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Idlewyld Inn & Spa

3.5 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

Before the year ended I decided to escape the bustling city of Toronto and Idlewyld Inn & Spa is the place I picked! And I tell you... it was the best experience I have ever had. Even if it was snowing, I enjoyed it! Prior to my arrival, Michael ensured that my stay is arranged flawlessly then upon my arrival I was greeted by the lovely lady (whose name I forgot) and she was ecstatic. Would you believe that she was working all night with the amount of energy that she have! I was showed to my room, corner suite and surprisingly so spacious. I have windows on the majority of my suite, lovely bed, spacious bathroom with a jacuzzis tub, and welcome chocolates! With that service, i immediately booked my space for my second day. I stayed in, decided to have dinner at the inn and wake up early to take a beautiful walk of the town. Breakfast was lovely! It's finally time for my spa, and I must tell you - it was worth every minute!! I suggest that you book a massage if you are staying here. Worth it!! I later enjoyed an evening at the tub, watched movies with popcorn and wine all night. It was a perfect getaway to end the year and the great start for the new year! If you want to escape the city and enjoy a solo trip alone then this is the place to be!! Ps. Even when it was snowing, it was perfect. I felt like I was inside the snow globe!

I visited with my mother, nephew and sister (who's review is entitled "An amazing place in every way - A fantastic Inn"). She worded her review perfectly and speaks for both my mom and I. Idlewyld is an outstanding historical Inn, with impeccable rooms, gorgeous grounds, and top notch service from restaurant, housekeeping and spa staff. Clearly the staff is highly trained, versatile and work as a team. I was impressed by the old world feel, the historical preservation of the inn and the ability of its owners to complement these extraordinary features with a modern touch. I wish I has a regular occasion to visit London.

Hotel is beautiful! A must go! Very clean and staff are friendly. Quiet. Restaurant and food experience was top notch! Room spacious, bathroom updated and clean. Bed was hard ... and all beds are the same according to front desk staff.

What a beautiful establishment. The moment you enter the building it takes you back. We were lucky to have the drawing room for our party of seven. The decor was elegant. The food was wonderful and delicious. I can't wait to try the high tea.

I don't know where to begin - the Idlewyld is an extraordinary value and and outstanding operation from A to Z. Why would anyone stay at a hotel when you can pay this price and get luxury accommodations and breakfast at such a beautiful location in a quiet neighbourhood minutes from downtown and the train station. The accommodations are spotless, rooms are large and nothing is missed. There is a Keurig in your room with coffee, tea and decaf selections refilled each day. toiletries, fresh robes. Every aspect of what they do at Idelwyld is done with thoughffulness. Plenty of space and wonderful furniture. The beds and pillows are very comfortable. There is A/C but the windows open so you can get beautful breeze and in the front you can admire the extraordinary gardens. There are two rooms with adorable yet small balconies, one in front and one in back This gorgeous building has much of the original finishes and antique furniture, yet it is all is such incredible condition you can tell the place is cared for with incredible detail. The service is the best I think I have ever experienced consistently no matter who it is. The staff are all incredibly friendly and helpful and seem to really enjoy working there. Then there is the restaurant! They grow their own vegetables and the chef makes everything with the freshest ingredients. Even the granola at breakfast is the best I have ever tasted! We stayed for 5 days and didn't even bother to eat anywhere else. There is a beautiful courtyard in the back with soft jazz music playing and amazing gardens and a pond. You can have meals out there or just sit and enjoy. The dining room in the front is elegant and there is a beautiful front porch that serves as the outdoor dining area in the front. It is really an oasis. There is beautiful original art on the walls from a local gallery. My sister was with me and she uses a walker and I was so impressed that there was an accessible room, proper ramps and easy access to all areas in such an historic building. Only the front door needs to be held open but the staff are always around and available to assist. We were there on a leisure visit, but a hosting a business meeting in one of the front rooms, or a wedding there would be gorgeous. And the service from the staff I guarantee will be outstanding. My mother and sister utilized the spa services and said they were top notch as well. I could fill pages with accolades. The best part of all is that it is not expensive - shockingly less expensive than a 3 star hotel and yet a 4 star experience. The restaurant prices do not seem expensive when you experience the great food, excellent service and beautiful surroundings. You will not be disappointed!

