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Residence Inn by Marriott Halifax Downtown

3.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

We had a beautiful large kingsize suite with a view of the harbour. The kitchen was well equipped, full size fridge, 2 burner stove, microwave and dishwasher- and all necessary serving and prep untensils "including wine glasses and corkscrew". It was VERY clean and I check everything! Mon to Wed they have a social that included on Wed- garlic sausage on a bun with sauerkraut, small salad, etc and non-alcholic drink. The breakfast was better than most, make it yourself waffles, eggs, sausage, boiled egg, yoghurts, fruit, breads, muffins, great croissant, cereal, juice, porridge with many good toppings. The staff were very accomodating especially Emily at the frontdesk. The only thing that is lacking is the front entrance, it could use some greenery as it is a very austere building from the street and had trouble finding the entrance. This would make it more appealing. Will definitely return.

Hotel with a difference! I loved my stay at the Marriott residence inn. The rooms are spacious, breakfast included, decor modern and bright, a place that feels like a home from home. The only part I have to complain about are the prices at the food shop, these are way, way too expensive. I wanted to support them but I was literally blown away by the bill I got for just a few items!! That is why I marked it down to poor rather than very good.

This hotel is located at a great location to explore the down town. Room was comfortable. Staff was a little inexperienced but got the check in and check out sorted. Our check-out bill was not accurate but was corrected. Parking is extra ($19) per day but on-street parking is free on weekends. The breakfast is standard. They have a sign out stating gluten free options are available, but they were out of stock when we asked.

Residence Inns are always nice but we especially enjoyed this one. It was in a convenient location. Several restaurants were within walking distance and the Citadel and wharf are just a short walk away. Our room was spacious and comfortable and the staff couldn't have been nicer. The breakfast buffet had a good variety and was more than adequate.

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

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.


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.


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 389 reviews