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4.4 out of 5

"We had a great stay at this hotel. Staff were great, wonderful selection for breakfast with a stylish eating area, and a spacious room and washroom. O ... " More

By a verified traveller on Thu 02 Jul 2015

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Hotel Description

3-star ski hotel near Halifax Shopping Centre

Near the slopes

Within 2 miles (3 km) of this well-placed hotel, you'll find Halifax Shopping Centre and Bayers Lake Business Park. Dalhousie University and Public Gardens Park are also within 3 miles (5 km).

Family-friendly fun

This hotel features a restaurant, an indoor pool, and a bar/lounge. Families will appreciate the arcade/game room and onsite laundry facilities. Enjoy the fitness center and free perks like buffet breakfast and free self parking.

Free Internet, comfy beds

Boasting comforts like pillowtop beds and premium bedding, the 142 guestrooms offer free WiFi and free wired Internet, as well as flat-screen TVs with cable channels. Other amenities include refrigerators, coffee/tea makers, and free newspapers.

Standard Room, 1 Queen Bed, Non Smoking, Refrigerator

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
C$88* Per night/room 22 Dec. - 23 Dec.

Suite, 2 Queen Beds, Non Smoking, Kitchenette

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Standard Room, 2 Queen Beds, Refrigerator, Lake View

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Standard Room, 2 Queen Beds, Refrigerator, Lake View (Drive-up)

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Standard Room, 1 King Bed, Non Smoking, Refrigerator

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Standard Room, 1 Queen Bed, Non Smoking (Efficiency Unit)

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Best Western Plus Chocolate Lake Hotel ratings based on 12 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
4.4 out of 5 4.5 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.5 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.5 out of 5.0
Room comfort 4.5 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 4.0 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Best Western Plus Chocolate Lake Hotel

Everyone (2)
3 out of 5
Not the best place but staff is great! Our room smelled musty but we aired it out and that helps.

Posted by on 6 Sep. 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

30 Oct. 2019 by Jesse - GSM

Thank you for your rating of Chocolate Lake Hotel! We apologize for any issues with your room. We hope to welcome you back again.

5 out of 5

This hotel exceeded our expectations - the room is clean, staff is friendly, great amenities, laundry facilities, great value and we enjoyed Coco.

Pros: Free Internet, Quiet, clean rooms & laundry facilities, chocolate theme is unique
We would stay in this hotel again when we visit Halifax. The location is very beautiful and just minutes to downtown and the University. Overall, a great place to stay.

Posted by , from Collingwood, Ontario on 5 Oct. 2011

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5 out of 5

I absolutely love this hotel! However I am upset that the rates through the Pacrim Hospitality have increased!

Pros: Free breakfast, Close restaurants, Free Internet, Quiet
I absolutely love this hotel! However I am upset that the rates through the Pacrim Hospitality have increased! The value plus the greatness of this hotel were such an appealing package. I do hope they consider their pricing and lower them for families that need to travel to the city.

Posted by on 5 Oct. 2011

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4 out of 5

June 21-24th 2011 Great Experience!

Pros: Close restaurants, Free Internet, Quiet
Hello, My partner and I travelled to Halifax for the first time and will be very happy to return to this best western. The service was great, the rooms were really clean and fresh. The view was nice and the lake with the option to swim in was a wonderful surprise. It was a quick drive downtown and provided us with many scenic views.

Posted by , from Saskatchewan, Canada on 25 Jul. 2011

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5 out of 5
Easy drive into Halifax. Very nice breakfast. Wonderful lap pool.

Posted by on 13 Sep. 2018

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Comment from Hotel Management

13 Sep. 2018 by Michelle - Guest Services Manager

Thank you so much for your rating & review! We hope to welcome you back again.

4 out of 5
We had a great stay at this hotel. Staff were great, wonderful selection for breakfast with a stylish eating area, and a spacious room and washroom. Only thing was there were a few hairs on the floor in the bathroom, that were far too long to be mine. However, the bed was very comfortable and we both slept straight through the night.

Posted by on 2 Jul. 2015

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4 out of 5

I enjoyed the experience.

Pros: Free breakfast, Close restaurants, Free Internet, Quiet
The staff of the hotel were very friendly and helpful. Halifax is a great town.

Posted by , from New Orleans, LA, USA on 28 Sep. 2012

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4 out of 5

Despite being very busy, made to feel welcome

Pros: Free breakfast, Close restaurants, Free Internet, free parking, nice chocolate lab dog
The hotel had adequate parking and reasonable rooms. It was very full but not too noisy and the staff coped well even when the line-up for the free breakfast was extensive - they kept the food replenished and kept open until all had finished. Food was reasonable not fancy but they did have fruit. Other than that good location for those with a car and nice view of lake.

Posted by , from Boston, MA, USA on 15 Nov. 2011

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4 out of 5

Convenient to Dalhousie University

90% of the reason I chose this hotel was because it was very convenient to visit my daughter at Dalhousie. Room was clean. Staff was friendly. Bed was extremely comfy. Parking was very challenging one day due to a wedding reception taking place. Othewise, the parking was very convenient and close to building.

