1 . The Great George

Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island

CALL DIRECT: +1 (800) 361 - 1118

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Like something from the very pages of Lucy Maud Montgomery’s Anne of Green Gables novels, The Great George proudly stands as the No.1 PEI hotel on our beloved list. The cluster of 15 lovingly restored buildings grace Charlottetown’s Great George Street National Historic District.

The fact that The Great George is made up of several award-winning heritage buildings definitely had something do with winning our hearts. How could it not? Each unique building lends a glance into yesteryear; a time when instead of looking out the window and seeing a mini-van curbside, a whinnying horse was pulling a buggy of cloak-clad Canadians down a dirt road. While the architecture is much the same as it was a hundred years ago, most of the décor adds a contemporary twist, and some of the suites are truly revolutionary. The Perkins Suite, for instance, is set in a circa 1843 building, yet the ultramodern amenities are definitely from another lifetime. An oversized marble steamroom with an open air shower gives way to an opulent room featuring a luxe double Jacuzzi. And after a bathing experience fit for a king, you can cool off on the private rooftop deck overlooking the glittering Charlottetown streetscape.

Highlights

The Great George is just steps from The Charlottetown Waterfront, St. Dunstan’s Basilica Church and Province House.

Getting there

From the airport, turn left onto Brackley Point Road/Route 15. Take Brackley Road to the first set of lights and turn left onto Riverside Drive/Perimeter Arterial Highway. Stay on Riverside Drive and it will eventually turn in to Water Street Parkway. Turn right onto Great George Street. The Great George will be up ahead.

Address

58 Great George Street, Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, Canada

2 . Delta Prince Edward Island

Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island

CALL DIRECT: +1 (866) 894 - 1203

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Our No. 2 selection may not boast 1800s architecture, but that doesn’t mean Delta Prince Edward Island is any less charming. Set in the heart of Olde Charlottetown, this prestigious hotel is just steps from the clusters of shops at Peake’s Wharf – one of the city’s most scenic places!

Whether you’re staying for a night or an entire week, one thing’s for certain – you won’t be disappointed by this Delta dynasty. And you won’t want to miss a chance to gallivant down the boardwalk at Confederation Landing Park, either. Drop your bags at the door – they have bell service, don’t sweat it! – and head down to the postcard-worthy waterfront. And if you happen to be visiting Charlottetown in the summertime, visit with unlikely locals at Peake’s Wharf Marine Touch Tank. Canadian crustaceans won’t be crabby you came by to pay them a visit! Once you’ve sufficiently explored the waterfront and have been contently stuffed to the gills with some of island’s best seafood, head back to the hotel and sink into a two-person tub of whirling bubbles in your Deluxe Room.

Fun facts

Children younger than 6 yrs. eat for free at Delta Prince Edward Island!

Related Onsite Offerings

Bell staff, babysitting, housekeeping, laundry services, fitness center, spa, aerobic classes and pools.

Address

18 Queen Street, Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island C1A 8B9

3 . Rodd Brudenell River

Cardigan, Prince Edward Island

CALL DIRECT: +1 (800) 565 - 7633

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Just 30 minutes from Charlottetown, among the leafy landscape and lush hills of Brudenell River Provincial Park, sits our No. 3 PEI pick, Rodd Brudenell River. It lays claim to one of Canada’s top-ranked public golf courses, plus three distinct – and distinguished – styles of accommodations!

Considering this Rodd Signature Resort is practically surrounded by meticulously-manicured fairways, you’ll probably be more than ready to hop on a golf cart and zoom to the first hole. But before you tee off on the par 72 Brudenell River Golf Course, or the impressive Dundarave Golf Course, you must make a choice about where you’ll rest your golf bag-toting shoulder at night. Here, you have the option of staying in the Main Hotel, overlooking the tranquil Brundenell River, an upscale Echelon Gold Cottage or the budget-friendly Country Cabins. All three accommodation types are well-appointed with plush beds and added extras, making your stay on PEI completely comfortable!

