4.3 out of 5

"My husband and I stayed three nights. We used the pool, which was at a good temperature, and the hot tub, which was hotter than any I have been in, s ... " More

By a verified traveller on Thu 08 Sep 2016

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Hotel Description

4-star eco-friendly hotel near Halifax Waterfront Boardwalk

Central Halifax getaway

At this Downtown Halifax hotel, you'll be well placed to visit Halifax Waterfront Boardwalk and Casino Nova Scotia, both within a 5-minute walk. Scotiabank Centre and Neptune Theatre are also within half a mile (1 km).

Full-service spa, indoor pool

A full-service spa, 2 restaurants, and an indoor pool are all featured at this smoke-free hotel. Traveling on business? Take advantage of the business center, free WiFi in public areas, and valet parking. There's a 24-hour fitness center on site, and a 24-hour front desk and a coffee shop are also provided.

Comfy beds, WiFi

The 352 guestrooms feature comforts like pillowtop beds and premium bedding, while sitting areas and refrigerators offer the conveniences of home. Flat-screen TVs come with satellite channels, and other amenities include WiFi and sofa beds.

Room, 1 King Bed (Guest)

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
C$119 per night

Room, 1 King Bed (Concierge)

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Room, 2 Double Beds, View, Poolside

Bed Count 2 Full Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Junior Suite, 1 Bedroom

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Suite, 1 Bedroom

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 5 Max

Room, 1 King Bed (Guest)

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Halifax Marriott Harbourfront Hotel ratings based on 16 Verified Reviews

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

Guest reviews for Halifax Marriott Harbourfront Hotel

Everyone (4) Couples (1) Family (2)
5 out of 5
I have had a difficult time figuring out my financial statement. I would appreciate an itemized statement.

Posted by on 5 Mar. 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

7 Mar. 2019 by Customer Care Specialist

We would be more than happy to provide you with your itemized guest folio from your recent stay. Please call us directly at the hotel and one of our At Your Service Agents will be more than happy to assist you. Thank you!

5 out of 5

Lovely and pleasing

Cons: Only change I would make was a free continental breakfast with a night's stay
Location: There are many things to do within walking distance: Public Gardens, boardwalk with lots of shops and food, Maritime Museum. Even found a yarn shop.
My husband and I stayed three nights. We used the pool, which was at a good temperature, and the hot tub, which was hotter than any I have been in, so a ten-minute soak was out of the question. Food at restaurant was good, presented artistically but not over priced. Vegetarian options, too. Fitness center had more than the basics on machines. .

Posted by , from Florida on 8 Sep. 2016

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4 out of 5

Middle of tons of tourist attractions

Overall nice stay. Center of Boardwalk features with those pros and cons. Food in the area was awful but that seems to be typical here. Got worst recommendation of a restaurant for absolutely worst meal of our lives. Stay away from Murphys Restaurant.

Posted by , from brooklyn ny on 13 Aug. 2016

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5 out of 5

Nice hotel in the center of the harbourfront.

Pros: Staff, location and quality.
Cons: Nothing immediately comes to my mind.
Location: On the harbour. Near a number of good restaurants and entertainment was in easy walking distance.
The staff was great! Went to a couple nearby restaurants that were very good. Nice pub near the hotel.

Posted by on 2 Nov. 2015

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Comment from Hotel Management

23 Jan. 2016 by Halifax Marriott

Thank you very much for the great review. We are happy to know that we have met your expectations.

5 out of 5

Very clean and pleasant hotel

Stayed only one night, but it was very clean and nice all around. Would stay here again!

Posted by on 31 Aug. 2015

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Comment from Hotel Management

23 Jan. 2016 by Halifax Marriott Harbourfront

Thank you for the great review!

