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5 mins to Sandbanks Provincial Park, clean, beachfront rooms with friendly staff

Pros
  • Free Wi-Fi and free parking
  • The staff were frequently praised for being accommodating and friendly by many guests
  • The location is convenient for guests who want to visit the Sandbanks park and beach, said many guests
  • Several guests said the hotel was in a beautiful area
  • Many guests enjoyed the restaurant and were pleased with their rooms
Cons
  • Several guests felt the hotel was slightly overpriced for the area
  • Many guests complained about the decor, describing it as dated and tired
Freebies
Free Wi-Fi
Free Parking
Editor's Analysis
Updated Apr 7, 2013
Overview
This waterfront property is on the shores of Lake Ontario and provides direct beach access. With Sandbanks Provincial Park 5 minutes away by car, this hotel would be a good choice for those wanting a view and those who want easy access to the beaches.

Standard rooms come with cable TV, a coffeemaker, free local calls and free Wi-Fi. Select rooms feature a microwave, a sofabed, a two-person jetted tub, a separate sitting area and/or a fireplace.

There are also cottage-style accommodations that offer amenities such as a full kitchenette, a screened porch, a sofabed and campfire pits in addition to standard room features. Some of the cottages are right on the waterfront.

Free on-site parking is available and pets are not permitted to stay at this hotel.

Other hotel amenities include an outdoor pool and a conference centre. On-site dining for breakfast, lunch and dinner is available at On the Knoll and at the on-site Sandbar Lounge. Both restaurants are licensed and feature children's menus and views of West Lake and the sand dunes.

Sandbanks Estate Winery is 28 minutes away by car. Boutique shopping and dining at restaurants like Angeline's Restaurant and Inn or Carriage House Restaurant in downtown Bloomfield are a 10- to 15-minute drive away. (All driving estimates: Google Maps)

Confirmed with a front desk agent on April 2, 2013: on-site dining, pet policy and free Wi-Fi in all accommodations.
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The Good
Among the reviews consulted for this analysis, the majority were positive. Guests complimented the staff, the rooms, the restaurant and the location.

The staff received praise from many guests and were described as accommodating and friendly.

The rooms, according to many guests, were comfortable, clean and well appointed. Some guests felt the rooms were spacious while others liked that the rooms were beachfront. However, there were opposing opinions and mixed reviews about this (see below).

The on-site restaurant received rave reviews from many guests. They thought the food was fresh and good while others enjoyed the views while dining.

Many reviewers liked the hotel's proximity to Sandbanks Provincial Park and thought the surrounding area was scenic and beautiful. They also liked that the location provided direct access to the beach.
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The Bad
As mentioned above, the positive reviews outweighed the negative reviews, however, there were complaints about the decor and furnishings as well as the rates.

While the majority of feedback regarding the rooms was positive, there were many guests who felt the decor was dated and the furniture looked tired. They felt the furnishings could use updating.

Several reviewers felt the hotel was slightly overpriced for the area. The age of the property was also a factor in the perceived lack of value.
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Sources
TripAdvisor.com ranked this hotel #4 out of 6 hotels in Picton with an average rating of 2.5 out of 5 based on 215 reviews.

Booking.com rated this property 7.1 out of 10 based on 26 reviews.

The author called the hotel to verify some information on April 2, 2013.
Editor's Analysis by Jennee R.
Analyzed by Jennee R.
Jennee loves to travel and loves to live vicariously through others to help them find the right place to rest their heads while away from home.
Guest Reviews
6.2
Fair
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3 / out of 3
hotels in Prince Edward

Rated 6.2/10 based on 425 reviews

Ranked #3 out of 3 hotels in Prince Edward

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Location
  • Sandbanks Provincial Park (3.3 km)
Map Marker Isaiah Tubbs Resort
1642 County Road 12, Prince Edward, ON