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Clean, basic rooms, with mini-fridge & microwave, on the shores of the Bay of Quinte

Pros
  • Free Wi-Fi, free parking
  • Numerous guests were pleased with the level of customer service they received during their stay
  • Several lodgers enjoyed their spacious and well-equipped rooms
  • Guests praised the motel's proximity to the Canadian Forces Base Trenton, and shopping
  • Canoe rentals are offered for exploring the bay and fishing
  • Located close to C.F.B. Trenton Air Force Base, golf courses, restaurants & shopping
Cons
  • A few guests reported worn bathrooms and dated decor
Freebies
Free Wi-Fi
Free Parking
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Editor's Analysis
Updated Jul 13, 2014
Overview
Located along Highway 2 and about a 2-minute drive from Canadian Forces Base Trenton, the Bayside Motel is geared towards car travellers or vacationers looking to access the Bay of Quinte, or the air force base.

Each of the hotel's air-conditioned guest rooms offers free Wi-Fi, cable TV, a balcony or patio, a coffeemaker, a mini-fridge and microwave, a desk, a sitting area, an iron and ironing board and a hair dryer. Rooms with a separate bedroom are also available, as are smoking and non-smoking rooms.

The hotel also offers a business centre, BBQ facilities, canoe rentals and free parking. Pets may be permitted upon request (please contact the hotel for details). The hotel is wheelchair accessible.

Trenton's city centre is roughly a 7-minute drive away, while Trenton Town Centre can be found 4 minutes away by car. Trenton Golf Club is about a 9-minute drive from the hotel and Peterborough Municipal Airport (YPQ) is a 1-hour and 13-minute drive away. (All distances and travel time estimates: Google Maps)

Verified with a front desk agent: Free Wi-Fi, free parking, pets may be permitted (please contact hotel), wheelchair accessible. (Call Date: March 6, 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 staff, location and rooms.

Many guests were pleased with the level of customer service they received at the hotel. They characterized the staff as accommodating, friendly and helpful. 

The hotel's location was praised by numerous reviewers, who found it close to CFB Trenton, grocery stores, North Beach Provincial Park, the Air Force Museum and restaurants. One patron noted, "The motel has a huge backyard that has direct access to the bay, and it's a great place to watch sunrise and birds. They have a canoe for rent for those who want to explore nearby".

Several lodgers enjoyed their accommodations at the hotel. They described their rooms as clean, quiet, spacious and well equipped, with comfortable beds and great bay views. 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 rooms.

Although the majority of lodgers were pleased with their spacious and well-equipped rooms, a few guests criticized their lodgings. They reported worn bathrooms, dated decor, low water pressure and a few cleaning issues.
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Sources
Booking.com guest reviews rated the hotel 8.1 out of 10 from 55 reviews.

TripAdvisor.com guest reviews ranked the hotel #2 of 6 Trenton hotels with an average rating of 4 out of 5 from 19 reviews.

The author called the hotel on March 6, 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.
Guest Reviews
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3 / out of 6
hotels in Trenton

Rated 6.8/10 based on 312 reviews

Ranked #3 out of 6 hotels in Trenton

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Map Marker Bayside Motel
554 Old Highway 2 East, Trenton, ON