HISTORY

The Great George is an upscale, award-winning hotel in Prince Edward Island’s capital of Charlottetown. With 54 richly decorated suites among 17 carefully restored heritage buildings, this is a property like no other.

The property was built in 1846 by James H. Down. A few years later, a merchant named Henry Haszard bought the building and named it The London House. There, he sold many basic necessities of the era: parasols, corsets, boas, tea caddies, nails, and even groceries.

In 1857, Mr. Haszard remodeled the property into a fashionable hotel which he called The Pavilion. At the height of its popularity, the Pavilion Hotel had the distinction of hosting some of the delegates from the 1864 Charlottetown Conference on Union, where Prince Edward Island became the Birthplace of Confederation.

More than 120 years later, in 1990, Mike Cassidy and current owner Kevin Murphy purchased the property, then known as The Regent Hotel and began restoring it to its original glory with the goal of making it the most unique hotel in Prince Edward Island. Re-envisioning this entire section of downtown Charlottetown, the pair purchased all adjacent buildings turning almost an entire city block into one grand hotel. Their carefully planned restoration project certainly was not without its challenges.

The age and conditions of many of the buildings required that painstaking efforts had to be taken to maintain the original exteriors. The transformation of these heritage landmarks is nothing short of remarkable. Kevin and Mike’s objective to maintain the historical integrity of these buildings while renovating the property up to modern standards has gone down in history as one of Prince Edward Island’s largest private heritage development projects ever to be completed.

Renovations were completed in 1996, and The Inns on Great George, as we were formally known, was officially opened. Four years later, Kevin’s brother Michael Murphy and his partner Paul Smith joined the team, and became the official innkeepers of the prestigious four-and-a-half star hotel in Charlottetown. In July of 2009, Michael and Paul sold their shares in The Great George to Kevin and Kathy Murphy.

Since then, hoteliers, restaurateurs, and heritage tourism developers, Kevin and Kathy have been proudly serving and hosting visitors from around the world. General Manager, Ricardo Salvini, leads a dedicated staff, ensuring that every guest who walks through the doors has an unforgettable experience at The Great George Hotel.

Have a look at our elegantly appointed suites and peruse our one-of-a-kind Charlottetown vacation packages. If you have any questions before you book, simply give us a call – any time, day or night. We look forward to hosting you at the most unique hotel in Prince Edward Island.


 

Ultimate Romance

 
A bottle of Prosecco, chocolate dipped strawberries, rose petal turndown service, two bedside flower bouquets, Spud Island potato chips, chocolate truffles from Anne Chocolates, and Brookside chocolate fruits.
 
$140.00 + HST
 
48 hours’ notice required.


 

Taste of Romance

 
A bottle of Prosecco, two bedside flower bouquets, Spud Island potato chips, chocolate truffles from Anne Chocolates, and Brookside chocolate fruits.
 
$85.00 + HST
 
48 hours’ notice required.

The Great George
 

Individual Items

 
Individual Rose $18.00+ HST
One Dozen Roses $120.00+ HST
Rose Petal Turndown Service $35.00 + HST
Chocolate Dipped Strawberries $40.00 + HST
Artisan Cheese Plate $55.00 + HST
 
Please email Guest Services at guestexperience@thegreatgeorge.com for more information or to book your special package.
 
48 hours’ notice required.


 

Stay & Savour

 
In partnership with Canada’s Food Island, this program rewards your stay with gift cards redeemable at various restaurant and food tourism operators across the island.
 
2 night stay, $50 gift card – $349* + tax
3 night stay, $100 gift card – $449* + tax
4 night stay, $150 gift card – $549* + tax
 
For more information on the Canada’s Food Island Gift Card program and to view the merchant directory, visit peigiftcard.ca
 
*Starting rates for Classic Queen room.
 
Call to Book 1-800-361-1118

 

Getaway from the Everyday

 

Let us treat you to our genuine Island hospitality.

 

Includes:
• 1 Night’s Stay
• $75 Murphy Hospitality Group dining gift card
• A bottle of wine or 4-pack of Gahan Beer in your room on arrival
• Parking
• Weeknight guest reception from 5-6pm
• Breakfast

 

Special rates available.
Upgrades are available for an additional cost.

 

Call to book: 1-800-361-1118


 

Wines by the Fireplace, presented by Sims Corner

 
The Festival of Wines returns to PEI this April. Celebrate with us!
 
Book a one-night* stay April 7 or April 21 and enjoy:
 
• A 2-hour wine tasting hosted by Sommelier Marie-Pier Fecteau in our cozy lobby
• From 7:30-9:30pm, sample four Wines by the Fireplace – Rosé, Red, White, and Sparkling
• Enjoy Oyster samples and a Charcuterie Board, with Guest Experience Manager Matthew Anderson available to ensure a memorable experience
• Includes complimentary Breakfast, Wi-Fi, and parking
 
Package rates starts at $229 +taxes
*One night stay in a classic room. Upgrades are available for an additional cost.
 
