BEST WESTERN Plus Bowmanville,  Bowmanville

4.0/5  - based on 64 guest reviews.
160 Liberty Street S, L1C 2W4, Bowmanville, Canada - See map
+1 905 623 8500 +1 905 623 4739

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BEST WESTERN PLUS Bowmanville is conveniently located on Highway 401 at the Liberty Street exit with ample free parking for trucks and buses. Our newly renovated 52 room hotel has an elevator and indoor pool and complimentary full hot breakfast. 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. Enjoy your stay!

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  • 4
    « Our stay »

    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.

    4
    « godd for the price »

    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.

    5
    « Great hotel »

    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 definitely look at this as a reachable first-stop after picking up my hire car. There was a nice small gym area with equipment and also a small indoor swimming pool. The room was spacious and well-lit and well-furnished with a good supply of amenities (including mouthwash). The free wifi, parking and a basic but more-than-adequate breakfast were much appreciated. The staff (particularly the lady at reception) were all very helpful and friendly. I was also able to get a late check-out.

    3
    « Ok for the one night we stayed »

    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 that onto the chair in the corner. we were tired and it was very late so decided to not bother with calling this in. the bathroom was ok but the shower had some mold in the corners and the seal at the bottom of the door was hanging off. The carpet needed cleaning and there were a number of stains on the floor. there was an odd odor in the room but again we were really tired so just decided to live with it. our room was very warm. we took advantage of the breakfast the next day and that was great! just what we needed to get us going that morning. check out was simple and when asked what they could improve I did mention that the room could be cleaner.

    4
    « Ok »

    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.

    5
    « Convenient location off hwy 401, excellent room »

    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.

    5
    « Overall Experieince »

    The staff at this hotel were more than accomodating of our needs and questions of the area. The room was lovely and beds so comfortable we tried to figure a way to sneak tham out of the room and take home. It was so nice to have an extra area where one of us could work and the other relax watching T.V.

    5
    « Great stay »

    This hotel has been recently renovated. It is very convenient to the 401, easy off and easy on. Excellent breakfast included both hot and cold. I would recommend this hotel for either business or pleasure.

    1
    « Disgusting and Filthy - Do Not Stay Here »

    The bed sheets were soiled, garbage cans sticky, towels stained, bathtub did not work, cable signal fuzzy - overall a terrible experience. The hotel is next to the highway and there is constant traffic noise, which builds from 5AM onward. This is not a "Premium" property except that it looks relatively modern; it is the lack of day to day up keep and location that male it as "DO NOT STAY HERE" experience.

    5
    « Great hotel »

    We couldn't find a hotel in Toronto because of TIFF and so we decided to stay in Bowmanville and drive in in the morning. We were very pleasantly pleased with the overall quality of the hotel and enjoyed our short stay.

  • 3
    « Disapoointed! »

    Bathroom was not cleaned. A big pile of soiled laundry greeted me when I checked in that was sitting on the hallway floor across from my room. The door was open which was also creepy as I wondered if someone was in there.

    4
    « Good For our needs »

    We had a one night stay at this Best Western. We arrived after 6pm & were disappointed to find out they were closing the pool for cleaning at 8pm. We always try to get a pool at the location as our kids really enjoy it. It was not to open again until 3pm the next day so it was out of the question then as well. They did get in for a while that night but it was pretty busy for a smaller pool. The room we had was quite good & the location was excellent near the 401. The breakfast the next morning was included & did the trick to tide us over for a while. Overall, it was a decent hotel.

    4
    « Pleasant and convenient »

    The room was very nice, the exercise and pool area lacked a bit and accessing the pool was a problem as our card would not work but all in all it was fine. Breakfast was nicely done and the area was well kept.

