Best Western Inn On The BayBest Western Inn On The BayBest Western Inn On The BayBest Western Inn On The BayBest Western Inn On The BayBest Western Inn On The BayBest Western Inn On The BayBest Western Inn On The BayBest Western Inn On The BayBest Western Inn On The BayBest Western Inn On The BayBest Western Inn On The BayBest Western Inn On The BayBest Western Inn On The BayBest Western Inn On The Bay

Best Western Inn On The Bay

8.1 | Very Good

Top quality service and meals, restaurant & lounge with outdoor patio overlooks the bay

Pros
  • Free Wi-Fi throughout, free parking and free breakfast
  • Guests said the staff were pleasant and helpful
  • Many guests described their rooms as clean, quiet and comfortable
  • Well-reviewed restaurant and breakfast by guests
  • Several guests appreciated the pleasant water views from their rooms
  • Good location, close to amenities, waterfront and trails, according to guests
  • On site: hot tub, steam room, sauna
  • All rooms come with a mini-fridge
Cons
  • A few guests thought the room prices were high
jump to full editor's analysis (below)
Freebies
Free Wi-fi
Free Breakfast
Free Parking
Editor's Pick Icon This hotel is an Editor's Pick for...
Rates & Availability
Editor's Analysis
Updated Jul 10, 2014
Overview
This hotel is situated on the waterfront, overlooking the Georgian Bay, and is adjacent to the JD McArthur Arena. This property is well suited for guests looking for a full-service hotel and for travellers looking to access the arena or explore the waterfront area on foot--waterfront trails and green space are accessible directly from this property.

This hotel is 100% smoke-free and all 126 rooms are accessible by elevator and  include free Wi-Fi, a 37" flat screen TV, a coffeemaker, a desk and chair, a hair dryer, an iron and ironing board, a mini-fridge, free local calls and air conditioning. Rooms are furnished with one queen bed, two queen beds or one king bed. Select  rooms may also include an electric fireplace and a jetted tub. 

Suites at this property also provide a living room with a sofabed, a kitchenette (microwave, mini-fridge, sink, dishes, cutlery), a boardroom table with six chairs and one king bed.

Free parking is available on site and pets are not permitted.

A free hot and cold breakfast buffet is served from 6:30 am to 10 am on weekdays and from 7 am to 10 am on weekends. The on-site restaurant and lounge, Bishop's Landing, serves breakfast, lunch and dinner and has an outdoor patio overlooking the bay. Room service is also available.

Other on-site amenities include a fitness centre, a hot tub, a dry sauna, meeting/conference rooms, a business centre, free newspapers and free trail maps.

The East Side Boat Launch is less than a 1-minute drive away (east of the JD McArthur Arena). The downtown shopping and dining district is about 2 minutes away by car, while Kelso Beach is a 5-minute drive away. The Stone Tree Golf and Fitness club and the Harrison Park (and waterfall) are 7 minutes away by car. The Heritage Place Mall is a 3-minute drive from the hotel. (All driving time estimates: Google Maps)

Verified by a front desk agent on December 12, 2012: The free breakfast is served from 6:30 am to 10 am on weekdays and from 7 am to 10 am on weekends.
more
The Good
Most guests described pleasant experiences at this hotel; some said they would return and gave their recommendation of the hotel. 

The staff of this hotel were highly appreciated by guests who said they were pleasant, professional and helpful. One guest said he was accommodated with a late meal after arriving late and another said the staff called a tow truck when his car broke down and made him comfortable during his wait.

Many guests said their rooms were very clean and quiet. One guest said they were well-appointed, and another said "comfortable and tastefully decorated". Several reviewers enjoyed the pleasant water views from their rooms. 

The restaurant was a definite highlight of this hotel. Many reviewers enjoyed the food, the patio and the wait staff and said that the hotel's restaurant provided excellent food and service. The free breakfast received positive reviews overall and one guest said he received "good and fast room service".

A few reviewers liked the location of this hotel for being on the waterfront, close to all amenities and convenient for visiting the Bruce Peninsula. 
more
The Bad
There were not a lot of complaints found online in the reviews used for this analysis, however, a few guests did complain about the room prices which they said were high.


more

Show Sources
Sources
Expedia.ca gave this hotel an average score of 3.6 out of 5, with 60% of 5 guests recommending the property.

TripAdvisor.ca ranked this hotel #1 out of 9 properties in Owen Sound, with an average score of out 4 of 5, from 114 reviews.

Hotels.com gave this property an average score of 4 out of 5, based on 25 guest reviews.

Verified by a front desk agent on December 12, 2012: The free breakfast is served from 6:30 am to 10 am on weekdays and from 7 am to 10 am on weekends.

Editor's Analysis by Tammy B.
Analyzed by Tammy B.
Writing chose Tammy from the moment she could hold a pencil. The stories may have changed through the years, from creative fiction to television news reporting, but Tammy's passion for words (and fondness for pencils) continues on.
Guest Reviews
8.1
Very Good

Rated 8.1/10 based on 167 reviews

Ranked #1 out of 6 hotels in Owen Sound


9 out of 10 | Philip stayed April 27, 2014

"Excellent!"

"Great location on the water. Pleasant clean room. The restaurant had excellent service and good food. This was the full package. Only negative was the internet access was bad."

more

9 out of 10 | Lynne stayed August 04, 2011


7 out of 10 | Fintan stayed January 23, 2011

show older reviews

4 out of 10 | Tabatha stayed April 23, 2006

"There was alittle mix up with my reservations but when that was fixed ( with a little attitude) it was okay. I am sure there are better places in the area."

more

9 out of 10 | Craig stayed April 21, 2006


8 out of 10 | Verified Guest stayed April 08, 2006


9 out of 10 | Brian stayed December 30, 2005


8 out of 10 | Barton stayed August 15, 2005

"Hotel restaurant was excellent. Food and presentation was first rate rivalling any hotel I've ever stayed in. My compliments to the chef. Keep him/her happy!"

more

8 out of 10 | Jason stayed June 05, 2005


8 out of 10 | Verified Guest stayed May 25, 2005


8 out of 10 | Susan stayed November 27, 2003


9 out of 10 | Jeffrey stayed October 30, 2003

Location
  • Owen Sound Airport (7.5 km)
  • Bruce Peninsula National Park (81.1 km)
Map Marker Best Western Inn On The Bay
1800 2nd Avenue East, Owen Sound, ON