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“Likely the best eatery in Espanola” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of Pinewood Motor Inn

Pinewood Motor Inn
Ranked #3 of 13 Restaurants in Espanola
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Canadian, American
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Good for: Large groups, Kids, Business meetings, Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Hamilton, Canada
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47 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Likely the best eatery in Espanola”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 30, 2012

Entrees included a lot of fried components but a complimentary fresh salad bar was also on offer. Service was casual/friendly

Visited June 2012
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English first
Midland, Canada
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Good Food”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 28, 2012

The menu has a large variable assortment, but the service can be a little slow at times. New girl at breakfast may have been the reason.

Visited June 2012
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Espanola, Ontario, Canada
1 review
“Poor service!!!”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 20, 2012

Poor service, waitress did not come even once during our entire meal. Drinks were ordered and not brought but she tried to charge us still. Got charged an extra 5.99$ because I put some lettuce from the "one trip only salad bar" on my sons plate. When I explained this I got a shrug as she walked away. Won't be back

  • Visited June 2012
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Sean D
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PinewoodMotorInn, Guest Relations Manager at Pinewood Motor Inn, responded to this review, November 14, 2013
I wish this would have been brought to management's attention immediately or the next day. We do not tolerate this behavior by any of our staff towards customers or anyone else. We are really sorry for this poor experience.
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Massey, Ontario
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63 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
“Mixed review”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 6, 2012

The last two visits have been complete opposite experiences. The last meal I had there was DELICIOUS and well prepared. The fish was incredible and the vegetables were fresh and well prepared. The previous trip, the breading overpowered the fish and the vegetables were boiled from frozen.

Visited October 2011
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Greenville, Ohio
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“A Good Travel Stop”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 29, 2012

If you are from the US, one of the largest travel challenges in northern Ontario is knowing where to stay overnight. There are no big chains in the North woods! The Manitoulin island is a beautiful area, but the hotels are small, vary in quality, and often are booked well in advance. If you are traveling from The Soo or Sudbury region, The Pinewood Motor Inn in Espanola is your best bet as a travel stop. The scenery is lacking, but the accomodations are the best around. The rooms are comfortable with free WiFi. There is an onsite restaurant and bar that is quite nice. This is a real plus as most businesses in the area are closed early in the evening. Best of all, they are dog friendly!

Visited July 2011
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