Ratings based on 350 Verified Reviews

They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
3.7 out of 5
90% of guests recommend
3.9 Room cleanliness
3.9 Service & staff
3.9 Room comfort
3.5 Hotel condition
They paid and stayed.
We double-checked.
3 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveller from waterloo, on

Inexpensive , great staff but feels old and tired

Posted 28-Aug-2014
Pros: The price could not be beat and close and convenient to the MacDonald bridge! We were on the 4th floor and was very quiet.
Cons: updating of furnishings and decor but figure that is why the price is good! parking for larger vehicles is not close. Parking should be free!!
We spent two nights there and slept very well. Beds and pillows comfortable! Very clean room and nice tv reception. Bathroom was very clean and water pressure was great everywhere but the toilet. Breakfast was as expected continental included and saved buying something expensive somewhere else. But very dull
Comment from Hotel Management
30-Aug-2014 by Chantale, Hotel Management
Thank you for choosing to stay with us. We do have value for money and a great location. The hotel is proud of our service scores and realize that we have some areas to improve upon.
2 out of 5
by A verified traveller from ontario

Meh nothing special

Posted 26-Aug-2014
Pre booked queen size ocean view got a double ocean view with no discount. They didn't restock the "breakfast bar" so I had toast. Yum Given incorrect information at the front desk. Pay for parking in the worst underground parking I've ever seen. Stay in halifax!!!!
Comment from Hotel Management
30-Aug-2014 by Chantale, Hotel Management
Apologies as you didn't receive your room type, it can be difficult during the busy summer season. We always do our best to accommodate. Your comments will be used as training meeting discussion points, thank you.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveller from Quebec City

All pleasant surprise.

Posted 24-Aug-2014
Pros: Hotel with lots of elbow room. Has more than advertised (Mini gym, indoor parking). Staff very helpful. Staff do not need to be asked for services.
Location: Restaurant at walking distance. Ferry boat to Halifax at walking distance.
Picked this hotel on internet because the price was good and seemed well located for my needs. I was pleasantly surprised for the price.
Comment from Hotel Management
30-Aug-2014 by Chantale, Hotel Management
Awesome! Thank you for staying with us.
3 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveller

Hard working staff in an ageing hotel

Posted 24-Aug-2014
The two Staff on my arrival were very helpful, although the hotel overall is a little tired, The location in close proximity to the ferry across to Halifax added another dimension to my stay. There are plenty of great places to eat within a short stroll up the hill of the ferry terminal in Halifax
Comment from Hotel Management
30-Aug-2014 by Chantale, Hotel Management
We all have pride in what we do, and the staff at the Dartmouth Oceanview Hotel are awesome. Thank you. The hotel has a great location to many restaurants like, Nectar.... ...and walking distance to Ferry for Halifax, presenting even more options.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveller from Brampton, ON

Nice hotel close to the ferry to Halifax

Posted 24-Aug-2014
Pros: It is close to the ferry.
This was an inexpensive hotel. We were not expecting much but we were pleasantly surprised. Not only the hotel was clean and nice it was very walking distance to the ferry to Halifax. With $2.50 and 20 minutes later we were at the harbor of Halifax which was really nice.
Comment from Hotel Management
30-Aug-2014 by Chantale, Hotel Management
Thank you for sharing your comments......we are so pleased that you stayed with us while you enjoyed the many wonderful things to see and do on the Halifax side. Have a wonderful fall.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveller from Cape Breton

Very close to Halifax ferry

Posted 21-Aug-2014
Pros: It was economical, clean, convenient, continental breakfast was great,, lots of everything,,
Cons: to,, the mats in the front lobby need to be vacuumed more often,, first impressions make lasting impressions,,
Location: Halifax ferry is very close
The hotel was very economical,, we obtained an exceptional deal through Expedia,, JULIE, front desk clerk was very pleasant, she does her job well, I would go back
Comment from Hotel Management
30-Aug-2014 by Chantale, Hotel Management
Thank you for recognizing one of our staff members. We have the best of the best. The Dartmouth Oceanview Hotel is walking distance to Ferry to Halifax which gives us a great advantage...and value for money.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Families
by A verified traveller from Toronto, ON

Nice hotel, *very* friendly and helpful staff.

Posted 21-Aug-2014
Pros: Balcony, ease of parking, proximity to ferry and bridge.
Cons: It's an older building
Location: Downtown Dartmouth near a park and a pool complex. Steps to the ferry to Halifax Harbour.
The hotel was fine; nothing spectacular, just a solid place to grab a bed and a shower. It was cool to have a balcony overlooking the harbour. The real strength of this place is how helpful and friendly all the staff were. I really don't think I've encountered and more lovely group of people working in a hotel. From the moment we walked in the door, they were bending over backwards to help us out and make sure we were enjoying our stay.
Comment from Hotel Management
30-Aug-2014 by Chantale, Hotel Management
Value for money....great staff (thank you for commenting). I will share with team.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveller from M

Very welcoming and friend staff!

Posted 20-Aug-2014
I had to travel to Halifax from our home out of province for medical reasons and experienced the warmest welcome from the front desk staff. They went above and beyond to make us comfortable. It was very heartwarming. Thank you. The room was large and clean, breakfast was a welcome treat and the coffee was very good! I will definitely stay again. It is just what you need, a clean room, great rates, close to everything and with great staff. The only difficulty was the parking but no big deal. We made out alright.
Comment from Hotel Management
30-Aug-2014 by Chantale, Hotel Management
Great feedback, thank you and I will share with team. We send you our well wishes.
3 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveller

Overall, a good hotel.

Posted 20-Aug-2014
Hotel staff are very friendly. Breakfast is simple, but is OK. Parking is less convenient since it is located in downtown area. Very close to ferry terminal. Good for the relatively low price.
Comment from Hotel Management
30-Aug-2014 by Chantale, Hotel Management
The Dartmouth Oceanview Hotel has the best staff, great location...and much more. Thank you for those comments. We do offer a breakfast that is competitive for limited stay hotels. And we have the only underground parking of hotels in the area. Having said that, we all have areas to improve upon. Thanks.
1 out of 5
by A verified traveller from ontario

Disappointing Accommodations

Posted 14-Aug-2014
Pros: Ferry access and local restaurants.
Cons: Modernize facility, update air conditioning, change morning breakfast offer and update computer system to improve checkout time.
Good thing i booked this at half price through Expedia to try out. Very disappointing as to the room size, air conditioning needs updated, as do the entire hotel. Morning breakfast was lacking hot items and was a vain attempt to be competitive. From years of staying in Halifax-Dartmouth area, this facility has been the most disappointing! The only benefit was access to the ferry and local restaurants. Recommend that you find another hotel, such as Holiday Inn Dartmouth Harbourview.
Comment from Hotel Management
30-Aug-2014 by Chantale, Hotel Management
We are so sorry you didn't enjoy your stay and see the value. There are some other great hotel options in the area, perhaps a better product, but we have the best staff service and we are always striving to do better. Thank you for your comments.