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Best Hotels near Halifax Airport for Every Budget

Looking for a hotel near Halifax airport? From pet-friendly accommodations to high-end luxury suites, the maritime city boasts a variety of accommodations for everyone and every travel budget.

Arriving at Halifax International Airport

With more than 4.3 million air travellers visiting Halifax every year, there are plenty of hotels near Halifax Stanfield International Airport (YHZ) to choose from. Halifax’s airport is Atlantic Canada’s leading full-service hub, serving seven airlines year-round, including Air Canada, Swoop, Porter, and WestJet. In peak season, an additional 13 airlines and vacation package providers add routes to the airport as well.

Note that downtown Halifax is only a 30-minute drive from the airport, which means no matter where you stay you’re never far from the action. Whether you’re looking for pet-friendly hotels near Halifax Airport or the cheapest rooms with waterside views, Nova Scotia’s capital offers something for everyone.

ALT Hotel's spacious and eco-friendly rooms make it one of the best hotels near Halifax Airport.
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Best Luxury Hotel near Halifax Airport

ALT Hotel

Best for: Eco-friendly modern hotel closest to the airport
Rates from: $173/night

The closest hotel to YHZ’s departures and arrivals is ALT Hotel. This 169-room airport hotel is advantageously located steps from Halifax International Airport’s departure hall. The hotel’s modern European lobby can be reached via the airport’s second mezzanine level pedway. One and two-bedrooms boast eco-friendly features and high-speed WiFi, ideal for short and long layovers.

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Halifax Marriott Harbourfront Hotel

Best for: A modern pet-friendly hotel with plenty of amenities
Rates from: $219/night

Drive beyond the airport and you’re by the ocean in Halifax. With a prime spot the waterfront, Halifax Marriott Harbourfront Hotel boasts several rooms with a view. A full-service spa, fitness centre, seaside grill, coffeehouse, and seasonal patio are among on-site amenities. Contemporary suites feature marbled ensuite bathrooms, down comforters, and more. Pets are also welcome at this hotel.

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Lord Nelson Hotel & Suites

Best for: A pet-friendly hotel stay near the Public Gardens
Rates from: $189/night

Lord Nelson Hotel & Suites reserves an entire floor for guests checking in with pets. Originally constructed in 1928, this Halifax hotel is an animal-friendly abode which offers free WiFi, comfortable and large rooms, a fitness centre, business centre, as well as a bar and restaurant on-site. The Lord Nelson Hotel & Suites is conveniently situated next door to the 16-acre Halifax Public Gardens.

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The Westin Nova Scotian

Best for: An historic Halifax hotel stay
Rates from: $150/night

The Westin Nova Scotian is one of Halifax’s premier destination for harbourfront hospitality. Having first opened its doors in 1930, the renovated 89-year old heritage hotel is steeped in history. Be sure to stop in at Roy’s, the on-site cocktail lounge named after the hotel’s legendary bartender Roy Clorey.

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Cambridge Suites Hotel Halifax

Best for: Pet-friendly and extended stays
Rates from: $164/night

Cambridge Suites Hotel is a pet-friendly hotel in Halifax. In addition to welcoming furry friends, Cambridge Suites Hotel Halifax offers late checkout and extended stay rates for seven days or longer. The Lobby Market and rooftop patio make for a top-to-bottom fun in the centre of the city.

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Best Budget Hotels near Halifax Airport

A bright and modern room at Delta Hotels by Marriott Dartmouth, one of the best hotels near Halifax Airport.
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Quality Inn Halifax Airport

Best for: Budget-friendly accommodation closest to Stanfield International Airport
Rates from: $95/night

Located one kilometre from Halifax International Airport, Quality Inn Halifax Airport is a budget-friendly option. Hotel guests can enjoy a complimentary hot and cold breakfast buffet, large indoor and outdoor pools, a fitness centre, and unlimited coffee. Free parking is also available for those who plan to explore. Some attractions, such as the Atlantic Canada Aviation Museum, are reachable by foot. The hotel also offers a free Halifax airport shuttle service.

