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3-min. drive from Hwy 1, with a free breakfast, friendly staff and 24-hour reception

Pros
  • Free Wi-Fi, free breakfast and free parking
  • Many guests described their rooms as clean and comfortable
  • The staff were frequently complimented for their friendly service
  • Several reviewers found the hotel well located for accessing the highway and the ferry terminal
Cons
  • Several guests complained about smelling cigarette smoke in the halls
  • Guest rooms are not equipped with coffeemakers
  • No restaurant or fitness facility
Freebies
Free Wi-Fi
Free Breakfast
Free Parking
Free Internet
Editor's Analysis
Updated Jul 10, 2014
Overview
This hotel is situated southwest of downtown Saint John and is within a 3-minute drive of Highway 1. With no on-site restaurant or recreational facilities, but lots of freebies, this property is well suited for guests looking for more budget-friendly accommodations.

Both smoking and non-smoking accommodations are available. All rooms include a flat screen TV, a hair dryer, an iron and ironing board and air conditioning. Select rooms also include a mini-fridge, a microwave and/or a sofabed. Pets are permitted in select rooms at no additional fee. 

One wheelchair-accessible room is available on the ground floor. This hotel has two floors and no elevator.

Free Wi-Fi is available throughout the hotel, while free wired Internet is available in the guest rooms and at the on-site business centre.

A free breakfast is served from 6 am to 9 am on weekdays and from 7 am to 10 am on weekends. This hotel does not have an on-site restaurant.

Free parking is available on site. Other on-site amenities include free coffee in the lobby, a business centre, meeting space and a 24-hour front desk. This property does not have guest laundry facilities.

The Irving Nature Park and the ferry to Digby, NS are both 8 minutes away by car. The downtown area is about a 10-minute drive away and includes Brunswick Square shopping centre, Harbour Station arena, the St. John City Market (farmers' market), New Brunswick Museum and the cruise ship terminal. 

Rockwood Park is 12 minutes away by car, while the Saint John Airport (YSJ) is a 25-minute drive away. (All driving time estimates: Google Maps) 

Verified by a front desk agent on May 21, 2014: In-room amenities, wheelchair accessibility, pet policy, free Wi-Fi, dining details, parking details, recreational facilities and on-site amenities.
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The Good
Among the reviews used for this analysis, many guests seemed generally satisfied with their stay.

The rooms were often described as clean and generally comfortable, while some guests added that the rooms were spacious, quiet and furnished with comfortable beds. However, there were a few complaints about rooms (see below for more details).

The staff were frequently complimented for their friendly and accommodating service.

Several guests found the hotel conveniently located for accessing the highway and the Digby ferry by car.

Several reviewers appreciated the free continental breakfast (although a couple of guests thought the breakfast area was small, as noted below). A few guests thought that the room rates were reasonable and that the hotel offered good value for the money they spent.
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The Bad
There were a few common concerns found for this hotel, among the reviews sourced for this editorial. However, as noted above, most guests were satisfied with this property.

Several guests complained about smelling cigarette smoke in the halls, presumably filtering out from the hotel's smoking rooms. A few other reviewers described the in-room interiors as dated and in need of renovations, although most reviewers reported satisfaction with their rooms.

While several guests liked the convenience of the free breakfast, a couple of guests said that dining room area was too small.
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Sources
TripAdvisor.ca ranked this hotel #11 out of 20 hotels in Saint John, with an average score of 3.5 out of 5, from 47 reviews.

Expedia.ca gave this hotel an average score of 3.7 out of 5, with 85% of 33 guests recommending the property.

The author called the hotel on May 23, 2014 to verify some information.
Editor's Analysis by Tammy B.
Analyzed by Tammy B.
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Guest Reviews
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13 / out of 17
hotels in Saint John

Rated 6.9/10 based on 369 reviews

Ranked #13 out of 17 hotels in Saint John

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Map Marker Comfort Inn Saint John Canada
1155 Fairville Boulevard, Saint John, NB