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The Gananoque Inn and Spa
Ranked #3 of 11 Hotels in Gananoque
Certificate of Excellence
Morrisburg, Ontario
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36 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Valentines Day”
Reviewed 17 February 2013

We were looking for a nice place to go for supper and overnight stay for Valentines We decided to try out the Gananoque Inn. We stayed there a couple of years ago on a room and theatre package. We also stop there for lunch sometimes. The hotel seems nicer every time we see it. The reception has a large fireplace, nice decor and a very helpful staff. Check in was quick and friendly. The room was a "fireplace king" which had a natural gas fireplace. It was spacious with a couch and chairs near the fireplace. The dinner was in Muskie Jakes bar which was OK. The dining room is only open weekends this time of year. We both had the prime rib and it was delicious. Our server "Colin" was perfect. We mentioned off the start that we were not in a hurry and he brought us our drinks and didn't come back until we signalled. Overall it was a relaxing and romantic evening.

  • Stayed February 2013, travelled as a couple
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island3c, Owner at The Gananoque Inn and Spa, responded to this review, 20 February 2013
We are so pleased that you have had a chance to enjoy the charms of the inn during the quieter winter months!
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Newcastle upon Tyne, England
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
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.
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  • Stayed January 2013, travelled as a couple
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island3c, Owner at The Gananoque Inn and Spa, responded to this review, 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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Belleville, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
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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island3c, Owner at The Gananoque Inn and Spa, responded to this review, 6 January 2013
Thank you for your positive comments! Best wishes for a happy 2013.
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Rockland, Canada
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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.
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  • Stayed December 2012, travelled as a couple
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island3c, Owner at The Gananoque Inn and Spa, responded to this review, 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 review, 8 November 2012
Thank you for your positive review and your continued patronage!!
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Tweed On
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
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 review, 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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Singapore, Singapore
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
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.
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  • Stayed June 2012, travelled as a couple
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island3c, Owner at The Gananoque Inn and Spa, responded to this review, 23 October 2012
Thank you for your review. We are always striving to do better in every area.
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Property: The Gananoque Inn and Spa
Address: 550 Stone St S | Ontario, Gananoque, Ontario K7G 2A8, Canada
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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 (Based on Average Rates): £
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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