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The Gananoque Inn and Spa
Ranked #3 of 11 Hotels in Gananoque
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 27 January 2013

As a Groupon/Teambuy fan I have been staying in a mixed bag of hotels recently. The Gananoque Inn was booked directly with them - no discount, no sales pitch, just Tripadvisor reviews. I had never been to Gananoque before and I know it's lovely in the summer but I wanted somewhere different for my husband's birthday. And I wasn't disappointed. The room was gorgeous.....tastefully decorated, the most comfortable bed and pillows I've ever had, fireplace, large balcony overlooking the river. Touches I love like real glasses in the room (not those crappy plastic things), ironing board and iron in the room (even though I didn't need them), wifi without the need to ask for a password (a pet peeve of mine), and even a special make-up removing flannel!
The welcome was warm and informative and we had booked both dinner and breakfast there too. Dinner was good - not excellent, but good. The service was great - pleasant staff and quick service but the wine list wasn't extensive and was as usual, overpriced. Breakfast was delicious. I had the omelette which was huge and tasty and my husband had the eggs benedict. Far too much to eat, but good.
Our package which included dinner, breakfast, king-size bed/fireplace waterfront room, and a bottle of bubbly in the room was $210. An absolute bargain. We'll be back in the summer.
(p.s. Stonewater pub next door is great too)

Room Tip: We had room 220 - fantastic views and lovely room.
  • Stayed: January 2013, travelled as a couple
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island3c, Owner at The Gananoque Inn and Spa, responded to this reviewResponded 30 January 2013

We so pleased that you enjoyed your January stay with us and know that you would find a summer visit very special too!

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Reviewed 3 January 2013

Really enjoyed our New Years Eve at the Gananoque Inn. We enjoyed a four course meal in the restaurant with a nice bottle of wine included with our room. All this with breakfast at a very reasonable price.

  • Stayed: December 2012, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank jeff_finlay
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island3c, Owner at The Gananoque Inn and Spa, responded to this reviewResponded 6 January 2013

Thank you for your positive comments! Best wishes for a happy 2013.

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Reviewed 20 December 2012

My wife and I have celebrated our anniversary three (3) years in a row at the Gananoque Inn and Spa. Our anniversary falls in December, about a week before Christmas. We escape the big city (Ottawa) hustle and bustle for a nice quiet romantic getaway at the Inn. Accommodations are always excellent, the staff are courteous and unobtrusive. A huge king size bed and a jacuzzi tub set the tone for the stay. There is lots to do in Gananoque such as antiquing and shopping in little boutique shops. The restaurants in the area are all very good, especially the Old English Pub. You also can not go wrong with the Inn's own Muskie Jakes.

Room Tip: Rooms with a waterfront view of Lake Ontario are spectacular.
  • Stayed: December 2012, travelled as a couple
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island3c, Owner at The Gananoque Inn and Spa, responded to this reviewResponded 22 December 2012

Thank you for your lovely review. We appreciate your return business very much. Best wishes for the next year!!!

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Reviewed 6 November 2012

Every year at about this time my wife and I go to the Gananoque Inn just to have a relaxing weekend and once again they did themselves proud. The staff as always were wonderful and extremely helpful. The night caretaker/bar tender is a great guy who always had a story or joke up his sleeve. We stayed in a very nice room with a fire place and a huge veranda which overlooked the St. Lawrence river, what a fantastic view.The food at Muskie Jakes was the normal pub fare but was very tasty. The lobby was very inviting with its large fire place and comfortable seating which made reading a book so nice that i fell asleep for a short time. The location was a perfect distance from the downtown area which only took about 15 minutes to walk to.
A very nice time was had by all. I look forward to returning next year.
Steve Simpson

Stayed: November 2012, travelled as a couple
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island3c, Owner at The Gananoque Inn and Spa, responded to this reviewResponded 8 November 2012

Thank you for your positive review and your continued patronage!!

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Reviewed 4 November 2012

My wife and I stayed here Oct 27 and 28th, our yearly staycation in Gananoque.
We stayed in the the Caverly cottage, a short walk from the main inn. Beautiful large suites could have been a little cleaner though. Breakfast which was included was ok. What really stood out was our meal in The Watermark restaurant...absolutely superb! Lamb and rissoto cooked perfectly. Great front desk staff as always.

  • Stayed: October 2012, travelled as a couple
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island3c, Owner at The Gananoque Inn and Spa, responded to this reviewResponded 6 November 2012

Thank you for your positive review! Our apologies for any construction dust you may have encountered. As you will have noticed the town is replacing sewer lines in the road just outside Caverly Cottage. We dust daily and can't wait for the project to be finished!!!

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Reviewed 20 October 2012

Gananoque is a lovely little town and the Gananoque Inn is right on the waterfront, so for location it is ideal. We took a waterfront room which has a front door to the garden and waterfront, and a back door directly onto the car-park. The bed was king size and very comfortable - the room also had space for armchairs and a table. The bathroom was fine and the water pressure strong enough for a good shower. Overall we were satisfied with the room.

The restaurant where we had dinner the first evening and three breakfasts is located in the main building and has a good view over the waterways. The service for all meals was very slow (even when there few other customers) and functional - only one lady attempted to be friendly. The food at dinner was just ok but expensive for what we had - we decided to eat elsewhere on the other nights. The food at breakfast was better.

The staff at reception were the complete opposite of the restaurant staff - smiling, friendly and helpful. The lady gave us great advice on touring around on the days we were there and this advice was 'spot on'.

Overall we felt that this hotel was somewhat over-rated and not value-for-money. I have rated it as "very good" because it is certainly above 'average' and there is no "good" rating.

Room Tip: Get a room with a view of the waterways.
  • Stayed: June 2012, travelled as a couple
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island3c, Owner at The Gananoque Inn and Spa, responded to this reviewResponded 23 October 2012

Thank you for your review. We are always striving to do better in every area.

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Reviewed 19 October 2012

My partner and I stayed here Oct 14th and 15th, our first time spending any significant time in Gananoque. The inn's location is gorgeous and it's very well established. It has been there a long time but the additions are so tasteful and the maintenance is first class so that it feels warm without feeling "old". We really appreciated the front desk staff and restaurant staff that we came in contact with, every one of them pleasant and helpful.
The one room service meal we had was very promptly delivered and enjoyable.
Having found this place, it's the only place in Gananoque we'd consider coming back to. All I can say to them is a big thank-you for making a special two days even more special!

  • Stayed: October 2012, travelled as a couple
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island3c, Owner at The Gananoque Inn and Spa, responded to this reviewResponded 23 October 2012

Thank you for your positive feed back. Your review means a great deal to our hard working staff members.

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Additional Information about The Gananoque Inn and Spa

Address: 550 Stone St S | Ontario, Gananoque, Ontario K7G 2A8, Canada
Region: Canada > Ontario > Gananoque
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 11 Hotels in Gananoque
Price Range: £65 - £151 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — The Gananoque Inn and Spa 3*
Number of rooms: 57
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Situated on the banks of the St. Lawrence River, the Gananoque Inn & Spa occupies the original the Gananoque Carriage Works factory. Converted to a hotel in 1896, the historic and charming Inn provides two river front restaurants, private docking, waterfront accommodation, and fireplace and Jacuzzi suites. The Inn is the perfect location from which to explore the 1000 Islands, the nearby UNESCO designated Rideau Canal and Kingston Fortifications. Golf, fishing, island tours, kayaking, cycling, summer theatre and shopping are just a few of the nearby activities. ... more   less 
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