    2
    « Can't believe this is considered to be a PLUS property!! »

    I can't believe this is considered to be a PLUS property!! Who did they pay-off at BW HO to get THAT brand/rating? So many things are wrong with this property. Here are just a few things they should have taken care of prior to our visit... - Do not set the room temperature to 16C before the guests arrive. It was WAY too cold and it took HOURS for the heating unit to warm the room up to 20C. VERY annoying/ inconvenient & energy inefficient!! - Wash/clean pillowcases so they don't smell like stale body sweat and cigarette smoke. Train your front desk people how to do their job. When I asked for fresh pillows, she said the hotel was full (not true!!) and there were no pillows left. 15 minutes later, we got a call from the front desk and they ?magically' found some! (Imagine that!?) When I went to go pick them up (...they really should have delivered them!!), a different front desk lady said the previous lady didn't know where the fresh pillows were in storage. And this is a PLUS property? - Supply more toilet paper by the toilet. This is a TERRIBLY embarrassing predicament to be put in?esp. with no tissues (see next point!!)? - Supply facial tissues - The existing box had 2 tissues left in it!! - Fix the bathroom door so that it does not bind and prevent closure/locking. Ridiculous! - Clean the guest room so there is no disgusting long-black hair everywhere. - Replace cracked floor tiles in the bathroom, hallways and elevator floor areas. - Do not serve pork cottage roll at breakfast instead of HAM ? it tastes like SPAM. Spend a little more and serve real ham only!! - etc., etc. ...

    4
    « Great Stay! »

    Stayed here for 2 nights recently. Great little hotel! Everything looked like it had been updated recently and is well maintained. Any of the staff we dealt with were all super pleasant and helpful. We checked in a little earlier than your typical 3pm check-in time but they had a room all ready for us. Bed sheets and towels both seemed freshly cleaned. Room was a good size. Bathroom was huge! The microwave and bar sink were nice little bonuses. The included breakfast was STELLAR! I was expecting your typical continental breakfast: cereals/toast/coffee. But they really go all out. There were eggs, sausage, yogurt, cereal, coffee, juice, pastries, bagels, muffins, fruit, oatmeal, even a make your own waffle station! The only minor thing that I'd take points off for would be I found that the floor cleaner they used had somewhat of a strong smell (similar to Pinesol) that seemed to linger for quite a bit afterwards.... That and our room keys locked us out on the 2nd day, but it was very quickly resolved... But again, really minor. Great stay overall. Definitely recommend!

    5
    « Pleasant and convenient »

    The hotel is close to the highway yet quiet and close to amenities in the town of Bowmanville Ontario.. Room was bright and clean Beds were quite comfortable. Hot breakfast had plenty of selection of cold items as well. Staff were cheerful and knowledgeable about the surrounding area and beyond.

    3
    « Clean and comfortable room »

    I found the King room rather small for what it is. I also thought the bathroom, although clean still could of smelled fresher. For the location though it was what we needed as we just needed a room for a wedding that was local.

    5
    « Best Western »

    In town for a golf tourney and family gathering. We booked a suite here and it was a clean, quiet and convenient spot for a family stay. Breakfast was also included, which was a bonus. Didn't try the pool but it looked very nice.

    4
    « Aug 2/3/ 2016 »

    Had a room on ground floor near pool, Staff was very nice & easy to deal with. The breakfast was awesome. Made use of the pool and although it was small it was great after a hot day . Our room was very nice and super quiet.

    1
    « Not a suite, was it even legal? »

    We paid for a suite. The living room dining area had no window, no air conditioning and had a very stuffy smell. I would not stay in my own place if it was such, because I have allergies. The TV did not work. There was only one staff who did her best and suggested we ask for discount in the morning. But all I got was 200 points, I would not stay here again.

  • 4
    « Great Location Close to Highway 401 »

    Traveling from Montreal I was looking for a decent hotel close to the highway for convenience and outside Toronto. This location was great. Easy to get to, pleasant staff, and complimentary breakfast (fruit, cereal, scrambled eggs, bacon, ham and a waffle maker. Good coffee and juice selection as well as muffins and Danishes. I was on the third floor (elevator was not functioning this day) but the stairs were easy to maneuver. My room was adjacent to the highway but honestly the room was so quiet you needed to concentrate to hear the traffic. Other sides of the building I don't know. The only noise I heard the whole evening was s door in the hallway around 6:30 am. Even the A/C was quiet!! There is also a small stripe mall in front with a breakfast place and a Sub place if you like. Very convenient for me, just what I was looking for. The rooms are clean and modern, the shower an open concept worked great. Would recommend this for a stop over between Montreal and Toronto. About 1 hour to Toronto from Bowmanville.

