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4.4 out of 5

"Unfortunately our room was by a busy elevator. My partner didn't sleep well because the elevator was in use throughout the night. " More

By a verified traveler on Tue 24 Dec 2019

Hotel Description

Family-friendly 3-star hotel near Halifax Waterfront Boardwalk

On lake

You'll find Halifax Shopping Centre and Bayers Lake Business Park within 2 miles (3 km) of this Halifax hotel. Halifax Waterfront Boardwalk and Dalhousie University are also within 3 miles (5 km).

Family-friendly fun

This hotel features a restaurant, an indoor pool, and a bar/lounge. Bring the family and enjoy the arcade/game room and kid-friendly dining. Enjoy the fitness center and free perks like buffet breakfast and free self parking.

Free Internet, comfy beds

Boasting comforts like pillowtop beds and premium bedding, the 142 guestrooms offer free WiFi and free wired Internet, as well as flat-screen TVs with cable channels. Refrigerators, coffee/tea makers, and free newspapers are also available.

Standard Room, 1 Queen Bed, Non Smoking, Refrigerator

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
$89* Per night/room Jun 8 - Jun 9

Suite, 2 Queen Beds, Non Smoking, Kitchenette

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Standard Room, 2 Queen Beds, Refrigerator & Microwave, Lake View

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Standard Room, 2 Queen Beds, Refrigerator, Lake View

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Standard Room, 1 King Bed, Non Smoking, Refrigerator

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Standard Room, 1 Queen Bed, Non Smoking (Efficiency Unit)

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Best Western Plus Chocolate Lake Hotel ratings based on 13 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
4.4 out of 5 4.5 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.5 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.5 out of 5.0
Room comfort 4.5 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 4.5 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Best Western Plus Chocolate Lake Hotel

Everyone (2) Couples (1)
5 out of 5
Easy drive into Halifax. Very nice breakfast. Wonderful lap pool.

Posted by on Sep 13, 2018

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Comment from Hotel Management

Sep 13, 2018 by Michelle - Guest Services Manager

Thank you so much for your rating & review! We hope to welcome you back again.

4 out of 5
We had a great stay at this hotel. Staff were great, wonderful selection for breakfast with a stylish eating area, and a spacious room and washroom. Only thing was there were a few hairs on the floor in the bathroom, that were far too long to be mine. However, the bed was very comfortable and we both slept straight through the night.

Posted by on Jul 2, 2015

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4 out of 5

I enjoyed the experience.

Pros: Free breakfast, Close restaurants, Free Internet, Quiet
The staff of the hotel were very friendly and helpful. Halifax is a great town.

Posted by , from New Orleans, LA, USA on Sep 28, 2012

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4 out of 5

Despite being very busy, made to feel welcome

Pros: Free breakfast, Close restaurants, Free Internet, free parking, nice chocolate lab dog
The hotel had adequate parking and reasonable rooms. It was very full but not too noisy and the staff coped well even when the line-up for the free breakfast was extensive - they kept the food replenished and kept open until all had finished. Food was reasonable not fancy but they did have fruit. Other than that good location for those with a car and nice view of lake.

Posted by , from Boston, MA, USA on Nov 15, 2011

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4 out of 5

Convenient to Dalhousie University

90% of the reason I chose this hotel was because it was very convenient to visit my daughter at Dalhousie. Room was clean. Staff was friendly. Bed was extremely comfy. Parking was very challenging one day due to a wedding reception taking place. Othewise, the parking was very convenient and close to building.

Posted by , from Boston, MA on Feb 3, 2011

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5 out of 5

One of the nicest hotels on our trip

This hotel was great. The front desk personnel were very pleasant and accomodating. The hotel was renovated 4 years ago, so it was very modern and up-to-date. Everything was very clean and tidy. We had a beautiful view from a room overlooking Chocolate Lake. For anyone traveling from Peggy's Cove to Halifax, or vice versa, this hotel is right on the connecting route and sits just outside of the city of Halifax. The drive into the city is a straight shot from the hotel, and a very easy 10 minute drive. One of my favorite things was meeting the resident mascot, CoCo, the Chocolate Labrador Retriever. What a great dog he is! The photo on the internet of the exterior of the hotel is deceiving. The hotel is actually much nicer than that photo represents. Cannot think of any negatives about this hotel.

