Murray Premises Hotel
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Murray Premises Hotel

5 Beck's Cove, St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador A1C 6H1 Canada
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4.5
#5 of 23 hotels in St. John's
4.9 of 5 bubbles
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4.6 of 5 bubbles
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4.2 of 5 bubbles
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Wood beams. Rock walls. Exposed brick. The Murray Premises Hotel is so much more than you’d expect, with the convenience of being in the heart of downtown St. John's. Located in a National Historic Site, each room is unique with regards to layout, size, and configuration. Along with the original beamed ceilings, columns and timber-slanted roofs, all rooms feature custom-made maple furniture and each bed is adorned with a beautiful, thick warm duvet and high-quality linens. All guest rooms have amenities such as fireplaces, jetted air-massage tubs and towel warmers. Retreat to romance in an Executive King Guest Room, boasting two-person air massage tubs, full-body spa showers, upgraded stone fireplaces and heated floors. Choose the Murray Premises Hotel for your getaway today!
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Business Centre with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
24-hour front desk
Parking
Wifi
Bar / lounge
Restaurant
Wine / champagne
Vending machine
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Photo copier / fax In business centre
ATM on site
First aid kit
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Room features
Air conditioning
Desk
Fireplace
Housekeeping
Coffee / tea maker
Refrigerator
Cable / satellite TV
Bath / shower
Telephone
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Iron
Private bathrooms
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Flatscreen TV
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
Room types
Bridal suite
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
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HOTEL CLASS
Star ratings are intended to indicate the general level of features, amenities, and services to expect. This property is classified according to Giata.
3.5 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Historic Hotel
Charming
Languages Spoken
English, French, Chinese

Location

5 Beck's Cove, St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador A1C 6H1 Canada
840Reviews4Q+A100Room tips

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Winnie wrote a review Sept 2020
5.0 of 5 bubbles
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.
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Date of stay: September 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Room Tip: Request top floor and harbour view. This helps with weekend street noise during the outdoor season.
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Response from Allie Bourden, Sales at Murray Premises Hotel
Responded 17 Feb 2021
Hi there, thank you for your review! We appreciate your details on what made your stay more comfortable, especially when travelling during Covid-19. I hope that we will be able to host you folks again! Thanks again, and stay healthy and safe.
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BobcatNS wrote a review Mar 2020
Windsor, Canada
4.0 of 5 bubbles
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.
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Date of stay: March 2020Trip type: Travelled on business
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Response from Allie Bourden, Sales at Murray Premises Hotel
Responded 16 Feb 2021
Hello! Thank you so much for writing a review about your stay at our property. I am so happy to hear that you did enjoy your stay, and that you hope to stay with us again in the future! I think your review was a great reflection of a stay here at the Murray Premises - lots of surrounding businesses to walk to, old world charm with modern amenities. We definitely understand that the 4th floor can be tricky without an elevator. Due to the historic nature of the building (we are 175 years old this year!), the ceilings on the fourth floor cannot accommodate elevator access. But no problem, if stairs are an issue we have lots of other rooms that have elevator access. and that are just as beautiful and cozy. Feel free to request elevator access and we will do our best to accommodate. Thanks again for your kind words, I hope you are staying safe and healthy.
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BabsinTX wrote a review May 2020
Jonestown, Texas
5.0 of 5 bubbles
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.
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Date of stay: September 2019
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Response from Allie Bourden, Sales at Murray Premises Hotel
Responded 18 Feb 2021
Hi there, thank you for your review of your stay! I am glad to hear that you enjoyed your experience. 304 is a Traditional King room, and does have a dormer ceiling on one side of the room. You can absolutely request another style of room and we will do our best to accommodate! I hope that we will be able to host you in the future and you can try another one of our beautiful rooms. Thanks again, and I hope you're staying safe and healthy.
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Woodworthify wrote a review Aug 2020
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
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.
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Date of stay: August 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Allie Bourden, Sales at Murray Premises Hotel
Responded 17 Feb 2021
Hi there Thank you so much for your detailed review. I am pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay, even with some services modified due to Covid-19. I hope we can host you again in the future! Stay safe and healthy. Thank you.
