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Residence Inn by Marriott Halifax Downtown

3.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

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.

It is now 12:45AM and the music outside our room from the street keeps getting louder. We are on the first floor and checked to see if we could get another room because we couldn't sleep because of the noise. They said they were full and didn't have any other rooms. And gave us earplugs. I can still hear the music with the earplugs!!!! We have stayed at a lot of hotels and rarely complain but have never experienced anything like this.

We arrived for a 3 night stay.....my husband, son and myself. Right downtown, walking distance from citadel hill, restaurants, bars and the waterfront. We paid $19/day for parking and walked everywhere. We booked a studio room with queen bed and pullout sofa bed as the hotel was booked solid. We requested an upgrade as elite members but could not get a suite. They did manage to upgrade us to a suite with a king bed and pullout sofa.....the room was huge and spacious with full fridge, microwave, stove and dishes. The washroom sink area is outside the toilet/shower area so 2 people can do something at once. The laundry room has 3 washers and 3 dryers costing $2 (loonies only) each. Laundry products available at front desk but I had my own. They don't put lotion in the room (just soap, shampoo and conditioner) but you can ask for some at the front desk. Staff were friendly and helpful. Great place to stay even with all the construction on surrounding streets. The local walking is uphill and downhill so not great for elderly people but cheap cab rides are better than taking your car and looking for parking.

To start with yes lots of construction around but this place and its location made it an awesome stay. From the hotel there are about 10 pubs woth in 10 minutes and you can be at the water front in 5. Staff are very helpful and accommodating so ask questio s if you need anything. Place is also veey clean and well kept excellent stay!!!

The hotel us perfectly placed for exploring downtown Halifax, it's only a 5 minute walk from the citadel and the harbour Don't be put off by the building work as we weren't disturbed by the work and we were on the same side There were some nice touches by the hotel such as s'mores one night, cookies on the front desk and tea and coffee in the reception The complimentary breakfast was excellent and the rooms really clean There is also a roof terrace to unwind in the evening

This would be a great location, if it weren't for the construction going on. This is nothing that will be over soon...I suspect it will be years before the area is finished. Ask for an "inside" room ...we had no problem with noise. Parking is about $21 a day for under the building. Might be a little cheaper elsewhere, but this is worth it. Rooms are nice, breakfast is typical. Front desk staff is very nice and well trained. Lots of dining choices nearby.

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 380 reviews