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1 Walton St, Port Hope, Ontario L1A 1M8 Canada
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#5 of 9 B&Bs / Inns in Port Hope
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Overlooking Port Hope's Ganaraska River and park, The Waddell anchors Historic Port Hope's Heritage Business District. Only an hour east of Toronto on the shoreline of Lake Ontario, the picturesque town of Port Hope nestles in the valley of the Ganaraska River.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Street parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Bar / lounge
Business Centre with Internet Access
Non-smoking hotel
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Air conditioning
Private balcony
Bottled water
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Non-smoking rooms
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River View
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Susie J wrote a review Nov. 2020
Toronto, Canada124 contributions72 helpful votes
Port Hope is beautiful with a great main street. We went for a late lunch and really wasn't expecting much. This place has the look, feel and service of a 5 star restaurant in NYC. We had the special soup which was pea with feta, pistachio, and some other cheese. I really wasn't expecting to be blown away but this reminded me of when I had the beet soup at the Gramercy hotel in New York. Expecting an ok soup and I still remember it many years later. The Waddell brought me back. We shared the main grilled cheese sandwich...don't let that seem small town..it was delicious with tomatoes, and all the high end pieces. Just devoured it. Soooo good. Oh and the truffle fries? Yum. Who is this chef as he/she should be on the cover of chef weekly. An all around delicious lunch and memorable experience. Thank you Waddell. We will be back.
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Date of stay: November 2020
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Tammy M wrote a review Nov. 2020
Toronto, Canada33 contributions16 helpful votes
We live in the area, but had just moved out of our house. We choose the Waddell and were not disappointed. The rooms are large and beautiful. The hotel has all of it's original charm and beauty - but with wonderful enhancements.. The fireplace was cozy. Sitting outside and listening to the water from the river rapids...was soothing. The staff even brought our dinner up to the room from the restaurant below.
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Date of stay: November 2020
Sleep Quality
Room Tip: We were on the second floor and could hear some street noise in the early evening..but it did get...
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Gavin Bloom wrote a review Nov. 2020
São Miguel, Portugal15 contributions2 helpful votes
Stopped in to this restaurant for an afternoon bite and a glass of wine. Beautiful location enhanced with 20 degree weather on Nov. 10th. Served by Christy who was so very nice! Food was excellent and fairly priced. Would recommend to anyone. Enjoy.
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Date of stay: November 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Shirley W wrote a review Nov. 2020
Toronto, Canada4 contributions1 helpful vote
We made a reservation to this restaurant, when we went we wanted a patio seat but they didn't have one. So we made another one for 1 hour later, we get there and there are 3 people infront of usandthet wanted a patio seat too, so we got scared or worried that they would get the seat and we wouldn't so we went up and confirmed it then the 3 people infront of us got seated and before we got seated the manager started yelling at us for breaking covid protocol because we were too close to the people infront of us when we weren't then she told us that she didn't want to serve us. We were so angry that we had to wait extra time after driving for a long time to this restaurant. Although this restaurant has good food but it has bad service. Ps: The only reason we came back because it is my sons birthday and when this happened he was sad and dissappointed
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Date of stay: November 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
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Maryellen P wrote a review Sep. 2020
3 contributions1 helpful vote
After a busy day moving my mother, we had hoped for a better rest then we got. Mysteriously, a framed picture falling off the wall in the middle of the night, dirty coffee cups, a non-functioning hair dryer and not even a piece of paper to be found except an envelope for tips to write out our concerns, The Waddell is rich in history and architecturally beautiful, but it is tired inside and there are things that need to be updated for it to compete with others who offer more amenities within the room. Our immediate concerns were looked after but after a promise of a reimbursement, it took two and a half weeks for the manager to sort that. Disappointing experience. Mary and Gary
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Date of stay: September 2020
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US$136 - US$161 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Waddell
Which popular attractions are close to The Waddell?
Nearby attractions include Capitol Theatre (0.08 km), Port Hope Conservation Area (0.4 km), and Holton Flowers (0.2 km).
What are some of the property amenities at The Waddell?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant.
What food & drink options are available at The Waddell?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at The Waddell?
Yes, free parking and street parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Waddell?
Conveniently located restaurants include Olympus Burger, Jim's Pizzeria & Spaghetti House, and Sugar Dust Bakery & Cafe.
Is The Waddell located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.2 km away from the centre of Port Hope.
Are there any historical sites close to The Waddell?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Port Hope Archives (0.09 km).
Does The Waddell have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the river view available here.
Is The Waddell accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.