Visitors to Halifax will find a full range of accommodations, from budget lodgings and bed-and breakfasts to deluxe hotels. Hotels situated in the downtown area and a short walk from the waterfront are preferable (whenever possible, request a room that offers harbor views). Advance reservations are recommended, particularly for the warmer months, and they're essential during the peak summer season.
Business and budget travelers alike tend to gravitate toward the well-known hotel chains, but the city also has homegrown stars, such as The Lord Nelson (a grand dame beside the Public Gardens) and The Halliburton (a hip but historic boutique-hotel), that are worth considering.
Don't overlook the smaller properties such as bed-and-breakfasts, either. All bed-and-breakfasts must be licensed by the city, and standards are high. Friendliness and pure Nova Scotia hospitality go a long way toward letting you see the true flavor of this wonderfully eclectic province.
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