The Little Inn of Bayfield

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Why We Love It

  • Set in the charming town of Bayfield on Lake Huron
  • One of the oldest continually run inns in North America, hosting guests since the mid-1800s
  • Past guests praise the food offered at the two on-site restaurants, a taproom and an elegant dining room
  • Parking and Wi-Fi are complimentary for all guests of the hotel 
  • Receives a 99% approval rating from more than 200 Travelzoo members

Enjoyed This
(267 Member Ratings)
"Dining was excellent"
04. May 2018
Markdale, ON, Canada

Map & Directions

The hotel is a 2.5-hour drive from Toronto Pearson International Airport and a one-hour drive from London International Airport.

Rooms & Rates

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This country inn is a cornerstone of Bayfield. Opened in 1847, it’s one of the oldest hotels around, surrounded by the town's bustling shops and restaurants. A five-minute walk to Clan Gregor Square puts you in the middle of the charming lakeside town, and Bayfield Main Beach is a 10-minute walk away.

Guests can relax on the two-storey porch, which is covered and adorned with Victorian trim, or have a pint at the Four-in-Hand Taproom, which serves up Ontario craft beers paired with casual lunch or dinner fare. The Willow Room’s elegant dining room, with exposed brick and dark wood furniture, can be rented out for small weddings, and features Huron County produce for breakfast and dinner.

Carriage Rooms in the main inn have all the expected amenities and come with bathrobes. They are decorated with antique furniture and fluffy linens. Select suites have separate living areas, some with fireplaces or Jacuzzis. Parking and Wi-Fi are complimentary for all guests of the hotel. 



  • Bar
  • Newspaper / magazines
  • Restaurant
  • No pets allowed
  • 100% smoke-free
  • No elevator / lift


  • Baby-sitting service on request

Room amenities

  • Air-conditioning
  • Central heating
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Outdoor space for some rooms
  • Sitting area
  • Flatscreen TV


  • Complimentary Internet access
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi throughout


  • Bathrobes
  • Hair-dryer
  • Luxury toiletries
  • Bathtub or shower


  • Complimentary parking


  • Accessible bathroom in some rooms
  • Accessible meeting room
  • Accessible parking
  • Accessible path of travel
  • Accessible restaurant
  • Facilities for guests with special needs
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair accessible

Please note: Some amenities and services may not be available in all rooms or may incur an additional charge. Please check with the hotel.


Check-in: Standard Time is 3pm.

Minimum age required to check-in: 18.

Checkout: Standard Time is 12pm.

Children and additional guests: Children up to age 9 stay free of charge when sharing parents’ room and using existing bedding (on request). Please contact the hotel to ensure the child or extra person can be accommodated in the room. Extra beds and infant cribs are not available. 
Extra person charge is CA$40 (subject to tax), per person, per night. Charges will be added to your bill at the hotel. Please contact the hotel to ensure the child or extra person can be accommodated in the room.

Pets: No pets allowed.

Cancellation: Cancellation policy & booking conditions vary by 'rate plan'. These will be displayed on the payment page after you have searched for your dates and selected a rate.

Additional details: There is no elevator on property.

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Enjoyed This
(267 Member Ratings)
Ratings & reviews reflect verified member feedback for Little Inn of Bayfield (ON) over the past 15 months.
4.6 Ambiance
4.7 Location
4.3 Rooms
4.8 Quality of Service
4.6 Value for the Money
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Enjoyed Most
Owner and staff were welcoming, courteous and accommodating. Excellent Parking
Other Comments
Very complicated page of instructions to turn TV on with if all else fails call Reception - 10 Rings no answer! Missed program. $54.00 for breakfast, eggs were cold. The plan for breakfast on Check in was complicated but the staff did their best in the morning to minimize the problems. April 3, 2017 Sub total on checkout $168.45 - April 27, 2018 Sub total on checkout $333.15. Stayed in same room and for the most part stayed to the 2017 menu selections in the bar and dining room.
Mr Jim A 05. May 2018 Waterloo, ON, Canada
Enjoyed Most
Dining was excellent
Other Comments
We were welcomed by the guest services manager in a friendly, warm way. She showed us to our room and ensured that all was in order. She made our dinner reservation for us and explained the hours of the front next. The next morning we were greeted by her again and our checkout went very smoothly.
Wally 04. May 2018 Markdale, ON, Canada
Enjoyed Most
The ambiance and the bed was very comfortable.
Other Comments
only one slight downfall - someone close to us (either the room above or beside) was showering at 6am and it was very loud. I guess with the older buildings perhaps not as much insulation in the walls -- no big deal though --- it was still an amazing stay! WE loved the food too - lots of food for the price. Excellent place to go for an overnight "getaway".
Mary-Lou 15. Nov 2017 Moorefield, ON, Canada
Enjoyed Most
Quiet surroundings conducive to relaxation...
Other Comments
We love Room # 6 with Fireplace and was our 3rd stay in 2017
Joanne M E 21. Nov 2017 Waterloo, ON, Canada
Enjoyed Most
The ambience......the Little Inn has a warm, welcoming atmosphere.
Other Comments
Charming hotel situated in a quaint little village. Ideal location for exploring Goderich and Grand Bend.
Jacqueline 12. Apr 2018 Pickering, ON, Canada
Enjoyed Most
Maxine 09. Nov 2017 JarvisJ, ON, Canada
Enjoyed Most
The staff were very happy and bent over backwards to accommodate our large party. We had a great time and look forward to going back
Heather 27. Sep 2017 Mono, ON, Canada
Enjoyed Most
Peace and quiet EXcellent staff
Other Comments
Room would have been more convenient if it had a mini fridge
Linda 26. Sep 2017 Mount Pleasant, ON, Canada
Enjoyed Most
Service, comfortable atmosphere, value for money.
Other Comments
A beautiful spot to relax and regenerate.
Victor 30. Sep 2017 Kingston, ON, Canada
Enjoyed Most
Accommodation, service, excellent breakfast and the additional bonus dollars.
Victor 28. Sep 2017 Kingston, ON, Canada

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