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Clean and quiet rooms with harbour views and well-liked restaurant, in excellent location

Pros
  • Free Wi-Fi and free parking
  • Many guests described their rooms as clean
  • Many reviewers found the location ideal for exploring the downtown area on foot
  • Many guests praised the food at the on-site restaurant
  • Many reviewers mentioned that they had pleasant views of the harbour from their rooms
  • Several guests found their beds to be comfortable
  • Many guests said the staff were friendly and helpful
Cons
  • The hotel's value received mixed reviews by guests, some thinking it was expensive and others saying it was a good deal
  • A few guests said the hotel was a little tired
Freebies
Free Wi-Fi
Free Parking
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Editor's Analysis
Updated Jul 5, 2014
Overview
This property is situated on the St. John's Harbour waterfront and provides direct access to the Signal Hill National Historic Park trail system (4-minute walk away). This hotel is ideal for tourists and business travellers who prefer to access downtown destinations on foot.

This property provides both smoking and non-smoking accommodations and all 160 rooms include free Wi-Fi, free local calls, individual climate control, coffeemakers, an iron and ironing board, and a flat-screen TV with pay-per-view movies. Select rooms also include a separate sitting area and a sofa bed. Rooms may be furnished with 2 double beds or 1 queen bed.

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

The on-site restaurant, Rumplestiltskins, serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Room service is available in the evenings.

On-site amenities include a fitness centre, a business centre (fax and copy services, extra fees may apply), meeting rooms, safes, and dry cleaning (extra fees apply).

Downtown attractions, including George Street (22 bars within 2 blocks on a pedestrian-only street), boutique shopping, Mile One Centre (arena and concert venue), and the St. John's Convention Centre, are located within a 15-minute walk of this hotel. The Quidi Vidi Brewery is a 5-minute drive away.

The St. John's International Airport (YYT) is 15 minutes away by car. (All walking and driving time estimates: Google Maps).
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The Good
Positive reviews for this hotel outnumbered negative reviews, among the reviews used for this analysis. 

Many guests described their rooms as clean and several reviewers found their beds to be comfortable. A few guests thought that their rooms were spacious.

Many guests said the staff were friendly and helpful. A few reviewers highlighted how they were personable and willing to help whenever they needed assistance.

Many reviewers praised the pleasant views of the St. John's Harbour from their rooms.

Many reviewers thought that the location was convenient for exploring the downtown area on foot. Guests described walking to George Street, restaurants, and shopping venues.

Many guests praised the food, reasonable prices, and attentive service at the on-site restaurant.

The free parking and the free Wi-Fi service were both mentioned by reviewers as value-added features.
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The Bad
As mentioned above, positive reviews for this property outnumbered negative reviews, among the reviews sourced for this analysis. However, there were a few common concerns and a couple of isolated complaints found.

Several reviewers thought that the room rates were expensive and that the hotel did not offer good value for the money they spent.

A few guests were disturbed in their rooms by street traffic and noise from the nearby ship yard.

The value of the hotel received mixed reviews with some saying the hotel was expensive and others appreciating the price they were given and saying it was a good deal.

Isolated complaints included: no child-friendly menu at the on-site restaurant and guest rooms were not equipped with a mini-fridge.
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Sources
Expedia.ca gave this hotel an average score of 4.3 out of 5.0, with 95% of 42 guests recommending the property.

TripAdvisor.ca ranked this hotel #10 out of 20 properties in St. John's, from 74 reviews.

Hotels.com gave this property an average score of 3.6 out of 5.0, based on 17 guest reviews.
Editor's Analysis by Tammy B.
Analyzed by Tammy B.
Writing chose Tammy from the moment she could hold a pencil. The stories may have changed through the years, from creative fiction to television news reporting, but Tammy's passion for words (and fondness for pencils) continues on.
Guest Reviews
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hotels in St. John's

Rated 7.7/10 based on 1621 reviews

Ranked #13 out of 19 hotels in St. John's

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Location
Map Marker Quality Hotel Harbourview
2 Hill O'Chips, St. John's, NF