by Joanna Nesbit
This seasonal luxury hotel is open June 1 to mid-October and is situated on a spacious property near the beach. Originally built as a private home in 1895 by a Scottish-American oil tycoon, the inn was designed as a Queen Anne Revival home and is now a National Historic Site. It features 25 unique guestrooms furnished with period antiques, as well as eight three-bedroom cottages adjacent to the inn. The Main Inn guestrooms feature a queen, king, or two double beds, or a king with a sitting area. These rooms don’t include televisions or phones. The eight cottages each contain a large sitting area, wet bar/fridge for drinks and snacks, coffee/tea maker, TV and three bedrooms with queen and twin beds (no kitchens). The onsite MacMillan dining room offers breakfast, lunch and dinner, as well as an afternoon tea service in July and August. The inn also offers free Wi-Fi, free parking, laundry service, babysitting and onsite bike rentals.
Our Editor Loves
- Unique National Historic Site
- Three-bedroom cottages
- Onsite dining
- Water Sports
- Family Room 5+
- Free Wi-Fi
- Onsite Dining
by Gayle W
From the moment you see Dalvay by the Sea and then drive onto the property you will feel like stepping back in time. What a joy. The hospitality and friendliness of the management and staff make you feel so welcomed. We stayed for 2 nights and wished we could have stayed longer, I was sad to leave. We had a king bed room that was spacious and the bed comfy. The room had a window seat with a view of the sea -what more to ask for. Anyone who complains about no TV, this is the wrong place for you. A true vacation feeling, sitting in front of the fireplaces before and after dinner, one felt the history of this place. A slower pace and time to meet other guests and converse. I wont post pics as from the ones posted you will see all and how beautiful this place is... gracious with so much history. We ate twice in the dining room for dinner and can’t rave enough how amazing both nights were. Thank you to the chef!
Shout out to Scott who served us, you were professional and so engaging.
We explored parts of PEI while staying here so it is a great location, and nice to come back to after a day out. Though the beach across the road was windy for our 2 days but we loved walking it. Also for anyone staying, take the time to go to the Dunes Galley, a 10 min drive away, it is so worth it. Overall, I’d give Dalvay a 10 out of 10. We’ll be back.
Lovely old hotel. Located in one of the most beautiful places on earth—PEI. Food was good, service was great and staff were interesting and engaged. The beach walks are tremendous.The King beds are very high so don’t fall out of bed. Just remember it’s a historic site so don’t expect all the amenities of modern hotels. No tv but internet service