We booked a room as we were attending a concert in Windsor at a local casino. We found the B & B on tripadvisor and when I emailed the owner, the smallest room was the only room left. We booked it for $89, tax included, breakfast included. The home itself is a small, older home with two entrances, one to the main portion of the B & B, with a small living room, dining room, and kitchen, while the second door leads to two of the guest rooms. I would not recommend anyone with mobility issues to stay here, as the stairs that go up to the rooms are very narrow and steep, in addition to a back staircase that leads you to the kitchen for breakfast. I did not notice this, but my husband noted a large spiderweb on the outside door of the suite adjacent to ours. He assumes it was the door to the suite as it was the only other door beside ours.
I was greeted by the husband when we arrived and he was friendly and helpful. We were able to park our car in the driveway that could accommodate about 4 cars. The B & B itself was just a few kilometres away from where we needed to be, which was handy.
Our room was very small, as expected/advertised. It contained a queen bed that provided a very comfortable sleep. There was a night table with a lamp, and a small desk. One door leads to the bedroom, but another door leads you out of the bedroom to a shared hallway and that is how you access the bathroom. The bathroom and bedroom are exactly as pictured on tripadvisor, small, retro like your grandmother's house, and very basic. There was no storage in the bedroom, but a small bench that we rested our bags on. I would not stay here if I were in Windsor for more than one night as it was too small for a longer stay. It suited our needs for one night as we were just here to sleep.
This is an average, basic place to stay if you need a place to rest your head for one night. There are no frills here. I did manage to see the other, very large suite beside our tiny room. It was comprised of 3 rooms and a bathroom. It was quite nice. If you enjoy hanging out in B & B's in-between your sightseeing, I am not sure that this is the place for you as the common area to do so is very small and not really set up as we have seen other B & B's.
Breakfast comprised of fruit salad, coffee, tea, orange juice, english muffins, frittata, and cereal and milk for me, as I do not eat eggs. There were also some good chocolate chip oatmeal cookies. Pretty standard breakfast, nothing fancy. My husband commented that his frittata was "excellent".
I would be tempted to explore other options, if returning to Windsor. I think next time we would stay on the riverside to be closer to the casino.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- A Hidden Gem B&B is a new addition to Windsor and Essex County's hospitality community (formerly Kirk's B&B). Nestled on a tree-lined street, in historic old Walkerville area of Windsor. We are minutes from the banks of the Detroit River and Caesars Windsor Casino. Choose from 2 spacious suites with en-suites and private sitting areas, WiFi, cable and mini fridge. Enjoy a hearty breakfast before discovering many lovely shops, biking paths and restaurants within walking distance. We have lived in and loved this area all our lives. We will be able to help you find that special restaurant, event or activity to make your visit memorable. Presently each suite goes for $99 CAN./night single and $115 CAN./night double occupancy (plus GST 13%) which includes a full breakfast. - your hosts Troy and Sue ... more less
- Also Known As:
- A Hidden Gem Bed And Breakfast Windsor, Ontario