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Halifax Marriott Harbourfront Hotel
Ranked #9 of 28 Hotels in Halifax
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Chagrin Falls, Ohio
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“Harbourfront beats downtown”
Reviewed October 5, 2012

On two trips to Halifax we staid once at the Cambridge downtown and once at the Marriott Harbourfront. In terms of brightness, cleanliness, optimal location for tourist activities you can't beat the Marriott. The front desk personnel at both hotels were pleasant and helpful but the Cambridge is dreary whereas the Marriott is cheery.

Stayed October 2012
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Reviewed October 3, 2012

I stayed at this hotel 4 years ago and happily returned last week. It's in a great location. The room was very nicely decorated. The bed was super comfortable. The gym was great.

My flight was in early and I just expected to check my bags when arriving. As it turned out they had a room for me. Much appreciated.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled on business
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HalifaxMarriott, Public Relations Manager at Halifax Marriott Harbourfront Hotel, responded to this review, October 15, 2012
We pride ourselves on excellent guest service and will go the extra mile whenever possible to ensure out guests are happy and comfortable. Thank you for staying with us!
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Austin, Texas
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Reviewed September 26, 2012

We were at the Marriott Harbourfront for a week for a conference. Our room had a view of the harbor and when the fog cooperated, it was a nice one. :-) As others have noted, it is a very convenient location and great for walking to shops, museums, the casino, and restaurants. The members of the staff we interacted with were friendly and helpful. It was a very pleasant stay.

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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled on business
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HalifaxMarriott, Public Relations Manager at Halifax Marriott Harbourfront Hotel, responded to this review, October 15, 2012
It is excellent to hear that you had such a pleasant stay! Thank you for your comments.
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scotland
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Reviewed September 24, 2012

Stayed for a week at this hotel & really didn't want to leave! Location is superb - very close to the buzz of the waterfront, very strollable in the evenings and handy for the tourist type shops/boat trips/pubs/restaurants/museum etc etc essential to a holiday in Halifax. We took the wee ferry acrosss to Dartmouth one evening which was $4 well spent as one trip over gives free return within 90mins. Lovely chance to see the lights of Halifax from the other side reflected in the water. Our hotel room was lovley, well appointed, had heat/cool and the lifts (2) very fast to reach the 6th floor. The hotel was very quiet - corridors carpeted which makes for quiet nights & the enormous bed was excellent. We had concierge room which on certain days gave free breakfast and evening food which was a great idea. We had a hire car & parking under the hotel was payable but at a reduced rate & the barrier operated by swiping the room key. The food in the Fife & Drum (sports type) bar with big screen TVs adjoining/part of the hotel was convenient and very good quality (but not cheap - nothing really is in the Waterfront area). The Fife & Drum exit takes you out to the Lower Deck which is a popular pub with live music.There are all facilities you would expect from a hotel of this type, also a business centre which gives free internet access & printing of boarding pass etc. Staff at reception were very friendly and the cleaning staff friendly and helpful. This was an excellent choice of hotel & we'll be going back. Can't wait!

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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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HalifaxMarriott, Public Relations Manager at Halifax Marriott Harbourfront Hotel, responded to this review, October 15, 2012
We thank you for taking the time to leave so many positive pointers for our future guests! We are pleased that you had such a magnificent stay with us, and are looking forward to welcoming you back in the near future.
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Dallas, Texas, United States
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Reviewed September 22, 2012

We are in the Marriot loyalty program and chose this hotel for the perks offered to us. It was a good decision. It is right on the harbour and provides a great walk to lots of amenities - views, the casino, restaurants, bars, farmer's market, and just plain old people watching. The valet and bell staff wears kilts - what a kick! The hotel was excellent - a very comfortable bed, lovely room with a view, comfortable and functional bathroom, and a charging system for all of your electronics. There is also a safe, but it is tucked away in a drawer and takes some searching to find it. Breakfast buffet is well done and served in a lovely setting with a spectacular view of the harbour. We didn't eat in the hotel for dinner, but did have a drink and nibbles in the Fife & Drum. Don't bother eating here. All in all, a very nice experience.

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HalifaxMarriott, Public Relations Manager at Halifax Marriott Harbourfront Hotel, responded to this review, October 15, 2012
We are delighted to hear that you had the opportunity to explore our surrounding amenities due to our unbeatable location. Starting this fall we will be undergoing renovations in our lobby and food and beverage outlets, which will include replacing the Fife&Drum and 44 North with a new Restaurant and Bar! We hope to see you in the future.
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Hillsdale,Ontario. Canada
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Reviewed September 19, 2012

We were well received at the Hotel and had requested a room on the top floor which is on the eight floor overlooking the harbour. At the end of the hall , you are able to walk out to a large patio with a great view of the harbour and the cruise ships. Just below us along the waterfront there are many of excellent eateries and small shopping stores. From across the street you can access the ferry that goes across to Dartmouth every 20 minutes for 2.50. So much of history and the hotel is in the heart of the city withing walking distance .

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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled on business
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HalifaxMarriott, Public Relations Manager at Halifax Marriott Harbourfront Hotel, responded to this review, October 15, 2012
Thank you so much for your feedback, we look forward to seeing you again!
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Dieppe, Canada
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Reviewed September 18, 2012

Very helpful staff, from the front desk, to the valets, housekeepers, & Concierge room attendants. Absolutley gorgeous high end linens in the room (you want to get in bed, and stay there)! Huge room, vaulted cathedral ceilings. Situated in the heart of downtown Halifax in Historic Properties area, with lots of eclectic shops, cafes and restaurants.The gym at this hotel is one of the best hotel gyms ever! Immaculately clean. Large parking spots, and wide lanes, which is really a bonus when travelling with an SUV. Concierge room is such a nice treat. Not one negative thing to say about this hotel! Stay here!!

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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled on business
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We appreciate you leaving us your comments, and are thrilled that you were able to take advantage of all of our wonderful amenities. Thank you!
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Property: Halifax Marriott Harbourfront Hotel
Address: 1919 Upper Water St, Halifax, Nova Scotia B3J 3J5, Canada
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Location: Canada > Nova Scotia > Halifax Region > Halifax
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#2 Spa Hotel in Halifax
#3 Luxury Hotel in Halifax
#7 Family Hotel in Halifax
#7 Business Hotel in Halifax
#8 Romantic Hotel in Halifax
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:4 star — Halifax Marriott Harbourfront Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 344
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Directly connected to Casino Nova Scotia by indoor skyway, Halifax Marriott Harbourfront Hotel offers a unique, modern, and chic space for guests to enjoy a stay in Halifax. Our Halifax hotel's restaurant, Harbourstone Sea Grill & Pour House - as well as our exquisite full-service Interlude Spa and spectacular views of the Halifax Harbour - make our hotel in Halifax a gem and a desired accommodation. At our Halifax, Nova Scotia hotel, you will be able to experience the best of Halifax from an ideal location. Your time in the city will be elevated while you stay with us, in our premier downtown location on the Harbour and close to everything business and vacation guests need. Halifax Marriott Harbourfront Hotel offers luxurious hotel rooms and suites with picturesque views, plush bedding, and marble bathrooms. We provide Wi-Fi access, Starbucks® in our hotel lobby every morning, and other hotel perks including a 24-hour fitness facility and indoor pool and whirlpool. ... more   less 
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