My wife and I stayed at the Albion Hotel as it was a close drive to Grand Bend (and was one of the best "pictured" on the internet for the cost). It was a very relaxing retreat from the city as we had a (shared) balcony right outside our room so it was great to go outside for a nice cigar and over-look a rustic town. I would like to point out the bar/restaurant is directly below....it didn't bother me as I'm used to the city noise but expect an occasionaly burst of laughter and drunk shouts every once and a while (lasted to about 12am on and off).
The owner was friendly to talk to (as is for most of the town) but by dinner time everyone is busy handling customer orders (ps, most of the staff are summer students so don't expect high end service or gourmet meals....it's pub food and the tap water has flavor). Also at check in, consider that you're in a small town and the service is as best as small town service can be...it was an intro to my vacation that I needed to exercise patience.
The room was large, but very dated. It did have a reno'd bathroom with everything in great working order....by the way, the water in the shower smelled like the tap water tasted. The bed was the worst part of the the stay: we pretty much slept in our clothes as the linens, mattress, and bed spread was really bad (old, yellow, and just nasty).
The cost was approx $130 for the night.
I'd most likely stay there again because of the price, proximity to Grand Bend, and room comfort (for the price), but I'm afraid to sleep in that bed again!
- Also Known As:
- The Albion Hotel Bayfield, Ontario