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1 room, 2 adults

The Franklin Hotel

3-star3 stars
193 Water St, St. John's, NL, A1C1B4, Canada, 800-246-8357

Waterfront hotel with restaurant, near Memorial University of Newfoundland
  • Free WiFi
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  • interaction was friendly but no interaction with staff. It's almost self-service boutique…Jul 24, 2019
  • The location was great and the hotel was quiet, however the room was dark, even at night.…Feb 19, 2019

The Franklin Hotel

More Info: 866-539-0031

  • Standard Room, 1 Queen Bed, City View
  • Signature Room, 1 Queen Bed, Patio
  • Signature Room, 1 King Bed, City View

What’s around The Franklin Hotel


  • In Downtown St. John's
  • Memorial University of Newfoundland - 30 min walk
  • Avalon Peninsula - 1 min walk
  • St. John's Courthouse - 1 min walk
  • Leyton Gallery of Fine Art - 1 min walk
  • Atlantic Place - 1 min walk
  • Masonic Temple - 3 min walk
  • Anglican Cathedral of St. John the Baptist - 3 min walk

Getting around

  • St. John's Intl. Airport (YYT) - 17 min drive

At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 10 rooms
  • This hotel is arranged over 2 floors


  • Check-in time 3 PM-2 AM
  • Check-out time is 11 AM
  • Express check-out
There is no front desk at this property. To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property at least 24 hours before arrival using the information on the booking confirmation. If you are planning to arrive after noon please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation. Guests planning to arrive outside of normal check-in hours must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions and an access code. Guests can access their accommodation through a private entrance.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges

  • Government-issued photo ID may be required

  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Travelling with others


  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • No onsite parking

  • Free street parking nearby

Payment types at the property

  • Cash

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Food and drink
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Coffee shop/café
  • Luggage storage
  • Number of buildings/towers - 1
Languages Spoken
  • English

In the room

Home comforts
  • Air conditioning
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Bathrobes
Freshen up
  • Rainfall showerhead
  • Shower only
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer (on request)
Be entertained
  • 42-inch LCD TV
  • Cable TV channels
Stay connected
  • Desk
  • Free WiFi
  • Free local calls
  • Daily housekeeping

The Franklin Hotel’s small print

Also known as

  • Franklin Hotel St. John's
  • The Franklin Hotel Hotel
  • The Franklin Hotel St. John's
  • The Franklin Hotel Hotel St. John's


In accordance with national/local laws, air conditioning may be restricted to certain hours from 01 December to 31 March.

This property does not have elevators.

The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation.

Mandatory fees

You’ll be asked to pay the following charges at check-in or check-out:

  • 4 percent tourism fee will be charged
  • Towels/sheets: CAD 10.00 per accommodation, per stay

Optional extras

Housekeeping is offered for an extra charge of CAD 5 per stay

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.

FAQs for The Franklin Hotel

  • Does The Franklin Hotel offer free cancellation for a full refund?
    Yes, The Franklin Hotel does have fully refundable rooms available to book on our site, which can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
  • Is parking offered on site at The Franklin Hotel?
    No, unfortunately, but there's free parking nearby.
  • Are pets allowed at The Franklin Hotel?
    Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
  • What are the check-in and check-out times at The Franklin Hotel?
    You can check in from 3 PM to 2 AM. Check-out time is 11 AM. Express check-out is available.
  • Are there restaurants at or near The Franklin Hotel?
    Yes, there's an onsite restaurant. Nearby restaurants include Saltwater (3-min walk), Merchant Tavern (4-min walk), and Yellowbelly Brewery (4-min walk).

Recent reviews

Good 7.2 From 91 reviews

Fair 4.0
Paddy’s day stay
Location was great and an easy walk home from a good night out; however, there were cobwebs in the room as well as exposed pipes and poor decoration. In addition we did have a mini fridge that was not plugged in therefore was no help to us when we arrived. The shower looked fantastic and the bathroom was clean with the exception of the grout in the shower tile. There stairs were a long walk up if you had a lot of bags and we never once observed any staff .. our keys were left in the door when we checked in and no one available when we checked out in the event we needed anything.
Kaitlin, us1 night romance trip
Exceptional 10.0
Super convenient little hotel.
Excellent hotel very conveniently located, very good communication prior to arriving and an easy check in. Comfortable bed, spacious bathroom with a great shower and very quiet. Would definitely stay again!
Sarah, ca3 night trip
Good 6.0
It was my last night in St. John’s so I decided to get a hotel for the night. The hotel is nice and a great location. However I was disappointed in the condition of the room. The night stands were sticking with what I assume was spilled drink, one wall was pretty stained, bathroom was very untidy also. I did book this room pretty last minute and maybe that’s why. But overall I expected a room in much better condition. The whole room just seemed like it was extremely rushed in the cleaning process.
Ian, ca1 night trip
Poor 2.0
Don’t stay here!
We did not get the room we reserved. Waited almost an hour for the manager to “sort things out” only to be told if we were not happy we could stay somewhere else.
ca1 night romance trip
Exceptional 10.0
We had a great stay Room very clean and bed really comfortable We will stay again
Darlene, ca1 night romance trip
Exceptional 10.0
Bed was super comfy. Very private small and I loved it
Damon, ca1 night trip with friends
Exceptional 10.0
Great deal
Was a great value...nothing fancy but clean, warm, comfortable, and quiet considering you're on Water st in St Johns...right in the downtown core...close to everything...will definitely stay there again
Dave, ca4 night romance trip
Exceptional 10.0
Clean, Quiet, Location
Downtown St. John's for $9X / night. Great room for a few nights. Fantastic location, clean, comfortable. Modern conveniences with some character of an older building. Nice. No check in counter, person texts you the door code for building, key on door. Never saw an employee.
ca2 night business trip
Very Good 8.0
Barbara, ca2 night romance trip
Good 6.0
Promising, but needs work
So, this place has a lot of promise—we had a comfortable, attractive room in an excellent location—but there were a couple of pretty serious issues. First: mice! And not just once—we saw it/them on two occasions, running through our room! I understand that this is an old building in a port town, and sometimes mice happen, BUT over a three night stay our trash was never emptied, and there was no mini fridge. These are both things that are going to contribute significantly to problems with vermin. The hotel must do more to counteract and keep up with this issue (every little speck of lint on the sheets had to be checked to make sure it wasn't mouse poop). Otherwise the room was clean, and beds comfortable. The hallways smelled like cigarette smoke—this is something else that could be effectively ameliorated with a bit of care. The staff we interacted with were all very helpful and gracious, but not always easy to find (there is no real "front desk"—you have to call, and sometimes you get a confused kitchen worker). If you don't have a front desk or someone on hand, make sure a room has a backup roll of toilet paper!
Sarah, ca3 night romance trip

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