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BEST WESTERN Inn On The Bay

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1800 2nd Avenue East | P O Box 516, Owen Sound, Ontario N4K 5RI, Canada
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Ontario
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215 reviews 215 reviews
65 hotel reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2012

Whenever I come to Owen Sound, this is the top spot. Nice clean modern rooms, convenience to everything, great friendly helpful staff and a good night's sleep! What's not to like? This is a beautiful area to visit and they also have a Japanese/Thai restaurant attached so you don't have to leave if you prefer to stay at the hotel.

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Jason H, General Manager at BEST WESTERN Inn On The Bay, responded to this review

Hi Sahayoga, Thank you for your kind compliments regarding our hotel. We are proud to be the number one hotel in the area and will work hard to continue our path of improvment going forward. I hope the nice weather will continue as we move toward a beautiful fall season in Owen Sound. We look forward to seeing you again... More 

Belleville, Canada
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9 reviews 9 reviews
9 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2012

Short summer excursion to the Owen Sound area had us staying at Best Western Inn on the Bay. Great hotel, room and breakfast were excellent. Location on water was a bonus. Friendly and helpful staff from front desk to the server at breakfast. Travelled with my mother-in-law who has a few mobility issues but there is an elevator so a... More 

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Jason H, General Manager at BEST WESTERN Inn On The Bay, responded to this review

Hi Debby, I am so glad you enjoyed your stay at our hotel. We have a lot to be proud of and your comments are a reminder of that. I hope to see you on your next visit to Owen Sound. Thank you. More 

Ontario, Canada
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12 reviews 12 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2012

We had a 3 day stay at this Best Western in Owen Sound. The staff were excellent, especially the wait staff in the dining lounge. The continental breakfast is superb! The hotel is kept very, very clean. The surroundings are absolutely beautiful and there are many near by attractions to enjoy if you like to sight see. If you book... More 

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Jason H, General Manager at BEST WESTERN Inn On The Bay, responded to this review

Hi Joyce, Thank you for your kind compliments regarding our hotel. We take great pride in the cleanliness and condition of this hotel and appreciate your recognition in that regard. You are correct in stating that contacting the hotel directly can help avoid confusion. We recommend contacting us directly especially when special requests or unusual situations are involved. We can... More 

Brantford, Canada
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2012

Absolutely beautiful place...scenery is breathtaking...cool hot tub was just lovely and the views i could of sat in there all night. Not close to much definately had to drive to restaurants, shops. The breakfast was alright, definately have had better... the selections were a little on the poor side. Room was overcrowded with furniture and the beautiful peaceful picture was... More 

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Jason H, General Manager at BEST WESTERN Inn On The Bay, responded to this review

Hi Bobbie, Thank you for your compliments regarding our hotel's location and scenery. The views over Georgian Bay from this location make us an easy choice for accommodations in Owen Sound. There is a paved pathway that follows the shoreline into the heart of the city that can be used to get to shops and restaurants. It is a beautiful... More 

Guelph, Canada
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2012

I went away for a 3 day break by myself & absolutely loved my time away. This hotel is great! Sandra, Ken & Stephanie were wonderful at the front desk. Very helpful. Location is great in the summer in good weather, as it is right on the Bay (Georgian). Good, paved trails. Great restaurant, tho a bit pricey. I got... More 

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Jason H, General Manager at BEST WESTERN Inn On The Bay, responded to this review

Hi RMinOntario, I am very pleased to learn that you enjoyed your stay with us. We are very proud of the beautiful location and condition of this hotel and really enjoy the many compliments we receive. Our restaurant is the only one in Owen Sound that overlooks the beautiful Georgian Bay and it also provides a great view of the... More 

Quebec City, Canada
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15 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2012

We very much enjoyed our 2-night stay at this hotel. It is located alongside the bay and a beautiful walking/biking path runs in the back. A 3-minute drive to downtown. The room was quiet, clean and spacious, equipped with a fridge and a choice of soft or firm pillows. The bathroom was a good size and had organic soap/bath products.... More 

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0496, General Manager at BEST WESTERN Inn On The Bay, responded to this review

Dear Johanne Thank you posting your lovely comments on trip advisor.We are all pleased that you did enjoy our clean and spacious rooms and did notice our organic amenities. We are a 4 Key Green hotel and recycle everything possible. All of our room attendants are I Care Certified, which means, not only do they clean the room , but... More 

Dunnville, Ontario, Canada
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2012

we stayed for two days and i have nothing but great things to say about this hotel.food was great the bar was great and the staff always had a smile on their face and went out of their way to ensure our stay was all it should be.i will be staying at this best western in the future

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0496, General Manager at BEST WESTERN Inn On The Bay, responded to this review

Dear Bob Thank you for taking the time to post your comments on Trip Advisor. All of us at the Inn on the Bay are pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us. I will pass on your comments to the Chef and Restaurant manager, this will make their day. Your feedback is very much appreciated and we do use... More 

Vaughan, Canada
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4 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2012

The service at the hotel was impeccable, from the moment we arrived. The rooms were very clean and comfortable Breakfast was fine Enough to choose from. Wish we had a microwave in the room to pop a bit of popcorn, that's all. Also, there was no pool which was a bit disappointing but we enjoyed the whirlpool, hot tub and... More 

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0496, General Manager at BEST WESTERN Inn On The Bay, responded to this review

Dear Angela Thank you for taking the time to post your comments on trip advisor.We are all so pleased that you enjoyed our clean rooms, deluxe continental breakfast and our impeccable service. We all try our best to ensure that every guest has an enjoyable experience when they stay with us and its comments like yours that make it all... More 

Dunnville, Canada
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4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2012

We stayed at this hotel for 2 nights during our motorcycle ride in the area and our fishing charter. The front desk was very helpful from setting us up in our rooms to scheduling a cab for our ride to the Marina. All seven of us were very impressed from the friendliest of the staff in the dining room to... More 

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0496, General Manager at BEST WESTERN Inn On The Bay, responded to this review

Thank you for posting your comments on Trip Advisor. We are all so pleased that you and your group enjoyed your stay with us and took advantage of all we have to offer. We are pleased to say that we have the only patio on the bay in Owen Sound and that the walking trails are adjacent to our property.... More 

Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
23 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2012

I stayed at this property while on business. I have stayed here twice and not much has changed since my first stay here in 2005. The property is in a nice location on the bay and staff- front desk and dining room were very pleasant and friendly. The hotel is in need of sprucing up and upgrading but overall a... More 

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0496, General Manager at BEST WESTERN Inn On The Bay, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments regarding your recent stay.We are all pleased that you were pleased with the level of service you received from our front desk and restaurant employees.I must apologise for your concerns regarding the fitness area and our hot tubs. We try to maintain the heat level in the larger hot tub at 97F and the smaller... More 

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