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Maritime Inn Antigonish

8.4 | Very Good
MAP

Great staff, on-site restaurant, clean rooms, no elevator

Pros
  • Free Wi-Fi, free parking
  • The hotel's staff were praised for their friendly and accommodating service
  • Many guests enjoyed their clean and comfortable rooms
  • The hotel's restaurant was complimented on its quality and service
Cons
  • A few guests complained about the hotel's lack of elevator
  • The hotel's rates were considered overpriced by a couple of lodgers
Freebies
Free Wi-Fi
Free Parking
Editor's Analysis
Updated Oct 23, 2013
Overview
Located along Highway 337 in Antigonish's city centre, the Maritime Inn Antigonish, is geared towards business or vacation travellers who require a pet-friendly and centrally located hotel with on-site dining, meeting/banquet space and easy highway access.

Each of this smoke-free hotel's air-conditioned guest rooms and suites comes equipped with free Wi-Fi, cable TV, a coffeemaker, a desk, an iron and ironing board and a hair dryer. Rooms with a separate bedroom and a mini-fridge are also available, as are wheelchair-accessible rooms. 

The hotel also offers meeting/banquet space, a business centre, packed lunches (charges apply), vending machines, free parking and on-site dining at Main Street Cafe and Lounge, which serves breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Up to two pets per room are permitted free of charge. 

Saint Francis Xavier University is about a 15-minute walk from the hotel, while Antigonish Mall can be found 1 minute away by car. Antigonish Arena is roughly a 3-minute drive away and Port Hawkesbury Airport (YPS) is a 40-minute drive away. (All distances and travel time estimates: Google Maps)

Verified with a front desk agent: Free Wi-Fi, free parking, up to 2 pets/room free, wheelchair accessible. (Call Date: October 14, 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 staff, rooms, food and location.

Numerous guests praised the hotel's staff, characterizing them as friendly, helpful and accommodating. One lodger remarked, "The staff here was absolutely amazing in helping us. The girl at the counter even offered us a drive to Halifax so we could get a plane ride home. Unbelievably hospitable and we are forever thankful for their amazing service".

The hotel's accommodations were enjoyed by many reviewers. They described their rooms as clean, quiet, modern, nicely decorated, well equipped, modern and spacious, with comfortable beds. A couple of patrons found the pillows uncomfortable, however.

The hotel's restaurant was the source of several compliments by travellers who described it as excellent and fresh, with reasonable prices and great service. One guest noted, "The servers where the most friendly and qualified I have ever seen in my travels".

Several lodgers were pleased with the hotel's location. They found it close to downtown, restaurants, highway access and Saint Francis Xavier University.
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The Bad
While the majority of reviews consulted for this analysis were positive, there were a few complaints about the hotel's lack of elevator and the rates.

A few guests complained about the hotel's lack of elevator. They reported difficulty carrying heavy luggage up the stairs to their second-floor rooms, and recommended those with mobility issues book rooms on the ground floor.

The hotel's rates were a source of disappointment for a few lodgers, who described them as steep and overpriced.
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Sources
TripAdvisor.com guest reviews ranked the hotel #2 of 5 Antigonish hotels with an average rating of 4 out of 5 from 45 reviews.

Booking.com guest reviews rated the hotel 8.6 out of 10 from 44 reviews.

Expedia.ca guest reviews rated the hotel 4.3 out of 5 with a 100% recommendation rate from 14 reviews.

The author called the hotel on October 14, 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.
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Map Marker Maritime Inn Antigonish
158 Main Street, Antigonish, NS