OverviewLocated right off Highway 62 and situated near several outdoor recreational attractions, this hotel may appeal to tourists participating in nearby recreational activities or to road travellers who are just passing through the area.
Non-smoking and smoking accommodations are available. Rooms come with a microwave, a mini-fridge, cable TV, a coffeemaker, an iron and ironing board and a hair dryer. Suites feature a jetted tub and a fireplace. Free Wi-Fi and free local calls come with all rooms.
Free on-site parking is available. An on-site restaurant, Sabre Dining Room, serves breakfast, lunch and dinner. Pets are permitted to stay at this hotel ($10 per night).
Hotel amenities include an indoor pool, a whirlpool, a sauna, a fitness room, meeting space, a gift shop, a games room and an outdoor children's playground.
Eagle's Nest Park, with a view of the York River Valley, is 2-minutes southeast by car from the hotel. Hastings Heritage Trail, a multi-use trail, is a 6-minute drive from the property. Algonquin Provincial Park is a 59-minute drive northwest. There are a few restaurants nearby like Vito's Pizzeria, Dixie Lee Chicken and Blue Roof Bistro, all within a 4-minute walk. (All walking and driving estimates: Google Maps)
Confirmed with a front desk agent on January 25. 2013: Smoking and non-smoking accommodations, pet policy and free parking.
Most of the reviews used for this analysis were positive with guests focusing on the staff, room cleanliness, comfort of the beds, hotel's location and the on-site restaurant.
Several guests complimented the staff and service and described them as pleasant and accommodating.
The room cleanliness impressed several reviewers. The rooms were described as clean, comfortable and well-equipped. One guest described their room as spotless.
The beds were comfortable, as were the pillows, according to some guests. A couple reviewers said the beds were the highlight of their stay.
Some guests liked the hotel's location and proximity to downtown Bancroft as well as outdoor activities.
A few guests enjoyed the food at the on-site restaurant.
As mentioned above, most of the feedback regarding this hotel was positive but there were a few complaints about the room rates, the hotel's overall appearance, the bathroom size and had noise complaints.
Some guests felt the hotel was slightly overpriced compared to other hotels in the area.
A few reviewers noted the hotel looked tired and dated and thought the hotel could use some work.
A few guests felt the walls were thin and complained about noise from other guests, as well as some traffic noise.
According to a couple guests, the bathrooms were too small.
rated this hotel 4 out of 5 based on 19 reviews.
TripAdvisor.com ranked this property #2 out of 5 hotels in Bancroft based on 53 reviews.
The author called to confirm some information on January 25, 2013.