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Homeport Historic B&B / Inn c 1858

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80 Douglas Ave., Saint John, New Brunswick E2K 1E4, Canada
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Springfield NH
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25 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Homeport; Ralph and Karen are the most friendly Innkeepers I've met on our travels. It's a wonderful location over looking the city (when the fog lifts); convenient to the Digby Ferry as well as attractions around St John. Just wish we had longer to stay. There are a few areas of the inn that... More 

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Eindhoven, The Netherlands
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12 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you're fond of antique and curiosities, then you're at the right address. Host Ralph has collected a lot of stuff, like model ships and paintings. It's all displayed in this huge house, that used to be two houses which are now connected. Ralph is also a good story teller and cook. His Eggs Benedict for breakfast were great! His... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Comfortable big room and bed - spotlessly clean. Good breakfast. Ralph and his lovely wife very helpful with info, directions etc. View over the city not great - the motorway between it and you. A little far out of town - a 30min walk which we did several times which was fine but not handy to pop back during the... More 

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globetrotter3545, Owner at Homeport Historic B&B / Inn c 1858, responded to this review

Hi All Thanks for the review Yes we are historic built in 1858 and maintaining the character of these two fantastic old mansions. Not sure if the quirky is the B&B or us but will take that as a compliment as we are trying not to be another boring, bland econo box hotel. As to location yes we are 20... More 

Hill, New Hampshire
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

3 years ago my family and I traveled to Prince Edward islands to celebrate my mothers 50th birthday and on our way there we stayed at the homeport B&B! I loved the rich history of the city & the B&B shared in part of the history of St.Johns!! We had an amazing time and the customer service was top notch!... More 

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globetrotter3545, Owner at Homeport Historic B&B / Inn c 1858, responded to this review

Thanks for the kind comments. This is the reason we all try so hard at Homeport. It is to make memories that you remember well after the trip is over and then make the effort to comment on three years later. Looks like we did our jobs well Thank you Ralph More 

Columbia, Missouri
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354 reviews
127 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 230 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016

This is a place which will delight many, and frustrate some. A true old home (actually two historic homes joined together), it sits on the hill above Saint John, in the residential part of town overlooking a working port. Very close to the Ferry. The property is very large and is more of a "lodge" type of a facility rather... More 

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globetrotter3545, Owner at Homeport Historic B&B / Inn c 1858, responded to this review

Thanks for the review. You nailed the spirit of what it is to be a B&B. Thank you. yes we are all different That is the point. and also correct on the maintenance- an ongoing quest to be sure. I actually think our rooms are all pretty much up to date and condition excepting one that does need new wall... More 

Ashland, Virginia
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15 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2015

Felt good about this B&B from the moment we walked in. House is restored beautifully, but is not over decorated. Owner spent time with us to explain how to see the reversing rapids. More important, he helped us get a medical appt for my husband. Breakfasts were good, B&B is large enough so can meet many different guests over breakfast... More 

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globetrotter3545, Owner at Homeport Historic B&B / Inn c 1858, responded to this review

Thank you for the kind words Hope the boss is in perfect health now and we see you again soon. Ralph More 

Sault Ste. Marie, Canada
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4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2015

We arrived later than we expected (but called ahead to let Ralph know),and when we arrived Ralph met us and showed us and told us about this beautiful home. He showed us our room which was the Rose Room very quaint and cozy. Loved the robes and old bathtub. Room was spacious with a small tv., but when in St.... More 

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Ventura, California
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7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2015

This is a beautiful, nicely restored and decorated historic house. We picked it because it is located very close to the Reversing Rapids on the St John River. Ralph was very accommodating. We arrived fairly late in the evening, and he helped us find a restaurant that served dinner late after showing us our room.

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Fredericton
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85 reviews
24 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2015 via mobile

I recently had my first B&B experience. I always had the impression that I wouldn't have privacy or you would feel like you were in someone's home. I stand corrected! We were there for a team forum and Ralph and Karen were spot on hosts! I arrived and was shown to an amazing room! It was clean, spacious and had... More 

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Stony Plain
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12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2015

Karen and Ralph are excellent hosts! They are deservedly proud of their beautiful Inn and the attention to detail was evident everywhere. Breakfast was amazing both mornings. I would highly recommend anyone travelling in the St. John area to stay here.

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Set high on a hill with a commanding view of the Bay of Fundy, and the Historic Port and Skyline of Saint John the Homeport Historic B&B/Inn c1858 provides the perfect setting to relax and enjoy the gracious ambiance of Canada's oldest incorporated city. The twin homes were built in 1858,and were constructed for a prominent shipbuilding family whose boat yard was located a few hundred yards below on the harbor tidal flats. Its unique Italianate architecture reflects the opulence of the time with very large bright windows and rooms, 10 foot ceilings, free standing spiral stair cases, and detailed wood work rosettes, finials and columns. Of particular interest is a pair of carved figure heads that have stood sentinel in the formal twin parlors for nearly 150 years. Come stop for a while and enjoy these magnificently restored Mansions and be pampered in Five Star luxury. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Homeport Historic B&B / Inn c 1858

Address: 80 Douglas Ave., Saint John, New Brunswick E2K 1E4, Canada
Location: Canada > New Brunswick > Saint John
Price Range: $115 - $172 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Homeport Historic B&B / Inn c 1858 3*
Number of rooms: 10
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