At our Dartmouth hotel, we’re committed to supporting our local community.
At our Dartmouth hotel, we’re committed to supporting our local community.
New Castle Hotels and Resorts was named one of the Best Places to Work in Atlantic Canada!
At our Dartmouth hotel, we're committed to making a difference in our community and supporting organizations that are passionate about helping others. Recently, we donated eight boxes of Hampton towels to Shelter Nova Scotia.
Olivia (Front Desk), Rick (General Manager) and Brenda (Director of Rooms)
We had a great time at last night’s monthly Manager’s Reception. We asked Ela! to co-host with us by donating some of their delicious food. Ela! is located across the road from our Dartmouth hotel and offers authentic Greek food.
by United by Running (www.unitedbyrunning.com)
Sole Sisters Women’s Race is returning to Dartmouth Crossing on June 8th. Last year this event brought 1,500 to the shopping district and the Hampton Inn & Suites was full. This year with 2,500 registrations selling out five months before the event, the hotel was fully booked by January!
Did you know our
It's hard to believe, but Monday April 15th was the fourth year anniversary of the grand opening of the best hotel in Halifax - the Hampton Inn & Suites Halifax/Dartmouth! This week our Dartmouth hotel team got together and celebrated this milestone! Everyone had a great time.
Looking for a different way to celebrate and honour Mom this Mother's Day? We have the perfect idea! Give Mom the gift of relaxation - a night away at our Dartmouth hotel.
At the Dartmouth Hampton Inn & Suites, we love having you here!
This week at the Hampton Inn & Suites Dartmouth Crossing, we started a "Guest of the Week" program.
The Easter Bunny found us this weekend at the Dartmouth Hampton. Our guests we're excited to see our fuzzy friend in our Dartmouth Hotel, after all, we are a pet-friendly hotel!
Win a free night stay this Easter weekend at the Dartmouth Hampton by taking part in our Online Golden Easter Egg Hunt!
As the Sales Manager, I had the pleasure of going on air with Erin Hopkins at 105.9 Seaside FM, a not-for-profit radio station located in Eastern passage, Nova Scotia.
Meet the newest member of our team, Hammy!
Get hoppin’ at the Dartmouth Hampton Inn & Suites this Easter weekend. From only $109 a night, relax at our
Staying at our Dartmouth hotel and looking for a local shopping experience? We recommend visiting the Alderney Landing Farmers' Market. The market is now open six days a week and is located next the Dartmouth Ferry Terminal, conveniently in the heart of downtown Dartmouth. With a variety of different vendors, visitors can purchase their fresh groceries or a special local artisans gift. The food vendors offer fresh meats, fish, breads, vegetables, cheese, milks, and so much more!
The staff at our Dartmouth hotel always strive to go above and beyond to create a memorable and comfortable stay for our guests. Recently, Room Attendant Courtney Laffin’s Hamptonality made an impact on one of our guestsand was left a surprise for her friendly and hard working service.
Our Dartmouth hotel management team was very lucky to have the opportunity to cheer on the Halifax Mooseheads from the Molson Skybox this past Saturday night.
Pre-Spring Shopping Getaway!
On February 7th, 2013, I had the opportunity to join the Canadian Progress Club – Halifax for their 41st Annual Sports Celebrity Dinner in
At the Dartmouth Hampton Inn & Suites, we are committed to giving back to our community!
Our Dartmouth Hotel is joining forces with The Monkey Show and the Make-A-Wish Foundation over March Break. Join us in some monkeying around and create your very own sock monkey while supporting some great causes.
At our Dartmouth hotel, we love having you here! That's why we celebrate our Hilton Honors™ guests every month with our Guest Appreciation Night.
Need a date night away? Or maybe you’re looking for the perfect Valentine's Day idea? Our Dartmouth Hotel is here to help! Take advantage of our Dinner & Movie Package - it's the perfect way to spend time with your loved one.
Every month, our Dartmouth Hotel recognizes employees who go above and beyond for our guests. Randall Wyse from the Housekeeping-Maintenance Department has won employee of the month twice in 2012 so it was a no brainer to award him with the 2012 Employee of the Year.
This April, laugh the winter blues away with Halifax Comedy Fest. This is one of many exciting things to do in
Looking to wow your special someone this Valentines Day? This year, sit back, relax and let us take care of all the details with our Dartmouth hotel Valentines Day Package.
Are you looking for fun things to do in Halifax this year? Are the winter blues getting you down? Lucky for you, there are a variety of talented artists coming to our beautiful city during 2013. Here are just a few of exciting events happening in the area.
