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Tasty, satisfying complimentary breakfast at this waterfront hotel

Pros
  • Free Wi-Fi, free parking, free continental breakfast
  • Good selection and quality of food at breakfast, according to guests
  • Attractive price point, according to guests
  • Staff made extra effort to make sure guests were pleased
Cons
  • A few guests commented on aging decor
  • Some guests thought that this hotel's location was isolated
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Editor's Analysis
Updated Oct 11, 2012
Overview
Located on Lakeshore Dr., across from Lake Nipissing and beach access, and about a 7-minute drive to the downtown area, this hotel is popular with guests who have access to a vehicle and who want to stay slightly outside of the downtown area.

All of the 81 rooms at this hotel have free Wi-Fi, a mini-fridge, a microwave, a coffeemaker, a hair dryer and an iron and ironing board. Guests can choose between rooms with a double or queen bed(s). Pets are permitted free of charge.

While there is no on-site restaurant, guests are offered a complimentary continental breakfast daily. There are a couple of restaurants located within a 5- to 10-minute walk, and a number more within a 5-minute drive. On-site parking is free.

North Bay Mall has shopping and dining, a 3-minute drive away.  Laurentian Ski Hill is an 17-minute drive away, while North Bay Memorial Gardens (arena and recreation centre) is a 8-minute drive away.(All distances and travel time estimates: Google Maps).

Confirmed with a front desk agent: Wi-Fi, breakfast, parking and pet policy (call date: October 10, 2012).
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The Good
Most of the reviews used for this analysis were positive, and much of that had to do with service from staff and with the free continental breakfast.

Staff here were friendly, warm and courteous. Front desk staff were helpful in providing guests with directions. There was a sense from guests that staff went the extra mile to make sure that they were happy.

A number of guests thought that the continental breakfast was satisfying, and a number of guests appreciated that it was included with their room rate. More than one reviewer described it as "ample" and one said they "couldn't believe the how good the breakfast was."

Price point was attractive for a number of guests, who felt that they had received good value for the price that they paid. They commented on the fact that they felt that the hotel was reasonably priced.

Rooms were clean and comfortable, according to a number of guests. Guests also felt that the rooms were well laid out, and that they could move around with ease.
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The Bad
The bulk of reviews used for this analysis were positive, but guests did commonly complain about the hotel's inconvenient location and its aging decor.

A few guests felt that this hotel's location was isolated and that restaurants and shops were far away. They warned other guests to make sure that they had access to a vehicle in order to get around.

This hotel was showing its age, according to guests, who suggested that the decor needed to be updated. They complained about worn linens and cigarette burns on the bedding.

There were some peripheral comments about rattling air conditioning units that didn't cool the rooms evenly and about strong cigarette smoke odours in the smoking areas of the hotel.
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TripAdvisor.com guest reviewers ranked this hotel #6 out of 25 North Bay hotels, based on 14 reviews.

Expedia.ca guest reviewers rated this hotel 4 out of 5, based on 9 reviews. 78% of guests would recommend this hotel.

Booking.com guest reviewers rated this hotel 7.4 out of 10, or "good", based on 10 reviews.

Confirmed with a front desk agent: Wi-Fi, breakfast, parking and pet policy (call date: October 10, 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.
Guest Reviews
7.3
Good

Rated 7.3/10 based on 107 reviews

Ranked #10 out of 1 hotels in North Bay


9 out of 10 | Frank stayed January 15, 2012

"We came back to Comfort Inn because we want to have a quiet evening to relax and then enjoy an undisturbed good night's rest. We also found the staff responsive to our concerns if and when any arose. We find the hotel is conveniently located near Hwy 11 which eliminates a lot of city driving coming to and leaving the hotel."

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7 out of 10 | Kathryn stayed August 10, 2006

"Normally we stay at the super 8 and the rooms are much larger for a more reasonable price. Your employees however are very very friendly and your continental breakfast was very nice. Thanks for asking."

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Map Marker Comfort Inn Lakeshore North Bay
676 Lakeshore Dr., North Bay, ON