Clark's Sunny Isle Motel 

Summerside, Prince Edward Island








Clark's Sunny Isle Motel 9.6RECOGNITION OF EXCELLENCE 2021


Tripadvisor ranked #1 Best Bargain Hotel in Canada  for a third consecutive year in 2019!

Winner of Tripadvisor Traveler's Choice awards:
     2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017,
2018, 2019 and 2020.

We have sold our motel to Aaron and Kendra Wedge who own/operate the Cairns Motel across the street.  They will continue to maintain the high level of standards our motel has been known for.  Thanks to all our past customers and don't hesitate to book here in the future.

Summer 2023    

Vacation is a time when you want to leave all your worries behind and enjoy yourself. Unfortunately, finding a place to stay that offers a reasonable price with clean, modern facilities, can be a worry that follows you on your vacation. When you stay at Clark's Sunny Isle Motel, you can finally relax. Not only have you found a spot that meets these needs, you have also found a spot that offers much more. When you're not touring around enjoying the sights and activities of P.E.I., you can relax and stroll the lush motel grounds. The plants, shrubs and trees that fill out the 2 acres of property create an atmosphere that truly has to be seen to be appreciated.Click the following link to find out more about us.

 Our Grounds



Here are some additional pictures of the motel and grounds.


We offer all the features of the larger hotels at a fraction of the cost. All units feature cross-ventilation, individual thermostatically-controlled heat, air conditioning, clock radios, mini-fridges, hair dryers, wireless internet, phones with free local calls and new 40-5 0"  High Definition TVs with extended cable inc. sports, news, music and some High Definition channels.  By your bedside you will find an alarm clock (with USB charging ports) as well as a book on the history of Summerside so you can get familiar with your small host city!

New for 2021...In room single cup coffee makers.  Daily maid service is included for those staying more than one night. We also have a safe and convenient storage area for bicycles so people can leave them safely behind when they are not needed.

These photos show some new renovations done for 2018 with new triple sheeting beds with duvets.  We have tried this in a couple of rooms to see how they work out.

Here are some room pictures.

Golf and shopping can be found nearby and the Confederation walking Trail is only very close and easy to access. The ever popular Cavendish Beach area is a short 25-30 minutes drive. The Confederation Bridge is 20 minutes away and Charlottetown is 45 minutes away.  The North Cape Coastal drive starts in Summerside and is a great idea for a daytrip to see this lovely part of PEI (Try to take in the Potato museum in Oleary).  The whole drive can be completed in one leisurely day trip from our motel.

The public sidewalk in front of the motel can take you to restaurants and the College of piping all less than 1km away.

For those who travel with a laptop, all rooms have internet access. You can connect via our wireless connection (compatible with wireless G and N) and some rooms also have a direct wired connection.  

 We also have a computer in our lounge which has high speed access.  This is extremely popular with our guests who can send or receive email or just surf the net, all at no additional charge .  This area also serves as a meeting area where people have their complimentary morning coffee or tea and chat with other guests.   

  I like to call it our mini Internet Cafe (pictured below). 

Read about recent upgrades as well as exciting renovation projects such as our new solar heating panels !

Recognition and Awards



For a tenth year in a row  (2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018 and now 2019) we have been awarded Tripadvisor Traveler's Choice Awards in the best bargain  (#1) category for Canada!

For the last 5 years on Tripadvisor, we have been rated the top hotel on PEI.

The only hotel/motel in Summerside recommended by
Lonely Planet Travel Guides.

Recommended by Fodor's Travel guide .

Top rated
on Tripadvisor for hotels/motels in Summerside.

Recipient of the 2007 Communities in Bloom Award.

Here are some kind words we have received.

More information on Lonely planet and Tripadvisor

and why these are such valuable tools for vacation planning.

HotelsCombined recognizes Clark's Sunny Isle Motel amongst the best hotels in Canada.

HotelsCombined is a hotel price comparison website that was recognized as Best Hotel Booking Site
two years in a row for 2020 and 2021 by Frommer's.