Fun facts

Rodd Brudenell River has more than five signature packages devoted to golfing The Gentle Island!

Related Onsite Offerings

Golf course, pools, whirlpool, sauna, fitness center, Rodd Spa Boutique, gift shop, marina, tennis courts, business center, canoe/kayak/bike rentals and meeting facilities.

Address

86 Dewars Lane, PO Box 67, Georgetown Royalty, Prince Edward Island, Canada C0A 1G0

4 . Best Western Charlottetown

Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island

CALL DIRECT: +1 (902) 892 - 2461

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There’s a reason why Best Western Charlottetown is on our list of Top 10 Prince Edward Island Resorts. Of course it has something to do with this booming hotel chain’s successful reputation for its hospitality. But when we heard it was right by Peakes Quay, we added this hotel to the list in a snap!

Is it bad that we were practically jumping for joy when we heard that Best Western Charlottetown was within walking distance to one of the tastiest lobster dinners on PEI? Nah, and you’re going to be begging for a bib once you get a load of that one pound lobster, steamed and garnished with all the fixins’. After your chin – and shirt! – have sufficiently been doused with butter and your belly’s about to burst, roll on down to the waterfront and enjoy PEI’s largest outdoor patio overlooking the marina. After you’ve slept off that succulent seafood dinner in your spacious guestroom or suite, head down to the lobby for a complimentary continental breakfast before a dip in the pool, or Day 2 of your Charlottetown exploration. The Province House and the Confederation Center are just minutes away!

Related Onsite Offerings

Pool, spa, steam room, two restaurants, laundry services, babysitting, fitness center, cocktail lounge, business center and meeting facilities.

Highlights

Children younger than 18 years old stay for free!

Address

238 Grafton Street, Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, C1A 1L5, CA

5 . Dalvay By-The-Sea

Dalvay, Prince Edward Island

CALL DIRECT: +1 (888) 366 - 2955

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If you’ve seen the Anne of Green Gables movies or the Road to Avonlea TV series, then Dalvay By-The-Sea will look very familiar to you. Known as the White Sands Hotel in these productions, it’s easy to see why this historic Cavendish haven was chosen for film – and as our No. 5 list selection!

We adored it on TV when Sullivan Entertainment Inc. included Dalvay By-the-Sea in its 1990s series based off of Lucy Maud Montgomery’s side characters in Anne of Green Gables. But once we saw this picturesque PEI place in the flesh – err, mortar – we were head-over-heels in love. A true seaside example of 1890s architecture, this hotel was once owned by Alexander MacDonald - a wealthy businessman and one-time president of Standard Oil Company with John D. Rockefeller. While we won’t go into the long history it holds as it had been passed down to MacDonald’s granddaughters and then other PEI dwellers, we wills say this: one look at the hotel while you walk along the warm sands and rising dunes of Dalvay Beach, and you’ll be hooked. Dalvay By-The-Sea is truly for the romantics at heart.

Fun facts

Dalvay By-The-Sea was built in 1895.

Related Onsite Offerings

Dalvay By-The-Sea holds 26 guestrooms, all largely furnished in period antiques as well as a four-piece private bath.

Highlights

For your ultimate relaxation, there are no televisions, radios, or even telephones in Dalvay-By-The-Sea guestrooms.

6 . Stanhope Bay and Beach Resort

York, Prince Edward Island

CALL DIRECT: +1 (866) 672 - 2701

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Like our No. 5 pick, Stanhope Bay and Beach Resort is a piece of living history – an authentic look into yesteryear on the island. Set on the sandy shores of Covehead Bay, between Charlottetown and Cavendish, this seaside resort has charmed its way onto our list of Top 10 Prince Edward Island Resorts!

