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Kingston, Canada
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It is what you want in a no thrills hotel, but more. The staff at the front desk were outstanding. We watched as she dealt very diplomatically with a difficult customer then with a smile was able to answer our easy questions. God love her for her patience. The room was what you expect. The morning breakfast was above reproach....

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Ingersoll, Canada
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We recently during the Christmas week had the pleasure of staying at this hotel. We had a nice size room and breakfast was included. The manager Michael G. and Emma were awesome and service with a smile. I would without a doubt recommend this hotel to family and friends.

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Montreal
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Clean and quiet. Breakfast was pretty good, improvements welcomed. Kids loved the pool (6 am to 9 pm only), but receptionist let us in after 9 pm too. Very convenient position - close to highway. Not so expensive....

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Michael G, General Manager at BEST WESTERN PLUS Bowmanville, responded to this review

Thank you Catalin T for your review. We appreciate you taking time to share your feedback with us and glad that you and family enjoyed your stay with us. We thank you for staying with us and look forward to serve you again in the near future.

Banff National Park, Canada
Reviewed 1 December 2016 via mobile

We flew to TO to spend a couple weeks visiting family and friends, we had booked Best Western Peterborough, and had a beautiful nights stay, however once we returned home we were billed for both the Best Western Peterborough and Bowmanville, however never wished to stay in Bowmanville in first place! Called to try and remedy the issue and found...

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Michael G, General Manager at BEST WESTERN PLUS Bowmanville, responded to this review

We apologize for the confusion that happened between the two hotels. As each Best Western hotel is individually owned and operated, the local reservation systems are somewhat isolated. We had your reservation in our system. It was a sold-out Saturday night for the hotel, so the reservation was charged as a no-show after midnight. I regret that you have experienced...

Kingston, Canada
Reviewed 28 November 2016

Attended a volleyball tournament, and we decided to make a weekend out of it. Arrived at hotel and although very close to highway, the highway noise was not an issue for us. Reception, hotel service and breakfast were great. One element that stood out for us was how wonderful the staff was. Well done.

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Michael G, General Manager at BEST WESTERN PLUS Bowmanville, responded to this review

Thank you 566mege for your review. We appreciate you taking your time to share your feedback with us and glad that you enjoyed your stay with us. We thank you for staying with us and hope to see you again.

quebec, Canada
Reviewed 22 November 2016

good service and very good breakfast, dont use firts floor room the service is great but the first floor room nedd upgardee that'S what they told me. its near th highway but you dont ear it so its great for that and you dont search for it.

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Michael G, General Manager at BEST WESTERN PLUS Bowmanville, responded to this review

Thank you 610ghislainp for your review. We appreciate you taking time to share your feedback with us and glad that you enjoyed your stay with us. We are in process of upgrading most of our rooms to serve our guests better in the future. We thank you for staying with us and look forward to serve you again in the...

Cairns, Australia
Reviewed 28 October 2016

The Best Western Plus hotel in Bowmanvile is an incredibly clean and quiet hotel with a comfortable modern presence. About an hour out of Toronto it provides an alternative place to stay on the way to, or from, Pearson Airport. I've often stayed in Toronto after a long flight from Australia before setting off, but in the future, I will...

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Michael G, General Manager at BEST WESTERN PLUS Bowmanville, responded to this review

Thank you Michael B for your review. We appreciate you taking time to share your feedback with us and glad that you enjoyed your stay with us. We thank you for staying with us and look forward to serve you again in the near future.

Ottawa, Canada
Reviewed 27 October 2016

my first impression was that it was modern. check in was easy and the staff friendly. We stayed in room 134. upon arrival to the room I did my normal bed check and was surprised to find the top cover for the bed was badly stained and looked like it had food stuck to it on the inside. I pitched...

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Ottawa, Canada
Reviewed 15 October 2016 via mobile

Pool small..dirty bandaid in pool. Pool closes early. Room was cold...couldn't find thermostat. Kids woke up several times in the night because they were cold. Sticky floor and walls. Loud traffic from 401. Room set up was good though.

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Smorris160, General Manager at BEST WESTERN PLUS Bowmanville, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to share your recent experience with us, it is through our guests feedback that we can continue to improve. I do apologise that we not able to exceed your expectations. Based on the property size the pool has always accommodated our guests needs very well and is serviced every 2 hours to maintain a...

Alfred, Canada
Reviewed 12 October 2016

To add to other positive reviews, this hotel is an easy recommendation. It is reasonably priced (senior rates) and includes an excellent breakfast menu. Staff is welcoming and helpful. Room amenities are of the highest quality. Another excellent stay at a Best western hotel.

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Smorris160, General Manager at BEST WESTERN PLUS Bowmanville, responded to this review

Thank you so much for the excellent review, glad to hear you had such a great stay. We look forward to hosting your accommodation needs again in future. Regards, Steve Morris

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Kitchenette
  • Accessible rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
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  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Concierge
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
BEST WESTERN PLUS Bowmanville can be seen from Highway 401, conveniently located off the Liberty Street exit. Our newly renovated 52 room hotel offers brand new rooms and hotel grounds! The hotel has an elevator, indoor pool and complimentary full hot breakfast. There is an outdoor seated patio area with BBQ available. Also available, are barrier-free rooms, and pet friendly rooms. We are close to all major local attractions such as the Bowmanville Zoo, Canadian Tire Motorsport Park and Ontario Power Generation and Lakeridge Health Corporation. Newly refurbished rooms offer an enjoyable and comfortable visit with friendly staff available 24 hours. We hope to see you soon! ... more   less 

Additional Information about BEST WESTERN PLUS Bowmanville

Address: 160 Liberty St S, Bowmanville, Ontario L1C 2W4, Canada (Formerly Howard Johnson Hotel)
Region: Canada > Ontario > Bowmanville
Price Range: $105 - $159 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — BEST WESTERN PLUS Bowmanville 2.5*
Number of rooms: 52
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“Clean the bathroom and replace towels and toiletries. Also ensure there is on hair left on the bathroom floor especially upon arrival!!”
 of 5 bubbles WendyKB, 8 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Choose a different hotel, please!!”
 of 5 bubbles 747carloo, 2 Sep 2016 | Read review
“avoid the road side motel and stay here”
 of 5 bubbles vught2015, 28 Jun 2016 | Read review
“Don't choose the 3rd floor for the view”
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 of 5 bubbles heatherpeterson36, 23 Jun 2016 | Read review
“Have to get passed 2 steps of stair in 2nd floor. Avoid that floor if the accessibility to your room is important.”
 of 5 bubbles JacobM912, 25 Jan 2016 | Read review
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