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MidTrail Motel & Inn

23475 Cabot Trail, Pleasant Bay, Nova Scotia B0E-2P0, Canada
MidTrail Motel & Inn
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Halifax, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We were a little nervous about the quality of the rooms due to the terrible color choices of the entire outside of the facility. But my room was clean and newly renovated. I didn't need the AC, but could see how it might bother someone who would be in the bed under it. The view was beautiful, the area so... More 

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Manila, Philippines
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

we arrived midnight without any reservation. we have to ring the doorbell but the staff was so accommodating and were ushered to our room...simple and clean.at the crack of dawn i opened the deck and behold the view (and the wind) took my breath away. it was just postcard perfect. i wish i could stay longer. breakfast was good -... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Typical roadside motel - but our room was surprisingly large, on a large property with a pebble beach, and walking trails. Laundry on site, and a surprisingly good restaurant on site. We skipped it for dinner, which we later found may have been a mistake. The breakfast was the best "classic" bacon and eggs breakfast I can recall.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our room was fine, even if it was a little dated. The view from the back deck was great, as it faced the hills of the Cabot Trail. I could see this location being rather crowded in the summer, but our stay was before the busy season. The one negative was the internet connection which was very very slow.

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Ottawa, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful view, nice outdoor space. Walking distance to all of the whale tours. The oceanview bedroom booked lacked character / wasn't cozy or welcoming. Also, the bedding didn't properly fit the bed, so at times, as a restless sleeper ( in this bed), I came in contact with the mattress. This was unfortunate and gross. Only three small pillows provided.... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you want to stay in Pleasant Bay on the Cabot Trail, there isn't much available. This is a very basic, old-fashioned motel, side-of-the-road place. We got a "deluxe" ocean-view room, and it was clean and roomy, but that is about it. No amenities, not very helpful staff, but it met our needs. One night was ok, but not up... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

Perfect accommodation considering the remote area in which it resides. Clean bathroom. Dinner in restaurant was relatively average, but you can see they make an effort. They offer mountain view and ocean view rooms. The latter is more expensive, and doesn't really provide an ocean view. You can see a small part of the ocean, but it's not really worth... More 

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Lake City, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

We reached the halfway point on our trip around the beautiful Cabot Trail. We arrived in Pleasant Bay early in the evening and found there were not a lot of choices in this area. The motel is older but seemed to be clean. The floor appeared to have pet stains on the carpet. The beds were comfortable. We ate dinner... More 

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Halifax, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

It's a motel, so if you're looking for a 5-star experience, this isn't it...but if you're looking for a clean and affordable place to stay along the Cabot Trail, this is an amazing location. There's a restaurant on site, I'd recommend paying the extra $10 for an ocean view room because...well, view of the ocean. It's a quick walk down... More 

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Ventura, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

We were traveling around Cape Breton and my husband does not like to make advance reservations. I was glad that my intuition made me call ahead in the morning and book a room at MidTrail Motel. When we arrived around 6 PM the no vacancy sign was out and I had not seen anything else that I would have wanted... More 

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