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Shine Motel Summerside

4.1 | Poor | #7 out of 7 hotels in Summerside

Guests liked reasonable rates and in-room kitchenettes, but some common concerns

  • Free Wi-Fi, free breakfast and free parking
  • Many guests described their rooms as clean
  • Many reviewers appreciated the in-room kitchenettes
  • The staff were frequently complimented for their friendly service
  • Many guests thought that the room rates were reasonable
  • No on-site restaurant
  • Several guests complained about noise from neighbouring rooms
  • A few reviewers thought that the interiors were dated
Free Wi-Fi
Free Breakfast
Free Parking
Editor's Review
Updated Jan 5, 2014
This property is situated within a 12-minute walk of downtown Summerside and the waterfront area. With no on-site dining or recreational facilities, this hotel is well suited for guests looking to spend their time exploring the area.

All rooms are non-smoking and include free Wi-Fi, a TV, a mini-fridge, a microwave, an alarm clock and air conditioning. Select rooms also include a kitchenette. Ground-floor rooms are available, but this hotel does not have rooms with wheelchair-accessible bathrooms. 

Free parking is available on site and pets are permitted in select rooms for an additional fee of $10 per night.

A free breakfast is served daily from 8 am to 11 am. This hotel does not have an on-site restaurant.

College of Piping and its Celtic Performing Arts is a 4-minute walk away, while the downtown area, which is 12 minutes away on foot, features shopping at Spinnaker's Landing, dining and the Harbourfront Theatre. 

The Summerside Racetrack is a 5-minute drive away, while the Summerside Golf and Country Club is 7 minutes away by car. Crystal Beach is about 11 minutes away by car, while the Summerside Airport (YSU) is about a 14-minute drive away. (All walking and driving time estimates: Google Maps)

Verified by a front desk agent on December 31, 2013: Free breakfast hours and accessible room availability.
The Good
Among the reviews used for this analysis, many guests found their stays to be satisfactory and thought that the room rates were reasonable.

Many guests described their rooms as clean and appreciated the in-room kitchenettes. However, some guests expressed concerns about the condition of their rooms (see below for more details).

The staff were frequently complimented for their friendly service.

Several reviewers found the location convenient for accessing the downtown area and surrounding areas by car.

A couple of guests appreciated the free breakfast, while a couple of other reviewers thought that the selection could be improved (more details below).
The Bad
There were several common concerns found for this hotel, among the reviews sourced for this editorial.

Several guests complained about hearing noise from TVs in neighbouring rooms, while one reviewer found the in-room air-conditioning unit too loud.

A few reviewers thought that the room interiors were dated, while a couple of guests said that the rooms did not meet their cleanliness expectations. One guest noticed an unpleasant damp smell in the room, while another reviewer smelled cigarette smoke in his room.

A couple of guests complained that the linens were worn and that there were not enough towels provided.

As mentioned above, a couple of guests were disappointed with the selection at the free breakfast. One guest said "the free breakfast in the morning consisted of doughnuts, store bought muffins and danishes. Nothing that I could feed my three year old."
Show Sources
Sources gave this hotel an average score of 2.8 out of 5, with 77% of 31 guests recommending the property. ranked this hotel #9 out of 12 hotels in Summerside, with an average score of 3 out of 5, from 12 reviews.

The author called the hotel on December 31, 2013 to verify some information.
Editor's Analysis by Tammy B.
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Guest Reviews
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hotels in Summerside

The average guest rating for Shine Motel Summerside is 4.1 out of 10 based on 27 reviews from past guests. This average guest rating ranks Shine Motel Summerside at #7 out of 7 hotels in Summerside.

Map Marker Shine Motel Summerside
6 Water Street East, Summerside, PE