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51 Fitzroy St, Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island C1A 1R4 Canada
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#4 of 47 B&Bs / Inns 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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Free parking
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Free breakfast
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OnwardTraveller wrote a review Oct. 2022
Southampton, United Kingdom1028 contributions527 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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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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DavidGBakewell wrote a review Oct. 2022
Bakewell106 contributions70 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 Massachusetts598 contributions272 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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Room Tip: The Quarterdeck is one of two ground floor rooms and it has two entries.
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Cameron H wrote a review Jun. 2022
Burlington, Vermont3 contributions
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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Kevin M wrote a review Sep. 2020
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Booked a one night stay for September 14th on August 10th through the inn’s web site and received my confirmation. Arrived at the inn at 3:50pm to check in and found no one there and one car parked in the back corner of the lot. The grounds were overgrown and unkept and all exterior doors to the building were locked. Two doors identified with a sign as 1 @ 2 both had the same sign which provided instructions for new arrivals. Instructions directed you to press the call button on the call box and or use the phone hanging on the wall and press “0” for assistance. Both these were fine several times over several minutes with no response. Also listed was a local phone number to call in case of an emergency. That number was out if service. I call the local number listed on the inn’s web site and received a voice mail message in a females voice. It wasn’t possible to leave a message as the mail box would not accept messages. I then called the toll free number listed on the Inn’s web site. The call wouldn’t go through and all I could hear was static. I knocked on all the doors several times with receiving no answer. I then emailed the inn explaining that I was there to check in and asked for someone to respond ASAP to provide assistance. 16 hours later, I have yet to receive a reply. I was fortunate to find other accommodations for the night. Be very cautious about booking online and expecting to stay here even though you have received confirmation. If it was possible, I would have rated it as a “0”. I would never recommend the Shipwright to anyone.
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Date of stay: September 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Davey-D-99 wrote a review Oct. 2019
Hamilton, Canada60 contributions2 helpful votes
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A wonderful stay. Far exceeded our expectations. From the friendliness to the cleanliness. Wonderful staff. We stayed in the Officers Wardroom and loved it. Close to harbour. Perfect for walking to any number of restaurants and shops. Jason even packed us a breakfast to go because we had to leave early on our last day!
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Date of stay: October 2019Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from ShipwrightPEI, Owner at Shipwright Inn
Responded Oct. 23, 2019
Hi Davey, Many thanks for your staying, you are so sweet and kind! Hope to see you again. Jason
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Ed Z wrote a review Aug. 2019
Stevensville, Maryland, United States559 contributions59 helpful votes
We stay in a lot of B&Bs and small inns. This one had some of the largest rooms we have experienced with large baths also. The location is very convenient also. The only negative would be the breakfasts which were quirky to say the least. One morning it was called a breakfast bowl.. Lots of fruit and a poached egg served over quinoa. we like quinoa in soups etc but this was a little weird.
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Date of stay: August 2019
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Response from ShipwrightPEI, Owner at Shipwright Inn
Responded Aug. 23, 2019
Hi Ed, your opinion is very important to us, we will think about it. Many thanks for your staying! Jason
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Dan_and_Lisa_1988 wrote a review Aug. 2019
Stow, Ohio28 contributions5 helpful votes
We stayed at the Shipwright Inn for the first half of our PEI trip, and it was such a good choice. Our room was clean and comfortable. We loved having a fridge and coffeemaker in the room. The food, service, and our entire experience were wonderful. Jason and his staff have created a restful, beautiful place from which to enjoy Charlottetown and the surrounding area.
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Date of stay: July 2019
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Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Rooms upstairs would be quieter than those on the main floor simply because it's a lovely,...
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Response from ShipwrightPEI, Owner at Shipwright Inn
Responded Aug. 2, 2019
Hi there, you are so sweet and kind, many thanks for your staying. Hope to see you again. Jason
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US$144 - US$221 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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CanadaPrince Edward IslandCharlottetown
NUMBER OF ROOMS
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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, Leonhard's Cafe & Restaurant, and Claddagh Oyster House.
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).