We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

MidTrail Motel & Inn

23475 Cabot Trail, Pleasant Bay, Nova Scotia B0E-2P0, Canada
MidTrail Motel & Inn
Write a Review

76 reviews from our community

Traveler rating
    18
    30
    21
    4
    3
See reviews for
23
37
5
Business
0
Rating summary
  • 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
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (20)
Date | Rating
  • Danish first
  • English first
  • French first
  • Any
English first
  • All months
    (76)
  • Mar-May only
    (1)
  • Jun-Aug only
    (52)
  • Sep-Nov only
    (21)
  • Dec-Feb only
    (2)
All months
Lake City, Florida
Top Contributor
229 reviews 229 reviews
29 hotel reviews
113 helpful votes 113 helpful votes
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 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Halifax, Canada
Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Ventura, California
Senior Contributor
45 reviews 45 reviews
25 hotel reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Halifax, Canada
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

We were originally supposed to stay elsewhere but those plans fell through last minute. We were able to book a room at the Midtrail Motel. From first glace, the paint colours threw me off, it looked dated but that is aesthetics only. I went to get the room key. The service wasn't rude but it wasn't overly friendly either. I... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Contributor
17 reviews 17 reviews
6 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

The motel was basic, nothing fancy, but clean. The bed and pillows weren't super comfy. The restaurant was convenient, but just ok. We were there at the end of the season and they were missing many drinks/menu items. The staff were very friendly and the location was ideal. They have wifi, which is good since there is no cell phone... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Lake City, Florida
Top Contributor
322 reviews 322 reviews
132 hotel reviews
183 helpful votes 183 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

We had decided to stop in this town, half way around the Cabot Trail. Knowing in advance there was not much choice in this very small town. We arrived in the evening and decided this was our best option for the night. The room was very basic, but comfortable enough for the night. The carpet looked like it had pet... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

Unwelcoming from the very start. Grumpy woman at checkin. Key wouldn't open the room door so was given another room. Depressing room. Windows facing the ocean dirty. Nice bath tub. Worst sleep I have had in years.

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers are raving about these Pleasant Bay hotels

Trumansburg, New York
Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
9 hotel reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

Having just 2 days to spend doing the Cabot Trail, we decided on this place (from a list we found on the Cabot Trail's website) because it was located near the northern end of the route. We made the reservation flawlessly and courteously over the phone. Doing the trail clockwise beginning at Port Hawksbury, we arrived at the hotel after... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Ontario
Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
20 hotel reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

We stayed at the Mid Trail Motel in Room 19 - standard queen ocean view room with a little balcony off the back sliding doors. The room was a basic motel room, nothing fancy. The bed was hard, the pillows flat and the bedspread in need of replacement. However, it was inexpensive and the location is quite pretty. And the... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Frankford, Canada
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
5 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

This was a perfect stopover for the whale watching excursion we had booked. It was two couples and we booked rooms 11 & 12 which was like having your own private hotel. They are the only two on the top floor with a fantastic view and our balconies were connected. No going outside and into the other room to be... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question

68 photos of this hotel

Traveler photos: See what travelers like you saw

Viewed
All traveler photos (66)
Viewed
Hotel & grounds (21)
Viewed
Room/suite (16)
Viewed
Bathroom (3)
Viewed
View from room (6)
Viewed
Pool/beach area (3)
Viewed
Dining (2)
Viewed
Other (15)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

Viewed
All management photos (2)
Viewed
Other (2)
Check In Check Out
Show Prices
Hotels you might also like...
Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question

Amenities