When we decided to take a few days in Alexandria Bay in August of 2013, I looked up Bonnie Castle and read some favorable reviews and a few not so favorable. I was a little concerned, but the recommendation from a friend who had recently stayed at the resort, convinced us to give it a try. We were not disappointed.
The staff at the resort were exceptionally friendly and helpful. Our Jacuzzi room was clean and comfortable, and looked as if it had been recently updated. Comfortable king sized bed, cozy linens, fluffy bath towels, new air conditioning unit, and of course TV and fridge, and coffee pot, etc.
The dining room was lovely, possessing the kind of old-world elegance and charm you don't often find in the "fast food" world of today. And the view was unbeatable! We looked directly across the river at Boldt Castle as we dined. The Point Grill - also part of the resort - has a nice outdoor deck for dining right on the water! The food was very good, the prices were fair, and the servers delightful. I had one server who went way out of her way to attend to my special dietary needs - all with a congenial demeanor and a smile on her face. We did have to wait once or twice, but we were in no rush. It was vacation, we were relaxing and the non-hectic pace in the dining facilities added to that atmosphere.
The indoor pool was a tad odd - not really for swimmers, but there was a hot tub. The outdoor pool, on the other hand, was beautiful and super clean. We did have to walk a ways to get to it from our room, but that kind of thing doesn't bother us when our goal is to relax. We explored the grounds. Simply beautiful! The gazebo looked like the perfect place to get married! There are decks and walkways around the buildings that have great vantage points for viewing Boldt Castle, a light house, and the river. The bar and banquet room look like they could use some updating. Looks like they came right out of the 1970s, but the room also could probably hold a very large party.
On the whole, we had a wonderful stay, and would definitely go back. The rates were comparable to others in the area, the room was clean and comfortable, the staff were gracious, patient and made us feel at home. And the proximity to the downtown area is really convenient. Everything we wanted to do was in walking distance, so we never had to worry about parking in the village. We'd definitely recommend it!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Located on the shores of the St. Lawrence River in Alexandria Bay, New York, Bonnie Castle Resort is your gateway to the breathtaking beauty of the Thousand Islands.A world of beauty, history, and relaxation awaits you at Bonnie Castle Resort. Enjoy fine dining in our Manor House Restaurant, grab a sandwich on the dock at The Pointe Bar and Grill, relax by the pool, or simply sip a cocktail on our expansive decks overlooking Boldt Castle on Heart Island. Visiting by boat? Take advantage of our full-service marina.Whether you’re looking for a fun family getaway or a perfect spot to host your wedding or other event, Bonnie Castle Resort and the Thousand Islands region offer something for everyone. We look forward to making your stay as enjoyable and relaxing as possible.Please note that Bonnie Castle Resort is under new ownership and management as of May 2012. Come visit and see what’s new as we update this property in a manner deserving of its rich history. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Bonnie Castle Hotel Alexandria Bay
- Bonnie Castle Alexandria Bay