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It was super cute, quiet, and relaxing! The staff was very friendly too!

We live in Missouri, but I really hope we get to come back! Very nice staff!

Very cozy hotel in Fall River right on Lake Thomas. Excellent amenities, restaurant, and pub. Seafood chowder is great!

This is one of the best hotels I've stayed in...possibly ever. The location was great, the restaurant was amazing and the room was unbelievably gorgeous. There was a fireplace, in room jacuzzi, and very private. It was the perfect hotel for a nice weekend in Halifax without the noise of a city at night.

Right off 102, a few miles south of Halifax airport. On a lovely Lake that you can swim in. Also has pool. Nice big rooms. Friendly staff. Nice dining facilities for breakfast and dinner. Great place for the money. No elevator, though.

We stayed here as it was close to the airport. Room was nice and the staff very kind and helpful.

First night in Halifax and this was conveniently located between downtown and the airport. Room 310 had a dribble of water pressure in the shower, took forever to rinse off. Called and staff at desk said we have been having trouble with that room. Sent someone up who was very nice and he said they just had a bus load come through and the washers must be the issue with the pressure. Told the staff at the desk in the morning and she said she would report it. They should not rent the room until it is fixed.Everyone we dealt with was very pleasant.

Our family - two parents, one grandparent, and two school age kids - needed a place close to the airport the last day of our vacation. The Inn was fine for that, especially given the free shuttle service. (It is still a 10-15 minute drive away.) But after two weeks at various other NS and PEI Inns, this one is fine, but not extraordinary. Rooms were clean, pool was a hit with the kids, and nice location on a lake. But you can hear the highway from the balcony and outdoor patio, you can hear other guests through wooden walls, and (at least in our section) no elevator, so elderly visitors or ones with disabilities might have trouble lugging suitcases up three flights of stairs. Our room with two double beds was standard; grandmother's king bedroom looked a bit nicer. Check-in clerk was cordial but not warm; the morning reception clerk was quite nice, making a special effort to give the kids juice while waiting for a 6:30am shuttle to the airport. Muffins in cellophane were also available for the early morning departure.

On 7/3 UNITED cancelled our flight due to severe weather conditions so we couldn't come and use our one-night reservation with this hotel. While the flight being delayed and later cancelled I was keeping the hotel front desk in the loop - by calling them on each update. So the hotel was aware we wouldn't be able to come and stay, and it was simply no way to make to Halifax that day after the only direct flight got cancelled. However the final cancellation notice came from UNITED 1 hour 40 minutes after 4 pm Halifax local time: per the hotel policies at 4 pm a reservation becomes non-refundable. Customer service of this website and myself felt that there was no fault from my side though, and asked for reimbursement. So Customer service representatives spoke to the hotel twice 7/3 and 7/4, but the supervisor / owner Susan N. refused to refund the amount I had paid - 152 USD.

This place is even better than it looks on the website. it is well-kept, and the staff is truly remarkable in their professionalism and courtesy. The prices are fair. There is a level of cleanliness and hospitality here that we have rarely experienced. Being about 15 minutes from the airport helps a lot, and it is centrally located such that anywhere but Cape Breton is only a few hours drive. We planned to stay one night and stayed three. We will certainly base our future travel plans around staying there again.

Convenient to the airport - 25 Min. outside Halifax - quiet - beautiful and outstanding restaurant both ambiance and exceptional food quality

Very courteous check in though it was late, excellent accomodations, convenient food/restaurant, a very good experience for the price

Very convenient to airport with lovely outdoor facilities. Lake view room was misleading with our primary view of a parking lot with a mere glimpse of lake.

Staff were very accommodating. We came in at a bit before midnight and the shuttle was able to pick us up at the airport. [...] the night clerk was extremely efficient and a joy to meet.Beds are very comfortable and double whirlpool was the most comfortable I have used yet.You definitely need a car to get around from this Inn but it is right off a major road.

This place is minutes from the airport, minutes from Halifax, moments from highways leading to amazing and beautiful drives. We were celebrating an anniversary and couldnt have found a better place to enjoy it. The guy in charge of dining services there, [...], gave us amazing suggestions for great dining and the staff gave us Google map directions for each place we wanted to go! They also upgraded our room when they found out it was our anniversary..at no extra charge!

3009 Highway 2 Fall River NS

Hotel highlights

  • Free WiFi and wired Internet in public areas
  • Free uncovered self parking
  • Onsite dining
  • Private beach

Located 2 mi (3.3 km) from Waverley Heritage Museum, Inn on the Lake, Ascend Hotel Collection is within a 10-minute drive of other popular attractions like Bedford Place Mall. This 39-room, 3-star hotel has a private beach along with free self parking and a free airport shuttle.


Dining

Sit down for a leisurely bite to eat at the onsite restaurant, or enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. Order from room service to satisfy your hunger without leaving your room.


Rooms

All 39 rooms provide microwaves, refrigerators, and coffee makers. 32-inch LED TVs come with cable channels, and guests can stay connected with WiFi. Bathrooms offer hair dryers and free toiletries. Free local calls, ironing boards, and desks are also standard.


