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2 minutes from downtown, outdoor heated pool, free breakfast and clean rooms

Pros
  • Free Wi-Fi, free breakfast and free parking
  • Many guests described their rooms as clean
  • The staff were frequently complimented for their accommodating service
  • Several guests appreciated the free breakfast
  • Many reviewers found the location convenient for accessing the downtown area and restaurants
Cons
  • A few guests complained that their rooms did not have air conditioning
Freebies
Free Wi-Fi
Free Breakfast
Free Parking
Editor's Analysis
Updated Jan 25, 2013
Overview
This property is situated among local businesses on the waterfront, north of the downtown area. The Yarmouth Mall (shopping centre) is 2 minutes away by car. With a business centre and free Wi-Fi this hotel may appeal to business travellers.

Both smoking and non-smoking rooms are available. All rooms include free Wi-Fi, a 42" flat screen TV, a coffeemaker, an iron and ironing board, a hair dryer and free local calls. Select rooms feature a harbour view and mini-fridges are available on request. Kitchenette rooms are also available. Rooms are furnished with one double bed, two double beds or one king bed.

Free parking is available on site and pets are permitted for an additional fee of $10 per night.

A free continental breakfast is served daily from 6:30 am to 9:30 am.

Other on-site amenities include a heated outdoor pool (seasonal), a business centre, mail and courier services, guest laundry facilities, safe deposit boxes, free newspapers and a 24-hour front desk.

The downtown area, which features the ferry to Maine, boutique shopping and restaurants, is 2 minutes away by car. The Yarmouth Mariner's Centre is a 3-minute drive away, while the Yarmouth Golf and Country Club is 5 minutes away by car. The Yarmouth International Airport (YQI) is a 7-minute drive away.

The Cape Forchu Lighthouse and Tea Room is 15 minutes away by car, while the Sand Pond Natural Wildlife Area is about a 21-minute drive away. (All driving time estimates: Google Maps)

Verified by a front desk agent on January 24, 2013: Pets are permitted for an additional fee of $10 per night. The free breakfast is served daily from 6:30 am to 9:30 am.
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The Good
Many guests described overall positive experiences at this hotel and several reviewers said that they were likely to return to this hotel, among the reviews used for this analysis.

Many guests described their rooms as clean and comfortable. One reviewer said that her room was spotless. A few reviewers found their beds and linens to be clean and comfortable, while a couple of guests appreciated the in-room laminate flooring.

The staff were frequently complimented for their friendly and helpful service. One reviewer said that the staff "always have a smile to brighten your day", while a couple of other guests said that the front desk agents were quick to provide restaurant recommendations.

Several guests appreciated the ample selection at the free breakfast. Several reviewers found the location convenient for accessing the downtown area by car or on foot and some guests found restaurants within walking distance.

A couple of reviewers enjoyed the on-site pool and one guest described the pool as clean.
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The Bad
Among the reviews sourced for this analysis, there were very few concerns or complaints found. However, a few guests complained, during an unseasonably warm period, that their rooms did not have air conditioning and that their rooms were uncomfortably hot.

A couple of guests mentioned that they could hear traffic noise in their rooms, however one reviewer said that this did not disrupt his sleep.
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Show Sources
Sources
Expedia.ca gave this hotel an average score of 3.5 out of 5, with 75% of 4 guests recommending the property.

TripAdvisor.ca ranked this hotel #4 out of 6 properties in Yarmouth, with an average score of 3 out of 5, from 33 reviews. 

Booking.com gave this property an average score of 7.8 out of 10, based on 6 guest reviews.

The author called the hotel on January 24, 2013 to verify some information.
Editor's Analysis by Tammy B.
Analyzed by Tammy B.
Writing chose Tammy from the moment she could hold a pencil. The stories may have changed through the years, from creative fiction to television news reporting, but Tammy's passion for words (and fondness for pencils) continues on.
Guest Reviews
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Location
  • Yarmouth Airport (2.9 km)
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Map Marker BEST WESTERN Mermaid
545 Main Street, Yarmouth, NS