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Adam W wrote a review Jul 2021
1.0 of 5 bubbles
What a horrible experience. Iclve stayed here 4 times, myself and two of my co workers. The first time, me and a co worker went down to get our skip the dishes order, while going back up my other co worker went down to get an extra towel. Within minutes a lady came up and told us at 8:30 in the morning that we had to leave because there was 3 of us?? I was not informed there wasn't aloud to be 3 of us. We were there all night, no problems the man doing night shift was very nice and polite. We just woke up to get food and were kicked out? The second and third time there was also 3 of us, no issues. The man over night was still very nice. The third time I stayed for 2 nights, saturday-monday. We were not loud, we were not problematic what so ever, at 1 o'clock in the morning on night two we were told that there can't be 3 people after 11 and one of us had to leave, I asked her to give me 10 minutes she said no and kept the door open?? Complete intrusion of my privacy!! This is the same lady as the first time, very rude. No where in the paper I signed did it mention this and why wait until the middle of the second night to do this? Horrible service!! Not to mention the stains on the bed when I arrived and the beer stoppers I found, I don't even drink beer. The room was not cleaned very well at all, I paid $500 for these two nights and wasn't loud, never caused any problems I don't know why I was told one person had to leave in the middle of the second night.
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Date of stay: July 2021Trip type: Travelled on business
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rawnyd wrote a review Aug 2021
London, Canada
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Very historic and unique hotel situated right in downtown St John's.  Our room was huge and the decor was almost like being in a ski lodge, with a fireplace and wood beams on the ceiling.  We had a very comfortable king size bed and the bathroom was amazing!! A jetted tub with a huge shower, we were a little surprised that the wall was glass and totally visible from our bed!  The toilet was private, thankfully, and we loved the heated floors.  Free wifi was fast and breakfast was good considering all the covid precautions.  Our only issue was with parking, we had a terrible time finding how to get into the parking lot with the summer street fest going on and arriving on Saturday afternoon, when we finally did find it there was no parking spots available.  They did give us a pass for the parking garage down the road but it could only be used once and when we did use it, the pass didn't work.  We were able to find a spot the next day on site. If not for that I would have given them an excellent review
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Date of stay: August 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: There is limited parking on site, best to arrive between 11am and 2pm to get a spot
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Hugh_Jorgan_1966 wrote a review Sept 2020
Vancouver, Canada
4.0 of 5 bubbles
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.
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Date of stay: October 2019
3.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled on business
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Response from Allie Bourden, Sales at Murray Premises Hotel
Responded 17 Feb 2021
Hello Hugh - thanks for your review! We certainly appreciate you letting us know about your stay, even if it from 2018. Thank you so much for the kind words. I am pleased to know we were able to help you out by providing meeting space for your use. I truly hope we will be able to host you again in the future. Stay safe and healthy! Thank you.
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bear0127 wrote a review Jul 2021
Mount Pearl, Canada
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Staff were very friendly and had us checked in in no time. The room was clean and spacious with lots of character as you would expect in this historic building. The bed in our standard king room was comfortable. Towel warmers were a nice feature as was the full size jetted bathtub. The only suggestion that I would have is that the tvs could use an upgrade. The TV in the room was small at 32 inches, low set for viewing on the dresser, and had just cable channels available. It would be a great asset to upgrade to a larger, wall mounted, smart TV. We have stayed in other nearby hotels that have had smart tvs that you could cast from your device to watch various streaming services if you subscribe. This would be my only hesitation in booking this hotel in future. The weather in St. John's can be unpredictable so having an option to watch a movie cozied up in this lovely room with the electric fireplace going, would be ideal. Otherwise a great stay.
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Date of stay: July 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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13Sharon wrote a review Aug 2020
Bonne Bay, Canada
4.0 of 5 bubbles
My first (but not last) visit there. Great location. Fantastic staff. The room was wonderful. The room did look out over The Gypsy Tea Room beach bar and the music played until 11:00 two nights, but after walking all day I slept through it. Even if I was awake, the music was good so wouldn't have bothered me.
