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The Great George

9.7 | Excellent | #1 out of 18 hotels in Charlottetown

Highly praised downtown Charlottetown hotel with jacuzzi & kitchenette suites & free breakfast

  • 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
Free Wi-Fi
Free Breakfast
Free Parking
Editor's Review
Updated Apr 17, 2015
This property is promoted as a historic boutique hotel and is situated in downtown Charlottetown. This hotel is comprised of 15 heritage buildings and would be ideal for the traveller looking for affordable elegance and first-class service in a prime downtown location.

This property is 100% smoke free and pet free. All 54 rooms and suites include free Wi-Fi, air condtioning, cable TV, iPod docking station, a coffeemaker, bathrobes, an iron and ironing board. DVD players and fax machines are available on request. Rooms are furnished with either 1 queen bed or 2 double beds. Deluxe rooms also include a fireplace, a kitchenette, a washer and dryer, and a jacuzzi or claw foot tub. This property also offers larger suites and complete houses (with a yard, full kitchen, multiple bedrooms and bathrooms) for larger groups of up to 8 people.

Free parking is available on site.

A free breakfast with hot choices is served daily from 7 am to 10 am. A happy hour from 4 pm to 5 pm with free locally brewed wine and beer is offered to guests in the lobby on weekday evenings and there is always a pot of coffee on in the lobby.

Other on-site amenities include safe deposit boxes, meeting rooms, dry cleaning (extra fees apply), and concierge services.

Downtown attractions, such as the Province House Historic Site (birthplace of Confederation), Confederation Centre for the Arts (performing arts venue), and the waterfront, are all accessible within a 3-minute walk. There are also many shops and restaurants located nearby, within the downtown area. 

The University of Prince Edward Island is a 5-minute drive away, while the Charlottetown Mall is 6 minutes away by car. The Trans-Canada Highway is 3 minutes away by car, while the Charlottetown Airport (YYG) is a 12-minute drive away. (All walking and driving time estimates: Google Maps)

Verified by a front desk agent on April 17, 2015: The free breakfast is served daily from 7 am to 10 am.
The Good
Most guests were thrilled with their stays at this accommodation, judging from reviews read for this report.

Guests lavished praise upon the rooms calling them immaculate, gorgeous, perfectly appointed and very comfortable.

There's no doubt that guests felt they were given first-class service from the staff. Words to describe the staff typically revealed a lot of enthusiasm on the part of reviewers who used words like fantastic, excellent and amazing. More than one guest reviewer considered the service outstanding and impeccable.

Some guests mentioned the hotel's attention to detail and hospitality. They enjoyed free wine at the hotel's happy hour and free freshly-baked cookies offered in the afternoons.

Many reviewers found the location ideal for exploring the historic downtown area on foot. They especially appreciated being able to walk to the waterfront and the major restaurant area in the downtown district.

Guests enjoyed the continental breakfast, some calling it delicious and with a nice selection. Hot choices like bacon and eggs were mentioned by reviewers. 

Many were returning guests or planned to return for yet another stay. "Highly recommend and would definitely return!" was a typical guest sentiment.
The Bad
There was very little by way of common concerns or complaints found in the reviews read for this editorial.
Show Sources
Sources gave this hotel an average score of 9.5 out of 10, based upon 39 reviews. ranked this hotel #1 out of 27 properties in Charlottetown, from 328 reviews. guests rated this hotel 4.6 out of 5 from 83 reviews.

Editor's Analysis by Tammy B.
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Guest Reviews
Rated by Guests
9.7 / out of 10
Ranked by Guests
1 / out of 18
hotels in Charlottetown

The average guest rating for The Great George is 9.7 out of 10 based on 1226 reviews from past guests. This average guest rating ranks The Great George at #1 out of 18 hotels in Charlottetown.

Map Marker The Great George
58 Great George Street, Charlottetown, PE