FMCS 2012
Accommodation Choices

We recommend that FMCS participants and their guests stay at King's College residences, where we have reserved a block of rooms.

All prices quoted here are in Canadian Dollars. $1 CAN = $0.98 US = €0.75 Euro = £0.62 GBP approximately (April 2012).

University Residences:

Alexandra Hall, University of King's College. Address: 6350 Coburg Road. Phone: 902-422-1275 ext 106. We have reserved a block of rooms. $45 single, $65 double, including taxes. Website. Reservations can be made by sending an e-mail to including your name, address, dates, and a credit card number, or calling (902)422-1275, ext 106.


June 13-17 is a busy week in Halifax, so many of the standard hotels rooms are already full. We recommend you book early!

Atlantica Hotel. Address: 1980 Robie Street (at Robie and Quinpool). Phone: 888-810-7288. This hotel is mostly booked, but they have offered us a block on their gold floors (12th and 13th) for $152 plus tax per night, including parking. Mention "FMCS2012" to get this rate. Website: Distance to workshop: 1.4km (17 minutes walking).

Waverley Inn. Address: 1266 Barrington Street. Phone 800-565-9346. Charming historic hotel. Oscar Wilde stayed here. Website: Distance to workshop: 2.1km (24 minutes walking).

Lord Nelson Hotel. Address: 1515 South Park Street. Phone: 800-565-2020, or email . This hotel is mostly booked, and the best rate you can get is $169+tax. Quote "BID Number 26314" to get this rate, by phone or email only (not available via online booking). Very nice rooms, recently renovated. Website: Distance to workshop: 1.3km (16 minutes walking).

Bed & Breakfast:

I have no personal experience with Halifax Bed & Breakfasts, but is usually a good source of information. The following are within walking distance of the workshop.

Marigold Bed & Breakfast. Address: 6318 Norwood Street. Phone 902-423-4798. Website: Reviews: Rates (from website): $75-$85. Distance to workshop: 850m (11 minutes walking).

The Garden South Park Inn. Address: 1263 South Park Street. Phone 877-414-8577 or 902-492-8577. A large B&B or perhaps a small hotel. Website: Reviews: Rates (from website): $109-$169 (high season). Distance to workshop: 1.5km (20 minutes walking).

Robie's End Bed & Breakfast. Address: 836 Robie Street. Phone 902-405-2424. Website: Reviews: Rates (from website): $139-$199. Distance to workshop: 1.7km (22 minutes walking).

The Pebble Bed & Breakfast. Address: 1839 Armview Terrace. Phone 888-303-5056. Website: Reviews: Rates (from website): $175-$225 (high season). Distance to workshop: 1.8km (24 minutes walking).

The Verandah Bed & Breakfast. Address: 1394 Edward Street. Phone 902-494-9500. Website: Recommended by Dorette, who knows the owner. But very mixed reviews on Rates (from website): $95-$125. Distance to workshop: 700m (8 minutes walking). Address:

Youth Hostels:

This website lists three of them: Halifax Youth Hostels.

Last updated: April 14, 2012 by Peter Selinger