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“A gem!” 4 of 5 stars
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The Hotel on Pownal
2.5 of 5 Hotel   |   146 Pownal Street, Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island C1A 3W6, Canada   |  
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Ranked #6 of 26 Hotels in Charlottetown
Halifax, Canada
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“A gem!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2012

Each and every step was a wonderful surprise. From the umbrellas at the hotel front door (which we didn't need to use) to the extra care the linens were arranged on the bed (lots of big fluffy pillows) Wine opener and coffee machine (keurig) to the large flat screen TV plus an MP3 player for your iphone. The continental breakfast was the best i have had for years... good coffee, homemade cinnamon buns and scones and fresh fruit, etc etc. What can i say.... somebody took the time to think of everything.... must have been a woman.

Julianne and Jack

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2012

Spent a night at the Hotel on Pownal and what a nice surprise! Beautiful suite, comfy bed, great staff and breakfast. Grew up close to Charlottetown and this property previously not much to look at but under new ownership and refurbished it has the boutique hotel feeling. Walking distance to tons of great restaurants and shopping. Perfect. Love it!

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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ksamuel, Manager at The Hotel on Pownal, responded to this review, November 28, 2012
Thank you so much for your wonderful feedback in regards to your recent visit to our Hotel. To receive comments like yours is what we strive for in the hospitality industry. Your feedback tells us that we are on the right track to ensure every guest has a great stay.

Thank you again for sharing your experience and truly hope to welcome you back to the Hotel on Pownal.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2012

This is a modern hotel very close to the historic district in Charlottetown. Conspicuously friendly staff who were keen to help us make the most of our visit, despite the off-season feel to the area. The room was large, with a very comfortable bed and well-maintained bathroom, although we did have a bit of a struggle to get the room cool enough for sleeping in. I do hate hotels that make it difficult to get bedrooms below 20C - personally, I prefer about 15C and certainly not 25C. Excellent breakfast buffet with a wide range of choices and good quality offerings. The parking could get a bit tight in the daytime because the conference has a small conference suite and the users often filled up the spaces, which were quite tight and without a lot of room to manoeuver - not a good place for an SUV or a van.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Charlottetown, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2012

I had a very positive experience at the Hotel on Pownal, and I was very pleased with the value. I had booked online through another site and upon check-in I was upgraded from a double to a king. The room was spacious and comfortable. I enjoyed the Keurig coffee maker in the room, and the ability to make a quick cup of coffee in the morning without the hassle of setting up the coffeemaker. The only negative was that the fridge was a touch noisy at a few points during the evening.
They had ample parking, which is very close to the hotel. The continental breakfast was nice, and I had no problem taking my breakfast to my room to continue working in the morning.
The staff were very accommodating and allowed late check out. I was very happy with my stay. I found the hotel to be quiet. It also seemed that small details had not been overlooked. I would stay here again.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2012

Great location close to everything in this fantastic little city. Unique design and clean. Staff was courteous and friendly. Choose a drive up and then realized there was rooms with balconies, probably would have chosen one of those. Will stay again.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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ksamuel, Manager at The Hotel on Pownal, responded to this review, October 31, 2012
Thank you for your comments it means so much to our team here at The Hotel on Pownal and we will make sure that the they all know of the great role and hard work they play.

Let us know when you plan to revisit we would love assist with your plans.
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St. Paul, Minnesota
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95 helpful votes 95 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2012

Enjoyed that this place had a fresh vibe. Staff were nice, parking easy, liked the coffee and cookies and breakfast area. There were two things that were not satisfactory. Poor sleep quality: Our room was right by an exit door of the main part of the hotel (just up the stairs from the lobby) and the door started slamming hard early in the morning so we were not able to sleep at all in the morning after about 5 am or so. Also several groups of chatters congregated by the door and chatted loudy for a while before exiting and allowing the door to slam behind them. Also, the only window in our room looked out to a roof and brick wall so the room was very dreary. I told management about my issues and some suggestions on improving the sleep quality in a survey and was impressed that I later received a letter at home thanking me for the information. I will be even more impressed if I ever return and note that they have taken the suggestions and made these improvements to their otherwise satisfactory hotel.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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ksamuel, Manager at The Hotel on Pownal, responded to this review, October 31, 2012
Thank you again for your feedback in regards to your stay in June at the Hotel on Pownal.
Though overall your visit with us was a positive experience, I apologize that the room you were assigned was located close to the exit/entrance door keeping you up. As part of our ongoing commitment we are currently adding hydraulic closures to all doors to slow and quieten the doors to fix the noise problems.
Our guests enjoy the Hotel’s convenient downtown location. However, the Facility is nestled among other buildings and views from some rooms are dictated by our landscape but we are looking into ways of improving rooms with limited views.
Thank you for your comments and I look forward to be able to welcome you back to PEI and the Hotel on Pownal in the future.
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2012 via mobile

Friendly service! Fresh baked cookies on arrival:) rooms are clean and comfy. Great location and neighborhood. the front desk was very helpful finding and making us reservation for a great seafood restaurant. All around great!

  • Stayed October 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 146 Pownal Street, Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island C1A 3W6, Canada
Location: Canada > Prince Edward Island > Charlottetown
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Suites
Hotel Style:
#4 Family Hotel in Charlottetown
#5 Business Hotel in Charlottetown
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2.5 star — The Hotel on Pownal 2.5*
Number of rooms: 45
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
With a marked fresh, urban style, The Hotel on Pownal is a modern boutique hotel ideal for those who shy away from conventionality.Located in the heart of downtown Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island on historic Pownal Street, we're within a breath of shopping, fabulous dining, and the beautiful Charlottetown waterfront & boardwalk.With your stay at our recently renovated hotel, our unique Urban Experiences will keep you active and entertained. We also have all the modern conveniences and amenities you expect.We invite you to stay at The Hotel on Pownal - Urban Comfort & Conference Centre. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
The Islander Guestrooms Hotel
The Hotel On Pownal Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island

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