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The Hotel on Pownal
Ranked #8 of 23 Hotels in Charlottetown
Certificate of Excellence
mahopac, ny
Level 4 Contributor
44 reviews
10 hotel reviews
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“excellent value”
Reviewed 13 September 2012

Very comfortable room . Modern decor but tastefully done .Great beds. Staff was very friendly and helpful.Janet at the front desk is a tremendous asset for the hotel (no, she is not my relative!). Charlottetown is a small city, more like a large village, so the location is fine- easy walk to the main street (Queen Street). Parking is free but limited

Room Tip: ask for an inside room-much quieter than outside ones ( stayed in both).
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  • Stayed August 2012, travelled as a couple
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New York City, New York
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Reviewed 6 September 2012

I really enjoyed staying at this hotel, the rooms are modern (we were not in a motel-style room so can't speak for those); there was free wi-fi; iPod dock, and flatscreen tv (although that was hardly used). The lobby is very trendy and reminded me of a W hotel. Breakfast was included, and they had cereal, yogurts, pastries, and toast, to choose from, in my opinion that is enough choice! Also very close to restaurants and bars. One thing that stuck out for me, is that this hotel doesn't seem to have wheelchair access, so wouldn't be good for anyone who is disabled (I thought all hotels had to be wheelchair accessible...) and there is no elevator, which was fine for us, but for older people/people with difficult getting up and down stairs, this could be a problem. But overall I really liked the hotel and would recommended to anyone going to Charlottetown.

  • Stayed September 2012, travelled as a couple
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Vancouver, Canada
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52 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 September 2012

Travelled to Charlottetown to attend a conference and stayed here for a few days. The rooms are basic and clean with comfortable beds. Free wifi and light breakfast included with your stay. Free parking, no elevator but it only had 2 or 3 storeys from what I can remember and no fitness center. Best thing about this hotel...their freshly baked cookies served in the lobby/lounge area every evening after 7pm I believe it is. AMAZING!! The location was pretty good also. Close to everything.

  • Stayed May 2012, travelled on business
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New Brunswick
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20 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 August 2012

The hotel was very well located to lots of dining/shopping & attractions. The staff were friendly, the hotel was well-renovated & decorated.

Other reviewers are correct, the room was more European in size (i.e. not cramped, but efficiently sized). However, the room was extremely clean and had all the amenities of a hotel.

If you are a foodie, and not trying to watch your budget, I recommend taking advantage of the many nearby restaurants instead of the complimentary breakfast provided. The breakfast was not five star cuisine (but perfectly on par with any breakfast in mid-range hotels) and also a nice touch & just fine for anyone looking for some added value to their stay or a quick fuel-up.

Other reviewer's complaints about noise was not a problem, but that may depend on the type of room you book. The interior-accessible room was quieter and more like a hotel, than the exterior 'motel' rooms. It wasn't the least expensive option, but with CAA discount, it was reasonably priced and fair value for the price.

  • Stayed August 2012, travelled with friends
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Tampa, Florida
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102 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 August 2012 via mobile

After a five night stay here I can say that the hotel reviews are about spot on - nice lobby, nice breakfast, nice staff - GREAT location. Yes, the hotel is older, balconies could use better lighting (we looked "green" in the lighting - not very romantic!). I would guess that most visitors to PEI tend to stay longer than a night or two, so mini fridges would have been GREAT. Every meal on the island is on the pricey side, would have loved to have taken to go boxes, not to mention just store some cold drinks. I was a little put out by only having 2 bath towels with a total of 2 adults and one child in the room, also the quality of the towels was definately sub par. A local friend helped us understand though that everything on the island cost money to get there, so everywhere you go they are quite serious about recycling and reusing - even fast food restaurants have you sort the garbage before throwing it away. An elevator is sorely missing from this hotel, but we managed. We also used the conference area below for company business and it was very nice and convenient for a business meeting. I did not notice any problems with the rooms walls being to thin as in previous posts; our a/c unit was a little loud so maybe that helped. The Hotel on Pownal has great potential if they would put mini fridges in room, upgrade the towels, and a little more variety in the breakfast area - specifically noticed many berries were in season on the island, but we just had melons each day for fruit - as we from outside the country we were really hoping to taste locally grown produce!

Stayed August 2012, travelled on business
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Jackson Heights, New York
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164 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 August 2012

Stayed here several times when in Charlottetown, and haven't been disappointed. Lovely rooms, gracious and friendly staff - very welcoming. had a few lovely glasses of wine in the lobby and nice chats with the staff; felt very much at home. Great location if you want to be close to everything in Ch'town. Have stayed in other places in town which haven't been nearly as nice.

  • Stayed June 2012, travelled as a couple
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Vancouver, Canada
Level 6 Contributor
168 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 August 2012

This is basically an up market motels in down town Charlettetown.. Rooms are a good size. Our room however contained a portable air conditioner which was extremely noisy so sleeping was a challenge. The room did not contain a fridge. Breakfast, which was OK, was included in the price as was parking and wi fi. This property is still seriously over priced.

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Property: The Hotel on Pownal
Address: 146 Pownal St, Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island C1A 3W6, Canada
Region: Canada > Prince Edward Island > Charlottetown
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Suites
Hotel Style:
#4 Family Hotel in Charlottetown
#4 Business Hotel in Charlottetown
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
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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