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Shipwright Inn

51 Fitzroy St, Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island C1A 1R4 Canada
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#3 of 31 B&Bs in Charlottetown
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This Award-Winning 5 Star B&B, centrally located in Olde Charlottetown, has been rated as the "Best B&B on Prince Edward Island" and one of the "Top Ten B&B's" in Canada by Frommer's Travel Guides and is now ranked as the top 5-star accommodation in Prince Edward Island by TravelMyth. The Inn, which was built in 1865 has unique period antiques and artwork which have been collected for your enjoyment. We offer warm, Island hospitality, attentive service and believe in pampering all of our guests.
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ScotianTripper wrote a review Dec 2023
Halifax, Canada65 contributions8 helpful votes
A rather odd-feeling place: I wish I had a more upbeat review. We are frequent travellers to Charlottetown, we have had getaways in many old inns in the Maritimes and abroad, and were looking forward to trying out what seemed to be an iconic heritage inn. Pros: an easy walk to all of the downtown and waterfront. Clean room. Cons: the Inn felt deserted. We arrived after dark, with admittedly clear instructions about finding our key - but it seemed odd that no one seemed to be onsite. I'm well aware it's off-season, but I was rather taken aback to find no one around. In the course of our three days there, we bumped into one person downstairs, and one in the parking lot. We were never actually registered in person; it felt rather like an AirBnB rather than an inn. We thought breakfast would be served, as it is listed on the Inn's website, but it was not. We did appreciate the Keurig provided for making our own coffee, along with real cream. We skipped housekeeping on our first morning, using the Do Not Disturb sign, but did not have any on our next two, although we left the sign off. No shampoo nor conditioner was provided, but the liquid soap did double duty as shower gel and shampoo. We just returned from northern Spain and Portugal, so we are used to older inns and pousadas. We were surprised that charging spots/outlets were hard to access, and in one case hidden well behind the headboard. We are well aware that old buildings pose their challenges - but this was supposedly an upgraded room (which, by the way was small and cramped - lord knows what the non-upgraded room would have been like). Our room had a portable heater, which was fine, but our windows could not open, so we could not get a quick breath of fresh air. The hall and stair carpets seemed rather worn and dingy. Note that the general property photos are a bit misleading, as the inn is right across the street from a brightly-lit parking lot behind a fire station - but it is a very convenient location. We probably should have called the number on a card on the door to address some of these things, but this was, sadly, not a pleasure visit. We were simply exhausted dealing with some serious family issues, and just made do. We wanted to like the Shipwright, but I don't think we will return.
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Date of stay: December 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Keith M wrote a review Sep 2023
Cambridge, Canada66 contributions13 helpful votes
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Did a tour of Maritimes, and stayed at many spots, this was far and away the best of the bunch. Due to Hurricane Lee, we had to change days also, and owners were so accommodating and helpful. The place is spotless, historical, unique and quaint, breakfast was plentiful and amazing, walk to downtown is 1 minute away too. We will be back to PEI and this is where we will be staying again. If I could give it more than 5 stars I would.
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Date of stay: September 2023
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Munty Brown wrote a review Aug 2023
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A lovely place to stay. A wonderful welcome, superb breakfast, lovely room, excellent location, spotless. I will certainly check here first next time in PEI. The next best thing to staying with family while on PEI.
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Date of stay: August 2023
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Brad M wrote a review Aug 2023
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I would not hesitate to recommend the Shipwright. The staff was wonderful, room was clean, and amenities perfect. A very short walk to downtown and all that it had to offer. Breakfasts were great.... not sure what the fuss has been about on some of the reviews. Perhaps they've realized and changed.
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Date of stay: August 2023
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OnwardTraveller wrote a review Oct 2022
Southampton, United Kingdom1137 contributions555 helpful votes
Lovely little place with real character.. We visited when the island was ravaged by Storm Fiona: everything was as normal other than some damaged trees and the iconic sign smashed. It is an old property so some creaky doors and uneven surfaces have to be taken positively as part of the character. Rooms re well equipped and you could spend weeks reading all the books! Breakfast is eclectic as other reviews have mentioned but if you say the night before what you want (I did) your hosts will try to oblige (they did with me). Just a few minutes walk from the city centre and the water's boardwalk.
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Date of stay: October 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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DavidGBakewell wrote a review Oct 2022
Bakewell132 contributions79 helpful votes
Located pretty close to the town centre this is a lovely place run by Jason and his team. It is full of character, rooms are spacious and clean. Breakfasts are great. We loved Charlottetown . This is definitely somewhere we would have liked to stay longer.
