Located a minute's drive from the nearest Trans-Canada Highway interchange and next to the Canso Canal, Canada's Best Value Inn - Port Hastings may appeal to those travelling by car who require a pet-friendly hotel with easy highway access and a seasonal indoor pool.
This hotel has 32 air-conditioned guest rooms, all of which offer two queen beds, free Wi-Fi, cable TV, a coffeemaker, a DVD player, a desk, a hair dryer, and an iron and ironing board. The hotel offers a business centre, a seasonal indoor pool and fitness centre (open from June 1st to September 30th), free parking, and a free continental breakfast. Pets are permitted free of charge, and accessible rooms are available upon request.
Nearby restaurants include Country Kitchen Restaurant (a 2-minute walk southeast), and China King Buffet, which can be found roughly 5 minutes away by car. Shopping is available at Port Hawkesbury Shopping Centre (a 6-minute drive southeast of the hotel).
Nova Scotia Community College (Strait Area Campus) can be found approximately 2 minutes southeast by car, while Long Point Provincial Park is an 18-minute drive north of the hotel. Port Hawkesbury Civic Centre Arena is a 4-minute drive southeast, and Nova Scotia Power and Port Hawkesbury Airport (YPD) are both about a 4-minute drive northward. (All distances and travel time estimates: Google Maps)
Verified with a front desk agent: Free Wi-Fi, free parking, free breakfast, pets permitted free of charge. (Call date: Jan. 31, 2013).
Although there were not many reviews available for this hotel, those consulted for this analysis showed positivity towards the location, staff, and rooms.
Several positive compliments were offered about the hotel's location. Guests found it to be close to the Civic Centre, Walmart, Loblaws and highway access. It was also mentioned the hotel was a convenient overnight stop on the way to the North Sydney Ferry.
The hotel's staff were praised by some reviewers, who characterized them as helpful, polite and courteous.
Some guests described their rooms as clean and quiet, with comfortable beds. It should be noted however, that some reviewers found their rooms and bathrooms, in particular, to be too small.
Negative reviews found for this analysis mentioned the included breakfast and poor signage.
A couple of guests were disappointed with the hotel's free breakfast, complaining it was too simple and that there wasn't enough variety. Although reviewers were satisfied, as one guest mentioned, "The breakfast was certainly adequate although not fancy".
One guest remarked on the lack of proper signage for the hotel. They reported that the hotel's former name (MacPuffin Econolodge" was still on the sign outside, which led to some confusion in finding it.
HotelsCombined.com guest reviews rated the hotel 6 out of 10 from 13 reviews.
Expedia.com guest reviews rated the hotel 3.3 out of 5 with a 100% recommendation rate from 3 reviews.
guest reviews rated the hotel 4 out of 5 from 2 reviews.The author called the hotel on January 31, 2013 to verify some information.