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Capital Hotel St John's Canada

8.5 | Very Good
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Comfortable St John's hotel with well-liked restaurant, jacuzzi suites and free parking

Pros
  • Free amenities: Wi-Fi, parking, local calls, pet stays
  • Many guests described their rooms as clean
  • The staff were frequently complimented for their friendly and efficient service
  • Several reviewers praised the food at the on-site restaurant
  • Several guests found the location convenient for accessing shopping destinations
  • A few reviewers thought that the room rates were reasonable
Cons
  • A couple of guests complained of uncomfortable mattresses and noise disturbances
Freebies
Free Wi-Fi
Free Parking
Editor's Analysis
Updated Apr 6, 2015
Overview
This property is situated in a commercial area of west St. John's. This hotel is ideal for business travellers looking to access nearby offices or tourists who prefer to explore the area by car. The nearest Trans-Canada Highway interchange is a 5-minute drive away, while downtown attractions are about 9 minutes away by car.

This hotel is smoke free all 83 rooms and suites include air conditioning, free Wi-Fi, a flat screen cable TV, a desk, an iron and ironing board, free local calls, and coffeemakers. Suites include a mini-fridge and a sofa bed. Select suites also include a whirlpool tub. Rooms and suites are furnished with 1 king bed, 1 queen bed, or 2 double beds.

Free parking is available on site and pets are permitted at no additional charge.

The on-site Jack's Restaurant serves breakfast (costs less than $6 to guests), lunch, and dinner. This property also has an on-site bar and lounge.

This hotel has an on-site business centre and an elevator. 

There are several restaurants and big box stores within a 2-minute drive of this hotel and the Avalon Mall (largest shopping centre in St. John's) is a 3-minute drive away.

Downtown attractions are about a 9-minute drive from this hotel and include Mile One Centre (home of the AHL's St. John's Ice Caps), George Street (22 bars within 2 blocks of a pedestrian-only street), the St. John's Convention Centre, and boutique shopping. The Signal Hill Historic National Park (and trail system) is a 16-minute drive away.

The St. John's International Airport (YYT) is 13 minutes away by car. (All driving time estimates: Google Maps).

Confirmed with the front desk on April 6, 2015: pets stay free, free Wi-Fi, free parking, free local calls, all rooms are non-smoking and breakfast costs under $6 for guests
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The Good
Most guests enjoyed their stays, judging from the reviews read for this report.

Many guests described their rooms as clean and well maintained. A few reviewers mentioned that their beds were comfortable and a couple of guests thought that their rooms were spacious.

The staff throughout the hotel were frequently complimented, and guests described the front desk staff as friendly and efficient.

Several guests praised the food and the reasonable menu prices at the on-site restaurant. One guest said the restaurant was top notch.

Several reviewers found the location convenient for accessing shopping and restaurants by car. A couple of guests said that downtown attractions could be accessed within a short drive or cab ride.

A few reviewers thought that the room rates were reasonable and that the hotel offered good value for the money they spent.
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The Bad
There were several one-time complaints made by guests but not much that formed a common concern.


A couple of guests found a bad odour in their rooms and a couple of other guests found their beds uncomfortable.

A couple of reviewers complained of noise disturbances.




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Show Sources
Sources
Booking.com gave this hotel an average score of 8.4 out of 10, from 177 guest reviews.

TripAdvisor.ca ranked this hotel #17 out of 20 properties in St. John's, from 23 reviews.

CanadianHotelGuide.com gave this hotel an average score of 6.6 out of 10, from 8 reviews.
Editor's Analysis by Tammy B.
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Guest Reviews
8.5
Very Good
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3 / out of 19
hotels in St. John's

Rated 8.5/10 based on 48 reviews

Ranked #3 out of 19 hotels in St. John's

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Location
Map Marker Capital Hotel St John's Canada
208 Kenmount Road, St. John's, NF