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Alt Hotel St. John's

125 Water St, St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador A1C 1A5 Canada
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
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Updated 20-10-02 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 20-10-02 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


#1 of 27 hotels in St. John's
Travellers' Choice
Located on the corner of Water Street and Prescott Street, Alt Hotel St. John’s overlooks the harbour and offers a stunning view through The Narrows. The picture-perfect vista is an ideal complement to the hotel’s proximity to downtown businesses and restaurants, to the Convention Centre as well as to the region’s main attractions, such as the lively George Street, Signal Hill, and the charming Quidi Vidi Village. The rooms representing the province’s rich fauna and nature feature luxury bedding and work desks with ergonomic chairs, as well as HD televisions, free Wi-Fi and Keurig coffeemakers. Outside your room, you will find an underground parking, a counter offering ready-to-eat dishes, a well-equipped gym, 6 meeting and event spaces and special offers.
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Property amenities
Paid private parking on-site
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Coffee shop
Kids stay free
Highchairs available
Taxi service
Business Centre with Internet Access
Secured parking
Breakfast available
Complimentary instant cofffee
Complimentary tea
Snack bar
Wine / champagne
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
First aid kit
24-hour check-in
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
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Room features
Allergy-free room
Blackout curtains
Air conditioning
Coffee / tea maker
Cable / satellite TV
Walk-in shower
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Flatscreen TV
iPod docking station
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Room types
Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
Good to know
Centrally Located
Languages Spoken
English, French, Spanish, Hindi and 2 more
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ADG wrote a review Apr. 17
Corner Brook, Canada3 contributions
Exceptional staff, food and pet amenities set Alt far above any other option for accommodations in the city. They also offer a wonderful environment for working in their communal space lobby. On my most recent visit I spent hours a day working unbothered with great coffee, a view of the harbour and my dog napping next to me - this is really the place to go for the modern business traveller.
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Date of stay: April 2021
Trip type: Travelled on business
Response from Clarah Germain, Guest Services / Front Office at Alt Hotel St. John's
Responded 3 days ago
Thank you so much for the kind words! We do love our four legged guests at Alt (some would say a little too much). We loved having you and Sol and we hope to see you again, for work or pleasure, very soon. Alt <3 H&D!
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Linda wrote a review Apr. 9
2 contributions
We love the ALT hotel ! It is by far the greatest hotel we have ever stayed in. We have spent many wonderful weekends there this past winter and each one has been fabulous. The staff and the ambience of the hotel are exceptional. Everyone goes of their way to make your stay perfect in every way possible. Yet the ALT - you will not be disappointed 💜💜
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Date of stay: April 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Response from Clarah Germain, Guest Services / Front Office at Alt Hotel St. John's
Responded 1 week ago
Thank you so much for the kind words Linda, we LOVE having you two around and hope your weekend getaways at Alt will be a new tradition that will last a long time. See you very very soon!
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Pamela C wrote a review Mar. 2021
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If you need a weekend away or if you ever get to travel to St. Johns, NL, you really should consider staying at The Alt. We needed a long overdue break and took advantage of the Package deal of in-room dining experience of a 3 course meal + hotel and it was AMAZING! we were treated like royalty. The harbour view was spectacular and the rooms were clean and cozy with everything we needed. Terre did an outstanding job with our meal and wine, what a treat :) We were even welcomed and thanked with a personal note from Clarah, Guest Service Manager. Just what we needed. Top notch service from start to finish. We will be back!
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Date of stay: March 2021
Response from Clarah Germain, Guest Services / Front Office at Alt Hotel St. John's
Responded 3 weeks ago
Dear Pamela, Thank you so very much for your kind words about the hotel, restaurant, and service. We were all looking for a way to do something that would safely allow our guests to enjoy a getaway - and us to do what we love. We are thrilled you had a good time with us and really hope to welcome you again very soon. Clarah and the Alt and Terre teams
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kmackay2012 wrote a review Mar. 2021
St. John's, Canada42 contributions6 helpful votes
With travel restrictions in place currently, we were excited to try the Alt Hotel getaway with dinner served to our room. We felt like VIPs from the minute we arrived. Pet friendly, all the details were in place from a 5 course meal to a bone for our dog, we couldn’t have asked for more! The view says it all! Highly recommend the Alt. I’ve stayed in most of their locations and this hotel is absolutely amazing. Fresh pastries and coffee in the morning, lobster salad, martinis and molten cake. We are spoiled! Can’t wait to return.
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Date of stay: February 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Response from Clarah Germain, Guest Services / Front Office at Alt Hotel St. John's
Responded Mar. 2, 2021
Dear Kim, thank you so much for your kind words! We are so happy you enjoyed our brand new in-room dining experience. Both Terre and Alt teams are working hard to find alternative and safe ways to enjoy the food and the hotels and it could not make us happier to see that the experience we came up with is enjoyable for our guests. We hope to welcome you, Jonathan and Chief back very soon! Sincerely,
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Edith A wrote a review Jan. 2021
St. John's, Canada2 contributions
I am writing this review from the point of view of a local Newfoundlander during the pandemic, a time when one needs to be safe while staying ‘at home’, yet still do something special.... And The Alt in St. John’s, NL is a perfect destination for a staycation or celebration! We have stayed there twice since July and are looking forward to our third visit. We live only 10 minutes away from The Alt so you might ask ‘Why bother?’ Well it was recommended by a friend who said it had a GREAT restaurant, fabulous harbour view rooms with huge windows and it also happened to be dog friendly? A chance to do something special, no taxis, no fretting over dog sitters. Yes! Everything about Alt met our expectations and more! Funky and modern decor, high tech rooms, stunning harbour views, fabulous restaurant and yes, really dog friendly with all Covid 19 directives followed to the highest standard. Need I say more?
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Date of stay: January 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Response from Clarah Germain, Guest Services / Front Office at Alt Hotel St. John's
Responded Feb. 2, 2021
Dear Edith, Thank you so much for the very kind words. We love having you, Simon and Molly over! We could not be happier that you enjoyed your stay as well as your meal in the restaurant. We do strive to provide a safe and fun environment for our guests and we are so happy it shows. We hope to see you again very soon! Clarah and the Alt Team
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US$84 - US$177 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
CanadaNewfoundland and LabradorNewfoundlandSt. John'sDowntown
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Frequently Asked Questions about Alt Hotel St. John's
Which popular attractions are close to Alt Hotel St. John's?
Nearby attractions include Basilica Cathedral of St. John the Baptist (0.5 km), Jellybean Row Houses (0.4 km), and Anglican Cathedral of St. John the Baptist (0.3 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Alt Hotel St. John's?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a fitness centre, and a business centre.
Which room amenities are available at Alt Hotel St. John's?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and blackout curtains.
What food & drink options are available at Alt Hotel St. John's?
Guests can enjoy breakfast, complimentary tea, and free instant coffee during their stay.
Is parking available at Alt Hotel St. John's?
Yes, paid private parking on-site, paid public parking nearby, and paid public parking on-site are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Alt Hotel St. John's?
Conveniently located restaurants include Peaceful Loft, Raymonds Restaurant, and Oliver's Restaurant.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Alt Hotel St. John's?
Yes, guests have access to a fitness centre during their stay.
Is Alt Hotel St. John's located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.8 km away from the centre of St. John's.
Are any cleaning services offered at Alt Hotel St. John's?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does Alt Hotel St. John's offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business centre, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Alt Hotel St. John's?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, French, Portuguese, Hindi, and Urdu.