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Residence Inn by Marriott Halifax Downtown

3.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

We had a 2- bedroom suite for two nights. It was expensive but some similar accommodations for a similar price were only one-bedroom. The living room was very big and had a sofa bed that we did not use. There was a small desk with chair and an armchair in the living room.. There was loads more room and I did suggest at check out that a second armchair should be available as if there were more than three people staying there, seating would be lacking. The kitchen was fine and reasonably well equipped. The bedrooms are identical, fairly small but each with a queen bed, ensuite bath, small closet. The hotel location is very good, only minutes walk from the waterfront and near all the bars and restaurants. This is the general vicinity where you want to be if a tourist in Halifax. In return, it is quite noisy with both vehicles and partiers. The windows appear to be thin. The units are a bit dated but bedding and beds were very good. The hotel is a bit of a an uphill walk for a couple of blocks from the water. We were able to easily do the tourism recommended self- walking tour hitting all the sights. There did not seem to be much around for groceries and the wine store was a bit of a walk. The breakfast was by far the best free breakfast in two weeks. Turkey sausage was appreciated for those who do no eat beef or pork - wish more places would know this! Staff all very nice and check- in and checkout was fast. WIFI was good. Parking is available for daily fee and is assigned so you can come and go - elevator goes straight to room floor. One suggestion would be for one of the two bathrooms in these suites be converted to a walk-in shower instead of two tubs units.

Rooms were very nice. Our first room smelled of lobster (had a kitchenette in the room) - we requested a change and they accommodated us without a problem even though hotel was busy due to marathon that weekend. We would stay here again!

Had a very nice stay here the other night with my wife. Was ideal for our needs and great service. Thank you very much! The location was primo, beds were comfy, staff were kind! Fast check in too which was awesome!

This hotels in a great location! I've stayed here in the past & had no issues. Unfortunately this time i cant say the same.The room had an awful musty smell, which i got some freshener and looked past. Our view out our window, was spikes on a roof top ,garbage& don't forget right into other rooms, had to make sure my blinds were kept closed. I had an issue with my TV being on at 8:12 pm and was requested to turn it off. At this point in time i asked if i could pay for an upgraded room so i could be moved. Was told no, so i was stuck in the room. Was woke in the morning long before check out time to the maids vacuuming across the hall. Also to top it all off, i was charged more then i reserved the room for & received no bill under the door for a summary of charges & the front desk & lobby in the morning was packed with people so i had no chance to speak to anyone.So i basically got charged for my requested upgrade that i never received. Very glad Halifax has multiple other branded hotels for my future stays.

We were in Halifax for a family wedding and stayed three nights at the Residence Inn Marriott. It's a rather plain looking ordinary building from the outside, but the inside is very contemporary and attractive. It is a full suite hotel, with rooms with fully equipped kitchens. We didn't need the kitchen, but chose it for the extra space in the rooms, and even more so for its location. Very friendly and capable staff, friendly and helpful. Room was nicely appointed and very clean. Furniture and bed were comfortable (although it is just a double bed). Pretty quiet even with its proximity to a couple of nearby pubs. Easy walking distance to the waterfront and a multitude of eating and entertainment nearby. The only complaint is that the 15 minute loading zone in front is not enforced, so it is difficult to park to load luggage when checking out (or in) as people literally park there for hours or even overnight. The breakfast was very good, with a good variety of items.

I just spent a night in Halifax for my birthday and decided to get a room at this hotel since I am a Marriott Gold member and the location couldn’t be beat. If I became a Marriott member is because you are guaranteed a good night sleep and the comfiest beds. OMG. What a horrific bed. It ruined my night. It was a tiny spring mattress that moved with you (moving your partner along). Worst night sleep I had in years. If you are not picky with your bed then the hotel is perfectly located downtown and the hotel is well mantained.

This hotel is in a great location, especially if you're going to the new convention centre. It's walkable to many bars and restos. The hotel is well maintained and clean. The staff that I encountered during my stay were all friendly and helpful. This hotel easily could have got a 5 star review except for the bed. The mattress was terrible. The absolute reason why we've moved on to pillow top technology. It felt springy, had various elevations based on previous wear. I didn't get a decent sleep my entire time there. If you are not sensitive to a mattress then you will have no problems at this hotel and I'd highly recommend it. However, be warned if you have any kind of sensitivity to what you're sleeping on this might not be the hotel for you. Again with new, higher quality mattresses this would have been a 5 star experience. Also - ask for a room on the Grafton Street Side. Argyle can get noisy.

Booked here for 1 night on April 6th. They always have space in the underground garage. We were given a room on the 1st floor. Very convenient! Beds were comfortable, the room was spacious and well furnished. Complimentary buffet breakfast is always good and plentiful. I always stay here when in Halifax, this is my favourite hotel. It's right next to the new convention centre, the Neptune theatre and all the restaurants you can handle. (INCLUDING Pizza Corner). Staff is exemplary as per usual. Yous should definitely stay here.

Last night in Halifax with my daughter after leaving Dalhousie. Stay here each and every time. Very clean, kitchen suite and roomy rooms. Great location to boardwalk and restaurants. Nice breakfast in the morning!

My wife and I recently stayed here for a couple weekend. We were really satisfied with the service, and the cleaness of our room. The only disadvantage was how hard the beds were. We stayed in a lot of Marriott, and this is by far the worst bed I have ever slept in. I sucked it up and enjoyed the nice free breakfast! :)

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 next to popular attractions like Neptune Theatre and Halifax World Trade and Convention Centre. This 92-room, 3-star hotel welcomes guests with conveniences like a 24-hour fitness center, free in-room WiFi, and a rooftop terrace. Centrally located in Halifax, the hotel is also a short walk from Discovery Centre and Public Gardens Park.


Free buffet breakfast is served on weekdays from 6:30 AM to 9:30 AM and on weekends from 7 AM to 10 AM. 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.

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

83.0% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 404 reviews