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Gower Guest House

7.6 | Good | #15 out of 18 hotels in St. John's

Downtown St. John's, free breakfast, good staff, clean rooms

  • Free Wi-Fi, free breakfast, free parking
  • Numerous guests praised the hotel's downtown locale and proximity to restaurants
  • The hotel's rooms were found to be clean and comfortable by many lodgers
  • Several reviewers were pleased with the level of customer service they received
  • A few guests complained of noise transfer during their stay
Free Wi-Fi
Free Breakfast
Free Parking
Editor's Review
Updated Jan 14, 2014
Located about a 4-minute walk from St. John's Harbour in downtown St. John's, Gower Street House Bed and Breakfast is suitable for travellers who prefer a centrally located hotel with a free breakfast near the waterfront.

Each of this smoke-free hotel's guest rooms offers air conditioning, free Wi-Fi, cable TV, a fan, a telephone and a private bathroom. Irons and ironing boards are available upon request. Rooms with a desk and a hair dryer are also available, and the hotel is not wheelchair accessible.

The hotel also offers free parking and a free breakfast.

Atlantic Place offers shopping about a 6-minute drive from the hotel, while Memorial University of Newfoundland and Bally Hally Golf & Curling Club can both be found 7 minutes away by car. St. John's International Airport (YYT) is a 14-minute drive away. (All distances and travel time estimates: Google Maps)
The Good
The majority of the reviews sourced for this analysis were positive, with much praise going to the hotel's location, rooms, staff and breakfast.

The hotel's location was praised by numerous reviewers, who described it as beautiful and close to restaurants, shopping, downtown and the harbour. One patron noted, "We found the location to be perfect for exploring downtown [...] and the heritage areas".

Many lodgers enjoyed their accommodations at the hotels. They found their rooms to be clean, bright and well equipped, with comfortable beds and linens, reliable Wi-Fi and efficient air conditioning. 

The hotel's staff were the source of several compliments by travellers. They were characterized as friendly, accommodating and helpful with suggestions and directions.

Several guests were pleased with the hotel's breakfast. They described it as delicious, fresh, well prepared and plentiful.
The Bad
While the majority of reviews consulted for this analysis were positive, there were a few common complaints about noise transfer.

A few lodgers complained about noise transfer during their stay, reporting noise from guests in adjacent rooms and the hallway. One patron noted, "Gower House is an old house. The walls are paper thin. I found it pretty noisy whenever someone walked in the hallway or up the stairs. You can hear everything in the next room, i.e., snoring". 
Show Sources
TripAdvisor.com guest reviews ranked the hotel #20 of 23 St. John's B&B and Inns with an average rating of 5.5 out of 5 from 55 reviews.

Expedia.ca guest reviews rated the hotel 3.7 out of 5 with an 88% recommendation rate from 25 reviews.

Hotels.com guest reviews rated the hotel 3.6 out of 5 from 21 reviews.

The author called the hotel on January 13, 2014 to verify some information.
Editor's Analysis by Erin H.
Analyzed by Erin H.
Erin loves to travel, and considers it her personal mission to help fellow travellers get the inside scoop, both good and bad, on Canadian Hotels.
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Guest Reviews
Rated by Guests
7.6 / out of 10
Ranked by Guests
15 / out of 18
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The average guest rating for Gower Guest House is 7.6 out of 10 based on 398 reviews from past guests. This average guest rating ranks Gower Guest House at #15 out of 18 hotels in St. John's.

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Map Marker Gower Guest House
180 Gower Street, St. John's, NF