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Get an overview of this hotelLandmark hotel overlooking Halifax Public Gardens


Overlooking the Halifax Public Gardens and Spring Garden Road, this hotel is 3 blocks from Metro Centre and Dalhousie University.

Property Amenities

Business amenities at The Lord Nelson Hotel & Suites include wireless Internet access in public areas, the conference room, and a business center.


The Lord Nelson Hotel & Suites offers wireless and wired high-speed Internet access, pay movies, and coffee/tea makers in all guestrooms.

The Lord Nelson Hotel & Suites

Hotel Amenities

Hotel Amenities

Across the street from the Halifax Public Gardens, this renovated historic landmark hotel is within one km (a half-mile) of the World Trade and Convention Centre, the Halifax waterfront, and major museums and attractions.

Amenities at The Lord Nelson Hotel & Suites include a fitness center, business center and a conference room. Complimentary wireless Internet access is available in most public areas and high-speed Internet access in the business center is also complimentary. Concierge services are also on offer. Enjoy the garden onsite as well.

Valet and self-parking are available in an underground parking garage (surcharges). Smoke-free property.

  • Free newspapers in lobby 
  • Fitness facilities 
  • Restaurant 
  • Breakfast available (surcharge) 
  • Bar/lounge 
  • Business center 
  • Porter/bellhop 
  • Express check-out 
  • Total number of rooms - 262 
  • Multilingual staff 
  • 24-hour front desk 
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk 
  • Number of floors - 9 
  • Valet parking (surcharge) 
  • Elevator/lift 
  • Wedding services 
  • Concierge services 
  • Conference space 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Luggage storage 
  • ATM/banking 
  • Laundry facilities 
  • One meeting room 
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service 
  • Limo or Town Car service available 
  • Garden 
  • Self parking (surcharge) 
  • Smoke-free property 

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family Hotel  
  • Free Wi-Fi  
  • Laundry facilities  
  • Refrigerator  


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi


Self parking (surcharge), Valet parking (surcharge)

Room Amenities

  • Pay movies 
  • Premium bedding 
  • Room service (limited hours) 
  • Air conditioning 
  • In-room climate control (air conditioning) 
  • Free newspaper 
  • Free local calls 
  • Refrigerator 
  • Coffee/tea maker 
  • Private bathroom 
  • Free toiletries 
  • Hair dryer 
  • Shower/tub combination 
  • Cable TV service 
  • Desk 
  • Iron/ironing board 
  • In-room safe (laptop compatible) 
  • Daily housekeeping 
  • Cribs/infant beds (surcharge) 
  • Rollaway/extra beds (surcharge) 
  • Free WiFi 

Where to Eat

The Arms - Located off the lobby. Casual dining, seasonal terrace. Overlooking the gardens. Traditional English-pub and international fare. Full bar. Lunch and dinner are served. A buffet breakfast is available (surcharge).

Room service - Available from early morning until late evening.


If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them at check-out when you book your room.

  • Accessible bathroom 
  • Roll-in shower 
  • In-room accessibility 

Hotel Policies


Check-in time starts at 3:00 PM

Minimum check-in age is 19


Check-out time is noon

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available for CAD 40.00 per day.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are available for CAD 20.00 per day.


  • Pets allowed for an extra charge of CAD 40.00 per pet, per stay, plus a deposit of CAD 40.00 per stay

You need to know

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

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit 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.


You'll be asked to pay the following charges at the property:
  • Deposit: CAD 100.00 per stay
We have included all charges provided to us by the property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.
  • Fee for buffet breakfast: CAD 16.95 per person (approximately)
  • Self parking fee: CAD 28.00 per day
  • Valet parking fee: CAD 40.00 per day
  • Pet deposit: CAD 40.00 per stay
  • Pet fee: CAD 40.00 per pet, per stay
  • Early check-in fee: CAD 30.00
  • Late check-out fee: CAD 15$ per hour
  • In-room microwave fee: CAD 35 per day
  • Crib (infant bed) fee: CAD 20.00 per day
  • Rollaway bed fee: CAD 40.00 per day
The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

Hotel Name

  • Hotel Lord Nelson
  • Lord Nelson Halifax
  • Lord Nelson Hotel
  • Lord Nelson Hotel Halifax
  • The Lord Nelson Hotel And Suites
  • The Lord Nelson Hotel & Suites Halifax, Nova Scotia
  • The Lord Nelson Hotel Halifax

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.

