Maritimes & Newfoundland queries re accomm. late Aug/early Sept
Replies: 4 - Last Post: May 10, 2012 7:44 AM Last Post By: Ploughjockey
Mar 26, 2012 9:04 AM
Maritimes & Newfoundland queries re accomm. late Aug/early SeptTwo of us will be travelling to Newfoundland and the Maritimes starting August 23rd and returning home September 15th. We are renting a car from Halifax and reurning it there also. We prefer not to book accommodation ahead of time as we don't know just exactly how long we'll spend in each place. We have a "plan" but have found out from past travels it is best not to have them etched in stone. We have all the Tourism guides from each province that list accommodations, etc.
1st question: are there other B & B, motels etc that aren't listed in the guides. We find the ones in the guides are a bit pricier than what we would normally pay. they seem to average about $80 for a double.
2nd: will we have problems at that time of year finding accommodation if we don't book ahead
3rd: we will be spending 2 or 3 nights at the end of the trip in Halifax. any recommendations for reasonable accommodation in an area that would make seeing the sights and nightlife of Halifax convenient.
Any help would be appreciated.
Mar 27, 2012 6:15 AM
1Hi Did a similar thing in 2011, similar dates. Easy enough to just drive and see what you find, especially in Nfld. Pick up a brochure from the local tourist bureaux as you go, as there seem to be lots that have limited internet presence. We had no problems not booking ahead, that is getting towards the end of the summer season at least in Nfld. Maybe book ahead of time in Halifax and St John's especially if there's a storm coming!
Mar 27, 2012 4:24 PM
Mar 27, 2012 7:35 PM
3On a similar road trip through Nova Scotia, I found it was fine if I used the guidebooks to book a B&B the morning of the same day - that way, you have a fair sense of where you may be that night, and you get a good place to stay. One night in Cape Breton we didn't do this, and it was not great; by the time we needed to stop for the night, there was very little to be had, and we ended up spending way too much money.
Have a great trip - you'll love this area, the people are wonderful!
May 10, 2012 7:44 AM
4Accommodations are expensive in Canada generally, and NS particularly. Pretty much everywhere you're likely to find is in the guides. Most places in the Maritimes are remote small communities without a lot of accommodations so you're definitely going to want to book ahead.
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