HotelsCombined owned by KAYAK, has selected Clark's Sunny Isle Motel to receive the official Recognition of Excellence Award.
This selection has come from HotelsCombined’s extensive surveys using data from millions of guest reviews for a wide range of accommodation within Canada.

Clark's Sunny Isle Motel has consistently produced a high satisfaction rating among guests and travel industry experts.

Clark's Sunny Isle Motel now joins an elite group of hotels around the world that have been awarded the HotelsCombined Recognition of Excellence.
This exclusive collection of highly-rated accommodations has been chosen using a strict set of criteria such as the quality and consistency of reviews,
the absence of recurring or unresolved issues with customers, popularity of the property and of course, the overall resulting score.

“We are thrilled to be working with the best hotels in Canada. Clark's Sunny Isle Motel has proven its place among them with this award and its commitment
to providing high-quality services to all guests,” said Melinda Balazs, Hotel Awards Program Manager at HotelsCombined.

“With HotelsCombined, 30 million people are finding the best hotel deals available online every month.
The HotelsCombined Recognition of Excellence Award makes it even easier for travellers to find the top hotels for customer service
and guarantee the best value for their money.”

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Choosing a room

Selecting what type of room you want can be a difficult decision.  We are proud of all our rooms but certain features described below may influence your choice.

We basically have 3 types of rooms:  A room with 1 queen bed; A room with 2 queen beds in the front of the motel; A room with 2 queen beds in the back of the motel.  
All rooms have been fully renovated and they all have a mini-fridge, microwave and free wifi(as described above).  The rooms with 2 queen beds have one firm mattress and one softer mattress(all high end pocket coil).  The rooms with 1 queen bed have a medium firmness mattress (my personal favorite...the Beautirest Black). 

The rooms with 2 queens at the front of the motel are closer to traffic but some people prefer them because they have solid surface flooring and a private south facing deck with 4 chairs.
The rooms with 2 queen beds at the back are popular with some people since they are farther from the road and face the gardens.  These rooms have no privated deck and carpet floors.(Room #22 in back does have a smaller private deck with 2 chairs).     

The rooms with 1 queen bed are around back (except #7) but aren't as far back as the rooms with 2 queens.  They have a shower only and solid surface floors.

We do not accept pets.  We do make occasional exceptions for non-shedding small dogs in 1 specific room.  That would need to be arranged ahead of time.

2023 Rates

We have continued the tradition of offering great rooms at great rates.  Our rates are the best in Summerside.  Unlike other accommodations that have focused on adding to the room rates....we have been focused on adding to the rooms.  


Check back for 2023 rates.

Contact Information

Clark's Sunny Isle Motel

718 Water Street East,

Summerside, PEI C1N 4J1

Phone: (902) 436-5665

Toll free: 1-877-682-6824 (reservations only)

Please note, we prefer phone calls (1-877-682-6824) for reservations as it is faster and more efficient than emails.  If calling is not an option, feel free to email,  Some people have mentioned having trouble with the toll free number.  If you do, please let us know.  ( ).

 Reservations are not complete until you receive an email confirmation or confirmation number.  If you have not received one, please contact us to make sure the reservation has been correctly created. We do not charge you at the time of the reservation and you can pay with a different method on your arrival.

Our office is open from 8:00AM to 10:00PM Atlantic time for taking reservations.  That means 7:00AM to 9:00PM Eastern time .


We are conveniently located in Summerside on Water St (Rte. 11) which is the main street through Summerside and connects to Rte. 1A.  Just take the first exit to Summerside when traveling from Borden and the Confederation Bridge.  You will find us on the left/south side of Water Street as you make your way into town.  This side of the street is facing Bedeque Bay and offers a view of the water.


You can find some more information on Summerside here.

For more information about P.E.I. check out the following link.

The motel is open from late April to November.

We look forward to seeing you in 2023!

We started our webpage in 1997 and we continue to modify it. However, we are not professional web designers so please excuse any errors or problems you might notice. We could invest in a professional webpage however, we feel this page gets the information across and when we save money you save money.Thank you for visiting our website.