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, Megan Hunt, 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.

The Great George
The Great George
The Great George
The Great George

Sims Ultimate Dining Experience

 

Only The Great George can take you to Sims Corner Steakhouse & Oyster Bar for this exclusive, customized culinary experience. Why? Because you should experience the best of the best during your stay on PEI!

 

Sims is already in a class by itself on Prince Edward Island… beautifully appointed, fabulous service, fresh Island oysters, Sims custom cut 45-day-aged beef and a large selection of wines. But only guests of The Great George can enjoy the Ultimate Dining Experience – a true Island culinary event for two to eight guests.

 

We’ll arrange for you to meet the Sims chef as you’re seated and together you embark on a spontaneous five-course chef-inspired, local food driven culinary experience. Each of the five courses is perfectly paired with wine, as recommended by Sims in-house sommelier.

 

The Sims Ultimate Dining Experience Features:
• One night’s accommodation
• Welcome Gift on arrival
• Complimentary beverage of choice in our hotel lobby before dinner
• 5 course spontaneous culinary experience at Sims
• Continental breakfast
• Extended check out
• Additional nights at discounted rate

 

*minimum 1 week prior to booking is preferred

 

Package rate starts at $459 plus applicable taxes – based on 2 people in the traditional room category (upgrades are available for an additional cost)

Dinner On Us

 

What do you do to celebrate? Whether it’s your honeymoon, anniversary, birthday, or just because… Celebrate your event in style and elegance with the Dinner on Us package at The Great George.

 

Our Dinner on Us Package Features:

One night’s accommodation
Bottle of wine on arrival
$100 Dining voucher

 

Rates start at $229 (low season) and $329 (high season) plus applicable taxes – based on 2 people in the classic room category (upgrades are available for an additional cost)

Digital Detox

 

In our hyper-connected world we sometimes need a break from it all, but it’s not easy to get away from our technology. So come stay with us and leave your phone, tablet, and computer in the safety of our front desk and take a break. You will be pampered with our unparalleled guest service, dinner at one any one of our great restaurants, breakfast in bed, and late check-out.

 

Our Digital Detox Package Features:

One night’s accommodation
Signature welcome basket on arrival
Safe-keeping for your devices
Late check-out of 12pm
Breakfast in bed
$100 Dining Voucher

 

Package rates vary depending on room category and start at $279 (low season) and $379 (high season) plus applicable taxes – based on 2 people in the deluxe room category (upgrades are available for an additional cost)

Romance

 

Add a little romance to your stay, by requesting the Ultimate Romance Enhancement – the perfect way to turn your night away into a holiday. This package can be added to any room reservation for $95.00 + HST and includes:

 

• A Bottle of Sparkling Wine
• Chocolate Dipped Strawberries
• Local Island Truffles
• Rose Petal Turndown Service

 

Please note: 24 hour’s notice is required Mon-Fri and 48 hour’s notice is preferred Sat-Sun

Individual Items

 

Individual rose $18.00+ HST
Dozen roses $100.00+ HST
Rose petal turndown service $35.00 + HST
Artisan cheese plate $45.00 + HST
Fresh fruit bouquet $55.00 + HST
Chocolate dipped strawberries $25.00 + HST

 

Please email our concierge Ian Cheverie at concierge@thegreatgeorge.com for more information or to book your special package.

Artisan Boutique

 

A bottle of the Island’s finest red or white wine from Matos Winery, with a selection of locally made sweets along with preserves from the PEI Preserve Company, a piece of locally made pottery or glassware, a miniature Island landscape artwork, and music playing on arrival.

 

$90.00 + HST

 

48 hours’ notice required Sat-Sun, 24 hours’ notice Mon-Fri

Island Welcome

 

A bottle of the Island’s finest red or white wine from Matos Winery, with a selection of locally made sweets along with preserves from the PEI Preserve Company, and music playing on arrival.

 

$70.00 + HST

 

48 hours’ notice required Sat-Sun, 24 hours’ notice Mon-Fri

Special Celebration

 

Your choice of Trapiche Malbec red wine or Trapiche Pinot Grigio white wine, with two miniature bedside  flower bouquets, local Island truffles, and music playing on arrival.

