Murray Premises Hotel

St Johns, Newfoundland and Labrador

The hotel

Built in 1846, the Murray Premises Hotel is part of the oldest collection of mercantile buildings related to the fishing industry. This property oozes history and charm, and is within a National Historic Site on the St John’s waterfront, just steps from Water Street, famed for its unique shops. After days of exploring the fascinating city, head to your room and relax in the air-massage tub, and with most rooms with harbour views, and every room being a unique layout and size, you’ll want to make the most of this amiable hotel. As if that wasn’t enough, you also get complimentary breakfast thrown in in the H.M.S Calypso Room.

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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Sep 17, 2019 GAYE R Grand Falls Windsor, Canada

Beautiful rustic charm. Our room was on the 2nd floor and had a lovely 2 person jacuzzi tub to relax in. Large bathroom and huge shower. Very comfortable King size bed. Coffee maker, electric Fireplace and TV. Loved the high beamed ceilings and old brickwork. Definitely a treasure! Great location on St. John's waterfront. Walking distance to so… Read more
Beautiful rustic charm. Our room was on the 2nd floor and had a lovely 2 person jacuzzi tub to relax in. Large bathroom and huge shower. Very comfortable King size bed. Coffee maker, electric Fireplace and TV. Loved the high beamed ceilings and old brickwork. Definitely a treasure! Great location on St. John's waterfront. Walking distance to so many restaurants and clubs. We really enjoyed our stay! Read less
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Sep 9, 2019 kavylue Bloomfield, Canada

Visited September 5 - 9, 2019 For our 29th wedding anniversay. Chose the Murray Premises Hotel for their location and history. Many thanks to Chris at the Front Desk for his efficiency and excellent service. He booked us a tour and made dinner reservations with a smile and good cheer! To David and Os - who started each day of our visit with… Read more
Visited September 5 - 9, 2019 For our 29th wedding anniversay. Chose the Murray Premises Hotel for their location and history. Many thanks to Chris at the Front Desk for his efficiency and excellent service. He booked us a tour and made dinner reservations with a smile and good cheer! To David and Os - who started each day of our visit with smiles, warmth and so much information on where to go and what to see - you both made our stay at the MPH a true joy. It is individuals like yourselves that embody the NFLD saying that "there are no strangers, just friends we haven't met yet". A special shout out to David who took care of a small problem we encountered on day 2 - as one of the many "hats he wears"...you handled this with grace and professionalism. Centrally located this is a great place to stay and walk to all things in downtown St. John's. It is not a "fancy" hotel, but it has its own historic charm and the staff are warm and welcoming. Read less
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Sep 8, 2019 J0Anne Palmerston, Ontario

This is one of those Hotels that you don't want to tell anyone about for fear that it's all booked when you want to go. I always stay here when I'm in St. Johns. I particularly love the location - right on the harbour and right at George Street - and the staff is so friendly and helpful. A real Diamond!
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Sep 3, 2019 Nrock Westchester, NY

I stayed here for one night with my sons. The property is within easy walking distance to the main commercial strip of St John's making it easy to get to restaurants and stores. Of course, given the size of St. John's if you are in town everything is walking distance. I found the interior dated and quirky in a not entirely positive way. The… Read more
I stayed here for one night with my sons. The property is within easy walking distance to the main commercial strip of St John's making it easy to get to restaurants and stores. Of course, given the size of St. John's if you are in town everything is walking distance. I found the interior dated and quirky in a not entirely positive way. The decor felt straight out of 1990 and the odd room shapes made it hard to fit beds and furniture in the room. The staff was nice, the beer garden was nice but I would, and did, choose a different hotel when we were back at the end of our trip. Read less
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Sep 2, 2019 MrWilly1357 Carrying Place, Canada

This hotel has kept its 19th century charm with exposed beams and wood. Our room was on the 4th floor and it couldn't have been better. Comfy bed, large washroom, fridge and excellent wifi. Our view was good too. The included breakfast was top notch. The dining room reminded us of being on a ship. A special shout out to Adam for the personalized… Read more
This hotel has kept its 19th century charm with exposed beams and wood. Our room was on the 4th floor and it couldn't have been better. Comfy bed, large washroom, fridge and excellent wifi. Our view was good too. The included breakfast was top notch. The dining room reminded us of being on a ship. A special shout out to Adam for the personalized care and great info for food, entertainment and hair cut. The location is perfect for walking to everything. Read less