Call to book: 1-800-361-1118


 

Richard WOOD Concert Package

 
Friday, January 26, 2024
 
For more than three decades, Prince Edward Island’s 5x ECMA and multi-Music PEI Award-winning Richard WOOD has blown away sold-out audiences around the globe with his traditional-born, fiery brand of Celtic music.
 
Join WOOD and his talented friends on Friday, January 26, 2024 at The Mack, 128 Great George Street in Charlottetown, for an east coast kitchen party. Doors open at 7pm; Show starts 7:30pm. Featuring Richard WOOD, Rémi Arsenault, and Caroline Bernard. With special guests: Shane Pendergast, Peggy Clinton, Lawrence Maxwell, and Jolee Patkai.
 
After selling out two years in a row, WOOD is again partnering with The Great George to offer a fabulous hotel/dinner/show package.
 
PACKAGE INCLUDES:
 
• One night stay in our Classic Queen Room*
• Guest reception 5-6pm in The Great George lobby
• Two tickets to Richard Wood: East Coast Kitchen Party (7:30pm, January 26, 2024 at The Mack)
• $75 MHG Dining card
• Complimentary breakfast, parking, WiFi
 
$279+tax. Price based on double occupancy.
*Room upgrades available at an additional fee.
 
Call to book: 1-800-361-1118


 

Month of Love Package

 
Available all February long, our Month of Love Package is the perfect couple’s getaway.
 
Includes:
 
• 1 Classic Room night
• $75 Murphy Hospitality Group gift card
• Bottle of wine or 4-pack of Gahan Beer in your room on arrival
• Bedside roses
• Milk chocolate truffles
• Breakfast
• Weeknight guest reception from 5-6pm
• Parking
• Late check out at 12pm
 
Starting at $199 + taxes.
Call to Book 1-800-361-1118


 

Stay 2 Get $100

 
For each consecutive two-night stay, guests will receive a $100 Canada’s Food Island gift card upon check in.
 
Includes:
• Two night’s accommodation
• $100 Canada’s Food Island gift card
• A light breakfast
• Parking & internet
• Weeknight guest reception 5-6pm
• Rates from $378 for two nights
 
Rates from $378 + taxes for two nights.
Valid for stays from May 1 to June 15, 2022, or while gift card quantities last.
Call to Book 1-800-361-1118


 

Mother’s Day Weekend

 
Treat Mom to a night of genuine Island hospitality in historic downtown Charlottetown. Package includes:
 
Includes:
• 1 Night’s Stay
• Late checkout (12pm)
• $75 Murphy Hospitality Group dining gift card
• A bottle of wine or 4-pack of Gahan Beer in your room on arrival
• Parking
• Breakfast
 
Package starts at $249 per night + taxes.
Valid for stays from May 13 & 14, 2023
 
Call to book: 1-800-361-1118

 

Stay & Give

 

Stay with us during the months of November or December and help us give back. We are pleased to offer our Stay & Give rate, starting at $169*, where $10 from every room sold goes to The Upper Room Hospitality Ministry.

 

For more information or to make your reservation, call 902-892-0606 or email us at reservations@thegreatgeorge.com.

 

*Call 1-800-361-1118 for details. Subject to availability.


 

Valentine’s Day Package

 
Celebrate Valentine’s Day at PEI’s most romantic hotel. This package includes:
 
• One night stay in a Classic room
• $75 Murphy Hospitality Group Gift Card
• Wine or Gahan Beer
• Milk chocolate truffles
• Bedside roses
• Breakfast, WIFI and parking
 
Starting at $249* + tax per night
 
*Upgrades are available for an additional cost.
 
Call to book: 1-800-361-1118


 

City & Spa Package

 
Enjoy all the benefits of staying in the heart of Charlottetown, with the bonus of a getaway to Mysa Nordic Spa.
 
Available for Monday-Thursday bookings.
 
INCLUDES
• Two Night Stay at The Great George Hotel
• Weeknight Sip & Social from 5-6pm
• Parking
• Breakfast
• Two spa passes for Mysa Nordic Spa & Resort in St. Peters Bay
• Two robe rentals
 
Package starts at $599* +tax.
 
*2-night stay in a Classic Queen Room. Additional nights and upgrades available for an additional cost.
 
Call to book: 1-800-361-1118


 

Stay & Give

 
Stay with us during the months of November or December and help give back to those in need. We are pleased to offer our Stay & Give rate starting at $179*, where $10 from every room sold goes to The Upper Room Hospitality Ministry.
 
*Subject to availability.
 
Contact us to book: 902-892-0606 or 


 

Sparkling New Year Package

 
Stay two consecutive nights, arriving on December 31 and checking out on January 2, and receive a $100 Murphy Hospitality Group Gift Card to use at one of five MHG restaurants located downtown, moments away from The Great George.
 
Starting at $398
Minimum 2-night stay in a classic room at standard rate.
 
902-892-0606 | 1-800-361-1118
Use code ‘NYE’ to book