Ratings based on 307 Verified Reviews

They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
3.7 out of 5
91% of guests recommend
3.9 Room cleanliness
3.9 Service & staff
3.9 Room comfort
3.5 Hotel condition
They paid and stayed.
We double-checked.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from Lasalle, Quebec, Canada

Nice hotel, walking distance to ferry.

Posted Jul 29, 2014
Pros: I liked everything about this hotel, excellent staff, facilities, location. Would definitely stay here again and recommend it to friends. Thank you
Cons: The outside parking location is my only complaint.
Location: Located close to the water 5 minute walk to the ferry to go into Halifax. Walking paths and areas to explore.
The hotel was very clean, the staff was excellent, the front desk hostesses and host were very friendly, very helpful, always smiling. The breakfast of 3 diff cereals, 3 diff bagels, waffles, 2 juices, yogurt & coffee all day was fantastic. Would definitely stay there again if we decide to do another 14hr drive from Montreal LOL My only complaint is the outdoor parking area, next time we will park inside and pay the extra fee.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from Alberta

good place to stay

Posted Jul 28, 2014
Pros: We had a large suite. Very comfortable. Excellent value for our money.
Cons: guest laundry is on the same level as the parking garage. Not enough underground parking stalls for all guests. Outdoor lot did not feel very secure.
Location: across the harbour from Halifax
Older hotel - in excellent condition. Rooms are spacious and nicely decorated. Everything is very clean and in good repair. Continental breakfast (basic breakfast stuff) in large pleasant breakfast room.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from Toronto

Great ferry ride to Halifax

Posted Jul 24, 2014
Pros: Easy access from highway. Close to the ferry. The Celtic Corner pub was an easy stroll down the hill and a great evening spot.
Cons: Renovations to room decor.
Very pleasant overall experience largely due to the wonderful staff.
Comment from Hotel Management
Jul 29, 2014 by Chantale, Hotel Management
We are so glad that you enjoyed your stay with us, and at the Dartmouth Oceanview Hotel we pride ourselves on great staff and an affordable awesome hotel.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler

Nice hotel Close to the ferry

Posted Jul 20, 2014
When we arrived we were a bit early but staff got us checked in as soon as they could. It wasn't until we got up to our room that we are realized there was a mixup with the booking, we had booked a king but instead we got a double. Immediately the hotel staff was quick to upgrade us to the presidential suite!! It was a bit outdated but very clean (both rooms). It was a short walk to the ferry.. I would highly recommend this place!
Comment from Hotel Management
Jul 22, 2014 by Chantale, Hotel Management
Thank you for taking the time to submit a review. The staff at the Dartmouth Oceanview Hotel are the best, and do their best to accommodate all guest requests. We are the closest hotel to ferry and that makes it easy to visit Halifax. Have a great summer!
2 out of 5
by A verified traveler

Small room with running toilet

Posted Jul 20, 2014
Cons: Get someone that can fix a toilet on staff!!
We booked for a family of 5, but the room only had 2 beds and very little room to comfortably put a cot. The toilet was constantly filling and got worse during our 3 day stay (although they did give us a discount when we checked out). The free breakfast was satisfactory but not great. We saw no oceanview as it was not very close to anything except the bridge across to Halifax (short car drive).
Comment from Hotel Management
Jul 22, 2014 by Chantale, Hotel Management
Thank you for taking the time to give us your feedback. My apologies as your experience with your room and view was not great. I have a check list being used to test all aspects of our rooms, so that toilet issues are addressed before we rent the room. I know that some of our rooms types have a challenge with size for a cot. We hope that your summer is going well.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from London, UK?

Great bike friendly hotel.

Posted Jul 19, 2014
Pros: Great people, always willing to help.
Location: Close to the ferry terminal.
Friendly efficient staff. Safe secure motor cycle parking.
Comment from Hotel Management
Jul 22, 2014 by Chantale, Hotel Management
Underground parking is key at the Dartmouth Oceanview Hotel. Great to keep your bike safe, do some work, keep it clean. Great bike friendly hotel. Thank you.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from Saskatchewan

Great Hotel and Value for Money

Posted Jul 11, 2014
I stopped in for 2 nights for business in Halifax and from start to finish it was a good experience. The hotel was clean and convenient. The staff were friendly and courteous. And they even went over and above by providing little things like an umbrella when the rain fell. I will stay with them again. Recommend as well. Good value for money.
Comment from Hotel Management
Jul 22, 2014 by Chantale, Hotel Management
Thanks for staying with us on business and we do have a great location for Dartmouth and Halifax. Close to bridge, Ferry, Burnside and much more. See you soon.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Families
by A verified traveler from Ontario

very convenient hotel

Posted Jul 9, 2014
Pros: Location, location, location. 2 blocks to the ferry to Halifax, 1 1/2 block to Celtic Pub with good food, nearby churches, etc etc
Cons: Replace carpeting in rooms, rather shaggy and worn but we really did not mind.
Location: Within 2 blocks - ferry to Halifax, good restaurants, several churches, banks, waterfront parks, etc.
Had not expected too much based on other reviews, but took a chance, and will return there without hesitation, Staff were super, Room (upper floor) was clean, quiet, with a lovely balcony with a clear view of the water and the Halifax skyline. Great value for money - also has a well equipped gym and underground parking included.
Comment from Hotel Management
Jul 22, 2014 by Chantale, Hotel Management
We are so happy that you chose to stay with us, our staff are great and we have a wonderful location close to Ferry to Halifax, close to shopping and Burnside.
3 out of 5
by A verified traveler

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Posted Jul 2, 2014
I booked a king sized bed and got 2 doubles instead. Liked the balcony.
Comment from Hotel Management
Jul 5, 2014 by Chantale, Hotel Management
Thank you for taking the time to send us a comment at the Dartmouth Oceanview Hotel. I am glad that we were able to provide a 3 star rating experience. Not our best. We always strive to hit 4 to 5. We have a great view of the Halifax harbour or the city of Dartmouth.
2 out of 5
by Rose from Quebec

It was the cheapest hotel...

Posted Jun 29, 2014
Hotel needs a few renovations. View on harbour? We had a view on the funeral home just below. No ameneries close by, should of paiid a bit more and stayed in Halifax.
Comment from Hotel Management
Jul 5, 2014 by Chantale, Hotel Management
Apologies for your lack of a great view. 50% of our rooms face the ocean, and one of the best views of Halifax Harbour. We have been busy and it has created some challenges to give all our guests a great view. I really hope that you have an opportunity to return and we give you our normal 4/5 star service and product.