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Hilton Garden Inn Halifax Airport

Best for: Business or family travellers looking for something convenient and affordable
Rates from: $118/night

Just south of the airport is the three-star Hilton Garden Inn Halifax Airport. Ideal for the business traveller – yet fun for the family, too – this hotel is fully equipped with complimentary WiFi, a 24-hour business centre, coin laundry services, and a 24-hour Pavilion Pantry Market for snacking.

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Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Halifax Airport

Best for: Affordable hotel close to the airport with plenty of amenities
Rates from: $130/night

Just a 10-minute complimentary shuttle ride from Halifax Airport is the 119-room Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites. Guest room features include black-out shades, iron and ironing board, a coffeemaker, and a free newspaper every morning. Kids 19 and under stay for free (accompanied by an adult). Guests at this airport hotel can enjoy a free breakfast bar, indoor heated mineral pool and an exercise room. There’s also free parking on-site.

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Hampton Inn & Suites by Hilton Halifax

Best for: Family travellers staying just outside of downtown Halifax
Rates from: $116/night

Centrally located, Hampton Inn & Suites is positioned in between Halifax Airport and the historic downtown. The hotel features 163 recently renovated guest rooms, complimentary breakfast, and an indoor pool with a 150-foot waterslide and whirlpool.

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Best Mid-Range Hotels near Halifax Airport

Four Points rooms were renovated in 2014, making this one of the best hotels near Halifax Airport.
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These mid-range hotels near Halifax Airport offer everything from pet-friendly services, waterside views and stylish comfort in Dartmouth and downtown Halifax.

Delta Hotels by Marriott Dartmouth

Best for: Travellers looking for a peaceful Halifax getaway in a small boutique hotel
Rates from: $163/night

Some of the best hotels in Halifax can be found in Halifax’s Dartmouth neighbourhood. This small boutique inn is a 20-minute drive from the airport and minutes from Dartmouth Crossing, Mic Mac Mall, and downtown Halifax. Complete with the modern luxury of the Marriott brand, this hotel offers spacious guest rooms with comfortable bedding. Also, select rooms include balconies with lakeside views.

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Best Western Dartmouth Hotel & Suites

Best for: A modern and stylish hotel in Dartmouth
Rates from: $142/night

Located 25 minutes from Halifax’s airport, Best Western Dartmouth Hotel & Suites features modern amenities, including an indoor pool, fitness centre, and an on-site restaurant and cocktail lounge.

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Four Points by Sheraton Halifax

Best for: Pet-friendly hotel located close to many Halifax attractions
Rates from: $153/night

Just one block from the waterfront, Four Points by Sheraton Halifax is located within walking distance of Citadel Hill and the Nova Scotia Museum of Natural History. Choose between traditional rooms and suites, which include Queen or King size beds, complimentary WiFi, and a mini-fridge. This hotel is pet-friendly, too.

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Inn on the Lake

Best for: A romantic getaway in Halifax
Rates from: $125/night

For couples looking to leave the daily work grind behind, Inn on the Lake boasts waterside views and three-star accommodations. In a 12-minute drive from Halifax Airport, guests are transported to this lakeside boutique hotel, furbished with in-room fireplaces, and whirlpool tubs. Most importantly, to up the romance, opt for a room with a private balcony view of Lake Thomas.

Getting to and from Halifax International Airport

There are several accessible options for getting to and from Halifax Stanfield International Airport.

  • Take the airport shuttle: The scheduled Halifax airport shuttle service, Maritime Bus, is a quick and reliable way to get from Halifax Airport to downtown Dartmouth and the city centre.
  • Car: Car rentals at Halifax Airport are readily available and one of the most common options to reach the city. Taxi and rideshare options are also available. For locals, Park and Fly Halifax is also available.
  • Public transit: MetroX service operates every 30 minutes.

Most importantly, don’t leave Halifax without tasting a donair, the maritime capital’s official food.