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

  • Excellent (444)
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Image of the Tripadvisor rating Can't say I was blown away.

Aug 2, 2020 W7572JJianp Conception Bay South, Canada

We stayed here in 2003. And last night we stayed there in 2003 again. The hotel has not changed and was good then. Major disappointment that the jacuzzi tub did not work. Kind of the reason you get a room with a jacuzzi. Waste of the extra $$. And the sink didn't drain. Pros - very clean, totally Covid friendly. Just showing its age.
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Wonderful stay!

Jul 9, 2020 susan b

Perfect downtown location and spotlessly clean rooms with windows that open for fresh air. Book directly with the hotel for their summer special which includes a $50 gift card to two restaurants adjacent to the hotel courtyard. Staff were tremendously kind and accommodating. I changed another booking to stay at this boutique hotel an extra two… Read more
Perfect downtown location and spotlessly clean rooms with windows that open for fresh air. Book directly with the hotel for their summer special which includes a $50 gift card to two restaurants adjacent to the hotel courtyard. Staff were tremendously kind and accommodating. I changed another booking to stay at this boutique hotel an extra two nights. Some rooms overlook the hotel courtyard which has music until 11 pm but other rooms are quieter so put a request in for what you'd like. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Great hotel!

May 23, 2020 BabsinTX Jonestown, Texas

We loved this place. It has a great location and excellent front desk staff. We had room 304, which is a "suite" on the third floor overlooking the patio off Water Street. Basically, it's attic space, so the ceilings slant down towards the outside wall and there's a lot of unusable space. Next time we'll ask for a second floor room. The… Read more
We loved this place. It has a great location and excellent front desk staff. We had room 304, which is a "suite" on the third floor overlooking the patio off Water Street. Basically, it's attic space, so the ceilings slant down towards the outside wall and there's a lot of unusable space. Next time we'll ask for a second floor room. The breakfast room is pretty crowded and served an elevated continental breakfast: bagels, croissants, toast, yogurt, fresh fruit, cereals and hard boiled eggs. The hotel has a laundromat in a separate building on Water Street; ask the front desk for the key. We really liked the location. There are bars and restaurants all around, and you can exit from the front or rear of the hotel depending on where you're going. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Maybe a bit too "rustic" for some.

May 17, 2020 imacpher West Vancouver, Canada

Average inn in a good central location. Comfortable enough for me but a bit too rustic (creaky and old)for my wife and also for friends who were in another room. Staff was friendly and helpful but I had an issue with the bill which was unresolved at the hotel. I sent an e-mail and a formal diplomatic letter to the manager who did not respond … Read more
Average inn in a good central location. Comfortable enough for me but a bit too rustic (creaky and old)for my wife and also for friends who were in another room. Staff was friendly and helpful but I had an issue with the bill which was unresolved at the hotel. I sent an e-mail and a formal diplomatic letter to the manager who did not respond . Followed this up but no reply again. Too bad that the usual great Newfoundland hospitality was absent here! If you find the hotel interesting, do not book directly with them - shop different sites like Hotels.com or you might end up paying way too much. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Yee old faithful

Mar 12, 2020 BobcatNS Windsor, Canada

I have stayed here a few times. What’s most attractive about this hotel is the price and the location. You can get a decent price under 150 and it’s walking distance from everything downtown. There dozens of eclectic bars, cafes, pubs, and restaurants to please all appetites. There is some Main Street shopping there as well. Lots hidden gems.… Read more
I have stayed here a few times. What’s most attractive about this hotel is the price and the location. You can get a decent price under 150 and it’s walking distance from everything downtown. There dozens of eclectic bars, cafes, pubs, and restaurants to please all appetites. There is some Main Street shopping there as well. Lots hidden gems. George street is a 2 min walk. You are right across the street from the water front so you take in harbour front walk or a stroll down Water street. They have free continental breakfast included. There is parking available but not sure if it free. It is classified as a boutique hotel which means there are lots of business inside the hotel including ev-oo restaurant. See reviews. The hotel could be called rustic and antique. It is quite dated b it Th he made attempts to upgrade the rooms with whirlpool tubs, electric fireplace and towel warmers. They also come with Alexa in the rooms as well. Internet seems decent. Staff are friendly and reliable. Don’t bring your bathing suit or workout gear as there is no pool or fitness area but options are available located close to the hotel. The view from the fourth floor is pretty awesome but it’s like that floor was an after thought as the rickety old elevator only goes to third floor and you have to climb the steps to fourth floor. Not that I couldn’t use the exercise but it meant if wanted to go downstairs I had leave a few minutes early to meet up with people and at the end of the day it’s a long trek to get to your room. They have a convenient little food and beverage area when you first walk in where you can get some snacks and beverages. The room itself was really nice. Updated bathroom and very comfy bed. Squeaky floor boards so being quiet is a task late at night but nothing crazy. The hotel was empty for 2 of the 3 days I was there. Will definitely stay again for lots of the positive reasons. Read less