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“Excellent location, helpful staff”
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Waverley Inn
Ranked #12 of 28 Hotels in Halifax
Certificate of Excellence
Providence, RI
Level 3 Contributor
21 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Excellent location, helpful staff”
Reviewed August 12, 2014

Everything you want to do in Halifax is a short walk from the Waverley Inn, and they have parking (a premium in the heart of Halifax). It has the feeling of the late 19th or early 20th century, the "boom town" days of Halifax. Nice breakfast spread. However, this is not the place if you want to avoid stairs.

Room Tip: Stay on the first floor if you don't want lots of stairs.
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  • Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
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16 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed August 10, 2014 via mobile

This is not a modern inn .. step back in time with this beautiful building .. beautiful rooms. If you have trouble with stairs stay on the main floor. Great location only a few minutes walk to pier 21 and the harbor walk. My one recommendation to the hotel would be for the big price we pay to have muffins or something out for those of us that leave early. We were told at 630am there was nothing left yet I saw some employer walking with plates of them for -later-. I'm sure someone could have gone into the breakfast room for us (opening later that morning) to grab a scone or something .. took you from a 5 to a 4

Stayed August 2014, traveled as a couple
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Guelph, Canada
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9 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed August 9, 2014

The hotel is an interesting historical building. The choice of décor is odd -- there are all sorts of antiques which are not really functional or decorative -- they're just antiques. for example, there were antiques in our room that would not have been used in bedrooms. It was difficult to find a power outlet that was not in use that was functional (for charging cell phones, etc.) The day staff was helpful, but the night staff seemed a little offhand. It was quite a climb to our room. Parking was handy, and the hotel is close to much of what you'd want to do in Halifax. I notice people mentioning the snacks at night -- the snacks had usually run out by the time we got to them, and we weren't out that late, and I am suspicious that the decaf tea was really caffeinated, given the disturbed sleep I had one night. Breakfast was dismal.

Room Tip: Try for lower floor, away from lobby and exit to parking.
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  • Stayed August 2014, traveled with friends
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Level 5 Contributor
52 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed August 7, 2014

The best value for your money in Halifax!!! Beautiful hotel, perfectly located within walking distance of harbour and citadel and many great restaurants. The inn is decorated with gorgeous antiques and rooms are great!!! Awesome hot breakfast included with your room. You can't go wrong with this location - have stayed here twice, (five years apart), and it is always great!!

Room Tip: Some rooms are smaller (still larger than New York lol) but still beautiful. If you want more spac...
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  • Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
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POMFRET CENTER
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57 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed August 7, 2014

The Waverley is a beautiful old inn, well taken care of and clean. Easy walking distance to the harbor and off the street parking, a great place to take in Halifax on foot. My husband and I had a beautiful queen room on the first floor and our friends had an equally nice king room also on the first floor. Breakfast was not the best but it worked for us. We had no real negatives to our visit and the staff was great!

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with friends
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Saint Thomas, Canada
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed July 23, 2014

Our room was at the very top of the hotel, and it was a long climb as there are no elevators there. Enjoyed the eclectic furnishings and portraits and the friendly staff. The tea and "sweets" available near reception were a nice touch. The room was a little "tight," but very clean and tidy. Housekeeping did a really great job throughout our three-day stay. The bed could have been more comfortable. Not enough space for two, and I kept slipping down towards the side. Breakfast wasn't amazing, but certainly adequate. Wi-Fi cut out a few times...Really great location, just a few blocks down to the boardwalk and many good restaurants nearby.

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
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Dallas, Texas
Level 6 Contributor
173 reviews
67 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
Reviewed July 20, 2014

I am sorry to report negatively about this hotel, as I love old restored inns rather than brand new generic hotels. Yet I was most disappointed when we checked in here. They do have free parking and a free breakfast, but that didn't make up for the rest. Our room had one of the loud floor unit A/C machines (which did help drown out some of the street noise) and was overcrowded with huge walnut beds and a dresser, wardrobe, vanity and two uncomfortable upholstered chairs. There was really no room for us! And though I am not surprised at small bathrooms in old hotels, this was very small with no counter space. The decor was overpowering rather than charming or elegant. Sadly it's a"no" for me on this inn.

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with friends
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Additional Information about Waverley Inn

Property: Waverley Inn
Address: 1266 Barrington St, Halifax, Nova Scotia B3J 1Y5, Canada
Location: Canada > Nova Scotia > Halifax Region > Halifax > South End
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Hotel Style:
#2 Best Value Hotel in Halifax
#9 Romantic Hotel in Halifax
#10 Family Hotel in Halifax
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Waverley Inn 3*
Number of rooms: 34
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Beautifully restored and centrally located inn close to all of downtown Halifax's major attractions. Thirty-four antique-filled rooms all with en-suite bath, many with Jacuzzi. A non-smoking property offering free parking, continental-plus breakfast buffet and high-speed wireless. History and hospitality join hands at Halifax's Waverley Inn. ... more   less 
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