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“Nice and almost 4 stars”
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Briarwood Inn
Ranked #3 of 4 Alberton B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Middleton, Canada
Level 6 Contributor
166 reviews
49 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
“Nice and almost 4 stars”
Reviewed 26 August 2013 via mobile

First the pluses: the room in the motel portion was large with a fridge, microwave and coffee maker. The room had no carpet (which is always a bonus) and the grounds are nice. The downsides: had to call the number on the door for someone to come to the office so I could check in, no breakfast or anything in a vending machine, thin walls, hot water running in other rooms causes a high pitched noise that woke me at 3 am, very poor WiFi signal that dropped completely on numerous occasions. And all of these would have been bearable but for the overpowering odour in the room. I wondered why my room's door and windows were wide open before I checked in (as were the other vacant rooms) but when I entered the room the pungent aroma of floral-like air fresheners/fabric softeners that I could not actually locate hit me. Anyone with scent sensitivities should definitely look for another motel. It's too bad. Otherwise the room was nice.

  • Stayed August 2013
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Vancouver, Canada
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Reviewed 29 December 2012

Stayed one night, after the first day of cycling on the Confederation Trail. This location is listed in the PEI Confederation Trail guidebook, so I chose it based on the distance from where we started. If you're cycling, be aware: the Inn is appx another 5-7km from the trailhead. Though it's not a huge distance, it adds onto your day. Also, there is no store nearby to get food/drink, so you have to either walk or cycle back into Alberton to eat dinner and breakfast. If you don't know this in advance, you stand to cycle an additional 20km.
That said, the very hospitable innkeepers saw how muddy and tired we were, and graciously offered us the use of their truck to drive back into town. (Where in the world does this happen except PEI?) Our room was large, clean, and water pressure was great. The kitchen was well-appointed and had we been there longer, would have been useful. We had the use of a hose to wash down our bikes as well, which was extremely helpful.

  • Stayed July 2012, travelled as a couple
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Ottawa
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 November 2012

I stayed overnight while visiting the western end of the Island. Although not luxurious, the motel room was comfortable and clean. The small fridge and microwave and the coffee maker in the room were nice conveniences. The room rate made this a great place to stay. I would definitely recommended the Inn to anyone staying in the vicinity, which is well worth doing. Lots of beautiful places and beaches to explore nearby.

  • Stayed November 2012, travelled solo
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Moncton, Canada
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9 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 September 2012

Stayed in one of their two-storey cottages from September 14-16, 2012 for a baseball tournament in Tignish, PE.

Check in was simple and quick and we were given the keys to our cottage. The cottage is nothing really special...kind of what you would expect out of a cottage. Upon entering and taking a tour around the cottage, we couldn't believe the amount of flies in there. So, unfortunately, we had to spend the first 30-45 minutes of our stay killing all of these flies. We must have killed over 100 flies in the entire cottage...not to mention a few of the largest spiders I have ever seen in my life. Now, understand that these are nice cottages...it's not like the place was infested. I understand how a few flies could get in, but If I were the owner, I would have probably did a quick run through the cottage to make sure that when the guest arrives, they don't have to "play exterminator" for the first 30-45 minutes of their stay. Not the way you want to start a weekend, but oh well, I've been through worse.

The two-storey cottage has your typical kitchen, living area, and screened-in porch on the first floor, and bathroom and two bedrooms upstairs. One room had a queen I believe, and the other room had two twins. All was good has far as space and comfort. Despite our spiders and flies episode, everything did appear to be clean, which is always a plus! The shower system is geared more for anyone under 5'6 or so, but again, it's what I expected for a cottage.

The surrounding area is quite nice too...lots of open space. This region of Prince Edward Island is really nice in general, so you're in an ideal location to tour around by bicycle or vehicle.

So, for the price we paid for the weekend, I would say we got our money's worth. Again, this place isn't "over-the-top" but it is more than adequate for a nice getaway in PEI's Prince County.

  • Stayed September 2012, travelled with family
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Monkton, Vermont
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Reviewed 8 August 2012

We really enjoyed our stay at Briarwood! We had the "honeymoon suite" for our 30th anniversary trip. It was incredibly spacious, clean, and convenient with the kitchen and living room space. Very enjoyable stay with friendly folks in the front office.

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  • Stayed July 2012, travelled as a couple
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New York City, New York
Level 6 Contributor
152 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 September 2011

My daughter and I have come back to the Briarwood for several years and always had a good experience. We haven't stayed in the inn, but in the housekeeping units - living room, kitchenette, 1 bedroom and bathroom. Two units are larger. We come here with our dog and really like it. The housekeeping units are quite clean and there is TV and free wi-fi, although the wi-fi is sometimes spotty. It is the country, after all. There are barbecues outside on the lawn for guests to use and it's a beautiful property on the water. I recommend it.

  • Stayed July 2011, travelled with family
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Charlottetown, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 14 June 2011

There was actual live and dead bugs on both queen beds in our room (at the inn), quite a lot, more than 10. The room smelt really bad, weird musty smell and overpowering air freshner. Decor dated.

  • Stayed June 2011, travelled with friends
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Property: Briarwood Inn
Address: 253 Matthews Lane | Prince Edward Island, Alberton, Prince Edward Island C0B 1B0, Canada
Region: Canada > Prince Edward Island > Alberton
Amenities:
Beach Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 4 B&Bs / Inns in Alberton
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Briarwood Inn 3*
Number of rooms: 25
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Briarwood has something for everyone, a Heritage Home weekly rental, Six two bedroom cottages, a lodge with six suites including full kitchens, and a ten unit motel. We are situated on the water. All rooms are air conditioned. We are open year round. ... more   less 
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