Sure, it’s easy to throw the word “charming” around, believe us. But what else would you call a fully-renovated, centuries-old resort that houses rooms called the Romantic Cliffside Hideaway Suite, or features whitewashed Adirondack chairs perfectly-positioned on grassy knolls for a sunset? This and plenty more adorable amenities will have you living a charmed life on your PEI vacation. And packages – phew! This place has resort packages galore! From golf and theater deals to specials that include a daylong bike through the National Park area and deep-sea fishing, like the Bed Bike and Boat Package. And we couldn’t forget about our appetites! The Culinary Delights Package features in-room vino upon your arrival and a $100 Stanhope Bay and Beach Restaurant voucher!

Fun facts

Stanhope Bay and Beach Resort is open from mid-May to October.

Related Onsite Offerings

24-hour reception desk, concierge services, business center, laundry facilities and babysitting.

Address

3445 Bayshore Rd., York, Prince Edward Island, Canada E C0A 1P0

7 . Stanley Bridge Country Resort and Conference Center

Stanley Bridge, Prince Edward Island

CALL DIRECT: +1 (800) 361 - 2882

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Does dozing in a quaint cottage overlooking the vibrant New London Bay and swirling Stanley River sound the least bit appealing to you? It did to us, that’s why we’ve chosen Stanley Bridge Country Resort and Conference Center to be our No. 7 list pick. And you’ll want to save your snooze ‘till after the tour!

Self-tour, that is. Here, you aren’t on a schedule to do anything except breathe in the warm sea breeze and relax. And if the bliss-inducing scenery is more than enough for you on your PEI getaway, then plant yourself on a comfortable chair outside your cottage with a book in hand and drinking in the warm Canadian rays. Rather stay in hotel-style guestrooms? This resort has those, too, in The Lodge and Country Inn. It may be hard to tear yourself away from Stanley Bridge’s too-cute accommodations and acclaimed Sutherlands Restaurant, but you must, we insist. There’s no way you can miss a visit to miles of sand and turf at Cavandish National Beaches, just five minutes away!

Related Onsite Offerings

Sutherland’s Restaurant, outdoor playground, pool, business center, laundry facilities, housekeeping services, sport equipment rental and outdoor pavilion.

Getting there

From the Charlottetown Airport, follow Route 2, west towards Hunter River. Pass Hunter River and turn right onto Route 254. Travel this secondary road until you reach Stanley Bridge. At the stop sign (crossroads), turn left onto Route 6. Cross a small bridge and the Stanley Bridge Country Resort will be to your right, on Route 6.

Address

Route 6, Stanley Bridge, Prince Edward Island, Canada C0B 1M0

8 . Slemon Park Hotel and Conference Center

Slemon Park, Prince Edward Island

CALL DIRECT: +1 (877) 782 - 9734

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If you’re headed to Summerside – Prince Edward Island’s second largest city – then you’d best think about staying at Slemon Park Hotel and Conference Center. This renovated Slemon Park hotspot may be known for providing business travelers with a comfy place to rest their heads, but it caters to tourists, too!

First of all, we have to mention that Slemon Park is home to some of the world’s most premium companies in aviation, aerospace, diversified manufacturing, commercial and light industries. With that said, it’s no wonder this remodeled hotel sees thousands of business people pass through its doors a year. But just because a lot of work gets done in these parts, doesn’t mean a lot of play doesn’t! Just minutes from Summerside, Slemon Park Hotel is your ideal PEI destination if you want some peace and quiet away from the city. Here, you can fly into the hotel’s own private airport and be on your way traipsing through The Gentle Island in a jiffy. And there is plenty to see within a five-mile radius. Check out the bustling marketplace at Spinnakers Landing, brimming with boutique outlets, crafts and eateries. And a trip to Summerside isn’t complete with out a gander at the historical Wyatt Heritage Properties!

Fun facts

Don’t skip out on tasting Anson Restaurant’s delicious evening buffet, overflowing with the island’s finest offerings.

