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“not a modern retreat..” 3 of 5 stars
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1 Main St, Bayfield, Bluewater, Ontario N0M 1G0, Canada   |  
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Ranked #3 of 9 Bayfield B&B and Inns
Toronto, Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“not a modern retreat..”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2012

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!

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Kincardine, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2012

This little gem nestled in the town of Bayfield offers the small town experience.The recent upgrades and improvments do not take away from it's rustic appeal.
Kim and his staff go out of their way to greet guests and are continuously concerned with their comfort.
The food is great and is enjoyed by all who come out to the special nights sponsored at the Albion. The bike riders in the summer and snowmobilers in the winter are all greeted by a hand shake and a smile from the owner of this establishment. There have even been horse riders stopping by just to enjoy the friendliness of this special little place. Sports events,trivial pursuit nights and the various holidays means there is always something going on at the Albion.
We look forward to another trip to this Bayfield establishment.
Bren Brown (Ontario Steel Horse Riders)

  • Stayed June 2011, traveled with friends
    • 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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Sarnia, Canada
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8 hotel reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2011

Clean and quiet but super basic. Above a pub but surprisingly quiet (the AC drowned out all noise). No closet, only a coat rack. No phone, no TV. You check in at the bar, and this took us about 20 minutes, which would have been fine if I was offered a beer but alas, customers in the Pub come first. Breakfast is beyond basic. The person handling the breakfast set up did not even say hello, even when spoken too. The shower rod in the bathroom is worse than my first apartment. Unfortunatley your choice of locations to stay on the main street is limited and this is the least expensive. We had the base room (all that was left) which, with taxes was $140. Honestly the room is worth $50 room at best, but this is a tourist town with a limited season.

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled with family
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 1 Main St, Bayfield, Bluewater, Ontario N0M 1G0, Canada
Location: Canada > Ontario > Huron County > Bluewater > Bayfield
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Ranked #3 of 9 B&Bs / Inns in Bayfield
Number of rooms: 4
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The Albion Hotel Bayfield, Ontario

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