Yeats House, or the John Yeats Residence as it is referred to in Canada’s Registry of Historic Places, is the third in the Chipman Hill trio of properties.  These buildings were at the boundary of the area destroyed by the Great Fire of 1877.  The hard work that was put into saving them from the flames broke the fire and helped prevent its spread to Union Street.

This home was built in 1860 for Deborah Brinley Hazen, a relative of Elizabeth Chipman (for whose husband the street was named).  It was built in the Classic Revival style as were 1 and 5 Chipman Hill. Deborah was a spinster, and she died of “congestion of the lungs” in 1873; her funeral was from her home.  Her death caused a multitude of legal problems for her estate, as after she died her brother took her to court! He argued that Deborah was of not of “sound and disposing mind and memory”.  When the Judge asked why he thought this, the reply was that after she built her house in 1860,  she began taking in poor women who needed shelter and food.  The Judge found on behalf of the estate; the decision was appealed but the Appeal Court upheld the original verdict.

The property was eventually left to St. James Church, who operated it as had Deborah.  Eventually, and for most of its history, the building was the home of the International Order of the King’s Daughters and Sons.  Their use of the building? A home for women new to Saint John who needed shelter and food.

Located downhill a few steps and a flower garden away from 5 Chipman Hill, 9 is a bit smaller than its sisters, with three floors instead of four, and nine suites instead of eleven.  That means just a two-stairway climb to its lovely penthouse!  Like 5 Chipman Hill, Yeats has a variety of one-bedroom and open concept executive units with full kitchens and full, en-suite bathrooms (featuring jetted tubs), along with one small room with double bed, a fully equipped kitchenette, and 3-piece bathroom. It is unique in its offerings in that it also features three budget oriented suites each with double bed and full kitchen, whereas our double-bedded units are most commonly equipped with kitchenettes.  These units are located at the basement level, where guests will also find the complimentary laundry facilities, complete with free detergent.

The Chipman Hill/Union Street properties are just a parking lot away from the Canada Games Aquatic Centre, where you can gain easy access to the indoor pedway system that links much of the Uptown, including the Saint John City Market, the shops of Brunswick Square and Market Square, the Saint John Free Public Library, the New Brunswick Museum, and even Harbour Station! Neighbours include the Saint John City Police, the Saint John Law Courts, the Saint John Arts Centre, and Vito’s Restaurant.  The buildings are just one block down Union Street from Loyalist House.

For information on parking at 9 Chipman Hill, please contact our friendly Innkeepers.

For a map showing the location of each of our nine properties, please click here.

9 Chipman Hill has a Walk Score of 96.

As with all Chipman Hill Suites properties, this building is 100% smoke free. Smoking of any substance, recreational or medicinal, is prohibited within in its walls, or outside within 9 metres of any entrance.

Services &Amenities

  • Wifi
  • Cable television
  • Unlimited local calling
  • Hair dryer
  • Branded toiletries (nightly guests)
  • Jave Moose coffee (nightly guests)
  • Multiple pillows
  • Housekeeping service
  • Free use of in-house laundry facilities