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Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 15 February 2017

Picked this motel because of location to Cabot Trail - it's excellent - right at the gateway to the national park & only 5 min drive to the centre of Cheticamp. Check-in at the main building which is across the road from the rooms. Our room was apparently the smallest room they had, yet it was big enough for the...

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Greg L, Owner at Cornerstone Motel, responded to this review

Hi Destind40, Thanks for taking the time to share with other travelers your experience at the Cornerstone Motel. Just so you are aware, our internet was slow while you were here, and thanks to your feedback and several others, we have had the service provider come out to our site to replace the antenna and we shouldn't have that same...

Sydney
Reviewed 22 December 2016

I stayed at the Cornerstone Motel for one night with my family before we drove the Cabot Trail. The owners were fantastic, they had so much information on the area to share and were very approachable with questions on what to see and do. The location was great. A little drive out of Cheticamp but right at the start of...

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Greg L, Owner at Cornerstone Motel, responded to this review

Hi SamJ, We really appreciate that you took the time to share with others the amazing experience you and your family had at the Cornerstone Motel. We really look forward to having you and your family back out to stay with us in the future!

NH
Reviewed 2 December 2016

The Cornerstone is right on the Cabot Trail, just north of Cheticamp; the office is on one side of the road, rooms on the other, so you have to cross in the morning to get your coffee and bring it back to your room. The owners are great sources for information, and even helped us with a reservation at a...

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Greg L, Owner at Cornerstone Motel, responded to this review

Thanks for the great review parrotheadnica! Unlike some other motels, we are always finding ways to upgrade and improve the rooms and property at the Cornerstone Motel in order to provide our guests with greater comforts and amenities you might not expect to get at a motel. From the communal firepit to private walking trails on the property, we offer...

Jonestown, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 17 November 2016

Manager of motel was very friendly. Somewhat outdated both furniture and room. Was fairly clean. Through no fault of the motel, our neighbors came in late and kids were running and jumping. Very difficult to sleep and then again first thing in the morning.

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Greg L, Owner at Cornerstone Motel, responded to this review

We appreciate you sharing your experience with other travelers and we were sorry to hear that your next door neighbors were so noisy. Had we known at the time we most certainly would have asked them to be more respectful of our excessive noise policy. Some of our rooms were not yet been updated during your stay, but we are...

Oceanside, California
Reviewed 9 November 2016

We stayed one night at the Cornerstone Motel in September. Unfortunately it was raining so we couldn't take advantage of being right across from the park our first day. There were also trails running right by the motel. Looks like it would be a fun place to stay with a family as there was lots of grassy area around back...

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Greg L, Owner at Cornerstone Motel, responded to this review

We would like to thank you for sharing your experience with other travelers! We pride ourselves on making your stay an exceptional one and it seems we succeeded with your stay! Hope to see you back in the future Janet G.!

Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 1 November 2016

The river view room had the best view! This motel is very clean. Glen and Cathy are gracious host and they recommended the best place to eat in Cheticamp. It was so easy to fall in love with Cheticamp and Cornerstone Motel.

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Greg L, Owner at Cornerstone Motel, responded to this review

Thanks for the great review Ameliapadua2016! We are glad to hear you were thoroughly impressed with the Cornerstone Motel and the extra amenities we have here! From the campfire to the private walking trails, we do have an ideal spot here. Only to add to that, being in walking distance to the Cape Breton Highlands National Park trails even makes...

Halifax, Canada
Reviewed 26 October 2016

stayed here one night had the room that faces the river nice clean and quiet, my mate had the room by the road but said it was still good plenty of room hot shower good coffee microwave comfy bed and nice stay

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Greg L, Owner at Cornerstone Motel, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to share your experience at the Cornerstone Motel with other travelers Paul B! It is so good to hear that both of your rooms met your expectations and were what you were looking for. We pride ourselves on clean, spacious rooms and comfortable beds. Safe travels!!

Seattle
Reviewed 25 October 2016

Clean and perfectly located place to hang your hat after circumnavigating the park. A Toronto couple has restored and upgraded the old place right along the highway. We were worried about traffic. But it is absolutely quiet once it gets dark as no one travels the treacherous roads at night.

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Greg L, Owner at Cornerstone Motel, responded to this review

We really appreciate your review Nationalparksdiva! We try to bring all of our guests a memorable experience and provide them with value for their money, and sounds like we succeeded with your stay. You are so right about the road, as there is no traffic on the road and because it is elevated with plenty of distance between, noise is...

Fairview, Texas
Reviewed 24 October 2016

This motel is next to the gate to the Highlands National Park and has been nicely renovated by its present owners. In addition it has its own scenic trails to hike along side a river. The owners take great care in recommending things to do and places to eat within the area.

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Greg L, Owner at Cornerstone Motel, responded to this review

We are so glad to hear your stay was so awesome! If you are ever out this way again, drop in and stay with us and see how we have even improved the place more!

Salt Lake City, Utah
Reviewed 20 October 2016

Excellent stay! Rooms were very clean! Greg, one of the owners offered to get us a reservation for dinner as we were starving. It did not disappoint. There was some noise with the pipes at night which woke my mom up in the night. The location was great. Very comfortable. Would definitely stay here again.

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Greg L, Owner at Cornerstone Motel, responded to this review

H Emcquiv, Thank you, so very much for your feedback. We were so happy that we made your stay even better by reserving a spot at one of our local eatery's. We are always checking out the bests restaurants in town to make sure that our quests only have the best choices. We take pride in our rooms making sure...

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Cornerstone Motel is situated directly on the world famous Cabot Trail Hwy and sides directly on the majestic Cheticamp River and is at the north entrance to the Cape Breton Highlands National Park in Cheticamp NS. With restaurants nearby and just minutes to downtown Cheticamp, this motel is possibly one of the best kept secrets in Cape Breton. Special amenities are in place for motorcycle riders. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Cornerstone Motel

Address: 16537 Cabot Trail | PO Box 268, Cheticamp, Nova Scotia B0E 1H0, Canada (Formerly Park View Motel)
Region: Canada > Nova Scotia > Cape Breton Island > Cheticamp
Price Range: $115 - $144 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Cornerstone Motel 2*
Number of rooms: 17
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“Units in the rear have a wonderful view of the river!”
JodyB282, 18 Oct 2016 | Read review
“perhaps the room away from the highway at the back would be less noisy”
coSt.Albert, 30 Sep 2016 | Read review
“We were facing the highway in room 9 and it was surprisingly quiet all night although right beside highway.”
GratefulTravellers42, 27 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Great view along river and quiet location.”
46diannew, 24 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Units in the rear with large picture windows overlooking the river. Those are the ones to book if possible.”
joelgraber, 18 Sep 2016 | Read review
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