Hotel rooms are quite expensive in Charlottetown and rates fluctuate quite a lot. I searched for places with good ratings and more affordable rates. 
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Editor's Top 5 Picks

Editor's Picks
Book from ~$176 CAD
Clean and spacious rooms with mini-fridges & microwaves, restaurant, well-liked breakfast
Pros
  • Free Wi-Fi, free hot breakfast, free parking, free DVD rentals
  • Many guests described their rooms as clean
  • Many reviewers found the location convenient for exploring the downtown area on foot
  • The staff were frequently complimented for their friendly service
  • Several guests thought that the room rates were reasonable
  • Guests are treated to passes to the CARI facility which offers two indoor pools, waterslide, hot tub and fitness centre
  • Many guests liked the free hot breakfast
  • About half the rooms have been recently renovated (as of 2014)
Cons
  • A few guests were disturbed by noise from neighbouring rooms
  • A couple of reviewers complained that the in-room carpeting was worn
The Quality Inn & Suites Downtown (formerly Quality Inn on the Hill Charlottetown) is my pick for one of the best values in town. It offers better-equipped rooms and has more hotel amenities than some of the other more modestly-priced hotels in town. It’s also right downtown, only a 3-minute walk to restaurants, alehouses and downtown venues, and 10 minutes to the historic waterfront area’s shops and restaurants. Besides the main hotel building, the Quality Inn offers rooms in two heritage houses which feature clean and quaint rooms, some with hardwood floors and four-poster beds. About half of the accommodations have been recently renovated, and all rooms feature mini-fridges and microwaves. Guests are treated to passes to the CARI facility which offers two indoor pools, waterslide, hot tub and fitness centre. Wi-Fi, parking and a well-liked breakfast, with hot and cold selections, are included in your room price. There’s an on-site restaurant, with good and affordable food, which also provides room service. Guests enjoyed relaxing stays at this hotel.
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Book from ~$177 CAD
Popular and pet-friendly Charlottetown hotel with indoor pool, KidSuites and jacuzzi suites 
Pros
  • Free amenities: Wi-Fi, wired Internet, hot breakfast, parking, pet stays, local calls
  • Many guests enjoyed the food at the free breakfast
  • Many guests described their rooms as clean and well maintained
  • The staff were frequently complimented for their friendly service
  • Kids' suites with Xbox game systems and separate bedrooms
  • Guests said the location was convenient to highway, shopping, restaurants and golfing
I think the highly-rated Holiday Inn offers good value for Charlottetown. It has nice-looking rooms with modern bedding and plasma TVs. Guests can enjoy a dip in their indoor pool and hot tub, or get a good workout in their well-equipped fitness room. For added value the hotel includes a well-liked hot breakfast, Wi-Fi and parking in the room rate. This family-friendly hotel is about a 9-minute drive to the downtown waterfront. There’s coffee shops within a 5-minute walk and downtown restaurants are about a 5-minute drive from the hotel. Guests enjoyed the staff of this hotel and liked being treated to cookies and soup in the evenings.
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Book from ~$166 CAD
Good value Charlottetown hotel with restaurant, outdoor pool, jacuzzi & kitchenette suites
Pros
  • Free Wi-Fi, free parking, and free breakfast
  • Many guests described their rooms as clean
  • Many reviewers found the location convenient for accessing the Trans-Canada Highway
  • The staff were frequently complimented for their friendly and accommodating service
  • Many guests praised the food at the free breakfast
  • Several reviewers thought that the room rates were reasonable
Cons
  • Several guests thought that the in-room decor was dated
  • A couple of reviewers complained about poor lighting in their guest rooms

Editor's Picks
Book from ~$253 CAD
Well-liked and pet-friendly Charlottetown hotel near airport with indoor pool & waterslide
Pros
  • Free amenities: Wi-Fi, hot breakfast, parking, pet stays
  • Several guests thought that the room rates were reasonable
  • Families with children really enjoyed the indoor pool and waterslide
  • Guests enjoyed great service from the staff who were accommodating and very friendly
  • Guests found clean and well equipped rooms
  • Enjoyable breakfast and meals on site, according to guests
  • Guests found the location convenient to the airport, downtown, restaurants, and shopping
Cons
  • Some guests felt the hotel was a little dated and needed some TLC
  • Wi-Fi was slow for a few guests

Editor's Picks
Book from ~$170 CAD
Highly praised boutique hotel in downtown Charlottetown with kitchenette and jacuzzi suites
Pros
  • Free breakfast, free parking, and free Wi-Fi
  • Many guests described their rooms as clean and well appointed
  • Many reviewers found the location convenient for accessing downtown attractions on foot
  • The staff were frequently complimented for their friendly and helpful service
  • Many guests praised the food at the free breakfast
  • A couple of reviewers thought that the room rates were reasonable
Cons
  • A few guests were disturbed by noise from neighbouring rooms
  • A couple of reviewers complained that there was no on-site elevator

