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Lord Nelson Hotel & Suites

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Why We Love It

  • This historic 1928 hotel has an ornate lobby with updated suites and amenities
  • Steps from Spring Garden Road and the new Halifax Central Library
  • The landmark Halifax Public Gardens are across the street, and some rooms have views of the Victorian fountains and manicured gardens
  • Guest rooms have complimentary Wi-Fi 

"Spacious and elegant" -- Rough Guide

91% (119 Member Ratings)

"The downtown location, close to many attractions."
Mar 12, 2017
Fredericton, NB, Canada

Map & Directions

A taxi from the Halifax International Airport will cost approximately $65 and take 35 minutes. 

Rooms & Rates

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The Lord Nelson was built in 1928, but guests praise the fully modernized guest rooms and amenities. The hotel's public areas are adorned with gold trimmings and ornate wood carvings that evoke the elegance of another era. Steps from Spring Garden Road, the landmark hotel is close to shopping and restaurants, and the impressive new Halifax Central Library is a four-minute walk from the hotel.

Across the street, the Halifax Public Gardens boast restored Victorian fountains and tropical plants. Guests can walk to the peak of Citadel Hill in under 15 minutes to enjoy views of the harbour and Georges Island.  

The hotel's on-site restaurant, the Arms Public House, has been recently renovated with British influence in both decor and menu. With eye-catching tin ceilings and cozy leather furniture, the restaurant is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Guests can enjoy a meal and a perfectly poured pint. 

Guest rooms have a traditional style with dark wood furniture and subdued hues. The bathrooms are typically small for an almost century-old hotel, but emanate luxury with granite countertops and Aveda bath products. Complimentary Wi-Fi is appreciated by all guests of the Lord Nelson Hotel. 

From the Press:
  • "It certainly has location going for it: It's right across from the lovely Public Gardens and abuts lively Spring Garden Road" -- Frommer's
  • "When rock stars (such as the Rolling Stones) come to Halifax, they stay here. It's an elegant yet not stuffy 1920s building right across from Halifax Public Gardens" -- Lonely Planet
  • "With its high coffered ceiling, the lobby of this popular brown-brick hotel is spacious and elegant, with Art Deco details dating from its 1920s construction" -- Rough Guide



  • Infant cots / cribs
  • Bar
  • Newspaper / magazines
  • Gym / fitness center
  • Restaurant
  • Pet-friendly
  • Extra beds (fees apply)
  • 100% smoke-free

Services Free shuttle service: 7-10 Monday-Friday Downtown Area.
Laundry / dry cleaning available: fees apply.

  • 24-hour front desk
  • 24-hour security
  • Airport transfer (fees apply)
  • Baby-sitting service on request
  • Beauty treatments / massages (fees apply)
  • Chauffeur service (fees apply)
  • Concierge service
  • Express check-in / checkout
  • Room service (limited hours)
  • Shuttle service (fees apply)
  • Business center
  • Safe in reception

Room amenities

  • Air-conditioning
  • Central heating
  • Coffee / tea-making facilities
  • Fridge
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Kitchenette in some rooms
  • Pay-per-view / movies on demand
  • Flatscreen TV
  • iPod/iPhone docking station


  • Complimentary Wi-Fi throughout
  • High-Speed Wi-Fi (fees apply)

Bathroom Bathrobes and slippers available upon request.

  • Hair-dryer
  • Luxury toiletries
  • Bathtub (in some rooms)
  • Bathtub or shower


  • Parking (fees apply)
  • Valet service (fees apply)


  • Accessible bathroom in some rooms
  • Accessible meeting room
  • Accessible parking
  • Accessible path of travel
  • Accessible restaurant
  • ADA compliant rooms
  • Facilities for guests with special needs
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair accessible

Please note: Some amenities may not be available in all rooms and some amenities or services incur an additional charge and are subject to change. Please check with the hotel directly.


Check-in: Standard check-in time: 3pm. Minimum age required to check in: 19.

Checkout: Standard checkout time: 12pm.

Children and additional guests: Children up to age 18 stay free of charge when sharing parents’ room and using existing bedding (on request). Cribs are available for infants on request in the Classic Rooms only: CA$20 plus tax per night. Extra bed available on request for adults in the Classic Rooms only: CA$40 plus tax per night. Charges will be added to your bill on checkout.

Pets: Pets are allowed on request and will be charged CA$40 fee per pet per stay. 

Fees: A Self Parking Fee of CA$28 (plus tax) or Valet Parking Fee of CA$40 (plus tax), per day applies and will be added to your bill directly at the hotel. This rate is subject to change at the discretion of the property.

Cancellation: Cancellation policy & booking conditions vary by 'rate plan'. These will be displayed on the payment page after you have searched for your dates and selected a rate.

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Customer Service available 24 hours

Rates may vary by date, are subject to availability and are not guaranteed until your purchase is complete.

The room rates listed are for double occupancy per room unless otherwise stated and exclude tax recovery charges and service fees.

*Unless otherwise stated, Travelzoo-exclusive extras are valid once per stay (based on two adults sharing). Value is an estimate based on double occupancy. Extras are only included with Member Rates and may not be available on all dates. Extras are non-transferable and have no cash value. Total value may vary depending on time of booking and availability. When included, breakfast may be limited to 2 guests per stay subject to hotel’s discretion. Other restrictions may apply; see our T&Cs for details.

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91% Positive
(119 Member Reviews)
Ratings & reviews reflect verified member feedback for The Lord Nelson Hotels & Suites (NS) over the past 15 months.
4.4 Ambiance
4.7 Location
4.0 Rooms
4.5 Quality of Service
4.2 Value for the Money
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Enjoyed Most
The downtown location, close to many attractions.
Other Comments
Underground parking very convenient due to winter weather.
Patricia Mar 12, 2017 Fredericton, NB, Canada
Other Comments
Very friendly stafff!
Barbara Mar 10, 2017 Montague, PE, Canada
Enjoyed Most
Excellent service, free room upgrade. We were early for check in and the wonderful person on reception upgraded us to a room that was ready!
Stuart Mar 07, 2017 Fredericton, NB, Canada
Enjoyed Most
Location. Decor. History
Alison Arsenault Mar 06, 2017 Vancouver, BC, Canada
Enjoyed Most
Central Location
Andrew Feb 27, 2017 Gaspe, QC, Canada
Enjoyed Most
The staff and the location
Tom Feb 13, 2017 Hantsport, NS, Canada
Enjoyed Most
parking included
Other Comments
persistent trouble with internet hook up
Paul Feb 09, 2017 Chester Basin, NS, Canada
Enjoyed Most
Daniel Feb 08, 2017 Sydney, NS, Canada
Enjoyed Most
Easy to get in and out of the hotel by car. Great heated, enclosed and connected vehicle parking. If i forgot something in the car it was 2 minutes away and very secure. Nice breakfast
Other Comments
The only problem was the construction going on 50 yards away. A very large apartment complex. Maybe once the basement is poured and the steel up it will be better but they start at 7:00 am. Not a problem for me but my wife....
S Boyd Feb 05, 2017 Moncton, NB, Canada
Enjoyed Most
Newly updated rooms and walking distance to city's downtown core.
Other Comments
Rooms facing South you can hear acceleration of city buses, but otherwise quiet rooms.
Les Jan 30, 2017 South Greenwood, NS, Canada

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