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Econo Lodge Inn & Suites Saint John Canada

7.7 | Good | #12 out of 17 hotels in Saint John
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Clean but dated St. John, NB hotel 9 min to Digby Ferry with mini-kitchens & free breakfast

Pros
  • Free amenities: Wi-Fi, breakfast, parking, local calls, newspapers
  • Many guests found clean rooms
  • Wi-Fi rated excellent by guests overall
  • Many thought the room rates were reasonable
  • Location was convenient to highways, Reversing Falls and Digby Ferry terminal
Cons
  • No elevator to second floor
  • Some found the location a little far to restaurants
  • Some complained of dated rooms and poor sound insulation
  • Some guests thought the breakfast was lacking in selection or quality
Freebies
Free Wi-Fi
Free Breakfast
Free Parking
Editor's Review
Updated Jun 18, 2017
Overview
About the hotel: This hotel provides a budget stay just off Hwy 100, and 9 minutes by car from the Digby Ferry terminal. Reversing Falls offers views of the tidal changes a 6-minute drive away.

The hotel has 31 smoke-free and pet-free rooms on 2 floors with no elevator

All rooms include free Wi-Fi, free local calls, a flat screen TV with cable, a coffeemaker, a desk, an iron and ironing board, a hair dryer and climate control. 

Some rooms include a sofabed, 2 separate bedrooms, 2 TVs, a living room, a mini-fridge, a microwave, a mini-kitchen (mini-fridge, microwave, sink), a small dining table, and views of the bay. Accessible rooms are available.

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

Free outdoor parking, with cold weather hook-ups, is available on site for cars and oversize vehicles.

A free continental breakfast is served from 6:30 am to 9:30 am Monday through Saturday, and from 7 am to 10 am on Sunday. 

There is no restaurant on site, but guests will find Greco Pizza restaurant a 2-minute walk from the hotel.

Hotel amenities include a business centre, a guest laundry, safe deposit boxes, a picnic area, vending machines, free newspapers and a 24-hour front desk. 

What's nearby? Downtown Saint John features the Market Square, the Saint John Trade and Convention Centre, Saint John City Market, Brunswick Square shopping centre, Harbour Station Arena, a 10-minute drive away. Rockwood Park is 12 minutes by car. 

Getting around: The Digby Ferry terminal is 9 minutes away by car. Saint John Airport (YSJ) is a 24-minute drive. (All travel times: Google Maps) 

Confirmed by hotel June 18, 2017: 2 floors but no elevator
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The Good
Overall, guests described a pleasant stay with reasonable room rates at this budget hotel. 

The rooms were often described as clean, large, in good repair, and quiet with comfortable beds. Guests also liked having rooms with a mini-kitchen, flat screen TVs and some were pleased to see the bay in the distance, the sunrise or sunset.

Guests usually appreciated the staff at this small hotel, and they were often described as pleasant and friendly.

Guests typicall liked the location which was handy to the highway and Digby Ferry terminal, not far from Reversing Falls, a small shopping mall, zip line adventure and downtown attractions and restaurants.

Some guests enjoyed the free breakfast, which one guest described, "Breakfast was downstairs and included a nice variety of choices, as well as the Canadian specialties of beans and boiled eggs."

Adding value to the stay for some guests were: secure free parking, good free Wi-Fi, a guest laundry and free local newspapers.
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The Bad
Some guests were not fully satisfied with the hotel's offerings and they reported several shortfalls.

Recent complaints included: room was very dated, a saggy mattress, pillows too flat/lumpy, a small and inefficient air conditioner, thin towels, and a musty/stale odour.

Some complained of noise. They mentioned street traffic, a rattling air conditioner, or guests showering and walking into their rooms.

There were complaints about the breakfast. Guests said the serving hours were too short, the fruit was unappealing, raisin bread was stale and they ran out before the end of the breakfast.

Other complaints about the hotel were: breakfast a little meagre, poor lighting in parking area and exterior of hotel, old building, and exterior needs landscaping and cleaning (spiders on the exterior).
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TripAdvisor.ca ranked this hotel #11 out of 19 hotels in Saint John, with an average score of 3.5 out of 5, from 50 reviews.

Booking.com gave this hotel an average score of 8.2 out of 10, based on 57 guest reviews.

Guest Reviews
Rated by Guests
7.7 / out of 10
"Good"
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12 / out of 17
hotels in Saint John

The average guest rating for Econo Lodge Inn & Suites Saint John Canada is 7.7 out of 10 based on 349 reviews from past guests. This average guest rating ranks Econo Lodge Inn & Suites Saint John Canada at #12 out of 17 hotels in Saint John.

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Map Marker Econo Lodge Inn & Suites Saint John Canada
1441 Manawagonish Road, Saint John, NB