Updated Feb 12, 2013
This hotel is located about a 5-minute drive to the University of Guelph and is well-suited for travellers who are visiting or who have business to attend to at the university.
This hotel has just completed extensive renovations (January 2013). All of the 137 rooms at this hotel have free Wi-Fi, a coffeemaker, a hair dryer and an iron and ironing board. Standard rooms are furnished with king, queen or double beds. Suites have a mini-fridge, a microwave and a king or queen bed with a sofabed. Some suites have a jetted tub. Pets are permitted for $35 per stay.
Guests can dine on site at Gazebo’s Restaurant & Lounge serving breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. There is also a good selection of restaurants within a 5 to 10-minute walk of the hotel. On-site amenities include free parking, an indoor pool, a gym and a children's playground.
Mall shopping is nearby at Stone Road Mall, a 5-minute walk away. Downtown Guelph is just under a 10-minute drive away. The Starkey Hill Conservation Area is just over a 15-minute drive away. (All distances and travel time estimates: Google Maps)
Confirmed with a front desk agent: Wi-Fi and parking (call date February 6, 2013).
The vast majority of reviews used for this analysis were favourable and guests were pleased with the customer service and with the hotel's location.
Guests were impressed with staff at this hotel. Staff were proactive in dealing with guest complaints and responsive to requests. Staff were also described as friendly, helpful and knowledgeable. Front desk staff and housekeeping were noted as being particularly good.
Location was a draw for a number of guests who appreciated this hotel's proximity to shopping, restaurants and to the University of Guelph (just over a 5-minute drive). Guests also felt that the hotel was easy to locate.
Rooms were clean, comfortable and spacious, according to guests. A number of guests commented on pleasant extra touches in the rooms that enhanced their stay, like good quality toiletries and heated bathroom floors.
There were some additional comments about comfy beds and pillows and from guests who enjoyed using the pool.
Almost all of the reviews used for this analysis were positive and guests rarely complained. There were a few isolated complaints that didn't seem to reflect the common guest experience.
A few guests complained of noise disturbance from guests in adjacent rooms and in the hallways. A few guests felt that noise travelled down the hallways from the pool.
One guest felt that the curtains were insufficient in blocking light from the outside.
guest reviewers ranked this hotel #8 out of 12 Guelph hotels based on 67 reviews.
Booking.com guest reviewers rated this hotel 8.5 out of 10 based on 20 reviews.
Expedia.ca guest reviewers rated this hotel 3.7 out of 5 based on 15 reviews.
The author called the hotel on February 6, 2013 to verify some information.