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The Hotel on Pownal
Ranked #7 of 23 Hotels in Charlottetown
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed September 24, 2013

My sister and I stayed at the Hotel on Pownal in Charlottetown for two nights recently. We found the service very good along with the accommodations. A very well stocked and displayed deluxe continental breakfast greeted us in the morning.
The staff was very friendly and helpful.
This hotel is within walking distance of the Confederation Centre, Water front,shopping and many fine eating establishments
I would highly recommend staying here.

Room Tip: Our room was on the bottom level with drive-up access to the room.
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  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled with family
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ksamuel, Manager at The Hotel on Pownal, responded to this reviewResponded September 29, 2013

I appreciate you taking the time to review the Hotel on Pownal on this site.

So nice to see that you enjoyed all the services and amenities that the Hotel has to offer. Our location is indeed ideal to explore Charlottetown with its many restaurants, shops, and beautiful waterfront.

Our breakfast is certainly designed to get you started on the right foot with a full tank. No need to leave hungry here.

Having said all that, it is really our dedicated staff members that make this Hotel the warm and welcoming place that it is. Thank you for appreciating all they do to make your stay the best it can be.

Thanks again for your review and hope to be able to welcome you back to the Hotel on Pownal.

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Reviewed September 23, 2013

No serious problems with the hotel and some real upsides, but nothing to write home about.

Pros:
- clean, decent room;
- above-average complimentary breakfast;
- convenient location a short, pleasant walk from downtown core;
- comfortable bed;
- notably friendly staff

Cons:
- TINY room;
- distinctly lacking in boutique-ness for a place selling itself as a "boutique" hotel;
- super loud A/C unit;
- poor value -> not really worth the $160+ the tiny room cost for a night;
- my view seemed to be into someone's apartment kitchen window

If you don't mind small, aren't too concerned about cost, and aren't looking for a view, this could be a decent spot for you.

Room Tip: 130-series rooms seem to be tiny.
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  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled solo
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ksamuel, Manager at The Hotel on Pownal, responded to this reviewResponded September 29, 2013

Thank you for taking a moment of your day to review the Hotel on Pownal on this site.

I am happy that overall your stay with us was a pleasant experience and that you enjoyed our central location, deluxe continental breakfast, and great staff members.

As the Hotel is located right downtown, it does overlook other buildings. Though neighbouring homes do impede on view, it does make the Hotel a very quiet place for being in the centre of the City.

Should you book with us again, consider reserving a king or double-double room as they are larger in size. The single rooms offer the same amenities but are indeed a bit smaller.

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Reviewed September 22, 2013

This hotel is located within walking distance to the downtown and water front areas making this a perfect location. The staff here is very friendly and most helpful. One drawback is no elevator but the staff is more than willing to help with your luggage. The rooms are neat and clean and we were able to leave our window open for fresh air. Breakfast was included and was very good.

  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled with family
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ksamuel, Manager at The Hotel on Pownal, responded to this reviewResponded September 29, 2013

Thank you for staying with us at the Hotel on Pownal and writing a review on this site.

I am so glad you enjoyed your stay with us. Not having an elevator is sometimes a plus as it gives our staff members a chance to get to know you a little better and answer any questions you may have.

Hope to have the pleasure of welcoming you back to the Hotel in the future.

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Reviewed September 22, 2013

Really enjoyed our stay at this nice hotel. Breakfast was fantastic and the location is great - very central. I would recommend it as a good place to stay in Charlottetown. The staff are very knowledgeable and helpful too!

  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled with friends
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ksamuel, Manager at The Hotel on Pownal, responded to this reviewResponded September 23, 2013

Thank you for your positive comments and I hope to be able to welcome you back to the Hotel on Pownal in the future.

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Reviewed September 18, 2013

I have stayed at much less expensive hotels, of the same calibre. For a budget hotel, it was okay, clean, convenient and the room was compact. However, I got the impression from the web site and Tripadvisor that this was a Boutique Hotel. The only thing boutique about my room was the price.

  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled with friends
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ksamuel, Manager at The Hotel on Pownal, responded to this reviewResponded September 23, 2013

Thank you for reviewing the Hotel on Pownal on this site.

I apologize that the Hotel on Pownal is not what you had envisioned. For a small independent hotel such as ours, we are certainly not run of the mill. Everything from our cozy Lobby, our freshly baked chocolate chip cookies in the evenings, to our extensive deluxe continental breakfast you will not find in your average budget or chain hotel.

I believe our facilities, services, amenities, and great staff do make us a Boutique property.

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Reviewed September 18, 2013

We couldn't have chosen a better hotel in a quiet street, in the middle of town. The staff were friendly and helpful, and there is a laundry on site, most convenient when touring. Our room had an outside entrance as well as an indoor one so packing the car for our next leg of our journey was made so much easier. The room was large with a good sized bathroom and very comfortable. The only downside was the noise from the "old hens party" in the room next door, and not a lot could be done about that.

Stayed: August 2013, traveled with friends
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ksamuel, Manager at The Hotel on Pownal, responded to this reviewResponded September 23, 2013

I am so glad you enjoyed your stay with us and took the time to write this review.

I am also glad to see that you made good use out of your guest room that offers both an inside and outside entrance. Having this set up is certainly a plus. When the weather is poor no need to get cold and/or wet with the inside access. When it is warm the outside access offers easy access to your room and outdoor seating to relax and maybe enjoy a beverage.

I do apologize that ladies next to you had a good time at your expense.

Thanks for leaving your feedback and I look forward to your next stay with us.

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Reviewed September 17, 2013

What a lovely hotel! Right in the midst of the university/downtown area it was a rare find. I would call this a boutique type motel.The lobby is sleek and sophisticated but this is offset by the lovely staff and friendly reception. Our king size room was clean although slightly small. Bathroom was great and they even had wine glasses and an opener to enjoy your wine purchases. Situated walking distance from town and restaurants our stay was restful and quiet. Breakfast included in your fee, the best ever, it ranged over two long counterfuls. Also classified as a convention hotel it did have a lot of business types in the morning. This was after labor day so no kiddies in sight. View from the window-not so much. Close your drapes,drink your wine and be happy!

Room Tip: We stayed inside the motel-it was great, can't report on outside rooms
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  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled as a couple
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ksamuel, Manager at The Hotel on Pownal, responded to this reviewResponded September 20, 2013

Thank you for taking the time to write this great review.

I am happy to read that you enjoyed your stay with us. Though we are right in the heart of Downtown Charlottetown, our location is a bit of an oasis offering a quiet area where you can enjoy a glass of wine or two.

I am also glad you enjoyed our breakfast offering. We are always tinkering with it to see what can be improved to make it even better.

Thanks again for your feedback it is much appreciated.

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Address: 146 Pownal St, Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island C1A 3W6, Canada
Location: Canada > Prince Edward Island > Charlottetown
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Suites
Hotel Style:
#4 Business Hotel in Charlottetown
#4 Family Hotel in Charlottetown
Price Range: $94 - $164 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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. We invite you to stay at The Hotel on Pownal - Urban Comfort & Conference Centre. ... more   less 
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