Located along Highway 106 in Moncton's downtown, the Rodd Moncton Hotel (formerly Rodd Park House Inn) is geared towards travellers who require a well-priced, pet-friendly hotel with a free continental breakfast and an outdoor pool.
This hotel has 97 guest rooms and suites, each offering free Wi-Fi, cable TV, a coffeemaker, a hair dryer, an iron and ironing board and a desk. Standard rooms offer one queen bed or two double beds, while rooms with a separate bedroom, a mini-fridge, a microwave and a sitting area with a sofabed are also available.
Hotel amenities include a seasonal outdoor pool, meeting/banquet facilities, a business centre, vending machines, free parking and a free continental breakfast. The hotel does not offer wheelchair-accessible rooms, and up to two pets per room are permitted free of charge.
Champlain Place Mall is roughly a 3-minute drive northeast, while the University of Moncton is a 6-minute drive northward. Crystal Palace Amusement Park is about a 3-minute drive northeast of the hotel and Greater Moncton International Airport (YQM) is a 7-minute drive east. (All distances and travel time estimates: Google Maps)
Verified with a front desk agent: Free Wi-Fi, free parking, up to 2 pets free per room, not wheelchair accessible. (Call Date: August 8, 2013)
The majority of the reviews sourced for this analysis were positive, with praise going to the hotel's value, rooms, staff and breakfast.
Numerous guests were pleased with the hotel's rates, describing them as reasonable, excellent, amazing and affordable. One reviewer noted, "Enjoyed our stay here, will be back because it's a great value for the price".
The hotel's rooms were praised by many lodgers at the hotel. They were described as clean, modern, tastefully decorated and well equipped, with comfortable beds and fast Wi-Fi signals. A few guests had issues with their rooms, however (see below).
Several reviewers enjoyed the hotel's complimentary breakfast, describing it as great, with many hot and cold choices and a clean breakfast area. One patron remarked, "A very yummy hot breakfast in the morning. So much to choose from between fruit, breads, scrambled eggs, hard boiled eggs, sausage, yogurt, cereal. Probably one of the best continental breakfasts we had on our trip".
The hotel's staff were also praised by several guests, who found them to be efficient, friendly, helpful and accommodating.
While the majority of reviews consulted for this analysis were positive, there were a few common complaints about the rooms.
Although the majority of reviewers were pleased with their clean and comfortable rooms, a few guests had complaints about their accommodations. They reported small and worn bathrooms, musty smells, street noise in front-facing rooms and noisy in-room air-conditioning units.
guest reviews rated the hotel 3.6 out of 5 with an 82% recommendation rate from 292 reviews.Booking.com
guest reviews rated the hotel 8.5 out of 10 from 245 reviews.
TripAdvisor.com guest reviews ranked the hotel #12 of 28 Moncton hotels with an average rating of 4 out of 5 from 121 reviews.
The author called the hotel on August 8, 2013 to verify some information.