    4
    « will recommend to friends »

    ask for a ground floor room as the hallways in the above floors have some steps that make it difficult if you have lots of suitcases.PLUS the elevator is a walk from reception to drag cases to. The breakfast is very good although they should include boiled egss as well.

    3
    « Stop over »

    Hotel was newly renovated. Nice new lobby and breakfast room. I stayed in room on lower level next to pool and the room smelled musty. The room was clean and bed was comfortable. Ran out of toilet tissue was only part of a roll and had to ask for more. Over all would stay there again if could get a room on a higher floor.

    3
    « Great service - very soft beds »

    The staff at this hotel was very friendly and helpful. Breakfast was beyond what I was expecting. The room was clean. During a 3 night stay , the cleaning lady did not restock the shampoo and conditioner on the second day. I did get some from the lobby. The mattress on the beds were very soft. Too soft for a comfortable sleep and a good night's sleep is the most important item for choosing a hotel, For this reason only, I will try something else next time in the Bowmanville area

    4
    « Comfortable stay for Spartan Racer »

    A weird welcome since the lady at the front desk was outside. (We were late arrival!). She apologized. Comfortable room for both of us, beddings were great. Fluffy pillow. Good breakfast with hot meal: bacon, egg and sausage. Pastry were good. Choice of juice, milk and coffee. (serve yourself). I would recommend even if it was a bit pricey. But still a good stay.

    5
    « Great experience! »

    This hotel has a very welcoming staff. They ensured we were happy with scent/pet free accommodations. When our children were sick, they were very helpful and attentive. We thank you for your kindness.

    4
    « Great Room Layout »

    We were travelling with our 2 grandchildren and stayed at the Best Western Plus in Bowmanville. The room was excellent in that the bedroom (2 queen beds) was separate from the TV/Computer area. The bedroom had a door so the kids could be in the bedroom with a TV on and we could be in the other room.

    5
    « creatures of comfort »

    Do not go to the liberty inn nearby as its beyond skid row. This best western was close to Newcastle, Ontario and the durham region. The staff where well trained to be there for you from making sure your room is to your standards and so forth.

    5
    « Great Hotel »

    This hotel looks like it was recently renovated. Our room was clean and comfortable and the breakfast is typical for a Best Western Plus. A few more tables in the breakfast room would be good and the price could be a few dollars cheaper considering the location, but otherwise we were very happy with our stay here.

    4
    « Great location and good facilities »

    Location of this hotel is great - right off of the highway! Room was clean and spacious but the view from the third floor was TERRIBLE - Looked out on to the roof of the pool facilities. The fitness room did not have the air conditioning working so it was very warm. Staff was friendly, breakfast was minimal but good. Overall it was a pleasant stay.

  • 5
    « All you want in a Hotel »

    Very boring, in the best way! Fast easy check-in, clean comfortable room with separate sitting/work room. Great hot breakfast, bill under the door overnight makes for fast checkout. Reasonable rate, lots of parking.

    4
    « GREAT »

    Overall the Best Western Plus was great. Friendly staff and great service! Breakfast is well served and many options. Staff are always. GReat experience. The hotel is located near the highway and the plaza has convenient restaurants.

    3
    « You take the good, with the bad, with the odd. »