5 Other Frequently Booked Hotels in Charlottetown

Editor's Picks
Book from ~$194 CAD
Within a 1-minute drive of the Trans-Canada, free breakfast, and clean rooms
Pros
  • Free Wi-Fi, free parking, and free breakfast
  • Many guests described their rooms as clean
  • Many reviewers found the location convenient for accessing the mall and downtown area by car
  • The staff were frequently complimented for their friendly and helpful service
  • Several guests thought that the room rates were reasonable
Cons
  • A few guests thought that the in-room decor was dated
  • A couple of reviewers complained about smelling cigarette smoke in their non-smoking rooms
Editor's Picks
Book from ~$180 CAD
Central downtown location, helpful service, indoor pool, reasonable rates
Pros
  • Free Wi-Fi, free parking, and free breakfast
  • Many guests described their rooms as clean
  • Many reviewers found the location ideal for exploring the downtown area on foot
  • The staff were frequently complimented for their friendly and helpful service
  • Several guests thought that the room rates were reasonable
Cons
  • Many guests described the in-room decor as dated
  • Several reviewers were disturbed by noise from neighbouring rooms
  • Several guests complained about the food at the free breakfast
  • A few reviewers found the dining area for the free breakfast to be small and cramped
Editor's Picks
Book from ~$263 CAD
Well-liked downtown Charlottetown hotel with indoor pool, restaurant and jacuzzi suites
Pros
  • Free amenities: Wi-Fi, parking, pet stays
  • Guests enjoyed meals on site
  • Guests liked this hotel's central location, near to the waterfront, shopping and restaurants
  • Guests liked the clean and charming rooms
  • The pool was enjoyed by many guests
  • Several guests praised the comfy beds they found in their rooms
  • Pleasant and accommodating staff, according to guests
Cons
  • Noise transfer from the halls and adjacent rooms a problem for some
  • Some guests did not like the older style bathrooms which lacked modern day convenience
Editor's Picks
Book from ~$279 CAD
Highly praised downtown Charlottetown hotel with jacuzzi & kitchenette suites & free breakfast
Pros
  • Free amenities: Wi-Fi, hot breakfast, parking, happy hour, freshly baked cookies, lobby coffee
  • Many guests were highly impressed with their rooms, found them spacious, beautiful and comfortable
  • Many reviewers considered the location a prime spot in close walking distance to many restaurants, shopping and the waterfront
  • The staff gave first class service, according to guests
  • Many guests recommended this hotel, were repeat customers or planned to return
Editor's Picks
Book from ~$195 CAD
Centrally located heritage property, modern and clean rooms, good food
Pros
  • Free Wi-Fi and free parking
  • Many guests described their rooms as clean and well appointed
  • Many reviewers found the location convenient for accessing the downtown area on foot
  • The staff were frequently complimented for their attentive and accommodating service
  • Many guests praised the food at the on-site restaurant
  • Several reviewers thought that their beds were comfortable
Cons
  • A couple of guests thought that the room rates were expensive
  • A couple of reviewers complained that the air conditioning units were noisy

Tips For Staying In Charlottetown

Choosing A Hotel in Charlottetown

Quick Summary of Most Popular Areas
Downtown Charlottetown: many dining options, including a handful of fresh food markets open year round
Charlottetown Airport: located just north of the city centre, travelers will find slightly cheaper hotels near the airport compared to downtown


How to choose a hotel in Charlottetown
There are two main clusters of hotels in Charlottetown - one in the downtown Charlottetown core and the other to the north, just west of the Charlottetown Airport. Hotels downtown are on average a bit more expensive than to the north, however the convenience of being in the heart of the city may be worth the expense for some travelers. These hotels also bring visitors closer to the beautiful waterfront. Downtown is home to a handful of fresh food markets, some open year round, for those looking to shop and cook for themselves. If you find yourself in the downtown area take a stroll along the boardwalk that follows the shoreline all the way to Victoria Park, Charlottetown's largest green space. Along this walk you'll find a variety of restaurants and shops.

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What to eat in Charlottetown
Surrounded by the fruits of both the land and sea, Charlottetown has a lot of offer in terms of fresh produce and seafood. If you are a whiz in the kitchen and your hotel room accommodates an area to cook, there are endless fresh and local ingredients to use in your own cooking. Be sure to stop by the Charlottetown Farmers' Market to browse local produce, cheese and meats. If dining out is more realistic (and hey, you're on vacation so you probably won't be doing the cooking), there are many restaurants to try from big-name franchise establishments to smaller pubs and local eateries. Seafood is plentiful and there are quite a few oyster bars to frequent if you're up for some mollusks and an aphrodisiac.


Surrounding Area
Charlottetown is only about a 2 hour and 15 minute drive from Moncton, however most would probably tell you it wouldn't be worth the trip and remaining in Charlottetown is time better spent. Moncton, however, is a popular spot to overnight when traveling by car for those driving eastbound from Ontario and Quebec. So, if for example you are on your way to Charlottetown and need to stop over in Moncton, never fear you're almost there! Traveling south down the Trans Canada Highway, across the bridge from Prince Edward Island to New Brunswick can give you easy access into Nova ScotiaHalifax is roughly 325 km south of Charlottetown.

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