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Canadas Best Value Inn - Saint John

6.5 | Fair | #16 out of 17 hotels in Saint John
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Older St John budget hotel with indoor pool and free parking but mixed reviews

Pros
  • Free amenities: Wi-Fi, cooked-to-order breakfast, parking
  • Some guests found clean rooms and comfortable beds
  • The staff were frequently described as accommodating and friendly
  • Guests liked the location near to the city centre and highway
  • Several guests enjoyed the indoor pool area
  • Some guests enjoyed meals and the free cooked-to-order breakfast
Cons
  • Some guests felt the hotel and rooms needed better cleaning and updates
  • A few guests complained of noisy guests
  • A few guests found the Wi-Fi spotty or unreliable
Freebies
Free Wi-Fi
Free Breakfast
Free Parking
Editor's Review
Updated Jul 15, 2017
Overview
About the hotel: This hotel offers a budget stay with a free cooked-to-order breakfast, just off Hwy 1 and about a 15-minute walk, or 2-minute drive from Saint John's city centre. Offering convenient highway access, this property is easy to find and well located for guests accessing the ferry.

The hotel has 131 smoke-free rooms on 8 floors, most with elevator access. There are a some stairs to access certain rooms in an extended area.

All rooms include free Wi-Fi, free local calls, a 32" flat screen cable TV, a coffeemaker, a mini-fridge, a microwave, a desk, an iron and ironing board, a hair dryer and air conditioning. 

Some rooms include a sofabed and a hot tub. Accessible rooms are available. 

Rooms are furnished with 2 double beds, 2 queen beds or 1 or 2 king beds.

Free outdoor parking is available on site for cars and oversize vehicles. 

Pets can stay if under 75 lbs for $25 per stay.

A free cooked-to-order breakfast is served daily at the on-site restaurant from 6:30 am to 10:30 am. 

Restaurant on site: The Vegas Bar & Grill is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Room service may be available at non-busy times.

Off-site restaurants: There is also a Tim Hortons within a 3-minute walk, and many downtown restaurants for guests to choose from, in a healthy walk or short drive.

Hotel amenities include an indoor pool, a hot tub, a fitness centre, a business centre, free newspapers, a 24-hour front desk, an ATM, a guest laundry, dry cleaning, and meeting rooms.

What's nearby? Downtown attractions are accessible within a 3-minute drive or 15- to 20-minute walk and include Market Square, the Saint John Trade and Convention Centre, the Saint John City Market, Brunswick Square shopping centre and Harbour Station Arena. The Fort Howe Historic site is a 2-minute drive. Rockwood Park is 5 minutes by car.

Getting around: The ferry to Digby, N.S. is a 7-minute drive away. The Saint John Airport (YSJ) is an 18-minute drive without traffic. (All travel times: Google Maps) 

Confirmed by hotel July 14, 2017: breakfast hours, pet fees
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The Good
Reviews were largely mixed but some guests were satisfied with their stay at the hotel. It seems that they enjoyed the views from their rooms, meals at the on-site restaurant, the hotel's location and the friendliness of the staff.

Some guests described rooms as clean and generally comfortable. A few reviewers said that they had pleasant views of the harbour from their rooms. 

Some guests found the hotel well located for accessing the ferry, downtown and nearby attractions. Others said it was easy to find, close to the highway, and convenient as a stopover for US travellers who were driving up to Nova Scotia.

Staff were friendly and willing to help. 

Some guests enjoyed the food served at the made-to-order free breakfast, as well as other meals.

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The Bad
Complaints centred on the hotel's age, and the need for updates and better cleaning by housekeeping staff.

Guests often said the hotel needed updates. Complaints included mouldy bathroom caulking/wall, musty odours, slow drainage in the bathroom, old mattresses, loose door knobs and broken equipment in the exercise room. 

Some guests felt the hotel should be better cleaned. Complaints in this regard touched on the carpets and bathrooms as well as the hot tub and indoor pool. 

Noise was sometimes an issue with rowdy or otherwise noisy guests or occasionally even highway noise.

A few complained of an unreliable Wi-Fi connection.

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TripAdvisor.ca ranked this hotel #10 out of 19 hotels in Saint John, with an average score of 3.5 out of 5, from 215 reviews.

Expedia.ca gave this hotel an average score of 3.4 out of 5, with 78% of 364 guests recommending the property.


Guest Reviews
Rated by Guests
6.5 / out of 10
"Fair"
Ranked by Guests
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16 / out of 17
hotels in Saint John

The average guest rating for Canadas Best Value Inn - Saint John is 6.5 out of 10 based on 2064 reviews from past guests. This average guest rating ranks Canadas Best Value Inn - Saint John at #16 out of 17 hotels in Saint John.

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10 Portland Street, Saint John, NB