    Was in Bowmanville on a work assignment. Stayed 4 days. Upon checking in there were some issues with my booking. The desk staff handled it in a quick and efficient manner, I was soon able to get to my room with minimal effort on my part. The room I had was either nearly finished or poorly planned. Nice enough room, the bed was quite comfortable with a firm mattress. When I plugged my phone in I noticed the sockets were missing cover plates. This prompted me to inspect further as I settled in. At a quick glance nothing seemed too odd however the fridge was in the entertainment unit. Then I noticed the drawers of the unit could not open as they were held closed by the arm chair in the room. Which I then noticed was wedged in between the unit and the wall. It really seemed like someone had decided what was going in the room before they knew the dimensions of the room.Good drape, my shift required sleeping in daylight. Minimal ambient outside sound, I was ground floor next to an on ramp and I am a light sleeper. I swore I could hear the person above me snoring however. Did not get a chance to check out the indoor pool. Had the complimentary breakfast buffet on my last day there. It had a large selection of breakfast things including a waffle maker to make your own waffles. Everything was fairly well prepared. The eggs were slightly runny, something was stale but I cannot recall what but everything else was pretty good. Trust me being the only one there I ate a lot, breakfast was nearly over and I don't like wasting food. Sorry I don't drink coffee. Harvey's, Subway and Eggsmart right across the parking lot convenient. Grocery, drug and hardware stores all within 5 minute drive. Quick access to the 401. What I liked best was the bed, a poor bed can ruin my entire trip. What I liked the least was having to get a new wifi password from the front desk everyday. While I do appreciate internet security, on any kind of extended stay it's a bit of a pain in the butt.

    4
    « Pleasantly surprised »

    I was pleasantly surprised at the interior of hotel and the cleanliness of the updated room. The front desk person was engaging and helpful. It was easy to access from the highway. The outside of the building and neighborhood initially made me skeptical.

    4
    « Still getting up to speed »

    Its a fairly new rebuild and some tuning still in progress. I have come here many times even while it was still a Howard Johnson. Cleaner and better maintained than last year and all getting in order. Comfortable beds and decent rooms. Relatively noisy rooms as close to 401 and paper-thin windows or Heating ducts. Very small pool though so don't expect to do laps. Overall though very good.

    4
    « Comfortable »

    The room was not fantastic but the bed and pillows were so comfortable. It was like sleeping on a cloud. Did not hear much outside noise. The breakfast selection was fresh and abundant. It was a nice stay.

    5
    « excellent stay »

    Very accommodating, comfortable and clean. We stayed two nights and other members of our family for two or three nights as we were all in town to be with family for a funeral. The hotel staff even let us use the breakfast room to use for lunch as we had a lot of left over food from the funeral the day before. We have always found it difficult to find a place in the area of our hometown as it is not a destination or tourist area. This will be great for future visits as well.

    5
    « Good value »

    Our suite was not huge, but it was very clean and the value was excellent for the price we paid. Breakfast had a wide range of options, even for those of us with wheat- and sugar-free diet. The staff was friendly and helpful. We would stay here again.

    5
    « Stay in Bowmanville »

    Great location for where we needed to be. Easy to find right off of the 401. Restaurants close and finding other stores were easily accessed also. Loved the breakfast in the morning (especially the woman that helped me make my waffle - delicious). Great stay and would come back.

    5
    « Nice »

    Very convenient for a business trip. Clean hotel. Nice pool and fitness room. Fast check-in/out. I did not eat at the breakfast, but the basic stuff was there. Right in front of the hotel, there is a couple of restaurant. Perfect for a quick lunch after the road...

  • 4
    « Nice visit »

    We stayed during a hockey tournament and despite all the confusion at breakfast it was a good place to stay. Friendly staff. Nice fire fireplace and comfortable chairs in lounge with pool for the kids too Will do it again ;)

    5
    « Greatly Surprised »

    I recently had to make a trip to the area for a meeting and booked in as it was close to my meetings. I was pleasantly surprised. The staff were extremely friendly and very helpful in printing me out directions as well as giving me some restaurant recommendations for my special diet. The room itself was very nice. It looks to have been recently updated. My only complaint would be that my tissue box was down to the last few but when i called down for another one, it was delivered within a few minutes. I did not use the pool, but checked it out and it looks nice. Maybe next time. Would definately stay again if i was back in the area

    4
    « Great place »

    We were put up here for work for a couple of months. Overall, Great experience. Staff are friendly and professional . Place is clean and quiet. Gym and pool are never busy, and we'll maintained. Many amenities are close by. Great location just off hwy 401

    3
    « Ok for a nite »

