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Glenerin Inn 3.5

Mississauga, Ontario, Canada

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Pros

  • Attractive rooms with flat-screen TVs and coffeemakers
  • Suites offer fireplaces, some have whirlpool tubs 
  • Cozy restaurant and lounge with barbecue nights
  • Spa with a sauna, and hair/nail salon
  • Five meeting spaces and four patios
  • Small fitness center
  • Wedding services available
  • Airport transfers available
  • Room service provided
  • Free Wi-Fi throughout
  • Free outdoor parking and newspapers

Cons

  • Rooms have thin walls and come without minibars or safes
  • Hotel can be busy and noisy during weddings
  • No elevator
  • Check-in is late

Bottom Line

Set on two acres in Mississauga’s Credit River Valley, the upper-middle-range Glenerin Inn is a charming 1927-built mansion adorned with exposed ceiling beams and stained-glass windows. It's a popular wedding and business destination, with five banquet spaces, four patios, a full-service spa, a restaurant, and a fireplace lounge that can get noisy during private functions. Thirty individually designed rooms -- located in the mansion or carriage house that's accessible via an underground pathway -- have flat-screen TVs with Apple TV and Italian coffeemakers; some offer fireplaces and whirlpool tubs. However, keep in mind: Rooms are also small with thin walls.

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Scene

Historic mansion with lovely stonework and a two-acre wooded property

The Glenerin Inn stands out beside the few high-rises that are on the tree-lined College Way in Mississauga. The mansion’s architecture replicates an English country home with stone masonry and black-tiled pitched rooftops. Exposed beams crisscross the vaulted ceilings in the entrance hall, which has stone walls, elegant furniture and fireplaces. Trees and lawns make up the two-acre property that provides walking paths and patio dining areas. Narrow hallways and staircases, with wooden rails, maintain the mansion’s old-style charm, while gray leather seating and glass coffee tables add contemporary touches. Before the two-acre property became a hotel in 1986 it was used as a family retreat by Watson Evans, a local lawyer who built the home in 1927. Over the years the property has been adapted for different purposes. During World War II, it was used as a safe harbor for English children, and after the war it became a vacation destination for employees of the Robert Simpson Company department store. Today the property is often buzzing with lively wedding receptions. The intimate setting attracts both couples and business travelers. However, travelers with mobility issues should note there isn’t an elevator. 

Location

In a residential area of Mississauga on a quiet property with walking trails

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The Glenerin Inn is in Credit River Valley in a residential location adjacent to the University of Toronto Mississauga. There’s not much in walking distance, but a few shops and restaurants are reachable by car. There’s a bus stop on the same block that connects to Toronto-bound subways at the Islington station, taking in total two hours. It’s also a 30-minute drive to Toronto. Sights are easily reachable by car with Queen Elizabeth Way and the 403 and 407 Highways nearby; the CN Tower is about 30 to 35 minutes away by car. Waterfront dining and entertainment on Port Credit is a 10-minute drive. The Rattray Marsh Conservation Area, with scenic walking trails, takes 15 minutes by car. It’s a 15-minute drive to the Square One Shopping Centre. The Toronto Pearson International Airport is 20 minutes away.

Rooms

Rooms and suites with Old-World touches, flat-screen TVs, and Italian coffeemakers

Each of the inn's 30 rooms are individually decorated and smaller than a traditional hotel room, and some have slanted ceilings, fireplaces, and whirlpool tubs. Views also vary with the best overlooking the valley. One- and two-bedroom suites have stylish sitting areas, some also have two bathrooms. Rooms in the carriage house, connected by an underground pathway, feature gray and black elegant furnishings, tufted headboards, and pops of silver. The mansion offers rooms with stone accents, tan-colored textiles, wooden headboards, and French doors. The two-story Bridal Suite has vaulted ceilings and a floor-to-ceiling mirror in the bathroom that extends up a slanted wall. Modern bathrooms have shower/tub combos or showers with rainfall showerheads. Roll-in showers with rails are available to any guests with mobility issues. All rooms have AC and heating, flat-screen TVs with Apple TV, Italian coffeemakers, bathrobes, hairdryers, and irons/ironing boards.

Features

Banquet and meeting rooms, a full-service spa, restaurant, and fitness center

With charming architectural designs, including stone accents and exposed ceiling beams, the inn’s five meeting spaces and four patios are popular for weddings or business functions. Receptions up to 500 people can be accommodated. The restaurant's lovely dining room with its stone design creates a cozy setting for breakfast, brunch, lunch, and dinner. There’s a sophisticated atmosphere in the fireplace lounge, which can get noisy during private functions. Barbecue nights on the patio include live entertainment. The spa provides all of the standard treatments, including an infrared sauna, a hair and a nail salon. A small fitness center is also available. 

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Address

1695 The Collegeway, Mississauga, Ontario L5L 3S7, Canada

Phone

(905) 828-6103

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