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3 Historic Halifax Hotels That’ll Have You Planning Your Trip NOW

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Get ready to start packing your bags for your next trip to the city. These gorgeous historic accommodations are going to make you want to come for the interiors alone!

Halifax has no shortage of historic buildings, and you don’t even have to leave your hotel room to experience the city’s rich history! We’ve listed some of our favourite historic hotels from around the city, but remember that there are so many more to choose from, each with its own story.


1 – The Lord Nelson Hotel

The Lord Nelson is a landmark in Halifax, known for its luxurious interiors, prominent location across from the Public Gardens and history dating back to 1928.

Some of the biggest celebrities to visit Halifax stay at this hotel, including rock royalty The Rolling Stones and Paul McCartney.

The interior is vintage glam with a mix of old and new, with rich dark wood in the lobby, renovated urban chic rooms and a revamped restaurant serving elevated pub food.

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2 – The Westin Nova Scotian

This grand hotel opened in 1930 and is one of the original Canadian National Railway hotels, serving as a supply base for trains. It was renowned for its scenic tearoom on the top floor surrounded by a rose garden and a luxurious ballroom that accommodated 275 people.

In the 1950s, the Evangeline Room was considered to be the most stylish restaurant in town. Princess Diana even hosted her only official royal dinner here during an eastern Canada tour in the 1980s.

Nowadays, there are over 300 guest rooms, an award-winning restaurant “elements on hollis”, and its close proximity to the waterfront and seaport make it the perfect location for exploring some of Halifax’s best attractions.

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3 – The Halliburton

This charming boutique hotel located at 5184 Morris St., was built in 1809 as the home of Sir Brenton Halliburton, the first Chief Justice of the Nova Scotia Supreme Court. Following his passing, the Dalhousie Law School purchased the building in 1885 and served as its prestigious law school for two years.

In the mid-1980s the building was bought and renovated into what it is today, The Halliburton – Halifax’s Boutique Hotel.

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On your next visit to Halifax, immerse yourself in historic charm by staying at one of these beautiful hotels and inns!

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Originally published May 2015

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