    While it looks like upgrades have been done, there are still lots to do. Carpets need replacing, sofa dated. Comfortable bed and some new finishings. Staff was friendly and helpful. Great place for a nite

    2
    « Room condition NOT good, Poor air quality, NOT accommodating our accessibility request »

    Minus 1 point for NOT accommodating our accessibility request to the room. Minus 1 point for the room condition NOT living up Best Western standard. Minus 0.5 point for air quality. Minus 0.5 point for NOT worth the money we paid. Our team stayed in this hotel (Rm232) for hockey tournament from Jan 7-10. Pros: - Right beside highway 401. Subway, Harvey's, Swiss Chalet are just across the parking lots. - Friendly staff. We only have the fridge in the room. The staff helped us to keep our baby food in the kitchen freezer. - Good swimming pool. The water was a bit cold but the temperature was high enough in the pool area. The cold water didn't bother our 7-month-old boy. However, our friend's 3-year-old boy didn't seem to like the water temperature. Cons: - Accessibility to the room was important to us and we specifically asked for it when we made our reservation. The hotel did not accommodate our accessibility request. We were assigned Rm 232, in which we had to get passed 2 steps of stairs after elevator. We had another request for a baby playpen. The hotel was aware of our accessibility request, but was unable to find other room that fit in the playpen. They failed to inform us that the room did not have accessibility access even though I specifically asked about it during checked in. We were surprised when we stuck mid way with our luggage cart, and we have to lift our stroller pass the stairs. Not happy with the experience at all. - The room did not live up the Best Western standard. There was a dent on the wall, there was a X mark on the washroom door frame, there were a few ?232? graffiti on the toilet sink area, the toilet paper roll holder was missing, the toilet fan didn't look good at all. See photos. - After expressing my concern at check-in, I was suggested to talk to the manager who was on duty the next day. Spoke to the manager the next day, with changing room not a convenience option since it was already 1 day since we settled in with a lot of baby stuff. We got toilet paper holder put on and the washroom fan cover replaced. However when we turned on the washroom light, the fan was making a really loud noise. The staff came to disconnect the fan, and told us they will fix it shortly, but they never came back. Therefore, we don't have the toilet fan on Day 2, Day 3 and Day 4. - I am allergic to dust and pollens. I allergy reaction kicked in a few hours after checked in to the hotel, that I have to take my prescribed drug to reduce the symptoms. (Note: I only need my drug during Spring and Fall.) One of the parents in our hockey team had allergy reaction too. His eyes were swollen. The air quality made me sick and felt fatigue.

    2
    « Just okay. »

    Not the most enjoyable experience I have ever had at a hotel. Upon arrival it took ages to find our reservation after the clerk asked our name five times. Judy did not seem to understand the computer (confused.) Had to walk back to the front desk 6 times throughout our stay because the electronic key did not work. Janet was talking on the phone about Eddie and his next shift, the new owner coming to visit and who was scheduled for other weekend shifts all while I was standing there wanting a key that worked for my room, poor customer service. Room was comfortable but dirty with a burned out light in the bathroom. Told the front desk clerk that the room was dirty and needed to be cleaned while we were out for the evening, a new bulb in the bathroom was installed and the burned out bulb was left on the bathroom counter??, I was told that there was no maintenance staff on duty. When we returned later that day the light was replaced but had to clean the desk tops, night tables and top where TV was, so much dust - very surprised, in the sunlight coming in the window it look disgusting. Asked Judy that they clean the room but had no staff. When we went out the next day asked again that room be properly cleaned, came back to the same. Hair and dust balls behind toilet, a pair of earrings in the shower, overhead vent was clogged with dust and cob webs, something had dribbled down the dresser drawers long ago but never cleaned, phone did not work but fixed next day, office chair at desk was unbelievably dusty. Suggestion: go into that room when the sun is coming through the window and you will see how dirty the counters, chairs and fridge are. Thank you, I did enjoy the breakfast two days in a row but that will not bring me back again in spit of the fact that my son lives two blocks away. I was hoping for a good hotel every time I visited my son.

