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Residence Inn by Marriott Halifax Downtown

3.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

This hotel is in a great location though some may not like the hills they have to climb up from the waterfront. But it's in a busy spot, near the Citadel and a block from Spring Garden which makes this a very central spot. You can walk pretty much everywhere. The hotel itself is fine and I think needs some touch-up renovations. The bed and room itself was fine but some of the furniture needs changing. You can tell the bathroom can use a makeover. I think the hotel is working on updating itself which is a good sign. Cleanliness and staff friendliness was outstanding. I would stay here again. The free breakfast is pretty good and helps you start off the day relaxed and full.

Our room was very nice, very spacious with the standard desk, couch, side chair, and full kitchen. Clean, and generally well laid out. It could use more towel bars for the bathroom. TV and wifi worked fine with our Firestick. No views except rooftops. The breakfasts were pretty standard buffets, but lots of little pieces wrong - orange juice was almost pure water one day, condiments missing or in odd places, bread goods not great. There is an evening snack which also was very uneven. Drinks tended to be water with some flavorings available. One night was flatbread without much in the way of spreads or toppings, another night pizza, which was good but almost stone cold (and that was when it was first served). The hotel is near the Citadel, on a very high point of Halifax, and walking up the hills is rough unless you are a strong walker. There also is construction all over nearby, which makes walking treacherous. Front desk was very friendly and helpful.

This was a nice clean hotel. My room had fridge, stove, dishwasher and was fully appointed wit dishes. I was only there for one night but would have been great for a family. Breakfast was plentifully and well done

Pros : Unbeatable location. Friendly staff. Big rooms. Price was great. Cons : No pool, but it’s a city hotel, what can you expect? Needs better soundproofing - we stayed on a Friday night sou you could hear the bargoers at Durty Nelly’s in the AM and the construction going on Argyle St during the daytime. Rooms were outdated, decor was sterile and lacked character. Buffet wasn’t the best I’ve been to and was packed to the brim. Verdict : I’d stay here again if I needed to be downtown for a night and if the price was right. Apparently the hotel has new owners and will be renovated soon, so I can’t wait to see what this hotel will be next. Marriott/SPG loyalists have great options in Halifax - three Deltas, the Marriott, a Courtyard, a Residence Inn and now a Four Points and a Westin!

The room (studio with a king) was large, the kitchen and sitting areas more than adequate. We slept very well (dark, quiet with comfortable bed). Breakfast, a buffet which is included, offered a good variety - we stayed 5 days. Staff was friendly and helpful. The location was very good - you are going to be climbing hills where ever you walk in Halifax and this was about half way between the water and the train station (we arrived/left by train) so handy to lots of places by foot. I would stay there again.

This Marriot Residence Inn in downtown Halifax is truly in the heart of the city. From this hotel you can easily walk to theaters, restaurants, the waterfront, public garden, and much more. The rooms are spacious, in fact spacious enough that the suites with queen sized beds could easily have king sized (hint, hint). The kitchenettes are well equipped, and have everything you would need for a meal, or two, in. The breakfast buffet is bountiful and kept well stocked. We really appreciated the guest laundry as it has enough machines to handle demand. The front desk staff was pleasant, and assisted us in setting up a car service to the nearby airport. Ken

We were given a noisy room (early morning construction noise) but were not advised accordingly (or offered a quiet room) when we checked in. Front entry was dirty and littered. WiFi service is hard to use and the "free" service is very slow. (Faster service is available at a cost.) Breakfast was not satisfactory. Staff was pleasant and courteous not very helpful.

I agree that there is a lot of street noise late into the night. But the quality of the staff,of the breakfast, and of the suite itself made up for it. Plus the hotel is within a ten minute walk of all the best port area sites and restaurants.

Pleasant interior and staff, and great downtown location but didn't get much sleep since the nightclub and bars next door had their music on until 4:00am in the morning. The hotel provided ear plugs and white noise machine DID NOT help. We were there for 2 nights (Fri and Sat) and didn't sleep much either night.

Downtown Halifax was a street construction nightmare, but the staff at this hotel went above and beyond to make our stay pleasant in spite of the difficulties this posed. They had useful suggestions and saved us difficulties by showing us the simplest way to get the few more Canadian coins we needed to get us through the remaining highway tolls we would incur.

1599 Grafton St Halifax NS

Hotel highlights

  • Walking distance to Halifax Citadel and Public Gardens Park
  • Free buffet breakfast
  • Free WiFi and wired Internet in rooms and public areas
  • 24-hour fitness center

Located in Downtown Halifax, Residence Inn by Marriott Halifax Downtown is a leisurely stroll from popular sights such as Halifax Citadel and Public Gardens Park. This 92-room, 3-star hotel welcomes guests with conveniences like a 24-hour fitness center, free in-room WiFi, and a rooftop terrace. It's in central Halifax and also a short walk from Neptune Theatre and OneLight Theatre.


Dining

Free buffet breakfast is included with your stay and awaits you each morning. Get a pick-me-up at the coffee shop/café, or mingle with other guests at the free manager's reception.


Rooms

All 92 air-conditioned rooms feature kitchens with refrigerators, microwaves, stovetops, and dishwashers. Guests can expect 37-inch LCD TVs with cable channels, along with free WiFi and wired Internet. Beds sport premium bedding and bathrooms offer hair dryers and free toiletries. IPod docks, sofa beds, and coffee makers are other standard amenities.


Property features

Residence Inn by Marriott Halifax Downtown offers a 24-hour fitness center, a rooftop terrace, and free WiFi in public areas. If you drive, self parking is CAD 19.00 per day, and there's also limo/town car service. The front desk is staffed 24/7 to help with dry cleaning/laundry, luggage storage, and securing valuables. Additional amenities include 2 meeting rooms, a 24-hour business center, and coffee/tea in a common area.

Room options

Suite, 2 Bedrooms

Queen 2 | Sleeps 6

Suite, 1 Bedroom

King 1 | Sleeps 4

Studio, 1 King Bed with Sofa bed

King 1 | Sleeps 4

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

83% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 385 reviews