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Helpful staff and clean rooms, but concerns with building age and breakfast choices

Pros
  • Free Wi-Fi, free parking, free continental breakfast
  • Several reviewers paid compliments to the hotel's staff and service
  • Many lodgers enjoyed their clean and comfortable rooms
  • The hotel's location was praised by several guests
Cons
  • Some guests found the hotel building itself to be old and rundown
  • A few reviewers experienced odours in their rooms and the lobby
  • The included continental breakfast was found to be lacking by some guests
Freebies
Free Wi-Fi
Free Breakfast
Free Parking
Editor's Analysis
Updated Nov 30, 2012
Overview
Located in Cornwall's city centre and south of Highway 401, the Howard Johnson Cornwall (formerly the Econo Lodge), is suited to those travelling by car who require an economical and easily accessible hotel near the highway in downtown Cornwall.

This hotel has 49 air-conditioned guest rooms and suites, all of which offer one king, one queen or two double beds, free Wi-Fi, cable TV, a mini-fridge, a microwave, a hair dryer, and an iron and ironing board. Hotel amenities include a business centre and a game room.

This hotel is wheelchair accessible, parking is free, and up to two pets (maximum weight 20lbs each) are permitted for a fee of $10 per night. A free continental breakfast is served to all guests, and other nearby dining options include East Side Mario's (next door), McDonald's (next door) and Kelseys (a 3-minute walk southeast of the hotel).

The Howard Johnson Cornwall is roughly a 5-minute drive from New York State via the International Bridge. Local attractions include the historic Cornwall Jail, built in 1834 (a 5-minute drive southeast), Akwesasne Mohawk Casino (about a 12-minute drive), and Cornwall Square Shopping Centre which can be found 5 minutes away by car. (All distances and travel time estimates: Google Maps)

Verified with a front desk agent: Free Wi-Fi, free parking, pets stay for $10 per pet per stay (call date: Nov. 28, 2012).

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The Good
Guest reviews used for this analysis showed a positive response to the hotel's staff, rooms, and location.

Several reviewers offered compliments to the hotel's staff. They characterized them as friendly, professional, and exceptionally helpful, with good service. One guest remarked, "the receptionist helped us with our every need".

Many guests praised their accommodations at this hotel. They described their rooms as large, clean, modern and quiet, with comfortable beds. These guests were also pleased with the cost of their rooms, one guest mentioning, "consider the place if you are on a tight budget".

The hotel's location was highlighted by several lodgers. They described it as centrally located, close to the US border, and that there were many restaurants within walking distance from the hotel.
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The Bad
Negative reviews found for this analysis mentioned the hotel's rundown decor, odours, and lack of breakfast selection.

Some guests found the hotel building itself to be rundown and old, citing peeling wallpaper and tarnished fixtures. These guests mentioned one would be paying only for the room, not the hotel facilities.

A few reviewers complained of odours in their rooms. They reported smelling smoke in non-smoking rooms, and a musty smell in the lobby.

The included continental breakfast was a source of disappointment for some lodgers. They mentioned the selection left a lot to be desired, and that the hours it was offered (7 am to 9 am) were too short.
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Sources
TripAdvisor.com guest reviewers ranked the hotel #8 out of 12 Cornwall hotels from 33 reviews.

Expedia.com guest reviews rated the hotel 3.1 out of 5 with a 70% recommendation rate from 10 reviews.

Verified with a front desk agent: Free Wi-Fi, free parking, pets stay for $10 per pet per stay (call date: Nov. 28, 2012).
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 Howard Johnson Cornwall
1142 Brookdale Ave., Cornwall, ON