The Westin Nova Scotian

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Indoor pool
Premium bedding, pillowtop beds, in-room safe, desk
Premium bedding, pillowtop beds, in-room safe, desk
Premium bedding, pillowtop beds, in-room safe, desk

Overview of The Westin Nova Scotian

The Westin Nova Scotian

4.0 star property

4.0/5 Very Good

Guests rated this property 4.2/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Pet friendly
  • Air conditioning
  • Restaurant
  • Gym
Map
1181 Hollis St, Halifax, NS, B3H2P6

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationHalifax Seaport Farmers' Market4 min walk
  • Popular LocationHalifax City Hall15 min walk
  • Popular LocationDalhousie University19 min walk
  • AirportHalifax, NS (YHZ-Stanfield Intl.)33 min drive

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About this area

Halifax

The Westin Nova Scotian is located in Downtown Halifax, a neighborhood in Halifax, and is near the airport and near the boardwalk. The area's natural beauty can be seen at Public Gardens Park and Point Pleasant Park, while Discovery Centre and Maritime Museum of the Atlantic are cultural highlights. Looking to enjoy an event or a game while in town? See what's going on at Scotiabank Centre. Kayaking, sailing, and boat tours offer great chances to get out on the surrounding water, or you can seek out an adventure with ecotours nearby.

What's nearby

  • Halifax Seaport Farmers' Market - 4 min walk
  • Halifax Port - 5 min walk
  • Pier 21 National Historic Site - 8 min walk
  • Halifax City Hall - 15 min walk
  • Dalhousie University - 19 min walk

Getting around

  • Halifax Station - 1 min walk
  • Stanfield Intl. Airport (YHZ) - 33 min drive

Restaurants

  • Trident Café - 2 min walk
  • Henry House - 2 min walk
  • Cafe Chianti - 3 min walk
  • Piatto - 3 min walk
  • Wired Monk - 3 min walk

About this property

The Westin Nova Scotian

4-star Halifax hotel in Downtown Halifax, walk to Halifax Waterfront Boardwalk
Along with an indoor pool, this smoke-free hotel has a restaurant and a health club. WiFi in public areas is free. Additionally, a bar/lounge, a 24-hour business center, and a coffee shop/cafe are onsite.
The Westin Nova Scotian offers 310 accommodations with safes and coffee/tea makers. Pillowtop beds feature premium bedding. LCD televisions come with digital channels and pay movies. Bathrooms include shower/tub combinations, bathrobes, complimentary toiletries, and hair dryers.

This Halifax hotel provides complimentary wireless Internet access, with a speed of 25+ Mbps. Business-friendly amenities include desks and phones; free local calls are provided (restrictions may apply). Additionally, rooms include irons/ironing boards and blackout drapes/curtains. Housekeeping is offered daily and hypo-allergenic bedding can be requested.

An indoor pool and a spa tub are on site. Other recreational amenities include a health club.

Children under 12 years old are not allowed in the fitness facility without adult supervision.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

Languages spoken

English, French, German, Italian, Spanish

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter
Follows standard cleaning and disinfection practices of Commitment to Clean (Marriott)
Follows industry cleaning and disinfection practices of COVID-19 Guidelines (CDC)

Social distancing

Contactless check-in and check-out
Cashless transactions are available for all charges at the property
Social distancing measures in place
Contactless room service is available

Safety measures

Masks and gloves available
Hand sanitizer provided
Enhanced food service safety measures are in place
Individually-wrapped food options available through room service
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities

Internet

  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • In-room WiFi speed: 25+ Mbps
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and transportation

  • Self parking on site (CAD 23.00 per night; includes in/out privileges)
  • Valet parking on site (CAD 30.00 per night; includes in/out privileges)
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking and van parking available

Food and drink

  • Full breakfast available for a fee daily 7:00 AM–11:00 AM: CAD 14-20 per person
  • 1 restaurant and 1 coffee shop/cafe
  • 1 bar
  • 24-hour room service

Restaurants on site

  • Seaport Social Restaurant
  • Seaport Social Lounge

Things to do

  • Fitness center
  • Indoor pool
  • Spa tub

Family friendly

  • Children's games
  • Free cribs/infant beds
  • Indoor pool
  • Laundry facilities

Conveniences

  • ATM/banking services
  • Ballroom
  • Elevator
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Front-desk safe
  • Reception hall

Guest services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Dry cleaning service
  • Hair salon
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Porter/bellhop
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Wedding services

Business services

  • 24-hour business center
  • Computer station
  • Meeting rooms - 17

Outdoors

  • Terrace

Accessibility

  • If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • Accessible bathroom (select rooms)
  • Braille signage
  • In-room accessibility (select rooms)
  • Lever door handles
  • Stair-free path to entrance
  • Valet for wheelchair-equipped vehicle
  • Well-lit path to entrance
  • Wheelchair-accessible business center
  • Wheelchair-accessible concierge desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible fitness center
  • Wheelchair-accessible lounge
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel
  • Wheelchair-accessible path to elevator
  • Wheelchair-accessible pool
  • Wheelchair-accessible public washroom
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible restaurant
  • Wheelchair-accessible van parking

