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BEST WESTERN North Bay Hotel and Conference Centre

7.5 | Good
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Waterfront hotel with indoor pool and accommodating staff

Pros
  • Free Wi-Fi, free parking
  • Clean, large rooms with modern decor, according to guests
  • Friendly staff, flexible to meet guest requests, according to guests
  • Guests liked the food in the on-site restaurant
Cons
  • Some guests said that their air conditioning units rattled
  • A few guests were inconvenienced by the lack of an elevator
Freebies
Free Wi-Fi
Free Parking
Editor's Analysis
Updated Oct 3, 2012
Overview
This hotel is located on Lakeshore Drive across the street from Lake Nipissing and beach access, making it popular with guests who seek waterfront accommodations and who don't mind staying outside of the downtown area.

All of the 130 rooms have free Wi-Fi, a 37" flat-screen TV, a mini-fridge, a microwave, a coffeemaker, a hair dryer and an iron and an ironing board. Guests can choose between standard guest rooms (queen or double beds) or more spacious suites (another TV, a separate living room with double sofabed and a king bed). Pets are permitted for no extra charge.

Guests can dine on site at at Farina's, which serves Italian food for lunch and dinner daily. There are also other restaurants located within a 5-minute drive of the hotel. Other on-site amenities include free parking, an indoor pool, a hot tub and a gym.

Mall shopping is nearby at North Bay Mall (3-minute drive). The downtown North Bay area (which is where Main Street, Memorial Drive, the boardwalk and a number of shops and restaurants are located) is a 10-minute drive away. Laurentian Ski Hill is a 17-minute drive away, while North Bay Memorial Gardens (arena and recreation centre) is an 8-minute drive away. (All distances and travel time estimates: Google Maps)

Confirmed with a front desk agent: Wi-Fi, pet policy and parking (call date October 1, 2012).
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The Good
The bulk of reviews used for this analysis were positive, and guests praised the on-site restaurant and service from staff.

A number of guests commented favourably on the quality of the food and of the service at the on-site restaurant. Guests felt that there was good variety on the menu and that the food was reasonably priced.

Staff here were accommodating and worked hard to make sure that guests were happy, according to reviewers. They were flexible and attentive to guests with special needs and requests (i.e. guests requesting rooms in certain parts of the building). Front desk staff was particularly helpful and were often mentioned by name.

Guests said that rooms were clean and comfortable. The rooms had been renovated in 2011, and many guests enjoyed the updates to the decor.

A number of guests said that the hotel was quiet. Several guests said that they stayed at the hotel during events and parties (i.e. weddings), and had expected to be bothered by noise from other guests, but were pleasantly surprised by how quiet the hotel was in general.

There were some additional comments about comfy beds and from guests who enjoyed the pool area.
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The Bad
Most of the reviews used for this analysis were positive, but guests did raise a few common complaints, although they did not seem to be reflective of overall guest experience.

Some guests had problems with their air conditioning units and said that they were loud and rattling. 

A few guests found it inconvenient that there was no elevator, and said it was a challenge to get their luggage up the stairs.

Some guests complained about lingering odours of cigarette smoke, even though they were on a non-smoking floor. 
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TripAdvisor.com guest reviewers ranked this hotel #8 out of 25 North Bay hotels, based on 67 reviews.

Expedia.ca guest reviewers rated this hotel 3.7 out of 5, based on 24 reviews. 83% of guests would recommend this hotel.

Booking.com guest reviewers rated this hotel 7.2 out of 10, or "good", based on 8 reviews.

Confirmed with a front desk agent: Wi-Fi, wired Internet, pet policy and parking (call date October 1, 2012).
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.
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hotels in North Bay

Rated 7.5/10 based on 1066 reviews

Ranked #8 out of 15 hotels in North Bay

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Map Marker BEST WESTERN North Bay Hotel and Conference Centre
700 Lakeshore Drive, North Bay, ON