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Murray Premises Hotel

8.6 | Very Good
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Downtown hotel with free breakfast, praised for modern rooms and friendly staff

Pros
  • Free Wi-Fi, free breakfast and free parking
  • Many guests described their rooms as comfortable and well appointed
  • Many reviewers found the location convenient for exploring the downtown area on foot
  • The staff were frequently complimented for their friendly service
  • A few guests thought that the room rates were reasonable
  • A few reviewers praised the views of the harbour from their rooms
Cons
  • No on-site restaurant
Freebies
Free Wi-Fi
Free Breakfast
Free Parking
Editor's Analysis
Updated Jan 5, 2014
Overview
This hotel is situated on the waterfront, in downtown St. John's, and is a 2-minute walk from the bars and nightlife on George Street and shopping on Water Street. This property is well located for guests looking to explore the downtown area on foot.

This hotel is smoke free and all rooms include free Wi-Fi, a 34" flat screen TV, a fireplace, a towel warmer, a mini-fridge, bathrobes, free bottled water, a jetted tub, heated bathroom floors and individual climate control. Most rooms feature a view of the harbour, while select rooms also include a full-body shower, a wet bar and/or a sitting area. Accessible rooms are also available.

Free parking is available on site and pets are not permitted.

A free breakfast is served from 7 am to 10 am on weekdays and from 8 am to 11 am on weekends. This hotel does not have an on-site restaurant.

Other on-site amenities include porter service, a 24-hour front desk, an ATM, dry cleaning service, meeting/event space and safe deposit boxes.

The St. John's Convention Centre and The Cathedral of St. John the Baptist are both an 8-minute walk away. The Signal Hill National Historic Site is a 6-minute drive away, while Memorial University and the Avalon Mall are both 9 minutes away by car. 

Cape Spear, which is the most easterly point in North America, and the St. John's International Airport (YYT) are both a 17-minute drive away. (All walking and driving time estimates: Google Maps)

Verified by a front desk agent on December 27, 2013: Free Wi-Fi and free breakfast hours.
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The Good
Among the reviews used for this analysis, many guests seemed impressed with their stay at this property and the rooms and service were the most complimented aspect of the hotel.

The rooms were often described as well appointed and generally comfortable. A couple of guests agreed that their rooms had great "character", while one reviewer liked the exposed beams and brick in his rooms. Several guests added that their rooms were clean and spacious, while a few reviewers appreciated the modern in-room amenities, like jetted tubs and full-body showers.

The staff were frequently complimented for their friendly and attentive service, while one reviewer said that the front desk agents "care about the quality of the service and comfort of their guests".

Many guests found the location convenient for exploring the downtown area on foot and one reviewer explained that the hotel allowed her to "walk everywhere".

A few guests thought that the room rates were reasonable and that the hotel offered good value for the money they spent, while a couple of reviewers appreciated the free parking.
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The Bad
There were no common concerns or complaints found for this property, among the reviews sourced for this editorial. However, travellers considering this property may want to note that this hotel does not have an on-site restaurant.
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Sources
Expedia.ca gave this hotel an average score of 4.2 out of 5, with 92% of 61 guests recommending the property.

TripAdvisor.ca ranked this hotel #1 out of 20 hotels in St. John's with an average score of 4.5 out of 5, from 202 reviews.

The author called the hotel on December 27, 2013 to verify some information.
Editor's Analysis by Tammy B.
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Guest Reviews
8.6
Very Good
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2 / out of 19
hotels in St. John's

Rated 8.6/10 based on 341 reviews

Ranked #2 out of 19 hotels in St. John's

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Location
  • Signal Hill (2.2 km)
  • Terra Nova National Park (140.2 km)
Map Marker Murray Premises Hotel
5 Becks Cove, St. John's, NF