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Surfside Inn

8.5 | Very Good
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Charming inn overlooking the bay on Queensland beach with well-liked staff and dining

Pros
  • Free Wi-Fi, free continental breakfast, free parking
  • Numerous guests praised the hotel's proximity to the beach and highway access
  • The hotel's staff were complimented on their attentive and accommodating service
  • Several lodgers were pleased with their clean and comfortable rooms
Cons
  • No cable channels available (but Netflix is offered)
  • A couple of reviewers thought the prices were too high at this inn
Freebies
Free Wi-Fi
Free Breakfast
Free Parking
Editor's Analysis
Updated Oct 11, 2014
Overview
Overlooking St. Margaret's Bay along Highway 3 in Hubbards rural community, the Surfside Inn is geared towards road travellers who prefer a centrally located hotel with a free breakfast and easy highway access on the waterfront.

Each of this smoke-free hotel's guest rooms offers free Wi-Fi, TV, a DVD player, a jetted tub and a hair dryer. The hotel is not wheelchair accessible and pets are not permitted.

The hotel also offers 24-hour reception, a business centre, a free continental breakfast, free parking and an on-site restaurant, which serves breakfast and dinner daily. 

Queensland Beach Provincial Park is about a 30-second walk from the hotel, while Hubbards Shopping Centre can be found 4 minutes away by car. Halifax's city centre is roughly a 39-minute drive away and Halifax Stanfield International Airport (YHZ) is a 49-minute drive away. (All distances and travel time estimates: Google Maps)

Verified with a front desk agent: Free Wi-Fi, free parking, no pets, not wheelchair accessible. (Call Date: January 18, 2014)

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The Good
The majority of the reviews sourced for this analysis were positive, with much praise going to the hotel's location, staff and rooms.

The hotel's location was praised by numerous reviewers, who described it as beautiful and relaxing, as well as close to the highway, Queensland Beach, shopping and downtown Halifax. One patron noted, "Located on the South Shore, it is a perfect location to day trip to the rest of the province".

Many guests complimented the hotel's staff, characterizing them as accommodating, attentive and welcoming. One traveller remarked, "We booked in the off season but still had such personal service that it puts any hotel we've stayed at to shame. It's love, all love all the time. Ines and family are so attentive to your personal needs that you'll never consider a franchise hotel again".

Several lodgers were pleased with their accommodations at the hotel. They found their rooms to be clean, well equipped and romantic, with comfortable beds. A few guests had complaints about their lodgings, however (see below).
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The Bad
While the majority of reviews consulted for this analysis were positive, there were a few complaints about the hotel's value and rooms.

A couple of reviewers thought the prices were too high for the offerings both for the rooms and the meals on site, however this appeared to be two reviews completed by one couple and the majority of guests (from the reviews read) seemed to really like this inn and consider it a good value for Nova Scotia prices.

There were some odd complaints: one guests found the room humid and musty smelling, one guest was disturbed by the use of the jetted tub in a neighbouring room early in the morning, and a couple of other guests found the beds too short and room too small.

There were some guests who did not like the food on site, but this was not the impression of the majority in the reviews read.
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Sources
TripAdvisor.com guest reviews ranked the hotel #1 of 1 Queensland B&B and Inns with an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 from 49 reviews.

Expedia.ca guest reviews rated the hotel 4.7 out of 5 with a 100% recommendation rate from 10 reviews.

Booking.com guest reviews rated the hotel 8.9 out of 10 from 9 reviews.

The author called the hotel on January 18, 2014 to verify some information.
Editor's Analysis by Erin H.
Analyzed by Erin H.
Erin loves to travel, and considers it her personal mission to help fellow travellers get the inside scoop, both good and bad, on Canadian Hotels.
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Location
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Map Marker Surfside Inn
9609 Hwy 3, Queensland, NS