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390 Simcoe Street | P.O. Box 1596, Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, Canada
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 2 weeks ago
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Ottawa, Canada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We checked in and I was kind of worried when we drove up to the place, the grounds don't look like the picture, the property outside needs a little love. However, there is parking and it's nicely located. I have only stayed at one B&B before and it was a wonderful experience and different from this one. When you arrive,... More

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Fort Myers, Florida
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57 reviews 57 reviews
14 hotel reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

If you are only interested in price and location, this is the place for you. If you want charm and hospitality this is not for you. No one 'home' when you arrive...instruction on how to get in and which room is yours. No common spaces, no access to refrigerator (we bring wine and like to have a glass before we... More

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Kalamazoo, Michigan
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2013

We've stayed in many B&Bs and this wasn't quite what we expected but was OK. No one was home when we arrived but there was a note welcoming us and telling us which room was ours. We entered our phone no. on a keypad to get into the house. (We later discovered the lock didn't work and the house was... More

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Buffalo, New York
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2013

Argus House was my first stay at a B&B. I've been reluctant to book a stay at a B&B because my idea of a vacation is solitude, but I've heard good things about B&Bs in general so I thought I'd give it a try. Thankfully it was a great experience! Jim, the owner, made a delicious breakfast each morning that... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2013

Hubby booked at Argus several weeks ago. Full discussion of our needs specifically Internet as we are working while on the road We arrived mid afternoon Innkeeper not home. We found printed instructions for Internet access but could not connect and my computer utility indicated no Internet access. We found phone number for "Jim" the Innkeeper,reached him. "Oh, yeah, my... More

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2012

We book this on line and ignored some of the comments, they were often unjustified. We found Jim an amiable host who left you to your own devices without crowding you with conversation. The rooms were clean and well presented and showed remarkable value for the area. We would book this again, thank you Jim

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Adrian, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2012

My husband and I recently returned home after spending a couple of pleasant nights at Argus House. This was our third stay at the B&B and we appreciate the simplicity of the decor, the quietness of the place, and the owner, Jim, who is usually only around at breakfast time -- which is fine with us. We have stayed in... More

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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2011

I wish I had read reviews of this establishment before booking- it is definitely not a good example of what B&B's are all about. Our room was superficially clean, a closer inspection showed a coffee table gritty with dirt! The linens and towels were of a very good quality. Breakfast was very much IHOP- packaged waffle, processed whipped cream product,... More

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New Hartford, NY
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52 reviews 52 reviews
5 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2011

This was not the usual B & B. It was sparsely furnished and wasn't welcoming. The host wasn't there when we arrived and we never saw him until the next morning for breakfast. He barely spoke. When he did it was as if we were an intrusion.

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Oshawa, Ontario
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2010

We have been in B&B's in Stratford, Ottawa, Cobourg and Niagara-on-the-Lake. They have all been comfortable and welcoming. The owners have been friendly and caring. In our search for a new experience while seeing two plays in Niagara-on-the-Lake, we came across Argus House(it was listed in the "A's in the NOTL B&B listings). It appeared to be what we needed... More

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Address: 390 Simcoe Street | P.O. Box 1596, Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, Canada
Location: Canada > Ontario > Niagara-on-the-Lake
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Ranked #144 of 177 B&Bs / Inns in Niagara-on-the-Lake
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