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About Charlottetown

Charlottetown is a great sized city - it’s remote, so it’s got everything you might need from a city, but the population is quite small so it’s got all the charm of a small town and not a whiff of pollution or overcrowding. In fact the whole place is charming, as if it’s all a wonderfully preserved museum to itself.You’ll find some of the best places to stay in Charlottetown in the historically beautiful centre of town, but you’ll also find a smattering of the best places to stay in Charlottetown further afield where it’s rural and green.

Despite its size, Charlottetown is quickly gaining the reputation for being a foodie capital as well as the capital of Prince Edward Island. Seafood plays a major role, but there’s plenty of wonderful local produce to inspire the numerous chefs - and Charlottetown seems to have more than its fair share of great chefs.

The harbour is pretty, as is Victoria Park which is just behind it. There’s a gorgeous historic lighthouse at Point Prim, which is the oldest on the island and open to visitors.

There’s also a nice looking marina with numerous bars and restaurants, and there’s plenty to do in Charlottetown’s historic-looking heart too. See Government House with its Doric columns, St. Dunstan’s neo-Gothic Basilica and Beaconsfield Historic House.

The best places to stay in Charlottetown can be fairly busy during the peak summer months, so get organised and book early.

  • The Hillhurst Inn is a luxurious, nine room B&B in a great downtown location. The rooms are large with antique furnishings, and breakfast is taken in a wood panelled dining room. There’s also a library.
  • The Great George is also a B&B in historic downtown Charlottetown, but this is a larger property, with 54 spacious, elegant rooms, plus a lounge. The breakfasts are continental and you’re surrounded by lush gardens.

Still not sure which is the best place to stay in Charlottetown for you?

Best Hotels in Charlottetown

  • Hillhurst Inn Charlottetown (Prince Edward Island) 9 rooms from AU$203

    Downtown location makes this luxurious B&B the perfect spot for local adventures. Large rooms are classic in style with antique furnishings, in keeping with the rest of the house. Breakfast in the wood panelled dining room, before a day of relaxing in the library or seeing the sights.

    Sights nearby  -  Victoria Park has been guarding the city since 1805 with its canons and fortifications.
    Great walks  -  Along the beaches or through historical Charlottetown.
    Full of character
    Views  -  Great views from hotel
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  • The Great George Charlottetown (Prince Edward Island) 54 rooms from AU$210

    Residential B&B prime downtown location for island exploring. Comfort is paramount, with spacious rooms and lounging area. Continental breakfast is served daily, and the kick start you need for your day of business or leisure. A great find in the historical district of town.

    Romantic Break  -  The style and elegance of this island B&B make it a lovers paradise- with plush rooms and lush gardens.
    Foodies  -  Indulge at the nearby Sims Corner Steakhouse & Oyster Bar for a customised taster menu.
    Sights nearby  -  You must not miss out on Historical Province House, just down the road.
    Great walks  -  Waterfront offers many city walks and shops to browse.
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