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“great rustic cottages” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Glen Garry Motel & Cottages

Glen Garry Motel & Cottages
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Ranked #16 of 25 Hotels in North Bay
Winnipeg
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20 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“great rustic cottages”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

I first stayed here as a child sixty years ago.Recently I stayed in both the motel and one of the cottages.Now I must mention that in order to have a decent night's sleep when I travel, and I do travel a LOT!, i always have my down pillow and silk duvet with me.For the first time in a long while I needed neither either in the motel or the cottage. This is not to say that they came equipped with either but what they did have was really comfy and I slept well.This is not your 5 star American hotel it is a rustic place, well equipped and really clean.Motel has fridge and microwave, cottages have that as well as at least a 2 burner gas stove. There are also propane barbecues in amongst the cottages for use. What I really appreciated was the really comfy wing back chair in both the motel units and the cottage I stayed in. Motel units have full bath, but cottages only have showers. Access to the beach is easy... it's right there in front of you. WiFi worked really well in both units.Amenities such as supermarkets, LCBO, and choice of fine dining , fast food, and family restaurants are close by, and of course the lake is right on your doorstep.The owner Irene is very accommodating, and the rates are more than reasonable. Would I stay there again? in a heartbeat!

Room Tip: For a few dollars more go for a cottage.
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  • Stayed May 2014, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars
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1 Thank shelagh G
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Cambridge, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2014

We love the feel of the cottages. An authentic, original cottage experience, not just clean and comfortable, the location is ideal, the access to Lake Nipissing is top notch. Summer or winter, this is the place to stay when you're in the Bay.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Schomberg
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2013

Our family has been coming here for many years. As has been already stated the cottages are old but clean and the beach is great. Located in a small bay on Lake Nipissing the bottom is sandy, clean and quite shallow. Perfect for young children. The owner goes out of her way to accommodate those people who choose to stay here. Shopping, restaurants and anything else you might need is very close at hand. Any season is a great time to stay here, we look forward to returning again next summer of 2014.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars
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3 Thank Linda V
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Sudbury, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2013

My sister and I had the good fortune of finding this little gem last week. Clean rooms...and wonderful beach on lake Nipissing. The whole time I was swimming in this little bay I was wishing I had my little grandson with me...the beach was that clean and safe.An other guest was fishing on the property and was able to catch a bass...Healthy lake. The owner also showed us on of the large cabins. It was not fancy but had lots of old time charm...three bedroom and even an a crib...and again very clean!
I will indeed be returning to this cozy little home away from home.

Nicole B.
Sudbury, Ontario

Room Tip: we had a non-smoking room and we were pleased with the cleanliness of the room. Room #6.
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
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4 Thank tortue1616
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Toronto, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2013

The cottages are old and quaint. The TV is the size of a European car. The prices are reasonable and it really feels like you are visiting the cottage of your favourite Aunt. Nothing fancy...but it feels good every time I stay, regardless of the season.
(PS. the photo of the white shack has NOTHING to do with Glengarry. I don't know who or why it was put up!)

Room Tip: Just ask to see them. The cabins are best but if you want to save a few more bucks, just get a motel...
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars
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4 Thank Jaymz B
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Property: Glen Garry Motel & Cottages
Address: 785 Lakeshore Drive, Hwy 11B, North Bay, Ontario P1A 2G7, Canada
Location: Canada > Ontario > Northeastern Ontario > North Bay
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Ranked #16 of 25 Hotels in North Bay
Number of rooms: 8
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