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6.8 | Fair
Howard Johnson Inn Leamington
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North Leamington hotel with indoor pool, free hot breakfast, and some newly renovated rooms
- Free amenities: Wi-Fi, wired Internet, breakfast, parking, local calls
- Many guests enjoyed the newly renovated rooms and found them clean, comfortable and spacious
- Guests liked the location, near to restaurants, highways, town and Pelee National Park
- Many guests were well pleased with the accommodating staff
- Many guests appreciated the hotel's free breakfast with several hot choices
- Un-renovated rooms were a source of complaint for old TVs and uncomfortable beds
- A couple of guests complained of noise transfer from neighbouring rooms
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Updated May 31, 2015
Formerly a Howard Johnson Inn, the Days Inn - Leaminington is located near to Lake Erie and is well-suited to visitors to Point Pelee National Park, bird watching at the Annual Spring Migration of Birds Festival and travellers wishing to take the ferry to Pelee Island (beaches, winery, kite museum, Heritage Centre), a 2-hour trip including the ferry.
Both smoking and non-smoking rooms are available. All of the 77 rooms at this hotel offer free Wi-Fi, free local calls, cable TV with pay-per-view movies, a coffeemaker, a mini-fridge, a microwave, a desk, an iron and ironing board, a hair dryer and climate control. Rooms are furnished with king or queen beds. Room extras may include a 39" flat screen TV, a pillow top bed, a sofabed and a 2-person jacuzzi. The hotel also offers a 2-room family suite with 2 queen beds, 1 king bed and a full kitchen. Accessible rooms are available.
Free surface parking is available on site and accommodates oversize vehicles.
Guests are offered a free continental breakfast daily with eggs, sausage and self-made waffles. The hotel has an on-site snack bar called Lounge at Days Inn which is open daily from 5 pm to midnight and provides light fare, drinks, a billiard table and limited room service. The town has a large selection of restaurants in the downtown area, about a 10-minute walk, and nearer to the hotel, within a 3-minute walk are Quiznos (inside the Petro Canada station) and Armando's Pizza, just across the street.
On-site amenities include an indoor pool, a hot tub, a sauna, a fitness centre, a business centre, dry cleaning, ice/vending machines, safe deposit box, a BBQ, meeting room and guest laundry. This hotel is equipped with an elevator to the second floor that is operated on request by a staff member.
This hotel is just over a 10-minute walk to the cinema, boutiques and restaurants of downtown Leamington. Pelee Point National Park (hiking, biking) is a 14-minute drive away and the Pelee Island Winery in Kingsville is a 13-minute drive away. Orchard View Golf Club offers 18 holes of golf about an 8-minute drive from the hotel. (All travel time estimates: Google Maps)
Confirmed with front desk on May 31, 2015: family suite has a fully equipped kitchen, elevator details, 2-person jacuzzi in some suites, about half the rooms are renovated at this time
There were many positive reviews online in the reviews that were recently read and considered for this report. It's without a doubt that guests liked the new face lift and management of this property.more
Location was a definite strength of the hotel, near to Pelee National Park for the bird watchers coming to the annual spring festival, in walking distance of good restaurants and town, and with easy access to main highways. Some guests pointed out that the hotel is on the main street of Leamington.
Guests liked the newly renovated rooms, when they happened to get one--as not all the rooms are renovated at this time-- May 2015. They found comfortable beds and rooms that they considered to be spacious and quiet, although there were some minor quibbles about the coffee pot being in the washroom and a lack of electrical outlets.
The staff were seen as a definite plus and were described as welcoming, honest and attentive. Bird watchers were very pleased that the hotel provided lunch to go and opened their breakfast at 4 am for them. One guest was called about and sent his forgotten eReader at the staff's initiative.
The breakfast was for the most part complimented by guests for being free, plentiful, replenished quickly and having good variety, with a selection of hot choices.
One recent guest said the pool and hot tub were well kept and another was pleased with a large supply of towels and good water temperatures. One reviewer commented on the parking and said it was plentiful and the lot was well lit.
The downside to this hotel was voiced by guests who had not been fortunate enough to get a renovated room.more
Complaints centred on these rooms which were described as worn, with stained, smelly carpets, old TVs and uncomfortable beds.
The TVs were described as CRTs having bad picture quality and poor channel selection or no sports channels. Beds were said to be lumpy and uncomfortably hard.
Although many guests seemed to think the value was there, some who got older rooms and paid a higher price during the spring festival were quite disappointed with the hotel.
Occasionally a guest reviewer would complain about smelling smoke in the hotel from the smoking rooms still in existence and about what they thought was the ordinary quality of the free breakfast.
SourcesTripAdvisor.com guest reviewers ranked this hotel #1 out of 8 Leamington hotels, with a guest rating of 4 out of 5, based on 110 reviews.
Expedia.ca guest reviewers rated this hotel 3.4 out of 5 based on 88 reviews.
Booking.com rated this hotel 7.5 out of 10 from 69 reviewers.