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Rural Amherst motel with indoor pool and waterslide, suites with jacuzzi & free breakfast

Pros
  • Free Wi-Fi, free continental breakfast, free parking
  • Many guests felt the hotel provided good value for their money
  • The hotel's clean and spacious rooms were praised by numerous reviewers
  • Several lodgers were pleased with the hotel's staff and customer service
Cons
  • Some guests complained of noise disruptions during their stay
Freebies
Free Wi-Fi
Free Breakfast
Free Parking
Editor's Analysis
Updated Oct 28, 2014
Overview
Located two minutes from the Trans-Canada Highway near the Nova Scotia/New Brunswick border, the Super 8 Brooks is suited to road travellers who require a pet-friendly stopover with easy highway access and convenient in-room amenities like mini-fridges and microwaves.

This hotel has 50 air-conditioned guest rooms and suites, all of which offer free Wi-Fi, cable TV, a coffee/tea maker, a mini-fridge, a microwave, an iron and ironing board, an in-room safe, and a hair dryer. Standard rooms offer one king,  two double or two queen beds, while junior suites offer a separate queen bedroom and a living area with a sofabed. King suites are also available with a jetted tub.

Hotel amenities include an indoor pool with a waterslide, a hot tub, a business centre, free parking, and a continental breakfast. Pets stay free, and accessible rooms are available upon request.

Nearby dining can be found at A&W (a 3-minute drive north of the hotel) and Connor's Family Restaurant (roughly a 10-minute walk northward).

Amherst Stadium and Tantramar Theatre are both roughly a 6-minute drive north of the Super 8 Amherst. Other area attractions include Joggins Fossil Cliffs (about a 40-minute drive southeast) and the Anne Murray Museum in nearby Springhill (approximately 25 minutes southeast). Downtown Amherst and shopping at Amherst Centre Mall can be found 7 minutes away on foot, while Moncton International Airport (YQM) is about 40 minutes northwest of the hotel. (All distances and travel time estimates: Google Maps)

Verified with a front desk agent: Free Wi-Fi, free parking, pets stay free, free continental breakfast. Call date: December 24, 2012.
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The Good
The majority of reviews consulted for this analysis were positive with much praise going to the hotel's value, rooms and staff.

Numerous lodgers felt the hotel provided good value. They cited the free breakfast and free Wi-Fi as adding to the hotel's worth, and found the rates to be reasonable. One guest remarked you "can't beat it in terms of value for money", while another stated, "This is the best place to stay in Amherst, hands down".

Many guests described their rooms as spotlessly clean, well-equipped, and spacious. It should be mentioned however, that several reviewers found the beds to be too firm and uncomfortable for their liking.

The hotel's staff received several compliments from reviewers. They were characterized as friendly, welcoming and courteous, and were reported offering recommendations on the best local places to eat and visit.
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The Bad
While many of the reviews consulted for this analysis were positive, there were complaints among them.

Some guests complained of noise interruptions during their stay. They reported noise from their room's ventilation system, highway noise in rooms located at the front of the hotel, and children being loud in the pool area.


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Sources
TripAdvisor.com guest reviews ranked the hotel #1 out of 5 Amherst hotels from 57 reviews.

Hotels.com guest reviews rated the hotel 4.2 out of 5 from 25 reviews.

Expedia.com guest reviews rated the hotel 4.3 out of 5 with a 90% recommendation rate from 10 reviews.

Verified with a front desk agent: Free Wi-Fi, free parking, pets stay free, free continental breakfast. Call date: December 24, 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 8.0/10 based on 652 reviews

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Location
  • Fundy National Park (67.7 km)
Map Marker Super 8 Amherst
40 Lord Amherst Drive, Amherst, NS