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Close to beach and great staff, but some concerns with lack of an elevator

Pros
  • Free Wi-Fi, free parking
  • Many guests praised the hotel's location for its proximity to shopping, and the beach
  • Numerous lodgers were pleased with the level of customer service they received
  • Several reviewers enjoyed their well-equipped rooms
Cons
  • Some guests complained about the hotel's lack of an elevator
  • The room rates were found to be high by a couple of lodgers
Freebies
Free Wi-Fi
Free Parking
Editor's Analysis
Updated Mar 12, 2013
Overview
Located an 8-minute walk from Summerside Beach on Highway 11, the Quality Inn Garden of the Gulf is popular with travellers passing through or visiting the area, who require a hotel with an indoor/outdoor pool and an on-site restaurant.

This hotel has 94 air-conditioned guest rooms and suites, each offering free Wi-Fi, cable TV, a coffeemaker, a desk, an iron and ironing board and a hair dryer. Standard rooms offer two double beds or one queen bed, while various rooms and suites with additional features such as a separate bedrooms, a jetted tub, a fireplace and seating area and sofabed are also available. 

The hotel offers an indoor pool, an outdoor pool, fitness facilities, a golf course, meeting/conference space, a gift shop, and free parking, and a breakfast restaurant. One pet per room stays free of charge, and accessible rooms are available.

Brothers 2 Restaurant (serving dinner daily) is next door, and shopping can be found at County Fair Mall, which is a 5-minute drive northwest of the hotel. The College of Piping and Celtic Performing Arts Canada is across the street, while Confederation Bridge (connecting to New Brunswick, is a 20-minute drive southward. The Summerside Raceway and Credit Union Place arena are roughly a 5-minute drive west, while Summerside Airport (YSU) can be found 13 minutes away by car. (All distances and travel time estimates: Google Maps)

Verified with a front desk agent on March 8, 2013: Free Wi-Fi, free parking, one pet/room stays free, wheelchair accessible.
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The Good
The majority of reviews consulted for this analysis were positive with praise going to the hotel's location, staff and rooms.

Many guests praised the hotel's location. They found it to be close to shopping, sightseeing, Charlottetown, the beach, restaurants and Anne's Land. One guest described it as a "convenient location relative to local interest points".

The hotel's staff were the source of numerous compliments by reviewers. Staff were characterized as professional, responsive, accommodating and friendly.

Several patrons were pleased with the accommodations at the hotel. They described their rooms as well equipped, modern, clean and spacious, with comfortable beds and pillows and large tubs. It should be noted however, that some reviewers felt the decor and air conditioning units were in need of an upgrade, and a couple of guests reported cigarette odours in non-smoking rooms.
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The Bad
While the majority of the reviews consulted for this analysis were very positive, there were some common complaints about the lack of an elevator and the price.

Some guests reported the hotel's lack of an elevator. These reviewers mentioned they were unaware the hotel didn't have an elevator until they checked in and advised other travellers with mobility issues to book rooms on the main floor.

A few reviewers were disappointed with the cost of the hotel. These guests felt the room rates were pricey, especially during the off-season.
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Sources
TripAdvisor.com guest reviews ranked the hotel #6 out of 12 Summerside hotels from 55 guest reviews.

Expedia.com guest reviews rated the hotel 4.3 out of 5 with a 100% recommendation from 12 reviews.

Hotels.com guest reviews rated the hotel 4.3 out of 5 from 12 reviews.

The author called the hotel on March 8, 2013 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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Rated 7.9/10 based on 602 reviews

Ranked #1 out of 7 hotels in Summerside

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Map Marker Quality Inn Garden of the Gulf
618 Water Street East , Summerside, PE