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Best Western Little River Inn

3.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

Very pleased overall. Room was clean, bed was comfortable except the pillows (4) were very thick and clumpy so bring your own pillow if you can. There is 24 hours coffee & hot chocolate in the lobby although there is a coffee machine in the room.

Disappointed. We've been staying here for 15 years. This year our reservation was cancelled without notice. New owners deleted names from computer that did not have a credit card reserved on file. Prices of rooms are up. The free breakfast has been cancelled. I know that on Friday 13th things are busy, but to take advantage is not fair. It's all about money.

Was very pleased overall with accommodation, except that the heating unit in my room was not working. Called front desk who was helpful in getting a service man to come in, however he was not equipped to solve the issue, and brought in a small space heater for me to heat the room. They went out of their way to make my stay comfortable. Chose this hotel as it was just 15 minutes from Port Dover, where the Friday the 13th ride takes place. Lots of other bikers also stayed there, and the hotel even offered them to park under their portico out of the rain.

Friendly staff. Great restaurant on site. On a holiday it is only open for breakfast. The hotel does not provide a complimentary breakfast. We would definetely stay here again. Close to shopping. Excellent location for attending the Norfolk County Fair.

We stayed over Canadian Thanksgiving because the home we were visiting did not have room for everyone attending a family celebration from out of town to stay over. They were very obliging about finding us a room that was already made up so that we could check in well ahead of the advertised time and get ready for the party after a long drive.

Hotel was clean and service very good, but price paid was high tor the room. We happened to visit area when there was an event. Tried to check in to a different hotel but there were no rooms available. Hotel called Best Western and we booked room to get off the road. Normally would have looked for accommodations that better matched the price/value.

Stayed here for business. Hotel is clean and was recently renovated. Staff are friendly. Room had a smell to it, not really musty, just a "smell". The bathroom does not have a fan. The walls also must be very thin. I could not get to sleep because the people beside me were talking (possibly loudly) for a long time around 11pm. I could also hear the shower next door when I woke up. Didn't see any HVAC controls to turn a fan on to drown out the noise, so I stayed awake for a while unfortunately. Will stay here again but bring a fan or something to drown out neighbors.

I was disappointed that the outdoor pool was not open despite lovely weather in September and was told it had not been open this summer at all. I wanted to sit outside to enjoy the weather but could not access the comfortable chairs outside in the pool area. Fortunately the friendly front desk staff informed me of a patio in the back with a BBQ. Reception was also very helpful and found a charger that worked for my IPad. It was extremely noisy due to road resurfacing but that was not the hotel's fault. We missed not having a continental breakfast.

Everyone on the staff really know how to take care of there guests. Lisa and Trisha were really friendly and I feel like I have new friends at Simcoe. I stayed for 20 nights this time and really enjoyed it. The attached restaurant is also a great place to get a bite to eat and the staff there are also great.

It’s hard to imagine how a hotel can sell a room that does not smell fresh and clean upon entry. But that’s what they did to me yesterday. Other reviews have mentioned mouldy smelling rooms so this should come as no surprise to management, which makes it even worse. The room furnishings were decent. The bed comfortable. Oddly, the heat lamp in the bathroom had a regular LED bulb in it and appeared to be missing some of the trim inside the fixture. The one twin bed room was small. The bathroom was quite tight. The overall feel of the common area was good, but certainly not luxurious. The pool was closed for the season, but I did note the wooden pool deck had caution tape on some rotten boards, which was kind of indicative of the overall upkeep of the hotel, I think. Fortunately the front desk staff were pleasant and professional. The hotel is tired and needs attention. May be good bang for the buck, but it’s far below what I’ve come to expect from a Best Western.

203 Queensway W Simcoe ON

Hotel highlights

  • Free in-room wired Internet
  • Free parking
  • Onsite dining
  • Outdoor pool

War Memorial Carillon Tower is a short stroll from Best Western Little River Inn, and other popular attractions like Norfolk Arts Centre are within a mile (2 km). This 3-star hotel has 49 guestrooms and offers conveniences like a restaurant, an outdoor pool, and free self parking. Eva Brook Donly Museum & Archives is also 1.1 mi (1.8 km) away.


Enjoy a leisurely bite to eat at The Gardener's Cottage, the hotel's onsite restaurant. Order from room service to satisfy your hunger without leaving your room.


Best Western Little River Inn's 49 air-conditioned rooms provide refrigerators, coffee makers, and free local calls. Guests can expect to find free wired Internet and TVs with cable channels. Bathrooms have hair dryers and free toiletries. Ironing boards are also available.

Property features

Guests of Best Western Little River Inn enjoy an outdoor pool, free WiFi in public areas, and conference space. If you decide to drive, there's free parking. The 24-hour front desk has staff standing by to help with dry cleaning or laundry, and answer any questions about the accommodations. Additional amenities include a seasonal outdoor pool and laundry facilities.

Room options

Standard Room, 2 Queen Beds, Non Smoking, Refrigerator

Queen 2 | Sleeps 4

Standard Room, 1 Queen Bed, Non Smoking, Refrigerator

Queen 1 | Sleeps 2

Business Room, 1 King Bed, Non Smoking, Refrigerator

King 1 | Sleeps 4

Business Room, 1 King Bed, Non Smoking, Refrigerator

King 1 | Sleeps 2

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

79% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 218 reviews