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25 Queen's Rd, St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador A1C 2A4 Canada
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#7 of 33 B&Bs / Inns in St. John's
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If you’re looking for a quaint bed and breakfast in St. John's, look no further than Cantwell House.

For those interested in checking out popular landmarks while visiting St. John's, Cantwell House is located a short distance from Basilica Cathedral of St. John the Baptist (0.2 km) and Anglican Cathedral of St. John the Baptist (0.3 km).

The rooms offer a flat screen TV, and getting online is possible, as free wifi is available, allowing you to rest and refresh with ease.

In addition, as a valued Cantwell House guest, you can enjoy free breakfast that is available on-site. Guests arriving by vehicle have access to free parking.

While in St. John's, you may want to check out some of the restaurants that are a short walk away from Cantwell House, including Raymonds Restaurant (0.3 km), Peaceful Loft (0.3 km), and The Rooms Cafe (0.4 km).

There is no shortage of things to do in the area: explore popular military museums such as Royal Newfoundland Regiment Museum.

The staff at Cantwell House looks forward to serving you during your upcoming visit.

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peter t wrote a review Sep. 2022
London, Canada8 contributions
We stayed in this excellent b & b during our recent stay in St Johns. Audrey, the owner, was so accomodating and helpful - from providing early check in, to wonderful breakfasts and very clean rooms. Every morning of our visit Audrey prepared a different and tasty hot full breakfast. The room was spacious, clean and the en suite bath was excellent. On the 3rd floor there is a patio with an unbelievable view of the harbour and Signal Hill. This b & b is full value for the price in our opinion. The b & b is located within easy (not taking into account the hills) walking distance of all of the major sights, bars and restaurants of St. Johns.
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Date of stay: July 2022
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Rosey009 wrote a review Aug. 2019
Stoney Creek, Canada207 contributions39 helpful votes
We stayed 2 nights here in this jellybean row house near downtown St. John’s. Our room was beautiful with coral walls and lovely quilt on the bed. The location is perfect to tour St. John’s but beware the hills to get down to the waterfront! Breakfast was delicious and we had the house to ourselves so sat up on the third floor guest lounge and balcony and enjoyed the views to the harbour. We highly recommend this well kept clean house!
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Date of stay: July 2019Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Rappguy wrote a review Jul. 2019
Boston, Virginia71 contributions47 helpful votes
Cantwell House is on the historic side of town, convenient to Gowers St and Duckworth, Signal Hill. Audrey can give you a parking pass to hang in your car, allowing you to park along the street. We always found a parking place. Room #1 has an ensuite bathroom. We were quite happy staying at Cantwell, from which we made excursions to Signal Hill, the Geo Center, Quidividi, Spear Lighthouse, and to various restaurants in along Duckworth and Water streets.
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Date of stay: July 2019
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Room Tip: Room 1 is nice because it is on the first floor, next to the dining room and to the kitchen, and...
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louchaboola wrote a review Jul. 2019
Winnipeg Canada40 contributions33 helpful votes
Within walking distance of waterfront, the Rooms, Moo moos ice cream, George St. and a bakery. Room is clean and comfy, there is always a homemade treat available when you come home each afternoon. Breakfast is home cooked and changes every day and is delicious. There is a common room for relaxing in and a third floor little terrace with a view of the harbour entrance. Our room is on main floor,back of the house and nice and quiet. Parking pass included with our stay. Price is reasonable and Audrey is helpful, knowledgeable and a joy to talk with.
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Date of stay: June 2019
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Shannon H wrote a review May 2019
Halifax Regional Municipality, Canada7 contributions
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I truly can’t say enough about Cantwell House! Our host Audrey was lovely, the room was perfect. The towels were fluffy and the water pressure was perfect. Immaculately clean and historical. And the location was smack in the middle of downtown, close to restaurants, attractions, the water. Slippers waiting for you at the front door 😊 Stay here!
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Date of stay: May 2019Trip type: Travelled on business
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Diane Z wrote a review Oct. 2018
Vancouver, Canada15 contributions4 helpful votes