 

$80.00 + HST

 

48 hours’ notice required Sat-Sun, 24 hours’ notice Mon-Fri

Ultimate Romance

 

A bottle of Champagne with chocolate dipped strawberries & local Island truffles, and a rose petal turndown service with music playing on arrival.

 

$95.00 + HST

 

48 hours’ notice required Sat-Sun, 24 hours’ notice Mon-Fri

Perfect Proposal

 

It’s one of the most important moments you will ever plan in your life and you shouldn’t leave anything up to chance.

 

It’s more than just buying a ring and getting down on bended knee; it’s creating a memory that will last forever.

 

Our Wedding and Proposal Concierge will take care of everything. They will make sure every detail – down to the mood of your room – is absolutely perfect.

 

You begin your journey with a complimentary consultation. From there, we will help you create and shape your ‘Perfect Proposal’.

 

Every Perfect Proposal package comes with an added perk. Book any of our Perfect Proposal packages and receive a Great George Gift Certificate for a future night’s stay!

 

Contact our Wedding and Proposal Concierge, Ian at 902-892-0606 ext 169 or email concierge@thegreatgeorge.com to plan your Perfect Proposal at The Great George in Charlottetown.

 

To Have and to Hold Package

Complimentary consultation with Wedding & Proposal Concierge
One night’s accommodations in a Romantic Hideaway Suite w Jacuzzi
Fresh Flowers on arrival
Bottle of Veuve Cliquot Champagne and refreshments upon arrival
Premium Bath Amenities
Signature dining experience at Sims, with a tailored menu and sommelier selected wine pairings
Rose petal turndown service
Overnight valet parking
Breakfast in bed for two with Mimosas
Late check-out 1pm

 

Something Borrowed, Something Blue Package

Complimentary consultation with Wedding & Proposal Concierge
One night’s accommodations in a Romantic Hideaway Suite w Jacuzzi
Bottle of sparkling wine and refreshments upon arrival
Romance flower service
Premium Bath Amenities
$200 Dining Voucher
Rose petal turndown service
Overnight valet parking
Breakfast in bed for two with Mimosas
Late check-out 1pm

 

From This Day Forward Package

Complimentary consultation with Wedding & Proposal Concierge
One night’s accommodations in a King Suite
Bottle of sparkling wine and refreshments upon arrival
Rose petal turndown service
$100 Dining Voucher
Overnight valet parking
Breakfast in bed for two
Late check-out 1pm

Dinner & A Show

 

Experience Jesus Christ Superstar at the Confederation Centre of the Arts this summer! With our hotel being only minutes from the venue, it’s the perfect excuse to enjoy a night of theatre at one of the most well known arts and cultural centres in Canada!

 

• One night’s stay at The Great George
• $100 Murphy Hospitality Group Dining Card
• 2 tickets (tier 1 or 2) to Jesus Christ Superstar at the Confederation Centre of the Arts

 

Rates starts at $349 per couple. Additional nights at discounted rate may apply.

 

Call 1-800-361-1118 to book
Rate Code SHOW

The Great George

Fall Flavours

 

Fall in love with Prince Edward Island’s culinary scene while discovering the Island during our annual Fall Flavours Culinary Festival, the entire month of September!

 

This package includes a PEI inspired welcome basket on the first night of your stay and a $50 dining card for each day of your stay to help you discover Fall Flavours inspired menus and uncover why PEI is now deemed Canada’s Food Island.

 

• One night’s stay at The Great George
• $50 Murphy Hospitality Group Dining Card
• Welcome basket with our favourite Island favours

 

Rates starts at $289 per couple based on a classic room type category. Upgrades are available for an additional cost. Additional nights at discounted rate may apply.

 

To book please click “HERE”, select your dates, guest number and then click “check availability”. There you will find many room types. You must select “Book it” beside the Fall Flavour package on the right hand side of the room description to complete the package booking!