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. Complimentary WiFi (2 megabit) is available for guests, while a 5 megabit service can be purchased for a fee.

The Westin Nova Scotian

1181 Hollis St Halifax NS B3H2P6

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.

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.

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

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family Hotel  
  • Indoor pool  
  • Free Wi-Fi  
  • Grocery/convenience store  
  • Snack bar/deli  
  • Laundry facilities  
  • Arcade/game room  
  • Refrigerator  
  • Cribs/infant beds (complimentary)  


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

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


Self parking (surcharge), Valet parking (surcharge)

Room Amenities

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

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.

Nearby Things to Do

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

Spa Services

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

Hotel Policies


Check-in time starts at 3 PM

Minimum check-in age is 19

Special check-in instructions:

24-hour airport shuttle service is available on request. Contact the property in advance to make arrangements.


Check-out time is noon

Payment types


  • Pets not allowed

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.


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)
  • Fee for in-room high-speed Internet (wired): CAD 9.95 per day (rates may vary)
  • Airport shuttle fee: CAD 22 per person (one way)
  • 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.

Hotel Name

  • 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

We should mention

This property offers transfers from the airport (surcharges may apply). Guests must contact the property with arrival details 24 hours prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation. 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.

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