3 out of 5

Potentially nice hotel with noise problems

Pros: Location, comfort, room.
Cons: Event scheduling, soundproofing, transparent communication
Location: Right on the harborwalk, close to historic sights and good shopping
We stayed two nights in a room on the second floor overlooking the boardwalk. An ideal location, a comfortable room, nice pool and exercise room - what could be better? The first night a wedding in the hotel function room kept us awake until 1:00pm. We called at 8:00pm and the staff did not want to acknowledge there was a wedding at all, but said they would they party to turn down the music. When they finally admitted they had booked a wedding, they said they expected it to end soon. I called back at 10:00pm when nothing had changed, and asked for an update. They called back to tell me that the music would continue until 1:00am, and did we want to change rooms. We decided not to move in the middle of the night. The next night we again were kept awake, but it wasn't the hotel's fault; the bar outside our window had loud live music.

Posted by , from MA on 29 Jul. 2015

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1 out of 5

Bait and Switch

This property is not worthy of the Marriott name. I checked in on a special deal of $ per night, US for six nights. The hotel is adequate, but not luxurious by any means. When work required that I extend my stay, I asked if I could book five more days at the same rate. The desk clerk assured me I could. At check out time, they had bumped the rate to $ per night-you can stay at the Delta (a truly fine hotel) for less! The manager refused to honor the rate I'd been promised by a member of his own staff. I don't like to be lied to; that the manager wouldn't honor the rate but take it up with his staff behind closed doors is unconscionable.

Posted by on 2 Sep. 2009

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5 out of 5

Great Stay

Great location with easy access to waterfront points of interest. Parking is extra. Would recommend booking option with breakfast included; otherwise it is a bit pricey.

Posted by on 11 Aug. 2008

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3 out of 5

The little touches were missing.

A basic free continental breakfast in that we've found in most hotels was missing; no ice bucket nor a small refridgerator to keep a couple drinks cold. These are amenities we've become accustomed as we travel. \n \nThey boasted of the free web browser in the room (WebTV), but anything beyond basic news and weather was an extra fee. \n \nThere was ample closet space, but only 3 small drawers in the entertainment center for our clothes. \n \nWe were not thrilled with a $* a day fee to park our car in their parking garage. \n \nAll in all this hotel sparkled visually, but just didn't offer the comforts that we like to have when we travel. (The staff was really nice, though.)

Posted by on 12 Sep. 2007

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2 out of 5

Mariott Halifax Harbourfront

Great location on the Harbor waterfront. Very friendly, courteous staff. Standard rooms just OK - no fridge or microwave. Already over-priced hotel charges $* Extra per day for high speed internet. Hotel Restaurants over priced with somewhat limited menus and mediocre food. Connecting covered walkway to the Nova Scotia Casino seems to be the really major "draw"! There is no comparison to the Raddison Suites on Hollis Street just a few blocks away at essentially the same price - or, somewhat less. \n

Posted by on 17 Aug. 2007

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About the Halifax Marriott Harbourfront Hotel

Location 1919 Upper Water St, Halifax, NS B3J3J5

Renovations + Closures

The property will be renovating from 15 August 2018 to 30 April 2019 (completion date subject to change). The following areas are affected:

  • Select guestrooms

During renovations, the hotel will make every effort to minimize noise and disturbance.

Property Features

Halifax Marriott Harbourfront Hotel offers its guests a full-service spa, an indoor pool, and a spa tub. There are 2 restaurants on site, as well as a coffee shop/café and a snack bar/deli. There's an onsite business center. Public spaces have free WiFi. Event space at this hotel measures 22000 square feet (2044 square meters) and includes conference space. A 24-hour fitness center, spa services, and a terrace are also featured at the eco-friendly Halifax Marriott Harbourfront Hotel. Limited parking is available for a fee and is offered on a first-come, first-served basis. This 4-star Halifax hotel is smoke free.

