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.

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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.
 
$125.00 + HST
 
48 hours’ notice required Sat-Sun, 24 hours’ notice Mon-Fri


 

Taste of Romance

 
A bottle of Prosecco, two bedside flower bouquets, Spud Island potato chips, chocolate truffles from Anne Chocolates, and Brookside chocolate fruits.
 
$75.00 + HST
 
48 hours’ notice required Sat-Sun, 24 hours’ notice Mon-Fri

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Individual Items

 
Individual Rose $18.00+ HST
One Dozen Roses $100.00+ HST
Rose Petal Turndown Service $35.00 + HST
Chocolate Dipped Strawberries $25.00 + HST
Artisan Cheese Plate $45.00 + HST
 
Please email our concierge Ian Cheverie at icheverie@thegreatgeorge.com for more information or to book your special package.


 

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 at The Great George

 
Stay and sip in style at The Great George Hotel this winter. Experience wine tasting events by the fireplace in our cozy lobby. Light snacks will be provided along with three samples of wine. Our Guest Experience Manager and Les Clefs d’Or Concierge, Ian Cheverie, will be available to make your evening even more memorable! Sponsored by Discover Charlottetown.
 
This event will take place on two dates in February 2022, with the option to book for February 18th or 26th.
 
• One night accommodation
• Dates: February 18th (Friday) or 26th (Saturday)
• A 2-hour reception hosted by Sommelier Lesley Quinn and PEI’s only Les Clefs d’Or Concierge, Ian Cheverie
• 3 red wine samples by the fire
• Light snacks
• Continental breakfast
• Late checkout of 12pm
 
Package rates start at $179 + taxes
*The event is subject to the registration of a minimum of ten participants per date.
 
Call to Book 1-800-361-1118


 

Richard WOOD & Friends Concert Package

 
Friday, March 4, 2022
 
For more than three (3) decades, 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. Richard is honoured to welcome Nolan Compton, Jolee Patkai, Rémi Arsenault, Jon Matthews & Brad Fremlin; plus, dancers Jordan Chowen & Samantha MacKay.
 
Package Includes:
 
• One night stay in our Classic Queen room
• Guest reception 5-6pm in the Great George lobby
• Two tickets to Richard WOOD & Friends (7:30pm, Florence Simmons Performance Hall)
• $75 MHG dining card
• Complimentary breakfast
• Parking
• Internet
 
$249 + 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.
 
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
• Weeknight guest reception from 5-6pm
• Breakfast
 
Package starts at $219 per night + taxes.
Valid for stays from May 6-8, 2022
Call to book: 1-800-361-1118

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