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The Hotel on Pownal
Ranked #9 of 23 Hotels in Charlottetown
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed October 7, 2013

Straight forward, great service, and especially looking for something different than 'high-rise' boxes - convenient location, free parking, quiet neighbourhood setting, great dining nearby. Recommend highly for business or leisure travels.

  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled on business
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Thank Gordon-and-Carol
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ksamuel, Manager at The Hotel on Pownal, responded to this reviewResponded October 13, 2013

Thank you for taking the time to review the Hotel on Pownal on this site.

You are certainly correct, aside from our great location, wonderful amenities, and warm Island hospitality, our building itself has a certain, "Character' to it. The Hotel is a nice departure from the run of the mill high rise units that so many downtown cities offer. It has a very, "homey" feeling which both our guests and staff appreciate.

Thanks again for your stay and great comments.

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Reviewed October 4, 2013 via mobile

Greatly surprised. What a gem! Read a review about the place and went with it. We're glad we did. Such friendly workers. We are certainly glad we stayed there. The price was reasonable. Walking distance to downtown. Rooms were on the small size, however the room was very clean, cozy, and comfy. Loved the breakfast. I was so impressed. Definitely would stay there again.

Stayed: October 2013, traveled as a couple
Thank konane
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ksamuel, Manager at The Hotel on Pownal, responded to this reviewResponded October 13, 2013

Thank you very much for your positive review. So nice to know that our guests appreciate us as much as we appreciate them. I certainly look forward to welcoming you back to the Hotel on Pownal in the future.

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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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Thank Irene H
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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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Thank mufty_11
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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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Address: 146 Pownal St, Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island C1A 3W6, Canada
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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: $106 - $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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