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Gower Guest House

3.5-starThis property has received its official star rating from Canada Select.
180 Gower Street, St. John's (and vicinity), NL, A1C 1P9, Canada

City-center guesthouse within easy reach of Memorial University of Newfoundland
  • Free continental breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking
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Restrictions related to your trip

COVID-19 alert: Travel requirements are changing rapidly, including need for pre-travel COVID-19 testing and quarantine on arrival.  Check restrictions for your trip.

  • I had a good stay , quiet and comfy bed , the ceiling fan was really dusty and needs…Apr. 17, 2021
  • Place was cute, location was perfect. Had everything I needed and staff was helpful.Apr. 28, 2020

Gower Guest House

from A$74
  • Loft, 1 Queen Bed, City View (Top Floor - 2 flights of stairs)
  • Comfort Room, 1 Queen Bed

What’s around Gower Guest House


  • In Downtown St. John's
  • Memorial University of Newfoundland - 26 min walk
  • Avalon Peninsula - 1 min walk
  • Anglican Cathedral of St. John the Baptist - 1 min walk
  • Anglican Church of Canada - 1 min walk
  • Masonic Temple - 2 min walk
  • St. John's Courthouse - 3 min walk
  • Leyton Gallery of Fine Art - 4 min walk

Getting around

  • St. John's Intl. Airport (YYT) - 13 min drive

At a glance

Key facts


  • 5 rooms
  • Arranged over 3 floors


  • Check-in time 3 PM-10 PM
  • Check-out time is 10:30 AM
  • Express check-in/out

Restrictions related to your trip

  • COVID-19 alert: Travel requirements are changing rapidly, including need for pre-travel COVID-19 testing and quarantine on arrival.
The front desk is open daily from 7:30 AM - 10:30 AM. If you are planning to arrive after 10 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation. Guests will receive an email with check-in instructions prior to arrival. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation. Guests will receive instructions for key retrieval after booking.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card 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



  • Free onsite self parking

  • Onsite parking includes off-street options

Payment types at the property

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
  • No alcohol served onsite
*See small print for additional details or extra charges

At the property

Food and drink
  • Free continental breakfast daily
  • Microwave in a common area
  • Refrigerator in a common area
Things to do
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Mountain biking nearby
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Number of buildings/towers - 1
  • Year Built – 1895
Languages Spoken
  • English
  • French

In the room

Home comforts
  • Air conditioning
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)
Sleep well
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding available
  • Premium bedding
  • Memory foam mattress
Things to enjoy
  • Individually decorated
Freshen up
  • Private bathroom
  • Shower only
  • Hair dryer
Be entertained
  • 25-inch flat-screen TV
  • Cable TV channels
Stay connected
  • Free WiFi
  • Free local calls

Gower Guest House’s small print

Also known as

  • Gower House Downtown B&B St. John's
  • Gower Guest House Guesthouse
  • Gower Guest House Guesthouse
  • Gower Guest House St. John's
  • Gower Guest House Guesthouse St. John's
  • Gower House Downtown B&B
  • Gower House Downtown St. John's
  • Gower House Downtown
  • Gower Guest House Guesthouse St. John's
  • Gower Guest House Guesthouse
  • Gower Guest House St. John's
  • Gower House Downtown B B
  • Gower Guest House Guesthouse St. John's


State tax ID - 898459284

Requests for dietary restrictions or food allergies cannot be accommodated at this property.

In accordance with national/local laws, air conditioning may be restricted to certain hours from 15 September to 15 May.

This property does not have elevators.

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; guests are provided with hand sanitizer; cashless payment methods are available for all transactions; masks are required in public areas.

Contactless check-out is available.

Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted.

Optional extras

Early check-in can be arranged for an extra charge of CAD 20 (subject to availability)

Late check-out can be arranged for an extra charge of CAD 20 (subject to availability)

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 Gower Guest House

  • Does Gower Guest House offer free cancellation for a full refund?
    Yes, Gower Guest House 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.
  • What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Gower Guest House?
    This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitizer, social distancing measures are in place, and gives staff personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
  • Is parking offered on site at Gower Guest House?
    Yes, there's free self parking.
  • Are pets allowed at Gower Guest House?
    Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
  • What are the check-in and check-out times at Gower Guest House?
    You can check in from 3 PM - 10 PM. There's a charge of CAD 20 for early check-in (subject to availability). Check-out time is 10:30 AM. Late check-out is available for a charge of CAD 20 (subject to availability). Express check-in and check-out and contactless check-out are available.
  • Are there restaurants at or near Gower Guest House?
    Yes. Nearby restaurants include India Gate (3-min walk), Saltwater (3-min walk), and Chinched (4-min walk).
  • What is there to do at Gower Guest House and nearby?
    Have fun with nearby activities like boat tours, hiking, and mountain biking.

Recent reviews

Fabulous 8.8 From 49 reviews

Very good 8.0
It is clean, so quiet and wonderful view. Parking could be a problem if you have a big car
Pop, ca1 night business trip
Exceptional 10.0
All you need for a simple stay
Everything you need, quiet, comfortable, close to downtown. There is no front desk but you have some recommends in the room provided in a book about the property. When the hosts are around in the morning for breakfast they are knowledgable and helpful.
Ali, ca1 night family trip
Exceptional 10.0
Proprietor is most welcoming! always feel like I’m home!!! Beautiful historic building, very clean, extremely comfortable, super convenient; very close to downtown.
us8 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
Home ! Warmth and heartfelt welcome! Each time is more wonderful! Thank you,Todd!
us1 night family trip
Fair 4.0
My stay there was ok the room in my view was way to small. It was very diffucult to move around the room as a whole. I spent all of my time in the room as it is winter Not a good experience
Zach, ca2 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
Nice clean, quiet rooms with close proximity to downtown
Raul, ca1 night romance trip
Exceptional 10.0
Quiet, nice clean room. Easy check in. Parking available.
ca1 night family trip
Exceptional 10.0
Loved the location, cozziness and cleaness of the room.Very quiet. Lots of windows and bright.Comfortale bed. Friendly staff. Easy and worry free check-in. Well explained and no confusion. Would rent a room at the Gower Guest House again. Enjoyed my stay. Thanks!
Sylvain, ca2 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
Loved this place! For the price you have everything you could need :) Walking distance to town and the bars on George st, clean, quiet and helpful 24 hour number for staff.. Our first night we came back at 11:30 pm and we'd forgotten the number for the keypad to get in- we called and they helped not minding at all how late it was! Also, to stay in the loft.. if you can walk without issues upstairs- dont be lazy and book the loft! Yes, it's 3 flights up, but they're not long flights and honestly we had the absolute best view and on our own floor. The doors are thin so we loved having the extra privacy and you see over the top of the jelly bean houses to the water and signal hill in the distance. The shower is in an alcove (no door) and the sink/toilet is separate with a door. Me and my husband didn't mind at all and it was nice to have the sink/toilet separate so we weren't on top of each other getting ready but if you want/need privacy getting our of the shower this wouldn't work. The toilet room is very small but we're not large people so we didn't mind. Downsides were there wasn't body wash or conditioner- only shampoo.. We used the oatmeal facial bars for body wash since we brought our own face wash and they were a good fix! Also we used the iron and the ironing board doesn't have a pad on it so unfortunately, it left little X's on my husband's dress shirt so I'd recommend putting a towel down to iron. Overall, we will definitely stay here again if in the area!
Nathalie, us3 night romance trip
Very good 8.0
Gower House
Easy to get to and very helpful staff.
Maurice, ca3 night trip

Gower Guest House