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Vancouver, Canada
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We chose a room on the upper level and with the million dollar view. I think we were number 4. Spent a lot of time walking the beach. It is just beautiful and only a few steps away. Access to our room was up a couple of sets of steep stairs. It was ok for us but these stairs could... More 

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Vancouver Island, Canada
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17 reviews
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Reviewed October 10, 2016

Not much to say here that hasn't been said. The walls are paper thin, the style is rustic cabin camping. The price is right when everything else is pricey. The owner is eclectic but the beauty is in the view and the few steps to the beautiful beach. It's not crowded, it's relaxing...ahhhhh.

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Toronto, Canada
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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Reviewed August 19, 2016

We were in unit 5. The view from the balcony is stunningly beautiful!The inside of the studio is like an old camp, if you are ready for that. The couch had a hole and hair on it, the place had a strong smell of cleaning product,I found food in the sink and I could feel the springs in the bed...So... More 

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Yellowknife, Canada
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Reviewed July 20, 2016

Stayed here for just 1 night in late June. Had a small upstairs room 3B, quite plain, but clean and nice with all-wood decor and a private bathroom right next to it. The bathroom was also plain and clean, decorated in wood and with a bathtub that had no shower head; was a bit of a challenge to wash hair... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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Reviewed July 20, 2016

This lodge has great potential, but needs some work. The location is superb - right on the water with easy access to the beach. Our room (suite 4 I believe) consisted of 2 bedrooms, a little kitchenette, and bathroom, and was an upper level with a balcony, which allowed us to enjoy the view. The walls/floors are incredibly thin. We... More 

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Reviewed June 29, 2016

Don't stay here if you are looking for luxury, high speed internet, or sound-proof rooms. It's very basic but has everything you need for a get-away. Staff is very helpful and courteous. I would stay there again but would definitely bring along some breakfast and sandwich making supplies.

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Charlottetown, Canada
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Reviewed August 27, 2015

Stayed here on the weekend. If you're not looking for a luxurious five star experience, want somewhere warm to sleep, can appreciate a fantastic view, and are on a budget, this is the place for you! Seriously though, he was great to deal with, gave us a room at 9 o'clock at night, and was extremely helpful. All around great... More 

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San Diego
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3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed August 26, 2015

This lodge has a wonderful location on the ocean. That's the only thing wonderful about it. It is terribly run down and shabby. It was clean and we were needing a room, so we stayed there, but one night was enough. The people were nice. Shower was tiny and the room had a strange smell. The curtains just barely covered... More 

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Saskatoon, Canada
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8 hotel reviews
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Reviewed July 22, 2015

The stairs seem a bit daunting at first but they are sturdier than they look. The room is large and has a great view of the ocean. The kitchen would be hard to cook in (warmer vs. stove) but there is dishware and a fridge. The bathroom is small but functional. The bed is not terribly comfortable - in need... More 

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Hanover, New Hampshire
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Reviewed June 15, 2015

Stayed there last week for a night. The good: nice view over the water, there was a kitchen, so if you wanted to cook your own food, you could. The bed was ok, a bit on the firm side, but not a rock. The bad: the walls are paper thin. You could hear every word spoken in the next room,... More 

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Amenities

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  • Beachfront
  • Free Parking
About the property
  • Beachfront
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  • Kitchenette
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  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free Parking

Additional Information about Driftwood Lodge

Address: 36139 Cabot Trail, Ingonish, Nova Scotia, Canada
Location: Canada > Nova Scotia > Cape Breton Island > Ingonish
Number of rooms: 7
Also Known As:
Driftwood Lodge Ingonish, Nova Scotia - Cape Breton Island
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  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
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“They are all pretty rustic I assume”
 of 5 bubbles littlebug12016, Oct 10, 2016 | Read review
“Room 3B is tiny but comes at a great rate!”
  • Private outside-the-room bathroom at Room 3B
  • Tiny but comfy Room 3B
 of 5 bubbles Justine28, Jul 20, 2016 | Read review
“There are couple at the top of the stairs at the back, overlooking the water that I absolutely recommend!”
 of 5 bubbles AshleyEllen, Aug 27, 2015 | Read review
“Apt 2 had a large, sunny balcony with a nice view.”
 of 5 bubbles Oleoides, Dec 9, 2014 | Read review
“Ocean view for...the view Road view for excellent price ;)”
 of 5 bubbles Jepial, Oct 15, 2014 | Read review
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