image of the Best Western Chocolate Lake Hotel one of the cheap places to stay in halifax

Cheap Hotels, Motels, Bed & Breakfast Spots and Places to Stay in Halifax

Whether your preference is a hotel, motel, bed and breakfast spot or a university dorm, Halifax is home to a multitude of cheap places to stay.

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Staying Downtown

If your goal is to score a budget hotel close to downtown Halifax you won’t find anything for under $100. The room rates range from approximately $130 to $215. Here are three of the cheapest.

The Atlantica Hotel Halifax is approximately a 20 minute walk from the city core.

Features clean rooms, comfy beds, a swimming pool and an on-site restaurant. Many guests praise the customer service.

The Four Points by Sheraton Halifax is right downtown, a two minute walk from the harbour and many other attractions, shopping and restaurants.

It offers clean, modern rooms with comfortable beds. Plus, there’s complimentary morning coffee and tea in the lobby every day.

The Courtyard Halifax Downtown is the priciest hotel of this trio but it’s also a TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence Winner. It’s right downtown too so you can walk to many of Halifax’s favourite sites and attractions.

Enjoy a glass of wine on the rooftop terrace and take in the panoramic view of the harbour. The rooms are spacious, spotless and nicely decorated. This place has a great reputation for customer service and the breakfast options in the café/bar are excellent and well-priced.

Outside the City Core

You’ll find more affordable hotel and motel accommodations if you venture 15-20 minutes beyond the Halifax downtown core.

Here are a few hotel choices that will allow you to pinch a few pennies.

The Best Western Plus Chocolate Lake Hotel is a TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence Award Winner.

A short drive from downtown Halifax, this hotel is situated in a tranquil lake setting where you can picnic and go for a dip at the lake’s public beach if you want. The rooms are clean and comfortable with many of them overlooking the lake. Guests at the hotel get to enjoy complimentary amenities such as free parking, free wireless, pool and a free breakfast which offers a lot of variety.

The Comfort Inn Halifax is another TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence winner. Rooms are nice, clean and street noise is never an issue.

Guest rooms include refrigerators, microwaves, irons & boards, hair dryers and cable TV. As well, some rooms are available with kitchenettes or whirlpool tubs. Parking is free as is a great hot breakfast. There’s a pool too if you feel like going for a splash.

The Quality Inn & Suites Bayer’s Lake provides a free parking and a breakfast that includes bacon, eggs and some nice touches such as scones and make-your-own waffles. There is also a swimming pool with a waterslide, and a spa on site. The rooms are clean, spacious and well-appointed with nice linens and comfortable beds.

Feel like seeing a flick?

There’s a movie theatre nearby as well as shopping and restaurants.

If you are interested in staying somewhere with a little added character the Commons Inn Halifax may be just the spot for you.

This quaint, older hotel is cozy and charming with antiques adding personality throughout. Rooms are clean and spacious and include a mini-fridge, TV and comfortable beds. The continental breakfast offers a long list of options—coffee, tea, muffins, cereal, yogurt, toast and more. There is also free parking.

Stay in Dartmouth and Save

Another way to save on your hotel stay in Halifax is to book a room across the harbour in Dartmouth.

In Dartmouth you can easily get yourself a room around the $100 mark or less and be within a 10 minute drive of the Alderney Ferry Terminal where you can hop on a ferry (for the thrifty fare of $3.50) and be across the water in 10 minutes to downtown Halifax.

If this option appeals to you the first place you will want to check out is the Travelodge Suites Dartmouth. It’s a TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence Winner.

This place offers comfortable, clean, spacious rooms, free parking and a deluxe continental breakfast. Stay in a King Suite and you’ll have a separate living room—always nice when you’re vacationing with the kids.

Another appreciated amenity is the on-site laundry facilities—great for when you’ve reached the half-way point of a vacation and you need to freshen up the khakis!

If the idea of a suite is your preferred type of hotel stay another hotel to consider is the Coastal Inn Dartmouth .

It has 56 nice and clean kitchenette units with 25 of them being suites with separate living rooms—two of the suites are deluxe models with a private whirlpool and sauna, your spouse will think you’ve taken them on a second honeymoon!

Free breakfast, free parking and this place has laundry facilities too.

Bed & Breakfast type?

Prefer to lay your head in the cosy, comfort of a bed & breakfast spot?

You’ll find many affordable B&Bs in Halifax and Dartmouth.

Three possibilities that are ranked in the top six in the area are the Fresh Start Bed & Breakfast , Marigold Bed & Breakfast and The Pebble Bed & Breakfast which also happens to be a TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence Winner.

Something even cheaper

Another cheap-place-to-stay option that is sure to sit well with a thrifty tourist is to book a room in a University residence.

During the summer months (May to August) when the students are out of class, Dalhousie University and Mount Saint Vincent University (both located just minutes away from downtown Halifax) rent out their student residences to travellers.

Even cheaper still is a Halifax hostel.

In some cases you can rent a room for as little as $22 a night!

If you’re considering the hostel route the Halifax Backpackers Hostel and the HI-Heritage House Hostel have both received a number of favourable reviews.

Don’t forget to Check Groupon for Halifax Hotel Deals

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Visit the Halifax Groupon page and you can find savings of up to 50% on places to stay.

The Groupon Halifax page is a smart place to start when you’re first planning your trip and even when you’re in the middle of your Halifax visit because new deals get added weekly and even daily many times.

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Be thrifty and practical! This information was accurate when published, but can change without notice. We recommend you confirm all details with the provider in question before planning your excursion.

Photo Credit: Chocolate Lake Best Western Hotel, Choice Hotels, Travelodge.