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The Insignia Hotel

283 N Christina St, Sarnia, Ontario N7T 5V4 Canada
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#1 of 11 hotels in Sarnia
The Insignia Hotel stands out as one of the most unique hotels in Ontario. Modeled after the original owner's ancestral home in Europe, the Tudor style stands out in Sarnia. This unique property combines the beauty of a boutique hotel experience with the convenience of a contemporary hotel. Bordered by the picturesque St. Clair River, The Insignia sits in the heart of historic downtown Sarnia. From the moment you check in, our friendly team will make you feel at home on your journey. We offer our guests a list of elevated and up-scale amenities like in room such as Nespresso machines and L'Occitane toiletry products. We are 100% pet-friendly and offer a range of rooms and suites to accommodate. Business travelers appreciate our high tech amenities like complimentary high-speed wireless. If you really want to pamper yourself, everything in Sarnia is just a short walk from the hotel. Shops, dining and sweeping views of the azure blue St. Clair River are only a block away. The Insignia Hotel is the perfect getaway for travelers tired of the average franchise hotel.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Free breakfast
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Non-smoking hotel
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
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Room features
Air conditioning
Cable / satellite TV
Extra long beds
Bath / shower
Interconnected rooms available
On-demand films
Sofa bed
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Centrally Located
Languages Spoken
English, French
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BackfromVacay wrote a review Oct 2021
Toronto, Canada113 contributions34 helpful votes
Even before we checked in, my daughter and I walked in and asked To use the bathroom. We were greeted with lots of respect and hospitality. This concern and courtesy continued throughout our five day stay at this beaming hotel. Location is so close to the water. And in the middle of the buzz of downtown Sarnia. It was a very difficult decision to try the local food. Because the restaurant at the hotel was just world class. I never tasted such fresh oyster in quite a while. Great service. Just watch for the spiders when dining outside. But I would not sacrifice lunch or dinner here for the sake of spiders. Such wonderful dining experience. And great variety. Our room was in the third floor and absolutely amazing. All my cares and concerns were taken care of immediately. And if there could be the icing on the cake it must be the salt water pool. Which we had to ourselves almost every day. The staff pays lots of attention to cleanliness and detail. But will also spend the time to guide us as guests to the lovely nooks and spots close by that we were guaranteed to love. And we did! We will be back. Absolutely. Ps. Tracy is amazing. A true professional. And a kind hostess. Michaela has been extremely welcoming and engaging before we made reservations, right up until checkout. Very lovely people.
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Date of stay: August 2021
DAVE_NIAGARA2013 wrote a review Sep 2021
Niagara-on-the-Lake, Canada53 contributions54 helpful votes
Mobility challenged people will not like this recently renovated downtown hotel. There is no ramp access to front door. Chair lift access to basement from outside must be operated by front desk staff. ALSO: Showers don't have stippled floor or grab bars. Therefore, unsafe. BUT: Dining room (?under separate management?) was Excellent: Helpful staff; comprehensive wine list; interesting menu --- heavy on beef.
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Date of stay: September 2021
Response from sabarina bhinder, General Manager at The Insignia Hotel
Responded 27 Sep 2021
Dear Dave, Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We are glad you enjoyed the restaurant! Unfortunately due to being a historical property, our properly level is too high above ground level and does not meet the slope requirements for a ramp. Since building a ramp was not a option, we have installed lifts at the main entrance and at the pool/fitness centre entrance . We apologize for the inconvenience caused by waiting for the front desk agent to operate the lift. Due to safety issues, we cannot leave keys on the lift. In terms of shower grab bars, we do have accessible rooms that have them and we are in the process of installing them in all rooms. We appreciate your honest feedback and will use it to improve our services in the future. We sincerely hope that you choose to give us another opportunity to provide with a superior experience in the future.
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leigh wrote a review Aug 2021
Canada15 contributions1 helpful vote
Wonderfully updated hotel. Rooms are spacious with fantastic amenities. Only drawback was I found the bathroom incredibly tiny. The shower was magnificent. Just nowhere to move once outside it. Hotel itself was quiet and conveniently located.
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Date of stay: August 2021Trip type: Travelled on business
Response from Aj bhinder, Owner at The Insignia Hotel
Responded 1 Sep 2021
Thank you for your kind review! We are glad to hear you enjoyed your experience at The insignia Hotel. Due to The Insingia being a historical building, we were restricted from making certain changes. We apologize for the inconvenience. We do offer suites that feature a larger bathroom. We look forward to hosting you again soon! thank you
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lactancia wrote a review Jul 2021
L'Orignal, Canada118 contributions46 helpful votes
Our biggest disappointment was the fact that they do not clean the room and resupply towels or glasses unless you request this at least 24 hours in advance. We were not made aware of this when we booked directly online nor when we checked in. We also would prefer a coffee maker instead of an espresso machine. For the price we paid we will not return as we believe there is better service at other local hotels.
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Date of stay: July 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from sabarina bhinder, General Manager at The Insignia Hotel
Responded 22 Jul 2021
Dear Guest, We sincerely apologize for not communicating our COVID-19 cleaning policies to you at check-in. We will be resuming daily housekeeping as soon as we are permitted to. Guest services is available 24 hours a day to provide any amenities you may require such as towels, glasses, toiletries, coffee pods, etc. However, full service cleaning is available upon request only due to our COVID-19 cleaning protocols. We hope you choose to give us another chance to provide you with a better experience. Again, we apologize for any inconvenience caused during your stay.
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SashaB2010 wrote a review Dec 2020
Kitchener, Canada34 contributions44 helpful votes
We stayed in a suite at the Insignia Hotel and it was so amazing!!! There was 2 large rooms, a living room and dining room and then the bedroom. The bathroom was in-between the 2. It was very clean and very welcoming. The girls at the desk were also very kind and helpful. We had a water view room, the water view unfortunately is being taken away by a condo that is being built but we loved the room regardless. The whole hotel is very nice and modern. I will be back to this hotel.
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Date of stay: December 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Response from AJ Bhinder, General Manager at The Insignia Hotel
Responded 30 Dec 2020
Hi Sasha, Thank you so much for your kind words! We are glad to hear you felt comfortable and welcomed during your stay! Yes it is unfortunate that we will not able to offer the beautiful view in the near future, but we will continue to improve other aspects of the hotel in any way we can! Our gym and pool will be ready before the end of winter, which we are very excited for! ! We look forward to having you back soon! Have a wonderful day!
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Insignia Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to The Insignia Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Stones 'N Bones Museum (0.2 km), Imperial Theatre (0.4 km), and Bayshore Park (0.4 km).
What are some of the property amenities at The Insignia Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at The Insignia Hotel?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a desk, and extra long beds.
What food & drink options are available at The Insignia Hotel?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at The Insignia Hotel?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Insignia Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Ups N' Downs Pub, Sideways Classic Grill, and Greens Organic Cafe and Market.
Are there opportunities to exercise at The Insignia Hotel?
Yes, guests have access to a pool and a fitness centre during their stay.
Is The Insignia Hotel located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.5 km away from the centre of Sarnia.
Are any cleaning services offered at The Insignia Hotel?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Are pets allowed at The Insignia Hotel?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at The Insignia Hotel?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and French.