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Village Inn of Lakefield

8.4 | Very Good
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Popular Selwyn inn with restaurant, free breakfast & suites with kitchennette and jacuzzi

Pros
  • Free Wi-Fi, free continental breakfast, free parking
  • Many guests praised their clean and nicely decorated rooms
  • The hotel was close to downtown and shopping according to numerous reviewers
  • Several reviewers were pleased with the level of customer service they received
  • Some guests enjoyed meals at the restaurant
Cons
  • A few guests were disappointed with the free breakfast's lack of variety
  • Noise transfer was reported by a few reviewers
Freebies
Free Wi-Fi
Free Breakfast
Free Parking
Editor's Analysis
Updated Nov 5, 2014
Overview
Located along Highway 29 in Selwyn and about a 15-minute drive from Peterborough, the Village Inn of Lakefield is geared towards business or vacation travellers who require a hotel with meeting/banquet space, a free breakfast and easy highway access.

Each of this smoke-free hotel's guest rooms and suites offers air conditioning, free Wi-Fi, cable TV, a desk, a wet bar, a mini-fridge, a coffeemaker, a hair dryer and an iron and ironing board. Rooms with a separate bedroom, a kitchenette, a dining table, a jetted tub, a fireplace, a balcony, a sitting area with a sofabed, a DVD player and a bathrobe for each guest are also available, as are one-bedroom downtown apartments.

Hotel amenities include meeting/banquet space, free parking, a free continental breakfast and on-site dining at The Thirsty Loon, which serves lunch and dinner daily. Pets are not permitted and the hotel is wheelchair accessible.

Riverview Park & Zoo is roughly an 11-minute drive from the hotel, while Lakefield Marina is a 2-minute drive away. Peterborough Municipal Airport (YPQ) is about a 26-minute drive away. (All distances and travel time estimates: Google Maps)

Verified with a front desk agent: Free Wi-Fi, free parking, no pets, wheelchair accessible. (Call Date: January 21, 2014)
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The Good
The majority of the reviews sourced for this analysis were positive, with much praise going to the hotel's rooms, location, rates and staff.

Many guests praised their accommodations at the hotel. They described their rooms as clean, spacious, nicely decorated, quiet, and well equipped, with comfortable beds and linens and good Wi-Fi signals.

The hotel's location was convenient for numerous reviewers. They found it to be central and close to restaurants, shopping, attractions, Lakefield College School, Peterborough and the Otonabee River.

Several lodgers were pleased with the hotel rates. They described them as affordable, excellent and great.

The hotel's staff were the source of several compliments by reviewers. They were characterized as friendly, accommodating, helpful and knowledgeable.
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The Bad
While the majority of reviews consulted for this analysis were positive, there were a few complaints about the breakfast and noise transfer.

A few guests were disappointed withe hotel's free breakfast. They described it as basic, below average and marginal, with no hot items.

Noise disturbances were mentioned by a few reviewers. They reported street noise and music from the attached pub, as well as noise from guests in the hallways.
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Sources
Booking.com guest reviews rated the hotel 8.9 out of 10 from 51 reviews.

TripAdvisor.com guest reviews ranked the hotel #1 of 2 Lakefield hotels with an average rating of 4 out of 5 from 49 reviews.

The author called the hotel on January 21, 2014 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.
Guest Reviews
8.4
Very Good
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Rated 8.4/10 based on 246 reviews

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Map Marker Village Inn of Lakefield
39 Queen Street, Selwyn, ON