Posted by on Oct 8, 2010

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5 out of 5

exceeded expectation

Stayed an extra night because the first night was so good! The room, the staff, the turndown service and the welcoming message from the manager were all great as was Cocoa at the front desk. Clean, comfortable and affordable.

Posted by on Sep 23, 2010

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5 out of 5

NICE HOTEL, GREAT VALUE

mY WIFE AND i STAYED THE NITE OF mAY 15. It was a pleasure to see what positive changes they have made to what was the former Keddy's Halifax Hotel. Lovely staff, up to date rooms; lovely lobby. Dining room not quite up to par yet but we are sure it will come along. Great value for someone looking for a clean, crisp hotel at an affortable price in the Halifax area. Good job people!

Posted by on May 16, 2009

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4 out of 5
Unfortunately our room was by a busy elevator. My partner didn't sleep well because the elevator was in use throughout the night.

Posted by on Dec 24, 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

Dec 26, 2019 by Jesse - GSM

Thank you for your rating & review of Chocolate Lake Hotel. We hope to welcome you back again!

3 out of 5
Not the best place but staff is great! Our room smelled musty but we aired it out and that helps.

Posted by on Sep 6, 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

Oct 30, 2019 by Jesse - GSM

Thank you for your rating of Chocolate Lake Hotel! We apologize for any issues with your room. We hope to welcome you back again.

About the Best Western Plus Chocolate Lake Hotel

Location 250 St. Margaret's Bay Rd, Halifax, NS B3N 1J4

Renovations + Closures

Due to COVID-19, this property’s food and beverage options may be limited.

Property Features

Best Western Plus Chocolate Lake Hotel offers its guests an indoor pool and a fitness center. There's a restaurant on site. You can enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. Free breakfast is served daily. A computer station is on site, and both WiFi and wired Internet are free in public spaces. You'll find a 24-hour business center on site. Event space at this hotel measures 6000 square feet (557 square meters) and includes a conference center. A terrace, tour/ticket assistance, and an arcade/game room are also featured at the family-friendly Best Western Plus Chocolate Lake Hotel. Limited free parking is available on a first-come, first-served basis. This 3-star Halifax hotel is smoke free.

  • 142 guestrooms or units
  • 9 levels
  • 2 buildings
  • 6000 sq ft of conference space
  • 557 sq m of conference space
  • Built in 1970
  • Buffet breakfast (free)
  • Dining venue
  • Bar or lounge
  • Business center (24 hours)
  • Conference center
  • Dry cleaning
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Express check-in
  • Express check-out
  • Staff is multilingual
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Front-desk safe
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Concierge
  • Wedding services available
  • Game room or arcade
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Outdoor picnic space
  • Newspapers in lobby (free)
  • Fireplace in lobby
  • ATM
  • Elevator
  • No smoking on site

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family property
  • Indoor pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Laundry facilities
  • Arcade/game room
  • Refrigerator
  • Free cribs/infant beds

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi , Free wired Internet

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi , Free wired Internet

Parking

Free self parking , Parking (limited spaces)

Transport

  • Airport: Halifax, NS (YHZ-Stanfield Intl.) (34.3 km / 21.3 mi)
  • Train station: Halifax Station (5.6 km / 3.5 mi)
  • Parking: Free self parking

Room Amenities

Best Western Plus Chocolate Lake Hotel offers 142 accommodations with safes and complimentary newspapers. Pillowtop beds feature premium bedding. 42-inch flat-screen televisions come with premium cable channels. Refrigerators and coffee/tea makers are provided. Bathrooms include shower/tub combinations, complimentary toiletries, and hair dryers. Guests can surf the web using the complimentary wired and wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include phones along with free local calls (restrictions may apply). Additionally, rooms include irons/ironing boards and blackout drapes/curtains. Housekeeping is offered daily and hypo-allergenic bedding can be requested.

  • Pillowtop beds
  • Flat-screen television
  • Cable channels
  • Premium channels
  • Refrigerator
  • Coffee maker
  • Luxury bedding
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding
  • Shower and tub combination
  • Cribs (free)
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Newspapers (free)
  • Local calls (free)
  • Hair dryer
  • Safe
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Blackout drapes
  • Climate control (air conditioning)
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Wheelchair accessible

Food & Drink

Guests are served free buffet breakfast daily from 6:30 AM to 10 AM.

