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The Cranford Inn
Ranked #4 of 43 Charlottetown B&B and Inns
Boston
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6 reviews
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“We'll definitely come back”
Reviewed July 7, 2011

My wife wanted to meet Will and Kate (Duke and Duchess of Cambridge) so badly that we decided last minute to do a road trip to PEI from Boston. I happened to stumble upon Cranford Inn on TA and luckily they had some rooms available for that weekend. Right from the beginning, Vickie (the owner) was so pleasant to deal with. She was very patient and willing to help with all my questions over the phone. When we got there, Vickie was very warm and welcoming to us. Martha, the other host, showed us almost all the rooms they have. Trust me (my wife and I are both picky), you cannot go wrong with any of the rooms at Cranford. I told the hosts that the pictures on their website don't do the rooms any justice. The rooms are spacious, clean and have a lot of character. Plus, (this is very rare) each room had access to a balcony/porch. We were always out so we weren't able to take advantage of ours. The inn was in a great location with a beautiful garden in the back. We stayed at two different rooms in our two-night stay there and one of the rooms (Sandstone) had a great view of the garden (this room also has a very nice tub and fireplace). We were also very pleasantly surprised with the breakfast. It was a full course breakfast and was very delicious. They served something different in the two days we were there.

We have stayed at a lot of B&B's but this place may be our favorite so far. This inn demonstrates a lot of attention to detail but what makes this place even more special is the service and friendliness of the hosts. They were always willing to help and provide suggestions - from points of interests and activities to restaurants, etc. Special thanks to Katie as well who was around when Vickie and Martha were gone. Since my wife was going to leave really early to see Will and Kate (before breakfast is served), Katie decided to pack a breakfast bag for her with cookies, granola bar, apple, juice and to-go cup for her hot tea. Not only that, half an hour after we had asked her if she knew of any store that was still open (since it was past 8 pm already) to buy a lawn chair for my wife to use while waiting for W&K (of course, there were no stores still open), Katie showed up with a foldable lawn chair to lend to my wife. We were so surprised by her/their nice gestures since they went above and beyond to please us. When we came back after seeing W&K, Vickie and Martha were very interested in hearing about our experience. The unfortunate part of our stay is that we were only there for a short time. However, this is a great reason for us to come back to amazing PEI and stay again at Cranford Inn!

Room Tip: We saw pretty much all rooms and they all look nice, clean and spacious to us. Cannot go wrong with...
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  • Stayed July 2011, traveled as a couple
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Trenton, Canada
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Reviewed July 5, 2011

Situated on a lovely tree-lined street only 2 blocks from downtown, this bed&breakfast inn is a real gem! Owner Vicki Francis greeted us at the door and thoughtfully inquired about any dietary restrictions. (something most other b&b owners I've encountered have not asked about). She made a special effort to ensure I could enjoy a lactose-free breakfast. The inn is spotless, warm, cheerful and very tastefully decorated in modern muted soft greens, blues and sands. My daughter and I stayed in the Opal Room: this had two very comfortable twin beds, and the room included nice touches such as a corkscrew, some sweets and a hairdryer. Each room at the front of the house has a balcony (shared between 2 rooms but certainly plenty of room) that has a spiral exterior staircase as another exit/entry option. We will definitely be back!

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled with family
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New Glasgow, Canada
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Reviewed June 15, 2011

We booked at the last minute through Tourism PEI and got a room at the Cranford Inn. We honestly did not know what to expect. We lucked out. Honestly one of the nicest B&B's we have had the pleasure of staying inn. Immaculately kept, tastefully decorated and full of East Coast Hospitality. From the amazing hosts to the perfect breakfast our stay in Charlottetown was crowned by the Cranfor Inn.

Room Tip: Within walking distance of down town.
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  • Stayed May 2011, traveled as a couple
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Manchester, Connecticut
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4 reviews
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Reviewed June 6, 2011

My husband and I stayed at the Cranford Inn recently and I can't say enough about it. It's spotlessly clean, the furnishings are impeccable, the hostesses are welcoming, and the breakfast was wonderful! The whole atmosphere is bright and comfortable. If you're in Charlottetown this is where you want to stay! It's a 5 star establishment.

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Portland, Oregon
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Reviewed June 6, 2011

The property is immaculate and extremely well maintained. Our room was bright, spacious, clean, and comfortable. We had access to a deck overlooking a lovely flower garden. The breakfasts were abundant and delicious--we did not need to eat lunch because we were full from breakfast. The inn is an easy walk to downtown and is on a quiet and pretty street. The innkeepers are friendly and extremely knowledgeable about the island.

  • Stayed May 2011, traveled as a couple
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Halifax, Canada
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviewed May 12, 2011

Our room was beautiful with a propane fireplace that just invited you to sit and read in the, yes, TWO comfy chairs and footstools tucked in front of cosy fire. Patio doors to a nice deck and a lovely bath; elegant decor without the frills and ruffles found in many inns. Even more important, the bed was so comfortable!!! Add to this immaculate housekeeping; a breakfast that was delicious; public areas that are lovely and gardens that are just starting to blossom (even with this wet, dreary spring); a friendly and welcoming owner and it would be hard to find accommodation to compete with the Cranford Inn. We loved it!!!

  • Stayed May 2011, traveled as a couple
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Halifax, Canada
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49 reviews
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Reviewed April 26, 2011

This Inn was recommended by friends who gave it a RAVE review. They did not mislead us. From the beautifully decorated lobby with a view to the back gardens to our King size room, we were totally impressed.Color co-ordinated duvet and bedding to matching big thirsty towels in the adjoining bathroom, I think the linen sheets were even ironed, they were so smooth. Breakfast was a 5*.Homemade muffins, waffles with fresh strawberries and real cream( none of that canned stuff). Great coffee, we could not eat it all. The innkeepers (owners) were warm & friendly but still very professional.The gardens around the property will be amazing to sit in come summer.

Room Tip: King room , garden view,Quiet
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  • Stayed April 2011, traveled on business
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Property: The Cranford Inn
Address: 177 Fitzroy St, Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island C1A 1S3, Canada
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Location: Canada > Prince Edward Island > Charlottetown
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 43 B&Bs / Inns in Charlottetown
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 7
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Winner of the 2013and 2014 TripAdvisor Traveler's Choice Award. Inducted into the Trip Advisor Hall of Fame, for those who have had 5 years of the Certificate of Excellence in a row. Guests have reviewed us as the Number 9 Bed and Breakfast in Canada. "Contemporary elegance-perfect for business or pleasure." The Cranford Inn is an elegant accommodation, owner operated, located centrally in historic Charlottetown. The property is designed to provide the comfort of a first class hotel while maintaining the charm and personal touches you look for in a great Bed and Breakfast. The Cranford Inn is an excellent choice whether you are here for business or pleasure. Location is key and the Cranford Inn is walking distance to great restaurants, theatre, historic and cultural experiences. ... more   less 
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