We were there around late Oct, early Nov for a few nights. We checked prices on line at hotel discount websites and found a better price by calling the hotel directly. The hotel's web site would not allow me to book a room. Staff were not sure why.
Upon arrival we noticed another room rate special listed on the menu. We asked for it and got it.
The carpet leading to our room was stained and there was an off odour lingering in the air. Other rooms had an exterior motel-type entrance which is convenient but the paint was peeling from many of those doors.
The beds in our room was very comfortable and provided a great sleep. Room had a microwave and bar fridge. We also got free breakfasts with the room rate special we discovered.
The hotel's pub carpeting and seating felt like they needed a good steam cleaning because of stains and an icky feeling you get when sitting down. The paint and varnish is worn on many surfaces.
Staff were friendly. Service was prompt. Food was good.
Some staff on front desk and in the pub wore jeans that looked untidy as if they had been worn all week.
Hotel is conveniently located. There's a gas station with convenience store nearby. Bank across the street. Pizza take-out not far.
Overall a good stay but the hotel needs to upgrade and to get out the steam cleaner. Some staff need to put on clean, pressed clothes before coming to work.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- We’ve been expecting you! The Guv'nor Inn celebrates rich English tradition with our Old-world inspired property in St. John's, NL. Stay with us and experience our distinctive character and our award-winning presentation. We proudly offer 37 guest rooms with a considerate array of abundant amenities - Wi Fi, Refrigerators, Microwaves, Iron/Ironing Boards, Hair Dryers, Personal Coffee, 32" flat screen TVs, Drive-Up accommodations, A/C, duvets, Luxury Suite with fireplace & Jacuzzi and on-site Guv'nor Pub and Eatery. Our Guv’nor Pub & Eatery provides an ideal setting for all occasions and a marvelous feast for every palate. Find your preferred pint on tap, enthusiastic service and a delightful English ambiance. The Guv'nor is known for its local fare such as moose burgers and cod tongues. Looking to put some ‘wow factor’ behind your next business or social gathering? Make your next booking at the Guv’nor Function Rooms. The stately ambiance of The Study and Drawing Room provides the perfect balance of comfort and etiquette. The Guv'nor is centrally situated near Memorial University of Newfoundland, the Health Science Centre, Arts and Culture Center, the Confederation Building and historic downtown St. John’s (a short $10 taxi fare). ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Guv`Nor Inn And Pub
- Guv`Nor Inn & Pub Hotel St. John`s