    5
    « A Pleasant Surprise! »

    We recently stayed (Christmas Eve, and Christmas Day Evening) at the Best Western in Bowmanville. The former Howard Johnson was very drab and run-down; however the newly-renovated Best Western is absolutely lovely. It is located just off highway 401 and although it is close to the highway we were not bothered by highway noise at all. We obtained the *manager's special" which reduced the listed price. We had a king size bed in a large well decorated room with both a small fridge and a microwave oven. The bed was extremely comfortable with excellent linens.The flat screen TV was on the wall opposite the bed and we were able to watch it in perfect comfort. Note: The remote was in its own little bag that was cleaned after each lodger. The bathroom was big with a huge walk-in shower. One small criticism: When one entered the bathroom the fan went on and it was quite noisy. The bathroom also could have been a little brighter. There is a large breakfast room and a tasty breakfast. There were fluffy scrambled eggs, generous slices of ham, delicious sausages, waffles, fruit, muffins, cupcakes, toast, juices, yogurt and tea and coffee. There were tvs in the breakfast room and there was also seating just outside the breakfast room Unfortunately, we did not have time to swim in the indoor pool, but it looked clean and inviting. The hotel was very quiet and clean. We most certainly will stay here again. The view from the hotel window was not particularly good, but that really didn't matter since we had all the other amenities that were really important. The staff were friendly and helpful.

    3
    « Ok for 1 night »

    Not bad, kids used pool, nice and warm. Room small but clean. View from room 427, yucky. Free breakfast was ok. Harvey's across the street, restaurants very close by. I would stay here again but I think it's a bit overpriced.

    4
    « Perfect for a short stay. »

    It was within walking distance to the hospital where we had to be.The staff was very friendly & helpful especially the front desk & breakfast room,the breakfast was okay,the room & bed was ok,only the noise coming from the drinks machine during the night,good for a short stay,lots of parking.

    4
    « Good bed »

    I got a good nights sleep as bed was very comfortable. Room was quiet, little noise from hallway and no noise from highway. Blinds worked well to darken room. Lots of room to park in well lighted parking lot. Did not use pool but it did look good.

  • 4
    « good choice »

    The hotel is clean comfortable and easy to find from 401. Breakfast was good and better than many of the type we have had in other hotels. Perfect for a short stay while travelling. A short drive to restaurants and shopping plus Fast food restaurants across the parking lot.

    4
    « Miniature show in Bowmanville ON »

    Spent last night here, very clean and comfortable. The breakfast was okay. Staff were very friendly, nice small pool. It was very quiet considering how close it is to the 401. We would definitely stay here again

    4
    « Business »

    Very good, clean hotel. Will stay again when in that area. I was there for work and the rooms are very clean, assistants were great. Cost is average. No restaurants within walking distance for a nice suit down meal.

    5
    « Wonderful hotel + Excellent staff »

    Beautifully renovated, comfortable beds/pillows, decent breakfast, excellent exercise room, great value. Front Desk staff were amazing - Rachel answered all our questions, and accommodated all our requests. Easy access.

    4
    « Hotel Review »

    The signage on and around this hotel is terrible. It was dark, and raining heavily, and no signage was visible from road. Found it quite by accident. Staff friendly, room and hallways were very clean. Free breakfast was very good.

    4
    « On way home »

    This was our last stop on a 5 week trip to the USA south west, Utha area and we were glad to choose this spot on our return back in Ontario. The greeting host was very polite and handled a room change request promptly a ckeck in. The pool was also a great spot to unwind after an 8 hour drive through Michigan and southern Ont.

    5
    « Nice, clean room »

    Great value for what Best Western does best..large, clean room and excellent customer service. Check in was fast and friendly. Room was perfectly clean and quiet. Only complaint was there was no bath tub, only a mammoth shower

    3
    « Average at best »

    Here with sons hockey team this past weekend. "Janice" at the front desk was crusty and rude as we checking in. Never offered or told us about free wifi and seemed ticked we all there with young kids. However - the younger desk assistant was awesome. I found dirty sheets and she was notified to say the least. She got me all clean bedding and apologized profusely. I believe she was grossed out as I was (poop smear covered by end of bed runner) Breakfast was fine. The staff person again was crusty and didn't know how to turn on the juice machine....which she then admitted she turned off the day before. Pool is older but kids don't care!! Just wish the older staff members realized - THEY WORK IN HOSPITALITY.

