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MidTrail Motel & Inn

23475 Cabot Trail, Pleasant Bay, Nova Scotia B0E-2P0, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2015

We spent 1 night in Pleasant Bay. The motel was quiet and clean. We did not pay extra for a water view, and would not if we stayed again. Our trip was in September which was the end of the season for this area. Having never been in the area before, we had no idea what to expect. I think... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2015

This has been my 5th stay at the Mid-trail each time for 2 nights of accommodation. This year I visited the Cabot Trail in August and October of this year with my partner who lives in Cape Breton. We both love the simplicity, the rooms are comfortable and clean. Rooms with ocean view each have a small balcony facing the... More 

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1 Thank myra1972
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2015

The view was good, and the location was fine just past the coastal drive from Cheticamp but for $100 it was not a great place. The room was spartan and old, and the beds uncomfortable. Almost no amenities. I will say the restaurant in the motel looked decent, and was $10 less per plate than in Chiticamp iteself $21.99 for... More 

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New Smyrna Beach, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2015

We stayed here for 7 days, and this was a great location to day trip South or Northwest around the Cabot Trail. Easy quick access to Skyline , bog trail, and Benjiis lake trails. Plus access to many scenic lookouts. provides full service restaurant. Great views of ocean, mountains. We saw whales from the hill by the hotel.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015 via mobile

My husband and I travelled to cape breton in September and we spent one night at the MidTrail Motel and Inn. We were thrilled with our stay here. The rooms we're spacious and clean and we had a beautiful view on our private deck. The motel is located on a beach and there was a terrific sunset! The staff was... More 

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Dallas, TX
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2015

MidTrail Motel looks bad from the outside, but that can't compare to the inside! The exterior is peeling pink and turquoise paint (think 1950s Florida slapped down on the shore of Cape Breton Island). The check-in desk for the motel is the same as the cash register desk for the restaurant. Manning the desk when we checked in was the... More 

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Black River Falls, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2015 via mobile

My general impression was that the property could use some TLC and attention to detail. A fresh coat of paint would be nice. Room # 17. The room and bathroom were very clean. The room furnishings were basic and plain. Missing light bulb in the bathroom, safety chain on door missing the end piece. Parking lot and boardwalk a bit... More 

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Midland, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2015

This is a basic motel with excellent rates and the most gorgeous views. The rooms were clean and had been recently upgraded. We stayed on the second floor with a queen bed, a very large room with a couch, table, 2 chairs and a balcony with a stunning view. Very basic, no fridge or microwave but their is a little... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2015

This motel could benefit from some additional upgrading and new paint on the exterior. It is dated, but if you don't care about decor, it is fine. There was nothing in our room that felt warm or inviting. We stayed for one night. The woman who checked us in was unfriendly, and didn't even smile. However, all other staff were... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2015

Our journey through the Cabot Trail was different than the rest of Nova Scotia and New Brunswick as the standard hotel / motel chains (Super 8, Comfort Inn, etc) don't exist on most of Cape Breton. As a result, we had to stay at a couple of smaller locally run motels as all the B&Bs we contacted were booked up.... More 

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