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Central Merrickville, great food, free parking, mixed room reviews 

Pros
  • Free Wi-Fi, free parking
  • Numerous guests were pleased with the hotel's central locale and proximity to shopping
  • Several lodgers praised the quality and service of the hotel's restaurants
  • The rooms were found to be clean and comfortable by some reviewers
Cons
  • Some lodgers reported small bathrooms, no coffeemakers and a lack of hot water in their rooms
  • A few guests found the rates to be expensive and felt a free breakfast should have been included
Freebies
Free Wi-Fi
Free Parking
Editor's Analysis
Updated Nov 20, 2013
Overview
Located about a 3-minute drive from Merrickville's city centre along Highway 43, the Baldachin Inn is suitable for business or vacation travellers who prefer a centrally located hotel with meeting/banquet space, on-site dining and easy highway access.

Each of this smoke-free inn's guest rooms and suites offers air conditioning, free Wi-Fi, cable TV and an en suite bathroom. Rooms with a jetted tub and a fireplace are also available, and well-behaved pets are permitted for an additional $10 per pet, per night. The hotel is not wheelchair accessible.

Hotel amenities include event/banquet space, a garden, a gift shop, free parking and on-site dining at The Baldachin Restaurant and Harry McLean's Pub, which both serve lunch and dinner daily.

Blockhouse Museum can be found 1 minute away on foot, while County Fair Mall is roughly a 20-minute drive away. Rideau Bird Sanctuary is a 10-minute drive from the hotel and Ottawa International Airport (YOW) is about 55 minutes away by car. (All distances and travel time estimates: Google Maps)

Verified with a front desk agent: Free Wi-Fi, free parking, pets $10/night/pet, not wheelchair accessible. (Call Date: November 12, 2013)

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The Good
Guest reviews consulted for this hotel showed positive responses towards the hotel's location, food and rooms.

Numerous guests were pleased with the hotel's location. They described it as central, and close to the Blockhouse Museum, highway access, the Rideau Canal, shopping, restaurants and Kemptville. 

The hotel's restaurants were praised by several lodgers, who described them as delicious and excellent, with attentive service. About The Baldachin Restaurant, one guest remarked, "Each dish showed a creative twist. everyone enjoyed their selections and rated the food as very good in taste and creativeness. The service was friendly and helpful. Well worth a visit". 

Some reviewers were pleased with their accommodations at the inn. They found their rooms to be clean and quiet, with comfortable beds. Some patrons were disappointed with their accommodations, however (see below).
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The Bad
Guest critiques sourced for this analysis showed negative responses towards the hotel's rooms and value.

Although some guests were pleased with their clean and comfortable rooms, some reviewers were disappointed with their accommodations. They reported small rooms, bathrooms and TVs, no storage space for clothing, a lack of hot water (especially when trying to fill up the jetted tubs), no in-room coffeemakers and some cleaning issues.

A few patrons complained about the hotel's value. They found the rates to be expensive, and felt a free breakfast should also have been included in the daily rate.
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Sources
TripAdvisor.com guest reviews ranked the hotel 7 of 8 Merrickville B&B and Inns with an average rating of 2.5 out of 5 from 34 reviews.

Booking.com guest reviews rated the hotel 7.2 out of 10 from 7 reviews.

Hotels.com guest reviews rated the hotel 3.5 out of 5 from 4 reviews.

The author called the hotel on November 12, 2013 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 Baldachin Inn
111 St. Lawrence Street, Merrickville, ON