Editor's Top 2 Picks

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Book from ~$80 CAD
Good value Peterborough motel with friendly staff, clean rooms and reliable W-Fi
Pros
  • Free Wi-Fi, free parking, free morning coffee, free local calls
  • Many reviewers praised the hotel's value and low rates
  • The hotel's staff were complimented for their friendly and knowledgeable service
  • Several guests were pleased with the hotel's proximity to restaurants and highway access
  • Mini-fridges and microwaves available upon request
  • Interior corridors and elevator on site
Cons
  • A few guests were disappointed there were no in-room coffeemakers
  • Noise transfer was reported by a few lodgers
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Book from ~$125 CAD
Highly praised Peterborough motel with indoor pool, a 10-minute drive to the city centre
Pros
  • Free Wi-Fi, free continental breakfast, free parking
  • Numerous reviewers felt the hotel provided good value for the cost
  • The rooms were praised for cleanliness, comfortable beds, well-equipped with amenities and for being spacious
  • The staff were characterized as helpful, attentive, thoughtful and considerate
  • Guests enjoyed the free breakfast
Cons
  • Several guests reported noise transfer issues
  • A few reviewers found the hotel difficult to identify due to the obstructed sign

8 Other Hotels Close to Trent University Peterborough

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Book from ~$109 CAD
Downtown Peterborough boutique hotel offers cozy rooms with jacuzzi and fireplace
Pros
  • Free Wi-Fi, free continental breakfast, free parking
  • Many lodgers were pleased with the hotel's downtown location
  • The hotel's staff were complimented by numerous guests
  • Several reviewers enjoyed their clean and cozy rooms
Cons
  • Several guests felt the location of the parking lot was too far from the hotel
  • Noise disturbances were an issue for some reviewers
  • The breakfast selection was deemed limited by some patrons
Location
In downtown Peterborough, this boutique-styled hotel is a 13-minute drive from the West Bank side of Trent University.
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Book from ~$195 CAD
Downtown Peterborough waterfront hotel with indoor-outdoor heated pool and free parking
Pros
  • Free WiFi, free parking, and free local calls
  • Indoor/outdoor heated saltwater swimming pool, hot tub, sauna, and fitness centre
  • Many guests enjoyed the river views from their balconies
  • Most guests found hotel staff hospitable and accommodating
  • Several guests found the location near downtown Peterborough convenient
  • Guests enjoyed dining on site
Cons
  • Some guests mentioned that this hotel was overpriced
  • Some guests found that the WiFi signal was too weak
  • Some guests said the hotel was very dated
Location
In downtown Peterborough, with views overlooking the waterfront, this Holiday Inn is a 12-minute drive from the West Bank Drive side of the school.
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5-min. drive from city centre, great free breakfast, friendly staff, clean rooms
Pros
  • Free Wi-Fi, free breakfast, free parking
  • Numerous guests praised the hotel's proximity to downtown
  • The hotel's rooms were found to be clean and comfortable
  • Several lodgers were pleased with the level of customer service they received
Cons
  • The hotel does not have an elevator
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Book from ~$68 CAD
Along Highway 7, free continental breakfast, worn rooms
Pros
  • Free Wi-Fi, free continental breakfast, free parking
  • A couple of guests found the hotel's prices to be cheap
  • One reviewer found their room to be spacious
Cons
  • Several lodgers complained of worn rooms and cleaning issues
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Book from ~$166 CAD
Comfortable rooms and good location, but some concerns with crowded pool area
Pros
  • Free Wi-Fi, free continental breakfast, free parking
  • Many guests complimented their clean and comfortable rooms
  • The hotel's location was praised by several reviewers
  • Numerous lodgers were pleased with the customer service they received
Cons
  • Some guests found the pool to be too crowded
  • A few guests pointed out that some rooms were in need of bathroom and carpet upgrades
Location
With views overlooking the Otonabee River, and on a major thoroughfare outside of Peterborough, this Best Western is a 15-minute drive from the school.
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Book from ~$137 CAD
Popular Selwyn inn with restaurant, free breakfast & suites with kitchennette and jacuzzi
Pros
  • Free Wi-Fi, free continental breakfast, free parking
  • Many guests praised their clean and nicely decorated rooms
  • The hotel was close to downtown and shopping according to numerous reviewers
  • Several reviewers were pleased with the level of customer service they received
  • Some guests enjoyed meals at the restaurant
Cons
  • A few guests were disappointed with the free breakfast's lack of variety
  • Noise transfer was reported by a few reviewers
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Book from ~$170 CAD
Clean and comfortable Peterborough hotel with in-room jacuzzi and free pet stays
Pros
  • Free Wi-Fi, free breakfast, free parking, free pet stays
  • Numerous guests were pleased with the hotel's proximity to the highway and shopping
  • The hotel's staff were complimented on their professional and accommodating service
  • Several reviewers enjoyed their clean and comfortable rooms
Cons
  • A couple of guests complained of dated decor
  • A couple of guests complained about noisy AC units
  • No elevator
Location
Surrounded by big-box shopping centres and restaurants on a main road outside of Peterborough, this Quality Inn is an 18-minute drive from the university.
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Book from ~$108 CAD
Comfortable and clean rooms that include fridges and microwaves
Pros
  • Numerous guests liked their rooms which were typically described as clean, comfortable, and even spacious
  • Many guests liked that rooms included fridges and microwaves
  • Several guests thought that the staff were friendly and/or helpful
  • Many guests indicated that they thought they received good value for the prices they paid
  • Free parking, free local calls, and free Internet
Cons
  • Several guests felt that the hotel was getting old
  • Some guests who wanted to use the pool were disappointed to find that it was closed
  • Many guests were critical of the selection at the free breakfast
Location
Across the street from the Kawartha Golf and Country Club, just up the road from big-box shopping centres, this Comfort Inn is a 19-minute drive from Trent University.