Interested in trying a new sport? How about beach volleyball?
Our Dartmouth hotel is honoured to sponsor the Chronicle Herald East Coast IceJam this weekend. This exciting event will take place at the BMO Centre in
At the Dartmouth Hampton Inn & Suites we are committed to giving back to our community!
The staff and management of the Hampton Inn & Suites in Dartmouth Crossing wish you peace and happiness this holiday season and throughout the New Year! We look forward to working with you again in 2013.
Back in October, our Dartmouth hotel sales team participated in the brand-wide sales event called Seize the Stay. We were thrilled when we found out that one of our clients, Cheryl Mattie with the Nova Scotia Highway Workers Union was awarded one of the top prizes...
Slide into New Years with the Hampton Inn & Suites
Our Dartmouth hotel is inviting you to ring in the New Year at the Hampton Inn & Suites with our New Year's Eve Package!
To celebrate the Hampton Helps Week of Giving, our Dartmouth hotel team wanted to do something to help our community!
This Saturday, is TAX FREE in Dartmouth Crossing! Enjoy 15% off (or more!) at your favourite stores and restaurants in The Village Shops from 9:30am to 10:00pm! Click here for a list of participating stores & restaurants
Looking for a Halifax shopping getaway this holiday?
Our Dartmouth hotel is located in the heart of Dartmouth Crossing - the best area for Halifax shopping, dining and entertainment. We’re also just minutes from MicMac Mall, Downtown Dartmouth and Downtown Halifax. We’re the perfect location for you Halifax staycation or holiday shopping getaway!
Our Dartmouth hotel hosted our Hilton HHonors® Guest Appreciation Night on Wednesday, November 21st.
When staying at our Dartmouth hotel, enjoy skating with your family and friends at the Dartmouth Sportsplex. The sports centre is located just minutes away from the Hampton Inn & Suites and a great way to spend time with your loved ones this holiday season.
Have you heard? Holiday celebrations are kicking off this weekend at Dartmouth Crossing with many exciting Halifax events!
We celebrate Hampton Week at our Dartmouth hotel last week! This consisted of a variety of activities to celebrate the hard work and dedication of our hotel staff.
City Streets is now open in Dartmouth Crossing! Just steps away from our Dartmouth hotel, the newly opened location offers a friendly atmosphere where you will find expert fashion-forward assistance.
Sales Manager Pam Hennigar and Front Desk Agent Kaylie Michaud hosted the monthly Hilton Honours Appreciation Night at our Dartmouth hotel.
Our Dartmouth hotel has launched the Hampton Holiday Package for the 2012 festive season. Guests are invited to take advantage of the this great package and relax at the Hampton Inn & Suites after a busy day of Halifax shopping
Planning a Christmas event in Halifax or Dartmouth? At the Hampton Inn & Suites, we offer a variety of different options for your Christmas gatherings this holiday season.
Stay with us this month at the Hampton Inn & Suites and enjoy a complimentary upgrade on any room booking (based on availability). Our Dartmouth hotel is offering rates starting at $119/night for the month of October.
Dare to be scared in Dartmouth this Halloween?
Join hundreds of people for the Bluenose Ghosts Festival in downtown Dartmouth. During the month of October, the festival will take over Alderney Landing.
Congratulations to our Dartmouth hotel neighbour, Woody's Bar-B-Q! Jim Bethune, Owner of Woody’s Bar-B-Q, was awarded the 7th Annual Burnside Business of the Year Award for hospitality over 10 employees.
Our new Halifax conference room is now open and ready for your next executive meeting or conference!
It's a beautiful time of year to explore the stunning city we call home! Why not enjoy a Halifax staycation at our Dartmouth hotel?!
Have you seen our new Dartmouth hotel photos?! This summer, we had many new exciting pictures taken at the Hampton Inn & Suites.
Energy Rush is around the corner! Many talented artists will take the
We are very excited to welcome the newest store to Dartmouth Crossing - Wheaton's!
I’m VERY, VERY proud of my Housekeeping Team!
It’s an exciting day at the Hampton Inn & Suites! Starting today, we offer delicious oatmeal selections as part of our On the House® breakfast buffet at our Dartmouth hotel.
Photo compliments of NS-hiking
When staying at our Dartmouth hotel, be sure to plan a hike, walk, jog or bike ride in Schubie Park with your family or four-legged friend. The park can be viewed from the Hampton Inn & Suites and is conveniently connected to Dartmouth Crossing by beautiful trails. The 40-acre park is located in the heart of Dartmouth and is the perfect green space for relaxing afternoon or brisk walk.
