My husband and I recently travelled to the Maritimes and one of our destinations was Saint John. We stayed at Chipman Hill Suites and absolutely loved our stay! We only stayed for 2 nights, although we wished we could have stayed longer.. I have to admit though, I was a bit worried at the prospect of having no innkeeper and no reception desk to greet us. I have never experienced anything like it, and to my surprise the service was very efficient and personalized. My emails and concerns were addressed promptly, almost as soon as I send a message. I was worried about the limited free parking they have, but as I learned later it was not a problem at all. From the moment we arrived, I loved how they gave us a secret code to get into the apartment building. It sure felt like a little mystery puzzle that we need to solve and it added a touch of excitement to our already wonderful adventure. I also loved the idea of being given complete privacy-- as if you are going into your own apartment. As soon as we entered, we loved our room! The bed was huge and very comfortable, so much so that we spent an hour or two lying around before going out to see the city. The kitchenette had everything you could ever need for a short stay-- a water kettle, coffee maker, a few utensils, an oven, a microwave.. even a little toaster and of course a small fridge. It's like somebody had carefully thought of the details and knew exactly what you would need. The bathroom was spotless clean, which I am very particular about. Our room had an air-jet tub although we did not have time to try it out. I wish we did have time though-- usually I don't use tubs at hotels or inns, but this was an exception because it looked very clean. I loved the furniture as well-- the desks and chairs all added up to a very polished look. Outside the building was made of red brick and looked old and charming-- but inside everything was very modern and new. My husband and I were thinking the same thing-- that we could actually live in our suite! Chipman Hill is also right in the center of what they call Uptown Saint John-- just a few steps away and you will find yourself at the Market Square where the New Brunswick museum is, and a whole stretch of lovely restaurants. At night, the harbour is pretty and patios are filled with people enjoying a pint or two. The food, I would have to say-- is the best I have had during our entire trip in the Maritimes. Within walking distance as well are even more wonderful restaurants like Billy's Seafood and other interesting sites like the Loyalist House, Barbour's General Store, and the Carnegie Public Library. Outdoor adventures are also not far from Chipman Hill Suites-- it is just a few minutes drive from Irving Nature Park and St.Martins Harbour where we went kayaking. Overall, I would choose Chipman Hill Suites all over again the next time we visit Saint John-- definitely highly recommended!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Chipman Hill Suites has a beautiful collection of Victorian mansions located in the historic "uptown" of Canada's oldest city, Saint John, New Brunswick. Designed for your comfort and convenience, each of our rooms has a private bathroom (of course) as well as a fully equipped kitchenette (some even have a full kitchen). Each totally non-smoking building has complimentary on-site laundry machines (complete with soap!) for your convenience. Our buildings are located within easy walking distance to the top restaurants, tourist attractions, entertainment and shopping venues, and business offices. Our beds are the very best, with piles of beautiful pillows and wonderful linens. Come and let us share one of our beautiful historic buildings with you, and make it your home away from home for your stay in Saint John, whether for a night, a week or an extended stay. We welcome you to Saint John and to Chipman Hill Suites. ... more less
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- Chipman Hill Suites Saint John, New Brunswick