We usually stay at the Homewood Suites and the Hollis is much preferable. We paid $10 more per night for a more central location downtown near the waterfront. We are diamond members and our breakfast in the onsite restaurant was completely covered for our Family of 4.
The restaurants was MUCH better than most hotel restaurants. It wouldn't compare favorably to many more well known restaurants in the area, but as an easy option (whether paying or not) it was quite good. a few interesting options and classic breakfast options as well.
Besides being central to downtown the exact location is quite good. a high end grocery is right beside the hotel. many excellent restaurants within 2 or 3 blocks. Walk 2 blocks up the hill to Obladee Wine Bar and Restaurant for excellent wine and food.
Parking was the only nuisance. Self Parking was advertised but when we got there the only option was Valet. As businesses continue to offload service industry worker wages onto patrons who are expected to tip, this kind of service is becoming more and more unwelcome.
Our Favorite Hotel
Jan 23, 2024
Best rooms in Halifax by far, and the TV in the bathroom mirror was a fun surprise! (Only available in some rooms). Plus you get warm chocolate chip cookies when you check in.
The hotel decor is pleasant all around with free coffee in the only. We also loved the complimentary bath robes for our stay.
Our best highlight this time was STEPHEN at the front desk. He went well above and beyond to make our stay perfect was super kind to my son. He is fantastic at what he does and will keep us coming back.
The Hollis Halifax
Jan 02, 2024
Recently we had to make three separate trips to N.S. within two months on family matters. We decided to stay at the Hollis where we wanted a view and in central Halifax. The staff were fantastic and accommodated us any needs we had.
Even Halloween weekend when they were booked they found a room for us while driving from Ont.
Special Acknowledgement to Stephen on the desk who was always inquiring about my
ill mother and always very attentive. The room maids and valet were fantastic!
Hopefully our next trip will be that of a vacation and no doubt we will be spending it at the Hollis!
Love this hotel
Dec 07, 2023
We have stayed here numerous times over the years, and seen the hotel go through good times and not so good times. But now it is an absolutely terrific place to stay. As mentioned in previous reviews breakfast at the Cannery is a winner, innovative and delicious. The rooms are spacious, the staff delightful, especially the front desk staff. A special shout out to Stephen who is always so gracious, helpful and friendly. It is so great to see the hotel back to its previous high standards. I look forward to many more stays.
Bravo to the New Management
Dec 04, 2023
The difference good management can make!!! Bravo to Will for his interest and great customer service to right a not great experience last year. (One star) Great changes in service, love the updated furniture, love the valet parking so we don't have to walk in a snow storm. Fantastic diamond breakfast at the new restaurant the Cannery with exceptional service from our server Brandy and great presentation and flavours from the chef. We are excited to come back and visit the next time in Halifax. Great work bringing this hotel back to a 5 star Hilton experience!!