Marriott Halifax Harbourfront

4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 Stars

1919 Upper Water Street, (formerly Casino Nova Scotia), Halifax, Nova Scotia, B3J 3Y5, Canada

6 Reviews

Halifax Marriott Harbourfront Hotel
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Satisfaction Excellent
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Value Score Poor Value

Costs 23% more than similarly rated 4.5 star hotels

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  • Families85
  • Couples80
  • Solo93
  • Business80
  • intlpvti's Profile Photo

    $15.95 wi-fi!


    A $15.95 plus tax charge for in room wi-fi is more than an outrage, it is a new low in hotel chisling and clueless management. But wait, there's more: the Halifax Harbourfront Marriott "system" doesn't work with "Apple products" at any price, any where!

    I was recently in Kenya at a tented safari camp in the shadow of Mt. Kilimanjaro, many miles from Nairobi or anything else, where the locals live in dung huts. The wi-fi was free, high speed, always available and trouble free.

    I am simply stunned that this otherwise lovely hotel can exist as a business or even tourist destination. It is rare, outside of government, to see such utterly
    backward leaning and incompetent management anywhere on the Planet today. In this internet age the lack of high speed wi-fi connection,normally free, is a deal breaker. I know of no one who would consider booking such a hotel. Call me "new fashioned" but there it is.

    I urge the traveling public to use the only tool we have to stop this corporate abuse: stop using Marriott world wide and insist that your travel department, travelagent or tour company do the same.

  • jamiesno's Profile Photo

    Marriott Halifax Harbourfront


    In November 2008 I attended the Congress of Aboriginal Peoples Annual General Meeting and it was held at this hotel.

    The food and the banquet was really good. We had a salad, stuff chicken and a light dessert but it all tasted great.

    The hotel was very comfortable though, the rooms where nice. It's right on the Halifax Harbour front and you can go to the Halifax Casino without even going outdoors.

    The gym there looked really nice too. I would definitely stay here in the future.

    Unique Quality: It has a good pub the Fife and Drum and it's also right next to a famous Halifax bar called the Lower Deck.

    Directions: Downtown

  • flyer_e901's Profile Photo

    Comfy Hotel by the Waterfront


    The Marriott Harbourfront is conveniently located along Halifax's waterfront. Right next to the hotel is the Historic Properties where you can shop and grab a bite to eat. The pedway leads you to the casino, or all the way to the Old Town Clock by the entrance to the Citadel. It comes in handy on a snowy day. Room decor is very nice and beds are comfy. Free internet access is available in the business centre. Remember your room key to get access to that. Underground parking is $15 + tax per night as long as you are a registered hotel guest. If not a hotel guest, parking is $28 (all prices are in Canadian dollars). Public transit to Dartmouth is accessible nearby at the Water Street Ferry Terminal. For buses, there's a major stop on Barrington St (through the pedway by the Delta Barrington Hotel).

    Unique Quality: Many rooms have a partial waterfront view. Nice beds, complimentary in room coffee & tea. Staff is very friendly (you don't have to think before you ask a question) in this CAA 4 star property.

    Directions: Historic Properties

  • jamiesno's Profile Photo

    Casino Hotel


    I didn't stay in this hotel but did explore it a bit while in Halifax, it is obviously very nice, upper end, little more expensive but very nice for sure.

    It is right on the water and from there you can walk along the waterfront and there is a nice atlantic feeling to this area for sure. Some great places to eat in that area as well.

    Enjoy the seafood. If you are going to take in some gaming it is just downstairs so you are all set. Personally my advice is don't get addicted to the gaming, Halifax is a great city and your going to loose your money anyway in the Casino!!

    Unique Quality: FYI Promo version :-)

    The Casino Nova Scotia Hotel,is a 4.5 Star and 4 Diamond rated hotel, an Urban Resort, is the ideal place to stay when visiting beautiful, historic Halifax. The only hotel located directly on the waterfront, in the heart of downtown Halifax in the center of the business district. Guests enjoy convenient access via climate controlled pedway system to Casino Nova Scotia, many boutiques, shops, restaurants, banks and entertainment hot spots. One very popular place to visit is Casino Nova Scotia. next door to the Hotel where you can enjoy an evening ofgaming, live entertainment and fabulous food from any one of the three places to dine. The hotel boasts two popular restaurants, with outdoor patios featuring a spectacular view of Halifax Harbour, offering an eclectic menu, two lounges, and an indoor heated swimming pool with a large modern fitness facility and full spa services Our rooms offer spectacular views of Halifax Harbour, Historic Properties, the city, or of the courtyard. There are also Executive Levels rooms available that provide our guests with exclusive access to the Club Lounge where they can enjoy Continental Breakfast, and in the evening hors d’oevres are served. The property is very well known for its extremely friendly and highly professional service. Guest rooms start on the second floor. If there is a need for space you can also enjoy one of our five one-bedroom suites or one of five Luxury suites available. Therefore, the Casino Nova Scotia Hotel, with 352 guest rooms and 16 meeting rooms has proven to be a number one choice for many previous guests who have visited on leisure or business. The hotel offers full Concierge services, where sightseeing tours, Harbour boat tours, whale watching, deep-sea fishing, golf and other activities can be arranged.

