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Near Hwy 9 & 21, free Wi-Fi, but guest concerns about the condition of the rooms 

Pros
  • Free Wi-Fi and free parking
  • A few guests found their rooms generally comfortable
  • A few reviewers complimented the staff for their friendly service
  • A couple of guests found the location convenient for exploring the area by car
Cons
  • No on-site dining
  • Many guests thought that their rooms were in need of renovations
  • Several reviewers described unpleasant smells in their rooms
Freebies
Free Wi-Fi
Free Parking
Editor's Analysis
Updated Feb 11, 2014
Overview
This hotel is situated within a 2-minute drive of the intersection of Highways 9 and 21. Offering convenient highway access and within a 4-minute drive of town centre attractions, this property is well suited for guests looking to explore the area by car.

Both smoking and non-smoking accommodations are available. All rooms include free Wi-Fi, free local calls, a 32" flat screen TV, a microwave, a mini-fridge, a coffeemaker and individual climate control. Wheelchair-accessible rooms are not available.

Free parking is available on site and pets are permitted in select rooms for an additional fee of $10 per night.

Other on-site amenities include coin-operated laundry machines, free coffee in the lobby, an ice machine, a guest BBQ area and a 24-hour front desk. This hotel does not offer on-site dining.

The town centre area, which is about 4 minutes away by car, features the Kincardine Lighthouse, the Bluewater Summer Playhouse, Walker House museum, the Millennium Park and Gardens, a marina and the Kincardine beach. The Stoney Island Conservation area is 8 minutes away by car, while the Inverhuron Provincial Park is a 20-minute drive away. 

The Toronto Pearson International Airport (YYZ) is about 2.5 hours away by car, depending on traffic. (All driving time estimates: Google Maps)

Verified by a front desk agent on February 7, 2014: Pet policy and wheelchair accessibility.
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The Good
Many guests seemed somewhat unhappy with their stay at this hotel, among the reviews used for this analysis. However, a few guests agreed that the rooms and beds were generally comfortable, while a few other reviewers appreciated that their rooms were equipped with a mini-fridge and a microwave. A couple of guests described their rooms as quiet.

A few guests praised the staff for their friendly service, while a couple of reviewers found the location convenient for exploring the area by car.

Several reviewers found their rooms to be clean, but some other guests did not (see below).

The room rates were thought to be reasonable or "cheap" by several guests, however, some reviewers disagreed (see below for more details).
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The Bad
Many guests described their rooms as dated, rundown and in need of renovations, among the reviews sourced for this editorial. Guests mentioned walls that needed to be re-painted, a worn mattress, stained carpeting and water/mould stains on the ceiling. One reviewer added, "cabinet doors were flaking. The sink was cracked and rusty. The tub looked slightly stained." 

Several guests noticed an unpleasant smell in their room and one of these guests described the smell as musty. A couple of reviewers said that their rooms did not meet their cleanliness expectations.

While some reviewers thought that the room rates were reasonably priced, a few guests thought that this hotel did not offer good value for the money they spent.
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Show Sources
Sources
Expedia.ca gave this hotel an average score of 2.8 out of 5, with 76% of 17 guests recommending the property.

TripAdvisor.ca ranked this hotel #5 out of 6 hotels in Kincardine, with an average score of 2.5 out of 5, from 8 reviews.

Booking.com gave this hotel an average score of 5.8 out of 10, based on 31 guest reviews.

The author called the hotel on February 7, 2014 to verify some information.
Editor's Analysis by Tammy B.
Analyzed by Tammy B.
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Rated 4.5/10 based on 184 reviews

Ranked #5 out of 5 hotels in Kincardine

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Location
  • Bruce Peninsula National Park (111.0 km)
Map Marker Knights Inn Kincardine
1111 Sutton Street, Kincardine, ON