St John's Accommodation: Choosing a Hotel or Motel

By Name
Holiday Inn near C A Pippy Park

Several of the major hotel chains have properties in the St John's marketplace. If you are familiar with and happy with a chain, or just want its frequent flyer miles, then you will like their hotel in St John's.

Some chains focus on business travellers, in the upper-middle price range. In St John's you'll find: Fairmont's Hotel Newfoundland, Delta, Holiday Inn and several other chains. Some chains target families and budget conscious business travellers. These chains are: Best Western, City Hotels (Hotel St John's), and Quality Hotel

St John's has several fine hotels and motels that do not belong to a chain, like the Chateau Park in Mount Pearl.

By Features
Delta Hotel near Mile One Stadium

A traveller may need to rely on a specific features in a hotel. It may be a hotel-wide capability like airport shuttle or business centre, it may be an in-room feature like Internet access or a whirlpool bath (and vary from room to room), it may relate to fitness to stay in shape on the road or to entertain the children, or you may require special suites. We have tried to catalogue them all in the FoundLocally database.

The range of features will vary from hotel to hotel, and sometimes from room to room. If there is a feature that is critical to your stay (ie wheelchair access or coach parking) request it in the Hotel Search screen, to display only to those establishments. Be sure to request this feature when making your room reservation.

Some commonly sought features are:

Price Range

There is accommodation in St John's to suit any budget. You can stay at the local Hostel for only dollars a day, or you can stay in hotel suites that are good enough for visiting prime ministers.

Pricing is seasonal. Summer is high season in the St John's area being vacation and travel season. St John's hotels are popular with both Canadians sightseeing across the country, and also for rural residents making it a "shopping weekend" in the big city. Area hotels are also more expensive over holidays and long weekends. Fall (September to December) and spring (April to June) are definitely the less expensive times to visit. Each hotel's dates for high, low, and shoulder seasons differ a bit so watch your timing or your hotel.

Our pricing guidelines (exclusive of taxes) are as follows:


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The desired location of the hotel depends on the purpose of your visit. We have grouped the hotels by "Area" to assist you with selecting appropriate accommodation. The Area is in most cases, the city in which a hotel is located. Inside the City of St John's, we also list the part of town.

If you are in St John's on business or for catching some of the downtown heritage, business or shopping, you would want a hotel in the Downtown core. Several hotels are within walking distance (or a $4 to $8 cab ride) of downtown shopping, the university, the many restaurants and the nightlife.

If you are travelling around Newfoundland along the Transportation-Canada Highway (#1), or wish to tour Newfoundland's scenic countryside, there are many fine small inns in towns around the province. Because of the city's size, all establishments are close to the highway.

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