Overall, we enjoyed a three night off-season visit to Shaw’s, an historic inn/hotel beside beautiful (and windswept) Brackley Beach. The properrty has been in business since the mid-19c under the management of successive generations of the eponymous family.
The location is somewhat isolated, an advantage for those seeking tranquillity. Apart from walking the beach, there’s not much to do in the immediate area.
The hotel is a conversion and expansion of the original farmhouse, of which some traces remain. There are cottages of varying sizes in the grounds, which are well-equipped for children, and the complex looks ideal for a family holiday (teenagers might find it too quiet). There’s nothing special about the interior decor but the general atmosphere is one of cosy but frugal comfort. There is no elevator.
Our room was a small suite providing somewhat frugal comfort. Clothes hanging space was basic with only well-used wire hangers offered. Breakfast was adequate but not exciting - a minimal buffet with a limited menu of hot food cooked to order. Lunch is not provided - the nearest restaurant is a 20 minute walk and generally has long waiting lines. Dinner was good but the choice is limited. Laundry service was fast and inexpensive. All the staff were pleasant and helpful. . There is free and uncomplicated WiFi throughout the hotel.
PEI is an ideal place to wind down and Shaw’s is one of the best places there to do that. Those seeking a livelier vacation should look elsewhere.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Shaw's Hotel is a charming historic inn and cottages property with a large property and great location. It's adjacent to Brackley Beach --- one of PEI's best beaches. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Shaws Hotel Charlottetown
- Shaw's Hotel And Cottages Brackley Beach, Prince Edward Island, Canada