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“a good stay in an hotel of some character”
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Sword Motor Inn
Ranked #3 of 4 Hotels in Bancroft
yorkshire
Level 6 Contributor
284 reviews
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“a good stay in an hotel of some character”
Reviewed July 1, 2010

Bancroft is a small but attractive town on river and lake. The BW is near the town centre but with sizable gounds running down to the river. On one floor, the rooms are 'compact ' in size but adequate. One unit has a central lounge for guests. The restaurant is above average and with a large indoor pool. Plug in internet connection, small tv. Overall an attractive stay and recommended.

  • Stayed June 2010, traveled solo
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Toronto, Canada
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Reviewed June 19, 2010

My wife and I spent 3 days in Bancroft at Best Western Sword Motor Inn. Prior to our trip we checked out the accommodations in the area on the internet. We made the best choice by choosing to stay at this hotel. The staff was very friendly throughout our stay. The room was spacious and clean with a comfortable bed and very clean bathroom. After having a good breakfast at the restaurant on the premises we decided to have lunch and dinner at the same place and the food was tasty and plentiful. The hotel is located in beautiful natural surroundings on the banks of meandering York river. Planning to come back here soon for a fishing trip at the nearby Baptiste Lake.

  • Stayed June 2010, traveled as a couple
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Ontario
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Reviewed May 21, 2010

Stayed at the Sword Motor Inn Hotel in Bancroft when some friends and I went on a road trip out east. The staff were very friendly and were set on welcoming all visitors with a pleasant stay. The food was great, the rooms were clean, and the swimming pool was clean as well. My friends and I were definitely pleased with our visit and we would recommend it to anyone else planning on staying here.

  • Stayed May 2010, traveled with friends
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Hamilton
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Reviewed May 21, 2010

The staff were really nice and friendly people./ we had a wonderful time staying the night in a cozy room that had a terrific view of the river in the morning, which had made the stay more pleasant. Defiantly would stay at this best western location again

  • Stayed May 2010, traveled as a couple
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Toronto, Canada
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Reviewed April 26, 2010

When our reservation elsewhere was a bust we drove into Bancroft at about 5:00 P.M. and got a room immediately. Rooms are not overly largebut very pretty and with all the amenities we needed. We weren't asking for much, just a place to sleep. Proximity to restaurants etc. was lovely.

  • Stayed April 2010, traveled on business
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Chicago
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Reviewed April 8, 2010

First time I came to Bancroft from the US I made the mistake of going to the Bancroft Motor Inn...Didn't make the same mistake 2nd time around. The sword has 24hour checkin which was a life saver since I usually arrive from my 15hour drive at 2-5am(a checkin time not available at the other) Rooms have always been clean and have yet to go there and been given a room in which I wasn't happy about the size. Only had a problem one night and that was loud neighbors who were also tourists. Must admit I hadn't checked out the pool area but I never go to Bancroft for the swimming. Pricing was more reasonable than alot of other hotels I've stayed in across both nations.

  • Stayed February 2009, traveled as a couple
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DC
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Reviewed January 15, 2010

Hi folks,

I would like to recommend Best Western Sword Motor Inn for their great services. The rooms are large and spacious and the ammenities are a plus! Those of you travelling through Bancroft, or looking for a good place to eat and stay in should definetly check this place out. The hotel staff are professional but still very neighborly. I would be happy to return there because I enjoyed my stay with them!

Cheers,
Dawn

  • Stayed April 2009, traveled on business
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Property: Sword Motor Inn
Address: 146 Hastings St, Bancroft, Ontario K0L 1C0, Canada
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Location: Canada > Ontario > Bancroft
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 4 Hotels in Bancroft
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Sword Motor Inn 2.5*
Number of rooms: 48
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
We are located just on the north side of Bancroft near the end of Hasting St. We accommodate Sledders, ATV's, Pets, Rock Hounds and just the passer buyer. We have a heated in door pool, Hot tub and dry sauna along with a games room. All our guest receive a complimentary continental breakfast in our lovely breakfast area with there stay. This includes Hot waffles, hard boiled eggs, cereal, choice of different breads and pastries, coffee, tea, juice and much more! We are with in walking distance to almost everything in town and have a park right beside us that the York river runs through and right behind our location as well. So if you are a canoeist this is the spot to be. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Best Western Bancroft
Bancroft Best Western
Sword Motor Inn Bancroft, Ontario

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