps up at 7:30pm - impressive.

This was a "staycation." We are from the area, and this hotel fit the for our purposes - an apartment-like suite where ewe can just chill out for the weekend. We ate at the Fireside (which is always lovely and has a great happy hour until 6:30pm), had frozen yogurt at Yeh!, saw a show at Neptune Theatre, bought some great booze at Premiere Wine and Spirits, ate at The Stubborn Goat, saw some art at the Shoe Shop, and finished with some great beer at Stillwell - all within 5min walk from our hotel.

We will definitely recommend this location to friends and family.

Stayed: December 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 12 December 2013

My husband and I stayed here for our honeymoon. We love to cook, so a suite with a kitchen was perfect. The staff were courteous and helpful. The location is perfect for walking to all of Halifax's attractions.

Stayed: October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 19 November 2013

Stayed here in Nov 2013, the layout of the suites is a fairly standard Marriott Residence Inn layout with the suite consisting of a sofabed/divan, open plan kitchenette with granite, adjustable television mount so that it could easily swivel toward the kitchen, divan or queen-size bed, granite bathroom sink and wardrobe inset away from the bed, and comfortable bathroom with good shower, good water pressure (4th floor) and near instant hot water. Lighting is well placed, Internet free, and decor fairly tasteful and visually pleasant.

On the downside the Grafton St suites (west facing) overlook Maxwell's Plum pub which has a parking garage door alongside that folks hoot at in vehicles in order to gain entrance. This can continue after one AM on weeknights and if you sleep lightly I would advise you pick a room over a different street.

Breakfasts were good with varied tasty options daily, including a healthy choice type option (fruit/yoghurt/cereal) hot meal option (varied, but typically eggs and sausage or bacon presented in varied styles) as well as oats with assorted toppings and pancakes. Coffee was excellent and included a decaf option as well as take out insulated cups with lids. The breakfast seating area seats folks comfortably and is well designed with a lounge area. I did not try the gym, but it is on the ground floor, and looked relatively unused.

The hotel offers a grocery stocking service, but there is a Sobey's down Queen Street about a kilometer from the hotel if you feel like the exercise. I did not have the nerve to try Maxwell's Plum pub cuisine on account of some mixed writeups but did try the Stubborn Goat with is about one or two doors south of the Marriott and can affirm that it's reasonably priced with fresh, pleasant fare.

Staff in the hotel were exceptionally friendly and very attentive. Generally a great hotel.

Room Tip: West facing rooms can be noisier.
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  • Stayed: November 2013, travelled on business
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Reviewed 29 October 2013

I was surprised by how busy Halifax was for our (three adults) visit in October. The price of hotels seemed high to me, but the Residence Inn was the best price for a suite. The suite was better than I expected, large, clean, and had many windows with good views. A real door between rooms was appreciated to isolate our snorer. The full kitchen was completely equipped, and everything worked well. In all of our four days we never had to wait to be served at the front desk, to get our breakfast, or for an elevator to our floor. I think the staff was the reason for this smooth operation - they all seemed to have the authority and the knowledge to take care of problems and help customers. During busy breakfast times, I saw front office staff helping in the breakfast room. The location of the hotel is an easy walk to the waterfront and citadel, and right in the night life area of Halifax which also has a very big choice of restaurants. I did hear some drunks yelling early one morning, but it didn't last long. There was a large construction project across the street from our room but it was not intrusive. The view may be obscured when the work is done. There is a very nice and well equipped roof patio had great views.
I have stayed at two other Residence Inns, and in comparison this one has better service in all areas, more space, and is better maintained. The breakfast seemed to be slightly lower quality and the furnishings were more basic. In summary it's not a luxury hotel but it is run like one and is excellent value for money.

  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 28 October 2013

We've spent a couple of months in the Hotel this year and have no complaints. It's a great location for downtown and easy to get to places of interest, good food and the bars. The rooms are a great size for settling into and with the kitchen it made cooking easy when we felt a little adventurous. The Hotel is always clean and the staff are welcoming and knowledgable. It's a great place to stay and one we'll use any time we're in town. Many thanks to all the staff, they made us feel really welcome during our long stays and the personal touches on our returns made a big impression.

  • Stayed: June 2013, travelled on business
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Reviewed 21 October 2013

The hotel was what we expected--clean room, comfortable bed, decent breakfast, but it was primarily the Residence Inn Team who made our stay so enjoyable. Their friendly smiles and great sense of humor--we will not soon forget. Thanks to Angela Murphy and her team!

Room Tip: Room 526 comes with a view of the harbor.
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  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 21 October 2013

Checked out prices on a few motels and this was the cheapest. The room was very large and home like including a kitchenette and comfortable chaise lounge! Very comfortable bed. Breakfast was included. Very quiet on the 4th floor. The hotel was centrally located and we were able to walk everywhere. Had to pay for parking as unable to find a parking place on the street.

  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about 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: £87 - £172 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Residence Inn Halifax Downtown 3*
Number of rooms: 92
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