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Highly praised Cobourg inn, an easy walk to beach, with fine dining and jacuzzi suites

Pros
  • Free Wi-Fi, free parking, free breakfast
  • Guests raved about the on-site restaurant
  • Many guests loved the fireplaces and considered the hotel beautiful
  • Many guests found the prices very reasonable
  • Guests said the guest rooms were spacious, cozy and comfortable
  • Guests found the staff gracious, hospitable and attentive
Cons
  • No elevator for second floor
  • A couple of guests described worn carpeting
Freebies
Free Wi-Fi
Free Breakfast
Free Parking
Editor's Analysis
Updated Mar 14, 2015
Overview
Built in 1835 and renovated in 1988, with a gourmet restaurant, this charming inn is well-suited for guests who are looking for a romantic and relaxing hotel stay.

There are 7  guest rooms available. Common to all rooms is free Wi-Fi, cable TV, a fireplace, complimentary calls anywhere in Canada and the United States, a coffeemaker, a hair dryer and an iron and ironing board. All rooms have either a king or queen bed. Some rooms have a separate bedroom and a jetted tub. Pets are not allowed at this hotel.

Guests can dine on site at the Woodlawn Inn Restaurant, which uses local ingredients and has an extensive wine list. The restaurant serves breakfast (which is complimentary) and dinner daily. The free breakfast includes a selection of hot and cold foods, such as eggs made to order and offers a choice of three meals. Free parking is available on site.

This hotel is within a 5-minute drive of the 401 and about a 10-minute walk to downtown Cobourg. Lake Ontario (Cobourg Beach and boardwalk) is just over a 10-minute walk away. Cobourg Conservation area is under a 5-minute drive away. (All distances and travel time estimates: Google Maps)
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The Good
The bulk of reviews used for this analysis were favourable, and guests really liked the on-site restaurant and the general appearance of the rooms.

Guests praised the on-site restaurant and said that the food was of high quality and full of flavour. They commented specifically on the wine list, desserts and appetizers. They appreciated that the kitchen cooked eggs to order with the complimentary breakfast and offered a good variety of cold items that guests could also help themselves to. Guests were also pleased with the personal and speedy service that they received in the dining room.

Reviewers said rooms were gorgeous, cozy, spacious and clean (a few guests said their rooms were spotless).

Staff were described as courteous, professional and cheerful. There was a sense from guests that staff and owners were eager to please and routinely went out of their way to assist guests.

Guests liked this hotel's proximity to the 401 (just under a 5-minute drive) and said that it was easy to locate. They also felt that it was a reasonable distance to downtown Cobourg and the waterfront or beach area (less than a 10-minute walk).

There were several comments about how comfortable and large the beds were in the rooms.
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The Bad
A few guests offered their critique of the inn but their comments were definitely few and far between.

A couple of guests were inconvenienced by a lack of elevator at the inn.

A couple of guests found worn carpeting at this inn.
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Show Sources
Sources
TripAdvisor.com guest reviewers ranked this hotel #1 out of 7 Cobourg B&B and Inns based on 127 reviews. Guest scores were 4.5 out of 5.

Expedia.ca guest reviewers rated this hotel 4.5 out of 5 with 100% recommendation rate based upon 18 reviews.

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
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hotels in Cobourg

Rated 9.0/10 based on 283 reviews

Ranked #1 out of 3 hotels in Cobourg

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Map Marker The Woodlawn Inn
420 Division Street, Cobourg, ON