I loved this place. I was on a driving/hiking trip through Eastern Canada and was thrilled to find this place and stay for a few days while hiking and exploring Cape Breton. Pleasant Bay is the perfect spot to stay, part way round the Cabot Trail. Location is always very important to me, and this motel is perfectly situated at the top of a grassy knoll. Get an ocean view room, then stroll down the soft embankment to the picturesque marina and watch the glorious sunsets from the hill.
The room was spacious, clean, functional in every way -- that's all I expect in a motel/inn. They serve meals up in the main building, and were very gracious about keeping open late when I rolled in after a long day on the road and on the trail. The next night I noticed they did the same for another group of travelers. Again, they kept the breakfast service going past hours to accommodate some other parties. Very honest, real people.
Don't be put off by the pink mid-century look (unless, like me, you kinda like it). This is a beautiful edge-of-the-world spot.More
- Free Wifi
- Free Parking