The Lord Nelson Hotel & Suites

Halifax, Nova Scotia

The hotel

Originally built October 1928, The Lord Nelson Hotel and Suites oozes historic charm but with a modern twist. You’ll feel right at home here, especially with the English-style pub. Right by the Halifax Public Gardens, you’re in the perfect place to head out and enjoy the city. Stroll to the waterfront and dine overlooking the sea, or take a picnic to one of the nearby parks, sit and watch the world go by.


  • Bar
  • Room Service
  • Valet parking
  • Internet Access
  • Close to City Centre
  • Restaurant

Where is it

In Halifax, overlooking the 16-acre Halifax Public Gardens, a short walk from the waterfront. Transfer time from Halifax airport: 35 minutes.

Hotel information

262 rooms, all with air-conditioning, 32" flat screen TV, Aveda spa products, telephone, Nespresso coffee machine, complimentary bottle of water, iHome radio with charging station, hair dryer, iron and board, mini-fridge and mini-bar*. Classic Rooms have either 1 queen-size bed or 2 queen-size beds, sleeping maximum 3 adults.

The Arms Restaurant (English pub fare open for brunch, lunch and dinner). Room service*. 24-hour fitness facility. Complimentary downtown car service (available Mon–Fri between 7:30am–10:00am). Concierge. Complimentary WiFi. Self-parking CA$28 plus tax, per day, and valet parking CA$40 plus tax, per day (payable locally, subject to change).

*Denotes local charge.

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Traveller rating

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Jun 22, 2020 Daliah A

Have stayed here many times. Great location and really nice hotel. Unfortunately, due to Covid, the arms was only doing take out or room service. Staff is excellent. Highly recommend. The pillows were a tad poofy for me, but other than it was excellent. Park Suite is wonderful.
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Jun 19, 2020 902nicoletee Dartmouth, Canada

The team remembered we were celebrating our wedding anniversary from when we had originally booked our stay. They went the extra mile to make the day feel exceptionally special. Amazing room, views and close to all the best restaurants in the downtown core. They also offer an incredible discounted rate for those who work within healthcare.
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Jun 10, 2020 sellis893

Clean, comfortable and a unique British charm. Friendly staff and excellent location for people who needed to stay in Halifax due to having loved ones in the hospital. Also very close to shopping and restaurans.
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May 25, 2020 Rob M

The staff made this experience absolutely perfect, from check in to check out. The food was phenomenal and the anniversary card from the staff was just the icing on the cake. We will definitely be back
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Apr 12, 2020 mjsc0t Halifax, Canada

Generally excellent - I was there because my husband was scheduled to have surgery and I required someplace close to the hospital for a couple of nights. With the exception of the front desk clerk on the evening I arrived (difficult to understand accent and lack of knowledge re information important to my stay), the staff were awesome.