Ratings based on 321 Verified Reviews

They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
3.7 out of 5
91% 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.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveller

Nice hotel Close to the ferry

Posted 20-Jul-2014
When we arrived we were a bit early but staff got us checked in as soon as they could. It wasn't until we got up to our room that we are realized there was a mixup with the booking, we had booked a king but instead we got a double. Immediately the hotel staff was quick to upgrade us to the presidential suite!! It was a bit outdated but very clean (both rooms). It was a short walk to the ferry.. I would highly recommend this place!
Comment from Hotel Management
22-Jul-2014 by Chantale, Hotel Management
Thank you for taking the time to submit a review. The staff at the Dartmouth Oceanview Hotel are the best, and do their best to accommodate all guest requests. We are the closest hotel to ferry and that makes it easy to visit Halifax. Have a great summer!
2 out of 5
by A verified traveller

Small room with running toilet

Posted 20-Jul-2014
Cons: Get someone that can fix a toilet on staff!!
We booked for a family of 5, but the room only had 2 beds and very little room to comfortably put a cot. The toilet was constantly filling and got worse during our 3 day stay (although they did give us a discount when we checked out). The free breakfast was satisfactory but not great. We saw no oceanview as it was not very close to anything except the bridge across to Halifax (short car drive).
Comment from Hotel Management
22-Jul-2014 by Chantale, Hotel Management
Thank you for taking the time to give us your feedback. My apologies as your experience with your room and view was not great. I have a check list being used to test all aspects of our rooms, so that toilet issues are addressed before we rent the room. I know that some of our rooms types have a challenge with size for a cot. We hope that your summer is going well.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveller from London, UK?

Great bike friendly hotel.

Posted 19-Jul-2014
Pros: Great people, always willing to help.
Location: Close to the ferry terminal.
Friendly efficient staff. Safe secure motor cycle parking.
Comment from Hotel Management
22-Jul-2014 by Chantale, Hotel Management
Underground parking is key at the Dartmouth Oceanview Hotel. Great to keep your bike safe, do some work, keep it clean. Great bike friendly hotel. Thank you.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveller from Saskatchewan

Great Hotel and Value for Money

Posted 11-Jul-2014
I stopped in for 2 nights for business in Halifax and from start to finish it was a good experience. The hotel was clean and convenient. The staff were friendly and courteous. And they even went over and above by providing little things like an umbrella when the rain fell. I will stay with them again. Recommend as well. Good value for money.
Comment from Hotel Management
22-Jul-2014 by Chantale, Hotel Management
Thanks for staying with us on business and we do have a great location for Dartmouth and Halifax. Close to bridge, Ferry, Burnside and much more. See you soon.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Families
by A verified traveller from Ontario

very convenient hotel

Posted 9-Jul-2014
Pros: Location, location, location. 2 blocks to the ferry to Halifax, 1 1/2 block to Celtic Pub with good food, nearby churches, etc etc
Cons: Replace carpeting in rooms, rather shaggy and worn but we really did not mind.
Location: Within 2 blocks - ferry to Halifax, good restaurants, several churches, banks, waterfront parks, etc.
Had not expected too much based on other reviews, but took a chance, and will return there without hesitation, Staff were super, Room (upper floor) was clean, quiet, with a lovely balcony with a clear view of the water and the Halifax skyline. Great value for money - also has a well equipped gym and underground parking included.
Comment from Hotel Management
22-Jul-2014 by Chantale, Hotel Management
We are so happy that you chose to stay with us, our staff are great and we have a wonderful location close to Ferry to Halifax, close to shopping and Burnside.
3 out of 5
by A verified traveller

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Posted 2-Jul-2014
I booked a king sized bed and got 2 doubles instead. Liked the balcony.
Comment from Hotel Management
5-Jul-2014 by Chantale, Hotel Management
Thank you for taking the time to send us a comment at the Dartmouth Oceanview Hotel. I am glad that we were able to provide a 3 star rating experience. Not our best. We always strive to hit 4 to 5. We have a great view of the Halifax harbour or the city of Dartmouth.
2 out of 5
by Rose from Quebec

It was the cheapest hotel...

Posted 29-Jun-2014
Hotel needs a few renovations. View on harbour? We had a view on the funeral home just below. No ameneries close by, should of paiid a bit more and stayed in Halifax.
Comment from Hotel Management
5-Jul-2014 by Chantale, Hotel Management
Apologies for your lack of a great view. 50% of our rooms face the ocean, and one of the best views of Halifax Harbour. We have been busy and it has created some challenges to give all our guests a great view. I really hope that you have an opportunity to return and we give you our normal 4/5 star service and product.
3 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by margo from Cape Breton

Nice stay

Posted 19-Jun-2014
My welcome at the front dest was friendly and professional. All staff I encountered were pleasant. Room was clean but a little dated. The price was very completive for the area. Walking distance to restaurants and fast food. The only issue I had was paying for outside parking. I would not hesitate to stay here again
Comment from Hotel Management
5-Jul-2014 by Chantale, Hotel Management
We hope to see you back soon. The hotel is a tad bit tired, however we have refreshed our approach, and product. Great service culture, and ready for a busy summer. Have a great summer.
3 out of 5
by A verified traveller

Room smelled and the tv kept going black and white

Posted 12-Jun-2014
Room door would not allow the key card to work often
Comment from Hotel Management
17-Jun-2014 by Chantale, Hotel Management
Apologies for your poor experience. We have checked all rooms in the past few days. And as I type we have a service call with our cable provider. At times we know the magnetic keys fail, our apologies and we will do better next time, as we hope you give us another opportunity to provide the awesome service that many of our guest experience.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by Patrick from Nova Scotia

Dartmouth Ocean View

Posted 11-Jun-2014
Pros: Location - very near the bridge & ferry to Halifax
Cons: Beds could be more comfortable - but acceptable for the rate.
Location: Easy access to the Halifax Ferry, Mic Mac Mall and the MacDonald Bridge. Shopping and food near by as well.
Hotel staff were welcoming and friendly. My daughter and I arrived very late, and they were extremely accommodating. The desk clerk even walked my daughter up to the room, while I went to park the car.
Comment from Hotel Management
17-Jun-2014 by Chantale, Hotel Management
Now that is what it is all about, we do our very best to go above and beyond. Thank you for sharing.