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Antigonish Evergreen Inn

9.8 | Excellent
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Outstanding rooms, staff and free breakfast, a few concerns with locating hotel

Pros
  • Free Wi-Fi, free breakfast, free parking
  • Numerous guests praised their well-equipped, clean and modern rooms
  • Many lodgers were pleased with the level of customer service they received
  • The hotel's free breakfast was enjoyed by numerous reviewers
Cons
  • A few guests reported the hotel was difficult to locate
Freebies
Free Wi-Fi
Free Breakfast
Free Parking
Editor's Analysis
Updated Oct 23, 2013
Overview
Located about a 3-minute drive from Antigonish's city centre along Highway 245, the Antigonish Evergreen Inn is suitable for travellers who require a centrally located hotel with a free breakfast, extended kitchen amenities and easy highway access.

Each of the hotel's air-conditioned and non-smoking rooms offers free Wi-Fi, cable TV, a coffeemaker, a kitchenette, a DVD player, a free daily newspaper, a bathrobe and slippers for each guest, a desk, a hair dryer and an iron and ironing board. The hotel is wheelchair accessible.

Hotel amenities include a business centre, guest laundry, free DVD rentals, free parking and a free continental breakfast. Pets are not permitted. 

Antigonish Arena, Atigonish Mall and Saint Francis Xavier University are all about a 4-minute drive from the hotel, while Port Hawkesbury Airport (YPS) is roughly a 45-minute drive away. (All distances and travel time estimates: Google Maps)

Verified with a front desk agent: Free Wi-Fi, free parking, pets not permitted, wheelchair accessible. (Call Date: October 15, 2013)

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

Numerous guests praised the hotel's accommodations, describing their rooms as clean, modern, well equipped, spacious, quiet and beautifully decorated, with large bathrooms and comfortable beds and linens. One patron noted, "The room, kitchenette and bathroom were spotlessly clean, comfortable and included all those little touches lacking at other B&Bs/motels. A local information folder, basket of snacks, bathroom toiletries, iron, ironing board, lint roller (yes, those other reviews are true!), tea/coffee supplies, free newspaper.....the list is endless".

The hotel's staff were the source of many compliments by reviewers, who found them to be friendly, knowledgeable about the area and helpful with suggestions and directions. One guest remarked, "The owner, Lynne, was what made it into an outstanding stay. She was gracious, friendly and willingly shared her local knowledge".

Many lodgers enjoyed the hotel's breakfast, describing it as delicious, filling and excellent. One traveller stated, "Breakfast was one of the best we had in many hotels / inns in the area. Wonderful to have both fresh strawberries and blueberries, as well as many fresh cakes, scones and cereals". A couple of guests did mention the breakfast room had limited seating, however.
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The Bad
While the majority of reviews consulted for this analysis were positive, there were a few complaints about the location.

Although the majority of reviewers were pleased with the hotel's proximity to downtown and restaurants, a few guests had complaints about its location. They described it as difficult to find, "out of the way" and too far from downtown to get there on foot.
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Sources
TripAdvisor.com guest reviews ranked the hotel #1 of 5 Antigonish hotels with an average rating of 5 out of 5 from 322 reviews.

Booking.com guest reviews rated the hotel 9.6 out of 10 from 47 reviews.

Expedia.ca guest reviews rated the hotel 4.9 out of 5 with a 100% recommendation rate from 14 reviews.

The author called the hotel on October 15, 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.
Guest Reviews
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hotels in Antigonish

Rated 9.8/10 based on 482 reviews

Ranked #1 out of 3 hotels in Antigonish

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Map Marker Antigonish Evergreen Inn
295 Hawthorne,, Antigonish, NS