  • 1 building
  • 352 guestrooms or units
  • 6 levels
  • 2 dining venues
  • 22000 sq ft of conference space
  • 2044 sq m of conference space
  • Built in 1985
  • Coffee shop
  • Deli
  • Poolside lounge chairs
  • Business facilities
  • Conference space
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Dry cleaning
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Express check-out
  • Staff is multilingual
  • Front-desk safe
  • Concierge
  • Wedding services available
  • Terrace
  • Gift shop
  • Beauty salon
  • Newspapers in lobby (free)
  • Television in lobby
  • ATM
  • Bellhop
  • Elevator
  • No smoking on site

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family Property
  • Indoor pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Snack bar/deli
  • Laundry facilities
  • Sofa bed
  • Refrigerator
  • Free cribs/infant beds

Internet

Available in all rooms: WiFi (surcharge) , Wired Internet access (surcharge)

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking

Self parking (surcharge) , Valet parking (surcharge) , Parking (limited spaces) , Offsite parking discounted rates available

Transport

  • Airport: Halifax, NS (YHZ-Stanfield Intl.) (32.3 km / 20.1 mi)
  • Train station: Halifax Station (2.1 km / 1.3 mi)
  • Parking: Valet parking and self parking available for a surcharge

Room Amenities

Halifax Marriott Harbourfront Hotel offers 352 air-conditioned accommodations with safes and complimentary newspapers. Accommodations offer separate sitting areas and include sofa beds. Pillowtop beds feature premium bedding. 25-inch flat-screen televisions come with satellite channels. Guests can make use of the in-room refrigerators and coffee/tea makers. Bathrooms include shower/tub combinations, designer toiletries, and hair dryers. This Halifax hotel provides wired and wireless Internet access for a surcharge. Business-friendly amenities include desks and phones. Additionally, rooms include complimentary bottled water and irons/ironing boards. Housekeeping is provided daily.

  • Sitting area
  • Pillowtop beds
  • Pull-out sofa bed
  • In-room dining (limited hours)
  • Flat-screen television
  • Satellite channels
  • Refrigerator
  • Coffee maker
  • Luxury bedding
  • Shower and tub combination
  • Cribs (free)
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Newspapers (free)
  • Hair dryer
  • Safe
  • Designer toiletries
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Desk
  • Blackout drapes
  • Climate control (air conditioning)
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Connecting rooms available

Food & Drink

For a fee, guests can enjoy buffet breakfast on weekdays from 6:30 AM to 10:30 AM and on weekends from 7 AM to 11 AM.

Harbourstone sea grill - This restaurant specializes in seafood and serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar. Open daily.

Stone's Throw Patio - This restaurant specializes in local cuisine and serves lunch and dinner. Open daily.

Balancing Rock Coffeehous - This coffee shop serves breakfast, lunch, and light fare. Open daily.

Room service (during limited hours) is available.

Spa Services

  • Spa tub in spa
  • Couples treatment rooms
  • Massages on beach
  • Manicures and pedicures
  • Body treatments
  • Body wraps
  • Facial treatments
  • Body scrubs
  • Aromatherapy treatments
  • Hydrotherapy treatments
  • Massages

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time starts at 4 PM
  • Check-in time ends at midnight
  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Check-out

  • Check-out by 11 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Kids stay free! Children stay free when using existing bedding.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available for CAD 20.
  • Free cribs (infant beds)!

Pets

  • Pets: CAD 60 per accommodation, per stay

Policies

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

A cash deposit, credit card, or debit 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.

Fees

Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Breakfast fee: between CAD 5 and CAD 23 per person (approximately)
  • Fee for in-room wireless Internet: CAD 15.95 per day (rates may vary)
  • Fee for in-room wired Internet: CAD 15.95 per day (rates may vary)
  • Self parking fee: CAD 31 per day
  • Valet parking fee: CAD 37 per day
  • Pet fee: CAD 60 per accommodation, per stay

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

You should know

  • Pool access available from 6 AM to 10 AM.
  • Reservations are needed for massage services and spa treatments. For reservations, contact the hotel before arrival using the contact information on the booking confirmation.
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property 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.