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Blue Bird Motel & Restaurant

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Great staff, 1-min drive to Trans-Canada Highway, on-site restaurant

Pros
  • Free Wi-Fi, free parking
  • The hotel's staff were praised for their accommodating and efficient service
  • Several guests were pleased with the hotel's proximity to highway access and Bay of Fundy Park
  • Some patrons complimented the on-site restaurant
Cons
  • Some guests had complaints about worn decor and broken fixtures in their rooms
  • Noise transfer was reported by some lodgers
Freebies
Free Wi-Fi
Free Parking
Editor's Analysis
Updated Apr 20, 2013
Overview
Located about a 1-minute drive from the nearest Trans-Canada Highway on-ramp and a 5-minute drive from Sussex's city centre, the Blue Bird Motel & Restaurant is popular with road travellers who prefer a pet-friendly hotel with easy highway access and an on-site restaurant.

This hotel has 50 air-conditioned guest rooms, each offering one or two queen beds, free Wi-Fi, cable TV, a coffeemaker, a sitting area and a desk. Rooms with a kitchenette are also available. Hotel amenities include a meeting/conference space, free parking and on-site dining at the Blue Bird Restaurant, which serves breakfast, lunch and dinner 7 days a week. Wheelchair-accessible rooms are not offered. Up to two pets per room are permitted free of charge.

Sussex Golf and Curling Club is roughly a 9-minute drive southeast of the hotel, while Gateway Mall is about a 7-minute drive southwestward. Fundy National Park can be found approximately 45 minute southeast, and Gagetown Airport (YCX) is a 1-hour drive away. (All distances and travel time estimates: Google Maps)

Verified with a front desk agent: Free Wi-Fi, free parking, 2 pets permitted per room free of charge, not wheelchair accessible. (Call date: April 18, 2013)
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The Good
The majority of the reviews sourced for this analysis were positive, with praise going to the hotel's staff, location and food.

Many guests praised the hotel's staff, and characterized them as accommodating, efficient, pleasant and helpful. One lodger remarked that the front desk staff were particularly helpful with directions and recommendations.

Several reviewers were pleased with the hotel's location. They described it as easy to find, as well as close to highway access, Bay of Fundy Park, gas stations and skiing.

The hotel's restaurant was complimented by some patrons. They described the food as good and nice, with friendly service.

Many reviewers said their rooms were clean, but there were several complaints about rooms (see below).
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The Bad
While the majority of reviews consulted for this analysis were positive, there were some common complaints about the rooms and noise transfer.

While the majority of guests found their accommodations to be clean, some reviewers had complaints about their rooms, describing them as threadbare. They reported uncomfortable beds, and outdated decor and fixtures, a broken fridge and a leaky shower.

Some lodgers complained of noise transfer. They reported highway noise and trucks idling through the night nearby, as well as a noisy in-room air conditioning unit and bathroom fan.
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Booking.com guest reviews rated the hotel 7 out of 10 from 15 reviews.

The author called the hotel on April 18, 2013 to verify some information.
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.
Location
  • Fundy National Park (38.5 km)
Map Marker Blue Bird Motel & Restaurant
52 Wheeler Road, Sussex, NB