This was the first stop on our honeymoon, and we were very pleasantly surprised. The location is nice, and the house is really really lovely. Since we were honeymooners, we admit that we did not exactly hang out so much in the common areas, but we really enjoyed our room. It was spacious and pretty, with a very comfortable bed. I'll admit I was surprised with the view - the harbor that we could see was very industrial and there's a major highway that goes over it. So, it wasn't exactly the country idyll that I would have preferred, but honestly, it wasn't that big of a deal. The hosts were really sweet, and their dogs are precious, but they only let them out because I asked to see and pet them (I'm a huge animal lover) - so don't worry if you're not big on animals.
The breakfasts are delicious and the kitchen/dining area is so pretty!
I have nothing bad to say about the place at all, but we just weren't that crazy about Saint John. Honestly, I didn't find a whole lot about it that was worth staying for very long. I could have made this more of a day-trip site than a stay. But this isn't anything against Homeport, which was lovely.
- 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
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- Also Known As:
- Homeport Historic B&B / Inn c 1858 Saint John, New Brunswick