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This hotel offers roadside travellers easy access to Highway 17 and a free continental breakfast

Pros
  • Free Wi-Fi, free continental breakfast, free parking
  • Guests liked this hotel's proximity to Highway 17
  • Clean rooms, according to guests
  • Good customer service, according to guests
Cons
  • Aging decor, according to guests
  • A few guests found the sofabeds hard to pull out
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Editor's Analysis
Updated Dec 17, 2012
Overview
This hotel is located within a 1-minute drive from Highway 17. Given that Dryden is the halfway point between major centres like Winnipeg and Thunder Bay and its proximity to the highway, this hotel is frequently used by roadside travellers stopping off for the night as part of a longer journey.

All of the 61 rooms at this hotel have free Wi-Fi, a coffeemaker, a hair dryer and an iron and ironing board. Rooms are furnished with either queen or double beds. Some have a sofabed and/or a mini-fridge. Pets are allowed for $9.95 per night (maximum 2 pets per room).

There is no restaurant on-site, but guests are offered a complimentary standard continental breakfast daily (baked goods, coffee and juice).

The Dryden Fairgrounds (home of the Dryden Fall Fair, which has been running for over 100 years) is a 10-minute walk away. The Dryden District Museum, which has exhibits on local history and culture, is just over a 15-minute walk away. The Dryden Golf and Curling Club is a 20-minute walk away. (All distances and travel time estimates: Google Maps)

Confirmed with a front desk agent: Wi-Fi, parking and breakfast (call date: December 14, 2012.)
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The Good
Many of the reviews used for this analysis were favourable and guests were impressed with this hotel's location and with the customer service.

Location was a big draw for several guests, who liked this hotel's proximity to Highway 17. They said it was easy to find, and given that a number of guests were staying at this hotel for the night as part of a longer journey, they found the nearby access to the main artery facilitated their journey.

Guests were impressed with the service received from staff at this hotel. Front desk staff and management were mentioned specifically.

A number of guests found it convenient having a complimentary continental breakfast served on site.

Rooms were clean and generally well-maintained, according to guests.
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The Bad
Many of the reviews used for this analysis were positive but guests did have a few complaints in common. They mostly centred on aging decor.

A few guests had trouble with the sofabeds and said that they were hard to pull out, and that there was very little space in the room once they had the bed out.

Decor was said to be aging and a number of updates were suggested by guests, including carpets and linens.

A few guests were disappointed that not all rooms had a mini-fridge.

Some guests said that there was inadequate seating available in the breakfast room to fit all the guests that wanted to dine at the same time.
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TripAdvisor.com guest reviewers ranked this hotel #5 out of 10 Dryden hotels based on 21 reviews.

Hotels.com guest reviewers rated this hotel 3.5 out of 5 based on 11 reviews.

Booking.com guest reviewers rated this hotel 7.2 out of 10 based on 7 reviews.

Confirmed with a front desk agent: Wi-Fi, parking and breakfast (call date: December 14, 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.
Guest Reviews
7.3
Good

Rated 7.3/10 based on 118 reviews

Ranked #3 out of 3 hotels in Dryden

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Location
Map Marker Comfort Inn Dryden
522 Government Street, Dryden, ON