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Lakeside Inn & Conference Centre

470 First Avenue South, Kenora, Ontario P9N 1W5, Canada (Formerly Best Western)
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Neepawa, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Agree with many reviewers that this is the best in the area. Have arrived several time on trips from Winnipeg to Ottawa and appreciated the view and the clean, comfortable rooms. Last time it was BUSY at the restaurant and it took a while to be served but the staff were very accommodating.

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Kenora, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Phoned the hotel to book a room for a fun "stay-cation". Dealt with a young lady named Dessa on the phone and she was very helpful in our booking. Upon check-in, we were greeted with a smile. We found all the amenities we were looking for and more! Would definitely recommend this hotel to anyone!

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

- bottled water in the room - cream in the fridge instead of coffee mate - continental breakfast included - amenities like a pool Nice beds and nice views but not worth the price. We have stayed here previously when it was a Best Western. Sad that they have since closed the pool that was on the top floor and... More 

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Dessa B, Front Office Manager at Lakeside Inn & Conference Centre, responded to this review

Dear Michael W, Thank you choosing to stay with us and for your review of our hotel. We offer bottled water, bathrobes and recliners in all of our king business rooms, both city side and lake side. I will pass on your concerns about the bottled water and coffee creamer. It is a little harder for our housekeeping staff to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is without a doubt the best hotel at which I have every stayed at while visiting the beautiful town of Kenora. Awesome rooms with a great view! The staff memebers here are amazing people as their customer service was outstanding. From all the guys at Hetek Solutions, Thanks for making our stay very enjoyable!

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Dessa B, Front Office Manager at Lakeside Inn & Conference Centre, responded to this review

Hi, Michael L! Thank you for your review of our hotel. We are SO glad you enjoyed your stay with us! We loved having you guys here - you were an absolute treat. Wonderful guests like you are the reason we all love working in customer service. We hope you all come back as soon as possible! (Just give us... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Hotel rooms are advertised as updated when its only one floor of the hotel, paid for a lakeview got very outdated hotel room when I asked to switch they said it was only one floor updated and there was no rooms available on that floor, got a call 5 min later with a room in the 8th floor which is... More 

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Dessa B, Front Office Manager at Lakeside Inn & Conference Centre, responded to this review

Dear Kari K, Thank you for taking the time to review our hotel. I'm sorry to hear that your stay was anything short of fantastic, but very pleased that Chloe was able to assist you. I would love if you could give me a call at (807)468-5521 ext. 7123 so we may discuss any issues further. I hope you return... More 

London, Canada
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22 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I won't bother posting pictures of the unique and beautiful structure that this building is or pictures of the waterfront it inhabits. Needless to say both are, in a different time, worthy of a world class label. However, that hotel that increasingly turned fewer heads under several different brands is now adrift in a sea of mediocrity as it waits... More 

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Dessa B, Front Office Manager at Lakeside Inn & Conference Centre, responded to this review

Dear northernwriter7, Thank you for taking the time to review our hotel. We joined the Choice Hotel brand in January and have begun taking the necessary steps towards becoming a Clarion, however this is a lengthy process and unfortunately will not be complete until the fall. We have at least one of our owners and General Manager on-site every day,... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My family came to kenora from winnipeg just for the weekend for the first time and want to stay in the lakeside hotel because I heard theIR Lakeview is the best in town.We were greeted by the friendly staff by the time we step into the hotel.We need one extra room but didn't make reservation and hoping the hotel can... More 

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Thanya R, Front Desk Supervisor at Lakeside Inn & Conference Centre, responded to this review

Dear Caroline N, Thank you for your wonderful review! We are very pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us. We hope to greet you again in the near future! Cheers, Dessa Bastone More 

Ingolf
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23 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went to Kenora for the Kickoff The Summer event featuring Burton Cummings and since it was a late night we stayed over for the evening. We had a room on the 7th floor with a fantastic view of the lake. Room was excellent although the bed was a little too soft and the pillows too thick for our preference, we... More 

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Thanya R, Front Desk Supervisor at Lakeside Inn & Conference Centre, responded to this review

Dear Roy W, Thank you for your review. I'm glad you enjoyed your stay with us and chose us to celebrate such an important milestone. Congratulations on 45 years! We hope to greet you again for the 46th, if not sooner. Cheers, Dessa Bastone More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

I just stayed here this week for business. Check in was quick and painless. Although I asked for one of their recently renovated rooms I ended up in a room that has not been renovated yet. It was still very clean and did the job. The view out of my room overlooking the lake was terrific. I would stay here... More 

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Thanya R, General Manager at Lakeside Inn & Conference Centre, responded to this review

Thank you for your stay and I will see you next time! More 

Grand Pre, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

I only have good things to say about the staff at the Lakeside Inn. They were friendly, helpful and greeted me by name, even though it was the first time I had stayed there. The hotel is clean, quiet and the view of the lake(s) is wonderful. What a joy it was to watch the sunset lakeside after a long... More 

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Thanya R, Manager at Lakeside Inn & Conference Centre, responded to this review

Thank you for taking time to write the review. Have a nice summer! More 

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