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Top Halifax Beach Hotel

Larinda's Landing Oceanfront Cottages
4 out of 5
7532 St. Margarets Bay Road, Boutiliers Point, NS
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4.9/5Exceptional! (16 reviews)
Amazing view and cottage!

"The cottage was nice and clean and we couldn't have asked for a more homey feel. We would definitely stay again!"…"

Reviewed on Oct. 28, 2019

Larinda's Landing Oceanfront Cottages
Star of The Sea Bed and Breakfast
4 out of 5
2 York Redoubt Crescent, Fergusons Cove, NS
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4.9/5Exceptional! (60 reviews)

"This was a beautiful bed and breakfast overlooking the the lake and just a short drive to downtown Halifax. Eva and her husband put a lot of care and thought into the ultimate guest experience with relaxation in mind. I enjoyed the heated pool and breakfasts in the morning. I will definitely be coming ..."…"

Reviewed on Sep. 5, 2019

Star of The Sea Bed and Breakfast
Comfort Hotel Bayer's Lake
2.5 out of 5
88 Chain Lake Drive, Halifax, NS
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The price is CA $105 per night
4.6/5Exceptional! (897 reviews)

"Personal service and friendliness of Nimfa and staff made the stay wonderful, like visiting with relatives you actually like. Spotless throughout and welcoming breakfast even with covid restrictions."…"

Reviewed on Jul. 15, 2020

Comfort Hotel Bayer's Lake
Chateau Bedford, Trademark Collection by Wyndham
4 out of 5
133 Kearney Lake Rd, Halifax, NS
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The price is CA $109 per night
4.5/5Wonderful! (1,937 reviews)

"The hotel is always clean and run efficiently. Also complimentary breakfast and free parking"…"

Reviewed on Aug. 2, 2020

Chateau Bedford, Trademark Collection by Wyndham
The Hollis Halifax a DoubleTree Suites by Hilton Hotel
4 out of 5
1649 Hollis St, Halifax, NS
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The price is CA $110 per night
4.5/5Wonderful! (999 reviews)

"Fantastic hotel close to so many amenities!! The layout of the room was unique and all hotels should be this way with an entrance area, the bathroom on one side of this and the sleeping area in the other. Very modern and classy looking!"…"

Reviewed on Aug. 9, 2020

The Hollis Halifax a DoubleTree Suites by Hilton Hotel
Moonlight Beach Suites
3 out of 5
2 Wydenfog Lane, East Lawrencetown, NS
The price is CA $169 per night
4.5/5Wonderful! (31 reviews)

"This was a very sweet place right on the beach. We were a bit chilly but loved the stay, would be so good in the summer."…"

Reviewed on Oct. 15, 2019

Moonlight Beach Suites
Future Inns Halifax
3 out of 5
30 Fairfax Dr, Halifax, NS
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The price is CA $104 per night
4.5/5Wonderful! (1,000 reviews)

"Very clean, friendly staff, and very close to everything."…"

Reviewed on Aug. 3, 2020

Future Inns Halifax
Salmon River Country Inn
3 out of 5
9931 Highway 7, Salmon River Bridge, Head of Jeddore, NS
The price is CA $110 per night
4.4/5Wonderful! (54 reviews)

"Enjoyed our stay in this peaceful place. Welcoming and friendly staff, wonderful views; nice room, comfortable relaxing atmosphere, good food."…"

Reviewed on Sep. 22, 2019

Salmon River Country Inn
Oceanstone Seaside Resort
3 out of 5
8650 Peggy's Cove Road, Indian Harbour, NS
The price is CA $315 per night
4.4/5Wonderful! (72 reviews)

"What a lovely place to stay when visiting Peggy’s Cove."…"

Reviewed on Sep. 14, 2019

Oceanstone Seaside Resort
Inn on the Lake, Ascend Hotel Collection
3 out of 5
3009 Highway 2, Fall River, NS
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The price is CA $108 per night
4.4/5Excellent! (335 reviews)

"Hotel close to where I had to go. Friendly staff. The restaurant has great food."…"

Reviewed on Mar. 12, 2020

Inn on the Lake, Ascend Hotel Collection
The Lord Nelson Hotel & Suites
4.5 out of 5
1515 South Park Street, Halifax, NS
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The price is CA $99 per night
4.3/5Excellent! (1,379 reviews)

"Found it very clean! Staff very friendly and helpful, close to shopping and hospital’s. Beautiful garden across the street!"…"

Reviewed on Jul. 31, 2020

The Lord Nelson Hotel & Suites
Surfside Inn
3 out of 5
9609 St Margaret's Bay Rd., Queensland, NS
The price is CA $125 per night
4.3/5Excellent! (141 reviews)

"Everything was perfect great service amazing food comfortable bed. Alexander was our chef and the steaks he cooked were awesone. He served it with roasted potatoes and vegies. Desert was warmed bread pudding with ice cream."…"

Reviewed on Oct. 7, 2019

Surfside Inn
Best Western Plus Chocolate Lake Hotel
3 out of 5
250 St. Margaret's Bay Rd, Halifax, NS
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The price is CA $99 per night
4.3/5Excellent! (994 reviews)

"overall wonderful- staff was helpful and the room was sparkling clean;"…"

Reviewed on Jul. 1, 2020

Best Western Plus Chocolate Lake Hotel
The Barrington Hotel
3.5 out of 5
1875 Barrington St, Halifax, NS
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The price is CA $84 per night
4.2/5Excellent! (1,357 reviews)