It’s that time of year again, we’re only a month away until the school season commences. Join us at our Dartmouth hotel for our Back-to-School Package!
Pogey - Local Celtic Band
We’re just over a week away from the next Free Summer Concert Series in Dartmouth Crossing. On Saturday August 18 at 2:00 PM, Pogey will take the stage at the Pondside Amphitheatre - next to our Dartmouth hotel!
Every year we ask our Dartmouth hotel team what they would like to do for a staff outing in July? For the 4th year in a row, they unanimously chose to rent a boat and enjoy Halifax Harbour for an evening cruise.
Our Dartmouth hotel, the Hampton Inn & Suites has been nominated for the 2012 Burnie Awards! The 7th Annual Burnside News Business of the Year Awards is called “the Burnie Awards” presented by The Burnside News.
Free Concert at Dartmouth Crossing this weekend!
Stop by the Pondside Amphitheatre and see Saving Graceland... Elvis, Reincarnated!
Being a fan of our Dartmouth hotel has its perks! Visit us on Facebook and “like” us for the latest information on the Hampton Inn & Suites.
Save the date and experience your Natal Day at Alderney Landing in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia. On August 4th, 2012 the outdoor stage will be transform into the free Route 104 concert from 5 PM to 12:30 AM. The acts are still to be determined but it’s sure to be a good time like every other year!
Last night's Guest Appreciation Night was another success at our Dartmouth hotel!
Our Dartmouth hotel staff came together on Monday for a BBQ and movie night in Dartmouth Crossing. The team enjoyed a delicious BBQ on the outdoor patio at the Hampton Inn & Suites where they enjoyed food cooked by Mr. Grill Master, General Manager Rick Norman.
The Hampton Inn & Suites Dartmouth hotel helped the Tim Horton's in Dartmouth Crossing raise money for Camp Day. We donated a complimentary one-night stay in our modern Halifax accommodations to support this worth while cause.
This weekend, our Dartmouth hotel was the host hotel for the Sole Sisters 2012 race in Dartmouth Crossing. Thank you to everyone who participated in and worked on this fantastic event; we were honoured to be part of the weekend.
Join our Dartmouth hotel staff every Thursday, starting June 21st at 6:30 PM for FREE Yoga classes! Dartmouth Crossing, the best area for Halifax shopping, is offering free yoga all summer long at the Pondside Amphitheatre.
Recently, UPS hosted their training session at our Dartmouth Hotel. Here is what Lubna, who hired the UPS employees and managed the training sessions, had to say about her experience at the Hampton Inn & Suites...
Annette (Sales Manager) and Pam (Sales Coordinator)
Sales Manager, Annette and I hosted our monthly Hilton Honours Reception that we just started again for the summer season. We welcomed our guests of the Hampton Inn & Suites to honour our loyal and new guests.
The staff of our Dartmouth Hotel celebrated the Hampton Inn & Suites Dartmouth Crossing's third anniversary this past weekend! We have a fantastic crew of associates and managers that work hard to ensure each guest has a wonderful experience and stay.
Have you heard the exciting news? Marianas Trench and Carly Rae Jepsen are playing in Dartmouth Nova Scotia this summer. On July 13th, the performers will take the stage at Alderney Landing, which is just minutes from our Dartmouth hotel. Tickets go on sale Friday May 11, 2012.
Our Dartmouth Hotel is now on Twitter – follow us by clicking here or by searching @HamptonHalifax. We’ll be sharing fun facts about our hotel, information about events and exciting Dartmouth attractions.
At the Hampton Inn & Suites, we're proud of our hotel and guest services. Thank you to all our guests who take the time to submit reviews and feedback of our Dartmouth Hotel on TripAdvisor. Check out one of our most recent reviews on TripAdvisor.
Our Dartmouth Hotel is located in the heart of Dartmouth Crossing, the best area for Halifax shopping. We are appreciative of all our guests who take the time to submit reviews and feedback on TripAdvisor. Check out one of our most recent reviews on TripAdvisor.
Our Dartmouth Hotel is the host hotel for the 2012 Epic Dartmouth Triathlon Race on July 1, 2012! The Dartmouth suite hotel will be offering exclusive rates for attendees starting at $129 per night with $10 from each booking donated back to the organization.
by Michelle Kempton (www.unitedbyrunning.com)
Sole Sisters Women’s Race is Nova Scotia’s most talked about all-women’s event in 2012. From boardrooms, to lunch rooms, the gym and at run clubs – everyone is excited about Halifax’s inaugural Sole Sisters event.
