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Fairholm National Historic Inn
Ranked #6 of 23 Hotels in Charlottetown
Certificate of Excellence
Newport Beach, California
Level 5 Contributor
52 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
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Reviewed 29 July 2013

Very helpful friendly staff, great food, beautiful facility. But for the price is a bit high as you are paying to stay at the historical place. If one is looking for more modern accommodation, this is not the place for you. We would like to come back to PEI and look forward to stay at the same hotel.

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  • Stayed July 2013, travelled as a couple
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fairholminnkeeper, Manager at Fairholm National Historic Inn, responded to this review, 7 August 2013
Thank you for the review. We are very pleased that we were able to accommodate you and your wife in a different room due to the circumstances. We are a National Historic site but do try to offer as many newer amenities as possible without losing the feel and charm of Fairholm. We do hope that you will be able to return and stay with us again.
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Cambridge, Massachusetts
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Reviewed 28 July 2013

This restored historic home is just a couple blocks from the heart of downtown Charlottetown. The rooms are comfortable, even luxurious. The staff is incredibly friendly and helpful. The food is delicious. We felt totally pampered. The only additional thing we could have asked for would be a stronger wifi connection in the room. And maybe written operating instructions for the jacuzzi tub!

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled as a couple
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fairholminnkeeper, Manager at Fairholm National Historic Inn, responded to this review, 7 August 2013
Thank you for taking the time to review your stay with us. We are happy that you enjoyed your stay and felt "pampered" our goal is to make your stay relaxed and comfortable. We do realize that the wifi connection is difficult in some areas of the house however that does come with the age of the house. Hope to see you again Fairholm staff
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Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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17 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 July 2013

We stayed here in July and it was excellent. Do yourself a favour and stay here. It is beautiful, comfortable and friendly. Central to everything you would want. Pubs and shops are all within walking distance or you can just sit and relax on the lawn underneath the shade of huge old trees. It was the highlight of our trip.

Stayed July 2013, travelled as a couple
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fairholminnkeeper, Manager at Fairholm National Historic Inn, responded to this review, 23 July 2013
Thank you for taking time to review your stay. The old trees surrounding the property do make for nice shaded areas to sit and relax. With the current landscaping we are doing we will have more seating and a nice fire pit to relax in front of.
Being central is very key and does help that you can walk to everything. We do hope that you will return to visit with us again.
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Overland Park
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Reviewed 21 July 2013

This was a real delight. Inn is in old house with old furnishing and feel. Had all the modern amenities. Inn is in downtown Charlottesville. The best part of stay was staff. Becka was there when we arrived and was exceptionally friendly and helpful. As this an old house it doesn't have elevators which would be problem if disabled. For others though would recommend highly.

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled with friends
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fairholminnkeeper, Manager at Fairholm National Historic Inn, responded to this review, 23 July 2013
Thank you for taking the time to review your stay with us. Fairholm does try to keep with the history of the house but offer you the general amenities we have come accustom to. Thank you for your kind words, I do love my job and PEI and want my guests to have the best possible experience possible while staying with us. We do hope that you will be able to return to visit with us again.
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Vermont
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33 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 July 2013

The Fairholm is a historical bed and breakfast/Inn with modern conveniences. My husband and I stayed in the Lucietia Starr suite. The inn is beautiful and tastefully restored. I felt as if I had stepped back in time.

Likes: Comfortable queen size bed, easy internet access, air-conditioning (it was very hot and humid while we were there and the air conditioning worked very well), spacious bedroom and bathroom and tub (for 2), nice toiletries (Aveda),very good breakfast, small ice machine and mini fridge down the hall. Good parking and easy access to downtown (walking distance to Victoria Row, waterfront and Confederation Centre for the Arts. Friendly staff. Very clean.

Dislikes: Door to the suite stuck (probably due to humidity and it's a very old place). Two towels and two pillows for two people (I don't count pillow shams as pillows). There was a TERRIBLE smell of trash outside the inn (probably trash on a hot day, it seemed not in keeping for the quality of the place).

Overall - very good, and I would definitely stay again without reservation.

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled as a couple
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fairholminnkeeper, Manager at Fairholm National Historic Inn, responded to this review, 23 July 2013
Thank you for the review of your stay with us. Glad that you enjoyed your stay and your room. We do try to give you a mix of the "old" with the "new" in our Inn. The weather was very humid for a couple of days and that did cause some problems with the garbage and we are currently looking into a new location to store the bins so as to not bother our guests. We all take pride in our jobs at Fairholm and it is always nice to hear that our guests feel we are doing a good job. We hope that you will return again and look forward to seeing you.
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Haverhill,Ma
Level 5 Contributor
50 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 June 2013

We stayed 2 nights with family at this beautiful inn in Charlottetown. We had stayed there 4 years ago during an anniversary trip and wanted to return with family this year. We think the inn had changed hands as we didn't recognize the innkeeper as the one who had been there before. When we arrived she was in the yard and said hello, but we didn't know if was her until she followed us inside where she introduced herself. She showed us to our rooms and other than that we never saw her again until we were leaving. The rooms were just as beautiful as we remembered. We stayed in the Emsley suite which had a step down to where the bed was under a huge beautiful brick archway. The step down was adequately lit up with lights but it didn't stop both of us from tripping down so I would not recommend this particular room for an elderly person. The bathroom was lovely and modern. The room had air conditioning and a cute little stove fireplace. The breakfast was in a lovely dining room each morning with beautiful decor and many details, walls, ceiling etc. They were doing some renovating outside installing a stone pathway which made for a little bit of noise each day but it wasn't bad. The innkeeper actually did come into the dining room one morning and apologized for them starting too early. I love this inn or I wouldn't have come back. Its within walking distance to everything and a short 10 minute walk to the waterfront. That part was a little disappointing as there was alot of construction going on down there. Beautiful city, beautiful inn...

