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“Barely Fit for a Dog-- Not "Dog Friendly"” 2 of 5 stars
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Winsome Inn
198 King St., St. Stephen, New Brunswick, Canada   |  
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Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in St. Stephen
Montpelier, Vermont
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324 helpful votes 324 helpful votes
“Barely Fit for a Dog-- Not "Dog Friendly"”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2011

We stayed at the Winsome because it was near the border, and we had been told that they had a room available in which our dog would be welcome. We arrived late, so we had no choice about going elsewhere. The "room" turned out to be a drab, crowded, poorly furnished room in a run-down, nearby house on the edge of the highway. Depressing and not cheap. As my wife said, "It was worth $50 (or less) and we paid $120!" We hated the room-- it was like staying in a flop house. (Our dog, though, never complained. He's great and never whines about anything . . . .) We've stayed at the Winsome many times and found it at least adequate. But after being put in this room, we decided to give up on the Winsome. This hotel may let your dog stay here with you, but it is definitely not "dog friendly"!

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  • Stayed September 2011, traveled with family
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Newcastle Australia
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66 reviews 66 reviews
44 hotel reviews
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51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2011

We spent a night at the Winsome Inn (25th Sept 2011) on our way to New Brunswick and found everything about the hotel excellent. Staff were welcoming and helpful, the rooms comfortable and newly renovated with microwave and fridge. Ice is available from the reception. The continental breakfast was fresh with choice of cereals, fruits, breads, muffins which was more than enough to start the day. There is a large supermarket across the road where we were able to buy a meal which was convenient as we did not feel like going out for a meal that night. Lady at reception kept our bags for the day as we were not catching a bus till 4pm and called us a taxi to get us to the bus station. We could not fault this Inn.

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Ottawa, Canada
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2011

Recently renovated, clean,comfortable rooms. Friendly and helpfull staff.

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Massapequa, New York
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2011

The rooms are great, the staff is great and the have a very good continental breakfast.

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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48 hotel reviews
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85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2010

Very little choice in this area for hotels. We settled on Winsome because of at least decent reviews. My experience: The Bad: room smelled musty, carpet was dirty looking, no hair dryer, spiders in washroom, over priced.
The Good: Pool (a bit cold though), location, beds were decent, continental breakfast served in a small room attached to office.
Conclusion: Just okay but should be cheaper. Rooms need to be freshened up, a little Febreeze would go a long way! I would give it another shot if in the area again.

  • Stayed August 2010, traveled with family
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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5 reviews 5 reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2010

We paid $105 per night which to me was very reasonable. The rooms were clean and maintained. Beds were firm and we all slept well. There is a heated pool which the kids enjoyed.

You don't have many choices of lodging in St. Stephen but this suited us well. The location is convenient and the coffee was very good. Nice continental breakfast of breads, cereals, fruits and juices.

  • Stayed August 2010, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 198 King St., St. Stephen, New Brunswick, Canada
Location: Canada > New Brunswick > St. Stephen
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Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in St. Stephen
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Number of rooms: 39
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