Beautiful spot, close to shops and restaurants in the Wortley Village. But I highly recommend dinner at the hotel- Old world feel with a modern menu. Sitting on the patio and sipping a cocktail, felt like we were the only ones there.

We have enjoyed the Idlewyld Inn on a number of occasions, and it is our "go-to" spot whenever we head to London. The ambiance (including hand-tooled leather "wallpaper" in the great room and live grand piano music in the foyer), the gardens, and the food are top-notch, and the beds are heavenly. Every single staff person we've dealt with, from reception to housekeeping to restaurant servers, and even the gardener, have been sincerely cheerful and concerned that they're providing the best possible experiences for their customers. Particularly important for us is the fact that, as a same-sex couple, we've NEVER encountered any negative vibes, and we feel very well accepted. We are looking forward our next visit - there's simply nowhere else to stay in London, as far as we're concerned! ALSO, while the Inn's food is excellent, if you enjoy Indian food "Curry's" is just a 5 minute walk away on Wellington St. Consistently wins "Best Indian Food" in London. It's easy to see/taste why!

Hi there! Thanks for all the wonderful hosting and special care you took to make the weekend special. Spa services were relaxing. Food was so tasty. Our room was quaint and well-kept. But mostly the staff were excellent to deal with. Thanks!!

First and foremost - you would be a fool not to stay here! Don't walk, RUN! You won't be disappointed. The food is scrumptious! The service is Phenomenal (shout out to Michael, he was awesome) and the Massages.... Devine!!!!! So why did I rate the room 4.5 stars... basically it was hot. Couldn't get it cooled down too much. When we mentioned it, they sent someone up immediately who connected the portable AC unit that was stashed in closet. It would have been appreciated if someone would have communicated that the room doesn't cool down, however a portable AC is available if necessary. We were waiting for it to cool down for a few hours before we mentioned to the front desk. But - all in all ... we would come here over and over again. Maybe just a different room. :)

My husband and I chose the Idlewyld Inn & Spa for our night away. From the time we were arrived to check out we were treated very. well by the amazing staff. They were friendly, polite, knowledge and went out of their way to make sure we were enjoying ourselves. Unfortunately we did not visit the Spa, that will be for another time as we will definitely be going back!! When you step thru the heavy front door you are simply enveloped in old world charm. The wood is gleaming, and believe me there is a lot of it but every room is tastefully decorated that it all completes itself. Our room was on the second floor and instead of taking the elevator we took the stairs. Our room was beautiful! It was clean, comfortable, pillows were fluffy. The bath with the built in jets felt amazingly good! After arriving in our room we got a call from the front desk asking if we were happy with our room. We were over the moon with it. We had dinner reservations for 7pm and it was scrumptious! Our waiters were very professional, impeccable mannerisms, honest, knowledgeable, friendly and funny. Our breakfast was served buffet style with scrambled eggs (real I might add), turkey sausage, hash browns, fresh fruit, granola, etc... Lots of variety, something for everyone.

36 Grand Avenue London ON

Hotel highlights

  • Free WiFi and wired Internet in rooms
  • Free parking
  • Onsite dining
  • Spa

Located in South London within a short walk of Labatt Brewery Tour, Idlewyld Inn & Spa is within a mile (2 km) of Museum London. This 21-room, 3.5-star hotel has a restaurant, a full-service spa, and free in-room WiFi. It's also close to Covent Garden Market and Budweiser Gardens.


Enjoy a bite to eat at the hotel's restaurant, or relax with a drink at the bar/lounge. Order from room service to satisfy your hunger without leaving your room. Start each morning off right with cooked-to-order breakfast served for a fee.


The 21 rooms are individually decorated and have an array of amenities, including refrigerators, coffee makers, and free local calls. Guests can expect 27-inch LCD TVs with cable channels, along with free WiFi and wired Internet. Bathrooms offer hair dryers and free toiletries, and beds are dressed in premium bedding. Free bottled water, ceiling fans, and desks are other standard amenities.

Property features

A local mainstay since 1878, Idlewyld Inn & Spa features a full-service spa, spa treatment rooms, and coffee in a common area. There's free parking and limo/town car service. Front-desk staff are standing by 24/7 to assist with any requests. This spa hotel also has wedding services.

Room options

Standard Room

King 1 | Sleeps 2

Standard Room

Queen 2 | Sleeps 4

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

98% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 326 reviews