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Clarion Inn Lakeside and Conference Centre

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470 First Avenue South, Kenora, Ontario P9N 1W5, Canada (Formerly Best Western)
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Winnipeg
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37 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015 via mobile

Used to stay here twice a month when it was a Best Western. Non remodelled rooms are just average. The bed is awesome though. Heat wasn't working properly. Bathroom was absolutely freezing. If you go stay on floors six and up only. They are great. But the others are just ok. Restaurant is above average for a hotel

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Thank rickc233
Kate W, Front Office Manager at Clarion Inn Lakeside and Conference Centre, responded to this review

Dear rickc233, Thank you for taking the time to review our hotel. We are currently in the process of remodeling our hotel which will bring more renovated floors, new elevators and much more! If you would like to speak to me in detail about your stay, please feel free to contact me at 807-468-5521 ex 0. Regards, Kate Front Desk... More 

Portage la Prairie, Canada
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14 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2015 via mobile

This hotel has some of the best views possible in the summer time as long as you are on the lakeside of this circular hotel. Huge windows allow you to sit back and watch the boats and airplane activity on the lake. The rooms do however need some updating and the hotel itself is nothing fancy. I will simply go... More 

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Thank ryleesportsframing
Kate W, Front Office Manager at Clarion Inn Lakeside and Conference Centre, responded to this review

Dear ryleesportsframing, Thank you for taking the time to review our hotel! We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed the wonderful views of Lake of the Woods! It is part of the reason why the hotel was built! If you would like to discuss your stay any further, please do not hesitate to call us at 807-468-5521. We look... More 

Winnipeg
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15 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2015

Tanisha, who was on the desk when we checked in is a great example of how excellent staff make all the difference. When we pulled in to see about a room we thought it unlikely we'd stay. Previous experiences at the hotel hadn't been great, but they were a number of years ago, so we thought we'd check it out.... More 

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Thank Sheldon B
Kate W, Front Office Manager at Clarion Inn Lakeside and Conference Centre, responded to this review

Dear Sheldon B, Thank you for taking the time to review our hotel. We are very pleased to hear that Tanisha was able to exceed your expectations. She is a lovely person and just a fun girl to be around. We encourage our staff to have fun and make our guests top priority. Thank you for staying with us, if... More 

Seal Beach, California
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2015

We had a fantastic stay. The front desk lady worked hard to get us a wonderful lake view, what windows! Fabulous! The people were all wonderful. We especially loved the lady who runs the restaurant and waited on us, what a doll, she is a very classy and friendly woman and not too hard on the eye lol. We had... More 

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Thank taffybeach
Kate W, Front Office Manager at Clarion Inn Lakeside and Conference Centre, responded to this review

Dear taffybeach, Thank you for taking the time to review our hotel. I'm so happy that you got to see Lake of the Woods before freeze over! Its an amazing view. The Restaurant Manager does a great job upstairs, I'm glad she made your dining experience memorable. Our Front Desk Agents do try their hardest to make sure our guests... More 

Toronto, Canada
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126 reviews
70 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

Stayed here for one night in November for business. I travelled to northern destinations for work a fair bit, so my expectation for hotels in these small towns is in check I think. Checked in late, checked out early, so did not really get to use a lot of the amenities, but overall I was generally happy with my stay.... More 

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Thank BoywonderTo
Kate W, Front Office Manager at Clarion Inn Lakeside and Conference Centre, responded to this review

Dear BoywonderTo, Thank you for taking the time to review our hotel. We are pleased to hear that you and you colleagues enjoyed your stay with us. We have recently switched over to the Clarion (Choice Hotel Brand) and will be updating the hotel, including the elevators! I am glad that the renovated room was enojyable and our restaurant provided... More 

Toronto, Canada
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15 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2015 via mobile

The hotel is a bit dated, but they are renovation as I type. The rooms and bed were very conformable. The staff were A+ in terms of service with a smile. The food at the restaurant was great too. We had chicken wings for both nights and it was great (they are knows for their wings). I would recommend this... More 

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Thank ArmoCanada
Kate W, Front Office Manager at Clarion Inn Lakeside and Conference Centre, responded to this review

Dear ArmoCanada, Thank you for taking the time to review our hotel. We are in the middle of renovations and I am pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us during this time. Our restaurant does offer some delicious meals, the wings are excellent! I am happy that our team was able to accomodate you, we do enjoy... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2015

The room, view, service were absolutely awesome. I would like to recommend to stay in one of suits there especially for couple, it's mandatory if you visit Kenora!! Imagine you can have sunset, sunrise in your beds! You'll love this place for sure. Thanks for having me another great moment~!!

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Thank Heesoo Y
Kate W, Front Office Manager at Clarion Inn Lakeside and Conference Centre, responded to this review

Dear Heesoo Y, Thank you for taking the time to review our hotel. I am glad you enjoyed your stay with us! Our lakeview rooms and Suites do offer an amazing view of our beautiful lake. We hope you can join us again for another amazing stay and another wonderful view! Regards, Kate Front Desk Supervisor More 

Ottawa
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2015

My husband, daughter and I stayed at this hotel on our cross country trip because we liked wanted view but it was an absolute disappointment. The room was very dusty, there was garbage under my daughter's bed. The air conditioning didn't work properly and the fridge made such a rattle that we had to call someone to look at it.... More 

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Kate W, Front Office Manager at Clarion Inn Lakeside and Conference Centre, responded to this review

Dear frenchmonik, I would like to thank you for taking the time to review our hotel. I am so sorry that your stay with us was far from perfect. We are in the process of updating all of our rooms and I will be letting my General Manager know about the fridge, garbage and dust in the rooms. I will... More 

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4 hotel reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2015

I have stayed here three times now and my company uses this hotel regularly. I have had a problem twice. But first, the good things...The hotel has a lot of parking. The front desk staff were very friendly and tried to make me happy. The restaurant had poor service but the food was really good. The beds are reeeeeally comfortable.... More 

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Thank Kelly M
Kate W, Front Office Manager at Clarion Inn Lakeside and Conference Centre, responded to this review

Dear Kelly M, Thank you for taking the time to review our hotel. I am glad that our Front Desk staff was able to make your arrival pleasant. We do love our jobs and try to meet everyone's needs. I am sorry to hear about your dining experience, I will be informing the Restaurant Manager and proper actions will be... More 

Whistler, Canada
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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015

Stayed here a few nights ago, the hotel is in a great location, with beautiful views of the water (if you pay the extra) and within walking distance to everything. The staff was very nice and welcoming, especially the two who I assume were the cleaning staff (but one was not wearing a uniform) who opened my door in the... More 

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Thank ronandtheblackswan
Kate W, Front Office Manager at Clarion Inn Lakeside and Conference Centre, responded to this review

Dear ronandtheblackswan, Thank you for taking the time to review our hotel. I am pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us. I am sorry about the staff member coming into your room unexpectedly. I'll be reviewing our standards and procedures to ensure that this doesn't happen again. Thank you for staying with us and we hope to... More 

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