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Drake Devonshire Inn

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24 Wharf Street, Wellington, Ontario K0K 3L0 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 20-07-01 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 20-07-01 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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#4 of 13 B&Bs / Inns in Wellington
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Welcome to the Drake Devonshire in Wellington, Prince Edward County! At our beautiful, historic inn, we're serving up our special brand of culture, community and hospitality. A short drive from Ontario, Quebec and New York will whisk you away to our lakeside interpretation of the contemporary farmhouse. Escape to our 11 stylishly designed hotel rooms + two expansive suites. Be awed by the infinite views from our Dining Room and Deck. Get tempted by our seasonal menus featuring farm and lake-to-table dining, an inventive cocktail program and PEC wines. At our all season retreat, we'll keep you occupied with our stunning art installations, cultural programming and events, or act as your County Concierge, giving you the scoop on excursions and activities in the area. We can't wait to host you!
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Bar / lounge
Beach
Board games / puzzles
Highchairs available
Meeting rooms
Concierge
Wifi
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Wine / champagne
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor fireplace
Laundry service
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Air conditioning
Fireplace
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Minibar
Flatscreen TV
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Non-smoking rooms
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Family rooms
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Dan D wrote a review Nov. 21
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We recently spent one night to celebrate my wife's birthday. It was our first time visiting the region. The boutique hotel was fantastic and our Creekside room was spacious and very comfortable with a beautiful view of the creek and the partial view of the lake was also impressive. We enjoyed an excellent dinner as well as breakfast the following morning. The eggs benedict was amazing. From my initial reservation with Cathy to our check-in with Jeremy and all the staff especially our servers at dining were truly exceptional. They all made my wife feel special! We will definitively make this an annual trip.
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Date of stay: November 2021
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soloutre wrote a review Oct. 2021
London, Canada40 contributions22 helpful votes
We went to the Drake Devonshire for my 40th birthday. It cost us $2100 for two rooms for one night, plus a 300 dollar dinner. It was a huge disappointment. The rooms were old and shabby. The furniture was ugly and not at all in keeping with the aesthetic of the Drake. There were no amenities. Dinner was a huge disappointment. Terrible service. Long wait. With kids. Surprisingly Bad food. They ran out of complementary cookies and after a 30min wait they gave us one (for a party of 6). When I let them know they were not responsive. The beach was the only thing that lived up to expectations. A huge waste of time and money. I left in tears.
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Date of stay: October 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: Avoid travelling here
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Response from Jeremy Cuerrier, Guest Services / Front Office at Drake Devonshire Inn
Responded Oct. 15, 2021
Hello soloutre, We strive for our guests to leave us in better spirits than when they came, and it is obvious from your review that we have failed. If you would be so kind as to e-mail me at jcuerrier@drakedevonshire.ca, I would love the opportunity to connect with you so that we can discuss the issues that you encountered during your stay and hopefully welcome you back to the County. Yours in service, Jeremy Cuerrier Rooms Manager
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Darcy B wrote a review Mar. 2021
Hamilton, Canada3 contributions
We eloped at the Drake Devonshire and every moment of the experience was amazing! The staff were extremely helpful in planning and executing our special day, and the property is absolutely stunning. We stayed in the Owner's Suite on our wedding night. The gorgeous pictures don't do it justice, it is somehow even more beautiful in person. We also enjoyed two meals in their restaurant including on our wedding night and both the service and food were phenomenal. We would definitely recommend staying at the Drake Devonshire, or stopping in the restaurant for a meal. We can't wait to come back!
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Date of stay: March 2021
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Room Tip: Splurge on the Owner's Suite, you won't regret it!
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janice_lynn wrote a review Mar. 2021
Ottawa, ON Canada29 contributions13 helpful votes
Thank you so much for making our stay beyond expectations. It has been a struggle with all of these covid restrictions lately and we were so excited to finally be able to do a weekend away for our anniversary. The staff went above and beyond to make our stay amazing. Firstly we were upgraded to the Foundry at the Drake and that was amazing so we didn't need to walk to dinner and being by the water was fantastic. We then had an anniversary surprise in our room and that added to our stay. The room was excellent, so very clean, welcoming staff, and most of all we felt safe and well taken care of. The texting option was amazing and breakfast was a total but welcomed surprise. Can't say enough about it and I am telling all my friends as we speak.
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Date of stay: March 2021
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MaddyM77 wrote a review Nov. 2020
Canada55 contributions21 helpful votes
I had the most comfortable stay at the Drake Devonshire this past month. Went during the work-week to force myself not to do any work, and I was glad of it. The cleanliness was impeccable, and the décor of my room was charming: with a calming scent, sound of the waves, and loads of light. The staff were very friendly, polite and responsive. I loved that when asked for tea, they brought an full tea-pot right to my door (touchless service, as part of their COVID protocols). The guests seemed to be respectful of the noise and COVID protocols, so it was quiet at night and no issues with mask-wearing or hand sanitizing. Made it less stressful when navigating the common areas. The blanket and s'mores kit, writing kit (with Kinsip hand sanitizer), and complimentary bottle of house wine were also nice touches. (I only wonder why they don't use Canadian made toiletries...) Combined, I was so relaxed when I left, I'm already thinking of my next stay.
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Date of stay: November 2020
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PRICE RANGE
US$248 - US$455 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
devonshire inn on the lake hotel wellington
LOCATION
CanadaOntarioPrince Edward CountyWellington
NUMBER OF ROOMS
13
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Frequently Asked Questions about Drake Devonshire Inn
Which popular attractions are close to Drake Devonshire Inn?
Nearby attractions include Armstrong Glassworks (0.4 km), Wellington Main Street Park (0.2 km), and Wellington Rotary Beach (1.0 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Drake Devonshire Inn?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
Which room amenities are available at Drake Devonshire Inn?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Drake Devonshire Inn?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Drake Devonshire Inn?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Drake Devonshire Inn?
Conveniently located restaurants include East & Main Bistro, Midtown Brewing Company, and Drake Devonshire.
Is Drake Devonshire Inn located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.2 km away from the centre of Wellington.
Does Drake Devonshire Inn have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the lake view available here.
Is Drake Devonshire Inn accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access and reduced mobility rooms. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.