"Room assigned was not clean at all. Used towels still in bathroom. Tv stand moved and broken. Calling reception desk and they apologize and give us another room."…"

Reviewed on Aug. 7, 2020

The Barrington Hotel
Travelodge Suites by Wyndham Halifax Dartmouth
2.5 out of 5
101 Yorkshire Ave Extension, Dartmouth, NS
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The price is CA $98 per night
4/5Very Good! (998 reviews)

"It was very quiet, staff eager to help, disappointed about no breakfast, but understandable with covid happening."…"

Reviewed on Aug. 4, 2020

Travelodge Suites by Wyndham Halifax Dartmouth
Stardust Motel
2.5 out of 5
1067 Bedford Highway, Bedford, NS
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The price is CA $98 per night
3.4/5Good! (387 reviews)

"Good location. Easy in & out to the city. Walls were a bit thin, could here the neighbours, but that can change depending on who is next door."…"

Reviewed on Feb. 20, 2020

Stardust Motel
Webber's Lakeside Resort
2.5 out of 5
738 Upper Lakeville Road, RR#2 Oyster Ponds, Lake Charlotte, NS
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1/5 (1 review)
no electrical outlet in the cabin.

"no electrical outlet in the cabin. I left there right way."…"

Reviewed on Jun. 11, 2016

Webber's Lakeside Resort
Icehouse Cottages
490 Mill Cove Shore Road, Birchy Head, NS
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Beach Hotels in Halifax

Known for its live music and museums, Halifax offers a lot for the traveler booking a vacation. With 76 beach hotels and other accommodation options to pick from in this historic destination, it's a breeze to find one that meets your needs.

As you browse for a place to stay by the water in Halifax, check out these top-rated beach hotels with positive customer reviews.

Larinda's Landing Oceanfront Cottages - 4-star cottage on a private beach. It features free WiFi, free parking, and sun loungers. Guests love the helpful staff.

Icehouse Cottages - Cottage on the beach. This cottage boasts free WiFi, free parking, and in-room kitchens.

Webber's Lakeside Resort - 2.5-star cottage on the beach. It offers free WiFi, free parking, and patios. Activities include kayaking.

Best Western Plus Chocolate Lake Hotel - 3-star family-friendly hotel near Chocolate Lake Beach. It features an indoor pool, free buffet breakfast, and a restaurant. Guests love the central location and proximity to shopping.

Surfside Inn - 3-star romantic inn on Queensland Beach Provincial Park. Our travelers recommend its good location and overall value. This inn boasts free breakfast, a restaurant, and free WiFi.

Planning Your Trip to Halifax

Good weather can be important during a beach vacation, so you can use these local temperature and rainfall averages to decide when to visit.

  • Hottest months: August, July, September, and June, with an average temperature of 71°F
  • Coldest months: January, February, December, and March, with an average temperature of 17°F
  • Driest months: March, April, June, and January, with an average rainfall of 0.11 inches
  • Rainiest months: November, October, August, and September, with an average rainfall of 0.17 inches

Sightseeing in and Around Halifax

After arriving and checking into your hotel, you'll probably want to explore your surroundings. If you're eager to check out the beaches, head to Sir Sandford Fleming Park or Chocolate Lake Beach for some relaxation by the water. Experience the area's live music and museums, and make time for local attractions like Halifax Citadel and Public Gardens Park. For more things to see and do, consider visiting Grand Parade or Province House. Visitors also enjoy Halifax for its:
  • Hockey
  • Tours
  • Historical sites
  • Boating
  • Art

Getting Around Halifax

To get to Halifax, book a flight to Halifax, NS (YHZ-Stanfield Intl.), the closest major airport, which is located 16.7 mi (26.9 km) from the city center. To venture out into the surrounding area, hop on a train at Halifax Station. You can find out about options for water transportation at the local port.

Frequently asked questions

What is Halifax like for travelers who love the beach?
Known for its live music and museums, Halifax offers a lot for the traveler booking a vacation.
What's the best place for a beach vacation in Halifax?
Inn on the Lake, Ascend Hotel Collection is a top 3-star beachfront hotel with a seasonal outdoor pool and a restaurant. Other good options for your beach trip include The Lord Nelson Hotel & Suites and Best Western Plus Chocolate Lake Hotel. To enjoy some time by the water, head to Sir Sandford Fleming Park or Chocolate Lake Beach.
How many beach hotels should I expect to find in Halifax?
Choose from one of Expedia’s 65 hotels in Halifax for your beachside break.
What's the seasonal weather like in Halifax?
If you’re wondering about the best time to visit, here’s what you can expect from the local weather: The hottest months are usually August and July with an average temp of 61°F, while the coldest months are January and February with an average of 27°F. Average annual rainfall for Halifax is 47 inches.
What is there to see and do around Halifax?
After checking into your accommodation of choice, you’ll probably want to venture out and explore. If you’re eager to check out the beaches, head to Sir Sandford Fleming Park or Chocolate Lake Beach for some relaxation by the water. Experience the area’s live music and museums, and make time for local attractions like Halifax Waterfront Boardwalk and Dartmouth Crossing. For even more to see and do, pay a visit to Scotiabank Centre or Maritime Museum of the Atlantic.
What's the best way to get around Halifax?
Make your way to Halifax with a flight to Stanfield Intl. Airport (YHZ), the closest major airport which is located 16.7 mi (26.9 km) away. You can learn about water travel options at the port.

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