If you are looking for large, modern rooms, you probably won't be satisfied with this hotel, BUT...if you are accept that it was built by the Canadian Railroad in 1912 and that it has been weel-maintained and modernized to a certain degree, you will be very happy, particularly with its proximity to downtown Charlottetown, old town and the waterfront area --- they are all in easy walking distance. The rooms are small, but the carpeting, and furnishings were relatively new. The bathroom is tiny, but everything you need is there, including nice amenities. It's cool to see how they have retrofitted the original plumbing. I'm guessing that the tile is also original, but is in pretty good shape. The Internet service/connection that the hotel offers is poor -- slow and kept dropping -- BUT, I found an unprotected wireless connection for the "Inn" next door to them that was easily accessible (no password required) and very reliable. I only ordered breakfast room service from the restaurant (no lunch or dinner -- there are over 300 restaurants to explore in Charlottetown) but the breakfasts were wonderful and the service was fast!
They have added new flat screen LCD TVs to the guest rooms and offered a decent selection of channels. There is also an in-room beverage refrigerator that they put two complimentary bottles of water in every day. I also purchased some of my own sodas, etc. from a local store and I was all set.
For the price and location, this is a MUCH better deal than the downtown Delta where you are likely to pay at least $100 a night more.
Be sure to make a trip to "Founder's Hall" to check out all of the local attractions and tours. They also have a pretty nice gift shop with reasonable prices right in the information center at Founder's Hall.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- From the moment you step into the grand lobby of this four and a half star hotel with its marble floors and barrel--vaulted ceilings, you will be surrounded by the historic elegance that sets Rodd Charlottetown Hotel in a class apart from all other Island hotels. Built in 1931 by CN Railways, Rodd Charlottetown features the elegance and attention to detail synonymous with the historic Canadian National Railway Hotels. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Rodd Charlottetown Hotel Charlottetown
- Rodd Hotel Charlottetown
- Rodd Charlottetown Prince Edward Island