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Highly praised Digby hotel with Bay of Fundy views, outdoor pool and jacuzzi suites

Pros
  • Free Wi-Fi, free parking, free full breakfast
  • Guests praised accommodating, friendly staff
  • Nice location with scenic views, according to guests
  • Clean, comfortable rooms, according to guests
Cons
  • A couple of guests thought the hotel was isolated and hard to find
Freebies
Free Wi-Fi
Free Breakfast
Free Parking
Editor's Analysis
Updated Feb 25, 2015
Overview
This hotel is located in a century-old building surrounded by green space and offers views of the Bay of Fundy. Also on the hotel property is the Captain Jacob Winchester House, which has three suites and is over 150 years old. The hotel is well suited for travellers who seek historic charm with their accommodations or who prefer a seaside setting.

There are 13 rooms at this non-smoking hotel. Each has free Wi-Fi, a flat screen TV, a DVD player, a coffeemaker, an iron and ironing board, a sitting area and a hair dryer. Guests can choose between rooms with king, queen, double or single beds (or combinations of these). Suites at the Winchester House also feature a private deck or balcony and a jetted tub. Suites in both buildings include a mini-fridge. Pets are allowed for $10 per stay.

Guests are offered a complimentary full breakfast daily during the summer season, May 15-October 15, which includes items like pancakes, eggs and sausages. On-site amenities include free parking, an outdoor pool, shuffleboard and walking paths.

Golfers are just over a 10-minute drive away from Digby Pines Golf Course. The Bear River Winery is a 15-minute drive away. The Dockside Whale Watching and Charter Service, as well as several restaurants and shops, are about 11 minutes away by car in downtown Digby. (All distances and travel time estimates: Google Maps)

Confirmed with a front desk agent: Wi-Fi, parking and breakfast (call date: April 5, 2013).
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The Good
The reviews used for this analysis were generally full of praise. Guests commented most often on the high level of customer service and on the inn's peaceful setting.

Staff were characterized as warm and friendly. They routinely went out of their way to make sure that guests were comfortable and happy. One guest described how staff laundered his or her wet clothes. Another guest noted how they moved furniture around in the room to accommodate him or her. Another guest said that staff supplied him or her with popcorn to eat while watching a movie.

Several guests were impressed with the hotel's well-maintained grounds and found the natural setting peaceful. Guests described scenic views of the surrounding greenery and the Bay of Fundy.

A number of guests said rooms were clean, comfortable and spacious. Several guests said that their rooms were spotless.

The quality and selection offered at the complimentary breakfast was very good, according to a number of guests. Food was fresh and tasty.
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The Bad
Based on the reviews used for this analysis, there were very few guest criticisms. A handful of guests made isolated complaints.

A couple of guests commented on aging decor and thought the rooms should be updated.

A handful of guests said that the hotel was difficult to locate. Some guests thought that the hotel was isolated and might be inconvenient for guests who don't have access to a car.
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Show Sources
Sources
Booking.com guest reviewers rated this hotel 9.5 out of 10 based on 35 reviews.

TripAdvisor.com guest reviewers ranked this hotel #2 out of 15 Digby B&Bs and Inns with an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 based on 130 reviews.

Expedia.ca guest reviewers rated this hotel 5 out of 5 with a 100% recommendation rate based on 5 reviews.

The author called the hotel on April 5, 2013 to verify some information.
Editor's Analysis by Heather W.
Analyzed by Heather W.
Driven by the sense that every person, place or thing has a story to tell and a skill for being in the wrong place at the right time, Heather is a well-traveled writer.
Guest Reviews
9.6
Excellent
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1 / out of 6
hotels in Digby

Rated 9.6/10 based on 566 reviews

Ranked #1 out of 6 hotels in Digby

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Location
  • Kejimkujik National Park (44.9 km)
Map Marker Harbourview Inn Smith's Cove
25 Harbourview Road, Digby, NS