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Licensing and Ratings

Licensing and Ratings

Tourism operators in PEI are committed to the quality and cleanliness of their properties. Islanders take great pride and time to ensure your accommodation or camping site is comfortable and well maintained.

All accommodations and camping sites listed have been inspected to ensure they meet the province's and industry's standards. Before booking  a property not listed in the printed Visitors Guide, please confirm that it is licensed and inspected. Look for a posted license prior to check-in. It is your assurance that cleanliness and standards of comfort have been met.

Information contained in this website has been supplied by the operators and the accuracy of descriptions is not guaranteed. Details included in listings are meant to assist consumers in making choices. Rate information, for many properties, is presented as a low to high range. The low rate is often the lowest off-season rate available and listings will contain the phrase "Prices include off-season rates." If only one rate is shown, then it is the high rate and off-season rates are available directly from the property.

Prices are listed in Canadian dollars. Cancellation and deposit policies are set by the individual operator. Always check these policies prior to booking.

The area code for all of Prince Edward Island is 902.

Canada Select

Within each of the five colour-coded regions, accommodations are listed alphabetically according to their rating category. Most listings show a Canada Select rating, which is based on a set of nationally accepted standards. If you stay at three-star properties elsewhere in Canada, you will find PEI three-star properties comparable. Ratings measure a property's facilities, services, quality and amenities. The rating program is voluntary and some operators choose not to participate; an unrated property does not imply low standards.

Based on consumer research, the Canada Select program revises the criteria it uses to assess accommodation properties and determine star ratings. Please read the descriptions to ensure the amenities you are looking for are available at the property you choose.

Categories and Star Definitions

Resort (R) - Destination properties which offer extensive recreational activities, on-site dining and private bath as well as many additional services.
Inn (I) - Properties offer breakfast and an evening meal on premises, and private en suite bath facilities. Some may use the term "inn" as part of their property name, but are actually categorized as B&B (or Breakfast Inn) according to the rating system.
Hotel/Motel (H/M) - These properties offer private bath and a range of guest facilities, services and amenities.
Bed & Breakfast/Hospitality Home (B&B)(HH) - Private residences. Guest room is private, bathroom may be shared or private. Breakfast is available at B&Bs and often at tourist/farm/guest homes. Includes Breakfast Inns, which tend to be larger Bed & Breakfast properties.
Cottage (C) - Self-contained units offering private baths and cooking facilities (or provisions for dining on site). Units may be detached or linked, and include houses and housekeeping apartments, vacation homes, suites and condos.

Star Ratings

Highest ratings on PEI:
Cottage
B&B
Inn
Hotel/Motel
Resort
Campground/RV Park

Camping Select

Campgrounds are rated using a two-tier system: facilities/ services (F) evaluates entrance, store, restrooms, roadways, grounds, security, laundry, and general quality; recreation (R) evaluates programs, activities and recreational facilities, and is scored separately. Camping Select is a voluntary rating program in which some operators choose to participate.

AccessAdvisor.ca

Accessadvisor.ca is the enhanced program that verifies and designates accessibility levels; it consists of four designations and is applied to all types of businesses, tourism operation/experience - indoor or out - as well as communities and public/private facilities.

Accessadvisor.ca is a voluntary program and all participating locations have been visited to confirm their access level. Please contact the establishment directly to ensure your specific needs can be met.

  • Full Mobile Accessible: Accessible to persons requiring the use of a wheelchair or other mobility assistive device.
  • Partially Accessible: Accessible or partially accessible to persons with varied levels of disability including difficulty with mobility, reflexes, and strength.
  • Sight Accessible: Accessible to persons with partial sight impairment to total blindness.
  • Hearing Accessible: Accessible to persons with partial hearing loss to total hearing loss.

Please visit www.accessadvisor.ca for more information and to view a complete database of accessadvisor.ca verified locations.

Abbreviations

AE American Express
DC Diners Club
V Visa
BA Bank Americard
MC MasterCard
B bath
o/n overnight
S shower
m metre
km kilometre
(u) unserviced site
(2w) site with water and electrical hook-ups
(3w) site with water, electrical and sewage hook-ups
(5w) site with 3w hook-ups plus cable and telephone
hsk housekeeping unit - provides bedding, utensils, dishes, refrigerator and stove or hotplate (for light housekeeping)

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Full Mobile Accessible Full Mobile Accessible
Partially Accessible Partially Accessible
Sight Accessible Sight Accessible
Hearing Accessible Hearing Accessible
Non-smoking Non-smoking
Food served Food served
Licensed to serve alcohol Licensed to serve alcohol
Pool, indoor or outdoor Pool, indoor or outdoor
Beach on premises Beach within 200 metres
Cyclists Welcome Cyclists Welcome
Pets permitted, usually on leash Pets permitted, usually on leash
Air-conditioned establishments Air-conditioned establishment
High-speed Internet High-speed Internet
Crafts demonstrations Crafts demonstrations
Member, Tourism Industry Association of PEI Member, Tourism Industry Association of PEI
Open off season: before June 15 and/or after Sept 15 Open off season: before June 15 and/or after Sept 15
French services French services
Some French services Some French services