Situated on George Street, being just a block away from the iconic Province House, this boutique property shares a similarly illustrious past. First built in 1846, this wooden, colonial-esque building has played host to many notable characters and after several incarnations and over a hundred years later, has been re-conceived as The Great George. Years of careful renovation have transformed this charismatic property and with the addition of 15 heritage buildings have created a grandiose space imbued with an innate sense of history.
Nestled in the heart of Charlottetown, the capital of scenic Prince Edward Island and affectionately referred to as the “Birthplace of the Confederation” (in light of the 1864 Charlottetown Conference), there is no denying the iconic location of The Great George as one that is steeped in history and a property well worthy of its grandiose title. With the boutique hotel acting as your base, you can discover the plethora of must-see sights that are literally a stone’s throw away from your door, including Province House, host of the Conference, and Charlottetown waterfront and picturesque boardwalk. Should the scent of salty air inspire your seaside fantasies, miles of sandy stretches are easily accessible being just a short drive from The Great George.
21st century meets old-fashioned architecture in this stylish space. Deluxe rooms come complete with sumptuous beds and freestanding claw-foot baths, where clean, contemporary lines effortlessly mix with antique furnishings and old-world fabrics that work to retain the historical feel of The Great George without a mothball in sight.
Why we like it
Not just a comfortable place to rest your head, a stay at The Great George will leave you feeling that little bit more educated, wise to the historical goings-on of Charlottetown and its surrounds. Get lost in the history of the area before experiencing a plethora of other experiences on offer in this unique city.