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Clean rooms, just over a 5-minute walk to the Grand River Raceway and Casino

Pros
  • Free Wi-Fi, free parking, free continental breakfast
  • Guests liked this hotel's proximity to the Grand River Raceway and Casino and to restaurants
  • Clean, comfortable rooms, according to guests
  • Guests praised friendly staff
Cons
  • Some guests thought the food was stale at the complimentary continental breakfast
  • Guests thought linens were low-quality and scratchy
  • A few guests were disappointed that there were no hair dryers in the rooms
Freebies
Free Wi-Fi
Free Breakfast
Free Parking
Editor's Analysis
Updated Jan 25, 2013
Overview
This hotel is located just over a 5-minute walk to the Grand River Raceway and Casino and is popular with guests visiting that venue.

All of the 20 rooms at this hotel have free Wi-Fi, a mini-fridge, a microwave, and an iron and ironing board. Rooms are furnished with either two double beds or one king bed. There are rooms with jetted tubs available as well. Pets are allowed for $10 per night.

There is no on-site restaurant, but guests are offered a complimentary continental breakfast daily. There are also a selection of restaurants within a 5-minute walk of the hotel. Free parking is available on site.

The Elora Gorge Conservation Area is within a 10-minute walk from the hotel. Fergus Hospital is just under a 10-minute drive. Mall shopping is nearby at the Gates of Fergus, a 10-minute drive away. The University of Guelph is just over a 25-minute drive away. (All distances and travel time estimates: Google Maps)

Confirmed with a front desk agent: Wi-Fi, breakfast and parking (call date: January 25, 2013).
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The Good
Many of the reviews used for this analysis were positive and guests were pleased with this hotel's location and with the cleanliness of the rooms.

Guests liked this hotel's proximity to the Grand River Raceway and Casino. They also appreciated having a good selection of restaurants and shopping within walking distance.

Rooms were clean and comfortable according to guests. They were also reasonably large and able to accommodate their space needs. 

Guests were pleased with staff and said that they were friendly and helpful. Front desk staff and hotel management were noted as being particularly customer-focused.

Some guests said that the neighbourhood that the hotel was located in was quiet and peaceful.

A number of guests commented on comfy beds. A few guests said that the king beds were particularly comfortable.
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The Bad
The bulk of reviews used for this analysis were favourable, but there were a handful of guest complaints.

A number of guests were disappointed with the quality and the selection of the food offered at the continental breakfast. They said food was stale and that fruit was overripe. A few guests also felt that the breakfast area was small.

A few guests complained about scratchy, threadbare linens and stained sheets.

Some guests were upset that there were no hair dryers in the rooms. 

A couple of guests suggested that decor was aging and that some updates were in order, although they did not make specific suggestions.
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Sources
Hotels.com guest reviewers ranked this hotel 3.5 out of 5 based on 20 reviews.

TripAdvisor.com guest reviewers rated this hotel 2 out of 5 based on 18 reviews.

Expedia.ca guest reviewers rated this hotel 3 out of 5 based on 11 reviews.

The author called the hotel on January 25, 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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Map Marker The Village Inn Elora
66 Wellington Road 7, Elora, ON