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Great hot breakfast, clean and spacious rooms, convenient access to restaurants and shopping

Pros
  • Free Wi-Fi, parking and full breakfast
  • Friendly staff, according to many guests
  • Many guests enjoyed the hot breakfast and felt the selection was good
  • The rooms were described as clean and comfortable
Cons
  • A few guests claimed there were electrical problems, specifically blown fuses
  • The Wi-Fi had poor connection and lagged, according to a couple guests
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Freebies
Free Wi-fi
Free Breakfast
Free Parking
Rates & Availability
Editor's Analysis
Updated Dec 27, 2012
Overview
This budget hotel is located near the downtown area of Pembroke and may appeal to guests looking to explore the area by car. Shopping and restaurants may be accessed within a 5-minute drive while downtown attractions like Riverside Park and Pembroke Marina are 9 minutes away by car.

With 33 rooms over 2 floors, this hotel is 100% smoke-free and offers free parking, Wi-Fi and breakfast. Bus and large vehicle parking is available. There is an on-site bbq and picnic area, free weekday paper, express check in and check out and pets are permitted ($10 per day).

Each air conditioned room comes furnished with 2 queen or 1 king bed, flat-screen TV with cable, a mini-fridge, a microwave, a coffee/tea maker, an iron and ironing board, a hair dryer and a desk and chair. Upgraded rooms feature an in-bath whirlpool, robes and pay-per-view movies.

There are several dining options available nearby, such as Boston Pizza, Finnigan's Roadhouse and East Side Mario's (5-minutes away by car). Shopping is nearby at the Pembroke Mall, a 9-minute drive from the hotel. The Bonnechere Caves (underground guided tours) is a 36-minute drive south on Highway 41. (All driving time estimates: Google Maps)
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The Good
The majority of the reviews used for this analysis were positive and guests frequently praised the breakfast selection, complimented the staff and service, were pleased with the cleanliness of the rooms and found the location to be convenient.

The biggest compliment among reviews was regarding the hot breakfast included in the rate. Many guests felt the selection was good and were pleasantly surprised to find hot breakfast items like sausage, bacon, pancakes and waffles included.

Many guests were happy with the service and described the staff as friendly.

Rooms were spacious, clean and comfortable, according to many guests.

Some guests found the location to be convenient to the main road and amenities such as restaurants and local attractions.
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The Bad
While the positive reviews outweighed the negative reviews, there were a few isolated complaints from guests. Negative feedback focused on a musty smell in rooms, the Wi-Fi not working properly and electrical problems like the fuses being blown out.

There were a few guests who claimed they had no electricity for a short period of time due to fuses being blown out.

The Wi-Fi was slow and lagged, according to a few guests.
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Sources
Booking.com rated this hotel 6.8 out of 10 based on 16 reviews.

Orbitz.com rated this hotel 3.7 out of 5 based on 3 reviews.

TripAdvisor.com ranked this property #4 out of 9 hotels in Pembroke based on 31 reviews.
Editor's Analysis by Jennee R.
Analyzed by Jennee R.
Jennee loves to travel and loves to live vicariously through others to help them find the right place to rest their heads while away from home.
Guest Reviews
6.9
Fair

Rated 6.9/10 based on 103 reviews

Ranked #2 out of 2 hotels in Laurentian Valley

Map Marker Econo Lodge Pembroke
1218 Pembroke St. East, Laurentian Valley, ON