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Get an overview of this hotelOverlooking the Halifax Harbour and Cornwallis Park

Atlantic Ocean views

Located in the historic and vibrant Seaport District, in the heart of downtown Halifax and just steps away from restaurants, shopping, nightlife, and entertainment, this landmark hotel overlooks the Halifax Harbour and Cornwallis Park.

Heated pool, Spa

The Westin Nova Scotian provides complimentary wireless Internet in common areas, a heated indoor swimming pool, a 24-hour fitness center, and on-site spa.

In-room massage

Rooms at The Westin Nova Scotian feature the Westin Heavenly bed, with pillowtop mattress, down blanket and comforter, and plush goose down/feather pillows. In-room massage therapy treatments available by request. Complimentary WiFi (2 megabit) is available for guests, while a 5 megabit service can be purchased for a fee.

Hotel Amenities

Hotel Amenities

The Westin Nova Scotian is one of the original railway hotels of Canada and originally opened in 1930. Throughout its history, this Halifax hotel has hosted royalty and dignitaries from around the world. The Westin Nova Scotian overlooks Cornwallis Park and the Halifax Harbour, a docking point for cruise ships. The hotel has an award-winning restaurant, elements on hollis, and a coffee bar, Roy's Lounge. Conference/event space comprises 2,136 square meters (23,000 square feet) and includes a ballroom. Complimentary wireless internet access is available in the hotel's public areas and in the 24-hour business center. A complimentary area shuttle is also available.

The fitness facility and heated indoor pool feature the Westin Workout®. Sykea Spa provides rejuvenating massages, facials, and beauty treatments, as well as manicures and pedicures.

Smoking is not permitted inside the hotel; it is allowed on one of the outdoor patios.

  • Pool sun loungers 
  • Designated smoking areas (fines apply) 
  • Conference center 
  • 24-hour business center 
  • Designated smoking areas 
  • Wedding services 
  • Indoor pool 
  • Bar/lounge 
  • Coffee shop or café 
  • 24-hour front desk 
  • Total number of rooms - 310 
  • Number of floors - 11 
  • Gift shops or newsstand 
  • Valet parking (surcharge) 
  • Elevator/lift 
  • Coffee/tea in common areas 
  • Fitness facilities 
  • Airport transportation (surcharge) 
  • Arcade/game room 
  • Computer station 
  • Grocery/convenience store 
  • Free wired high-speed Internet 
  • Express check-in 
  • One meeting room 
  • Luggage storage 
  • Laundry facilities 
  • ATM/banking 
  • Multilingual staff 
  • Restaurant 
  • Year Built 1930 
  • Free area shuttle 
  • Outdoor tennis court 
  • Snack bar/deli 
  • Self parking (surcharge) 
  • Number of buildings/towers - 1 
  • Spa services on site 
  • Spa tub 
  • Breakfast available (surcharge) 
  • Free newspapers in lobby 
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service 
  • Express check-out 
  • Full-service spa 
  • Hair salon 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Limo or Town Car service available 
  • Spa treatment room(s) 
  • Porter/bellhop 
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk 
  • Tennis on site 

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family Hotel  
  • Indoor pool  
  • Free Wi-Fi  
  • Outdoor tennis court  
  • Area shuttle (complimentary)  
  • Grocery/convenience store  
  • Snack bar/deli  
  • Laundry facilities  
  • Arcade/game room  
  • Refrigerator  
  • Cribs/infant beds (complimentary)  


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi , Wired internet access ( 9.95 CAD per day )

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi , Free wired high-speed Internet


Self parking (surcharge), Valet parking (surcharge)

Room Amenities

  • Free cribs/infant beds 
  • Wired high-speed Internet access (surcharge) 
  • Private bathroom 
  • Refrigerator 
  • Shower/tub combination 
  • Pay movies 
  • Premium bedding 
  • Climate control 
  • Blackout drapes/curtains 
  • Phone 
  • Coffee/tea maker 
  • Daily housekeeping 
  • Free toiletries 
  • Hair dryer 
  • Iron/ironing board 
  • In-room safe 
  • Desk 
  • Down comforter 
  • Pillowtop mattress 
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding available 
  • Air conditioning 
  • Free newspaper 
  • Free WiFi 
  • In-room massage available 
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available 
  • Rollaway/extra beds (surcharge) 
  • Digital TV service 
  • Room service (24 hours) 
  • LCD TV 

Where to Eat

elements on hollis - Open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Features a diverse menu with an emphasis on casual dining and comfort food. Extensive selection of local craft beer. Sunday brunch is served every week from 12 PM to 2 PM, and features an omelette station, decadent desserts, and delicious seafood.

Roy's Lounge - Offers Starbucks coffee, pastries, and light lunch fare during the day, and award-winning appetizers and cocktails in the evening. Open daily.

Nearby Things to Do

  • Ecotours nearby 
  • Sledding nearby 
  • Boat tours nearby 
  • Bicycle rentals nearby 
  • Golfing nearby 

Spa Services

  • Massages 
  • Manicures and pedicures 
  • Spa tub in spa 
  • Body treatments 
  • Facial treatments 

Hotel Policies


Check-in time starts at 3 PM

Minimum check-in age is 19


Check-out time is noon

Payment types


Pets allowed, Only dogs and cats are allowed, Maximum number of pets per room 2

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on hotel policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card are required at check-in for incidental charges.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.

Service animals exempt from fees/restrictions


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We should mention

Reservations are required for massage services and spa treatments. Reservations can be made by contacting the hotel prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation. Children 18 years old and younger stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding. Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms. The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation. This property allows pets in specific rooms only. Guests can request one of these rooms by contacting the property directly, using the contact information on the booking confirmation.

Awards & Affiliations

Green / Sustainable Property
This property participates in Green Key Eco-Rating Program, a program that measures the property's impact on one or more of the following: environment, community, cultural-heritage, the local economy.
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