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Spanish Bay Inn and Suites
Ranked #5 of 7 Hotels in Sydney
Certificate of Excellence
Vancouver, Canada
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6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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“Great location and breakfasts”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2011

We stayed here for 3 nights while attending a wedding in Sydney. Loved it. Fantastic location in downtown Sydney and we loved that it is a boutique hotel with only 14 suites. The breakfasts were set out early each morning, and offered bagels, bread, yogurt, milk, spreads, selection of fresh fruits and coffee/tea. It was abundant and wonderful. The staff were helpful and if you're not looking for a full-on hotel (e.g. gym, 24 hour concierge, restaurant), this is the perfect place. The suite was spotless and quiet as well.

  • Stayed July 2011, travelled with family
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Boise, Idaho
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2011

The best part of the stay was the hotel/inn staff were all extremely nice and helpful. The hotel/inn was stuffy (air-wise) and when we opened the windows, it was pretty noisy outside. If you're used to city living, this would not be that unusual to you. The inn/hotel could not get the internet to work in our room and had been struggling to get it fixed for a couple of weeks (their IT company was just not good). If I returned, which is unlikely because this was once in a lifetime trip, I would call ahead and make sure the internet was working in my potential room. It isn't a big deal when you're only in the city for a night but we were there for three. Everything else in the room was more than adequate but not up to 4 or 5 hotel standards. However, I would stay here over any other place in Sydney.

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  • Stayed July 2011, travelled with family
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New Brunswick, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 June 2011

The Premiere Executive Suites Sydney - Spanish Bay Inn was very quaint. My boyfriend and I stayed 3 nights. Our room was small but certainly enough space for 2, the bed was comfortable, the water pressure was excellent, the continental breakfast was great and the staff was very friendly & accommodating (we had a big of an odd arrival / departure schedule). Would highly recommend staying here over some generic hotel - this had charm & character, and we will certainly be back!

  • Stayed June 2011, travelled as a couple
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Panama City Beach, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2010

The Premiere Executive Suites Sydney (Spanish Bay Inn on the side of the hotel) was a one night stay for us in July 2010 and I wish we could have stayed longer. The room (#7) was very clean and comfortable and the Hotel is located right next to the waterfront where within a 4 minute walk you can stroll the Sydney Boardwalk and listen to some street musicians. The rooms have it all; microwave, coffee maker, fridge and the household dishes, etc needed to enjoy a few days there. We didn't have time to use the DVD player provided. One note of caution, however. You have to tote your luggage up stairs so if you're a little older or not so strong, you need to consider asking for help or packing lightly. Breakfast was excellent.

  • Stayed July 2010, travelled as a couple
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Stratford, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2010

I found this Inn on the internet. It is not widely advertised as it is a small facility. We spent two nights there last weekend. A lovely place and it was comfortable and felt like home. Calling someone to come from elsewhere in the city and let you in for check in was a little different but a small inconvenience for the many good points of the facility. I will never go to Sydney again without staying here! It is now my place and I highly recommend it. Very cost effective and they screen out undesirables. If you are drug running from Toronto or elsewhere then don't bother trying to get a room!! Other guests were friendly and there apparently is often get togetheres with other occupants like pizza parties in the kitchen etc. The kitchen is open 24/7 with continental breakfast items for guests. Other family stayed at Cambridge Suites and were envious of us! Bravo to Premier Executive Suites!

  • Stayed June 2010, travelled as a couple
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USA
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2009

The Spanish Fly Inn is a lovely historic hotel in downtown Sydney. We stayed for one night on vacation, in a studio, which was large and comfortable. The hotel retains it's historic charm with hardwood floors, high ceilings, and lots of personality. There are free laundry rooms which came in very handy. Breakfast was not good, though (bread items that had been hanging around a bit too long, cream cheese that hadn't been properly refrigerated, and little jellies...the little yogurts were fine, though). The staff were very helpful and friendly.

  • Stayed July 2009, travelled with family
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Edmonton, Canada
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78 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2009

It needs to be noted that the Spanish Bay Inn is not a full service hotel. Staff are on the premises only from 8am - 5pm. This arrangement is intended primarily for longer term guests (some rooms have full kitchen facilities) who require less staff involvement. Similarly, the housekeeping is on request and not done by default.

However when the staff are there they were all great and very helpful and friendly.

I did not experience this personally but apparently if you are arriving outside of the normal hours they will arrange to have somebody stay late or come back to check you in.

The location is ideal - only steps from the waterfront boardwalk and on the same street as all the big name hotels. Everything within downtown Sydney is within walking distance.

The rooms are furnished in boutique-hotel style, with each room being decorated individually vs. one standardized look. Furnishings were tasteful and modern and the flooring was hardwood. A small fridge and microwave was provided in my room. The property in general was well kept. Laundry facilities are available to guests free of charge.

There is a common area downstairs where free continental breakfast is offered each morning. The selection was decent (toast/bagels/cereal, fruit, yogurt, milk, juice, coffee, tea) and they were well organized and did not run out of any items.

If you are more independent and do not require full hotel service then you'll enjoy staying in this place and taking advantage of the clean, spacious, and well decorated rooms and the ideal location.

  • Stayed September 2009, travelled as a couple
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Property: Spanish Bay Inn and Suites
Address: 10 Pitt St, Sydney, Nova Scotia B1P 5X3, Canada
Region: Canada > Nova Scotia > Cape Breton Island > Sydney
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #5 of 7 Hotels in Sydney
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:4 star — Spanish Bay Inn and Suites 4*
Number of rooms: 13
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Spanish Bay Inn and Suites, offers quality comfortable accommodations for nightly and long term stays. Our Inn is centrally located along the picturesque waterfront in Downtown Sydney and features stylish rooms with tasteful decor. We pride ourselves on our cleanliness and our tranquil setting. The discerning traveler will appreciate the period style furnishings in this Historic Hotel that has been renovated to offer all of the modern amenities while maintaining the "feel" of an elegant era. Every room features a luxurious queen sized bed, private bathroom with kitchenette, TV/DVD/Stereo, free highspeed wireless internet, sitting area, ironing board/iron, coffeemaker, phone with voicemail. Our rooms vary in size from one and two bedroom suites with full kitchens to rooms featuring an all in one sleeping and sitting area with a workstation. We welcome you to the Sydney area and hope you enjoy your stay at our lovely Inn. ... more   less 
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