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Inn on the Lake

Inn on the Lake is a 4 star hotel in Fall River, Nova Scotia, Canada 3009 Highway 2, Fall River, NS, Canada
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Guests praised the tranquil location and comfortable rooms, but no elevator was a drag

  • Free Wi-Fi, free airport shuttle, free parking
  • The hotel's location was described as tranquil and close to the airport by many guests
  • Numerous guests enjoyed their clean and comfortable rooms
  • Several compliments were offered to the hotel's staff
  • Some guests had complaints about the hotel's lack of elevator
  • Noise disturbances were reported by some reviewers

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Editor's Analysis
Updated on Jan 7, 2013
Located just off Highway 102 in Halifax's Fairfield suburb, Inn on the Lake is popular with air and road travellers who prefer a smaller, boutique-style hotel near Halifax Stanfield International Airport (YHZ), which is about a 12-minute drive north.

This non-smoking hotel has 39 air-conditioned guest rooms, all of which offer free Wi-Fi, cable TV, a coffeemaker, a mini-fridge, a desk, a hair dryer, and an iron and ironing board. Standard rooms offer one king, one queen or two double beds, while various suites offer additional amenities such as a separate bedroom, a fireplace, a microwave, a bathrobe for each guest, and a jetted tub.

Hotel amenities include an outdoor pool, a beach, a business centre, meeting/conference space, outdoor tennis courts, and free parking. A free airport shuttle is offered, and runs daily every 30 minutes from 5:00am to midnight (advance booking required). Pets are not permitted, and accessible rooms are available upon request.

On-site dining is available at Encore (serving breakfast, lunch and dinner daily) and Oliver's Gastropub (open daily from 2:30pm to midnight). Shopping is available at Bedford Place Mall, which can be found about 6 minutes southwest by car.

Oakfield Provincial Park and Oakfield Golf & Country Club are both located within a 15-minute drive north of the hotel. The Art Gallery of Nova Scotia and downtown Halifax can be found roughly 20 minutes south by car, while the Windsor Hockey Heritage Centre is about a 40 minute drive northwest. (All distances and travel time estimates: Google Maps)

Verified with a front desk agent on January 5, 2013: Free Wi-Fi, free parking, pets not permitted, and wheelchair accessible.
The Good
The majority of reviews consulted for this analysis were positive with praise going to the hotel's location, rooms, and staff.

Many reviewers praised the hotel's location. It was described as being in a serene location by Lake Thomas, close to Halifax Airport and downtown Halifax. It was mentioned several times that the close proximity to the airport coupled with the tranquil setting was a strong point of this hotel.

The hotel's rooms were a source of numerous compliments by guests. They were described as clean, with great views of the lake and good water pressure. One lodger remarked, "Without question the most comfortable hotel bed anywhere we have stayed". It should be mentioned however, that a few reviewers found the decor to be dated and in need of freshening up.

Several guests were pleased with the hotel's staff and characterized them as efficient, personable and professional. While many reviewers found the staff to be helpful, it should be mentioned that a few guests reported not being properly informed of the hotel's available services by the staff.

The Bad
While most of the reviews consulted for this analysis were positive, there were a couple of complaints among them regarding the lack of elevator, and noise transfer.

Some guests had complaints that the hotel didn't provide an elevator to its second and third floors. These reviewers cautioned that guests with mobility issues should book rooms on the first floor to avoid this inconvenience.

Noise disturbances were an issue for a few reviewers. These lodgers complained of highway noise in both highway-facing rooms and outside in the beach and gazebo areas, and TV noise from adjacent rooms was also reported by some guests. guest reviews ranked the hotel #1 out of 1 Fall River hotels from 66 reviews. guest reviews rated the hotel 8.7 out of 10 from 84 reviews. guest reviews rated the hotel 4.7 out of 5 from 16 reviews.

Verified with a front desk agent on January 5, 2013: Free Wi-Fi, free parking, pets not permitted, and wheelchair accessible.

Editor's Analysis by Erin H.
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Rating: 8.9 / 10 Details

No. of guest reviews: 153
Guest Recommended: Yes
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Inn on the Lake is #1 out of 1 hotels in Fall River ranked by the ratings provided by guests.
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Hotel review by guest is Positive
Elaine from Douglas Harbor, US rated Inn on the Lake 9 out of 10 on May 11, 2006 Verified Guest Hotel Review
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Verified Guest from Fredericton, NB CA rated Inn on the Lake 9 out of 10 on March 04, 2006 Verified Guest Hotel Review
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Krista from Windsor, NS CA rated Inn on the Lake 8 out of 10 on December 17, 2005 Verified Guest Hotel Review

"would be nice to have comforters instead of bedspreads."
Hotel review by guest is Negative
Verified Guest from Houston, TX US rated Inn on the Lake 4 out of 10 on October 05, 2005 Verified Guest Hotel Review
Hotel review by guest is Positive
Derek from North River, NS CA rated Inn on the Lake 9 out of 10 on August 28, 2005 Verified Guest Hotel Review

"If you are looking for a peacful getaway to just sit back and relax, I would highly recommend the Inn on the Lake. I have been wanting to stay there for about 10 years now and when finally given the opportunity, I was not disappointed. I will definitely be returning."
Hotel review by guest is Positive
Tanja from Aylesford, NS CA rated Inn on the Lake 10 out of 10 on January 01, 2005 Verified Guest Hotel Review

"The Inn was beautiful and the room was large and comfortable...I would stay there again in a heart beat!"


  • Business Center
  • Room Service
  • High-speed Internet
  • Fitness Room/Gym
  • Restaurant
  • Parking
  • Swimming pool
  • Airport shuttle
  • Disabled Access
  • Bar / Lounge
  • 24 Hour Reception
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Air Conditioned
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Tennis Courts
  • Banquet Facilities
  • Conference Room(s)
  • Currency Exchange
  • Safe-Deposit Box
  • Refrigerator
  • Cable / Satellite TV
  • Secretarial Service
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Kitchenette
  • Coffee / Tea Maker
  • Microwave
  • Hair Dryer
  • TV
  • Private beach
  • Laundry service
  • Shops
  • Garden
  • Water Activities
  • Canoeing
  • Photocopier
  • Courier
  • Ceremonies
  • Disabled Accessible Rooms
  • Internet Connection (wireless)
  • Pool Outdoor
  • Pub
  • Packed Lunches
  • Designated Smoking Area
  • Souvenirs/Gift Shop
  • Vending Machines
  • Express Check-In/Check-Out
  • Late check-out (subject to availability)
  • Self Laundry
  • Free Parking

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#1 out of 1 hotels in Fall River city based on 153 guest reviews

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