Lord Nelson Hotel, Halifax, Nova Scotia
The Lord Nelson Hotel in Halifax, Nova Scotia was at one time one of the Canadian Pacific (CP) Railway’s grand hotels. It was opened in 1927 in this Atlantic coastal city that has been called Canada’s “ocean playground.” Today, the hotel retains its name and is privately owned and operated.
The Dominion Atlantic Railway was the passenger carrier to Halifax prior to 1912, when the CP came on the scene and acquired it. However, the CP didn’t change the name of its new line and it still ran trains under the Dominion Atlantic name.
This hotel has 260 rooms with all the luxury you would expect from accommodations of this class. Their classic double room starts at around CAD 180 ($174 USD). Rooms come with a flat screen television, complimentary coffee service, free wi-fi and more.
Guests can enjoy fine dining in the hotel’s Victory Arms Restaurant. They also have a state-of-the-art fitness centre with a variety of exercise machines, as well as free weights.
Via Rail operates passenger services from Montreal today for those wanting to reach this fine coastal city by rail. This train is named The Ocean and will drop you off at the VIA Rail Station on Hollis Street near the Halifax Seaport Market. The Lord Nelson hotel is northwest of the station, just a short distance on South Park Street.
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