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Highly praised Miramichi hotel with restaurant and patio, good rates and very friendly staff

Pros
  • Free Wi-Fi, free continental breakfast, free parking
  • Numerous guests enjoyed the friendly and hospitable staff
  • Many guests were very pleased with the value provided by the hotel's room price
  • Many guests were very satisfied with their stays and pleased with their rooms
  • Many guests enjoyed delicious meals at the on-site restaurant
  • Many guests were impressed with the level of cleanliness and service at this hotel
  • Many guests were pleased with the hotel's location, close to groceries, restaurants and the Miramichi River
  • Many guests said they planned to return
Cons
  • A few guests said the hotel was still in need of some updates
Freebies
Free Wi-Fi
Free Breakfast
Free Parking
This hotel is an Editor's Pick for...
Editor's Analysis
Updated Mar 3, 2015
Overview
Located about a 3-minute walk from the banks of the Miramichi River and under a 1-minute's drive from the King George Highway, the Econo Lodge Miramichi is popular with road travellers who require an economical stopover hotel just off the highway with an on-site restaurant.

This hotel has 38 air-conditioned guest rooms, each offering one queen, two double or two queen beds, free Wi-Fi, a coffeemaker with free coffee/tea, a desk, a 32" HDTV, an iron and ironing board and a hair dryer. Mini-fridges and microwaves are available in most rooms. Smoking rooms and ground-floor drive-in rooms are available.

Hotel amenities include meeting/banquet space, a business centre, vending machines, a library, free parking and a free continental breakfast. Pop, snacks and ice can be found in the breakfast area off the lobby. Chatters Pub & Eatery is located on the premises, serves lunch and dinner daily, and offers a discount to hotel guests. The restaurant also has a seasonal patio. The hotel offers wheelchair accessibility, and one pet per room is permitted for a fee of $10 per pet per day.

Miramichi Mall is about a 10-minute walk southwest of the hotel, while Tom Donovan Arena is an 8-minute drive southeast. Miramichi Golf and Country Club is roughly a 12-minute drive northeastward, and Miramichi Airport (YCH) is a 12-minute drive east. (All distances and travel time estimates: Google Maps)

Verified with a front desk agent: Upper floor rooms have been renovated and the upper deck has views of the Miramichi River (Call date: June, 2014)
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The Good
The majority of the reviews sourced for this analysis were highly positive, with much praise going to the hotel's staff, value, rooms and restaurant.

The hotel's staff were praised by many lodgers, who characterized them as kind, helpful and attentive. Many praised the staff and owners for provided exceptional service. A couple of guests commented on how the owners cleaned snow and water off their windshields and mirrors before they left.

Numerous guests were pleased with the hotel's value, describing the hotel rates as amazing for what was provided. Guests reported great stays at discounted prices. One lodger stated that even without a reservation, he or she got a room for a great walk-in rate.

Several reviewers offered compliments to the hotel's accommodations. They described their rooms as very clean, well equipped and spacious, with comfortable beds and good water pressure. One guest highlighted fluffy towels and crisp bed linens.

The hotel's restaurant received rave reviews by numerous guests, who described the food as fantastic, excellent and delicious, with a good variety. The servers were also complimented with one guest saying, "There were lovely girls serving delicious food." Another reviewer admitted to extending their stay just to eat at the restaurant for another night!
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The Bad
Some guests offered negative feedback in the reviews consulted for this analysis.

A few guests noted that the hotel was older and in need of updates, paint and renovations, but many also mentioned that the owners were in the process of renovating the hotel and many rooms, bathrooms and public spaces had been modernized.

A couple of reviewers had problems with the hotel's Wi-Fi, and reported slow and intermittent signals, but a few more recent reviewers reported strong Wi-Fi signals, and one reviewer said it was strong enough to play games.

A few guests complained about noisy neighbours both in the rooms and in the parking lot, which the hotel addressed.
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Booking.com guest reviews rated the hotel 7.9 out of 10 from 51 reviews.

Expedia.ca guest reviews rated the hotel 3.5 out of 5 with a 77% recommendation rate from 43 reviews.

TripAdvisor.com guest reviews ranked the hotel #3 out of 7 Miramichi hotels with an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 from 37 reviews.

The author called the hotel on June 12, 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.
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Map Marker Econolodge Miramichi
365 Pleasant Street, Miramichi, NB