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Commons Inn

5780 West Street, Halifax, Nova Scotia B3K 1H8, Canada
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Calgary, Alberta, Canada
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26 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I decided to give this place a chance despite some of the negative reviews..was staying on my own without the family. I had a comfortable stay; hotel was a bit outdated but room was clean and comfortable. It's an older building much like the rowhouses in the surrounding neighbourhood, which I found charming. Staff was great and knew the area,... More 

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Gothenburg Sweden
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36 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2015

This place is just ok. Simple rooms. Ours was in the half basement, not very fresh. We opened the window for fresh air and getting rid of the slightly moldy smell. The young staff was very friendly and helpful. The location is in an area that gives a somewhat worn and decrepit impression, slightly off center but reachable by a... More 

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Columbus, Mississippi
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55 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2015

I stayed in the Inn years ago and it was good. It seems to be under new ownership and things have slipped a bit. The room was clean but the television worked on the first night with the help of the desk clerk, but died on the second day.

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Weston super Mare, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
20 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

I am not normally one to write a negative review, in fact I think this is the first. The room was very old and dingy, not lights on the ceiling. No space to hang clothes or even lay suitcase. No mirror. The beds were small and very uncomfortable, and there was a extremely noisy fridge in the room, which I... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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54 reviews
29 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2015

Commons Inn is in a quiet residential area of Halifax only 15 minutes walk to downtown. Our room was very small with very limited storage space. The bathroom was a reasonable size. There was a fridge and microwave in the room but no cutlery or crockery provided. Breakfast was good and included in the price with a range of quality... More 

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Grunstadt, Germany
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28 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2015

This Hotel is totally worth to stay. It is located at the cool North End in Halifax in walking distance to Gus' Pub etc. Don't expect too much but staff is friendly and the rooms are clean. Downtown is in walking distance too (15 min). Price is almost reasonable.

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McCutchenville, Ohio
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015

they came in 5 mins to fix my wyfi,,,,carried my luggage to my room.....and helped when I left,,,, ,breakfast was nice also... ........my bed was soft... I had micro and fridge too..... no elevators,,,but hand rails ..it was fine with me......its not a fancy place..........but the price was really good...........,its an old fashioned type place......a few blocks from my best... More 

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Fergus, Canada
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11 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2015

We arrived and then had to circle the building to find our way in, as there must have been at least 4 doors with signs directing us to keep going around the building. We booked our rooms on-line and found our booking all screwed up when we got there, although they did try to accommodate us and gave us a... More 

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13 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

After midnight the people across the hall had a huge fight. We weren't sure if we should call the police! Beds were small and uncomfortable. Bathroom was small but clean. Overall pretty dingy It kind of had a student ghetto feel to the place. The staff was pretty quirky. He said some odd, inappropriate things while we were waiting. The... More 

1 Thank Lisa S
Kitchener, Canada
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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

Do not be tempted by the low price... it is not worth it! We booked the suite, for our family of four, which was two large rooms that had been joined together with the adjoining wall removed. It was as expected, although we noticed extensive water damage in the ceiling over the couch and lounge area. We went to diner,... More 

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