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The Briars

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55 Hedge Road, RR 1, Jackson's Point, Georgina, Ontario L0E 1L0, Canada
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Richmond Hill, Canada
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59 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I went at The Briars for a relaxing weekend getaway and had a great time. The hotel staff were very nice and helpful, the room was very beautiful, clean, and quiet, and the food at the dining room was amazing especially the desserts. I would strongly recommend staying here.

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Toronto, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a beautiful spot for a weekend getaway. It's a grand old property that is classic northern Ontario style. While it is dated, it is very well maintained and the rooms were very comfortable and well appointed. There's lots of watersport activities and the evening fire pits outside were a very nice touch. It has both an indoor and... More 

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BriarsResort, Manager at The Briars, responded to this review

Dear Gillian, Thank you so much for your comments about your stay. I was pleased to read that you and your friends enjoyed the rooms, bonfires, grounds and our delightful little village of Jackson's Point. I was so sorry to read your concerns about the hit and miss food and information and would like very much to speak with you... More 

toronto
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9 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely older, well maintained hotel and property on Lake Simcoe. It was a girlfriends weekend away and we had a wonderful time. The rooms were spacious, clean, comfortable beds, nice bathroom, although the layout is a little unusual, especially at the door entrance. Walking trails, boating, beach, pool, tennis, indoor games room and golf course all on site and a... More 

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BriarsResort, Manager at The Briars, responded to this review

Dear m v, We’re happy to hear that you and your girlfriends enjoyed our property and the local area shops and attractions. Very sorry to hear of your disappointment in your dining experience, and would love the opportunity to speak with you about it some more. Thank you for your comments, they’ve been most helpful to us to us. Bob... More 

Whitefish, Canada
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4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Overall, the Briars was an expensive disappointment! We were looking for a couples getaway to a resort and had heard of the Briars, so we booked a 2 night stay in a golf course cottage with the meal plan. The cottage was nicely situated next to the 18th hole of the Briars golf course. However, it was rather basic and... More 

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BriarsResort, Manager at The Briars, responded to this review

Dear Patrick, I’m sorry to hear of your disappointment in the meals during your recent stay, and that we did not meet expectations. Glad that you enjoyed the golf course, and location of our cottages nearby. Thank you for taking the time to pass on your comments, I’d be happy to speak with you if you’ve time to find out... More 

Whitchurch-Stouffville, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Kenneth G. Mills Foundation recently hosted their Summer Festival retreat at the Briars and had an extraordinary stay. The staff and management were some of the best service individuals I have ever come across. The rooms and dinners were excellent. We particularly loved our outdoor lunches together on the beautiful grounds, the boat ride and lawn games. The Briars... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Was in the area on a day trip and decided to have lunch at The Briars as I have always wanted a peek inside. Having enjoyed a lovely light lunch I was enchanted... I stopped at the desk to enquire as to whether there might be a a room. The desk staff were wonderful and very accommodating. I checked into... More 

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Waterloo, Ontario
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10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We recently stayed at The Briars in a waterfront room. The room is very basic and has the older cottage "feel" but is still very nice. A couple of chairs are available outside to enjoy the view of Lake Simcoe. It is about a ten minute walk to the main lodge area but we certainly enjoyed the leisurely stroll. We... More 

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Toronto
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stayed here for one night with my wife in Sept 2014. Room was nice, very clean, but nothing special. The resort and main building is very rustic, has an historic feel to it. But we didn't come for the food, we came for a couples massage and to have a relaxing time. The Spa was great. Our two RMTs (massage... More 

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Kitchener
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7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I took my mom for her 89th birthday and we stayed 2 nights and 3 days. Overall, it was very good and my mom thoroughly enjoyed herself. Here are my thoughts: Accommodations: We stayed in Golfview 17B which was great since it was very quiet (except for the golf course mowing at 7 am, but I was awake anyway). The... More 

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Indian Wells, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I took my father and his partner to The Briars for a 95th birthday lunch. The food met my expectations, the service and location did not. They said they would celebrate his dessert: they did not, completely forgot. The young waitress was not up to a 4 star location. She was inexperienced, lacked attentiveness and approach. She did not even... More 

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BriarsResort, Manager at The Briars, responded to this review

Dear Clive, We're very sorry that such a special lunch was not all it could have been. Thank you for your comments, they will help us improve moving forward. Bob Law Resort Manager More 

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