The Best Pet-Friendly Hotels to Book in Halifax, Canada

Downtown Halifax is a bustling area with lots of businesses and great views
Downtown Halifax is a bustling area with lots of businesses and great views | © Kevin Brine – Editorial / Alamy Stock Photo
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10 December 2021

Halifax, the cute port capital of Nova Scotia, is a pet owner’s dream, with fresh air wafting in from the Atlantic Ocean, dozens of dog parks, stretches of beaches to explore and many pet-friendly establishments. When it comes to accommodation options, there are plenty of places where you can curl up for the night with your four-legged friend. Here, we reveal some of the best pet-friendly hotels in Halifax, bookable on Culture Trip.

Lord Nelson Hotel and Suites, for downtown elegance

A contemporary room with hardwood floors at the Lord Nelson Hotel and Suites
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Got a regal dog or cat that demands first-rate luxury? Then this glamorous landmark hotel in the heart of the city center should fit the bill. Next door, the Victorian-era Halifax Public Gardens are on hand for morning walkies, while a glut of nearby shops and restaurants lets you sniff out pet-friendly souvenirs or treats. A chandeliered lobby gives way to bedrooms dressed in creams, woods and, in some cases, fireplaces – perfect for your discerning companion.

Hampton Inn by Hilton Halifax Downtown, for harborfront views

An outdoor sitting area with greenery at the Hampton Inn by Hilton Halifax Downtown
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Give Fido prime views over the Nova Scotian capital by booking into the Hampton Inn by Hilton. This high-rise features floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking the harborfront and the nearby Army Museum Halifax Citadel. Another running theme is a vibrant mix of color, with rooms decked out with splashes of lime green, blue and yellow. On the amenity side of things, there’s an indoor pool for you to unwind in after a day of exploring, and a complimentary hot breakfast (for humans) is included with every night’s stay.

The Prince George Hotel, for a VIP experience

A spacious, light-filled suite at the Prince George Hotel
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Pets aren’t just allowed at this hotel near the Halifax Citadel – they’re welcomed with enthusiasm. Four-legged guests will receive cozy fleece blankets, bowls and biodegradable waste bags. The staff knows some of the best parks, hydrants and pet-pampering parlors in the city, and they’ll provide you with an info package on arrival detailing where to head. As for the rooms? Expect a refined atmosphere with pearl and champagne tones setting the scene.

The Westin Nova Scotian, for its proximity to green spaces

The grand, red-brick Westin Nova Scotian with a columned porte-cochère
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When you book this harborfront stay, just across the water from the Georges Island National Historic Site – a former fort – you can have one pet join you in your room. This grand red-brick property is perfect for business or leisure stays, with spacious rooms featuring desk spaces and large windows serving wonderful views. There are many leafy spots nearby that are perfect for walkies, including Halifax Public Gardens and Point Pleasant Park. If you don’t feel like venturing out in the evening, there is 24-hour room service so that you can curl up with your pet while tucking into dinner.

Hotel Halifax, for a large indoor pool

The bright indoor pool at Hotel Halifax
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Soak up harbor views and fresh sea air at this waterside hotel. The rooms feature simple interiors but plenty of space to play with, so your four-legged friend can have a good paw around. Some rooms also feature balconies for an even greater sniff of the great outdoors. The nearby Halifax Citadel is a great place for you and your pet to stretch your legs, while a sauna and an indoor pool are on hand for a spot of afternoon relaxation.

Best Western Plus Chocolate Lake Hotel, for a lot of outdoor space

A contemporary blue-and-gray one-bed room at the Best Western Plus Chocolate Lake Hotel
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The location on Chocolate Lake sounds delicious, but what makes this stay in the westerly outskirts of Halifax appetizing for dog owners is its copious amounts of outdoor space. Lawns surround the rambling property, great for walks, while drive-up units with direct access to the outdoors are specially designed for guests traveling with pooches. Alongside spacious bedrooms decked out in blue and gray, other lures of this hotel include a gym, a pool, complimentary breakfast and an on-site grill serving everything from pulled-beef tacos to barbecue chicken.

The Barrington Hotel, for personalized service

The indoor pool with a view of the fitness center at the Barrington Hotel
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With its spacious, comfortable rooms, this business hotel will make you and up to two of your pets feel right at home after a day working in Halifax. When you have a busy day full of meetings, grab something to go from the open-plan Tempo Food + Drink, with overnight oatmeal, sandwiches and salads among the offerings. After clearing your work agenda, go out and explore the area with your pet, including art galleries, bars and restaurants. The friendly staff will also be more than happy to give you some recommendations.

Château Bedford Hotel and Suites, for business-friendly perks

A comfortable room in shades of gray at the Château Bedford Hotel and Suites
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A country estate built in the 18th century, Hemlock Ravine Park is now one of the most popular walking spots in Halifax – with Château Bedford set right at its fringes. This pet-friendly, business-focused hotel is a great pick for families or groups ready to explore further afield, too, as it’s just off Highway 102 and a 20-minute drive from Halifax Stanfield International Airport. Between explorations, pop back for dips in the indoor pool, or visit one of the several restaurants within walking distance.

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