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Downtown Bayfield, free continental breakfast, great rooms, some cost concerns

Pros
  • Free Wi-Fi (in public areas), free in-room continental breakfast, free parking
  • The hotel's rooms were found to be spacious and beautifully decorated
  • Many lodgers were pleased with the hotel's proximity to the beach and downtown
  • Some guests found the staff to be friendly and helpful
Cons
  • A few guests complained of high room rates and restaurant prices
  • The hotel's free breakfast was lacking in taste and variety according to a few reviewers
Freebies
Free Wi-Fi
Free Breakfast
Free Parking
Editor's Analysis
Updated Apr 14, 2014
Overview
Located about a 2-minute drive from Bayfield's city centre and from Highway 21, The Red Pump Inn is geared towards car travellers who prefer a centrally located hotel with on-site dining, a free breakfast and easy highway access.

Each of this smoke-free hotel's guest rooms offers air conditioning, cable TV and a coffeemaker. Rooms with a kitchenette, a fireplace, a jetted tub, a seating area and a balcony are also available. The hotel is wheelchair accessible. 

Hotel amenities include free Wi-Fi in public areas, bicycle rentals, meeting/banquet space, a business centre, a free in-room continental breakfast, free parking, a gift shop and on-site dining at The Red Pump Restaurant, which serves lunch and dinner daily. Pets are permitted upon request and charges are applicable (please contact the hotel for details).

Lake Huron is about a 5-minute walk away, while Suncoast Mall can be found 18 minutes away by car. Bluewater Golf Course is roughly a 6-minute drive away and London International Airport (YXU) is a 1-hour and 25-minute drive away. (All distances and travel time estimates: Google Maps)

Verified with a front desk agent: Free Wi-Fi in public places, free parking, pets allowed on request (charges apply), wheelchair accessible. (Call Date: April 14, 2014)
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The Good
The majority of the reviews sourced for this analysis were positive, with praise going to the hotel's rooms, location and staff.

The hotel's accommodations were praised by numerous reviewers. They described their rooms as spacious, modern, clean and beautifully decorated, with comfortable beds.

Many lodgers found the hotel's location to be convenient. They found it close to the beach, downtown Bayfield, shopping, restaurants and highway access.

Some guests were pleased with the level of customer service they received during their stay and characterized the staff as friendly and helpful. A few reviewers had complaints about the staff, however (see below).
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The Bad
While the majority of reviews consulted for this analysis were positive, there were a few common complaints about the hotel's value, free breakfast and staff.

A few lodgers complained about the hotel's value. They found the room rates and restaurant to be overpriced and expensive for what they received.

The hotel's free breakfast was disappointing to a few guests. They described it as unappealing, cold, bland and unvaried.

Although some reviewers complimented the hotel's friendly and helpful staff, a few travellers complained about the level of customer service they received during their stay. They found the staff to be unfriendly, uninformed and unavailable at times.
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Sources
TripAdvisor.com guest reviews ranked the hotel #8 of 9 Bayfield B&Bs and Inns with an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 from 16 reviews.

Booking.com guest reviews rated the hotel 9 out of 10 from 11 reviews.

The author called the hotel on April 14, 2014 to verify some information.
Editor's Analysis by Erin H.
Analyzed by Erin H.
Erin loves to travel, and considers it her personal mission to help fellow travellers get the inside scoop, both good and bad, on Canadian Hotels.
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Map Marker The Red Pump Inn
21 Main Street North, Bayfield, ON