Property features

Guests of Inn on the Lake, Ascend Hotel Collection enjoy features like a private beach, free WiFi in public areas, and a 24-hour business center. There's free parking, as well as a free airport shuttle during limited hours. The front desk is staffed 24 hours a day to help with securing valuables and dry cleaning/laundry. Other amenities at this beach hotel include a seasonal outdoor pool, a computer station, and express check-out.

Room options

Standard Room, 1 Queen Bed, Non Smoking

1 Queen Bed | Sleeps 2

Standard Double Room, 2 Double Beds

2 Double Beds | Sleeps 3

Deluxe Double Room, 1 King Bed, Jetted Tub

1 King Bed | Sleeps 2

Standard Room, 1 King Bed, Non Smoking

1 King Bed | Sleeps 2

Guest reviews for Inn on the Lake, Ascend Hotel Collection

Everyone (5) Couples (7) Family (2)
5
Family with small children

It was super cute, quiet, and relaxing! The staff was very friendly too!

By on Jun 1, 2019

5

beautiful place

Everyone

We live in Missouri, but I really hope we get to come back! Very nice staff!

By on Jul 31, 2018

Review comment responded on Aug 3, 2018

Thank you Susan for the lovely review. We are always very pleased to see that we have met or hopefully exceeded your expectations. We hope to have the pleasure of seeing you again in the future.

4
Everyone

Very cozy hotel in Fall River right on Lake Thomas. Excellent amenities, restaurant, and pub. Seafood chowder is great!

By , from Montreal on Jul 4, 2018

Review comment responded on Jul 24, 2018

Thank you Peter for your feedback. We are very pleased to hear that your experience in our Food and Beverage outlets were a memory you remember however we see there is opportunity of improvement as per your rating. We would be interested in hearing where we fell short of your expectations.

5

gorgeous hotel near the lake

Everyone

This is one of the best hotels I've stayed in...possibly ever. The location was great, the restaurant was amazing and the room was unbelievably gorgeous. There was a fireplace, in room jacuzzi, and very private. It was the perfect hotel for a nice weekend in Halifax without the noise of a city at night.

By on Sep 12, 2017

5

great place to stay

Everyone

Right off 102, a few miles south of Halifax airport. On a lovely Lake that you can swim in. Also has pool. Nice big rooms. Friendly staff. Nice dining facilities for breakfast and dinner. Great place for the money. No elevator, though.

By on Aug 22, 2016

4

kind and friendly staff

Everyone

We stayed here as it was close to the airport. Room was nice and the staff very kind and helpful.

By , from san Rafael CA on Jul 28, 2016

3

ok

Couples

First night in Halifax and this was conveniently located between downtown and the airport. Room 310 had a dribble of water pressure in the shower, took forever to rinse off. Called and staff at desk said we have been having trouble with that room. Sent someone up who was very nice and he said they just had a bus load come through and the washers must be the issue with the pressure. Told the staff at the desk in the morning and she said she would report it. They should not rent the room until it is fixed.Everyone we dealt with was very pleasant.

By on Oct 6, 2015

3

fine, but not extraordinary

Family

Our family - two parents, one grandparent, and two school age kids - needed a place close to the airport the last day of our vacation. The Inn was fine for that, especially given the free shuttle service. (It is still a 10-15 minute drive away.) But after two weeks at various other NS and PEI Inns, this one is fine, but not extraordinary. Rooms were clean, pool was a hit with the kids, and nice location on a lake. But you can hear the highway from the balcony and outdoor patio, you can hear other guests through wooden walls, and (at least in our section) no elevator, so elderly visitors or ones with disabilities might have trouble lugging suitcases up three flights of stairs. Our room with two double beds was standard; grandmother's king bedroom looked a bit nicer. Check-in clerk was cordial but not warm; the morning reception clerk was quite nice, making a special effort to give the kids juice while waiting for a 6:30am shuttle to the airport. Muffins in cellophane were also available for the early morning departure.

By on Aug 4, 2014

1

money over customers

Couples

On 7/3 UNITED cancelled our flight due to severe weather conditions so we couldn't come and use our one-night reservation with this hotel. While the flight being delayed and later cancelled I was keeping the hotel front desk in the loop - by calling them on each update. So the hotel was aware we wouldn't be able to come and stay, and it was simply no way to make to Halifax that day after the only direct flight got cancelled. However the final cancellation notice came from UNITED 1 hour 40 minutes after 4 pm Halifax local time: per the hotel policies at 4 pm a reservation becomes non-refundable. Customer service of this website and myself felt that there was no fault from my side though, and asked for reimbursement. So Customer service representatives spoke to the hotel twice 7/3 and 7/4, but the supervisor / owner Susan N. refused to refund the amount I had paid - 152 USD.

By on Jul 5, 2014

5

clean, relaxing, reasonably priced, close to airport.

Couples

This place is even better than it looks on the website. it is well-kept, and the staff is truly remarkable in their professionalism and courtesy. The prices are fair. There is a level of cleanliness and hospitality here that we have rarely experienced. Being about 15 minutes from the airport helps a lot, and it is centrally located such that anywhere but Cape Breton is only a few hours drive. We planned to stay one night and stayed three. We will certainly base our future travel plans around staying there again.

By on Oct 7, 2011

Inn on the Lake, Ascend Hotel Collection

3009 Highway 2, Fall River, NS B2T 1J5
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