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“good food, good service”
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Salt Spring Inn
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Rugby, North Dakota
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63 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“good food, good service”
Reviewed 18 October 2013

Timely service for a meal we needed to have before boarding the ferry to Victoria after attending fall festival. Prices were fair. outdoor seating was comfortable with a nice view of activities in the area.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled with friends
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Thank Kathy B
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Jeremy M, Owner at Salt Spring Inn, responded to this review, 13 January 2014
Thank you Kathy. I'm feeling guilty for not thanking you earlier for taking time to send in a review. We are all motivated by good reviews and are very pleased that we looked after your appetite so satisfactorily.
We hope that you will visit our island again and have a similar need for a timely meal. Regards, Jeremy
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Vancouver, Canada
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637 reviews
46 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 271 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 September 2013

This hotel located in the heart of Ganges on Saltspring Island is definitely not cheap. Frankly, you will be better off finding a bed and breakfast for your dollar to go further. For the room we stayed in that overlooked the harbour area/mall it was very expensive. The bed was comfortable. The food in their restaurant was mediocre and very pricey. In addition, probably the worst service we have experienced in a restaurant in BC. Extremely slow. Mixed up orders. Didn't deliver your order until correcting their errors and yet no apologies. Probably, because they are used to their incompetence. Overall, not a place to stay or eat.

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  • Stayed September 2013, travelled with friends
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Jeremy M, Owner at Salt Spring Inn, responded to this review, 24 September 2013
Thank you for taking time to pass on your review. I have tried to ascertain what and when the restaurant issue was about but have insufficient information to go on. I would appreciate knowing time and date, description of server. Email address is info@saltspringinn.com. We do pride ourselves on providing excellent service and excel at it most of the time. My apologies for the issues mentioned.
I do not know how to reply to your dissatisfaction with our accommodations pricing as we are more economical than the other Salt Spring Island hotels and almost all of the B&B's. I will continue to be vigilant about out competitive position.
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Surrey BC
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30 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 September 2013 via mobile

We stopped at the Inn for our anniversary night on a sailing trip through the islands.
From our greeting by Jeremy through to moment we slipped out into the foggy morning on the water, we felt at home.

The room was so clean and well appointed. The simplest pleasures were met. Hot showers and comfortable bed! We stayed a room with private bath.

We will return.

  • Stayed August 2013
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1 Thank Barbkops
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Jeremy M, Owner at Salt Spring Inn, responded to this review, 8 September 2013
A hearty "Thank you" for taking time to pass on your review. We are all pleased to know when we've "done it right", we will continue to appreciate the value of all feedback to create continuous improvement to our service experience. Regards, Jeremy
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Tacoma, Washington
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101 reviews
23 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 August 2013

Salt Spring Island is a place that tends to cater to tourists with $$$. The inn, while not inexpensive, is about as good of a deal as you will find. The rooms are basic but comfortable. Once the street noise died down at night, we slept quite well. The street side is a blessing and a curse. You get a nice view of a marina, but it is noisy. Be forewarned that to get to your room you go up a narrow stairway. Not a problem for us, but might be for others. The big advantage of staying here is that you can park your car and walk to everything in Ganges. If we make a return trip to SSI, we'd most likely stay here again.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
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1 Thank Jack D
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Jeremy M, Owner at Salt Spring Inn, responded to this review, 26 August 2013
Thank you, Jack for your kind review. Your suggestions will be well received and we do acknowledge the Summer noise factor in our "micro" Village. Off season is a much quieter environment!
We hope to see you again on a future trip to our Island "paradise". Regards, Jeremy
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Toronto, Canada
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10 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 August 2013

I recently travelled solo to SSI and stayed at the Inn for two nights. In addition to great location, convenience, clean rooms, great foods, Jeremy and the staff made a great effort to ensure my stay was comfortable, and help me explore the island. Would definitely recommend to anyone travelling to SSI.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled solo
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Jeremy M, Owner at Salt Spring Inn, responded to this review, 26 August 2013
Hello Frank,
Thank you for staying at Salt Spring Inn and for making time to provide a review in Trip Advisor.
We are really happy that you enjoyed our Inn and look forward to seeing you on your nrxt visit to the West. Regards, Jeremy M
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Abbotsford
1 review
Reviewed 15 July 2013

We recently stayed at Salt Spring Inn for several nights. We were treated to some wonderful hospitality & enjoyed our stay in a clean & cozy room. We had dinner in the dining room two nights & the food is excellent-great Cajon chicken & super hamburger. Thanks to Rita (resident feline), Jeremy, & staff for welcoming us to your Inn! We hope to stay with you again! ☺ ☺

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  • Stayed July 2013, travelled as a couple
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Jeremy M, Owner at Salt Spring Inn, responded to this review, 5 August 2013
Thank you for taking time to write about Salt Spring Inn on Trip Advisor. We really enjoy hearing from our guests and we, including Rita, look forwsrd to seeing you again. Have a great Summer!
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Ottawa, Canada
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7 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 June 2013

I reserved the lowest cost room ($90 in high season). The room (#6) is tiny with only a bed, a side table and a sink (and TV) -- shared bath down the hall -- view of 'working' rooftop but mountains beyond. Wireless available. The dining room below can be noisy but I was okay. This would be small for two people and supplies no desk to work at. However, if you just need a comfy place to lay your head, the accommodation works well and is quite charming.

Stayed June 2013, travelled solo
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Jeremy M, Owner at Salt Spring Inn, responded to this review, 6 August 2013
Thank you! Our Inn does provide a comfortable and economical way to visit Salt Spring Island. We are pleased that we were able to provide accommodations to you and receive your kind feedback. We hope that you will visit us again. Regards
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Property: Salt Spring Inn
Address: 132 Lower Ganges Road, British Columbia V8K 2S9, Canada
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Region: Canada > British Columbia > Salt Spring Island
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #5 of 44 B&Bs / Inns in Salt Spring Island
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Salt Spring Inn 3*
Number of rooms: 7
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
One of Salt Spring’s finest restaurants & inns. The restaurant serves globally inspired cuisine made with locally harvested foods (Open for breakfast, Sunday brunch, lunch & dinner). The Inn's seven cozy rooms situates guests in the heart of Salt Spring Island, BC - walking distance to galleries, shops, marinas, the seaside boardwalk and the famous Saturday Outdoor Market. ... more   less 
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