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3-minute drive from Highway 20, clean rooms with kitchens, good rates

Pros
  • Free Wi-Fi, free parking
  • The hotel was praised for its proximity to golf and highway access
  • Several lodgers were pleased with their clean and well-equipped rooms
  • The hotel's rates were described as excellent and great
Cons
  • Worn fixtures and a lack of cooking utensils were reported by a couple of guests
  • The hotel was difficult to locate due to the lack of lighting from the road according to a couple of reviewers
Freebies
Free Wi-Fi
Free Parking
Editor's Analysis
Updated Feb 19, 2014
Overview
Located about a 3-minute drive from Highway 20 and about a 12-minute walk from the oceanfront, Wild Goose Lodge is geared towards road travellers who prefer a hotel with free Wi-Fi, extended kitchen amenities and easy highway access near the waterfront.

Each of this smoke-free hotel's guest rooms offers free Wi-Fi, cable TV, two or three separate bedrooms, a full kitchen, a dining area and a living area with a sofabed. The hotel does not offer wheelchair-accessible rooms.

Hotel amenities include meeting/banquet space, a common lounge, BBQ facilities, laundry facilities, a library and free parking. Dogs are permitted upon request (please contact the hotel for details). 

The Anne of Green Gables Museum at Silver Bush is about a 6-minute drive from the hotel, while French River Golf Course is a 2-minute drive away. Cavendish Shopping Centre is roughly 21 minutes away by car and Charlottetown Airport (YYG) is a 47-minute drive away. (All distances and travel time estimates: Google Maps)

Verified with a front desk agent: Free Wi-Fi, free parking, pets permitted upon request, not wheelchair accessible. (Call Date: February 3, 2014)
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The Good
There were fewer than 20 guest reviews available to be sourced at the time of writing. However, the majority of the reviews sourced for this analysis were positive, with praise going to the hotel's location, rooms and rates.

The hotel's location was enjoyed by many reviewers. They described it as relaxing and close to golf, beaches, French River, shopping, highway access, Kensington, Cavendish, Summerside and Charlottetown.

Several lodgers were pleased with their accommodations at the hotel. They found their rooms to be clean, quiet, spacious, comfortable and well equipped. A couple of patrons did have complaints about their lodgings, however (see below).

The hotel's rates were appreciated by some guests, who described them as excellent and great.
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The Bad
As noted above, the sample size of reviews available to be sourced at the time of writing was fewer than 20. While the majority of reviews consulted for this analysis were positive, there were a few complaints about the rooms and finding the hotel.

Although the majority of reviewers were pleased with their clean and well-equipped rooms, a couple of lodgers had complaints about their accommodations. They reported a lack of cooking utensils as well as worn fixtures.

A couple of guests had difficulty locating the hotel from the road at night due to a lack of lighting.
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Sources
TripAdvisor.com guest reviews ranked the hotel #1 of 1 specialty lodging in French River with an average rating of 5 out of 5 from 9 reviews.

Expedia.ca guest reviews rated the hotel 4.5 out of 5 with a 100% recommendation rate from 4 reviews.

Booking.com guest reviews rated the hotel 6.3 out of 10 from 4 reviews.

The author called the hotel on February 3, 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.
Map Marker Wild Goose Lodge
292 Cape Road, French River, PE