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Old 03-22-2014, 06:55 PM   #1
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Somewhere to stay in St. John's NL

Gonna be in St. John's NL in June. Wondering if anybody has suggestions on places to stay. Obviously a safe place to park the bikes is the most important and would like to be within walking distance of the downtown night life. Thanks!
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Old 03-23-2014, 02:03 AM   #2
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Any of the large hotels (read expensive) have parking but the Delta has underground and/or a courtyard.
Not that it matters because nobody will see your bike in June because of the fog.
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Old 03-23-2014, 06:13 AM   #3
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If you decide on the Delta tell them you are a government employee. You'll get a reduced rate. Last time I stayed there it was 99$ as I worked for Revenue Canada LOL. Don't know If they give the same rate for IRS employees but worth a shot.
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Old 03-25-2014, 06:00 AM   #4
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Hotels are pricey compared to what your used to in the U.S. But our dollar is going in the crapper so the conversion may ease the sting. If you want to be close to the downtown scene then Hotels and B & B's are the main options.

Also we are forecasted to have the worst pack ice conditions in 20 years. That can have major effect on the temperatures possibly into even June so bring a sweater.

Don't let that dissuade you though you are in for a great trip.
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Old 03-25-2014, 06:13 AM   #5
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Hotels are pricey compared to what your used to in the U.S. But our dollar is going in the crapper so the conversion may ease the sting. If you want to be close to the downtown scene then Hotels and B & B's are the main options.

Also we are forecasted to have the worst pack ice conditions in 20 years. That can have major effect on the temperatures possibly into even June so bring a sweater.

Don't let that dissuade you though you are in for a great trip.
What he said, but you're likely to see icebergs..
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Old 03-25-2014, 06:58 AM   #6
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I know of one guy who stayed at the university in St John's with his bike found it safe, cheap and got to meet some university girls.

That can't be that bad... eh?i
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Old 03-25-2014, 12:13 PM   #7
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For that matter, if I am around, your more than welcome to store your bikes in my garage and you can party hearty and not worry about the bikes. I'm only 20 minutes from downtown. There are more than me willing to do the same if I am not available.
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Old 03-26-2014, 04:21 AM   #8
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I know of one guy who stayed at the university in St John's with his bike found it safe, cheap and got to meet some university girls.

That can't be that bad... eh?i
Bicyclist stayed at the summer hostel at Memorial University here.
You will find that Newfoundland is a fairly bike safe environment. Not that there are not assholes but I leave my machine anywhere year round and have not had a problem.
UKBri was here last year and it took him a month to stop cable locking the front wheel everywhere we went.
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Old 03-28-2014, 10:25 PM   #9
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UKBri was here last year and it took him a month to stop cable locking the front wheel everywhere we went.
Only because I have a best kind exotic vehicle from foreign lands
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Old 03-29-2014, 11:30 AM   #10
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Safe parking on the Rock consists of not parking the damn thing on the walk, blocking access to the bar.

Really, they are the nicest folks around, and the most hospitable. Normally I wouldn't, but this is one place I'd look for a B&B to stay at first. You will not regret doing it. For everywhere I've been, Newfoundlanders are the nicest, most down to earth people I've ever had the privilege of knowing.

Enjoy your trip.
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Old 03-29-2014, 04:18 PM   #11
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I stayed here a few days:

http://www.captainsquarters.ca/

It was easy walking/staggering distance from George Street.
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