Posted by , from Boston, MA on 3 Feb. 2011

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5 out of 5

One of the nicest hotels on our trip

This hotel was great. The front desk personnel were very pleasant and accomodating. The hotel was renovated 4 years ago, so it was very modern and up-to-date. Everything was very clean and tidy. We had a beautiful view from a room overlooking Chocolate Lake. For anyone traveling from Peggy's Cove to Halifax, or vice versa, this hotel is right on the connecting route and sits just outside of the city of Halifax. The drive into the city is a straight shot from the hotel, and a very easy 10 minute drive. One of my favorite things was meeting the resident mascot, CoCo, the Chocolate Labrador Retriever. What a great dog he is! The photo on the internet of the exterior of the hotel is deceiving. The hotel is actually much nicer than that photo represents. Cannot think of any negatives about this hotel.

Posted by on 8 Oct. 2010

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About the Best Western Plus Chocolate Lake Hotel

Location 250 St. Margaret's Bay Rd, Halifax, NS B3N 1J4

Property Features

After a day on the snow, enjoy a swim in the indoor swimming pool or use the hotel's other facilities, which include a fitness center. When the sun goes down, sip après-ski drinks in the hotel's bar. There's a restaurant on site. Free breakfast is served daily. A computer station is on site, and both WiFi and wired Internet are free in public spaces. Limited free parking is available on a first-come, first-served basis. This 3-star Halifax hotel is smoke free.

  • 142 guestrooms or units
  • 9 levels
  • 2 buildings
  • 6000 sq ft of conference space
  • 557 sq m of conference space
  • Built in 1970
  • Buffet breakfast (free)
  • Dining venue
  • Bar or lounge
  • Business center (24 hours)
  • Conference center
  • Dry cleaning
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Express check-in
  • Express check-out
  • Staff is multilingual
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Front-desk safe
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Concierge
  • Wedding services available
  • Game room or arcade
  • Garden
  • Outdoor picnic space
  • Newspapers in lobby (free)
  • Fireplace in lobby
  • ATM
  • Elevator
  • No smoking on site

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family property
  • Indoor pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Laundry facilities
  • Arcade/game room
  • Refrigerator
  • Free cribs/infant beds

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi , Free wired Internet

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi , Free wired Internet

Parking

Free self parking , Parking (limited spaces)

Transport

  • Airport: Halifax, NS (YHZ-Stanfield Intl.) (34.3 km / 21.3 mi)
  • Train station: Halifax Station (5.6 km / 3.5 mi)
  • Parking: Free self parking

Room Amenities

Best Western Plus Chocolate Lake Hotel offers 142 air-conditioned accommodations with complimentary newspapers and coffee/tea makers. Pillowtop beds feature premium bedding. 42-inch flat-screen televisions come with premium cable channels. Bathrooms include shower/tub combinations, complimentary toiletries, and hair dryers. This Halifax hotel provides complimentary wired and wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include phones along with free local calls (restrictions may apply). Additionally, rooms include irons/ironing boards and blackout drapes/curtains. Housekeeping is offered daily and hypo-allergenic bedding can be requested.

  • Pillowtop beds
  • Flat-screen television
  • Cable channels
  • Premium channels
  • Refrigerator
  • Coffee maker
  • Luxury bedding
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding
  • Shower and tub combination
  • Cribs (free)
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Newspapers (free)
  • Local calls (free)
  • Hair dryer
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Blackout drapes
  • Climate control (air conditioning)
  • Ensuite bathroom

Food & Drink

Guests are served free buffet breakfast daily from 6:30 AM to 10 AM.

Lakeside Bar & Grill - This restaurant serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar. A children's menu is available.

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time starts at 3 PM
  • Check-in time ends at 5:30 AM
  • Minimum check-in age is: 19

Check-out

  • Check-out by noon

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Kids stay free! Up to 2 children stay free when using existing bedding.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
  • Free cribs (infant beds)!

Pets

  • Pets are welcome and stay free
  • Only dogs and cats are allowed
  • Maximum 2 per room (weight limit: 176 lbs)
  • Certain rooms only, restrictions apply
  • You can request a pet-friendly room by reaching out to the property at the number on the booking confirmation

Policies

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A credit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification are required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges. The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation.

  • Debit cards not accepted
  • No rollaway/extra beds available
  • Pets allowed (no fees)
  • Number of children who can stay free - 2

Hotel Names

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You should know

  • Registered guests are the only ones allowed to be in guestrooms.
  • Pets are welcome in certain rooms only; other restrictions apply. To make arrangements for your pet, contact the property directly at the number on your booking confirmation.

Awards & Affiliations

Green / Sustainable Property
This property participates in Green Key Eco-Rating Program, a program that measures the property's impact on one or more of the following: environment, community, cultural-heritage, the local economy.

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