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Spanish Bay Inn and Suites

10 Pitt St, Sydney, Nova Scotia B1P 5X3 Canada
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Spanish Bay Inn and Suites, offers quality comfortable accommodations for nightly and long term stays. Our Inn is centrally located along the picturesque waterfront in Downtown Sydney and features stylish rooms with tasteful decor. We pride ourselves on our cleanliness and our tranquil setting. The discerning traveler will appreciate the period style furnishings in this Historic Hotel that has been renovated to offer all of the modern amenities while maintaining the "feel" of an elegant era. Every room features a luxurious queen sized bed, private bathroom with kitchenette, TV/DVD/Stereo, free highspeed wireless internet, sitting area, ironing board/iron, coffeemaker, phone with voicemail. Our rooms vary in size from one and two bedroom suites with full kitchens to rooms featuring an all in one sleeping and sitting area with a workstation. We welcome you to the Sydney area and hope you enjoy your stay at our lovely Inn.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
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Self-serve laundry
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Brian M wrote a review Oct 2023
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Very clean. This is a small Inn, well located downtown Sydney. Self serve breakfast with cereals, toast , yogurt etc. Friendly host. Exceeded our expectation. Will certainly book again if we head that way again.
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Date of stay: October 2023
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reinhart d wrote a review Oct 2022
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On web site for Inn they state one price and charge additional $10 nitely saying they hadn't updated their site. Also breakfast was to be included and are still using Covid to avoid providing that without a reduced price stated anywhere. Also hot water fluctuated from none to little even after complaint to front desk. Misrepresentation go elsewhere
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Date of stay: October 2022
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Response from Linda MacKinnon, General Manager at Spanish Bay Inn and Suites
Responded Oct 27, 2022
I am sorry you had a bad experience.
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DM C wrote a review Oct 2022
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This is a very old building and it is not in very good repair. No elevator and several flights of stairs. The staff offered to carry our bags up. The room was small but comfortable except there were issues with hot water in the shower. The plumbing and electrical probably need to be redone. I didn’t feel entirely safe. Great location, downtown and across the street from the harbour.
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Date of stay: October 2022Trip type: Travelled with friends
Room Tip: Free Parking available behind the inn.
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Terbear43 wrote a review Sep 2021
Portland, Oregon2 contributions3 helpful votes
I cannot say enough good things about Linda! She went above and beyond to make our stay great. We got lost getting there. She gave excellent directions and even waited on the street to wave us down. She is a very friendly and sweet woman.
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Date of stay: September 2021Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Beverley C wrote a review Dec 2019
Mesa, Arizona73 contributions10 helpful votes
This is a charming inn with loads of charm and service. The room we had was quite well appointed with modern touches while maintain the historic charm. The staff is super friendly and helpful. Breakfast was a help yourself/make yourself continental type. Excellent location within walking distance of the cruise ship harbour, excellent restaurants and the downtown main strip of Sydney. Parking is a bit of an issue. We got a spot but there aren't many.
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Date of stay: September 2019
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castlesara2010 wrote a review Sep 2019
Albany, New York118 contributions27 helpful votes
This is a bit different - there are no onsite staff, but they can be there in minutes. Parking is limited to two spaces in front of the hotel and a couple in the back. Breakfast is available, coffee was good. Remember to hang the sign outside your door if you need housekeeping - it is not automatic. Wifi was good. No elevator, so prepare to take your luggage upstairs. A few restaurants are in walking distance, as is the downtown area. Stayed here and visited Cape Breton Island, but it is an hour just to get to the Cape Breton trail. Short drive to Louisbourg.
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Date of stay: October 2018
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Room Tip: Get a room facing the side street to decrease noise.
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Bill G wrote a review Jun 2019
Malaga41 contributions15 helpful votes
Our experience in booking this room was second to none. Linda accepted our word and kept a room for us, unusual trust in this day and age. I have to say that we were very impressed also with the fact that we were late arrivals and she was there to greet us. The room itself was large and comfortable (great bed). The decor of the establishment was lovely. A very pleasant place to stay. Thanks Linda.
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Date of stay: June 2019Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Adventure41858066958 wrote a review Nov 2018
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I had an extended stay at the Spanish Bay in Sydney. I stayed in one of their suites for about 5 months. In all my travels and extended stays throughout the world, I can honestly say, this was by fare the greatest experience I ever had. The two girls, Linda and Holly, are wonderful people and a staff that any employer would be extremely proud of. They take their job very serious all the while making each guest feel at home and welcomed. I would highly recommend for anyone to stay there. Even if it's just a one night get away for someone who lives local. I give the Inn and their staff a 5 star rating. Thank you Spanish Bay Inn for a wonderful experience.
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Date of stay: May 2018
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lcpearce wrote a review Oct 2018
colorado springs47 contributions45 helpful votes
This "boutique" type small hotel is located right by the waterfront boardwalk and the Big Fiddle venue.The reception is not manned, so you must advise them of your arrival time, but the response was excellent. Breakfast is self-serve continental style with cereals, yogurt, fruit (banana, apple), toast or bagels and beverages. The muffins and sweet rolls are placed out under glass the night before which was not appealing to me, but I recognized the cinnamon rolls as being a brand you could buy in any local convenience store. Our room was very comfortable with a King bed and a roll-away, two lounge chairs, a desk, fridge and microwave. It was clean, quiet and well-heated, with plenty of hot water. I would definitely return here.
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Date of stay: October 2018
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hankster2014 wrote a review Sep 2018
Bridgewater, Canada23 contributions6 helpful votes
Went to Sydney for a concert. Booked this location because it was close to many amenities. Need, clean, and fairly priced. Friendly staff. There was a continental breakfast which was ordinary but satisfactory. Good value.
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Date of stay: September 2018
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Room Tip: The view is in the front but it can be a bit noisy at high traffic times.
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C$185 - C$186 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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CanadaNova ScotiaCape Breton IslandSydney
NUMBER OF ROOMS
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Frequently Asked Questions about Spanish Bay Inn and Suites
Which popular attractions are close to Spanish Bay Inn and Suites?
Nearby attractions include The Big Fiddle (0.5 km), Sydney Downtown Development Association (0.2 km), and Cape Breton Centre for Craft and Design (0.1 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Spanish Bay Inn and Suites?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and free parking.
Which room amenities are available at Spanish Bay Inn and Suites?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Spanish Bay Inn and Suites?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Spanish Bay Inn and Suites?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Spanish Bay Inn and Suites?
Conveniently located restaurants include Doktor Luke's, Governors Pub & Eatery, and The Old Triangle Irish Alehouse.
Are any cleaning services offered at Spanish Bay Inn and Suites?
Yes, laundry service and self serve laundry are offered to guests.
Are there any historical sites close to Spanish Bay Inn and Suites?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Jost House Museum (0.6 km).