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The Little Inn of Bayfield

26 Main Street North, Bayfield, Bluewater, Ontario N0M 1G0 Canada
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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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26 Main Street North, Bayfield, Bluewater, Ontario N0M 1G0 Canada
The Little Inn of Bayfield
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MaryMandKenM wrote a review Dec 2023
Newmarket, Canada37 contributions20 helpful votes
Last weekend we stayed in the charming village of Bayfield . There was zero charm n room 15 at the Little Inn. It has so much potential as it is spacious and has high ceilings. The room left us feeling cold. The walls were covered with a beige wallpaper , which was bubbled and torn around the closet. There were no window coverings, other than the cheap plastic blinds, which were ineffective in blocking the light from the building and the street lights. There was no carpet of any kind for comfort under the feet, only a dull, dark, laminate flooring. The furniture was a scratched and mis matched collection. A waste of money. We would never return and never recommend it to anyone.
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Date of stay: December 2023
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Response from Kristina Hudson, Guest Services / Front Office at The Little Inn of Bayfield
Responded Dec 21, 2023
Your review is very unfortunate, as the majority of our guests like the historic charm the Inn has to offer. As for the decor, we are working on providing improvements for guests comforts in the future. We wish you would have said something upon departure or during your stay so we could have rectified your displeasure.
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Departure825237 wrote a review Dec 2023
Newmarket, Canada1 contribution
Stay Awa, Save your money. Total rip off We were extremely disappointed with our experience at the Little Inn of Bayfield. We had wanted to visit for many years and finally got the chance this past weekend. We should never have visited and kept the dream alive. The room was way over priced, it lacked all charm and comfort. The wall paper was peeling away in areas, the atmosphere was cold and unwelcoming. The floor needed a rug, the windows needed curtains or drapes, the walls needed art. The furniture did not look like antiques, they just looked old and beaten up. Nothing went with anything else. It looked like they had just thrown stuff in a room from a garage sale and said we can charge $300 a night for this. Owners and management should be ashamed to rent this room out at any price. I felt cheated and ripped off. I have visited many unique country inn's in Ontario, this is one I will never go back to. Staff at the front desk were rude and unwelcoming. I felt like I was bothering her when checking in.
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Date of stay: December 2023
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Alex J wrote a review Jul 2023
Mississauga, Canada22 contributions39 helpful votes
Overrated , Over Priced,No Parking, No service, No temperature controls on second floor No full time front desk staff! The ONLY redeeming factor was the service of two of the wait staff in the restaurant. Not the food but the service!
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Date of stay: July 2023Trip type: Travelled solo
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Kathy K wrote a review Jun 2023
4 contributions3 helpful votes
A lovely place in a very pretty town on Ontario’s west coast. Rooms were very nice in this renovation of an historic coaching inn. But what made it special was the staff! Lovely people who all went out of their way to make us comfortable and well served. If you’re looking for a weekend getaway, this can’t be beat!
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Date of stay: June 2023
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Lisa K wrote a review Mar 2023
Waterloo, Canada57 contributions8 helpful votes
We were on a mini vacation in Bayfield and decided to go here for dinner. The food was amazing! I had the chicken supreme. If it was acceptable to lick the plate I would have. The service was great and the atmosphere was really nice. We will definitely go back when we are in the area.
