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Ivey Spencer Leadership Centre

3.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

I just came back from a 3 days training course organized at Ivey Spencer Leadership Centre and I was very pleasantly impressed with the quality of the facilities and the service. The room was very clean, the training room was very well equipped and there was plenty of food at any time of the day. There was a large variety of options presented as an open buffet, with different dishes every day. The staff was extremely friendly and I would like to recognize the lady from the omelette booth and Chad from Asher dining room. Chad was very proactive and because he heard me expressing some disappointment that some dessert present the day before was not available anymore, he intervened and brought me some of the desired dessert from the kitchen. Thank you Chad, the dessert was delicious and your attitude was exactly what customer oriented means! I would definitely recommend the Ivey Center for any professional or personal visits.

Meeting facilities were good and meeting food was good. The dining room had a nice selection during the meeting buffet lunch, not a very large selection on the menu. Food was good though. Hotel room was clean and comfortable. Staff were polite and friendly.

all great - just a very noisy a/c unit, and a scent of mold in bathroom. Excellent buffet breakfast, very nice grounds and setting. good sized room, very good workspace. all contact with employees was excellent.

Room was very nice and clean. Service staff were also very good. Would recommend to others for short or longer stay. Breakfast was very good and full service. Will stay here again in future when needed.

The complimentary breakfast/fitness centre and laundry room were definitely big plus on the stay. The place was quiet. It was nice to take a walk in the garden of the hotel. There were also something disappointing, however: The bed linens were of low quality. The fabric was thin, quite old and pilling. I stayed here for a week but the bed linens didn't get changed at all during the whole stay. Also there was some sort of smell from the carpet, most probably caused by the humidity. I had to keep the window open all day to let in some fresh air. The light tube on the work station always had some noise.

Very good facilities, very good staff. Reasonable price. Good food. Beautiful grounds. Buildings and rooms are clean and in good repair. Lots of parking. Nice place to go for a walk outside with lots of trees and greenery. We saw wild turkeys near the entrance. The only downside might be that it is not very close to the 401 and is a bit of a distance from down town.

We recently returned to Ivey Spencer for a 3 night stay. Again, the hotel did not let us down. The hotel is hidden away in north London in beautifully manicured grounds, ideally located for visits to the University or Hospital. There is a lot of free parking and we were able to take advantage of the free shuttle service to the University campus. On the day we used the service, it was operating between 10:00 and 2:00. The staff at the hotel were friendly, polite and helpful whenever we had any questions. We contacted them ahead of our visit to discuss concerns about Multiple Chemical Sensitivity and received a direct response from the Housekeeping Supervisor, Donna Smith, who reviewed our needs, provided options and then followed through. Excellent service. If you choose a room with the included breakfast, you will find a wide range of choices, both hot and cold as well as attentive servers. Our reason for being in London was a little stressful, but Ivey Spencer proved to be a calming oasis.

Rooms are smallish but clean. Didn't seem to be air conditioning we could turn on, so did open windows on second night which was helpful. Layout of hotel was extremely confusing. There was no one at check in and no way to page them. Once we checked in we had to drive back up to the front of the property to unload our luggage and carry it thru 2 long hallways and a flight of stairs to find our "wing". I didn't feel there was adequate signage. A lot of the lobbies or lounges look similar and you can easily become disoriented. I think the hotel would benefit from more signage indicating clearly where you are and how to,get to the various amenities. We found the fitness centre only after meandering down innumerable hallways which appeared to house administrative offices. The grounds are lovely. The breakfast was very good, lots of selection and courteous service. The location of the hotel was extremely convenient for us as we were moving my son down to London to attend Western and his apartment was nearby. Other than the staff at the front desk, it felt like the hotel was deserted.

The hotel provided us with two affordable rooms for one night. We enjoyed walking the grounds and viewing the gardens. Rooms were clean and the hotel itself was quiet with no undue noise levels. Breakfast in the morning was complimentary and quite extensive in a comfortable dining room. We did not feel feel rushed. Dining room staff was attentive to remove used plates and refill coffee cups. We will be back in the fall for convocation!

A stay at the Ivey Spencer Leadership Center exceeded my expectations in terms of beauty, accommodations, food and service and wifi speed and quality. I would suggest to anyone in the area to stay at this location and I would most definitely return.

551 Windermere Rd London ON

Hotel highlights

  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Free parking
  • Onsite dining
  • 24-hour fitness center

Located in Western University, Ivey Spencer Leadership Centre is within 2 miles (3 km) of sights such as University of Western Ontario and Masonville Place. This 125-room, 3-star hotel welcomes guests with a restaurant, a 24-hour fitness center, and free in-room WiFi. Also nearby are Victoria Park and Centennial Hall.


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 125 rooms are recently renovated and have an array of amenities, including free newspapers, phones, and ironing boards. Guests can expect to find free WiFi and cable TV. Bathrooms offer hair dryers and free toiletries. Desks are also included.

Property features

At Ivey Spencer Leadership Centre, guests have access to a 24-hour fitness center, a sauna, and free WiFi in public areas. There's free parking, and an airport shuttle for CAD 15 per person one way. Front-desk staff can answer questions 24/7, and assist with dry cleaning/laundry, concierge services, and luggage storage. Additional amenities include 35 meeting rooms, a conference center, and free use of bicycles.

Room options

Ivey Queen Room, Standard Room, 1 Queen Bed

Queen 1 | Sleeps 2

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

90% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 1148 reviews