Lakeside Bar & Grill - This restaurant serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar. A children's menu is available.

Nearby Activities

Recreational amenities at the hotel include an indoor pool and a fitness center.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

  • Snowboarding nearby
  • Water skiing nearby
  • Golfing nearby
  • Snorkeling nearby
  • Surfing/boogie boarding nearby
  • Downhill skiing nearby
  • Cross-country skiing nearby
  • Sledding nearby
  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Rafting nearby
  • Snow tubing nearby
  • Ecotours nearby
  • Boat tours nearby
  • Ski lessons available nearby
  • Ski equipment rental shops nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Golf lessons available nearby
  • Kayaking nearby
  • Sailing nearby
  • Scuba diving nearby

Accessibility

If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them in the special requests field on the booking page after selecting your room.

  • Accessible bathroom
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair-accessible public washroom
  • Wheelchair accessible parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible concierge desk
  • In-room accessibility
  • Assistive listening devices available
  • Braille or raised signage
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair accessible (may have limitations)

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time starts at 3 PM
  • Check-in time ends at 5:30 AM
  • Minimum check-in age is: 19

Special check-in instructions:

Due to COVID-19, this property's food and beverage options may be limited pursuant to local regulations.

Check-out

  • Check-out by noon

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Kids stay free! Up to 2 children stay free when using existing bedding.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
  • Free cribs (infant beds)!

Pet Policy

  • Pets are welcome and stay free
  • Only dogs and cats are allowed
  • Maximum 2 per room (weight limit: 176 lbs)
  • Certain rooms only, restrictions apply
  • You can request a pet-friendly room by reaching out to the property at the number on the booking confirmation

Policies

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

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card may be 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. The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation. Safety features at this property include a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, and a first aid kit. Disinfectant is used to clean the property, and guests are provided with hand sanitizer.For traveler safety, the following measures are in place: social distancing measures are in place; contactless check-in and check-out are available; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; an acrylic shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas.Individually-wrapped food options are available for breakfast.Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 72 hours between bookings.The property affirms that it follows sanitization practices of We Care Clean - Best Western guidelines.Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A credit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification may be required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges. The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation. For guests' safety, the property includes a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, and a first aid kit in each accommodation. This property advises that enhanced cleaning and safety measures are currently in place.Disinfectant is used to clean the property, and guests are provided with hand sanitizer.For traveler safety, the following measures are in place: social distancing measures are in place; contactless check-in and check-out are available; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; an acrylic shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas.Individually-wrapped food options are available for breakfast.Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 72 hours between bookings.The property affirms that it follows sanitization practices of We Care Clean - Best Western guidelines.

  • Pets allowed (no fees)
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Staff wears personal protective equipment
  • Debit cards not accepted
  • Protective clothing is not available to guests
  • Shield between guests and staff in main contact areas
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitizer
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • Contactless check-in is available
  • No rollaway/extra beds available
  • Property follows a brand or regulatory agency's sanitization guidelines We Care Clean - Best Western
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Individually-wrapped food options are available
  • Individually-wrapped food options are available for breakfast
  • Number of children who can stay free - 2
  • Gap period enforced between guest stays 72 hours

Hotel Names

  • Best Western Chocolate
  • Best Western Chocolate Lake
  • Best Western Chocolate Lake Hotel
  • Best Western Plus Chocolate Lake
  • Best Western Plus Chocolate Lake Halifax
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  • Chocolate Lake Best Western
  • Chocolate Lake Hotel
  • Best Western Halifax
  • BEST WESTERN PLUS Chocolate Lake Hotel Halifax, Nova Scotia
  • Halifax Best Western
  • BEST WESTERN PLUS Chocolate Lake Hotel Halifax Nova Scotia
  • Plus Chocolate Hotel Halifax
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You should know

  • Registered guests are the only ones allowed to be in guestrooms.
  • Pets are welcome in certain rooms only; other restrictions apply. To make arrangements for your pet, contact the property directly at the number on your 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.

  • Green Key Eco-Rating Program
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Frequently Asked Questions

*Price based on the lowest price found within past 24 hours and based upon one night stay for two adults over the next thirty days. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.