Hillhurst Inn, Prince Edward Island
|181 Fitzroy Street, Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, CANADA.|
Description: Hillhurst InnDesignated as a heritage property, Hillhurst is located in the heart of Charlottetown - two blocks from theatres, city centre shopping, historic Great George Street and Province House National Historic Site. Charles Longworth built Hillhurst in 1897 as a monument to his success and wealth. As with many of his social class, after many successful years in shipbuilding and shipping (as well as some alleged rum running) it was time to build a home which would compliment his stature in the community.
Hillhurst's architecture is known as Georgian Revival or Colonial Revival. This colonial Revival style was an architectural movement that began in America as far back as the Centenary of the American Revolution in 1876 when a wave of nostalgia seemed appropriate after a century of separation from Great Britain. Colonial Revival homes were symmetrically laid out around the central foyer. These houses typically made use of wooden paneling to create a warm but at the same time majestic reception hall. Life of the upper class at this period allowed for certain advantages. The Longworth's five domestic staff catered to their every need. The domestic staff lived in relative luxury on the third floor which is even lavish by today's standards.
In the mid 1950s, Hillhurst became the residence of a prominent lawyer and mayor of Charlottetown. Hillhurst was purchased by the University of Prince Edward Island in 1970 and served as the official residence for three successive presidents until 1995. It was purchased by the present owners, Scott Stewart and Jayne Toombs, and through an extensive renovation over a three year period, Hillhurst has been returned to its former glory.
This Victorian mansion has nine spacious guest suites with period furnishings and a collection of Island art. Much of the furniture in this mansion is original to Hillhurst and was collected through painstaking effort by the present owners.
Type of rooms: Hillhurst InnHillhurst has nine unique and spacious guest rooms. All rooms have period furnishing, Island art, king, queen and double beds and private baths - some rooms have jacuzzi baths.
Additional information: Hillhurst Inn
Fax, courier and printing services available. In-room data ports to access your office. There is also a large guest sitting room where you can spend the evenings relaxing.
Number of rooms: 9
Official category: 4½ Stars by Canada Select, 3 Diamonds by CAA.
Period of closure: Open all year.
Languages spoken: French, English.Smoking policy: Non-smoking property.
Credit cards accepted: American Express, Discover, Mastercard, Visa.
GPS Coordinates: 46° 14' 20.28'' N 63° 7' 34.09'' W
Nearest airport: Charlottestown - 10 km.