Planning a driving holiday, a few days in Cape Breton, a few days around Halifax, 2 adults 3 kids under 11... if we rely on finding a hotel when and where we want it, are we risking "no room at the inn" in July? Budget is not "lowest price no matter what" but I can't afford $200+ every night.
If necessary I'll make reservations in say Sydney and in Halifax or nearby and use it as a home base for the region, but it would be nice if we could play it a little more freely and find a place day by day. I've had nice vacations like that in some places, but I've also had to drive across Saskatchewan looking for a hotel room because everything was booked. :-) and :-(