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Ponderosa Motel Princeton

6.3 | Fair
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Downtown Princeton, free breakfast, good rates, friendly staff, mixed room reviews

Pros
  • Free Wi-Fi, free breakfast, free parking
  • Many guests were pleased with the hotel's reasonable rates and good value
  • The hotel's staff were complimented on their friendly and helpful service
  • Some lodgers were pleased with their clean and quiet rooms
Cons
  • Some guests reported worn rooms and uncomfortable beds
Freebies
Free Wi-Fi
Free Breakfast
Free Parking
Editor's Analysis
Updated Mar 6, 2014
Overview
Located just off Highway 5A in downtown Princeton, the Ponderosa Motel Princeton is geared towards car travellers who require an economical and centrally located hotel with an indoor pool, a free breakfast, and easy highway access.

Each of this smoke-free hotel's air-conditioned guest rooms offers free Wi-Fi, cable TV, a desk, a coffeemaker, a mini-fridge and a microwave. Rooms with a kitchenette are also available and the hotel is not wheelchair accessible.

Hotel amenities include an indoor pool, a hot tub, a free breakfast, free parking and on-site dining at Mikado Sushi, which serves lunch and dinner daily. Pets are permitted upon request free of charge (please contact the hotel for details). 

The Trans Canada Trail is about a 14-minute drive away, while Princeton Golf Club can be found 5 minutes away by car. Mascot Gold Mine Tours are roughly a 21-minute drive from the hotel and Penticton Regional Airport (YYF) is a 1-hour and 24-minute drive away. (All distances and travel time estimates: Google Maps)

Verified with a front desk agent: Free Wi-Fi, free parking, pets permitted upon request, not wheelchair accessible. (Call Date: February 19, 2014)
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The Good
The majority of the reviews sourced for this analysis were positive, with compliments going to the hotel's value, staff, breakfast and rooms.

Many guests were pleased with the hotel's value, describing the rates as reasonable, good and cheap. One patron noted, "I don't think you could find better value for your dollar in Princeton".

The hotel's staff were the source of several compliments by reviewers. They were characterized as friendly, helpful and accommodating.

Several lodgers enjoyed the hotel's free breakfast. They described it as great and delicious, with several hot and cold items.

Some travellers were satisfied with their accommodations at the hotel. They found their rooms to be clean and quiet, with comfortable beds and good water pressure. Some patrons criticized their lodgings, however (see below).
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The Bad
While the majority of reviews consulted for this analysis were positive, there were some complaints about the rooms.

Although some reviewers were pleased with their clean and quiet rooms, some guests were disappointed with their accommodations. They reported dated decor, worn carpets, bathrooms and fixtures, no in-room hair dryers and uncomfortable beds. 
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Booking.com guest reviews rated the hotel 6.7 out of 10 from 21 reviews.

TripAdvisor.com guest reviews ranked the hotel #6 of 7 Princeton hotels with an average rating of 3 out of 5 from 12 reviews.

Expedia.ca guest reviews rated the hotel 4 out of 5 with an 80% recommendation rate from 5 reviews.

The author called the hotel on February 19, 2014 to verify some information.

Editor's Analysis by Erin H.
Analyzed by Erin H.
Erin loves to travel, and considers it her personal mission to help fellow travellers get the inside scoop, both good and bad, on Canadian Hotels.
Guest Reviews
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Rated 6.3/10 based on 117 reviews

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130 Bridge Street, Princeton, BC