My husband and I were first time guests at Bartlett Lodge at the end of June. We stayed two nights in the AY Jackson room. The room was lovely, and the screened-in porch is a nice touch. We paddled into Algonquin Park on three occasions using one of the Lodge's canoes. It is so beautiful and peaceful on the lake. We also hiked in Algonquin Park which was a highlight. The food at Bartlett Lodge was outstanding. Even having read all these positive reviews, I was blown away by the 5 course dinner. Breakfast was also delicious. The dining room itself is a bit challenged. It is quite hot, even with the overhead fans, so they need to work on getting a better cross breeze. I was thrilled not to be assaulted with aggressive air conditioning which I hate. We took a trip to peek at Bartlett's main competitors in Algoinquin Park and we were well satisfied with our choice to stay at Bartlett's. We loved the resort and my only tiny shred of disappointment which cannot be helped, is the fact that the parking lot is visible across the lake when you're sitting on Bartlett's dock. This is a far cry better, however, than the Highway which is practically in your backyard at one of the competing Lodges. We loved Bartlett's and will be back. P.S. They do make you aware that tips are not included but they kind of have to because you are not presented with any type of bill at breakfast or dinner - I did not feel any pressure to add a tip (we did tip). I think other reviewers are a bit hyper-sensitive on this point. It's optional, exercise your option as you see fit.
- Also Known As:
- Bartlett Hotel Algonquin Park
- Bartlett Lodge Algonquin Provincial Park, Ontario