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Well-liked homes and walk-up hotel in St John's with kitchenettes and free breakfast

Pros
  • Free amenities: Wi-Fi, wired Internet, breakfast, parking, local calls, long distance calls
  • Many guests described their rooms as clean
  • Many reviewers found the location convenient for accessing downtown and the Signal Hill trail system on foot
  • The staff were frequently complimented for their friendly and accommodating service
  • Many guests praised the food at the free breakfast
  • Several reviewers thought that this property offered good value for the money they spent
Cons
  • No elevator (3 floors)
  • A few guests found the location a bit far to walk from downtown
  • Some guests found the limited parking inconvenient
Freebies
Free Wi-Fi
Free Breakfast
Free Parking
Free Internet
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Editor's Analysis
Updated Mar 29, 2015
Overview
This hotel is located on Signal Hill (part of the Historic National Park) and is ideal for guests who prefer the personal service of a smaller boutique hotel and who are looking to explore Signal Hill and the downtown area on foot. Access to the Signal Hill trail system is less than a 1-minute walk from this property.

This property is 100% smoke free and pet free. All 34 rooms include individual climate control, windows that open, free Wi-Fi, free local and long-distance calls, an iron and ironing board, and a TV. In-room snacks are available in all rooms for an additional fee. Suites at this hotel also include a kitchenette and a separate living room. All rooms and suites are furnished with 1 queen bed. 

This hotel has guest rooms on 3 floors and no elevator. Free limited parking is available on site and a free continental breakfast is served daily from 7:30 am - 9:30 am.

Full private homes are also available for guests in need of group or extended-stay accommodations. The homes offer 3 bedrooms and include a full kitchen as well as the  above mentioned standard amenities. 

Other on-site amenities include free newspapers, an entertainment room, and dry cleaning services (extra fees apply).

Boutique shopping and the downtown waterfront may be accessed in 5-10 minutes on foot. Other downtown attractions, including Mile One Centre (arena and concert venue), the St. John's Convention Centre, George Street (22 bars within 2 blocks of a pedestrian-only street), and the Visitor Information Centre, are all about a 20-minute walk (or 4-minute drive) from this hotel.

The St. John's International Airport (YYT) is an 18-minute drive away. (All walking and driving time estimates: Google Maps).
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The Good
Positive reviews greatly outnumbered negative reviews for this hotel, among the reviews used for this analysis.

Many guests described their rooms as clean and several reviewers thought that their rooms were well-appointed. One guest mentioned that her room felt "like home away from home". A few reviewers thought that their rooms were spacious and a couple of guests described their beds as comfortable.

Several guests found the kitchens (in select suites and house rentals) to be well equipped and an added convenience.

The staff were frequently complimented for their friendly, professional, efficient, and accommodating service.

Many guests found the location convenient for accessing the downtown area and the Signal Hill trail system on foot. Several reviewers found the hotel to be situated in a quiet neighbourhood.

Many guests praised the food at the free breakfast and a couple of reviewers mentioned that the breakfast had an ample selection of healthy options provided.

Many thought that the room rates were reasonable and that the hotel offered good value for the money they spent (specifically groups who were travelling together and stayed in one of the private homes).
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The Bad
As mentioned above, positive reviews for this property greatly outnumbered negative reviews, among the reviews sourced for this analysis. However, there were a couple of common concerns.

A few reviewers complained about limited parking spaces near the property. A few guests resorted to parking on the street near their unit or house.

A couple of reviewers complained that there were no elevators (guest rooms on 3 floors).
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Show Sources
Sources
Expedia.ca gave this hotel an average score of 4.1 out of 5.0, with 87% of 17 guests recommending the property.

TripAdvisor.ca ranked this hotel #6 out of 20 properties in St. John's, from 80 reviews.

Booking.com gave this property an average score of 8.3 out of 10, based on 83 guest reviews.


Editor's Analysis by Tammy B.
Analyzed by Tammy B.
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Guest Reviews
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hotels in St. John's

Rated 7.8/10 based on 309 reviews

Ranked #12 out of 19 hotels in St. John's

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Location
Map Marker Hometel on Signal Hill
P.O. Box 21177 St. Josephs Lane, St. John's, NF