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Cabot House

7.6 | Good | #13 out of 19 hotels in St. John's

Well-located St John's B&B in downtown area with free breakfast, large and comfy rooms

  • Free Wi-Fi, free parking, and a free breakfast
  • Many guests described their rooms as clean and spacious
  • Many reviewers thought that their rooms were well appointed
  • Several guests praised the food at the free breakfast
  • Several reviewers found the location convenient for accessing downtown attractions on foot
  • Several guests thought that the free off-street parking was a value-added feature
  • Several guests complained that the customer service was impersonal
Free Wi-Fi
Free Breakfast
Free Parking
Editor's Review
Updated Feb 25, 2015
This Bed and Breakfast property is located in a residential neighbourhood and is within a 5-15 minute walk of downtown St. John's attractions. This B&B is ideal for guests who prefer a residential setting that is more intimate than a traditional hotel. 

This property is 100% smoke-free and all rooms include free Wi-Fi, free soft drinks, free local calls, black-out curtains, a desk and ergonomic chair, air-conditioning, and a make-up/shaving mirror. Select rooms include a jacuzzi tub. Rooms may be furnished with 1 king bed, 1 queen bed, or 2 twin beds.

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

A free breakfast is served daily from 8:00am - 9:00am and includes fresh fruit, yogurt, cereal, breads, jams, milk, coffee, and tea. Other breakfast items may also be cooked to order.

Business services are available, including fax, copy, and printing.

Boutique shopping on the waterfront is about 6 minutes away on foot, while The Rooms, an art gallery and museum, is located within a 7-minute walk of this property. The Mile One Centre (arena and concert venue), St. John's Convention Centre, and George Street (2 blocks of a pedestrian-only street, home to 22 bars), may all be accessed in 15-minute walk from this B&B.

Access to the Signal Hill Historic National Park trails system is a 13-minute walk away and the summit may be reached in about 35 minutes (total walking time). Signal Hill is also a 9-minute drive from this property. The St. John's International Airport (YYT) is 13 minutes away by car. (All walking and driving time estimates: Google Maps)
The Good
Positive reviews for this B&B outnumbered negative reviews, among the reviews used for this analysis.

Most guests described their rooms as clean and spacious. One reviewer said that her room was "massive". Many reviewers thought that their rooms were well appointed with modern furnishings, high ceilings, and hardwood floors. One guest described her room as "elegant". A couple of guests found their rooms to be quiet and several reviewers mentioned that their beds were comfortable.

Several guests praised the cooked-to-order food at the free breakfast.

Several reviewers found the location convenient for accessing downtown attractions on foot. Guests described walking to restaurants, bakeries, art galleries, and other attractions. 

A few guests thought that the room rates were reasonable and that the hotel offered good value for the money they spent. Several reviewers said that the free off-street parking was a value-added feature.
The Bad
As mentioned above, positive reviews outnumbered negative reviews for this property, among the reviews sourced for this analysis. However, there were a couple of common complaints.

Several guests were disappointed that they were not greeted by a host at check-in. These guests described finding their room keys in an envelope that was left on the reception counter. A few reviewers simply described the service as "impersonal".

While several reviewers praised the food at the free breakfast, a couple of guests complained that the breakfast hours were too limited (8:00am - 9:00am).

Other isolated complaints included: stained carpeting in a guest room and check-out time was too early (10:30am).
Show Sources
Sources ranked this hotel #17 out of 25 Inns and B&B properties in St. John's, from 22 reviews. gave this property an average score of 3.7 out of 5.0, based on 7 guest reviews. gave this hotel an average score of 7.0 out of 10, from 18 reviews.
Editor's Analysis by Tammy B.
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Guest Reviews
Rated by Guests
7.6 / out of 10
Ranked by Guests
13 / out of 19
hotels in St. John's

The average guest rating for Cabot House is 7.6 out of 10 based on 420 reviews from past guests. This average guest rating ranks Cabot House at #13 out of 19 hotels in St. John's.

Map Marker Cabot House
26 Monkstown, St. John's, NF