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4.2 out of 5
88% of guests recommend
4.4 Room cleanliness
4.4 Service & staff
4.1 Room comfort
4.2 Hotel condition
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2 out of 5
by from sydney
Posted Feb 17, 2017
My room was on Spring Garden Ave. side. There was a lot of traffic noise, and the windows are old and don't have sound proofing, like modern double and triple glazed windows. The room doors have no cushion on the door jamb when they are closing, so there is the noise from slamming doors all the way along the hall. Also, there was the noise of nearby construction that started early and went on all day.
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Great hotel in downtown

4 out of 5
by from Wolfville, NS, Canada
Posted Feb 15, 2017
Pros: Great location, comfortable, hardwood-floored room
Location: Tons of restaurants/shops just around the corner on Spring Garden
I needed a hotel to stay in close to downtown while catching up with a few friends
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Nice hotel that was centrally located

4 out of 5
Posted Feb 9, 2017
Pros: The location was perfect.
Location: Parklane Mall is attached to this hotel, and lots of shops. Close to Spring Garden Road and Dresden Row which are main streets in this city.
Hotel was very nice and clean. Hotel staff was excellent other than the manager who was on duty who was rude to myself and her staff. However, the layout of the hotel was very confusing. Was also told that I could park in the parking garage after I checked out and would be able to use my room key, but when the time came to leave I had to pay.
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3 out of 5
Posted Jan 29, 2017
Pros: Close to hospital
Cons: Offer Internet at discount prices for hospital guests. That was how the family was keeping in touch and I had to wait till the next morning for update
First hotel I stayed in that you had to pay for Internet. I was on the complementary connection for 15 min and kept getting a message that there was no internet connection. I inquired at the front desk and sad that they would see what they could do and I didn't get any call back. Parking was very expensive also. I was there because a family member was in the hospital and I booked via Expedia and they then told me that there was special pricing for hospitals which would have saved me $2. The remote fr the TV stopped working and we went to sleep with the TV on and couldn't turn it off or turn down e volume.
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Hotel in a nice location.

5 out of 5
by from Bermuda
Posted Jan 23, 2017
Arrive late at hotel and received good service. Had a problem with my card byt the hotel still help to accommodate my needs until it was sorted the next morning. The stay overall was comfortable and convenient. I would recommend others to stay there.
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Hair in both beds and in shower ... TV not working

1 out of 5
by from Nova Scotia
Posted Jan 11, 2017
Pros: Hotel windows open for fresh air. Downtown location with amenities close by.
Cons: Cleanliness and shabby, scratched furniture needs replacing. Floors are very cold.
Location: Good location: restaurants, shopping and sight-seeing opportunities close by.
The TV reception was not working in the first room we were given. This took a few hours to be dealt with. We were eventually moved to another room which was larger. Unfortunately there was human hair (not ours) stuck to sheets in BOTH beds in the new suite. Also there was hair and an eye-lash in the tub ... really disgusting! The staff was prompt to act when informed. The bedding was changed completely but in the end I had to rince out the tub myself. We were not refunded any money. I did call the front desk to ask for a refund for the underground fee (which was very pricey and not included in the room charge) but the manager did not get back to me prior to check-out time so that expense remained on our bill. We were given a voucher for an upgrade on our next booking (fat chance!!!) at check-out time. It was 10 pm by the time the bedding was changed and we were finally able to put our feet up. We did not find our stay at this hotel to be relaxing in any way and would not recommend the Nelson to fellow travellers..
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Beautiful historic.

5 out of 5
by from Edmonton
Posted Dec 16, 2016
Location: Located right downtown so you are close to everything.
Loved all the polished brass features, and beveled glass windows. You could feel the history the minute you walked in.
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Not nice

2 out of 5
Posted Dec 7, 2016
The hotel was charging me every night for my parking and didn't offer me a pass for free
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Great hotel with historical characteristics.

5 out of 5
by from Cape Breton, Nova Scotia
Posted Dec 3, 2016
Pros: The staff was wonderful.
Cons: Parking was very expensive at $28 per day.
Location: The Lord Nelson is right in the downtown area, easily accessible by walking to most of the downtown attractions.
The Lord Nelson Hotel possessed a wonderful character, with historical characteristics tastefully blended with the new. The room was excellent. It had laminate floors, a larger flat screen TV, nice beds and a nice bath. Everything was very clean. All of the staff was awesome: front desk, housekeeping, lobby greeter, and food servers. All of the staff was so professional and friendly. They couldn't do enough to help make our stay a good one. The onsite pub/restaurant had great food and a nice comfy atmosphere.
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Very central.

5 out of 5
by from N.B.
Posted Dec 2, 2016
Pros: Everything was so nice and clean
Cons: The parking fee was too high. That ,in itself,would make me think twice before staying here again !
Location: Lots of restaurants within walking distance......
We have stayed here before and have always been pleased. It is truly a lovely hotel.
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