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 A very special treat in my own city !

Jan 20, 2020 michelgilbertd Edmundston

I attended a winter retreat with a chorus I sing with. I love locally, but it was very convenient to stay over due to a full schedule for the event, from a Friday evening to a Saturday evening. The welcoming attitude upon arrival was the best hospitality. The room was so comfy, so clean, had everything plus some special touches, a tourist would… Read more
I attended a winter retreat with a chorus I sing with. I love locally, but it was very convenient to stay over due to a full schedule for the event, from a Friday evening to a Saturday evening. The welcoming attitude upon arrival was the best hospitality. The room was so comfy, so clean, had everything plus some special touches, a tourist would have to be impressed! I had several meals on my own there, and the hotel also was contracted to provide our closing dinner, and the food was top notch. It had been many years since I had been there, this is a gem of a hotel :) Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating difficult process for reservations

Jan 18, 2020 radicaljack nova scotia

I've stayed in this hotel quite often, and it's quite nice and it's very handy for the train station, but the booking process is convulated to the point of being painful. The hotel is handy for pier 21 and the waterfront. The streets to the west of it are a bit sketchy. Because of the difficulty in booking ( even if you call the hotel directly,… Read more
I've stayed in this hotel quite often, and it's quite nice and it's very handy for the train station, but the booking process is convulated to the point of being painful. The hotel is handy for pier 21 and the waterfront. The streets to the west of it are a bit sketchy. Because of the difficulty in booking ( even if you call the hotel directly, you are transferred to a call cantre God knows where) I would not stay her if I wasn't going on the train Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Excellent, classic, full service hotel convenient to train and harbour

Jan 1, 2020 travel-here-there Vienna, Virginia

Since one might never know the weather or if the Ocean will arrive on time, we decided to book at the Westin connected directly to the VIA station. It was an excellent choice with a short walk from the concourse to checkin, with friendly reception and a newly renovated lobby. The rooms and services were great, with a nice welcome note and half… Read more
Since one might never know the weather or if the Ocean will arrive on time, we decided to book at the Westin connected directly to the VIA station. It was an excellent choice with a short walk from the concourse to checkin, with friendly reception and a newly renovated lobby. The rooms and services were great, with a nice welcome note and half bottle of wine greeting us. Since it was relatively late, we chose to eat in the lobby bar which has the full menu and great beverages. The seafood chowder is NOT to be missed and the best I have ever had in my life. I would come back here JUST for that. There are hints of the age of the hotel here and there, including some of the noises from the ventilation system and pipes and such, but generally found everything more than adequate. We stayed for breakfast in the morning and found the waffles and omelettes excellent along with the rest of the spread. The restaurant staff were as friendly and professional as everyone else we encountered. To top it off, we found the on premise car rental very handy to get around for a quick day and save money compared to a cab to the airport. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating VERY CONSIDERATE SERVICE

Dec 20, 2019 999xinyuw Sydney, Canada

I checked in here for two days, and Westin's service was great, and they provided us with a bed and a basin for our dog, because we brought our dogs here. And they provide valet parking service. Also, the rooms of Westin are pretty new and clean.it is a very nice choice for the trip.
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Breakfast is amazing.

Dec 11, 2019 aimeliec

This breakfast was amazing, lots to choose from. José is the best server ever!!! So kind and friendly, also very funny. Made our breakfast experience very warm and cozy. Would strongly recommend coming here for breakfast!!