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“Magic Moments at Merrill Inn”
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Merrill Inn
Ranked #1 of 5 Hotels in Picton
Certificate of Excellence
Huddersfield, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
65 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
“Magic Moments at Merrill Inn”
Reviewed September 30, 2010

We decided to have a little side trip whilst visiting Toronto - Prince Edward County was our preferred destination - and Merill Inn at Picton was our preferred accommodation. We were not disappointed by either and must tell you that the team at Merrill Inn know what they are doing. We had a fantastic stay - could not pick one hole in it - and will certainly return on our next trip across the water. Chef is utterly amazing - what a meal we had! We had eaten at Auberg in Toronto, which was superb, but I must say Merril Inn's restaurant was as good, if not better. Wonderful breakfasts also.
Just to say also the area around Prince Edward County is beautiful - landscapes, water, art, crafts, wineries, restaurants, antiques - and the trees were changing colours. Who needs New England!?!

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Ottawa, Canada
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Reviewed September 8, 2010

This past weekend was our 5th trip in the last 2 years in Prince Edward County and we stayed at our usual place, wonderful Merrill Inn. Once again, the food and the hospitality were fantastic. When we think that they can`t possibly outdo the quality of the food, we get pleasantly surprised. The inn is cozy and charming; the rooms are very comfortable and the staff very helpful, specially Nell. We like the fact that it is within easy walking distance of all the shops and restaurants in the town of Picton as well as centrally located to all the attractions in the county. We are already planning on going back this spring with our friends.

  • Stayed September 2010, traveled as a couple
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Ottawa, Canada
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129 reviews
52 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
Reviewed August 20, 2010

We just spent 2 nights a the Merrill Inn. My husband and I were both charmed by the historic Inn well located in Picton. Our dinner experience was memorable. What a chef! My veal escalopes and my blueberry and peach millefeuille were spectaculor. We appreciated the fact they use locally produced food, wine and even beer. The service was top-notch and we will be back. If you want a romantic getaway, it is the place to be. Diane and Henri.

  • Stayed August 2010, traveled as a couple
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Bancroft, Canada
1 review
Reviewed August 11, 2010

After touring Prince Edward County's wineries, the Merrill Inn was the perfect destination to relax, dine and unwind. No searching for a parking spot at this Inn. The back gardens and generous parking lot area was neat and well treed. Our room was large, nicely decorated and quiet at night. The owners/managers are well experienced in operating an inn. The restaurant was small but had a nice patio and the service and the food were excellent. We'd go back just to try another of the chef's specialties because the evening meal was memorable, truly in our top ten in Canada. And to top it off, the breakfast wasn't that old continental that some places throw at you. There was a varied hot and cold menu with buffet and service to start your day off right. We recommend the Merrill Inn.

  • Stayed August 2010, traveled as a couple
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Perth, Ontario
Level 6 Contributor
100 reviews
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Reviewed August 10, 2010

I brought my husband for a mid week getaway, minus the kids. The Merrill Inn had been recommended to us by family and we were looking forward to it. We liked our room well enough at first blush. Realized very quickly that the 'in window" air conditioning unit was incredibly loud. We tried playing around with the settings but nothing worked. We barely slept at all, even with ear plugs in. The pity of it was, it was cool enough outside to leave the window open, except the air conditioner was in it. The veranda door could have been left open, but no screen and the bugs would get you. The innkeeper was quite accommodating and did move us to a different room for the second night, Air conditioning unit not as loud and was able to open a different window and use the overhead fan. Beds not the most comfortable.
The furniture in the rooms are refurbished antiques. Which is ok, but the side tables had slabs of marble (or granite) on them which was not attached to the base. Very dangerous. I tried to move it to get at a plugin for my laptop and it shifted. Heavy enough to break a toe if it fell
The included breakfast was ok, but the frittata was stony cold when I got it.
It cost $470 for the two nights and I do not feel we got value for our money.

  • Stayed August 2010, traveled as a couple
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Pickering, Ontario
Level 3 Contributor
20 reviews
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Reviewed August 9, 2010

Beautiful base for touring Picton & area. Nice room, nice bed, nice hosts - who offer the perfect level of help. An oasis after a day at the beach, shopping and sightseeing. Great to enjoy the historic inn - b&b style, but with a private bath. Obvious attention to detail in the restore. Breakfast was charming & delicious. We had dinner there one evening - good choice.
Traveled with a pre-teen who loved the inn - the historic feel - stairways and halls. In the area he liked: The Mustang Drive-in Theatre - a step back in time; seeing the Lake on a Mountain; cheese curds from Black River; chocolate from Copper Kettle on Main St, and of course, swimming at Sandbanks.

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Mississauga, ON
Level 5 Contributor
79 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
Reviewed August 3, 2010

My friend and I stayed at The Merrill Inn for the 3rd time in August 2009 for 3 nights. This beautiful Inn is so well managed and charming it is easy to feel right at home the moment you arrive. Breakfast was served to us each day on the patio by very charming wait staff (all students) and there was a different, beautifully presented and tasty "hot breakfast" offered each day along with pastries and fruit and yogurt. A delicious way to begin each morning.

We spent most of 3 days exploring The County's wineries, studios, shops, restaurants, and each evening returned to enjoy a good night's sleep in a beautiful room.

We picked up a variety of cheeses at the goat cheese maker and were invited to store these in the Inn's fridge. Upon departure, we were reminded to go and check the fridge and take our cheese with us (a thoughtful touch).

I'm planning another stay in September and cannot wait to spend more R & R time in The County and at the very charming and relaxing Merrill Inn.

My daughter will be entering University in 5 weeks in a Hotel Management degree program. She always says that her later goal after putting in the necessary years for education and experience in the hospitality industry, is to have her own high quality independent Inn. When we talk about this goal, I always mention the Merrill Inn, because I think it is such a fine example of the type of property she aspires to.

As a family we have traveled extensively and stayed in many Inns but I truly think this is one of the very nicest. As another reviewer pointed out, it feels like an authentic County experience of warm hospitality, wonderfully prepared and locally sourced cuisine, in rooms that are comfortable, clean, quiet, and perfectly representative of the location and era of this beautiful Inn.

  • Stayed August 2009, traveled with friends
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Thank koipond4026
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Property: Merrill Inn
Address: 343 Main Street East, Picton, Ontario K0K 2T0, Canada
Location: Canada > Ontario > Prince Edward County > Picton
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free Parking Restaurant Suites
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Ranked #1 of 5 Hotels in Picton
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Number of rooms: 13
Also Known As:
Merrill Hotel Picton
Merrill Inn Picton, Ontario

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