Can I stay in a lighthouse or somewhere equally cool in Nova Scotia?
August 6, 2007 6:25 PM Subscribe
I would like to stay someplace nice and interesting in Halifax, NS for three days in September. Help me find it?
posted by jessamyn to Travel & Transportation around Halifax, NS (13 answers total) 12 users marked this as a favorite
I'll be in Nova Scotia Sept 17-23. I have read the Halifax and Nova Scotia threads and am sure I will have lots of wonderful things to see and do. I'm going to be giving a few talks in NS, so the second half of my weeklong trip is taken care of lodging-wise (two nights in Antigonish and then back to Halifax for a night). I am looking for someplace nifty to stay with a few requirements and a few don't-cares. If anyone could recommend places they've liked, keeping in mind that it's sort of touristy season, I'd appreciate it. Here's what I'm looking for
- B&B or Hotel/Hostel with free wifi (not just "available" wifi, there's two of us), two beds (me and sister), walking distance from downtown Halifax. Interesting a plus. Weird a double plus. Old and funky preferable to new and soulless. $100-200/night is my range but I'd pay (a little) more for someplace really worth it. I'd pass up the wifi if I could stay in a lighthouse or on a barge or something. Similarly I might look outside of Halifax for a place that just screamed awesome but not likely.
- Don't care about parking, brand name places, free breakfast, poshness, view, or much else really. This will just be home base as we wander around and do stuff.
I've checked TripAdvisor, the B&B pages, Hotels.com and the like so I have a general list of decent-seeming places. I'm looking either for good "we went here and it rocked!" recommendations or "I've always wanted to try this weird place because it has this funky characteristic." Thank you.