Westin Nova Scotian

Halifax, Nova Scotia

The hotel

Throwing you into Halifax's celebrated maritime scene, this Westin outpost puts you right in the charming Seaport District, with museums, galleries, and the Halifax Seaport Farmers' Market all in easy reach. You may be by the waterfront, with views of Halifax Harbour or Cornwallis Park from your guest room, but you're still within walking distance of the old Citadel, around 1.2 miles away. With dining, shopping, and sightseeing surrounding it, Westin Nova Scotian could have rested on its location laurels, but they've added extra touches like a heated indoor pool, Roy's Lounge, and Elements on Hollis, serving up comfort food classics.

Amenities

  • Bar
  • Swimming Pool
  • Room Service
  • Fitness Centre/Gym
  • Internet Access
  • Close to City Centre
  • Restaurant

Where is it

In the heart of Halifax Seaport District (downtown), overlooking Halifax harbour and a short distance from shopping and dining areas. Transfer time from Halifax airport: 30 minutes.

Hotel information

300 rooms and 10 suites over 11 floors. All rooms with air conditioning, complimentary bottled water, coffee/tea making facilities, iron and board, mini fridge, pull-out sofa bed, safe, bathrobes, bath amenities, bathtub, hair dryer and TV. Standard Rooms have 1 queen-size bed or 2 double beds, sleeping maximum 3 adults or 2 adults and 1 child.

Premium Rooms have harbour views, with 1 king-size bed or 1 queen-size bed, sleeping maximum 2 adults.

Studio Suites are larger and feature floor to ceiling windows, balcony, evening turndown service, living area with sofa bed, whirlpool in bathroom and 1 king-size bed, sleeping maximum 2 adults.

Elements on Hollis (open for breakfast, lunch and dinner) and Roy's Lounge (urban chic lounge, open for lunch and dinner). 24-hour room service*. Heated swimming pool and whirlpool. Fitness centre. Barber and beauty shop. Car rental. Concierge desk.

*Denotes local charge.

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Image of the Tripadvisor rating Wonderful Place to Ready for Mission!

Apr 15, 2020 KiloTun Halifax, Canada

During the COVID outbreak, I was with the crew of HMCS VILLE DE QUEBEC of the Royal Canadian Navy, during our 14 day quarantine prior to proceeding out to sea in support of the federal response. This was, understandably, a very stressful time being apart from family and friends, but the staff at the Westin did everything they could to make the… Read more
During the COVID outbreak, I was with the crew of HMCS VILLE DE QUEBEC of the Royal Canadian Navy, during our 14 day quarantine prior to proceeding out to sea in support of the federal response. This was, understandably, a very stressful time being apart from family and friends, but the staff at the Westin did everything they could to make the stay as comfortable as possible and I sincerely appreciated all their efforts. The food was delivered promptly and delicious (the butter chicken was a personal favourite!). The rooms were comfortable, clean and spacious. I particularly appreciated that the Westin waived the individual fee for high speed internet thus allowing face time with family. What impressed me most was that although the staff were thrust into this uncertain and novel situation, they responded with amazing flexibility and admirable patience (dealing with a bunch of sailors can be... trying). They even indulged our morale support actions by enabling our two BINGO nights. On a personal note, Guest Services was always on point with me and always provided everything that I needed promptly. In particular, a big shout out to Janielle who had my preferred drinks locked in almost immediately and was always a cheery voice on the other end of the phone! It was wonderful to have a steadying reminder of normalcy and kindness in this frankly very scary time. All in all, a wonderful experience. Again, all props to the staff and their efforts going above and beyond. I can say that I, for one, am extremely grateful for everything they did to support my sailors and myself. While difficult to fully express my thanks, I will simply close by saying that I definitely owe them a drink later. Thanks for everything! Stay safe! Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating They really went above and beyond!

Apr 6, 2020 Norm H Lower Sackville, Canada

The staff has been amazing. I'm in the Canadian Military and staying with my ship's company in the Westin for two weeks in isolation. The staff have been really helpful not only with missing items, things we forgot at home, but they are helping in ways out of the ordinary. We aren't allowed to leave our rooms for any reason so exercise has been an… Read more
The staff has been amazing. I'm in the Canadian Military and staying with my ship's company in the Westin for two weeks in isolation. The staff have been really helpful not only with missing items, things we forgot at home, but they are helping in ways out of the ordinary. We aren't allowed to leave our rooms for any reason so exercise has been an issue. My passion is cycling so the staff brought me a stationary bike up from the gym! The food has been hot and on time, delivered to 270 of us, without fail. It is gourmet fair and much appreciated. If you stay here, ask for Michelle or Danielle as they can solve anything! Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Great stay with Great "Sleep well" oil at The Westin Nova Scotian

Mar 30, 2020 JamesTa95 Sydney, Canada

I had a great stay at The Westin Nova Scotian with an immaculate service of this hotel. The staff was incredibly friendly and helpful. The room was so beautiful with a brilliant sunrise view and comfy bed. Especially, I always feel troubles when sleeping in strange place but at that time, "Sleep well" oil was the best thing that I remembered the… Read more
I had a great stay at The Westin Nova Scotian with an immaculate service of this hotel. The staff was incredibly friendly and helpful. The room was so beautiful with a brilliant sunrise view and comfy bed. Especially, I always feel troubles when sleeping in strange place but at that time, "Sleep well" oil was the best thing that I remembered the most as it helps my sleep more comfortably in the comfy bed. The location was quite convenient to take a stroll to Harbour and Public Garden. I would recommend this hotel to anyone who visits Halifax and definitely stay in this hotel if I have a chance in the future. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Exceptional hotel with fantastic view

Mar 29, 2020 jessiequang Sydney, Canada

I stayed at The Westin Nova Scotian for 1 night to wait for my transit flight and it was such as wonderful experience. Staff here were incredibly friendly and supportive. They helped to with fast process of check-in and allowed me to early-check-in although I came to hotel 4 hours earlier than check-in time. After checkout, the bellman even… Read more
I stayed at The Westin Nova Scotian for 1 night to wait for my transit flight and it was such as wonderful experience. Staff here were incredibly friendly and supportive. They helped to with fast process of check-in and allowed me to early-check-in although I came to hotel 4 hours earlier than check-in time. After checkout, the bellman even helped me to bring my bulky luggage to the bus station. Room was super clean with many useful facilities and had a nice view to the harbor. Especially, they provided room with special amenities such as Sleeping oil, which helped me to relax easily after long-flight. I really loved this special treatment. Unfortunately I did not have much time to try their spa or restaurant, which seem to be very good. I will absolutely visit this hotel again in the future to explore more. Read less
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Mar 11, 2020 408AnnM Port Mcnicoll

A brief family getaway to Halifax was made exceptional by this hotel. Upon walking into the lobby I was immediately impressed by the classic beauty of the place.....even while dragging 2 very tired little boys with me. Our room was perfectly laid out with a stunning view of the city. We were in walking distance to many local attractions including… Read more
A brief family getaway to Halifax was made exceptional by this hotel. Upon walking into the lobby I was immediately impressed by the classic beauty of the place.....even while dragging 2 very tired little boys with me. Our room was perfectly laid out with a stunning view of the city. We were in walking distance to many local attractions including an incredible farmer's market. The cleanliness, historical significance and great customer service made this a place to remember. Read less