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About Prince Edward Island

Prince Edward Island has the feel of a place that time forgot. Covered with lush green meadows and woods, pretty fishing villages and farmhouses, rich terracotta-coloured soil and wonderful sandy beaches. The best places to stay in Prince Edward Island are gathered both around the main town, Charlottetown, and in the smaller villages and hamlets. As charming as the island itself, the hotels tend to be elegant, traditional, affairs. Perfect for cosying up after a day spent outdoors.

The island is famed for inspiring the book ‘Anne of Green Gables’. Travellers coming to the island in search of a whiff of nostalgia won’t be disappointed, as the pastoral landscapes described stand true today. A particularly scenic part of the island is the Prince Edward Island National Park. Here the dunes, wetlands and forests brim with amazing flora and fauna, and there are also some incredible coastal ecosystems.

As a fairly self-sufficient island, it is fast becoming a foodie destination, particularly known for its shellfish, lobsters and oysters. During the summer months this is an unsurprisingly popular destination with Canadians, so to ensure a room at one of the best places to stay on Prince Edward Island we recommend booking well in advance.

The best places to stay on Prince Edward Island

For luxury

  • The Hillhurst Inn is a luxurious hotel in a great downtown Charlottetown location. The rooms are large with antique furnishings. Breakfasts are taken in a wood-panelled dining room and there’s an equally impressive library.

For a B&B

  • The Great George is a B&B also in historic downtown Charlottetown, but this is a larger property, with 54 spacious, elegant rooms, plus a lounge. The breakfasts are continental and you’re surrounded by lush gardens.

For an apartment or cottage

  • If you'd prefer a self-catering option this holiday - don't hesitate to visit our online partner, Booking.com for a range of properties ideal for enjoying the relaxing nature of the island.

Travel Information

  • Fly to Charlottetown Airport located 5.9km (3.6 miles) from Charlottetown with a selection of flights across Canada along with seasonal flights further afield.
  • Alternatively, Charlottetown is a popular destination on numerous cruise ship routes making sea travel an option.
  • If you want to rent a car to explore the island, for prices and booking, click here to visit our online partner, Rental Cars.
  • Best time to visit - the summer months of July and August.

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Best Hotels in Prince Edward Island

  • Weeping Willow House Kensington, Prince Edward Island 3 rooms from £66

    Local exploring  -  The island's main attractions are set within easy distance of this hotel, making it a great base for local exploring
    Hideaway  -  Set in tranquil grounds on the idyllic Prince Edward island, this hotel is an ideal location for a hideaway holiday
    Great walks  -  Enjoy direct access to the Confederation Trail from this hotel, a walking trail along the old train tracks across the island
    Full of character

    This boutique B&B is tucked away in a turn-of-the-century property on Prince Edward Island in Canada. The newly renovated guestrooms are bright and airy, with original wooden floors and homely, country-feel soft furnishings - the perfect base for exploring this picturesque island. See More

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  • Sydney Boutique Inn and Suites Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island 40 rooms from £67

    City Style  -  Located within a beautifully restored heritage property a stone's throw from the harbour, book this hotel for chic city style
    Local exploring  -  With a central location in Charlottestown, this is a stylish base for your local exploring
    Great walks  -  Take walks along the island's abandoned former railway tracks and through to Victoria Park, where you can cool off in the pool
    Opulent

    This hotel offers elegant suites within the former 1857 Notre Dame Convent in Charlottetown, on Prince Edward Island. Suites are beautifully appointed, with custom-made, heritage-style furnishings, plush bed linens and lots of natural light, in addition to lovingly preserved architectural details. See More

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  • Montgomery Inn Ingleside, Prince Edward Island 7 rooms from £76

    Families  -  Families can reserve exclusive use of all or part of the B&B, making this a great option for parents travelling with children
    Country Escape  -  Set in the picturesque landscape of Ingleside on Prince Edward Island, this hotel offers a charming escape to the country
    Local exploring  -  With the coast and Park Corner close by, there is plenty to explore local to this hotel
    Sights nearby  -  Drive along the coast to visit Thunder Cove Beach, home to unusual rock formations with layers created by the sea over the years

    This charming, heritage B&B is nestled in Ingleside, Prince Edward Island - the setting for Anne of Green Gables. Surrounded by verdant pasture, the idyllic country mansion is home to seven, well-appointed guestrooms with soft linens, cosy window seats and a sun terrace for slow afternoons. See More

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  • Hillhurst Inn Charlottetown (Prince Edward Island) 9 rooms from £108

    Sights nearby  -  Victoria Park has been guarding the city since 1805 with its canons and fortifications.
    Great walks  -  Along the beaches or through historical Charlottetown.
    Full of character
    Views  -  Great views from hotel

    Downtown location makes this luxurious B&B the perfect spot for local adventures. Large rooms are classic in style with antique furnishings, in keeping with the rest of the house. Breakfast in the wood panelled dining room, before a day of relaxing in the library or seeing the sights. See More

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  • The Great George Charlottetown (Prince Edward Island) 54 rooms from £112

    Romantic Break  -  The style and elegance of this island B&B make it a lovers paradise- with plush rooms and lush gardens.
    Foodies  -  Indulge at the nearby Sims Corner Steakhouse & Oyster Bar for a customised taster menu.
    Sights nearby  -  You must not miss out on Historical Province House, just down the road.
    Great walks  -  Waterfront offers many city walks and shops to browse.

    Residential B&B prime downtown location for island exploring. Comfort is paramount, with spacious rooms and lounging area. Continental breakfast is served daily, and the kick start you need for your day of business or leisure. A great find in the historical district of town. See More

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  • Barachois Inn Rustico, Prince Edward Island 8 rooms from £98

    Romantic Break  -  With charming, heritage suites, hot tub baths and pretty gardens, this hotel makes a great spot for a romantic getaway
    Weddings  -  This hotel is the perfect place for a wedding, with beautiful gardens and a concierge service - enquire for packages
    Beach Life  -  Set a stone's throw from the coast in Rustico, on Price Edward Island, book this hotel for a relaxing beach break
    Sights nearby  -  Visit the St. Augustine Catholic Church which sits opposite the hotel, a good example of local architectural style

    This five-star country inn is located in Rustico, Prince Edward Island. Guestrooms are spread across Gallant House and MacDonald House, two Victorian-era properties with beautifully restored interiors and heritage-style interior design. Located just minutes from the beach. A relaxing stay. See More

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  • The Inn at Bay Fortune Souris, Prince Edward Island 15 rooms from £167

    Hideaway  -  Set within 48 acres of beautiful grounds including an organic farm and walking trails, hideaway at this charming seaside inn
    Beach Life  -  Set on the coast of Prince Edward Island, a sleepy seaside town, this hotel is perfect for a laid-back beach break
    Foodies  -  The hotel restaurant FireWorks Feast is a local sensation, run by celebrity chef and hotel owner, Michael Smith
    Great walks  -  Discover fantastic trails on the hotel grounds and beyond with a long coastal walk; ask your hosts for top tips

    This chic inn sits within a heritage country estate in Bay Fortune, Prince Edward Island. After a recent renovation, the hotel offers stylish guestrooms with a blend of contemporary design and selected antiques. As a guest, enjoy priority seating at the hotel's acclaimed FireWorks Feast restaurant. See More

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