Howard Johnson Inn and Suites MiramichiHoward Johnson Inn and Suites MiramichiHoward Johnson Inn and Suites MiramichiHoward Johnson Inn and Suites MiramichiHoward Johnson Inn and Suites MiramichiHoward Johnson Inn and Suites MiramichiHoward Johnson Inn and Suites MiramichiHoward Johnson Inn and Suites MiramichiHoward Johnson Inn and Suites MiramichiHoward Johnson Inn and Suites MiramichiHoward Johnson Inn and Suites MiramichiHoward Johnson Inn and Suites MiramichiHoward Johnson Inn and Suites MiramichiHoward Johnson Inn and Suites MiramichiHoward Johnson Inn and Suites MiramichiHoward Johnson Inn and Suites MiramichiHoward Johnson Inn and Suites MiramichiHoward Johnson Inn and Suites MiramichiHoward Johnson Inn and Suites MiramichiHoward Johnson Inn and Suites MiramichiHoward Johnson Inn and Suites MiramichiHoward Johnson Inn and Suites MiramichiHoward Johnson Inn and Suites MiramichiHoward Johnson Inn and Suites MiramichiHoward Johnson Inn and Suites MiramichiHoward Johnson Inn and Suites MiramichiHoward Johnson Inn and Suites MiramichiHoward Johnson Inn and Suites MiramichiHoward Johnson Inn and Suites MiramichiHoward Johnson Inn and Suites MiramichiHoward Johnson Inn and Suites MiramichiHoward Johnson Inn and Suites MiramichiHoward Johnson Inn and Suites MiramichiHoward Johnson Inn and Suites MiramichiHoward Johnson Inn and Suites Miramichi

Howard Johnson Inn and Suites Miramichi

6.9 | Fair
MAP

Miramichi hotel on the river with indoor pool, well-liked restaurant & free hot breakfast

Pros
  • Free amenities: Wi-Fi, hot breakfast, parking, local calls
  • Many reviewers were pleased with the friendly and helpful customer service they received
  • The hotel's on-site restaurant was a source of numerous compliments
  • Many guests enjoyed the location for the views of the river and its nearness to Newcastle
  • Wi-Fi was rated as very good overall by guest reviewers
Cons
  • No elevator
  • The cleanliness and comfort of the rooms received mixed reviews
  • Many guests found the hotel very dated and in need of better maintenance
Freebies
Free Wi-Fi
Free Breakfast
Free Parking
Editor's Analysis
Updated Sep 13, 2015
Overview
Located along the Miramichi River and a 6-minute walk to Newcastle, this hotel offers a budget stay with a free hot breakfast and an indoor pool.

This smoke-free hotel has 65 guest rooms, each offering free Wi-Fi, free local calls, a TV with local cable, a coffeemaker, a mini-fridge, a microwave, a desk with chair, an iron and ironing board, a hair dryer and individual climate control. Rooms are furnished with
 2 double beds, 1 or 2 queen beds or 1 king bed. Room extras include river views, a second TV, a separate bedroom, a fireplace, a mini-kitchen, a dining area and a double jacuzzi. The hotel offers accessible rooms.

Free parking is available on site for cars and oversize vehicles.  Pets (a maximum of 2) are permitted for an additional $10 per day and are offered a free goodie bag.
 
A free continental breakfast with hot choices is offered to all guests daily. The hotel's restaurant, Jane Street Grill & Rotisserie, also serves lunch and dinner daily and has a seasonal patio with views of the river.

The hotel offers an indoor saltwater pool, a business centre, a fitness room, a guest laundry, vending and ice machines, and meeting/conference space. There is no elevator on site.

Newcastle (Sobeys,Tim Hortons, restaurants) is a 6-minute walk away. Miramichi Dragway Park is a 20-minute drive east of the hotel, while Middle Island Irish Historical Park can be found 5 minutes northeast. Shopping is available at Northumberland Square (about a 10-minute drive), and Miramichi's city centre is an 11-minute drive northeast. Greater Moncton International Airport (YQM) is about an hour and 40-minute drive southward. (All travel time estimates: Google Maps)

Confirmed with the front desk on September 13, 2015: some of the rooms are renovated and some are not, mini-kitchen has a full-size fridge, a microwave, a sink with counter and cupboards
more
The Good
Guests who stayed at this hotel gave positive reviews of the restaurant, staff and location.

Many guests found clean and comfortable rooms during their stays, although there were a lot of complaints about the rooms recently as well. (See below for more on this.)

Numerous guests liked the staff of this hotel. They found them to be very helpful and friendly.

Guests were usually quite pleased with the restaurant, bar and waterfront patio. They described the breakfast as having scrambled eggs, pancakes and sausages. Guests often said their meals and service was excellent and they enjoyed the view from the patio.

Several felt the location was pleasant for being right on the Miramichi river and in walking distance to town (Newcastle).

Wi-Fi was rated as very good overall by reviewers.
more
The Bad
There were a lot of complaints from guests about the rooms and the general condition of the hotel. 

Guests had several complaints about the rooms. They described them as very dated and a few guests complained of uncomfortable beds, uncomfortable pillows, rough sheets, musty smells, stained carpets, dusty surfaces, very dirty windows, stains on the ceiling, garbage under the bed, noisy AC units and cramped bathrooms.

A couple of guests complained of being given rooms with the sheets not changed.

Occasionally guests mentioned amenities that were broken:  an exercise bike broken in the fitness room, an ironing board that would not fold back up, an air conditioner with no front, a leaky faucet, a tub faucet barely attached, 2-inch gap around door, bathroom door would not close, no hair dryer and in-room phone not working.

The hotel was described as run down by several guests. They mentioned the lack of maintenance of the patio, the road leading to the hotel being less than inviting, and the pool being cloudy with chipped paint and missing ceiling tiles. One guest mentioned a light fixture in the stair well as being half full of dead flies and the rear of the building having a lot of debris packed up along the building.






more

Show Sources
Sources
TripAdvisor.com guest reviews ranked the hotel #6 out of 7 Miramichi hotels from 295 reviews.

Booking.com guest reviews rated the hotel 7.4 out of 10 from 77 reviews.

Expedia.com guest reviews rated the hotel 3.6 out of 5 from 112 reviews.


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
6.9
Fair
#
5 / out of 5
hotels in Miramichi

Rated 6.9/10 based on 413 reviews

Ranked #5 out of 5 hotels in Miramichi

413
Map Marker Howard Johnson Inn and Suites Miramichi
1 Jane Street, Miramichi, NB