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Signal Hill, St. John's

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Historic Walking Area
Take a steep hike up to Signal Hill, a hilltop affording incredible views over the bay and offering an insight into the rich history of the military communications it once provided. During different times of year, the lookout provides views of whales and icebergs, which can also be enjoyed while walking the trails around the site. Examine the onsite museum detailing the work that went on here during the great Seven Years’ War. Hiking to the top isn’t essential, as you can drive, but if you choose to walk, wear sturdy footwear and consider bringing a picnic if the weather’s good; there are no refreshments available at the top. To visit Signal Hill on your trip to St. John's, use our St. John's trip itinerary builder.
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  • I was scheduled for another tour and couldn't stay too long, but I will definitely go back this week as this is a great place to sit and paint, to read, to meditate. The views are fabulous and the hik...  more »
  • Very nice views of the harbour and St. John's. It is pretty high up. Go everywhere you see wooden steps to get the best views.  more »
  • wow what a place the view was great parking is excellent and you overlook the harbor and queens battery etc. big newfoundland dog was visiting also his name was Chef. a must see  more »
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  • Great rooms, clean and modern. Comfortable place to spend your down time. Their minor challenge is sometimes parking. I have stayed here repeatedly over the last few years and only once did I have inconvenient parking. I just have to set my alarm to get me up in time for their breakfast. The one time I managed to make it out of bed before 930 am I really enjoyed it. :-)
  • A well-preserved historical site of great significance to Canada and the world.
  • Room is good size and clean. Window AC is noisy. You'd better going out for breakfast.
  • The room I had was small, but there was a nice common area. Good access to the main Street shops and signal hill.
  • This place is nice enough - newer furniture and renovations. But it is side-by-side condos awkwardly renovated into hotel rooms that are essentially bedrooms in separate self-contained units. One room on the main floor, two on the top floor, with a shared kitchen/dining/living room space in between. This is a very uncomfortably setting unless you know the people in the other rooms, which was not the case for me. I ended up spending all my time in my room, which does not have the space like a regular hotel room (again, think condo bedroom). The daytime staff was great, but the evening person was unable to help me with any of my requests, particularly pertaining to restaurants and food delivery. Information in the room said a list of options were available, but this was missing from my room, and the staff had no idea if one ever existed. This is important, since you are stuck in a residential area with no dining options, save for a small local grocery store that closes early. Although downtown is within walking distance (albeit not a pleasant walk if the weather is bad), this is not the ideal setup for someone looking for a regular hotel room and experience. This was not a great scenario since there is no restaurant on site. This works better if you and family members or a large group of friends are visiting, have a car and can take over an entire unit. The kitchen has a large fridge, stove, microwave, dishwasher, so you can save on dining out. While it was OK, I would probably not return.