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“Lovely relaxing place to stay” 4 of 5 bubbles
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BEST WESTERN Inn On The Bay
Ranked #1 of 10 Hotels in Owen Sound
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Lovely relaxing place to stay”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 7, 2013

I have stayed here twice for three nights each time. Lovely location. A very nice hotel and friendly helpful staff. The complimentary breakfast is good with beautiful views of the sound from the dining room. I will always stay here while visiting Owen Sound.

  • Stayed December 2012
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
Thank Paul M
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Jason H, General Manager at BEST WESTERN Inn On The Bay, responded to this review, March 13, 2013
Hi ckedobw,

I would like to thank you for your continued patronage with our hotel. I am glad you enjoy our beautiful location and truly appreciate you continuing to stay with us in the future.

I will look forward to meeting you on your next visit.
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Barrie, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 30, 2012

I lived in Owen Sound for 18 years of my life and always wanted to stay at the Inn on the Bay... What a wonderful well kept adventure that I have finally fulfilled... The hotel was clean, the check in was flawless and the room.. Wow what a nice treat.. We stayed in the suite with the whirlpool and the fireplace.. what a romantic wonder... and a definite revisit.. The hotel houses a fantastic restaurant called Bishops Landing.. It is open till 10 pm most nights for an enchanting night cap. And is the restaurant in which breakfast is served. The continental was ok, however you do have an option to upgrade and take $3.00 off a menu breakfast item, this will defiantly be our choice upon return. But this is not an item to dwell on as the hotel was defiantly a wondrous stop on our christmas travels.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank travelling love... A
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Jason H, General Manager at BEST WESTERN Inn On The Bay, responded to this review, January 22, 2013
Hi travelling love,

I am so glad that we could exceed your expectations during your stay in Owen Sound. For someone who is familiar with the hotel and surrounding area, it is not so easy to do!

I hope you will have the opportunity to stay with us again so that we may spoil you once again. I would hope to have the chance to meet you myself and discuss your ties to our wonderful city.

Thank you for your kind feedback.
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 23, 2012

The hotel is very well kept, maintained immaculately. The staff are very cheerful and welcoming. The Christmas decorations were beautiful. The room was really clean with sanitized covers over the remote and the phone receiver which is something we have not seen in any other hotel. The room was very well appointed. The restaurant in the hotel is also immaculate and the service and food are great. We were only there for one night; however, would like to return in the summer for a longer stay if possible.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Mobius48
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Jason H, General Manager at BEST WESTERN Inn On The Bay, responded to this review, January 22, 2013
Hi Mobius48,

I would like to thank you for your very kind compliments regarding our hotel. We take pride in having industry leading standards for cleanliness and caring service. I hope that you have the opportunity to return during the summer months as it is the best time of year to visit Owen Sound. There are so many great experiences to take in and our front desk staff would be happy to help you make the most of your trip. Please feel free to call the hotel directly and ask about our suites with a beautiful view over Georgian Bay.

Thank you again for your feedback.
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Guildford, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 29, 2012

This hotel was perfect for us. In fact, we liked it so much we extended our original booking from five nights to nine. Our room was spacious, quiet and very well appointed with a flat screen tv and free wi-fi. Every staff member we met was helpful, friendly and professional. The complimentary breakfasts were great and the restaurant could only be better if it was twice the size.

Our stay coincided with a hockey tournament that meant a number of hockey teams would be staying on Saturday night. We could only imagine this meant a sleepless night for us! On the way to our room that night – where we expected to be met with loud music, shouting, slamming doors, etc. – we instead found a security guard patrolling a silent corridor. Thanks to this highly effective deterrent, it was blissfully quiet all night. We were grateful and impressed that the hotel would take such a measure to provide its guests with an environment conducive to a good night’s sleep.

The Best Western Inn on the Bay is a busy, well-managed and extremely comfortable hotel. We would highly recommend it to anyone visiting the Owen Sound area.

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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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3 Thank LadyDee123
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Jason H, General Manager at BEST WESTERN Inn On The Bay, responded to this review, December 14, 2012
Hi LadyDee123,

I can not thank you enough for your kind and generous review of our hotel. We all do our best to make sure that each guest in our hotel has a comfortable and enjoyable stay. Each and every staff member truely cares about our guest experiences and it shows in your kind words. I have posted this review in our employee lounge so that all of our employees may see what a wonderful comment you have posted.

Thank you!
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Property: BEST WESTERN Inn On The Bay
Address: 1800 2nd Avenue East | P O Box 516, Owen Sound, Ontario N4K 5RI, Canada
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Location: Canada > Ontario > Grey County > Owen Sound
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
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Ranked #1 of 10 Hotels in Owen Sound
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2.5 star — BEST WESTERN Inn On The Bay 2.5*
Number of rooms: 100
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