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Hearthstone Inn Port Hawkesbury
Ranked #2 of 2 Hotels in Port Hawkesbury
Halifax, Canada
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“A decent place to stay the night”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2010

When I found out that I was booked at this motel for the night, I wasn't sure what to think. I am always a bit weary of the drive up to the door motels, but it was available and I needed a place to stay the night.
Overall, I wouId say that I was pleasantly surprised. The room, while very dark with the curtains pulled, was rather spacious. The bed was quite comfortable, the bathroom was more than adequate, and the very large flat screen tv was a nice touch. It was a decent stay at a reasonable price.
I had breakfast at the restaurant in the morning. The food was good, but slow to arrive and a bit over-priced.
I would likely stay there again if I was passing through Port Hawkesbury.

  • Stayed October 2010, travelled on business
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2010

As others have noted, the Hearthstone Inn looks like just about every typical strip motel of the 1960s in either Canada or the United States. Most folks would simply drive past it as they looked for something far newer and probably far fancier. Those who do might be sorry. Each of the motel's room have been recently updated with new furniture, new wallpaper, new equipment. The beds are comfortable, and with a restaurant on the premises, it would be easy for travelers not only to have a full stomach but also a great night's sleep as well before heading on the following day.

No one, however, ought to expect great things from the Hearthstone. Though its physical setting is indeed well selected, the rooms are somewhat on the small size. They are also incredibly dark even with every light on, and the walls are quite thin. We were awakened at 6 AM by several truckers next door who were apparently anxious to get back on the road. If one chooses not to eat at the inn, it is about four miles up the highway to the town of Port Hawkesbury and other restaurants and shops. There is no complimentary breakfast; though the home restaurant serves breakfast, it does so at a rather steep premium.

The Hearthstone Inn has reasonable rates (at least for Cape Breton Island) and tired drivers, especially those heading for the vaunted Cabot Trail, would be wise to consider it as their motel of choice. It is "average" but "average" can be and, in this case, is quite good.

  • Stayed July 2010, travelled as a couple
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2009

From the exterior this looks like a typical strip motel you see a thousand different places. But the interior has been totally renovated , top of the line.The view from the rooms on the back, was breathtaking.
The staff was helpful and nice and the restaurant was one of the best places to eat in the area, especially the specials.
We would definately stay here again.

  • Stayed August 2009, travelled as a couple
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Property: Hearthstone Inn Port Hawkesbury
Address: 388 Highway 4, Port Hawkesbury, Nova Scotia B9A 1M5, Canada (Formerly known as the Port Hawkesbury Motel)
Region: Canada > Nova Scotia > Cape Breton Island > Port Hawkesbury
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 2 Hotels in Port Hawkesbury
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2 star — Hearthstone Inn Port Hawkesbury 2*
Number of rooms: 26
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Known as the jewel of Canada, Cape Breton Island is one of the world's most visited spots. Hearthstone Inn Port Hawkesbury, located at the entrance to the island, is the perfect place to start your adventure in this scenic Atlantic Canada masterpiece. Our newly-renovated hotel features 26 smoke-free guest rooms and a friendly staff dedicated to providing you a warm Maritime welcome. With tastefully decorated queen and king bed rooms featuring all the comforts of home, the Hearthstone Inn Port Hawkesbury is the answer to your travelling needs. Enjoy the Convenience of Free Wi-Fi & Our On-Site Restaurant Whether you are taking the family on vacation or visiting on business, we offer a worry-free stay and a restful night's sleep. You will enjoy free Wi-Fi access, free in-room coffee, sleep-enhancing mattresses, complimentary morning newspaper and a range of other sought-after amenities. Hearthstone Inn Port Hawkesbury boasts the added convenience of an on-site restaurant and lounge. If you are in town for a conference at the Port Hawkesbury Civic Centre or planning to check out some of the award-winning golf courses on the island, come home to the Hearthstone Inn. We will cater to your every need. ... more   less 
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