MacKenzie's Motel & Cottages

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Overview of MacKenzie's Motel & Cottages

MacKenzie's Motel & Cottages

2.5 star property
No-frills Shelburne motel with outdoor pool

7.8/10 Good

133 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Free parking
  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Air conditioning
  • Microwave
260 Water Street, Shelburne, NS, B0T 1W0
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Near the beach
  • Outdoor pool
  • Air conditioning
  • Barbecue grills
  • Luggage storage
  • Limited hour front desk
For families
  • Children stay free
  • Microwave
  • Private bathroom
  • Television
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Coffee/tea maker

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About this property

MacKenzie's Motel & Cottages

Property highlights
MacKenzie's Motel & Cottages provides everything you need. Guests can connect to free in-room WiFi.
You'll also enjoy the following perks during your stay:
  • An outdoor pool
  • Free self parking
  • Luggage storage and barbecue grills
  • Guest reviews give good marks for the breakfast and helpful staff
Room features
All guestrooms at MacKenzie's Motel & Cottages have comforts such as air conditioning, as well as amenities like free WiFi. Guests reviews say good things about the comfortable rooms at the property.
Extra conveniences in all rooms include:
  • Microwaves and irons/ironing boards
  • TVs with cable channels
  • Coffee/tea makers, daily housekeeping, and desks



Cleaning and safety practices

Social distancing

Social distancing measures in place
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 22 rooms


  • Check-in time from 2 PM - 10 PM
  • Minimum check-in age - 18
  • Check-out time is 11 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions.

Special check-in instructions

  • The front desk is open daily from 7 AM - 10 PM
  • Guests must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions; front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
  • To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property ahead of time using the information on the booking confirmation
  • If you are planning to arrive after 10 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • Children (13 years old and younger) stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding


  • Pets not allowed
  • Service animals welcome


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Free onsite self parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking on site

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Barbecue grills

Traveling with children

  • Children stay free

What to do

  • Beach nearby


  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Luggage storage


  • An outdoor pool


  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking


  • English

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • Television
  • Cable TV channels

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Iron/ironing board

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Free WiFi
  • Phone

Food and drink

  • Microwave


  • Daily housekeeping

Fees & policies

Renovations and closures

The following facilities are closed seasonally each year. They will be closed from October 01 to May 31:
  • Swimming pool

Hygiene & cleanliness

Social distancing measures are in place.


This property is managed by a professional host. The provision of housing is linked to their trade, business, or profession

This property accepts credit cards.

Also known as

MacKenzie's Motel Cottages Shelburne
Mackenzies Hotel Shelburne
Mackenzie's & Cottages
MacKenzie's Motel & Cottages Motel
MacKenzie's Motel & Cottages Shelburne
MacKenzie's Motel & Cottages Motel Shelburne

Frequently asked questions

Does MacKenzie's Motel & Cottages offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, MacKenzie's Motel & Cottages does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at MacKenzie's Motel & Cottages?
This property confirms that social distancing measures are in place. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Is there a pool at MacKenzie's Motel & Cottages?
Yes, there's an outdoor pool.
Are pets allowed at MacKenzie's Motel & Cottages?
Sorry, pets aren't allowed, but service animals are welcome.
Is parking offered on site at MacKenzie's Motel & Cottages?
Yes, there's free self parking.
What are the check-in and check-out times at MacKenzie's Motel & Cottages?
You can check in from 2 PM - 10 PM. Check-out time is 11 AM.
What is there to do at MacKenzie's Motel & Cottages and nearby?
MacKenzie's Motel & Cottages has an outdoor pool.
What's the area around MacKenzie's Motel & Cottages like?
MacKenzie's Motel & Cottages is a short 7-minute walk from Islands Provincial Park and 16 minutes' walk from Boxing Rock Brewing Co.

Overall score and ratings






Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities



10/10 Exceptional

Had a nice stay at Mackenzies was very clean and cozy and comfortable...Everything you need for a over night or weekend stay ...Would return..😊
1-night trip with friends
Verified guest review

8/10 Very Good

Clean and looked like photos but Pool was Closed
We choose this place because it was budget friendly for our family. We stayed in Goodick two bedroom cottage 2nights. Let’s start from the top, check in was easy but door was locked to office we had to knock. I was a little nervous when I first saw the property because it needs some tlc, grass was taller then I liked and deck on our unit needs to be painted but it was safe. We unlocked our door and thought oh… it’s clean and not bad at all. It definitely has a mish mash of furniture it felt like I was at a friend’s cottage. The bathroom was clean and newly renovated with heated floor. There was nothing wrong with the cottage inside except both beds were very firm. The kitchen was missing a few items, we had two dinner spoons so had to take turns at breakfast but not a big deal. They emptied our garage each day. The worse part was that the pool was still closed… and “opening soon” if I knew this ahead of time we would have gone somewhere else this is why we choose them over others. They were doing maintenance to it. I didn’t complain but I know someone that did and they got a discounted rate. There’s a subway restaurant inside a gas station right across the street which was nice. I would suggest owners to leave their office door unlocked and get a bell that rings when door opens. Maybe do an inventory check of kitchen utensils etc, add ceiling fans to the bedrooms, and paint the patios. My tip to travellers confirm pool is open before you go.
Meliss, 2-night family trip
Verified guest review

6/10 Good

Ross, 1-night trip
Verified guest review

8/10 Very Good

James, 1-night business trip
Verified guest review

6/10 Good

The first cottage was not cleaned. No apology was given.. Two burners on the stove did not work. There was no window screen that the air conditioner was in. Also there was no free breakfast that was offered.Very small cottage, not what was shared on their webside. Sorry for all the negative issues.
sharon louise, 1-night romance trip
Verified Expedia guest review

2/10 Poor

I had a confirmed reservation through but when we arrived, MacKenzie's had no record of our reservation. The woman at the front desk (which reeked incredibly strongly of curry!) was not helpful or concerned at all. She offered to contact another property run by their same group which was 20 minutes in the opposite direction, but other than that offered no help. Despite most places close by being 100% booked, we luckily secured a room at Cooper's Inn and it was lovely. Very disappointed with MacKenzie's. Heard from other properties when I was checking vacancies that they have heard of this happening before from this property. If you want to stay here, I highly recommend you confirm your reservation before arrival.
Denise, 1-night trip
Verified guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Cute, cozy and close to historic downtown.
Many units are being renovated. Our cottage was one of three joined together. It was beautiful inside with an open concept bedroom/ kitchen/ living room and a separate bathroom. Everything was well-made and comfortable. More kitchen supplies are necessary. The motel is located within walking distance of the historic downtown.
Greg, 2-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Peter, 1-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

6/10 Good

Great two bedroom cottage. Clean and spacious. Very quiet. Handy location. No staff on site at our arrival. Had to phone and wait 15 min for someone to show up at the office. No office staff at departure.
Wanda, 1-night family trip
Verified Travelocity guest review

6/10 Good

Advertised breakfast not available. Pool looks like it hasn’t been open in a while. Convenient to town. All basics provided in kitchen
Randy, 2-night family trip
Verified Expedia guest review