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Date of stay: August 2020
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Response from Allie Bourden, Sales at Murray Premises Hotel
Responded 17 Feb 2021
Hey Sharon, thank you for your review! We appreciate your kind words about our boutique property. Summer in downtown has so muc, and our location really lets guest explore all downtown has to offer. Consider us your urban basecamp! Our friends at the Gypsy Tea Room (Murray's Beach and Murray's Landing) had amazing food and entertainment in their outdoor areas, but we understand that it can be heard in some of the rooms overlooking those areas. I am pleased to hear that although you could hear their music, that it did not impact your rest. If we get the opportunity to host you again, let us know if you would prefer a room away (although those outdoor spaces are seasonal) and we would be happy to accommodate. Thanks again, and I hope you are staying safe and healthy!
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susan b wrote a review Jul 2020
5.0 of 5 bubbles
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.
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Date of stay: July 2020Trip type: Travelled solo
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Response from Allie Bourden, Sales at Murray Premises Hotel
Responded 17 Feb 2021
Hi Susan - thank you for your review! I'm pleased to hear you enjoyed your stay so much that you extended. Our restaurant gift card promotion was a big hit, and it is always a bonus when the restaurants are located on-site. Thanks again for your kind words, I hope that we get to host you again in the future.
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susiecreamcheese44 asked a question Jun 2018
Poughkeepsie, New York114 contributions47 helpful votes
What is your cancellation policy?
robertabH3479SZ asked a question May 2017
1 contribution1 helpful vote
Do you provide airport transportation?
Answer from Tony M
Ajax, Canada124 contributions50 helpful votes
Unfortunately, we had a ride from a co worker that was in town.
Nicole S asked a question Sept 2016
can you accomodate infants
Answer from DaNLTravellers
Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada109 contributions71 helpful votes
Would think so but would check with hotel
Answer from Localmo
Honolulu, Hawaii152 contributions99 helpful votes
We went the first 2 weeks in October; Great! Cool with beautiful Fall colours. Don't know if St John's experiences the misquito and Black Fly issues of Minnesota. If so, would recommend, 2nd week of September (still warm) thru first 2 weeks in October. We love St John's and plan to return!
Jimthebuilder1234 wrote a tip Sept 2023
Garson, Canada11 contributions14 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
"Don’t take a room on the top floor of the north wing as the windows are very small and are very high. You can’t see out!"
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847harrietg wrote a tip Jul 2023
Elkins Park, United States36 contributions11 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Ask for the top floor if at all possible."
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LCP wrote a tip Jun 2023
62 contributions19 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
"Be prepared to find other places to eat and book ahead."
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Cy J wrote a tip Jun 2023
Toronto, Canada10 contributions2 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Ask about different types of rooms. If you need a shower, instead of step in bath, ask first. They are helpful with guests. "
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007terry wrote a tip Apr 2023
Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada7 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"Parking, take the one way street, Becks Cove, off Water Street and turn into the parking lot just before Harbour Drive."
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PRICE RANGE
€173 - €219 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
murray premises st johns, hotel murray premises
LOCATION
CanadaNewfoundland and LabradorNewfoundlandSt. John'sDowntown
NUMBER OF ROOMS
69
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Frequently Asked Questions about Murray Premises Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to Murray Premises Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Christian's Bar (0.1 km), George Street (0.2 km), and Anglican Cathedral of St. John the Baptist (0.4 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Murray Premises Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Murray Premises Hotel?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Murray Premises Hotel?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Murray Premises Hotel?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Murray Premises Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include The Gypsy Tea Room, Piatto St John's Downtown, and Rocket Bakery and Fresh Food.
Is Murray Premises Hotel located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.3 km away from the centre of St. John's.
Are any cleaning services offered at Murray Premises Hotel?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does Murray Premises Hotel offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business centre, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Murray Premises Hotel?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, French, and Chinese.
Are there any historical sites close to Murray Premises Hotel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Signal Hill (2.2 km), Quidi Vidi Battery (3.4 km), and National War Memorial (0.8 km).
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