The Lord Nelson Hotel & Suites: Halifax Hotel

The Lord Nelson Hotel & Suites: Halifax Hotel

While on vacation in Halifax we stayed at The Lord Nelson Hotel & Suites and I could not have been more impressed. A perfect mix of old world charm and modern amenities.

We landed in Halifax around noon and in my attempt to try and get in our room earlier than the 3 PM check-in time I was given the option to upgrade my room for a small fee per night. After a quick chat with hubby we decided to go all out and landed ourselves a parlour room with a view of the beautiful Halifax Public Gardens.

We are a family of six and going anywhere usually comes with a lot of questions, the biggest one being space. This room managed to not only give all of us ample space to sleep but also room to park our double stroller and have lots of space to play. You can check out our video tour (before we got settled in and took over the space) here.

The rooms came with a fridge (perfect for the kid’s milk), a Keurig with plentiful coffee and tea, and amazing goodies from Aveda to keep us clean. The nice soaker tub was an added bonus and I spent my evenings hiding from the kids in it.

Perhaps my favourite part of the hotel though is the decor. The Lord Nelson was built in 1928 and is Halifax’s most historic hotel. It has its original beauty scattered around the hotel even though it has been refinished. The old mail chute that is still present at the elevators to the ceilings in the lobby and The Arm’s Restaurant are a constant reminder of the history of the building. Upon further research, I found out that the lobby’s ceiling is made with gold leaf which seems to be fitting with the regal feeling in the room. 

Lord Nelson Hotel Halifax

Ceiling in the lobby of the Lord Nelson Hotel


On evenings when the rest of Halifax shut down we would sit in either the lobby or out front chatting and playing games. You could find checkers, dominoes, and packs of cards on the front veranda available to be played with. With the gentle ocean breeze and candle-lit area’s the outdoor sitting area was a favourite spot.

Lord Nelson Hotel Halifax

Staff at the hotel went above and beyond to help us out. They were knowledgeable about the surrounding area and history and always went out of their way to make sure our needs were met.

Lord Nelson Hotel Halifax

Lord Nelson Hotel Halifax

Lord Nelson Hotel Halifax

Lord Nelson Hotel Halifax

Lord Nelson Hotel Halifax

Also, the breakfast buffet at The Arm’s is phenomenal. Every morning I woke knowing that we would be treated to delicious warm treats like bacon and freshly made omelettes. You could always order into the room but we preferred the endless cups of coffee and I personally couldn’t stop staring at the ceiling (again).Lord Nelson Hotel Halifax


To get more information on The Lord Nelson Hotel & Suites check out their site here.


Aneta Alaei
Aneta Alaei

Aneta is a Toronto-based mom of four that loves a good meal, great company, and learning something new. In her free time, you can find her trying to keep yet another plant alive.

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  1. Victoria Ess
    December 11, 2016 / 8:11 am

    I love the decor! It looks like a great place to stay!

  2. Darren Scrubb
    April 11, 2017 / 11:46 am

    Truly a great looking Hotel I will check in to when I visit Nova Scotia.

  3. Debbie White-Beattie
    October 23, 2018 / 2:55 am

    This is a really nice hotel and a great place to stay I bet