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BEST WESTERN Guildwood Inn

8.4 | Very Good | #1 out of 4 hotels in Point Edward

Popular Sarnia hotel with outdoor pool, restaurant, free weekday breakfast & jacuzzi suites

  • Free amenities: Wi-Fi, weekday hot breakfast, parking, local calls, bottled water, newspapers
  • Guests found the staff very pleasant and helpful
  • Many enjoyed the free breakfast and on-site dining
  • Guests really liked the location for its convenience to the highway, US bridge and restaurants
  • Guests found the rooms to be very clean with comfortable beds
  • Wi-Fi rated as very good by guests overall
  • No elevator
  • Some found the pool a little too shallow
Free Wi-Fi
Free Breakfast
Free Parking
Editor's Review
Updated Sep 6, 2015
This property is situated within a 2-minute drive of Hwy 402 and is well suited for guests looking to access the Blue Water Bridge to the US, about 4 minutes away by car. This hotel is also located  4 minutes by car from downtown Sarnia's restaurants, shopping and theatre.

This hotel is smoke free and all 95 rooms and suites have been recently updated include free Wi-Fi, free local calls, free bottled water, a 42" flat screen HD TV, data ports, a coffeemaker, a mini-fridge, a desk, an iron and ironing board, a hair dryer and air conditioning. Room extras include drive-up access, a single jetted tub, a double jacuzzi and a sofabed. Rooms are furnished with 1 or 2 queen beds or 1 king bed. An accessible room is available.

Free parking is available on site for cars and oversize vehicles. Pets under 80 lbs are permitted for an additional fee of $15 per night, per pet to a weekly maximum of $100. 

A free a la carte breakfast is served at the restaurant on weekdays from 6:30 am to 9:30 am.

The on-site restaurant, Shelly's Tap & Grill, serves breakfast, lunch and dinner and is open Monday to Saturday from 6:30 am to 10 pm, and Sundays from 7 am to 9 pm. Room service is available during the hours of operation. 

Other on-site amenities include an outdoor pool (open May to September), a fitness centre, dry cleaning, a guest laundry (weekdays only), ice/vending machines, photocopy and fax service, safe deposit boxes, free newspapers and meeting/banquet space. This hotel does not have an elevator to the second floor.

Guests who want to enjoy the beauty of the lake from the waterfront trail system, can reach it in 7 minutes by bike. The RBC Centre (arena and concert venue) and the Lambton Mall (shopping centre) are both about 6 minutes away by car. The Point Edward Casino is a 3-minute drive and the Sarnia Airport (YZR) is a 9-minute drive away. (All walking and driving time estimates: Google Maps)

Confirmed with the front desk on August 30, 2015: breakfast is served to guests Monday to Friday from 6:30 am to 9:30 am, the hotel does not offer pay-per-view movies, room service is available during the restaurant's hours of operation
The Good
This hotel has a lot of loyal customers, (judging from the online reviews posted and read for this review) who continue to come and get pampered by caring staff, free made-to-order breakfasts and clean, comfortable and quiet rooms.

Many guests enjoyed the rooms at this hotel. They described the rooms as very clean, spacious and well appointed. They appreciated having a mini-fridge in the room, and comfortable beds. This was a quiet hotel that provided a good night's sleep according to some. Free bottled water was a nice added bonus, and guests rated the Wi-Fi as very good.

Guests found the staff pleasant and helpful. One guest remarked, "The staff are very friendly and willingly offer directions to local attractions and restaurants."

Guests enjoyed having a free a la carte breakfast instead of the usual hotel buffet. Additionally, the restaurant was deemed to have good dining at a reasonable cost, with friendly service.

Several reviewers thought that the hotel was conveniently located, with quick access to the bridge to the US, the Point Edward Casino, Highway 402, restaurants and the waterfront trails.

Some reviewers judged the hotel to provide good value for the price, and several guests mentioned the pool as an added benefit. They said it was large and clean with a nice deck and surrounding greenery.
The Bad
There were very few common complaints found for this hotel, among the reviews sourced for this analysis. 

A few guests complained that this hotel did not have an elevator.

A couple of guests mentioned that the pool was only 3.5 feet deep.

Sometimes guests were disappointed that the hotel did not provide free breakfast on the weekends.
Show Sources
Sources gave this hotel an average score of 4.3 out of 5, with 94% of 141 guests recommending the property. ranked this hotel #2 out of 15 properties in Sarnia, with an average score of 4 out of 5 from 192 reviews. gave this property an average score of 8 out of 10 based on 34 guest reviews.

Editor's Analysis by Tammy B.
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Guest Reviews
Rated by Guests
8.4 / out of 10
"Very Good"
Ranked by Guests
1 / out of 4
hotels in Point Edward

The average guest rating for BEST WESTERN Guildwood Inn is 8.4 out of 10 based on 1049 reviews from past guests. This average guest rating ranks BEST WESTERN Guildwood Inn at #1 out of 4 hotels in Point Edward.

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1400 Venetian Blvd, Point Edward, ON