More

  • Smoke-free property

Room amenities

Bedroom

  • Air conditioning (climate-controlled)
  • Bed sheets
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Free cribs/infant beds
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding
  • Pillow-top mattress
  • Premium bedding

Bathroom

  • Bathrobes
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Private bathroom
  • Shower/tub combination
  • Towels

Entertainment

  • Digital channels
  • LCD TV
  • Pay movies

Food and drink

  • Coffee/tea maker

More

  • Connecting rooms available
  • Desk
  • Free local calls
  • Iron/ironing board
  • Laptop-friendly workspace
  • Phone
  • Safe

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Policies

Check-in

Check-in from 3 PM - midnight
Express check-in
Minimum check-in age - 19

Check-out

Check-out before noon
Late check-out subject to availability
Late check-out fee: CAD 50
Express check-out

Special check-in instructions

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Access methods

Staffed front desk

Pets

Pets allowed for an extra charge of CAD 35.00 per accommodation, per stay
Service animals are welcome, and are exempt from fees
Welcoming dogs and cats only
Food and water bowls are available

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Kids stay free! Up to 3 children 18 years old and younger stay free when using existing bedding
Rollaway/extra beds are available for CAD 25.0 per day
Free cribs (infant beds)

Property payment types

Important information

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Breakfast fee: between CAD 14 and CAD 20 per person (approximately)
  • Self parking fee: CAD 23.00 per night (in/out privileges)
  • Valet parking fee: CAD 30.00 per night (in/out privileges)
  • Pet fee: CAD 35.00 per accommodation, per stay
  • Service animals are exempt from fees
  • Late check-out fee: CAD 50 (subject to availability)
  • Rollaway bed fee: CAD 25.0 per day

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card may be 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
This property accepts credit cards, debit cards, and cash
This property reserves the right to pre-authorize the guest's credit card prior to arrival.
Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property; the policies listed are provided by the property

We should mention

Up to 3 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
Children under 12 years old are not allowed in the fitness facility without adult supervision
This property welcomes guests of all sexual orientations and gender identities (LGBTQ friendly)

Property is also known as

Westin Hotel Nova Scotian
Westin Nova Scotian
Westin Nova Scotian Hotel
The Westin Nova Scotian Hotel Halifax
The Westin Nova Scotian Halifax, Nova Scotia
Westin Hotel Halifax
Halifax Westin
Westin Halifax
The Westin Nova Scotian Hotel
The Westin Nova Scotian Halifax
The Westin Nova Scotian Hotel Halifax

Frequently asked questions

Overall score and ratings

4.0

Very Good

Rating 5 - Excellent. 413 out of 991 reviews
5 - Excellent 42%
Rating 4 - Good. 327 out of 991 reviews
4 - Good 33%
Rating 3 - Okay. 144 out of 991 reviews
3 - Okay 15%
Rating 2 - Poor. 70 out of 991 reviews
2 - Poor 7%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 37 out of 991 reviews
1 - Terrible 4%

4.2/5

Cleanliness

4.4/5

Staff & service

4.1/5

Amenities

4.0/5

Property conditions & facilities

3.9/5

Eco-friendliness

4/5 Good

Business traveler
Liked: Cleanliness, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Disliked: Staff & service
The hotel is conveniently located directly across from Pier 21 and the Halifax waterfront. Easy walking distance to downtown sites. The room was small and basic but the harbour view was great. Overall the property is a bit dated on the outside. The reception staff were friendly and efficient and got me checked in and out quickly. The only snag was with room service. I preordered breakfast the night before. When it did not arrive at the requested time I called. They knew the order and said it was being processed. This was 20 mins after it was due and I had a plane to catch. When it arrived, the server was apologetic and explained it was sent to the wrong room.
Stayed 2 nights in Jun 2022

5/5 Excellent

Traveled with partner, Traveled with pets
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
We really enjoyed our stay at the Westin it is an older hotel however it’s been renovated and our room with our balcony was amazing our bed was so comfortable the service in every area was impeccable and so friendly and helpful definitely will stay there again
Stayed 2 nights in Jun 2022

2/5 Poor

Traveled with partner
We had what i believe is one of the older rooms in the Westin The room itself was spacious but it was gloomy. The window faced a concrete slab. The closet had to be propped open to use. The bathroom tiles need regrouting (stained with mildew). The bedclothes were uncomfortable (kept slipping).
Stayed 4 nights in Jun 2022

1/5 Terrible

Traveled with group
Liked: Cleanliness
Disliked: Staff & service, property conditions & facilities
We had a terrible experience at this hotel. First when we checked in, we gave the receptionist two confirmation numbers, but he only checked in one room and ignore the other reservation despite us explicitly stating in advanced. Second, the room facilities are grossly outdated and ill-maintained. The toilet cannot be flushed and shower drain is blocked. Third and most importantly, the receptionist, Rita, at the hotel restaurant is very racist. We arrived the restaurant slightly earlier than the other two white women. While the receptionist prioritized their seatings and ignored our presence. As a Marriott member, I’m very disappointed to Westin’s facilities and service. I hope it can reflect on itself and do better next time.
Stayed 1 night in Jun 2022

4/5 Good

Traveled with group
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Friendly attentive staff. Great location .
Stayed 1 night in Jun 2022