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3063 Muskoka Road, Hwy 169, Bala, Ontario P0C 1A0, Canada
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Bala Bay Inn
Ranked #1 of 3 hotels in Bala
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Oshawa, Ontario
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was my first time in the Muskoka area and it was a surprise night away with my boyfriend at the Bala Bay Inn and the Tim Hicks show at the Kee. Upon first arriving at the hotel, you can tell that it has tons of character! Oh and can I mention how comfy the little couches are in the... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014 via mobile

Just spent the weekend, yet again, another fabulous stay!! The food here is FABULOUS, the staff are bending over backwards to make sure your happy. Would not stay anywhere else but this hotel!!! Thanks Kim;)

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Bala-Bay-Inn, Manager at Bala Bay Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for your positive feedback Karen! We are very happy that you enjoyed your stay, and that you felt very accommodated by the staff here at the Bala Bay Inn. We are also so glad to hear that you enjoyed your meal in our restaurant! As stated in our Mission Statement, as a staff we strive to make our... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

Got married at Bala Bay Inn last weekend and I just want to say a BIG THANK YOU to everyone there! Special thanks to Tania and Shayla for helping me every step of the way. We had our reception in both the lounge area and dining area and things operated so smoothly! As the bride, I didn't worry about a... More

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Toronto, Canada
1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

The Bay Bala Inn , used to be a great place to stay. They had their own excellent pizza place on location. They had a Juke box and a pool table. There use to be picture of the stars who played at the Kee To Bala concert hall on their bar room wall. You could bring guess up to your... More

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2014

We attended a friend's birthday party at the Bala Bay Inn and thoroughly enjoyed it. It is an historic building, so has a lot of character. The rooms are very comfortable and the staff is very helpful and friendly. The food was excellent, the patio and bar areas were a lot of fun. Would definitely return!

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Orillia, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2013

This 100 year old plus, hotel is past it's glory days however it does retain much of its historic charm. Much of the old dining areas inside remain the same as does the lobby. The bar areas are slightly renovated but still have that old ambiance. In the summer a large outdoors deck provides plenty of umbrella dinning. Friendly service... More

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Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2013

The Bala Bay Inn is a great place to host a weekend getaway wedding out of the city. Our guests filled up the hotel for the weekend, giving us the perfect setup for an intimate wedding in October. We had our ceremony outside on the lake at Windsor Park just a couple hundred meters down the street. Our cocktails followed... More

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Ottawa, Canada
1 review
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2013

I have stayed at the Bala Bay Inn twice and after the second time there is NO way I would stay here again. The rooms are mediocre at best, but not very clean and definitely not worth the price of the room. The front desk staff were rude and uninformed about hotel policies. The main issue I had with the... More

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2013

My partner and I spent an amazing weekend at the Bala Bay Inn during the Cranberry Festival. The heritage hotel far exceeded our expectations and we were incredibly impressed by its charm and character. We would return in a heart-beat. The staff were absolutely superb! I was truly stunned by the attention to customer service, the friendliness and genuine care... More

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2013

This May 25th Bala Bay Inn hosted our wedding. The staff at the Bala Bay Inn (particularly Tania, the event planner) were amazing. They were on top of everything which meant we just got to enjoy our wedding instead of worrying about the details. The hotel itself was a wonderful place to have our wedding as it is unique. The... More

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Address: 3063 Muskoka Road, Hwy 169, Bala, Ontario P0C 1A0, Canada
Location: Canada > Ontario > Muskoka District > Bala
Also Known As:
Bala Bay Hotel Bala
Bala Bay Motel
Bala Bay Inn Ontario - Muskoka District

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We are proud that the Bala Bay Inn is 101 years old and was the first brick hotel in Muskoka, Ontario. During your stay, you can see and feel the colossal history that once took place in the hotel. After several renovations, the current owners of 7 years created a wonderful boutique hotel with 35 rooms located in the heart of Muskoka. With a #1 rated patio by "The Muskokan", you will be sure to be provided with excellent service, cold beer and great food. Bala Bay Inn has also become the perfect destination for affordable, memorable weddings, where you feel like you own the hotel for the weekend. With an exceptional wedding planner, and a great banquet team ready, you are sure to have the wedding of your dreams. We are also a great location for partygoers and concert lovers. Being across the street from the Kee to Bala, we can offer a safe and friendly place to stay after attending your favourite concert. Like us on Facebook for frequent updates and giveaways! We appreciate all the feedback that we have received, and are pleased to tell you that we have made several changes to the hotel and improved all of our departments. We look forward to exceeding your expectations and providing an unforgettable Muskoka experience. FUN. FRESH. FABULOUS. Come join us. ... more   less 
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