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Travelers Motel

5.1 | Mediocre
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Along Bedford Hwy, 20-minute drive from airport, great staff, clean but dated rooms

Pros
  • Free Wi-Fi, free parking
  • Numerous guests were pleased with the level of customer service they received during their stay
  • Many lodgers praised the hotel's proximity to the airport and downtown Halifax
  • The hotel's rooms were found to be clean with good Wi-Fi by several reviewers
Cons
  • Some guests reported worn decor and poor ventilation in their rooms
  • The hotel's rates were considered overpriced by a few travellers
Freebies
Free Wi-Fi
Free Parking
Editor's Analysis
Updated Nov 21, 2013
Overview
Located along Bedford Highway and about a 6-minute drive from the waterfront, the Travelers Motel is suitable for car travellers who prefer a hotel with an outdoor pool and easy highway access.

Each of the hotel's guest rooms and suites offers free Wi-Fi, cable TV, a desk and a seating area. Rooms with a mini-fridge and a VCR are also available, as are cabins that provide a desk and an en suite bathroom. Smoking and non-smoking rooms are available and the hotel is not wheelchair accessible.

The hotel also offers an outdoor pool, vending machines and free parking. Pets are permitted for an additional $10 per pet, per night. Please note the front desk closes at midnight daily. 

Downtown Halifax and Sheraton Casino Halifax are both about a 16-minute drive away, while Sunnyside Mall can be found 7 minutes away by car. Halifax Stanfield International Airport (YHZ) is roughly a 20-minute drive from the hotel. (All distances and travel time estimates: Google Maps)

Verified with a front desk agent: Free Wi-Fi, free parking, pets $10/pet/night, not wheelchair accessible. (Call Date: November 7, 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, location and rooms.

Numerous guests praised the hotel's staff, characterizing them as friendly, accommodating and helpful with directions. One patron remarked, "The front desk staff were very helpful, in that they informed me off all the services the motel provided or were in the vicinity and they answered all questions I had. The cleaning staff were out of this world, and although due to the length of my (2 weeks) I did not require them to clean daily, they did enquire and they also refreshed all amenities daily".

The hotel's location was convenient for many reviewers. They described it as central and close to the highway, restaurants, the airport, downtown Halifax, Dalhousie University and Tim Hortons.

Several lodgers were satisfied with their accommodations at the hotel. They found their rooms to be clean, with good Wi-Fi signals. Some travellers criticized their lodgings, however (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 the rates.

Although several guests were satisfied with their clean and well-equipped rooms, some reviewers were disappointed with their lodgings. They reported no air conditioning, no coffeemakers, no shampoo, worn decor and carpets, poor ventilation, cigarette odours in non-smoking rooms and a few plumbing issues.

A few lodgers complained about the hotel's rates. They expressed that even though the hotel was close to the airport and downtown, the quality of the rooms did not warrant the hotel's rates, which they deemed overpriced.
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Expedia.ca guest reviews rated the hotel 3.4 out of 5 with a 71% recommendation rate from 14 reviews.

TripAdvisor.com guest reviews ranked the hotel #3 of 4 Bedford hotels with an average rating of 2.5 out of 5 from 9 reviews.

Hotels.com guest reviews rated the hotel 3.9 out of 5 from 9 reviews.

The author called the hotel on November 7, 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
5.1
Mediocre
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1 / out of 2
hotels in Bedford

Rated 5.1/10 based on 10 reviews

Ranked #1 out of 2 hotels in Bedford

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Location
  • Mount Saint Vincent University (4.4 km)
  • Halifax Shopping Centre (7.7 km)
  • Museum of Natural History (9.5 km)
Map Marker Travelers Motel
773 Bedford Highway, Bedford, NS