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Country Squire Resort & Spa
Ranked #8 of 11 Hotels in Gananoque
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Toronto, ON
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Reviewed June 18, 2005

Sometimes when you make an overnight stop in a small touristy town you get lucky. Which is definitely the case with the Country Squire. A couple of kilometers off the 401, it was one of the 3 or 4 motels you first see. It's nothing special from the outside, but we stopped, the rates sounded good and the desk staff were friendly, so we booked for the night.

We honestly felt as though we were staying at a friend's cottage for the night. Clean and comfortable rooms which open to a beautifully landscaped courtyard behind the motel, which is like being in the country. Loads of amenities and activities, charming staff (whether at the front desk or the maids or the guy who mows the grass). Complimentary breakfast during the week, and we found the in-house restaurant (kind of a country-style place) superb. Really REALLY good food!

We were honestly sorry to leave in the morning and will definitely be making a point of going to the Thousand Islands later this summer for a long weekend and will DEFINITELY be staying at the Country Squire.

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Reviewed February 28, 2005

Talk about your hidden treasures! From the street, this is just another in a string of unremarkable motels. But step inside and you are in for a treat! We have now stayed at the Country Squire for the past four Victoria Day weekends; what started as a one-shot weekend in the 1000 Islands has now turned into one of our family traditions. Aside from the nearby attractions, what does this motel have to offer? Welcoming staff (EVERYONE is obliging & friendly, from the front desk to the room maids to the groundskeepers!); a lovely choice of rooms (we have now tried four rooms--- one with screened-in porch, one with patio and two with sun-decks); absolutely spotless rooms & bathrooms; very reasonable room rates; beautifully landscaped & maintained grounds; a great family-style restaurant; complimentary breakfasts; loads of amenities (spa, indoor & outdoor pools, squash, basketball, trampoline etc.); walking distance to all kinds of restaurants and the casino; loads of parking; and a quiet, welcoming environment. Who knew all this was behind such an ordinary exterior? Two special notes: (1) our family dog has always been welcomed, and enjoys his stay with easy access to the beautiful grounds, and (2) on our second trip there, I realized I had forgotten my toothbrush and called down to the front desk to see if I could buy one. Before I could even get my shoes on, a new toothbrush was hand-delivered to our door. Amazing! We have stayed at much fancier (and more expensive) hotels where we have not experienced such a welcome. We cannot recommend the Country Squire highly enough & look forward to our stay this coming Victoria Day weekend! Bravo!

  • Stayed: October 2004
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Reviewed January 22, 2005

What a surprise. We stayed at the Country Squire at the end of Novmber for one night, I must say that I was not impressed by the outside, do not judge a book by the cover! Once Inside the front door it is a differnt story, The scent from the spa is fantastic and everything is so clean, the rooms are very big and nicely decoratated, and I'm sure the grounds are very nice, but it is hard to tell in November. The staff were very friendly and the food was good, the only thing that I would change in the restuarant is that they should use place mats on the tables.

  • Stayed: November 2004, traveled on business
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Reviewed November 1, 2004

Stayed there this past weekend for Murder Mystery night. I have everything good to say about that night. It was well done, presenters were very professional, food was excellent. I also want to state that ALL staff were courteous and polite and couldn't do enough to help you. Room that we finally ended up with was clean and no problems in it.

Now to the negative.

When we first arrived was put in older part of hotel with 2 double beds, smelled awful and was dark. Went to front desk and they were very helpful in getting new room, at a greater price of course, but it was worth it not to be in first spot.

Most Important - smoke detector NOT WORKING!!

Also carpets need to be replaced in older section or at least CLEANED.
Food in restaurant was always cold and inferior food.

I would not stay in this hotel again.

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Port Carling, On
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Reviewed June 14, 2004

Duting our recent stay @ The Squire, we were given outstanding service and hospitality. The restaurant service and meal were great. We have stayed there several times before and have never been disappointed. Highly recommended!!!

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Port Hope, Ontario, Canada
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Reviewed June 6, 2004

This is our 7th year staying at The Country Squire, Gananoque. We have stayed in each of the different category of rooms and each time have found them to be excellent accomodations. The rooms are spotless and the decor above average. The staff is friendly and very accomodating. The restaurant (now Good Time Charlies) serves an excellent variety to choose from and the food is great. (Try the prime rib!!!) We will definitely go back again next year.

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Montreal, Quebec
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Reviewed May 31, 2004

What a hidden treasure! We were going to the 1000 Islands for a long holiday weekend and searched different websites for appearance, location, pricing and openness to accepting our family dog. The Country Squire had all the above, and then some. Hidden away behind an unprepossessing exterior were a delightful welcome to to whole family (including the dog!), lovely clean rooms (with choice of screened-in porch or patio!), and great facilities--- indoor and outdoor pool, lovely grounds, trampoline, excercise rooms, squash court, etc. A good breakfast is included in the daily rate and the hotel is close both to the 1000 Islands and the highway. I read the less-than-satisfactory reviews a couple of other people have left on this site and was completely puzzled... did we stay at the same place?? The Country Squire was just delightful and we will certainly be back!

  • Stayed: January 2005
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Additional Information about Country Squire Resort & Spa

Address: 715 King St E, Gananoque, Ontario K7G 1H4, Canada (Formerly Best Western Country Squire Resort)
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Location: Canada > Ontario > Gananoque
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #8 of 11 Hotels in Gananoque
Price Range: $70 - $127 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Country Squire Resort & Spa 2.5*
Number of rooms: 68
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Stay at this Gananoque hotel and enjoy a host of convenient amenities while traveling in Ontario, Canada. Country Squire Resort & Spa is conveniently located to Highway 401, Highway 2, and Thousand Islands Parkway with easy access to key area attractions and business locations. Visitors will be just a short drive from OLG 1000 Islands Casino, Thousand Islands Playhouse, Boldt Castle and scenic boat tours of the area. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Best Western Country Squire Hotel Gananoque
Best Western Gananoque
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Country Squire Resort & Spa Gananoque, Ontario, Canada

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