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Date of stay: March 2023Trip type: Travelled with family
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Graham B wrote a review Nov 2022
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Stayed here 10 years ago (then excellent) and was unaware of changes in ownership. Clearly ratings based on past performance that today’s reality does not warrant! Not at all welcoming from the outset. Having reserved and paid for a suite we were mailed, after the fact, a “required” Guest Agreement to complete. Upon arrival, receptionist appeared more concerned about going home than attending to other members of our party who had yet to arrive. Overall, staff little more than polite; certainly not welcoming. Had made a dinner reservation (based on past experience). Big mistake! Ordered a glass of prosecco while waiting that proved so flat and warm it must have been open for days – could not get a bubble out of it. Replaced after complaint with no apology. Degree of dryness of the burger and bun matched only by the inflated price. Definitely an “exceptional” culinary experience but for all the wrong reasons. As for the room; might have passed for a storage facility for random pieces of misplaced furniture. No thought to placement or possible usage. Cheap plastic fittings in bathroom more in keeping with a basic motel aesthetic. (Have never come across such thin toilet paper in such tiny sheets!) So unlike our previous experience that had justified the “charming and authentic” tags. The peeling “Little Inn” sign outside rather reflects the changed environment. No idea if breakfast was an improvement on dinner – it was not included in the substantial price charged and was therefore avoided, based on our previous evening’s experience. Lots of (good) alternatives to hand. We shall not be back.
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Date of stay: November 2022
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Gregory J wrote a review Sep 2022
Detroit, Michigan5 contributions7 helpful votes
Needed a quiet get away from the hectic pace of everyday life in the States. Within a 2.5 hr. drive from Bloomfield Hills, life changed, and my wife and I were sipping drinks on the front porch of this quaint boutique hotel, overlooking the laid-back bustle of main street in the center of this adorable heritage town of Bayfield Ontario. This over a 150-year-old hotel with all the modern amenities, is a well-kept secret. Rooms are all different with their own character and the food service was excellent at the direction of an engaged chef! An impressive wine list with some good French Bordeaux’s as well as wines from Chile, California, New Zealand, and Ontario. As with all hotel properties these days, the pandemic has had an effect, but the energetic staff has powered through the challenges to make our stay comfortable and memorable during these halcyon days of late summer. We will return next year, Bloomfield Hills, MI
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Date of stay: September 2022
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MOrfitt2014 wrote a review Jul 2022
Dundalk, Canada1866 contributions198 helpful votes
I've been coming here for years and always enjoyed the peace and quiet and the dining room. All that has changed. Dinner is only available 2 nights a week ! That's a lot of lost revenue. Breakfast used to be included but not anymore and there is a 15% surcharge as well as hst on top. I mentioned to the surly front desk clerk and she said "you get a 25% discount on breakfast. It says so on your confirmation!". No, it does not. The Lake House across the road has huge rooms and a very large continental breakfast is left in your fridge... included in the comparable price.
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Travelled solo
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Response from Mike Oliver, Owner at The Little Inn of Bayfield
Responded Jul 29, 2022
Just to be accurate the dining room is open for dinner 4 nights a week. The challenges of staffing are industry wide post covid and we are trying our best to satisfy our guests. You should have received a voucher for 25% off all food and beverage for your stay not just breakfast. I will follow up on these matters personally.
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Shelley I wrote a review May 2022
Tillsonburg, Canada6 contributions
The Little Inn of Bayfield was so cute. My husband and I booked online and it was a simple and streamlined. We were a late arrival but was able to email them and they left the keys with restaurant so there were no issues whatsoever when we checked in. The room was beautifully decorated and very clean. And the bed was super comfy. We will be back! A little note: there is major construction directly in front of the inn. This is not the Inn's fault so it not reflected in this review but just know if you are visiting, that you will have to walk a block or so with your belongings to get to the front door.
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Date of stay: May 2022
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Room Tip: Rooms at the back of the inn are a bit quieter in terms of traffic noise
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Jake N wrote a review Dec 2021
Fergus, Canada2 contributions1 helpful vote
We recently spent 4 nights at this little gem. Great food, great staff! Christina, treated us extremely well. She is an amazing employee, and we would return because of her keen eye to detail. Quiet room, but close to shopping and pleasant walks around town. Highly recommended!
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Date of stay: November 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Mike Oliver, Owner at The Little Inn of Bayfield
Responded Dec 8, 2021
Thanks Jake for your review, and thanks for your comments on Kristina she is and always in an ambassador for the Inn. We hope to welcome you back again soon.
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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 The Albion Hotel.
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.