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Lakeshore Suites

8.2 | Very Good
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Waterfront all-suite hotel with kitchenettes and friendly staff

Pros
  • Free Wi-Fi, free parking
  • Friendly, welcoming staff, according to guests
  • Guets felt they received good value for the price they paid
  • Very clean rooms, according to guests
Cons
  • Aging decor in need of updates, according to guests
  • Some guests complained about spotty Wi-Fi connections
Freebies
Free Wi-Fi
Free Parking
Editor's Analysis
Updated Oct 18, 2012
Overview
Directly across from Lake Nipissing and near beach access, this hotel appeals to guests seeking waterfront accommodation or kitchenette facilities in their rooms (microwave, mini-fridge, toaster).

All of the 22 rooms at this all-suite hotel have Wi-Fi, a kitchenette (including a mini-fridge, a microwave and a coffeemaker), a hair dryer and an iron and ironing board. Guests can choose from standard suites (queen or double bed) or more spacious suites (one or two separate bedrooms, fireplace, toaster and optional jacuzzi). There are also a few chalets and cottages available, which have a king bed and cathedral ceilings. Pets are not permitted at this hotel.

There is no on-site restaurant at this hotel, but there are restaurants located within a 5-minute drive. On-site parking is free.

This hotel is a 5-minute drive from Pinewood Country Club. Mall shopping is nearby at North Bay Mall, a 3-minute drive away. The downtown area is a 7-minute drive away, and includes Main St., the boardwalk and a number of shops and restaurants. 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: Free Wi-Fi and parking (call date: October 12, 2012).
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The Good
Guests of this hotel generally enjoyed their stay and were particularly enthusiastic about the room rates and the customer service.

A number of guests said they felt they received good value for the price they paid. Many felt the kitchenette equipment (microwave, mini-fridge) added value to the room.

Guests received good service from staff at this hotel and commented frequently on the warmth of the front desk staff, who were particularly welcoming to guests as they arrived. 

Rooms were very clean and comfortable, according to a number of guests. Guests generally liked the layout of the rooms, and felt that there was adequate space to accommodate them and their luggage.

Guests liked this hotel's location and particularly its proximity to the the waterfront and to beach access. Several guests also appreciated how close the hotel was to shops, restaurants and the highway.

There were a few comments from guests about comfy beds and linens.
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The Bad
Most of the reviews used for this analysis were positive. There were a handful of guest complaints, but they did not seem to be reflective of overall guest experience.

A number of guests suggested that the decor at this hotel was in need of updating. Carpets and furniture were mentioned specifically.

There were a few complaints from guests about slow and unreliable Wi-Fi connections. 

A few guests complained of noise, both from other guests in neigbouring rooms and the hallways and from rattling air conditioning units.

A few guests felt that the TVs were too small. 
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Show Sources
Sources
TripAdvisor.com guest reviewers ranked this hotel #5 out of 25 North Bay hotels, based on 6 reviews.

Booking.com
guest reviewers rated this hotel 8.3 out of 10, or "very good", based on 40 reviews.

Hotels.com
guest reviewers rated this hotel 4.0 out of 5, or "excellent", based on 6 reviews.

Confirmed with a front desk agent: Free Wi-Fi and parking (call date: October 12, 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
8.2
Very Good
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4 / out of 15
hotels in North Bay

Rated 8.2/10 based on 298 reviews

Ranked #4 out of 15 hotels in North Bay

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Location
Map Marker Lakeshore Suites
710 Lakeshore Dr., North Bay, ON