We stayed here just after Christmas and for the price, it was a great place to stay. Unlike some motels/hotels there is an option for smoking rooms or non-smoking. Not something you find a lot of, in my experience. Sure there was the odd burn in the carpet or on the furniture, but what else would you expect from a smoking room? Lol. I was just happy that neither my wife nor myself were forced to smoke outside in -25 or lower winter weather! It made our stay enjoyable.
The critical reviews were critical for what these people "expected" to get and didn't. This is NOT a Travelodge, Best Western, Comfort Inn or Hilton hotel. It's a $60 or so a night motel. Be happy, that it's comfortable and clean I say. Sure, there was no coffee maker, no free coffee, not "continental" breakfast (which are usually overrated anyway and awful). This place is a "no frills" motel and the amenities reflect such. You get a microwave and small fridge, a T.V. with lots of channels, free Wifi and a phone. There is no alarm clock, so bring your own or use your cell phone for an alarm, or ask for a wake up call maybe, from the front desk. He seems like a nice enough guy, that he might do that, just as many motels/hotels do.
The beds are o.k. (firm, but soft) and the sheets are clean. The pillows were very fluffy, the sink, toilet and shower were clean. It's a dated place, sure, as one review indicated, but the rooms have been modernized a bit also and are clean. With things like ceramic tile in the bathrooms and you get basically what you'd expect from a very reasonably priced motel. We had clean towels, drinking glasses that were sealed in plastic wrap (not some glasses that were cleaned with furniture polish or chemicals like some places, you'd be surprised what happens at some places).
I have to say, that for the price, I was impressed with what it was. The owner is a very nice man and accommodating. He wants to make sure your stay is as enjoyable as it can be, so you consider coming back (and I would). The cleaning lady knocked on our door to see if we needed anything, when we did a two night stint after doing a one nighter earlier in our 4 day visit. The service is good. I have zero complaints really. It's NOT a fleabag motel, that's for sure. You could easily do much worse for the same money. This is a decently run motel overall and I got exactly what I expected. Any more than this and you are into the $80-$100 a night places. If you want good eats or coffee, there is a Tim Hortons down the road (about a block) and less than a block away there is a Chinese restaurant, a convenience store and a pizzeria. So, despite the lack of food options at the motel, there are those things close by. There is at least a drink vending machine on site and the drinks are only a dollar. Good enough, for the price you are paying really. I would stay here again, no doubt, because the value is good really.
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