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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Image of the Tripadvisor rating Wonderful hotel experience

Sep 26, 2020 Dianne C

This is a very clean hotel in a fantastic location. The room had special touches, like Aveda toiletries, an Espresso machine with fresh creamers and milk in the fridge. The hotel COVID protocol was excellent and made us feel safe. Staff are very friendly and helpful.
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Enjoyable and Relaxing

Sep 24, 2020 herr0nkristyella Digby, Canada

The Staff here understand the concept of Hospitality. They are kind considerate and professional. The rooms are comfortable and well maintained. The site offers access to the downtown and is close to the Public Gardens. The site is also fully wheelchair accessible. We highly recommend.
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Great getaway

Sep 23, 2020 donnacampbell67 Saint John, Canada

The room was very comfortable. Clean. The staff was very friendly and knowledgeable. Any question we had were answered. The hotel was quiet. Parking was very convenient. Convenient location. Offered a healthcare rate. Excellent deal.
Image of the Tripadvisor rating My mini vacation at the great Lord Nelson

Sep 20, 2020 mplaye892064 Halifax, Canada

Staff were amazing, polite, friendly great team, the Lord Nelson Has an old charm, which is hard to find in ithis day and age! I think it is a very romantic Hotel! So relaxing, I stayed another day! Location great! Clean! The Arms restaurant and pub real food! I really can't say enough about the Lord Nelson!
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Nicest hotel I have stayed in for years.

Sep 19, 2020 John P Lunenburg, Canada

Great location for Shopping, the Public Gardens, and the Hospital complex. All within walking distance Comfortable decor throughout. Wonderful service. We did our Booking directly with the hotel, and no problems. We only had 2 days, but next time we will allow for more time there.