The Best Boutique Hotels to Book in Halifax, Nova Scotia

Modern and ecofriendly, Brewery Park is set in the busy North End neighborhood of Halifax
Modern and ecofriendly, Brewery Park is set in the busy North End neighborhood of Halifax | Courtesy of Brewery Park / Booking.com
Julie Fanselow

Visit Nova Scotia and explore its Atlantic seacoast capital where you’ll find quaint boutique hotels in Halifax, primed for a romantic weekend away or family adventure – bookable with Culture Trip.


Maritime heritage meets urban charm in Halifax, the largest city on Canada’s Atlantic seaboard. From its museums and murals to its seafood and scenery, the provincial capital of Nova Scotia has all the makings of an ideal city break, along with plenty of welcoming and memorable places to stay. Don’t miss out on visiting nearby Peggy’s Point Lighthouse and neighboring fishing village Lunenburg, followed by an enormous lobster dinner. Read on for our pick of Halifax hotels to stay in now.

1. Prince George Hotel

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Two glasses of champagne sit on the desk of a contemporary seating area that leads to the large bedroom in a suite at the Prince George Hotel.
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Rest easy in the heart of Halifax at the Prince George. The comfy beds get good reviews, and several dining options include a popular Sunday brunch and a welcoming patio. This hotel in Halifax has an indoor pool, and is connected to the downtown network of climate-controlled pedestrian pathways, making it a snap to access entertainment venues in all weathers.

2. Brewery Park

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Heavy curtains divide the sleeping and living spaces in a contemporary styled suite at Brewery Park, Halifax, Nova Scotia.
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Brewery Park blends classic architectural styles with ecofriendly updates and a self-service model. Each of the eight apartment-style suites at this Halifax boutique hotel has a kitchenette and a different interior design vibe. Check yourself in, then check out the walkable North End neighborhood, which is packed with restaurants and bars, including the European-style Hydrostone Market and Fort Needham Memorial Park.

4. The Hollis Halifax a DoubleTree Suites by Hilton Hotel

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A large room at The Hollis Halifax a DoubleTree Suites by Hilton Hotel in Halifax has a TV, large blue armchair and bed dressed in crisp white sheets.
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A modern hotel overlooking Halifax Harbour, the Hollis puts an indie spin on the Hilton brand. Expect chic rooms with modern furniture, plus an indoor pool and fitness center. There’s all-day dining in the hotel restaurant, or explore the many nearby waterfront restaurants such as The Bicycle Thief or Sea Smoke. The Maritime Museum of the Atlantic is just a few blocks away.

5. The Halliburton Boutique Hotel

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Antique furniture decorated a double room at The Halliburton Boutique Hotel in Halifax, Nova Scotia.
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Built in 1809 as the home of Nova Scotia’s first Supreme Court, the Halliburton mixes eclectic decor and classic touches for an only-in-Halifax experience. Start the day with a cup of locally roasted coffee from the lobby (though the usual pod coffee is available in all rooms). Explore downtown Halifax, then return for dinner at Stories Restaurant, with food and drinks also available in this Halifax hotel’s hidden garden courtyard.

6. Seawatch Bed & Breakfast

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The Atlantic Ocean lead up to the dock and ramp outside the Seawatch Bed & Breakfast, Halifax, Nova Scotia.
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Get out of the city but stay close to downtown at this small inn along the mouth of Halifax Harbour. Each suite has its own private deck where you can enjoy breakfast. The inn’s nautical decor leaves no doubt you are in the Maritimes, and the views of the working waterways are endlessly fascinating, as are the stories from hosts Stan and Elaine.

Looking for more places to stay in Halifax? Check out our guides to the best budget-friendly hotels and hostels and best hotels in the Nova Scotian capital. Or if you’re looking for even more accommodation options in Nova Scotia, check out our guide to the best hotels in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia – all bookable with Culture Trip.

This is an updated version of an article originally written by Kate Horodyski.

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