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Anchor Inn
Ranked #1 of 7 Hotels in Little Current
Certificate of Excellence
Boston, Massachusetts
Level 2 Contributor
9 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Avoid this place”
Reviewed September 26, 2012

Fortunately, we looked at the room at this hotel before we signed on the dotted line. Dark, dank, bad smell, small. Seedy is the overall descriptor. Bar downstairs. They also have "apartments" in the building. Not sure who is living in those rooms?!

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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Buffalo, New York
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed September 13, 2012

This place was nothing like we expected. We have stayed in bar inns before and they have always been an enjoyment until we stayed here. We booked a single room with 2 beds...when we arrived they tried to upsell us a suite which we looked at and it looked like it was falling apart. So then we were shown our room #4 down the hallway right above the bar. This was was just as sad looking but smaller and cheaper. We stayed in #4. It was awful the screen on the window was popped out so I put it back in although anyone that can climb a ladder can go into your room anytime the window is open (kinda creepy) and you will need to keep the window open since there is no AC and it's hotter then hades. On their website the photos are very misleading. The website also says "All of our rooms have been recently remodelled and are both comfortable and modern." Well if modern is 1980 then they are right.

The rooms are loud in the evening and in the morning as they are moving chairs around. Good thing they provided ear plugs! The room looked like it was falling apart molding coming off, wires just hanging from the ceiling. Needs updating.

I would not recommend staying here. The good thing is it looks like there will be a new hotel being built down the road soon.

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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Anchor I, Owner at Anchor Inn, responded to this review, September 15, 2012
Thank you for your review. Conveniently, I think I was the fellow who showed you the rooms. To begin, we don't so much attempt to up-sell people looking at our rooms. We do let people look at different rooms, particularly on weekends when we know noise from the bar can be an issue. The kitchenette was located on third floor and is much quieter than the room you choose. Keeping things in perspective, the room you choose, after looking at it, was $60 per night. We are certainly not the Fairmount, but then we don't claim to be.

Your right we don't have air conditioning. The web-site photos are pictures of our rooms. I took the pictures. Not sure how they are misleading. I am not a good enough photographer to take a misleading picture.

The 1980's comment is a bit tough to understand. When we say modern, we are referring to the LCD tv's and free hi-speed, in room coffee and in room fridge. Granted, coffee and fridges have been around since 1980. The wire hanging out of the ceiling is simply not true. Perhaps you are referring to the cable for the tv...behind the dresser?

Yes there is a new Hotel being built. We think that is a good thing, and have supported the project for years. We honestly believe it will be good for tourism.

Again our thanks for contributing to the trip advisor forum.
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Reviewed September 8, 2012 via mobile

Stopped in here today for a poker run on the motorcycles. We had approx 50 people, fast service and good atmosphere. We did not eat at all but the beer service was fast, lots of selection. Friendly service. I would go here again for sure

  • Stayed September 2012
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Anchor I, Owner at Anchor Inn, responded to this review, September 15, 2012
Thank you for your kind review. We have motor-cyclists stay with us most night during the tourist season. It is always nice to see your group stop in and visit and we look forward to hosting you and your traveling companions again next year.
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed August 19, 2012 via mobile

The food is really good, especially the whitefish salad & burgers. The dessert was delicious and the staff extremly friendly. Unfortunately we were not satisfied with the room. It was not that the room was not clean or anything like that BUT the bar is just downstairs and EXTREMLY loud. On the website they say that some of the rooms are not good for "light sleepers" but believe me I am not a light sleeper and we are both young people who thought that the music wont disturb us but we both could not sleep until 2 am so if you want to avoid this make sure that you don't stay anywhere near the bar because " light sleeper" is DEFINATELY an understatement! Oh and WIFI does NOT work in the room( at least not on 2nd floor).

  • Stayed August 2012
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Anchor I, Owner at Anchor Inn, responded to this review, September 15, 2012
Thank you for your review. Your comments are fair and balanced. We make an effort to tell all guests that on Friday and Saturday nights the bar is open until 200am and will disturb peoples sleep. Most of the year we simply don't rent the rooms on second floor above the bar. In the summer when we and everyone else is sold out, it is difficult to turn people away. Sorry about the internet. We have 2 routers and occasionally we have to re-boot the one that covers the second floor.
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Toronto
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed July 30, 2012

Nice home from home, went there last year and going back again this, paid for several nurses to stay there and they love it. Great Staff and hands-on management team. The only let down is no A/C but the do provide fans.

Good clean rooms and GRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRreat resturant

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled as a couple
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Canada
Level 6 Contributor
243 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 137 helpful votes
Reviewed July 11, 2012

Keeping in mind this is Manitoulan Island and not Manhattan Island, this small hotel is a very nice place to stay, in Little Current. True, there is no air conditioning but being close to the water, there are nice breezes and the in-room fan helps. I had no trouble sleeping.
The room was very clean and the bed comfortable. It was like a small apartment with a full kitchen although none of the appliances were utilized. There is no elevator. To check in, you must go into the Bar so as long as you know this, it's no big deal.
There is a very good restaurant on site with a patio from which you can see the water.
Familiarize yourself with the hotel and call and ask questions as they are very helpful over the phone. By doing this, you will know what to expect and will not be surprised.
I would definitely stay here again.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled solo
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Troy, Michigan
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107 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed July 8, 2012

This is a historic property having been built in 1888. Kind of like being in a Philip Marlowe movie. Charming and mostly up to date. We had a 2 br "apartment" on the 3rd floor. The bathroom had been updated recently, and was very nice, as was the paint and flooring in the room. The furniture however was not goodwill quality! Near record heat made it tough with no A/C, but they did supply a fan plus the one we brought, so we did fine. Great bar, and we had a fine dinner on the deck overlooking the street. The location is great, right across from the harbor.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
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Property: Anchor Inn
Address: 1 Water Street, Little Current, Ontario P0P 1K0, Canada
Location: Canada > Ontario > Northeastern Ontario > Manitoulin Island > Little Current
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Parking Restaurant
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Ranked #1 of 7 Hotels in Little Current
Number of rooms: 12
Also Known As:
Anchor Hotel Little Current
Anchor Inn Little Current, Ontario - Manitoulin Island

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