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.

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Rating summary

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Traveller rating

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Jul 18, 2019 NFLDJuly2019

Our stay was for 2 nights. Walking distance to restaurants, museums etc., and the harbour across the street.The room was large and comfortable. The continental breakfast was very good....with a selection of berries, breads, cereals and hard boiled eggs, we looked forward to chatting with Os each morning. The lobby had tea, coffee and hot chocolate… Read more
Our stay was for 2 nights. Walking distance to restaurants, museums etc., and the harbour across the street.The room was large and comfortable. The continental breakfast was very good....with a selection of berries, breads, cereals and hard boiled eggs, we looked forward to chatting with Os each morning. The lobby had tea, coffee and hot chocolate available 24/7, also fruit and nutrigrain bars, great for grabbing on the run. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating They went over and above to accomodate us!

Jul 16, 2019 travelingeast_8 South Bend, Indiana

We booked 4 nights in July here quite awhile ago and when we arrived, were very impressed with this hotel. Breakfast every morning (shout out to Os, it was fun to catch up with him each morning) and the room very well cleaned every day! The soaking tubs are perfect after a long day of hiking. What made them stand out though was, we had a… Read more
We booked 4 nights in July here quite awhile ago and when we arrived, were very impressed with this hotel. Breakfast every morning (shout out to Os, it was fun to catch up with him each morning) and the room very well cleaned every day! The soaking tubs are perfect after a long day of hiking. What made them stand out though was, we had a surprise 2 day long flight cancellation, asked about staying an additional 2 nights and they told us they were booked solid but would try to work something out, even find us a different hotel in the area. We trusted and went on with our extra first day. Within hours we were notified that not only could we stay at the hotel, but in the same room at the original rate!! We could hardly believe it! Not sure how they worked that out but a huge thank you goes out to all that helped us! It really took the worry out of the extra 2 days :) Really a first rate team here! Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Very convenient

Jul 11, 2019 CCPNewYorkCity New York City

This hotel is conveniently located to most attractions, nightlife and restaurants. There is private parking. The staff is very helpful and friendly. The room is large extremely clean and nicely decorated. There was a fireplace , a chair for relaxing and a big screen TV. WiFi was good. The bathroom was large with a huge shower, consistently hot… Read more
This hotel is conveniently located to most attractions, nightlife and restaurants. There is private parking. The staff is very helpful and friendly. The room is large extremely clean and nicely decorated. There was a fireplace , a chair for relaxing and a big screen TV. WiFi was good. The bathroom was large with a huge shower, consistently hot water, heated tile floors and a towel warmer. It would be a 5 star review eexcept that we had a first floor room at the end of the hall (Room 122). First the windows were frosted so that you couldn’t tell what the weather was like. Second of all this room is between the rooms housing mechanical equipment and the elevator bank. All night there were unusual noises that would wake me up. Also if someone is walking around above you, the floor/ ceiling creaks very loudly. At one point my husband jumped out of bed because he thought someone was walking in our room. I would book this hotel again but I would request a room on an upper floor. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Well situated. Nice staff.

Jul 10, 2019 ghle London, United Kingdom

Stayed a few days on an island tour. The hotel is very well situated and we could walk just about anywhere in downtown St Johns. Nice staff The decor and furnishing in the common parts needs a refurb as dark and old fashioned. Our room was very dark with two small windows. Too dark to do much reading, as other have commented Liked the exposed… Read more
Stayed a few days on an island tour. The hotel is very well situated and we could walk just about anywhere in downtown St Johns. Nice staff The decor and furnishing in the common parts needs a refurb as dark and old fashioned. Our room was very dark with two small windows. Too dark to do much reading, as other have commented Liked the exposed beams and wooden ceiling but could hear the people upstairs, and their music sometimes. Comfy bed and great bath deep tub with jets but bathroom old and worn. And I personally dislike over the tub showers with curtains as they stick to you Unlike other comments, we didn’t get on with breakfast very well. Held in a small room with noisy TV and very busy. Standard selection of bread and cereals and hard boiled eggs. Very stale almost inedible croissants. Cheese and everything else packaged up and another personal hate, the tiny plastic tubs of cheap jams and jellies. Nothing outstanding at all and I think much of the fruit was originally frozen. We opted to go to Rockets just up the road for breakfast after the first day. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Great location

Jul 6, 2019 Peggy C New Braunfels, Texas

Our room was very large with lots of storage. King size bed. The continental breakfast is very good. The staff very helpful. There is bottled water and snacks available all day.there is an excellent restaurant on site. And the hotel is close to other restaurants. Unfortunately, while there Water Street was under construction and a mess.