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“a very pleasant night”
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Samuels Hotel
Ranked #1 of 9 Hotels in Goderich
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Toronto, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
“a very pleasant night”
Reviewed November 10, 2012

very stylish renovation. Very quiet night. Take care that the front desk closes at nine pm. The in room electric fireplace is a nice touch. Also the buffet breakfast was very good, with high quality ingredients, including local baked goods.

Room Tip: lower numbered rooms will be close to the ice maker which is in the hallway.
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with family
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fchild, Owner at Samuels Hotel, responded to this review, November 15, 2012
Thanks for taking the time to write a review of our little boutique hotel. We're glad you enjoyed your stay.
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Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
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Reviewed October 19, 2012

I travel a lot, and Samuel's Inn is the standard against which I measure other hotels. It is beautifully decorated, luxurious, and the service is first-rate. The river valley location is gorgeous, yet convenient to the rest of Goderich. The food is excellent, the staff charming, and the price very reasonable.

I look forward to my next stay.

Room Tip: Try and get one that fronts onto the Maitland River.
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled on business
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fchild, Owner at Samuels Hotel, responded to this review, October 22, 2012
Thank you for taking the time to review our Boutique Hotel. We're glad that our hotel exceeded your expectations. We were happy to serve you, as our guest, and we enjoyed hosting the get together your company had in our dining room. We look forward to your next stay with us.
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Paris, Canada
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Reviewed October 4, 2012

We arrived after dark and drove right past Samuels. My first thought was "didn't look that great", but coming up to the front door noticed a some nice planters. Inside, not wowed again and then the friendly girl on the desk showed us the rooms. I was impressed. They were beautiful. Loved the laminate floors (hate hotel carpets) and next favorite was the shower with a hand held shower head. They had chocolate covered almonds on the credenza which made me like the room even more. Nicest furnished room, I have ever stayed in and so clean. Even the bedding was very nice.
Now this may seem weird, but often when we were trying to find a place to stay, we looked at room and if it smelled funny, we would turned it down. But this one passed the smell test.
Breakfast was lovely with everything homemade.
Leaving in the daylight, I noticed it was very classy!
What can I say...Love Samuels and Loved Goderich!!!

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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fchild, Owner at Samuels Hotel, responded to this review, October 9, 2012
I'm so glad you enjoyed your stay at our Boutique Hotel. We took great care in the decor, especially with the thought of eliminating as many opportunities for allergens and smells in the rooms. Therefore the hard surface flooring and bedding that gets washed daily, including the top covers. The leather furniture in each room also ensures that they can be wiped with a germicide so you you know it's freshly cleaned for you when you sit on it. Carpets can certainly contribute to odours and are a prime location to highlight awefull stains. Therefore, no carpets for Samuels! Thank you for taking the time to write a kind review of your stay with us.
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Toronto, Canada
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Reviewed September 15, 2012

Located beside the Maitland River , this refurbished former hotel (really was probably a motel) is a welcome addition to the town of Goderich. When you pull up to it you may think "This doesn't look like much" but then you notice the cute little patio, the garden with little touches and as soon as you go through the front door you're treated with a warm smile and a sense of a cozy atmosphere.

To the right a small siding room where soup, salads, appetizers (substantial ones) are served afternoons and evenings. A complimentary continental breakfast is available in the morning. To the left is the small front desk where a friendly woman explains that if you'd like to order a dinner from "Thyme on 21" they will deliver or you can go there as it's just a mile away (which is what I chose to do).

The rooms are very clean with new laminate flooring, a big shower stall with a rain shower head (Kohl) - the sink, mirror and counter are outside the actual bathroom. My room had a small desk area a glass coffee table and a leather couch and it faced the river - I didn't get to enjoy that as it was pouring rain the next morning. The bed was a very comfortable, low profile style king size and the heating/cooling works well and is nicely quiet. Always great to have small fridge in the room too.

There was plenty of choice at breakfast and all was very fresh. Note: staff are only on site until 9:00 p.m. But there's a number to call if there's any problem/issue. It didn't bother me but it might not suit everyone.

Room Tip: I'd recommend a river view room.
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled on business
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fchild, Owner at Samuels Hotel, responded to this review, September 17, 2012
Thank you for taking the time to write a review of Samuels Hotel. Prior to opening two years ago the building was used as a union hall and banquet hall. We transformed the building to reveal the old school house and retrofit the inside to a hotel, just adding the garden dining room to complete the building. We believe Samuel Platt, who discovered salt here in the 1860's would be proud of his namesake, our Boutique Hotel. We're glad you enjoyed your stay!
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Hamilton, Canada
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Reviewed September 10, 2012

Just arrived home from a 3 night stay in this hotel. We had the King Bed Jacuzzi suite and it was amazing! Very spacious and beautifully decorated in a modern funky style - but still very warm and inviting. Spotlessly clean. Breakfast was delicious each morning and the fresh made waffles with fruit and whipped cream are a must have.Friendly and attentive staff. The hotel is easy to find and conveniently located. Loved it!

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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fchild, Owner at Samuels Hotel, responded to this review, September 12, 2012
We are so glad that you enjoyed your stay! It's always a pleasure to serve our guests fresh made waffles with fresh fruits and whipped cream in addition to our continental offering. We appreciate that you took time out of your busy day to write a review of our Boutique Hotel. We'll look forward to serving you once again on your next stay.
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Shelburne, ON
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Reviewed September 10, 2012

Whatever you do don't judge this location completely on the outside appearance. The inside is amazing. A lot of attention has been taken in the detail of the decor of the rooms. Our room was spotless, comfortable, quiet and had everything to make the stay pleasant.. The breakfast was very tastefully done and the staff was pleasant and helpful. We would highly recommend this hotel and would not hesitate to stay there again.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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fchild, Owner at Samuels Hotel, responded to this review, September 12, 2012
Thank you for choosing Samuels Boutique Hotel for your recent stay in Goderich. I'm glad you were impressed with your room and enjoyed the level of service my staff provides. I'm very blessed to have such wonderful employees! Thanks for taking the time to write a review.
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Reviewed September 4, 2012

Our family was in Goderich for a wedding this weekend, and we were so impressed with this hotel. The rooms were spacious, clean, and the beds were wonderful. Two members of our family and their children stayed in the suite in the school house and said it also was excellent. With our rooms came an amazing continental breakfast that was superb. The staff were friendly, very helpful and most courteous. I would recommend this hotel to anyone visiting this area.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with family
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fchild, Owner at Samuels Hotel, responded to this review, September 6, 2012
We are glad you enjoyed your stay at our Boutique Hotel. Weddings can be hectic, so we hope you also had time sit back and relax. Thanks so much for taking the time to write a review of Samuels.
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Property: Samuels Hotel
Address: 34031 Saltford Rd, Goderich, Ontario N7A 3Y1, Canada
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Location: Canada > Ontario > Huron County > Goderich
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 9 Hotels in Goderich
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Samuels Hotel 2.5*
Number of rooms: 14
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Situated on the Maitland River, 1 km north of Goderich, you will find Goderich's most contemporary Boutique Hotel. Samuels is a member of Ontario's Finest Inns. Every room has all expected amenities plus a private terrace and fireplace, with king or queen beds. Relax in our jacuzzi rooms, enjoy hiking trails or fishing directly from our property. Golf, beach, shopping, airport, marina, snowmobile trail, all within 2 kms of hotel. Complimentary continental breakfast included, free wi-fi. Licensed dining room. Room service and Bistro on site. ... more   less 
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