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Near Trans-Canada Hwy with clean rooms, but some concerns with breakfast room

Pros
  • Free Wi-Fi, free breakfast, free parking
  • Many reviewers praised the hotel's location near the Trans-Canada Highway
  • Numerous guests enjoyed their clean rooms
  • The hotel's staff were a source of several compliments by lodgers
Cons
  • A few guests found the breakfast room to be too small to accommodate all guests
  • Noise disturbances were an issue for a couple of reviewers
  • The hotel's lack of elevator presented problems with a couple of guests
Freebies
Free Wi-Fi
Free Breakfast
Free Parking
Editor's Analysis
Updated Dec 28, 2012
Overview
Located about a minute north of the Trans-Canada Highway and a three-minute drive from Amherst Stadium, the Comfort Inn Amherst may appeal to those travelling by car who require a pet-friendly hotel with easy highway access and a free continental breakfast.

This hotel has 60 air-conditioned guest rooms, all of which offer one queen or two double beds, free Wi-Fi, cable TV, a coffeemaker, a desk, a hair dryer, and an iron/ironing board. Rooms with sofabeds are also offered, and microwaves and mini-fridges are available upon request. 
The hotel offers a business centre and free parking. Pets stay free and wheelchair accessible rooms are available.

The hotel serves a free continental breakfast to all guests, while other nearby dining options include Subway (next door) and Connor's Family Restaurant (a 5-minute walk southward). Shopping can be found at Amherst Centre Mall (about an 8 walk south of the hotel).

Joggins Fossil Cliffs (a world heritage site) is located roughly a 35-minute drive from the hotel, while the Amherst Golf Club can be found approximately 8-minutes south by car. The Anne Murray Centre is roughy a 20-minute drive southeast, while Moncton International Airport (YQM) is about 60 km (a 40-minute drive) northwest. 
(All distances and travel time estimates: Google Maps)

Verified with a front desk agent: Free Wi-Fi, free parking, pets stay free. (Call date: Dec. 25, 2012).

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The Good
The majority of reviews consulted for this analysis were positive with praise going to the hotel's location, rooms, and staff.

Many lodgers said the hotel was close to highway access, Tim Horton's, a grocery store, a gas station, and within walking distance to several restaurants.

The hotel's rooms were a source of numerous compliments by reviewers, who found them to be clean and well-equipped. These guests described the beds and pillows as comfortable and also mentioned the Wi-Fi signal was strong.

Several guests praised the hotel's staff. They were characterized as friendly, accommodating and personable, as well as helpful in giving advice about local restaurants and attractions.
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The Bad
While most of the reviews consulted for this analysis were positive, there were a few complaints among them that had to do with the breakfast room, noise transfer, and the lack of elevator.

The hotel's breakfast room was found to be too small, with only three tables, which made it difficult for some guests to sit down and eat breakfast.

A couple of guests complained of noise disturbances from large bookings of lodgers. These patrons reportedly created a party atmosphere by keeping their hotel room doors open and moving from room to room. It should be mentioned however, that the majority of reviewers found the hotel to be quiet during their stay.

It was reported by a couple of guests that the hotel's lack of elevator made it difficult to carry large amounts of luggage up the stairs. These reviewers recommended booking rooms on the first floor.
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Sources
Booking.com guest reviews rated the hotel 8 out of 10 from 18 reviews.

TripAdvisor.com guest reviews ranked the hotel #3 out of 5 Amherst hotels from 16 reviews.

Verified with a front desk agent: Free Wi-Fi, free parking, pets stay free. (Call date: Dec. 25, 2012).

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.
Guest Reviews
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Rated 7.5/10 based on 472 reviews

Ranked #3 out of 4 hotels in Amherst

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Location
Map Marker Comfort Inn - Amherst
143 South Albion Street, Amherst, NS