Colonial Hotel
1 Main Street West, Grand Bend, Lambton Shores, Ontario N0M 1T0 Canada

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#5 of 6 hotels in Grand Bend
4.8 of 5 bubbles
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
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4.5 of 5 bubbles
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3.6 of 5 bubbles
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Brand new boutique-style luxury hotel in Grand Bend, ON
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Property amenities
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
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Bath / shower
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Non-smoking rooms
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HOTEL STYLE
Charming
Romantic
Languages Spoken
English

Location

1 Main Street West, Grand Bend, Lambton Shores, Ontario N0M 1T0 Canada
Getting there
Somewhat walkable
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Jim B wrote a review Feb 2022
Chatham-Kent, Canada
5.0 of 5 bubbles
NEW MODERN EXCEPTIONAL!! This exceptional hotel has been completely and beautifully re-modeled. There are seating areas in many areas to enjoy the ambience of this Hotel some with natural fire pits. They even have marshmallows and hot chocolate. Staff are all very friendly. Chris that called us about our reservation and offered help to ensure we had our Valentines Day weekend and dinner was booked... the front desk staff Steve was a gentleman and offered us assistance and recommendations about local activities. The cleaning lady noticed we were leaving our room and asked if everything was satisfactory and told us she would be happy to top us up with towels or products to make our stay comfortable. Lolita (the manager or director of the hotel) was a ball of fire! We were personally greeted by her and overwhelmed by her energetic, professional and heartfelt kindness. What a wonderful, beautiful lady. We highly recommend this hotel that is downtown in Grand Bend and a short walk to the beach, restaurants and shops. If you want to be in the heart of this community this is the place to stay! 5 stars. Jim and Laura (Erie Beach, Ontario)
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Date of stay: February 2022
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Room Tip: All rooms are NEW! We stayed in a premium King. It had a walk out balcony with beach chairs and...
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Tyler W wrote a review Jun 2022
5.0 of 5 bubbles
The Colonial is a great place to stay and the new modern renovations make quite the luxurious visit. Lolita is one of the very friendly staff members that is willing to go the extra mile to make sure you’re comfortable and have everything you need. Overall great experience and 10/10 would recommend.
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Laurie C wrote a review Oct 2022
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We just spent the weekend at the Colonial Hotel in Grand Bend for our Dental Hygiene reunion. Oh my gosh what a great renovation they did to the Hotel. The staff was so attentive-honestly, we have never been looked after so well. Big shout out to Deborah who bent over backwards to cater to our every want. She brought us forks to eat our pie, set up the tables in the lobby so we could play games, started the fire for us outside, brought over the propane heaters and rearranged the tables. Made us fresh coffee! We all agreed that she went above and beyond for us which made our weekend so very special! We will be back and highly recommend this hotel!
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Date of stay: October 2022
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled with friends
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nicole l wrote a review Aug 2022
1.0 of 5 bubbles
!I really wanted to like this hotel. The only reason i gave it 1 star was the location. Made my reservation 6 months in advance. When booking over the phone the women went on and on about getting me the cutest room and making my stay worth it as I was in town for a wedding. She talked up this room saying it was the perfect room with a wet bar and big windows. When I arrived the person checking me in said my room is a “bit noisy”but was notified of that when I booked. I was not told this but though how bad can it be ? Worse than I expected! The room is not insulated properly and on top of the sound of trucks and cars 24/7 I could here the people next door and above which was extremely loud. We didn’t get any sleep.
On top of the ridiculous noise level the room was so small the door hit the bed when opening. There was no fridge -I was told there was a wet bar. Not even a garbage or cable tv in the room. They clearly cut a lot of corners renovating. Also the exit sign was extremely bright, the shades did not close all the way and the display on the phone was huge and bright. Impossible to sleep with all the noise and light.
Management should be embarrassed to charge people that amount of money. We had a lot of people on the strip and back home ask how we liked the hotel and we were certain to tell them not to waste their money.
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Lori B wrote a review Sep 2022
Leesburg, Florida
1.0 of 5 bubbles
We went to Grand Bend August Civic Day holiday weekend which is apparently the busiest weekend of the year. By the law of supply and demand I expected to pay more than usual but not $329 (plus tax) for a king bed!! We were on the ground floor and were subjected to road noise and the noise of people walking around in the room above us til well past midnight. Extremely small room. When you opened the door it almost touched the bed. No coffee maker in the rooms. Complicated telephone and TV remote with no instructions. Hotel staff had no idea how to call from room-to-room. Probably not a problem for most people but we were travelling with our elderly parents that don't have a cell phone. If staff were trained properly they would know how to complete this simple task. Definitely a huge disappointment for the $1000 we dropped for 3 rooms and do not recommend.
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Date of stay: August 2022
1.0 of 5 bubblesValue
3.0 of 5 bubblesService
1.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Room Tip: Don't stay here if you want a good night's sleep
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Gloria J wrote a review Sep 2022
London, Canada
5.0 of 5 bubbles
My husband and I were curious about what a popular spot(in our 20s) in Grand Bend would look like in our 70s. We booked into this newly renovated and unique boutique hotel for three nights. We choose a Brenner House room(great size, wet bar, seclusion) for our first(but not last) stay. The bullet points are simple..great space; excellent staff; in the centre of the action. So much is available to you using this hotel as your jumping off point. There is, of course, a great beach..superior live theatre(Huron County Playhouse)..easy passage to shops(in the Bend) in nearby Bayfield. One last observation, my husband is an early riser..he made it a habit to use the hotel lobby to read, drink coffee(freshly prepared by hotel staff) socialize..compliments to the night staff for providing local knowledge and insights about a wide variety of topics.
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Shanzylee wrote a review Nov 2022
Chatham-Kent, Canada
3.0 of 5 bubbles
The newly renovated hotel looks great! The staff were extremely friendly. The room was small, no fridge, chair or desk. Our bed was very uncomfortable, hard as a rock. The air conditioner/heater points directly on the bed, so very uncomfortable sleeping with it blowing on you. And the blinds do not keep out the like at all. It was like daylight all night long. The location is great. Different mattress, position of bed to heating and cooling and black out shades would have improved our stay tremendously.
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Date of stay: November 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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nickishaun wrote a review Sep 2023
essex
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Perfect location for discovering Grand Bend. The hotel and rooms are spotlessly clean and the design and decor are beautiful.
We did have a problem with noise so if you want a quieter exeprience try to avoid the rooms near the terrace. However, we raised this with management and their response was amazing - we were given another room without any hassle at all. All the staff in fact are incredibly friendly - a really brilliant hotel.
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Date of stay: September 2023
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Try to avoid a room along the terrace if you want a quieter time.
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gbodnar wrote a review Jul 2022
Barrie, Canada
5.0 of 5 bubbles
My wife were down in the Grand bend area for a extended 40th anniversary and decided to stay at Colonial for a couple nights.
The room was small but very clean and well laid out. Spent good part of our evenings just enjoying the patio and fire pits. The service was GREAT !!
A Big thanks to Lolita and Carolyn for making our short visit so enjoyable.