  • fairy_dust's Profile Photo

    A nice hotel


    Most of the times I've been to Halifax, I stayed at the Sheraton. It's a good hotel with nice rooms, a pool, a casino, and an all-you-can-eat buffet for breakfast.

    Unique Quality: The pool is nice, and the breakfast buffet is great. The Sheraton isn't totally fancy, but it's a nice place to stay at, much better than a motel. Good for families or any type of tour group.

  • jedd43's Profile Photo

    Sheraton Halifax Hotel


    Sheraton Halifax Hotel

    This is where we stayed the 8th and 9th of November. It was great! The casino was here then, I think it has moved. They were building a new one while we were there.

    Rates: S/D, seasonal: $99-220. XP: $20. Specialty suites: $225-1,000.
    Children under 18 stay free in parents? room.
    Seniors and CAA/AAA discount available. VS, MC, AE, DC/ER, CB.

    Unique Quality: 350 rooms and suites with bath.
    Wheelchair accessible and non-smoking rooms available.
    Video checkout, pay-per-view movies, in-room Nintendo, hairdryer, iron/board, voice mail, data ports, complimentary coffee/tea. Club floor with private lounge, many extras.
    Fitness facility, pool, whirlpool, sauna and sundeck.
    Restaurant, pub and banquet facilities, underground parking. .

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by TripAdvisor Member travelGalMoncton

I felt I better clarify something for those reading reviews for the MARRIOTT HARBOURFRONT HALIFAX. Any review written before March 10th of 2006 is for the Nova Scotia Casino Hotel. The Marriott took over ownership on that date. I had an excellent experience for my stay in March of 2006. Beautiful, clean room and friendly service from the front desk/restaurant servers as well as room service. You won't be disappointed booking this hotel. They are currently finishing up renovations the end of Feb 2007. I'm assuming they may be updating the washrooms but not really sure as the room I had was already updated. I have another stay booked for Feb 9th and really looking forward to it. Happy travels !

great starting point

by TripAdvisor Member Duff1052

My wife and I recently spent (4) mid-week nights at the Marriot Harbourfront.. It was better than some of the reviews would have led me to believe. It is right on the harbor adjacent to the
Casino and harbor front restaurants and business', all with in a short walk. ( Recommend seeing Citadel, Maritime Museun, Nova Scotia Art Museum and Alexander Keith's Brewery.)
The hotel is bright , the rooms are clean, hotel restaurant was nice and other amenities very good ( pool, exerecise room, and internet room, all a welcome addition.
New to Canada prices are big city but (14%) tax makes it even higher. People are friendly, city was clean and seemed very safe.
Eat at Henry House or my real favorite Press Gang.


by TripAdvisor Member winstonw

AMAZING Perfect Location, stroll to water/activities/restr/casino. Connects to Casino, on the Harbour, close to all attractions. Even better, we were lucky to get it via Priceline bid per other Tripadvisor member for $50! (although, we went on weekday before LaborDay holiday).
Still, worth the full price b/c location was wonderful (WITH OR WITHOUT a car!). We parked and that was it. Didnt need to drive it again.

Marriot Room: tasteful. No floral covers. White sheets and duvet.

Free Internet/fax/printer in Business Center (seems 24 hrs as room is access via room card)

Activities in Halifax: Brewery is a waste of time. Only good for children but no children allowed. Harbour Hopper was worth it but our host, 23-yr-old Matthew, was fun and excellent tour guide.


We went on to Baddeck & booked at Siver Dart Lodge. Ok hotel if you like space. Otherwise, any cottage/inn on that road (it would be closer to water) would suffice... I remember a Giselle/Lynnwood? Inn as being closer to stores and water/restaurant. If going to Baddeck, I would not book advance again and just wait til I get there if not a major holiday weekend. There are numerous charming cottages/inn to chose from (probably less than the $127 I paid for for the Silver Dart Lodge.)

Good luck!


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Address: 1919 Upper Water Street, (formerly Casino Nova Scotia), Halifax, Nova Scotia, B3J 3Y5, Canada