This is the only day out of the year that you can have any kind of waffle toppings…
We’re celebrating International Waffle Day this Sunday, March 25th at the Hampton Inn & Suites Dartmouth Hotel. We will be serving our On the House® Breakfast Buffet with our delicious homemade waffles.
The Hampton Inn and Suites is supporting local not-for-profit, community-based volunteer radio station, 105.9 Seaside FM with their annual Radio-Thon fundraiser. Our Dartmouth pet-friendly hotel donated a one-night stay complete with complimentary On-the-House® breakfast buffet.
Our Director of Revenue’s daughter visited our Dartmouth Hotel and took an interactive video of our 150 ft waterslide. Megan taped this action-packed video featuring her friend, Sarah and little brother, Sam – thank you Megan.
April 15, 2012 marks the 100th Anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic and Halifax Nova Scotia will be hosting several 100th Anniversary Commemorative events and ceremonies. In recognition of this special occasion, Anthony Sherwood Productions is producing a new stage play that will premiere in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia in April 2012. “TITANIC: The Untold Story” is a play about the only Black person to sail aboard the Titanic.
Attending a Halifax hockey, basketball, curling or indoor soccer tournament? Our Dartmouth hotel is the perfect location for your sports team. With complimentary On the House® breakfast buffet, 150 ft water slide, and over 120 HDTV channels, the Hampton Inn & Suites is a great team hotel.
We’re offering special rates this winter at our Dartmouth Hotel. Guests can book for $119/night. Rates include overnight accommodations, free parking, complimentary On the House Breakfast Buffet and use of our facilities.
Stay at the Hampton Inn & Suites and park your car for free!
We are now offering a stay and park for free option to our Dartmouth hotel guests. Traveling guests with flight departures at the Halifax Stanfield International Airport can stay at the Hampton Inn & Suites and park their vehicle for FREE for the duration of their trip
We're excited to announce that we have newly installed HDTV in all our guestrooms. Guests of our Dartmouth hotel can experience the best of HDTV while staying with us at the Hampton Inn & Suites.
Show your special someone just how special they are & escape to our modern Dartmouth hotel for Valentine’s Day. After a romantic dinner at one of Dartmouth Crossing’s restaurants, relax in your spacious & comfortable King Suite. Enjoy each other’s company while you unwind in our indoor pool & whirlpool.
It’s the perfect time of year to plan a family vacation to our Dartmouth hotel. With weekend rates starting at $119/night, you can get away with your family & friends at the Hampton Inn & Suites.
We had a return guest from overseas stay with us this past Holiday season. Mr. Hayes has stayed with us 3 times in the past year; each time as an extended stay. On the day of his recent departure, Mr. Hayes left the following note for our Dartmouth Hotel staff!
Recently, one of our favourite guests, Jarod Hickey recorded a hotel tour of our Dartmouth hotel. Jarod a young man who is passionate about videography and wanted to share this experiences at the Dartmouth Hampton Inn & Suites to the world.
Minutes away from our Dartmouth hotel, Alderney Landing is a great place for Halifax events throughout the year. This weekend, guests can experience “A Very Chratchit Christmas” Dinner Theatre starting tonight until Sunday, December 18th.
Looking to relax and unwind in comfort and style this Festive Season? Stay with us over the Holidays & we’ll take care of you! BIG holidays savings with rates starting at $109/night from December 23rd to 30th!
Our friends at Bombay Dartmouth Crossing decorated our Dartmouth Hotel lobby.
With beautiful Christmas bulbs, seasonal décor and gorgeous design, our lobby transformed into a winter wonderland for our guests...
With fresh snow outside of our Dartmouth Hotel, we thought it would be a good time to share some tips on Winter Safety. Our hotel is located in Dartmouth Crossing, the best area for Halifax shopping. Our convenient location means that many of our guests walk around the shopping area for dinner, shopping, movies and alike.
We love creativity! And we want to see your creative skills!
Recently, we had a guest stay with us at our Dartmouth hotel and he showed his creative side by leaving a towel in the shape of an elephant.
Join us at our Dartmouth hotel for your complete Halifax shopping experience this holiday season. We're conveniently located in the heart of Dartmouth Crossing close to many shops, stores, restaurants and many other treasures.
