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Picnic grounds and BBQ area in a park-like setting, just over a 5-minute drive from the 401

Pros
  • Free Wi-Fi, free continental breakfast, free parking
  • Clean, well-maintained rooms, according to guests
  • Guests said the hotel was close to the 401
  • A number of guests liked the price point
Cons
  • Aging decor in need of updates, according to guests
  • Guests complained about unpleasant odours in the rooms
  • Some guests were bothered by noise from guests in adjacent rooms
Freebies
Free Wi-Fi
Free Breakfast
Free Parking
Editor's Analysis
Updated Dec 12, 2012
Overview
This pet-friendly hotel (pets are allowed at no extra charge), with picnic grounds and green space on site, may be well-suited for guests who are travelling with pets.

Guests can choose between rooms furnished with queen or double beds. All 82 rooms at this hotel have free Wi-Fi, a 32" TV, a mini-fridge, a microwave, a hair dryer, a coffeemaker and an iron and ironing board.

There is no on-site restaurant, but guests are offered a complimentary continental breakfast daily. There are a number of restaurants within a 5-minute drive. On-site amenities include free parking, a basketball court and a volleyball court.

Just over a 5-minute drive away from Highway 401, this hotel is located nearby a number of shops. Big box stores are just over a 1-minute drive away. Outlet shopping is nearby at Southworks Outlet Mall (just under a 15-minute drive away). African Lion Safari is just under a 25-minute drive away in Hamilton, Ontario. Chicopee Tube Park is just under a 15-minute drive away (offering tubing in the winter months and ziplining in the summer months). (All distances and travel time estimates: Google Maps)

Confirmed with a front desk agent: Wi-Fi, parking, pet policy and breakfast (call date: December 11, 2012).
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The Good
Although the bulk of reviews used for this analysis were unfavourable, guests did feel that rooms were clean and that the hotel was in a good location.

Guests said that, although their rooms appeared to be older, they felt that they were very clean and well-maintained.

Location was a draw for a number of guests who appreciated the hotel's proximity to the 401 (just over a 5-minute drive). 

Several guests commented favourably on the price point and said that the room rate was reasonable.

Staff were described as friendly and helpful.
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The Bad
The majority of comments used for this analysis were critical. Guests were particularly unhappy with aging decor and with unpleasant odours.

Guests suggested that this hotel was in need of major updates to its decor. Words like shabby, worn and tired appeared frequently in guest's descriptions of their rooms.

Guests complained of unpleasant odours coming from the carpets. A few guests complained of lingering odours of cigarette smoke and suggested that rooms needed to be better ventilated. Guests also complained of mouldy smells and of pet odours.

A few guests said that walls were thin, and that they were bothered by noisy guests in adjacent rooms. 

There were a few complaints from guests about slow and spotty Wi-Fi connections.
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Sources
TripAdvisor.com guest reviewers ranked this hotel #10 out of 10 Cambridge hotels based on 31 reviews.

Booking.com guest reviewers rated this hotel 7.8 out of 10 based on 14 reviews.

Expedia.ca guest reviewers rated this hotel 3.3 out of 5 based on 15 reviews.

Confirmed with a front desk agent: Wi-Fi, parking, pet policy and breakfast (call date: December 11, 2012).
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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