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Waterview on The Bay
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   501205 Grey Rd 1 | RR 1, Wiarton, Ontario N0H 2T0, Canada   |  
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Ranked #1 of 4 Hotels in Wiarton
Certificate of Excellence 2014
London, Canada
2 reviews
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“Definitely recommend!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2013

On the May 2-4 long weekend me and my boyfriend and another couple went to Tobermory for the day. We didn't plan very well and decided to stay the night so we could do more activities. Since we decided last minute to stay on a long weekend, all the hotels in Tobermory (and all the way down the peninsula) were booked. Boo. We stopped in here and luckily someone had canceled last minute so we were able to get a room. Otherwise the hotel was completely full.

The hosts/owners are fantastic. Super nice the entire time. Just like staying at a friend's house. They live across the street and every night they come over and host a campfire for the guests. How nice of them! They are totally involved and it's a really nice personal touch. They even gave us a free beer. Nicest people, seriously.

The hotel property is gorgeous. Right on the bay and large enough for privacy but not laborious to walk around. You are welcome to come and go as you please and use the property however you wish. We used the barbecue on site (it even had all the accessories needed!) to make dinner and as some of our group were smokers, they often would walk down to the water at random and even late hours to smoke and enjoy the grounds. They also encouraged us to take our drinks anywhere on the property, which is rare for a hotel. It's just like being at home! There is also a heated pool that we didn't go in because we didn't have bathing suits but it looked awesome.

The room itself was nice. As it was the only room left in the hotel (and still it was a last minute cancellation) it wasn't the best room, but it was obviously well cared for. It was one of the ground level rooms and while cozy, it was a little weird. Tile floor throughout (a little cold) and the decor/bedding/beds were a little dated but it was clean and a good size. The only true issues I had with the place was that there wasn't conditioner with the little shampoos and soaps, and the shower kept going from hot to cold randomly. But that was easy to look past in comparison to the rest of the place. They had a small tv with VHS player in the room, and a HUGE VHS collection. We watched Star Wars haha.

They showed us the reception hall and it was really nice. I would absolutely have a wedding there. They make you book the entire hotel (it's not too big, which is nice) so you don't have to worry about keeping up other guests. Since your guests stay on site they don't stop serving you alcohol, so it's really just a giant party. That is really awesome!

They acknowledged the rather crappyness of our room compared to the others so they showed us one the day we checked out. The second level rooms are gorgeous. Private decks, jacuzzi, fireplace, and gorgeous views.

I had people ask me where I stayed just from the photos I had posted afterwards. I will absolutely recommend this place and stay here again. It may be 45 min- 1 hr away from Tobermory but there is so much to do even around Wiarton. The hosts know the area well and were full of recommendations. We went to a few of their suggestions and they were great too.

For such a last minute, random decision it actually turned out well. The whole time we were there we couldn't stop saying how great the place was. If you are in the Bruce/the area, you need to stay here.

Room Tip: Any but the ground floor. Still aren't bad but aren't the best
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Kitchener, Canada
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72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2013

We went to the Bruce Peninsula to see orchids. The cottage we rented for years is no longer available, so we decided to try this place. It's close to town, but has a great view of Colpoys Bay. We were in one of the top floor units. The bed was comfortable, the room included a jacuzzi, the TV had a VCR/DVD player attached. There is free WiFi. The clock radio didn't work, but that was the only complaint. This will likely become our choice for visits to the Bruce.

Room Tip: The best views are on the top floor from rooms #4-#8
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2013

It was awesome! The services was great! Location was perfect! We would stay here another time with our daugter or just another weekend as a couple! The view was terrific and the cleanliness of the room was outstanding!

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2013

We enjoyed the stay at Waterview, The room was very clean and well decorated. The deck was large with a beautiful view or the bay. The landscaping is very well done. When we head back to Wiarton, We will defiantly book at the Waterview.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled on business
    • 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
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2013

We arrived in the early evening, but our stay was wonderful!

The room was very cozy, and the view excellent!

We got one of the rooms with a fireplace and jacuzzi tub, and it was perfect for quiet getaway and a chance to relax. On another stay (that was warmer and we had more time), we would have been interested in the nightly campfire by the water or other activities in Wiarton.

We love Wiarton - one of our favourite stops in Bruce County!

  • Stayed May 2013, 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2013

We had a great 2-night stay here! It was our first year wedding anniversary and the hosts were incredible and very welcoming. The room was nice but the property itself was even better! Beautiful view! The hosts put on a bonfire every night which was awesome! Will definitely stay there again!

  • Stayed May 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2013

Very comfortable, clean and well appointed room -- and what a view!! The staff are helpful and unobtrusive. I spent three days hiking the Bruce Trail and this was a great jumping off point. Future hiking outings will include this comfortable and affordable facility.

Room Tip: Second (top) floor is best location and value.
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
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    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
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Address: 501205 Grey Rd 1 | RR 1, Wiarton, Ontario N0H 2T0, Canada
Location: Canada > Ontario > Bruce County > Wiarton
Amenities:
Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 4 Hotels in Wiarton
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Waterview on The Bay 3*
Number of rooms: 21
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Waterview is a 4-acre waterfront resort/motel located on the shores of Georgian Bay minutes from the town of Wiarton on the beautiful Bruce Peninsula. There is a variety of rooms to choose from, some even have fireplaces and in-room Jacuzzis with private decks - all overlooking the bay, add a heated in ground outdoor pool, fully equipped banquet hall for special events such as weddings, evening bonfires, and hosts that go out of their way to please! ... more   less 
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