Join in the festive celebrations with our Dartmouth hotel & Dartmouth Crossing this season. Christmas is just around the corner and it's time to start preparing! Join us at our Dartmouth suite hotel conveniently located in Dartmouth Crossing. Holiday events are right around the corner and this is the best in Halifax shopping. Book your holiday shopping weekend with us at our Dartmouth Hotel.
Our Dartmouth hotel is the perfect destination for a Nova Scotia family vacation. We are located just off the highway in Dartmouth Crossing, the best area for Halifax shopping. We're just minutes away from downtown Dartmouth and the Dartmouth Sportsplex which offers public skates.
In celebration of Thanksgiving, we thought we'd share a festive recipe for you and yours to try this holiday weekend. This recipe comes from Good Housekeeping and is one of our favourites! It's easy to prepare and perfect for your Thanksgiving Dinner this weekend!
As a new employee with New Castle Hotels & Resorts, I had the opportunity to visit & stay at the Hampton Inn & Suites - Dartmouth Crossing to experience their property. The hotel was quiet, very clean & the staff were very hospitable - we hope to go back again soon!
This week we celebrated our friendly, reliable and courteous Dartmouth hotel employees by recognizing them during Hampton Week. Hampton Week brings our team together to thank them for their commitment and dedication to our hotel and our guests.
Are you looking to fall in love with Nova Scotia this Autumn? Join us at our Dartmouth hotel for the best of Nova Scotia accommodations! Rates starting at $109.00 per night Thanksgiving weekend. Book now before it's too late!
At our Dartmouth hotel, we will be celebrating Hampton Week with our team September 26 to 30, 2011 to celebrate all they do! The five-day staff appreciation week will include events such as staff breakfasts, a team pool party and competitive scavenger hunts.
Only 10 days left to book our Fuel up at the Hampton Package! Includes a $20 gas card with your booking - Book today!
Fantastic way to end the Dartmouth Crossing Free Summer Concert Series with precision drummers Squid! If you missed out on this great show last weekend at the Pondside Amphitheatre, here are a few photos from the show.
Halifax Nova Scotia hosted a quiet ceremony and motorcycle rally to mark the 10th anniversary of 9-11. Over 100 motorcyclists escorted fire trucks and members of the Red Knights, a club for members of the fire service & their families through Dartmouth Crossing to Africville to honour the anniversary of September 11.
Now that the kid's are back to school, it's the perfect time to unwind at our Dartmouth hotel and let us take care of you!
Need a night away? Join us at our Dartmouth hotel for a Dinner & Movie night for you and your hunny! Rates from $184/night.
The third & final show for the Dartmouth Crossing Free Concert Series is on September 10, 2011 at Pondside Amphitheatre. The concert starts at 2 PM and will showcase local precision drumming group, Squid at 2 PM.
New Halifax restaurant, elements on hollis is opening in September. The new, locally inspired restaurant will focus on a 50-mile diet.
Only a month left of our Fuel up at the Hampton Package! Book now at our Dartmouth Hotel!
John McMahon from Longwell Point Farm
Photo compliments on Snap
Interested in local food & crafts? Outside of our Darmouth hotel, in Dartmouth Crossing, there is a weekly Farmer's Market every Friday from 10am - 2pm in The Village Shops. Take your Halifax shopping experience to a whole other level. This is a Halifax event you won't want to miss.
On August 20, 2011, there are two major Dartmouth Events things happening in Dartmouth Crossing. Ruby Tuesday will be performing at the Pondside Amphitheatre from 2 to 4 PM and the Village Shops will be offering tax-free savings from 9:30 AM to 9 PM.
Looking for a family vacation in Atlantic Canada's largest shopping district, Dartmouth Crossing? Look no further! Our Dartmouth hotel is located in the heart of Dartmouth Crossing, right off the highway. We're minutes away from downtown Halifax and the Halifax International Airport.
We'd like to thank everyone who was involved with this year's Summer Rush!
The Dartmouth Hampton Inn & Suites was one of the major sponsors of the event and we had many of the acts and musicians stay with us at our Dartmouth hotel. Many of the guests and musicians stated that our Dartmouth suite hotel was one of the best and friendliest hotels!
Yes, it's finally just two short days away - this year's Z103.5 Summer Rush at Alderney Landing in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia!
Despite the down pour of rain on Saturday, the Halifax & Dartmouth events for the long weekend went off with a bang!
Concerts will be happening all weekend long at Alderney Landing in Dartmouth. Don't miss these great Dartmouth Attractions happening Thursday, Saturday and Sunday evening!
The Halifax Jazz Festival is the oldest jazz festival and largest summer festival in the Atlantic region.
