The Best Boutique Hotels 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 /
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26 March 2021

Visit Nova Scotia and explore the Atlantic seacoast capital of Halifax, where you’ll find quaint boutique hotels, 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 picks of where to stay.

Prince George Hotel

4.5/5 (983 Reviews)
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 for all seasons has an indoor pool, and is connected to downtown Halifax’s network of climate-controlled pedestrian pathways, making it a snap to access entertainment venues in all weathers.
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Brewery Park

Boutique Hotel
4.3/5 (987 Reviews)
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Brewery Park blends classic Halifax architectural styles with ecofriendly updates and a self-service model. Each of the eight apartment-style suites 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.

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  • The Lord Nelson Hotel & Suites

    Hotel, Boutique Hotel
    4.4/5 (1264 Reviews)
    The Lord Nelson Hotel & Suites
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    This elegant longtime landmark has been renovated with fresh furnishings, including premium pillow-top beds. The Arms Restaurant, off the hotel lobby, has classic English pub fare, and a 24-hour fitness facility means a no-excuses way to keep your workout appointment. The Lord Nelson is in the vibrant Spring Garden shopping and entertainment district anchored by the Halifax Public Gardens, an oasis in the provincial capital city.

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    The Hollis Halifax a DoubleTree Suites by Hilton Hotel

    Boutique Hotel
    4.4/5 (982 Reviews)
    The Hollis Halifax a DoubleTree Suites by Hilton Hotel
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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.

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    The Halliburton Boutique Hotel

    Boutique Hotel, Hotel
    4.3/5 (993 Reviews)
    The Halliburton Boutique Hotel
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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 the hotel’s hidden garden courtyard.
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    Seawatch Bed & Breakfast

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    Seawatch Bed & Breakfast
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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.

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

    These recommendations were updated on March 26, 2021 to keep your travel plans fresh.

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