Three early-19th-century town houses were cleverly combined to create Halifax's original boutique hotel, a couple of blocks from the waterfront and Spring Garden Road shopping. Rooms vary in size, and rates follow suit, but expect period antiques and modern conveniences like flat-screen TVs and iPod docks throughout. Public areas have their own appeal, with a fire-lit library and garden courtyard beckoning in winter and summer respectively. Stories Restaurant, serving
inventive East Coast fusion cuisine based on local ingredients, receives great reviews.