Fodor's Expert Review Shaw's Hotel and Cottages

99 Apple Tree Rd., Rte. 15, Brackley Beach, Prince Edward Island, C1E 1Z3, Canada

Canada's oldest family-operated inn has been winning a faithful following since opening in 1860. Homey rooms in the three-story lodge are attractive enough. This is a family-friendly spot, though, so guests often choose roomy one- to four-bedroom cottages: many of which have kitchens, fireplaces, and bay views. The intergenerational ambience carries into the restaurant where a kids' menu is available. But Shaw's also runs children's programs three nights a week, thereby allowing parents to dine alone.

PROS

  • next to the national park
  • free use of kayaks and canoes
  • laundry facilities

CONS

  • there may be mosquitoes in the air or jellyfish in the water
  • air-conditioning in deluxe inn rooms only

QUICK FACTS

Resort
Casual
Near the beach
Local Flavor
$$

HOTEL INFO

Phones: 902-672–2022

HOTEL DETAILS

Closed early Oct.–May; some cottages open in shoulder months
15 rooms, 3 suites, 25 cottages
Rate Includes: Free breakfast

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