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Knights Inn Brandon

2.7 | Terrible
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Unpopular Brandon hotel with cheaper rates but many guest complaints

Pros
  • Free Wi-Fi, free parking, free continental breakfast
  • The staff were complimented by a few reviewers
Cons
  • Many reviewers were disappointed with the condition of the hotel and the lack of amenities
  • Several guests complained of unclean rooms
  • Some lodgers reported bad odours during their stay
Freebies
Free Wi-Fi
Free Breakfast
Free Parking
Editor's Analysis
Updated Feb 11, 2015
Overview
Located just west of Highway 10 and roughly 8 minutes from Brandon's city centre, the Knights Inn Brandon may be suited for road travellers who require an economical hotel close to highway access and Brandon's downtown.

This hotel has 63 air-conditioned guest rooms, all of which offer one queen, one king, two double, or two queen beds, free Wi-Fi, cable TV, a coffeemaker, and a desk. Microwaves and mini-fridges are available upon request and the hotel also offers a meeting room and free parking. Pets stay for a fee of $10 per pet per night.

A free continental breakfast is offered to all guests, while other restaurants within walking distance include The Green Olive, Double Happiness Chinese Restaurant, and Chicken Charlie's Family Restaurant, which can all be found within a 3-minute walk northwest of the hotel.

Brandon University is roughly a 3-minute drive west of the hotel. Other nearby points of interest include Shoppers Mall (about a 7-minute drive south), and Brandon Regional Health Centre (roughly 4 minutes southeast by car). CFB Shilo is a 30-minute drive east. (All distances and travel time estimates: Google Maps)

Verified with a front desk agent: Free Wi-Fi, free parking, free continental breakfast, pets stay for $10 per pet per night. (Call date: December 10, 2012).
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The Good
While many of the reviews consulted for this analysis were negative, there were a couple of compliments among them, which included the staff and the quietness of the rooms.

A couple of reviewers had compliments for the staff. They mentioned them being helpful when one guest locked their keys in their car, as well as offering good directions to local destinations.

The rooms were described as quiet by a couple of guests. These guests were pleased with this fact as it was of the utmost importance to them.
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The Bad
Most reviews, of those sourced for this analysis, were of a negative nature, with guests focusing on decor, amenities, cleanliness, and odours.

Many reviewers were disappointed with the condition of the hotel and the lack of amenities. They described worn decor, broken faucets, stained carpets, a lack of hair dryers and ice machines, and no cold water. It was also mentioned several times that space heaters were provided to guests because the central heating system was inefficient. In addition, it was said that the free continental breakfast was only coffee and toast served after 9:00am.

Many guests complained about the level of cleanliness. They described their rooms as having dirty floors, headboards, and towels. It was also mentioned that maid service was not offered every day.

Some lodgers reported bad odours within the hotel. They experienced the smell of cigarette smoke, mildew and an overall unpleasantness during their stay.
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Hotels.com guest reviews rated the hotel 1.7 out of 5 from 16 reviews.

TripAdvisor.com guest reviews ranked the hotel #17 out of 17 Brandon hotels from 10 reviews

Booking.com guest reviews rated the hotel 5.3 out of 10 from 9 reviews.

Verified with a front desk agent: Free Wi-Fi, free parking, free continental breakfast, pets stay for $10 per pet per night. (Call date: December 10, 2012).
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.
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Map Marker Knights Inn Brandon
150 5th Street, Brandon, MB