The event spans two weekends (9 nights, 8 days), attracts up to 65,000 visitors, involves 450 volunteers and employs over 350 local musicians. The TD Jazz Fest stages proudly present jazz, blues, Latin, and more. JazzEast Rising Association currently manages and cares for the Jazz Fest and TD is their major sponsor.
Check out our top 5 events and things to do in Halifax and Dartmouth for the month of July:
1. Shakespeare by the Sea- starting July 1, 2011- it's back for its 18th season of entertaining theatre in the beautiful Point Pleasant Park.
We are honored to have been awarded a Trip Advisor Award of Excellence for 2011! We achieved a 4.5/5 star rating. We have been #1 out of all Dartmouth Hotels for quite some time.
Thank you to all of our fans for taking the time to write such wonderful reviews about us! We promise to continue to deliver a great product and even better service!
Check out our Canada Day contest on Facebook! Each day we will post a trivia question about Canada and you will be required to answer. You will be automatically entered to win a 1 night stay with us for 2 and 2 tickets to Alderney Landing's Canada Day festivities.
For more information visit our Dartmouth Hotel Facebook page.
We know how much you love waffles here at the Hampton Dartmouth so we decided to share one of our favorite waffle recipes.
Apple and Cinnamon Waffles
2 cups flour
3 tbs sugar
2 tsp baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 separated eggs
The Waves of Summer Parade is Saturday in Halifax and will showcase festivals and events taking place throughout the summer.
The parade will begin at Bishop's Landing at 2:30 p.m. and will end at the Casino Nova Scotia. The parade will feature TD Halifax Jazz Festival and performers the Dixieland jazz ensemble and the Thunderbolts; the Lebanese Festival Halifax; Halifax Pride; Halifax Regional Municipality Civic Events; Federation Internationale de Volleyball; Nova Scotia Sea School; Select Nova Scotia - Nova Scotia Dept. of Agriculture; The Incredible Picnic; Alexander Keith's; Halifax Greek Fest; Halifax Firefighters; Shriners; Tangonova; and Atlantic Flamenco Productions.
There will be a charity BBQ after the parade the Casino. All proceeds go to Habitat for Humanity. There will also be free outdoor entertainment by parade participants.
Will you be there? Enjoy finding out more about all the great things to do in Halifax this summer!
Have you ever wondered where Dartmouth got its name? Dartmouth is an English name but before the English came, the Mi' kmaq has their own name for the land. The actual Mi'kmaq name was Boonamoogwaddy, meaning "Tomcod ground."
When the English took over, they renamed it Dartmouth for one of two reasons:
We asked, and you answered! What are some things to do in Halifax and Dartmouth on rainy days? This list is an important one this spring. It's been raining quite a bit lately. That's ok though, because there is no shortage of activities to do indoors.
Here is what our Facebook friends had to say when we asked them what they would do:
Dartmouth Heritage Museum: The Dartmouth Heritage Museum has much to offer. Quaker House opens on June 7th and Evergreen House is open year round. Visit our Facebook page and website for more information on upcoming events, exhibits and fundraisers!
Niveen Sidarous Tadros: I enjoy Pier 21 and the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic, and, if it's open, the Farmer's Market next to Pier 21. Haven't done it but would like to...Tour of Alexander Keith's Brewery! But if I was staying at the Hampton and it was raining, I would choose to spend the whole day on your slide!
Tanya Penney: Museum of Natural History to visit Gus is one of our fav. Rainy day trips, also the BIO touch tank when it's opened-only summer and hours can change.....
Runners on the MacDonald Bridge, courtesy of Metro News
The annual Bluenose Marathon is this weekend. The streets of Halifax will be filled with more than 10,000 people on May-20-22 to celebrate active living in Nova Scotia.
Happy Mother's Day to all of the wonderful mothers out there today! We wish you a wonderful day filled with family and fun. You all deserve it!
Before you take your beloved pet with you on your next trip, make sure you plan and find out any pet needs, requirements for travels, and know what steps to take in case any issues arise.
Here are 5 tips to traveling with your pet:
What sorts of activities do you do with your children while vacationing in Nova Scotia? We are trying to compile a list of children's activities in the Halifax and Dartmouth area and also for Nova Scotia in general?
What do you recommend? We will make a list of the top 10 for Halifax, and a top 10 for Nova Scotia Family Vacations
The 7th annual Saltscapes East Coast Expo starts this weekend. This consumer show is custom designed for the Atlantic Canada shopper and products and services include unique retail, culture/music/travel, Savour the Flavour, Home/Cottage/Garden, and Living Healthy in Atlantic Canada.
