Featured Image Lobby Lounge Guestroom Guestroom Guestroom Guestroom Guestroom Guestroom Guestroom Guestroom In-Room Dining Living Area Living Area Living Area Bathroom Sink Bathroom Sink Indoor Pool Indoor Pool Fitness Facility Gym Spa Spa Dining Dining Restaurant Restaurant Hotel Lounge Banquet Hall Hallway Meeting Facility Meeting Facility Meeting Facility Meeting Facility Meeting Facility Meeting Facility Business Center Hotel Front Outdoor Dining Terrace/Patio Exterior
1/40 Featured Image
Show more photos
Room type

Traditional Room, 1 Queen Bed

Max Occupancy: 2 guests (up to 1 child)

Premium Room, 1 Queen Bed

Max Occupancy: 2 guests (up to 1 child)

Get an overview of this hotelOverlooking the Halifax Harbour and Cornwallis Park

Atlantic Ocean views

Located in the historic and vibrant Seaport District, in the heart of downtown Halifax and just steps away from restaurants, shopping, nightlife, and entertainment, this landmark hotel overlooks the Halifax Harbour and Cornwallis Park.

Heated pool, Spa

The Westin Nova Scotian provides complimentary wireless Internet in common areas, a heated indoor swimming pool, a 24-hour fitness center, and on-site spa.

In-room massage

Rooms at The Westin Nova Scotian feature the Westin Heavenly bed, with pillowtop mattress, down blanket and comforter, and plush goose down/feather pillows. In-room massage therapy treatments available by request.

Hotel Amenities

Hotel Amenities

The Westin Nova Scotian is one of the original railway hotels of Canada and originally opened in 1930. Throughout its history, this Halifax hotel has hosted royalty and dignitaries from around the world. The Westin Nova Scotian overlooks Cornwallis Park and the Halifax Harbour, a docking point for cruise ships. The hotel has an award-winning restaurant, elements on hollis, and a coffee bar, Roy's Lounge. Conference/event space comprises 2,136 square meters (23,000 square feet) and includes a ballroom. Complimentary wireless internet access is available in the hotel's public areas and in the 24-hour business center. A complimentary area shuttle is also available.

The fitness facility and heated indoor pool feature the Westin Workout®. Sykea Spa provides rejuvenating massages, facials, and beauty treatments, as well as manicures and pedicures.

Smoking is not permitted inside the hotel; it is allowed on one of the outdoor patios.

  • 24-hour business center
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Airport transportation (surcharge)
  • Arcade/game room
  • Free area shuttle
  • ATM/banking
  • Bar/lounge
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Coffee shop or café
  • Coffee/tea in lobby
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Computer station
  • Conference center
  • Designated smoking areas
  • Designated smoking areas (fines apply)
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Elevator/lift
  • Express check-in
  • Express check-out
  • Fitness facilities
  • Free WiFi
  • Free wired high-speed Internet
  • Full-service spa
  • Gift shops or newsstand
  • Grocery/convenience store
  • Hair salon
  • Indoor pool
  • Laundry facilities
  • Limo or Town Car service available
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Number of buildings/towers - 1
  • Number of floors - 11
  • One meeting room
  • Outdoor tennis court
  • Pool sun loungers
  • Porter/bellhop
  • Restaurant
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Self parking (surcharge)
  • Snack bar/deli
  • Spa services on site
  • Spa treatment room(s)
  • Spa tub
  • Tennis on site
  • Total number of rooms - 310
  • Valet parking (surcharge)
  • Wedding services
  • Year Built 1930
Show all hotel amenities

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Arcade/game room
  • Area shuttle (complimentary)
  • Cribs/infant beds (complimentary)
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Grocery/convenience store
  • Indoor pool
  • Laundry facilities
  • Outdoor tennis court
  • Refrigerator
  • Snack bar/deli

Internet

Available in all rooms: Wireless internet access ( 9.95 CAD ), Wired internet access ( 9.95 CAD per day )

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi , Free wired high-speed Internet

Parking

Self parking (surcharge), Valet parking (surcharge)

Room Amenities

  • Air conditioning
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Climate control
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Free newspaper
  • Free toiletries
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available
  • Free cribs/infant beds
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Desk
  • Digital TV service
  • Down comforter
  • Hair dryer
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding available
  • In-room massage available
  • In-room safe
  • Iron/ironing board
  • LCD TV
  • Pay movies
  • Phone
  • Pillowtop mattress
  • Premium bedding
  • Private bathroom
  • Refrigerator
  • Room service (24 hours)
  • Shower/tub combination
  • Wired high-speed Internet access (surcharge)
  • WiFi (surcharge)
Show all room amenities

Where to Eat

elements on hollis - Open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Features a diverse menu with an emphasis on casual dining and comfort food. Extensive selection of local craft beer. Sunday brunch is served every week from 12 PM to 2 PM, and features an omelette station, decadent desserts, and delicious seafood.

Roy's Lounge - Offers Starbucks coffee, pastries, and light lunch fare during the day, and award-winning appetizers and cocktails in the evening. Open daily.

Show dining options

Nearby Things to Do

  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Ecotours nearby
  • Sledding nearby
  • Boat tours nearby
  • Golfing nearby

Spa Services

  • Massages
  • Manicures and pedicures
  • Spa tub in spa
  • Body treatments
  • Facial treatments

Hotel Policies

Check-in

Check-in time starts at 3 PM

Minimum check-in age is 19

Check-out

Check-out time is noon

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Kids stay free! Children under 18 years old stay free when using existing bedding.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available for CAD 25.00 per day.
  • Free cribs (infant beds)!

Pets

Pets allowed, Only dogs and cats are allowed, Maximum number of pets per room 2

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on hotel policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card are required at check-in for incidental charges.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.

Service animals exempt from fees/restrictions

Show all policies

Fees

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.
  • Fee for full breakfast: CAD 17.25 per person (approximately)
  • Fee for in-room wireless Internet: CAD 9.95 (rates may vary)
  • Fee for in-room high-speed Internet (wired): CAD 9.95 per day (rates may vary)
  • Self parking fee: CAD 20.70 per day (in/out privileges)
  • Valet parking fee: CAD 25.30 per day (in/out privileges)
  • Late check-out fee: CAD 50
  • Rollaway bed fee: CAD 25.00 per day
The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

We should mention

Reservations are required for massage services and spa treatments. Reservations can be made by contacting the hotel prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation. Children 18 years old and younger stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding. Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms. The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation. This property allows pets in specific rooms only. Guests can request one of these rooms by contacting the property directly, using the contact information on the booking confirmation.

Awards & Affiliations

Green / Sustainable Property
This property participates in Green Key Eco-Rating Program, a program that measures the property's impact on one or more of the following: environment, community, cultural-heritage, the local economy.
Show more Awards & Affiliations
Sorry, we seem to have had an issue loading our review content. Try again?