This is a very nice Inn. I stayed in room 217 which is a big room on the 2nd floor (no elevators) with 3 big windows facing the front entrance, parking lot and Division Street...unfortunately that is not a great view but the room is bright and the lace sheers gave nice privacy while drapes were open. Beautiful traditional room with hardwood (maybe original?) floors, big comfortable king bed, mini refrigerator, fireplace (not operational, no gas supply), t.v. and DVD player, nice little sitting area with desk, antique armoir and nice side tables. I really liked the selection of books in the room, different genres and interesting picks. I LOVED the cheese platter I received in my room upon arrival. Quiet room. Older bathroom but clean and great water pressure. Lord and Mayfair bath products. Sink area had lots of storage.
It would have been nice to be able to have extra blankets and pillows in the room but I'm sure had I called down, they would have supplied them in a minute. Thermostat was not operational which may be why the gas fireplace was not working (since that is how you control the fireplace). Notified front desk with a note as no one was there (no one ever seemed to be there but this is probably due to the fact that the front desk person also assumes other responsibilities such as assisting in bringing luggage to room).
There are DVD's by the front desk that you can bring to your room, what a great idea! There is also a little tea and coffee station in the same area for on the fly beverages. After 10 PM, you cannot access the lobby, bar, restaurant or back garden because the interior door leading there from the rooms is closed and locked. You must go outside via other routes and then you can enter with your room key to gain access.
Dinner was good but not great. I had the veal scallopine with vegetables and homemade pasta. Veal flavour was excellent but oily and some of the veal was very tough though most of it was not. Pasta had zero flavor but vegetables were cooked perfectly. Breakfast was flavorful but lacking in supply, at 9:30am I had to scrape the chafing dishes to get enough eggs & potatoes but the sausage and bacon were fine. Melon was unripe and I couldn't eat it. Decent selection of breads and pancakes looked tasty. Dining room atmosphere is very old fashioned and needs an update, not a place you want to linger after the meal. Service was good but not great.
There is a nice garden out back which I really liked sitting in and reading but it was noisy half the time due to backing on to a residential neighbourhood. Had this Inn been in a different town, I think I would have enjoyed it much more. Cobourg as a town was not my cup of tea. At least a dozen shops on the main street (King Street) were for lease because of businesses going out of business. Many homes are for sale and many apartments are for rent. I arrived on a Sunday afternoon and almost all the shops and restaurants were closed. I was disappointed that there was very little to do. The spas that I could find were either closed Sunday and Monday or I didn't like the looks of them. The beach looked nice but I didn't do more than drive by. I was supposed to stay 2 nights but left after the first night and the front desk staff was very accommodating. It really is a shame that this Inn isn't in a different town, The Woodlawn Inn is definitely Cobourg's gem.
Very clean hotel inside and out. Free parking. Free Wi-fi and strong connection, even out in the garden. Room rate was $174 including breakfast.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Located in Cobourg's Historic District and close to the waterfront, the historic Woodlawn Inn opened its doors in 1988 and today has twenty generously appointed guest rooms. The Woodlawn Inn is perfect for romantic retreats, girl’s getaways, small weddings and business meetings. The highly regarded Woodlawn Inn dining room is open to the public for intimate dinners or for large weddings of up to 100 guests. Within walking distance, there are day-spas, historic homes, shops and one of the most picturesque downtowns in Canada. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- The Woodlawn Hotel Cobourg
- The Woodlawn Inn Cobourg, Ontario