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8.0 | Very Good

Rodd Charlottetown

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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
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Editor's Analysis
Updated Jul 27, 2015
Overview
Built in 1931 by CN Railway as part of their rail line hotels, this downtown hotel features a grand lobby with marble flooring and vaulted ceilings, reminiscent of the elegance and workmanship of that era. Guest rooms offer period furnishings, draperies and linens for a step back in time.

There are 115 rooms at this hotel, each with free Wi-Fi, a flat screen TV with cable channels, a coffeemaker, a mini-fridge, an iron and ironing board, a hair dryer and air conditioning. Rooms are furnished with one queen bed and a sofabed or two double beds. Room extras include bathrobes.

Suites are available with one king or two double beds in a separate bedroom, a living space with a sofabed, an extra TV, bathrobes and either a soaker tub or stand-up shower, a fireplace and a double jacuzzi. Accessible rooms are also available at this hotel.

Limited free parking is available on site. Pets are welcomed on certain floors at no extra charge. 

Chambers Restaurant and Bar is on site serving breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. There is also a lobby bar with drinks and a menu with light fare and a seasonal dinner theatre on site. 

On-site amenities include an indoor pool, a gym, a sauna and a hot tub. There is a rooftop garden and several rooms and ballrooms that are fit for meetings, conventions, banquets and other events. A business centre is also available.

Within a 6-minute walk of this hotel are a number of attractions including Beaconsfield Historic House (one of Charlottetown's most elegant homes, built in 1877) and the Province House Historic Site (birthplace of Canadian Confederation). The Confederation Centre of the Arts, a theatre and art gallery is about a 4-minute walk away. (All travel time estimates: Google Maps)

Confirmed with the front desk on July 27, 2015: pets are able to stay at no extra charge in pet-friendly rooms
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The Good
This hotel was very well liked by its guests, judging from the online reviews posted, and read recently in preparation for this report.

Guests appreciated this hotel's downtown location and said that it was centrally located to a number of shops and restaurants and the waterfront. Guests appreciated the convenience of being able to wander and explore Charlottetown by foot.

There were a few comments from guests who appreciated the history of the hotel, which was built in 1931 by CN Railway as a stop along their route. Guests commented on authentic architecture and period pieces and described the hotel as charming and stately. 

Guests praised staff and said that they were flexible to meet special requests and used guest satisfaction as the guiding principle for their work. Front desk staff were noted as being particularly helpful and friendly. 

Rooms were described as clean, comfortable and well equipped and many guests were well pleased with the comfort of their beds.

Several guest reviewers were highly pleased with the quality of the food and service at the on-site restaurant.
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The Bad
Occasionally there were guests who did not like the older rooms and wished they were made modern like other newly-built hotels. Areas of complaint in this regard had to do with older bathrooms without counters for toiletries or bathroom extractor fans, not enough easily accessible plugs for modern day electronics, a lack of space to lay out luggage, and rooms were awkwardly configured for doing make-up and hair.

Occasionally guests were disturbed by noisy guests in the hallways and in adjoining rooms or they could hear the elevator echoing noise into the room.


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Expedia.ca guest reviewers rated this hotel 4 out of 5 with a recommendation rate of 87% based on 141 reviews.

Hotels.com guest reviewers rated this hotel 4 out of 5 based on 137 reviews.

TripAdvisor.com guest reviewers ranked this hotel #14 out of 28 Charlottetown hotels with an average rating of 4 out of 5 based on 282 reviews.


Editor's Analysis by Heather W.
Analyzed by Heather W.
Driven by the sense that every person, place or thing has a story to tell and a skill for being in the wrong place at the right time, Heather is a well-traveled writer.
Guest Reviews
8.0
Very Good

Rated 8.0/10 based on 253 reviews

Ranked #10 out of 16 hotels in Charlottetown

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Location
Map Marker Rodd Charlottetown
75 Kent Street, Charlottetown, PE