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Poorly-rated Angus motel a 15-min drive to CFB Borden with free parking

  • Free Wi-Fi, free parking, free continental breakfast
  • Guests liked this hotel's proximity to CFB Borden
  • Clean, comfortable rooms, according to guests
  • Guests had trouble with hot water and with the showers
  • Guests complained about thin walls and noise disturbance
Free Wi-Fi
Free Breakfast
Free Parking
Editor's Analysis
Updated Jan 22, 2015
This hotel is located just under a 15-minute drive to CFB Borden and may be convenient for travellers who need to be in close proximity to the base.

All 27 rooms at this hotel have free Wi-Fi, a 27" TV, a mini-fridge, a microwave,  a hair dryer and an iron and ironing board. Standard rooms have queen or double beds. There are suites available with king, queen or double bed(s) and a sepearate bedroom. Some have a jetted tub or a full kitchen (fridge, stove, pots and pans). Pets are allowed for $10 per night.

There is no on-site restaurant, but guests are provided with a complimentary continental breakfast daily. There are a selection of restaurants within a 10-minute walk. There is free parking on site.

Shopping is just over a 5-minute walk away at Angus City Plaza. There are a number of golf clubs in the area, including the Green Acre Golf Centre (under a 5-minute drive), the Borden Golf Club (10-minute drive) and the Borden Golf and Curling Club (just over a 10-minute drive away). The downtown Barrie area is just under a 20-minute drive away. (All distances and travel time estimates: Google Maps)

Confirmed with a front desk agent: Wi-Fi, breakfast and parking (call date: February 21, 2013).
The Good
Reviews used for this analysis seemed to be evenly split between guests who enjoyed their stay and guests who did not. There were a number of positive comments about this hotel's location and about the cleanliness of the rooms.

Guests said that this hotel was conveniently close to CFB Borden (just under a 15-minute drive). They appreciated being in close proximity to shopping and to a good selection of restaurants.

Guests described rooms as clean, well-kept and comfortable. Several guests liked the added convenience of having a fridge and a microwave in their rooms.

The price point was a plus, according to a number of guests who indicated that they received good value for room rate. 

Staff were friendly and responsive to guest requests and were described as pleasant.
The Bad
While there were a number of positive reviews used for this analysis, it seemed that there were almost as many negative ones. Guests commonly complained about the heat and about noise disturbances.

A number of guests had issues regulating heat in their rooms and found them to be excessively cold. Some guests said that the hallways were cold as well.

Noise disturbance was an issue for a number of guests, who complained of thin walls and suggested more could be done to soundproof the rooms.

A few guests had issues with hot water supply in the bathrooms and said that the showers were difficult to operate.

A couple of guests complained of lingering odours of cigarette smoke in their rooms.

A couple of guests found the lack of an elevator to be inconvenient.

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Sources guest reviewers ranked this hotel #2 out of 2 hotels in Angus based on 4 reviews. guest reviewers rated this hotel 7.2 out of 10 based on 21 reviews. guest reviewers rated this hotel 4 out of 5 based on 6 reviews.

The author called the hotel on February 21, 2013 to verify some information.
Editor's Analysis by Heather W.
Analyzed by Heather W.
Driven by the sense that every person, place or thing has a story to tell and a skill for being in the wrong place at the right time, Heather is a well-traveled writer.
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