There will be over 400 exhibitors and 100 presentations throughout the weekend.
Tickets are $13.50 and children 12 & under are free. Saltscapes is being held at Exhibition Park on 200 Prospect Road, Halifax.
For more information on one of the most exciting Halifax Events, visit their website at www.saltscapes.com/expo.....
If you haven't made your reservation to stay here this weekend, you should! We have a ton of fun activities planned and a great Easter package to go with it.
Our rates are starting at just $99 per night and $109 with the Hoppin' at the Hampton Easter package. We are going to have goodies for our guests, an egg hunt, and a chance to win a free night stay if you find the golden egg!
Come on down to the Hampton and make this Easter eggstra special :) For more information, visit our Dartmouth Hotel page.
Our fitness center
It's Physical Fitness Month and we wanted to share some tips with you. If you are a frequent traveler, then you know how difficult it can be to stay healthy. You are probably a pro at being healthy now.
For those of you who travel less, we wanted to share some valuable insight so you can do it right! Here are 10 tips to stay active and eating right while on the road:
1. Drink plenty of water: it's not always easy to access water during travel, especially on the journey. Make sure to drink plenty of water. Keeping hydrated is important for health and weight management.
2. Use the hotel gym: many corporate hotels have gyms. Make sure you use them! We have a fitness center, pool, waterslide, and 2 Jacuzzi tubs. The waterslide would be a great way to unwind and have some fun during a stressful business trip.
The Halifax Hotel deal, our Shop till you Drop package, now includes your choice of either a $50 Dartmouth Crossing gift card or Mic Mac Mall. It's your choice!
Do you have any plans for Easter? How about a weekend stay at the Hampton Inn and Suites Dartmouth Crossing? From April 21, 2011 - April 24, 2011, we have an eggciting package on for you that includes: ....
Dartmouth Crossing is a commercial development that comprises large chain stores, small boutique shops, restaurants, a movie theatre, and other services. Opened in 2006, it now has more than 45 stores, including our Dartmouth Hotel, Hampton Inn and Suites.
Spring is in the air and people are in the streets! Halifax is bustling with activity this month as the weather begins to improve and people come out of hiding from the long, cold winter. Check out the events below to get an idea of what's happening in Halifax and Dartmouth this month. There were too many to list.
For more things to do in Halifax , visit Destination Halifax's website for detailed listings.
Meet Swoop- our unofficial mascot here at the Hampton Inn and Suites Dartmouth Crossing!
Swoop's a major football fan and his favorite team is the Philadelphia Eagles. Swoop loves to travel and he lives at home with his favorite hotel general manager, Rick! Swoop's been all over the place this year. He went to California, Mexico, and he's heading to Ottawa this weekend. Swoop has his own wardrobe including an Iron Man costume :)
Enjoy fabulous shopping at Dartmouth Crossing and all the great shops close to our hotel. Now that spring has arrived it's time to shop for new clothes! With rates starting at just $169 per night, your package includes the following:
To take advantage of this special offer, visit our Halifax packages page today.
Where will you spend for your $50?
On the way to Wentworth with Team Hampton, our partners, and musical entertainment
The Westin Nova Scotian, one of our sister hotels, recently hosted a fundraiser for Brigadoon Children's Camp on March 11. It was the first annual Briga-Ski Event held at Ski Wentworth. The event raised almost $13,000 in pledge donations and silent auction purchases.
Brigadoon is raising money to build a year round recreational facility in Nova Scotia for children and youth living with chronic illness. The facility is going to cost $7 million and while they are well on their way to raising it, they need a lot of help to get there!
The Pogue Fado courtesy of thecoast.ca
Happy Saint Patrick's Day everyone! Where is your favorite place to celebrate in Halifax and Dartmouth? Here's a list of our favorite places to celebrate this popular day :)
The Old Triangle - an Irish Alehouse the serves authentic Irish food, they know how to throw a party. The atmosphere is great and there is live entertainment. Tonight's live entertainment is Tristan Legg, Cassie & Maggie, Caber Fey, Evans & Doherty, Dave MacIsaac & Louis Benoit, 1749, and Gig Dogs. You will see people lining up at 8 AM to be the first to arrive. By 6PM, it's jam packed.
Celtic Corner- another fabulous Irish Alehouse, Celtic Corner is probably the best place in Dartmouth to celebrate in style. They open at 8 AM today and music starts at 1 PM. Food and music is great and so is the atmosphere. Be sure to try the Steak and Guinness pie. It's delicious.
