Very good as expected.
We stayed at the Best Western Owen Sound on March 3rd and 4th because I couldn’t get a room at a good hotel closer to Blue Mountain that also had free Wi-Fi and a Fitness Center. Owen Sound is about 45 minutes way but it a good road through Thornbury and Meaford.
Since we didn’t ski on Friday we called the hotel and asked for an early check-in before 4 p.m. That was no problem.
Check-in was fast. We stayed in room 362. The room has a good Flat Screen TV with cable (though it had no on-screen guide), a refrigerator, hair dryer, a good shower with rain shower head, plenty of storage. Most importantly the hotel has free parking, free Wi-Fi. The Wi-Fi was fast and reliable.
The Fitness Room has an elliptical, two treadmills, a stationary bike, weights, three flat screen TVs with working remotes, drinking water and plenty of clean towels. I rode the calorie burner program on the stationary (Lifecycle?) bike twice in the fitness room. The cycle worked just fine and the pedal straps were actually still attached. At so many hotels these straps are missing.
While we were there a group of children and their parents were staying at the hotel for a hockey tournament. We were worried that we would not be able to sleep because of the kids but the hotel staff did a good job managing the noise. There was some running up and down the hallways until about 10 or 11 but after that is was very quiet the rest of the night.
The hotel offers a very good continental breakfast included with the price of the room. The breakfast at Bishops Landing restaurant off the Lobby, includes Waffles, fresh Bagels, Yogurt, Juice, Pastries, Toast, Fruit and Cereal. Guests can apply the continental breakfast voucher ($5) and order off the menu instead. The dining room offers a nice view looking out over the bay. Service in the restaurant was very good.
Overall we enjoyed our stay at the BW Owen Sound. The staff was very helpful. less
Jason H, General Manager at BEST WESTERN Inn On The Bay, responded to this review
Thank you for posting such a positive and detailed review of your experience in our hotel. It is great to see that you enjoyed your stay during a hockey tournament weekend as we did everything we could to ensure that all guests did. I am so very proud of the staff members working at this hotel and the lengths they go to make sure everyone is happy here - even other staff members. I couldn't be more fortunate to have these people working here. We hope to see you again sometime soon. The beautiful weather in the summer makes this location on Georgian Bay the perfect place to enjoy your getaway. Thank you again for your feedback.