    4
    « Great hotel »

    The location was perfect for what we needed.. the hotel was quiet and the beds were beyond comfy...the breakfast bar was perfect for what we wanted. I would stay at this hotel again. I will look for a Best Western Plus in my future travels.

    4
    « Dog Show Weekend »

    Upon checking in we were directed to our room on the third floor. When we entered the room had not been cleaned. I called down and spoke to "Rachel" she apologized and said she would meet us on the second floor. When we reached the second floor we were unable to bring the cart with all our luggage and dog kennels to the room because of a stair. Rachel helped me carry all our stuff to the room. After she left we noticed this room had no clean towels s I called back down to the front desk and Rachel saved the day again bringing us up a supply of towels herself. I usually would have been ready to complain and look alsewhere, but thanks to Rachel I was satisfied and stayed. The rest of the weekend went well

  • 5
    « Very clean and quiet »

    We booked a room at the Best Western ( Bowmanville) and were extremely pleased with the room, the service and especially the Continental Breakfast. If I am ever in Bowmanville again I would surely book this Motel. Very clean and the people at the front desk were very polite and very helpful. Time of booking was Aug.15th--2015.

    4
    « Perfect at the end of a day of cycling »

    We stayed here on a recent cycling trip in early August 2015. This hotel recently became a Best Western and is located at the 401 and the Liberty Street exit, just as you pass under the overpass heading north on the west side, in Bowmanville, Ontario . It is located in a shared parking lot with a Harvey's/Swiss Chalet fast food plaza. This hotel is smallish with I think 52 rooms. I think there is a pool and the room includes a hot continental breakfast. They also have cold drinks in a small fridge and some snacks in the lobby by the front desk. The front desk staff were very friendly. We were permitted to bring our bikes up to our rooms which is so nice. The rooms are spacious and very comfortable. The beds are sooo comfortable and the pillows, oh the pillows heavenly. I wish mine at home were as comfortable. Needless to say we slept very well. I would stay there again on our next trip to the area.

    3
    « Overnight stay »

    One criticism I have is that the curtains do not close so the room stayed light. I live in the country so am not used to the light from the city lighting the room plus when the sun rose so did I. The hotel is extremely clean and the staff very friendly and helpful. It is also very easy to access the 401. The hall signage to get to the elevator is also poor but that's being pretty picky.

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    « Terrible Front Desk Assistance »

    We had a few problems before we even showed up to the hotel. I had booked two rooms with king beds, and when i called to confirm ( i didn't get an email confirmation?) they said that we were in one room with two queens. I asked her to switch us, and she said they were full. i was confused.......i asked to speak to a manager and she wasn't available, so i gave her my number and asked her to call me when she is in. No Response. The rooms were okay. Not exactly the cleanest, and the bathroom was more of a shoilet? It was just a room with a shower, toilet and sink. Very odd. no door to the shower, so we were walking in water if we needed to use the bathroom after someone showered. The front desk staff would hang out in the room directly behind them, and we could see them when we were checking out, and they failed to come to the desk, even though they saw us. we were very polite, i didn't want the fact that they messed up our reservation to ruin the weekend for us. So i kindly said, hello to them in the back and she finally came out. I wouldn't stay here again, i know bowmanville is small and there are not a lot of hotels, but i would drive the extra mileage from Ajax instead of staying here.

 

Getting to the hotel ...

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·From: 401 West. Take Toronto Exit 432 left to Liberty Street South the BEST WESTERN PLUS Bowmanville is located on the corner. ·From: 401 East. Take Montreal Exit 432 to Liberty Street South the BEST WESTERN PLUS Bowmanville is located on the south corner. ·From: Highway 2. Take Highway 2 eastbound and turn right on Liberty Street. Go through three sets of lights and the BEST WESTERN PLUS Bowmanville is just ahead.