Tips For Staying Near Trent University Peterborough

Location
Surrounded by forest and bordering both sides of the Otonabee River, the Trent University Symons Campus is the main site, just north of Peterborough's downtown. Trent also has a downtown campus, Traill College, and an Oshawa site. 

The Symons Campus is split into five colleges, each with their own residence, dining hall and student government -- except for the Julian Blackburn Campus, which is home to part-time, non-residential students as well as many administrative offices. 

The campus is split by the Faryon Bridge, a walking bridge linking the campus across the Otonabee River.
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Getting Around
The campus itself is quite sprawling. For a map of the area, visit their website.
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Getting Around: Driving
The campus buildings on the west side of the Otonabee River are a 9-minute drive north of downtown Peterborough and a 13-minute drive from the Trans-Canada Highway. Highway 28 is a 10-minute drive from the east side of the campus. 

However, once you've driven to one side of the campus, it is a 4-minute drive around to the other side because the only linking bridge over the Otonabee River is a pedestrian walkway.
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Parking
There are a number of parking lots around the campus. Visitors may want to consider which college or building they are visiting before choosing a lot, which can be done easily by viewing the online parking map. Visitors parking is available in any of the lots, at a rate of $1 per hour, with a $7 per day maximum. 

For a list of rates, from monthly, semester or calendar year across a variety of premium, regular or economy lots, visit their website.
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Getting Around: Public Transit
All full-time Trent University undergradate students (except Education students) receive a City of Peterborough Transit Pass, as the $245 fee is included in registration.

Express buses run throughout the school year from downtown Peterborough to either the West Bank or the East Bank. Limited service is offered throughout school breaks. Express route information can be found on the Trent Central Student Association website.

Visitors can pay a single-ride fare of $2.50, or purchase a day pass for $8 valid for up to two adults and four children. More fare and route information can be found on the City of Peterborough Transit website.
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Getting Around: Biking
There are three cycling trails that can be used to get to Trent, as well as simply a way to get out and enjoy the natural area around the school. The main Rotary Greenway Trail travels from downtown Peterborough (East City) and continues north of the campus to Lakefield via the Lakefield Rotary Greenway Trail.

A number of bike parking options are available throughout the campus.
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Dining
Each college has a dining hall with a variety of options to choose from. Bata Library, on the west bank, also features a Tim Hortons kiosk. A full Tim Hortons is situated just off-campus on Water Street. 
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