Durty Nelly's- named after one of Ireland's most famous landmarks, Durty Nelly's is a great place to visit in downtown Halifax. They serve delicious food and great beer. The Irish owner and his team made sure they created an authentic Irish pub and eatery so rest assured- you will be getting the authentic experience here. We heard through the grapevine that someone was served a beer at 8:11 AM. This will be another really busy spot today!
Pogue Fado- drive down Barrington Street and you will see the enormous line up that usually starts before noon. The Pogue is normally packed on any given night but St. Patty's Day it could take hours to get in. It's all part of the fun.....
It is no surprise the Canadians would help out another nation in a time of need but donations have been coming in from all sorts of channels for Japan. Facebook and Twitter support to the Red Cross have made a huge impact this week.
In an article by the Chronicle Herald today, Karen Snider, media manager for the humanitarian organization, said donations via text message received a major boost after the instructions were reposted by an army of supporters on Twitter. "This has been so exciting for us," she said in an interview on Sunday. "What's amazing is how passionate people in the online community are about world issues."
The CIS Men's Final 8 Begins this weekend here in Halifax. The tournament was held here 3 years ago and we're pumped to have them back! This year's Final 8 are: University of British Columbia Thunderbirds, Carelton Ravens, Saskatchewan Huskies, Lakehead Thunderwolves, Trinity Western Spartans, Dalhousie Tigers, Concordia Stingers, and Acadia Axemen. We're rooting for the Dalhousie Tigers of course but we wish the best of luck to all teams.
This weekend is the AUS Men's basketball championship being held in Halifax, Nova Scotia. 6 teams from Atlantic Canada will be competing for the championship title.
The schedule for the tournament is:
Friday, March 4, 2011
Quarter Final 1- UNB Varsity Reds vs. Acadia Axemen 6:00 PM
Quarter Final 2- Saint Mary's University vs. St. FX X Men 8:15 PM
Saturday, March 5, 2011
Semi Final 1 - Winner Quarter Final 1 vs. CBU 6:00 PM
Semi Final 2 - Winner Quarter Final 2 vs. Dalhousie Tigers 8:15 PM
Sunday, March 6, 2011
Championship Game - Winner Semi- Final 1 vs. Winner Semi-Final 2 2:00 PM
To purchase tickets, you can visit Ticket Atlantic or visit the AUS website.
If you are looking to reserve a room, visit our Dartmouth Hotel reservations page today!
The Hampton Team
What are your favorite things to do in Dartmouth besides stay in our Dartmouth Hotel? There are lots- especially in Dartmouth Crossing. Here are just a few things to do. We'll continue to share more- this is just the beginning:
1. Shopping and dining in Dartmouth Crossing- our Dartmouth Hotel is located in the center of Dartmouth Crossing and believe us- there is lots to do! You can spend a day here shopping in the boutique stores, visiting the big box stores up the street, and dining at Dartmouth restaurants such as Moxie's, Opa, and Jack Astor's.
2. Visit Sullivan's Pond with the kids- it's only a few minutes away and there is a large walking path, ducks to feed, white geese to photograph, and a cute gazebo to have a picnic in.
It's the crème de la crème of culinary events for Nova Scotia. It's the much needed winter break for those who won't be heading down south to beat the winter blues. What is it? It's the 8th annual Savour Food and Wine show.
Each year, the Restaurant Association, together with Chefs and culinarians throughout the province, get together to showcase the best in Nova Scotia cuisine. Held once again at the Westin Nova Scotian Hotel in Halifax, there will be over 70 booths displaying both food and beverage.
Dishes this year will include pork belly, our world famous Digby Scallops, and unique wines from our many wineries throughout Nova Scotia. Check out Savour's website for photo galleries from previous years.
Welcome to our new blog!
We enjoyed connecting on Facebook so much that we decided to create a blog! If you haven't noticed, we also have a brand new website designed with you in mind :)
It will be focused on events at our Dartmouth hotel and in Dartmouth Crossing, special offers, and information on the local area. It will serve as a valuable resource for planning your trip to Dartmouth and staying connected with us. There will be exclusive deals for and fun contests so be sure to stay connected.
Stay tuned for our next post for information on things to do in Halifax and Dartmouth Crossing during the month of March. Please let us know if you have any feedback, ideas, or suggestions.
We are looking forward to growing our online community with you. Thanks everyone!
-The Hampton Team