Murray Premises Hotel

St Johns, Newfoundland and Labrador

The hotel

Built in 1846 and full to the brim with history and charm, the Murray Premises Hotel is part of the oldest collection of mercantile buildings related to the fishing industry. Within a National Historic Site on the waterfront, you’re just steps from Water Street, known for its unique shops. After days of exploring this fascinating city, retreat to your room and make the most of some me time in your air-massage tub. And as if that doesn’t sound appealing enough, you’ll can enjoy a complimentary breakfast in the morning.

Amenities

  • Free Parking
  • Internet Access
  • Close to City Centre
  • Restaurant

Where is it

In downtown St John's, steps from Water Street, famed for it's boutique shopping plus bars and restaurants. Transfer time from St John's airport: 20 minutes.

Hotel information

All rooms have a different layout and features, and most are harbourfront. All rooms with air-conditioning, clock radio, coffee maker, full fridge, iron and board, hair dryer, air massage tub and/or spa shower, electric fireplace, 43" TV, mini-fridge, telephone, bathrobes and complimentary bottled water (replenished daily). Guest Rooms have 1 king-size bed, sleeping maximum 2 adults.

The Gypsy Tea Room (European and Mediterranean cuisine). Complimentary self-parking. Complimentary WiFi.

*Denotes local charge.

Rating summary

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Traveller rating

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Image of the Tripadvisor rating Lovely older property with lots of character

Oct 11, 2020 Lynne S Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada

We enjoyed a comfortable stay at this hotel. We were pleased with the location, the bed was comfortable and the property was very clean. It’s a tad outdated in its decor and could use an inexpensive face lift by just changing up the shower curtain and coverlet on the end of the bed with something neutral. It would also brighten up the room . We… Read more
We enjoyed a comfortable stay at this hotel. We were pleased with the location, the bed was comfortable and the property was very clean. It’s a tad outdated in its decor and could use an inexpensive face lift by just changing up the shower curtain and coverlet on the end of the bed with something neutral. It would also brighten up the room . We loved that it had Alexa in the room to help access the news, weather and local information. Loved the towel heater! Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Spacious and Quiet

Oct 2, 2020 victoriajayne16 Paradise, Canada

We booked the Murray Premesis for 2 nights in their executive King suite. The room was spacious, rustic, and comfortable, with a jacuzzi, electric fireplace, mini fridge, TV, and huge bathroom. We had never stayed at the Murray Premises before, but came highly recommended to us and I'm glad we booked. The building itself is full of character, and… Read more
We booked the Murray Premesis for 2 nights in their executive King suite. The room was spacious, rustic, and comfortable, with a jacuzzi, electric fireplace, mini fridge, TV, and huge bathroom. We had never stayed at the Murray Premises before, but came highly recommended to us and I'm glad we booked. The building itself is full of character, and it's in a great downtown location. The elevator is a bit old, so if that makes you nervous I would recommend taking the stairs (we did). Our room was on the second floor overlooking the parking lot and harbour. During our two night stay, I dont think we heard another guest once. The room was very quiet and peaceful. My one minor complaint is that a free continental breakfast was supposed to be provided, and while they did inform us on arrival that they were unable to supply their usual buffet, I was still disappointed with the substitute. An assortment of muffins and fruit were laid out for guests in the lobby, but they weren't exactly the best quality. I completely understand the need for adjustments due to the pandemic, so this is really only a nitpick. Overall, we really enjoyed our stay! Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating A Gem Boutique Hotel in Downtown St John's, Newfoundland

Sep 4, 2020 Cantbeattravel

We stayed for 5 nights and were assigned a most unique and spacious room with beautiful woodwork and a nice jacuzzi. The hotel took extra measures to sanitize the rooms and common areas during the pandemic. Our room was sealed on the door and even the TV remote control was placed inside a sealed plastic bag with our arrival date written on it. … Read more
We stayed for 5 nights and were assigned a most unique and spacious room with beautiful woodwork and a nice jacuzzi. The hotel took extra measures to sanitize the rooms and common areas during the pandemic. Our room was sealed on the door and even the TV remote control was placed inside a sealed plastic bag with our arrival date written on it. A clean and comfortable room. Despite the pandemic, there was an assortment of breakfast food items available. All processed food was individually wrapped for safety reasons and there were brown bags to carry items to the rooms. Murray Premises is located next to Water street and in easy walking distance to many downtown shops and restaurants/pubs. We really appreciated the hotel's free parking. Special thanks to Steve, Adam and Allie who graciously assisted us while we were there. They were most helpful. Murray Premises will definitely be our hotel of choice every time we visit St John's in the future. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Excellent rustic and quiet

Sep 3, 2020 Hugh_Jorgan_1966 Vancouver, Canada

I stayed at the Murray Premises for a 3 week period in March of 2018. I know a little late to review but I don't expect much has changed since and I feel its helpful in this time of uncertainly to help by way of a review at least. The staff were very accommodating and extended me a conference room for some meetings at no cost. The location is… Read more
I stayed at the Murray Premises for a 3 week period in March of 2018. I know a little late to review but I don't expect much has changed since and I feel its helpful in this time of uncertainly to help by way of a review at least. The staff were very accommodating and extended me a conference room for some meetings at no cost. The location is right downtown and the gypsy tea room is attached directly to the hotel. Very convenient in the chilly St Johns winter weather. Thoroughly enjoyed my stay and will return. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Executive suites are amazing

Aug 22, 2020 Woodworthify

My wife and I got an executive suite for our 10th anniversary. The rooms were very clean and smelt nice. A little seal on the door when cleaned, and another on the toilet. Fantastic service! The desk staff was very cheery, and provided wine glasses and silverware when requested. The old wooden beams are a big feature of the room. Just gorgeous.… Read more
My wife and I got an executive suite for our 10th anniversary. The rooms were very clean and smelt nice. A little seal on the door when cleaned, and another on the toilet. Fantastic service! The desk staff was very cheery, and provided wine glasses and silverware when requested. The old wooden beams are a big feature of the room. Just gorgeous. The jacuzzi is really nice, and has a high volume faucet so fills very quickly, I'd guess a 1" pipe. Two robes were hung on the closet. Electric fireplace doesn't make heat so the AC isn't fighting with it. There's a modest tv with Rogers cable above the fireplace that slides out on a dolley thing for easier viewing. The bathroom is amazing too. The stand up shower is massive, and has two wall shower heads. I'd say that they're about 3 and 4 feet up the wall. There's a towel warmer as well on a timer that blows warm air down your towels. Turn that on before you get a shower, and having a warm towel when you get out is so nice. Because of the covid pandemic, the normal breakfast room is closed and there's a smaller room with a selection of individual wrapped pastries, cereal bars, yogurts, fruits and juices. The proximity to the downtown St. John's scene is un beatable. There's a courtyard restaurant called EVOO that opens on to water st. And with the summer pedestrian mall, it's a great place to wander up and down the street, dropping your bags back to the hotel as needed. Read less