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The Little Inn of Bayfield

26 Main Street North, Bayfield, Bluewater, Ontario N0M 1G0 Canada
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitised in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
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Updated 21-05-21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 21-05-21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


#1 of 6 B&Bs / Inns in Bayfield
Travellers' Choice
Located in the picturesque, heritage village of Bayfield, Ontario, on Lake Huron's sandy shores, The Little Inn provides charming and authentic accommodations and an exceptional culinary experience.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Bar / lounge
Horseback riding
Meeting rooms
Gift shop
Breakfast available
Special diet menus
Non-smoking hotel
Shared lounge / TV area
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Room features
Air conditioning
Private balcony
Room service
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Seating area
Hair dryer
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Room types
Bridal suite
Non-smoking rooms
Good to know
Historic Hotel
Languages Spoken
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TRCD wrote a review Jul. 2021
Toronto, Canada71 contributions17 helpful votes
While the town itself is charming, the Inn is warm, inviting and filled witheven more charm and character. The room we had was spacious and exceptionally clean. Sitting out on the upstairs porch was relaxing and the front desk staff were pleasant and helpful.
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Date of stay: July 2021
Room Tip: We stayed in room 12 which was spacious, had a pull out couch and access to the upstairs balcony.
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Response from Mike Oliver, Owner at The Little Inn of Bayfield
Responded 2 weeks ago
Thank you for your review, and thanks for supporting small business its been a tough go with the shutdowns, but very happy to be able to welcome guests like you back to the Little Inn of Bayfield
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Egon v wrote a review Sep. 2020
Harriston, Ontario2 contributions1 helpful vote
Charming inn. We loved the unique rooms that were very cozy, clean and tastefully decorated. The continental breakfast was a nice surprise. We especially loved the croissants and the granola. Thank you to the friendly staff, we will be back!
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Date of stay: September 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Response from Mike Oliver, Owner at The Little Inn of Bayfield
Responded Oct. 16, 2020
Thank you for taking the time write a review and we appreciate the comments especially during this crazy time with COVID 19 and all the new protocols we have to follow. We hope to welcome you back again soon.
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Ann wrote a review Sep. 2020
Toronto, Canada1 contribution
This Inn was recommended to us by friends who used to frequent the establishment. We found the rooms quite satisfactory, but were extremely disappointed with the quality of the food. For what the weekend costed us, we did not expect a bowl of cereal and grocery store yogurt as our Sunday breakfast. We will certainly not return, and will not recommend this experience to anyone else.
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Date of stay: August 2020
Response from Mike Oliver, Owner at The Little Inn of Bayfield
Responded Sep. 7, 2020
We normally welcome the feedback and appreciate travellers writing reviews, however this one leaves us a little perplexed. Our continental breakfast includes many more items than cereal and yogurt, and most of our guests enjoyed the experience during this difficult time in the hospitality business. Not sure why you would complain about yogurt which is purchased through a Canadian owned and operated company and made in Canada by Canadian's, perhaps you wanted it served differently but for the safety standards we follow it remains in its original packaging.
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Tracy V wrote a review Sep. 2020
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We really enjoyed the Inn and the history of it! Dissapointed the Pub and dinning rm's were closed! As we were rushing to find a place to eat @ 7pm. The room was fine, comfy bed and clean. But couldn't find the outside patio. Would be nice to have @least 1 person to greet us on arrival and throughout the evening. We felt awkward!
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Date of stay: September 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
Beyond_YXU wrote a review Aug. 2020
London, Canada8805 contributions2059 helpful votes
We’ve stayed at The Little Inn many times over the years, in every room/suite category. Last week we chose to stay for just one night since we had an event to attend nearby. We would have extended it to a two-night stay, but as it was mid-week their restaurant was not open, so we decided to save a longer visit for when they are fully operational. Lots has changed since our last stay. Obviously, due to COVID-19, the hospitality industry at large has had to make significant changes. For The Little Inn, that meant arriving to an empty front desk and picking up an envelope with our room key and a brochure about what is and is not available. The wifi password in the brochure is inaccurate, but I noticed a different one posted at the front desk as we were leaving for dinner. Our Select Suite (#12) was small compared to other suites we’ve stayed in, but the bathroom (with awkward, not totally private bifold doors) appeared to have been recently renovated. All throw pillows, glassware, literature, etc. had been removed. I called the front desk to request a bucket of ice and wine glasses, and they were provided, but unfortunately it wasn’t until later when we realized there were no bathrobes in the room, and by that time there was no one on duty from whom to request them. Also, they no longer offer L’Occitane toiletries; these have been replaced with generic motel-quality “Esa” products. There as only one small bar of soap for the sink (nothing for the tub). There were no tissues/Kleenex provided either. The room was too cold, but we were unable to adjust the temperature, and both windows were painted shut. I had to stand on a chair to close the vent on one of the ceiling outlets, which helped a bit. (And there are lots of cracks in the ceiling that need some attention.) Since the restaurant was closed, there was no room service. The Black Dog down the street was open, so we were able to have a very good dinner there before heading out to our event. Before turning in for the night, we submitted our choices from a very limited continental breakfast menu, which we could have served on the veranda or in the dining room. I had to go down to the front desk and look for a pen with which to fill out the breakfast menu requests; not seeing one, I went out to my car and got one from the glove compartment. There's no reason why they can't provide a disposable golf pencil, or just sterilize pens in between guests. The breakfast was disappointing. The house made granola was good, but the yogurt and jams were generic packaged brands, the fruit cup was a few pieces of chopped melon, and the croissant and blueberry muffin were small and uninspired. No fresh juices were offered, and there is no opportunity to request additional coffee—or anything else. The Little Inn is still a charming hotel in a charming village, but we did not feel our experience merited the $319 room rate. Given the cutbacks and limited services, the rate structure needs to be reconsidered; it’s no longer a 4-star/4-Diamond experience.
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Date of stay: August 2020
Room Tip: Room sizes and decor vary widely. Ask to see photos in advance of committing to a choice.
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Little Inn of Bayfield
Which popular attractions are close to The Little Inn of Bayfield?
Nearby attractions include Pioneer Park (0.4 km), North Beach Provincial Park (1.0 km), and Main Street Gallery (0.3 km).
What are some of the property amenities at The Little Inn of Bayfield?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
Which room amenities are available at The Little Inn of Bayfield?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a seating area.
What food & drink options are available at The Little Inn of Bayfield?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at The Little Inn of Bayfield?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Little Inn of Bayfield?
Conveniently located restaurants include The Black Dog Village Pub & Bistro, The Little Inn, and Olio Too.
Is The Little Inn of Bayfield located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.4 km away from the centre of Bayfield.
Are there any historical sites close to The Little Inn of Bayfield?
Many travellers enjoy visiting School on Wheels (14.2 km).
Is The Little Inn of Bayfield accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access and reduced mobility rooms. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.