Address

12 Redwood Avenue, Slemon Park, Prince Edward Island, Canada C0B 2A0

Getting there

From Charlottetown Airport, drive to the exit point and go straight until you come to a set of lights. Turn right onto Route 2, travel west until you come to the Town of Kensington. At the traffic lights, turn left, you are still on Route 2 and travel through two sets of traffic lights. After the second set of lights, you will see the exit into Slemon Park. Exit onto Slemon Park Drive, take the second right onto Parkway Drive, then the second right onto Redwood Avenue. Slemon Park Hotel and Conference Center will be up ahead.

9 . Loyalist Lakeview Resort Summerside

Summerside, Prince Edward Island

CALL DIRECT: +1 (902) 436 - 3333

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We told you where to stay just outside of Summerside; now it’s time to recommend a retreat within the city walls. And Loyalist Lakeview Resort Summerside is that place – and our precious No. 9 pick. It sits adjacent to the gorgeous harbor, in the center of Summerside’s most beloved attractions.

Once you throw open the double doors to Loyalist Lakeview Hotel, you’ll be glad that this is where you’re retreating to once the fiery sun makes its slow decent into the surrounding waters. Sure, you won’t be disappointed if you decide to stay on the premises during your PEI vacation, considering the guestrooms and suites are uber spacious, boast alluring cityscape panoramas and sometimes even have whirlpool tubs. But, if you’ve come to explore the island, you likely won’t be satisfied staying indoors all day. Thank goodness Loyalist Lakeview Resort Summerside is just a hop, skip and jump away from the delightful main dishes and first acts of Feast Dinner Theatre and the MacNaught History Center and Archives.

Highlights

Loyalist Lakeview Resort Summerside has 103 guestrooms.

Address

195 Harbour Drive, Summerside, Prince Edward Island C1N 5R1

Related activities

From the Charlottetown Airport, go straight out until you see Highway 2 and take a right. Follow this road until you come to Kensington. You will come to an intersection with traffic lights in Kensington. Take a left and follow Route 2 to Summerside. At the second Summerside Exit (Granville Street), take a left and follow Granville as far as you can go. Loyalist Lakeview Resort Summerside is located at the bottom of Granville Street.

10 . Rodd Crowbush Golf and Beach Resort

Lakeside, Prince Edward Island

CALL DIRECT: +1 (800) 565 - 7633

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As brother to the esteemed No. 3 selection on our list of Top 10 Prince Edward Island Resorts, Rodd Crowbush may be the younger sibling of the two, but it doesn’t mean this North Shore hotspot has anything to be jealous about. Both resorts possess PEI’s leading golf courses, plus stunning locations to boot!

Recognized by Golf Digest as Canada's Best New Course in 1994, The Links at Crowbush Cove is one glaring reason you should stay at this five-star resort. Just 25 minutes from Charlottetown, Rod Crowbush is a pleasant drive from the city, along the sandy dunes and verdant, untamed grasses gracing the island’s northern coastline. It’s expected that when you reach the cheery yellow-walled establishment capped with green tiles that you’ll be treated well, but the welcoming homey ambiance will really bowl you over when you walk into lobby. Chocolate-hued exposed beams and a freestanding fireplace crackling to the sounds of muted conversations will make you want to kick off your shoes and call it home. And you can – for a while at least!

Related Onsite Offerings

Besides hotel guestrooms and suites, Rodd Crowbush Golf and Beach Resort offers one- to two-bedroom executive cottages

Highlights

Sore from putting and driving on the green all day? The Rodd Spa Boutique at Crowbush will have you revived for another round in no time with a specialized massage or blissful body treatment.

Getting there

From Charlottetown, follow Highway 2 east. Rodd Crowbush Golf and Beach Resort is located in Lakeside on Route 350 (Canavoy Road) off the north side of Highway 2, between the communities of West St. Peters and Morell.

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