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“DO NOT STAY IN THIS HOTEL”
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Commons Inn
Ranked #26 of 28 Hotels in Halifax
quispamsis
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“DO NOT STAY IN THIS HOTEL”
Reviewed September 22, 2012

We were fooled by looking at the website of this motel. i can not emphasize enough what type of facility this is. Dirty, run down, MOUSE DROPPINGS, etc.. We checked into our room and quickly decided we could not stay. i would emphasize that we are not people that are bothered by things that are not quite up to standard but this place is way beyond a place you want to lay your head down. Management really needs to get out of this business and consider being a boarding house. i suspect they are hanging on for the boom that will hit Haifax when the ships start to be built hanging their hat on the fact their will likely be a room shortage and it people will settle for whatever is available. i say again do not stay in this hotel! If their is a postive review on this website is would have to have been written by hotel staff. To make matters worse the manager would not consider a refund. STAY AWAY FROM THE COMMONS INN.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Vancouver, Canada
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Reviewed September 14, 2012

This hotel was not clean. That is my biggest beef! The beds seemed okay but there was dirt on baseboards in the bathroom and the bath was not clean and for the three nights we stayed there, the place was not vacuumed. Stand anything but dirt! Breakfast, yes, unimaginative. Flowers in baskets half dead and general feeling of neglect. No coffee maker. As well, it was too far away from most of the sites.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with friends
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Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
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Reviewed August 19, 2012

I recently stayed here for a night. The staff were all really pleasant and happy to help with anything I needed. I found the location to be pretty good, it's a 15-20 minute walk to downtown Halifax but there is lots to see along the way! The bed was great and the hotel room was a pretty good size for myself. I didn't realize that there wasn't an elevator so I did have to carry things upstairs. It looked like there was a little bit of work needed in the bathroom, mainly the floor, but that and the lack of elevator were really the only downsides. I would definitely stay here again if I am back in the Halifax area.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled solo
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Vancouver BC
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
Reviewed August 15, 2012

Sketchy part of town, the overall look of the establishment is run down. Acceptable decor and unimaginative 'continental' breakfast. Comments in the guest book were singing its praises so some people must like it. The price was right.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
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Boston, Massachusetts
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed August 14, 2012 via mobile

We took one look at the room and practically ran out, it was that bad. The neighborhood was also sketchy and really too far away from downtown. The parking may be free but the should pay YOU to stay there. I'm ashamed I didn't read the reviews on TripAdvisor before I booked it! Lesson learned.

  • Stayed August 2012
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Boston, Massachusetts
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed August 12, 2012

Pluses

Free Parking in the city although it is a small tight lot
Helpful Staff
Good location (Note that there is a moderate walk to get to the wharf, Citadel, and museums BUT there are steep hills. If you are fit, there is no problem and good exercise.
Buses are available if you do not want to walk
Large fridge but no freezer. Staff will supply ice and freeze items for you.
Air conditioning
Wireless Internet
Large digital TV
Good breakfast
Quiet

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The neighborhood was questionable. I had no problems walking on the road to the tourist areas.
Smaller room (I was in the older section)
Trash bags were piled up in front of one exit door. That would be a safety problem.
There is a long indoor walk to the breakfast room
There are no elevators.

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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
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Wirral
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed August 11, 2012

This is not a hotel hotel it is more an upgrade from a a hostel and is run hostel style. However saying that, although old fashioned, the room and bathroom were clean, the bed was superb. No hospitality tray or hair dryer in standard room, you were supplied with a micro wave & fridge, no crockery or utensils. A hair dryer was supplied on request from reception. Breakfast in the morning was served in the basement and was self service continental style - no cooked breakfast.There was plenty and they kept on replenishing the food. Next to the breakfast room was a rec room. The hotel itself seemed clean and the front of house staff helpful. I was visitng family and just needed somewhere to put my head at night - if you want luxury this is not for you, but I will book in next year

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled solo
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Additional Information about Commons Inn

Property: Commons Inn
Address: 5780 West St, Halifax, Nova Scotia B3K 1H8, Canada
Location: Canada > Nova Scotia > Halifax Region > Halifax
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
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Ranked #26 of 28 Hotels in Halifax
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Commons Inn 2*
Number of rooms: 40
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