My husband and I stayed at Cantwell House at both the beginning and end of our holiday in Newfoundland (five nights). We loved staying here and absolutely enjoyed getting to know our host Audrey!! Cantwell House is located a few blocks up the hill from the waterfront where you'll find the restaurants and shops of St. John's. There was parking available on the street in front of the house. Both rooms that we had were large and beautifully decorated with comfortable beds and ensuite bathrooms. There was a lounge on the top floor and a little balcony with seating outside overlooking the harbour for the guests to use. The wifi was excellent. In the morning, Audrey served an amazing (and different each day) breakfast plus a beautiful fruit salad along with available cereal, coffee, tea and juice. A wonderful start to the day! Audrey spent time with her guests and offered suggestions on places to visit and eat in St. John's and in the surrounding area. Don't miss Petty Harbour and Cape Spear! Cantwell House was one of our favourite places to stay in our month away and we think you'll agree too!
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Date of stay: September 2018
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FishermanDavid wrote a review Oct. 2018
Flamborough, England, United Kingdom4 contributions
Room was extremely comfortable, breakfast was excellent with choices to suit restricted diets..Audrey was a wonderful hostess who shared valuable tips about must see venues in St. Johns..looking forward to our next visit.
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Date of stay: September 2018
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Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Book early as this is a very popular B & B.
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richmennie wrote a review Sep. 2018
Victoria Capital Regional District, Canada138 contributions41 helpful votes
Everything about our stay was excellent. The location was very good, the rooms comfortable and the hot breakfast outstanding. We stayed there coming and going and recommend it. The service was fine and of the B and Bs we stayed at in Newfoundland this was as good if not better than any.
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Date of stay: September 2018
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Trip type: Travelled with friends
Room Tip: Close to downtown St. John's
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dcunningham49 wrote a review Sep. 2018
Caledon, Canada23 contributions1 helpful vote
Audrey is an excellent and very personable hostess who made us most welcome. Breakfast was very nice and well presented in a charming dining room. Our room was on the second floor at the back of the house quite quiet on a very busy street. There is a lovely common room on third floor with access to outdoor deck and spectacular view of the harbour over the rooftops of nearby buildings.
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Date of stay: September 2018
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Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Queens Rd is can be quite busy and I expect rooms at the back will be quieter.
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r8ter2018 wrote a review Sep. 2018
Madison, Wisconsin164 contributions29 helpful votes
I've stayed at Cantwell house on four different occasions and been in several different rooms, and I've enjoyed my stay every time! Best of all is the view from the balcony and shared sitting room on the third floor; you can't find a better view of the harbor anywhere in town! So, if you catch a day with bad weather, you can spend it happily reading one of the books available and looking out over the harbor! The beds are comfortable and the rooms nicely appointed. The third floor has a shared bathroom, but that's worth it to me because of the proximity to the view. Rooms facing Queen's road are slightly noisier at night if there is foot or street traffic and rear facing rooms are quieter, but neither is really noisy. There is no air conditioning if you happen to be there during some of their rare hot days, but the owner provides fans which make it all manageable. The location is so convenient; it's within walking distance of The Rooms and downtown and the harbor. With your key to the front hallway and your room, going and coming is easy and convenient. The closest restaurant is the Bagel Cafe, which--despite it's name--is an excellent full-fledged restaurant. The breakfast is freshly made and fine, although not as hearty the last time I was there as it has been before.
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Date of stay: July 2018
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Trip type: Travelled solo
Room Tip: quieter away from the street side. Ground floor room as en suite bath but a double bed.
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Frequently Asked Questions about Cantwell House
Which popular attractions are close to Cantwell House?
Nearby attractions include The Rooms (0.4 km), Basilica Cathedral of St. John the Baptist (0.2 km), and Anglican Cathedral of St. John the Baptist (0.3 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Cantwell House?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and free parking.
What food & drink options are available at Cantwell House?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Cantwell House?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Cantwell House?
Conveniently located restaurants include Peaceful Loft, Get Stuffed, and Oliver's Restaurant.
Is Cantwell House located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.8 km away from the centre of St. John's.
Are there any historical sites close to Cantwell House?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Signal Hill (1.1 km), Quidi Vidi Battery (2.9 km), and National War Memorial (0.3 km).