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Date of stay: October 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Peter_01039 wrote a review Sep 2022
Western Massachusetts603 contributions280 helpful votes
My wife and I stayed two nights in the Quarterdeck, the nicest room at the Shipwright Inn. Everything about our room was perfectly fine. The room was spacious and very generously appointed with amenities, including a very nice bathroom and a separate whirlpool tub (which we did not use.) The inn is within easy walking distance of downtown and only two blocks away from the Slaymaker & Nichols Gastro House for a dinner that should not be missed. Our first caveat is the lack of communication. I made a reservation (which was confirmed) in late April for our stay in late September. On the two days prior to our arrival, I called the inn 5 times, only to reach a voicemail box that would not accept messages. I also sent an email without a reply. This was very unsettling, since we were coming in to Charlottetown during an event where just about every room in the city was fully booked for the weekend. With the combination of not answering the telephone and no recent social media posts or reviews, we were understandably worried that the inn may have closed and that we would have no place to stay. As a precaution, we booked (and had to pay for) stays at two separate downtown hotels (the first for one night, and the other for the second night). When we arrived at the Shipwright Inn, we did indeed find that it was open and that the owners were anticipating our arrival, but there was no valid excuse for the lack of communication. The second caveat is that the breakfast menu (which is the only meal offered) can be a bit unpredictable and unconventional from what one would expect at a fine country inn. There are options, and the owners seemed to respond to our feedback and constructive criticism, but it is true that there was a grilled cheese sandwich (made with Wonder Bread) on the menu for breakfast and that the fruit cup was 75% apple slices. If you would like a milk substitute or bread baked in-house or at a local bakery, you will be disappointed. Another reviewer was critical of a lunchtime dining experience; however, it should be noted that the inn only serves breakfast, at least at this time. It is fair to say that there are some communications challenges and cultural differences between the owners/staff and their guests, such as the apparent lack of familiarity with the typical breakfast expectations of American and Canadian guests. Nonetheless, all in all, we were pleased with our stay.
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Date of stay: September 2022
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Cameron H wrote a review Jun 2022
Burlington, Vermont3 contributions1 helpful vote
The inn was decorated nicely, but the room was a bit dirtier than expected. It is close to downtown, waterfront and Victoria park for a beautiful sunset. The breakfast we were looking forward to was disappointing. It lacked flavor and interest. A plain grilled cheese with greens and 2 sausages was not expected, nor what fit my interests for a main breakfast. There was a fruit cup, yogurt and mini muffin to go along. Not a 4-course breakfast. The staff was very nice, but would not expect much for the breakfast.
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Scotty wrote a review Apr 2022
Pembrokeshire, United Kingdom3 contributions2 helpful votes
Went for lunch with my Mother and Father, we had been quite excited about going there for lunch as we'd heard good reviews, however, after waiting over an hour to get our food, my lasagne was the driest that I've ever had, there was no juice in it whatsoever, it had been cooked that much it was burnt in areas too, it was the worst lasagne ever. My Mum's curry was so thin it resembled soup and her naan bread was like a rock it was that hard. My Dad had a lovely piece of fish and he was happy, but will I be returning no that's a definite.
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Date of stay: April 2022
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ShawnAnnelize wrote a review Oct 2021
Brockville, Canada324 contributions16 helpful votes
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Amazing host, beautiful period home with gorgeous old furnishings. Jason upgraded our room to one of the suites, was really great. The breakfast that is included in the price of room stay was amazing, the guesthouse is conveniently close to the downtown area and restaurants. We will be back
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Date of stay: October 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Frequently Asked Questions about Shipwright Inn
Which popular attractions are close to Shipwright Inn?
Nearby attractions include Confederation Centre of the Arts (0.3 km), St. Dunstan's Basilica (0.3 km), and Anne & Gilbert, The Musical (0.4 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Shipwright Inn?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and free parking.
Which room amenities are available at Shipwright Inn?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Shipwright Inn?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Shipwright Inn?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Shipwright Inn?
Conveniently located restaurants include Truckin' Roll Ice Cream, Claddagh Oyster House, and Leonhard's Cafe & Restaurant.
Is Shipwright Inn located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.2 km away from the centre of Charlottetown.
Are there any historical sites close to Shipwright Inn?
Many travellers enjoy visiting St. Dunstan's Basilica (0.3 km), Beaconsfield Historic House (0.4 km), and Port-la-Joye - Fort Amherst (4.5 km).