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.

St Ann's Motel & Cottage

Certificate of Excellence
51947 Cabot Trail, South Haven | RR4, Baddeck, Nova Scotia B0E 1B0, Canada
St Ann's Motel & Cottage
Write a Review

81 reviews from our community

Your overall rating of this property
Roll over, then click to rate
  Click to rate
Traveler rating
    45
    26
    8
    2
    0
See reviews for
15
50
5
2
Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (10)
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • German first
  • Any
English first
  • All months
    (81)
  • Mar-May only
    (3)
  • Jun-Aug only
    (46)
  • Sep-Nov only
    (31)
  • Dec-Feb only
    (1)
All months
Level Contributor
4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

All the rooms have excellent view of St Ann's Bat. Its like there is a picture hanging in the window. Its nice to stay just in the hotel room if you cant make it outside (due to rain or something). However there is no breakfast. The place is ideally located just beside the Trans Canada Highway. Its managed by a... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Level Contributor
41 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

An older traditional hotel room that is clean as a whistle. The giant window over looks the lake that comes up to room. Owners feed a local eagle that comes in every morning for a real up close view. Nice, nice folks that run the place. A great starting or ending spot for the Cabot trail. Head by the Big... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Ohio
Level Contributor
15 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 via mobile

Stayed here for two nights while exploring the Cabot Trail in mid-September. What can I say that will not repeat what every other review says??? "A view with a room" says it all. Take a look at the photos. Spotlessly clean and comfortable. Gracious hosts. It is near the highway but the noise didn't bother us at all. We would... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Hamilton, Canada
Level Contributor
6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

My siblings and I sent our parents to Cape Breton for their 50th Wedding anniversary. They stayed at St. Ann's for one night after driving the Cabot Trail. St. Ann's is at the end of the trail so it was a perfect spot. The view from the rooms are spectacular. When they arrived at the motel they found that the... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Canada
Level Contributor
25 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

The owners Doug and Christine Coolen live on the premises and their quote "a view with a room" tells the story. This pristine motel has direct ocean frontage with panoramic view of St Ann's Bay from each room. Fridge, coffee maker, wifi and satellite TV included but you will want to stay unplugged with a camera as your best friend.... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Amherst, Canada
Level Contributor
10 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

Immaculate room, comfortable beds, incredible views of Bras D'or Lake, congenial owner. Room nit huge but certainly a fine size for 2 people. Fridge was helpful. The motel is located outside the town of Baddeck, near the Gaelic College.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Dorchester, New Brunswick
Level Contributor
4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

Wonderful place to stay. The rooms are clean, the location is perfect for touring Cape Breton.You are at the entrance to the Cabot Trail, and yet not far from Sydney if you wanted to spend a day there. The rates are reasonable, and the view is spectacular!! The hosts are wonderful people, helpful and friendly. We will definately stay here... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Lexington, South Carolina
Level Contributor
7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

I was looking for somewhere to spend the night after a day on the Cabot Trail and prior to a morning ferry from North Sydney. I happened upon this motel and it exceeded all my expectations. For a reasonable price, we had a great location, a clean and comfortable room, and a fabulous view of St Ann's Bay. The owner... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Ottawa, Canada
Level Contributor
33 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

One of the best motels I've stayed in - Doug was welcoming and charming. Wonderful lakeside location; large, clean rooms; wifi that actually works! Right next door to the Lobster Galley, which is a friendly place to eat. Well placed for the ferry to Newfoundland (about 30 mins drive to/from North Sydney), or for the Cabot Trail.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Seattle, Washington
Level Contributor
256 reviews
75 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

The pros: St Ann's Motel has a beautiful view of the ocean and the owners are very friendly. The cons: The noise from the highway (the motel sits at an intersection of 2 highways) is very noticeable. The bed was far too soft and featured a serious trough down the middle. Thus, unfortunately, we didn't sleep well at all.

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question

53 photos of this hotel

Traveler photos: See what travelers like you saw

Viewed
All traveler photos (53)
Viewed
Room/suite (17)
Viewed
Hotel & grounds (7)
Viewed
View from room (20)
Viewed
Pool/beach area (1)
Viewed
Bathroom (1)
Viewed
Other (7)
Check In Check Out
Show Prices
Hotels you might also like...
Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question

Amenities