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  • Stayed June 2013, travelled as a couple
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fairholminnkeeper, Manager at Fairholm National Historic Inn, responded to this review, 23 July 2013
Thank you for the review of your stay with us. We are currently doing some work to the yard and trying to make it as hassle free for our guests as possible. We are glad that you came back for a second time and do hope that you come back for a third visit. The step down to the bed in the Emslie is one that we do stress upon check in as it does blend right in with the floor.
Glad that you enjoyed your breakfast and your experience with us again and we do hope to see you again soon.
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Whitsett, North Carolina
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 11 June 2013

I stayed two nights at the Fairholm, in the beautiful Lucietia Starr suite, and thoroughly enjoyed my stay. When first arriving at the front door, I was prompted by a sign to pick up the phone at the door in order to talk to the innkeeper and to check in. I did so and was promptly greeted by Rebecca, who very graciously welcomed me to Fairholm and showed me around the suite and Inn before handing the keys over to me (you're given a key to your room and a key to the front door, should you need to get in at night when the house is locked). She also prompted me to partake of freshly made lemon squares in the dining room, as well as help myself to tea if I so desired. If any rooms are vacant, the doors are left open and you're free to peek inside the beautifully restored rooms (some with pieces original to the house). Guests are provided with a common refrigerator, a book and DVD library, drinks, and a computer/WIFI. Upon waking up the next morning, I was greeted by the smell of breakfast cooking, almost as if I were visiting family. A full complimentary breakfast is served in the dining room from 8-10am and it is absolutely delicious and beautifully done. On the side board, a breakfast item is provided for those wishing to break their fast before receiving their full breakfast (one morning it was muffins, the next it was biscuits), as well as a choice of juice, coffee, and tea, in addition to two choice of delicious preserves. The tables are covered in white linens and there is real silverware and china on the tables. That first morning, I dined on homemade blueberry pancakes (the staff there come out periodically to see if anyone has sat down, and promptly take your order, giving you two options du jour to choose from), which were delicious. All breakfasts also come with a fresh bowl of fruit (melon, blackberries, kiwi, oranges, strawberries, etc.). The following morning provided a lovely plate of bacon and eggs, with the delicious, fresh fruit bowl. The warm June air blew in the open windows, fluttering the floor-length lace curtains, providing a very graceful, almost nostalgic feel to the very period room. Quiet music plays all of the time in this breakfast nook/parlor (or at least until midnight, when I vacated the parlor after reading for a while), and daily newspapers are provided to guests who wish to regale themselves of happenings in Charlottetown. You are free to come and go as you wish, so there is not that constant feeling of being watched or feeling like you constantly have to greet someone every time you enter and exit the house. The parking lot in the back is secure and easily accessible. In the bath, you are provided with lovely Aveda products, as well as a small trunk of towels. Even your toilet paper is folded into a triangle, adding to the luxurious ambiance. Screens are on the windows, and it's lovely to open them and feel the fresh air of the Island blow in and hear the sounds of the capital at its busy and quiet hours. The rooms are more spacious than the online pictures show, and are really cozy and make you feel like you're at home. Wine glasses and a bottle opener are also provided, should you make it to the Island liquor stores for the spirit of your choice. While here, I made sure I talked to the staff, who were Islanders, to learn about the area and places I should visit. Maps are available in the main hallway (which also acts as a lobby). Overall, my stay was spectacular and I loved every minute of it. The house was built around 1830, but its restoration was outstanding. I currently reside in a house that's almost 120 years old, so am used to creaking floors and sagging walls, but the Fairholm had none of this (thus the reasoning behind my compliments of their restoration crew). The interior was beautiful, and the exterior simple, yet elegant. I highly recommend that you stay here if you appreciate history, beautiful architecture, and a unique Inn experience. If you're looking for a place with character, wonderful ambiance, and excellent customer service, Fairholm Inn is the place to stay. Worth every penny, and then some.

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  • Stayed June 2013, travelled solo
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fairholminnkeeper, Manager at Fairholm National Historic Inn, responded to this review, 28 June 2013
Thank you so much for you kind review. We are very pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us. We are glad that you got to take a look at some of the other rooms as well as they are all different in style yet equally beautiful. Having treats out for our guests is something that we enjoy doing and love to share our recipes with you....We are always happy to talk about the history of the house and PEI and share what we know.
We want you to feel at home when you stay with us and I believe that you got that feeling. We do hope that you will be able to come back to PEI and visit us again at Fairholm, it was a pleasure to have you stay with us and look forward to seeing you again.
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Additional Information about Fairholm National Historic Inn

Property: Fairholm National Historic Inn
Address: 230 Prince St, Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island C1A 4S1, Canada
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Region: Canada > Prince Edward Island > Charlottetown
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Suites
Hotel Style:
#4 Luxury Hotel in Charlottetown
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £££
Hotel Class:4 star — Fairholm National Historic Inn 4*
Number of rooms: 13
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A 5 Star Inn and National Historic Site, Fairholm is a 1838 Mansion restored to its original splendor. Spacious and unique rooms with superb architectural detail all feature private baths, fireplaces, original antiques and hardwood floors. A short walk away from the waterfont, theatre and downtown shops and restaurants. Free wi-fi and parking. Delicious full hot breakfast for two is included. ... more   less 
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