Gary & Sue B
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Date of stay: July 2022
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Room Tip: Great Location and very Clean
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TrailBlazer61321 wrote a review Aug 2022
1.0 of 5 bubbles
SMALLEST room ever. Door hits the bed when opened. Walls are paper thin. Our room was next to a busy street which was extremely loud with traffic and left us unable to sleep. Room behind us had music blaring constantly. Definitely would not recommend staying here
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Tracey T asked a question May 2022
3 contributions1 helpful vote
are there fridges in the rooms
nickishaun wrote a tip Sep 2023
essex1 contribution
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"Try to avoid a room along the terrace if you want a quieter time."
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Lloyd M wrote a tip Nov 2022
Whitby, Canada
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"The place is new and clean, and so inviting."
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Lori B wrote a tip Sep 2022
Leesburg, Florida46 contributions18 helpful votes
1.0 of 5 bubbles
"Don't stay here if you want a good night's sleep"
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gbodnar wrote a tip Jul 2022
Barrie, Canada4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Great Location and very Clean"
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Jim B wrote a tip Feb 2022
Chatham-Kent, Canada2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"All rooms are NEW! We stayed in a premium King. It had a walk out balcony with beach chairs and a round dining table with 4 chairs"
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PRICE RANGE
C$201 - C$305 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
CanadaOntarioLambton ShoresGrand Bend
NUMBER OF ROOMS
73
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Frequently Asked Questions about Colonial Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to Colonial Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Wave Limo and Tours (0.2 km), Grand Bend Legion (0.2 km), and Paddingtons Pub Eatery, Ale house and Wine Bar (0.1 km).
What are some restaurants close to Colonial Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Paddingtons Pub, F.I.N.E. A Restaurant, and Midori Sushi Bar.
Is Colonial Hotel located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.03 km away from the centre of Grand Bend.
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