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Along Trans-Canada Hwy, good rates, great staff, clean rooms but limited amenities

Pros
  • Free Wi-Fi, free parking
  • Numerous guests praised the hotel's informative and helpful staff
  • The hotel's rates were described as affordable and reasonable
  • Several lodgers were pleased with the hotel's proximity to downtown and University of PEI
  • The hotel's rooms were found to be clean and well maintained
Cons
  • A few guests complained of no in-room coffeemakers, shampoo or hair dryers and dated decor
Freebies
Free Wi-Fi
Free Parking
Editor's Analysis
Updated Feb 21, 2014
Overview
Located about a 6-minute drive from Charlottetown's city centre along the Trans-Canada Highway, the Banbridge Inn is geared towards travellers who prefer a well-priced hotel with extended kitchen amenities, easy highway access and free Wi-Fi.

Each of this smoke-free hotel's guest rooms offers air conditioning, free Wi-Fi and cable TV. Rooms with a separate bedroom, a coffeemaker, a kitchenette, a living area with a sofabed, a desk and a dining area are also available and the hotel is not wheelchair accessible.

Hotel amenities include a business centre, guest laundry, BBQ facilities, a garden and free parking. Pets are not permitted.

Charlottetown Mall is about a 3-minute drive away, while University of Prince Edward Island can be found 2 minutes away by car. Confederation Centre of the Arts and Charlottetown Airport (YYG) are both about an 8-minute drive from the hotel. (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: February 13, 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, rates, location and rooms.

The hotel's staff were the source of numerous compliments by reviewers, who found them friendly, informative, accommodating and helpful with recommendations and directions. One patron noted, "The owners made us feel at home. They were so helpful and they really helped us discover the island. They gave us day trip ideas and on our way home they gave us an excellent scenic route. The staff were pleasant and hardworking and took extra time to help us out".

Many lodgers were pleased with the hotel's rates. They described them as affordable, reasonable, outstanding and great. 

Several travellers praised the hotel's location, finding it close to downtown Charlottetown, restaurants, shopping, the University of Prince Edward Island and Tim Hortons. One guest remarked, "This motel in Charlottetown is perfectly located for access to the city and to the countryside".

The hotel's accommodations were enjoyed by several guests. They described their lodgings as clean, quiet, well equipped, spacious and well maintained, with comfortable beds. A few reviewers 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 common complaints about the hotel's rooms.

Although the majority of reviewers were pleased with their clean and comfortable lodgings, a few guests had complaints about their accommodations. They reported no in-room coffeemakers in some rooms, no shampoo or hair dryers, musty odours and dated decor. A couple of lodgers also complained of plumbing noise and noise from guests in adjacent rooms.
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Sources
TripAdvisor.com guest reviews ranked the hotel #4 of 25 Charlottetown hotels with an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 from 87 reviews.

Booking.com guest reviews rated the hotel 8.7 out of 10 from 43 reviews.

Expedia.ca guest reviews rated the hotel 4.6 out of 5 with a 100% recommendation rate from 12 reviews.

The author called the hotel on February 13, 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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hotels in Charlottetown

Rated 8.5/10 based on 443 reviews

Ranked #6 out of 18 hotels in Charlottetown

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Location
Map Marker Banbridge Inn
105 Capital Drive, Charlottetown, PE