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Indoor pool and complimentary continental breakfast, about an hour's drive from Pelee Island

Pros
  • Free Wi-Fi, free wired Internet, free parking, free continental breakfast
  • Clean, comfortable rooms, according to guests
  • Guests liked this hotel's proximity to shops and restaurants
  • Guests said staff focused on their needs
Cons
  • Guests complained about aging decor
  • A few guests were bothered by unpleasant odours in their rooms
  • Lumpy beds, according to guests
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Freebies
Free Wi-fi
Free Breakfast
Free Parking
Free Internet
Rates & Availability
Editor's Analysis
Updated Jan 11, 2013
Overview
Many visitors to Leamington are in town to visit nearby Pelee Island. This hotel is well-suited to Pelee Island day trippers (just over an hour's drive, including ferry crossing). 

All of the 77 rooms at this hotel have free Wi-Fi, wired Internet, a mini-fridge, a microwave, a coffeemaker, a hair dryer and an iron and ironing board. Rooms are furnished with king, queen or double beds. Pets are allowed for $10 per night.

There is no on-site restaurant, but guests are offered a complimentary continental breakfast daily. Guests can also walk to restaurants near the hotel within about 10 minutes. On-site amenities include free parking, an indoor pool and a gym.

This hotel is just over a 10-minute walk to downtown Leamington. Pelee Point National Park is a 15-minute drive away and the Pelee Island Winery is also a 15-minute drive away. (All distances and travel time estimates: Google Maps)

Confirmed with a front desk agent: Wi-Fi, wired Internet, pet policy, parking and breakfast (call date: January 11, 2013).
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The Good
Many of the reviews used for this analysis were positive and guests were most impressed with the customer service and with the cleanliness of the rooms.

Guests described rooms as clean, well-maintained and comfortable. Several guests commented on how spacious the rooms were and how the were easily able to accommodate their needs, even for those travelling in larger groups (families).

Location was a draw for a number of guests who appreciated being within walking distance to a number of shops and restaurants.

Staff were friendly and focused on customer needs. Front desk staff was noted specifically as being proactive and aware, making sure that guests were comfortable. Management and front desk staff were mentioned by name with thanks from guests.

A number of guests enjoyed the pool area, saying that it was large and clean and that there was an adequate supply of fresh towels.
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The Bad
For the most part, based on reviews used for this analysis, guests had a good experience staying at this hotel. There were some common complaints about unpleasant odours in the rooms and about aging decor.

A few guests complained about unpleasant odours in their rooms and in the hallways. Some guests described the smells as musty and others said that there were lingering odours of cigarette smoke. They suggested that more could be done to ventilate and freshen the rooms.

Some guests complained about aging decor and suggested that the hotel could use a makeover. Carpets, furniture and bedding were mentioned specifically. 

A number of guests said that beds were lumpy, overly soft and uncomfortable. A few guests felt that they interfered with the quality of their sleep.
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Sources
TripAdvisor.com guest reviewers ranked this hotel #4 out of 8 Leamington hotels based on 36 reviews.

Hotels.com guest reviewers rated this hotel 3.5 out of 5 based on 16 reviews.

Expedia.ca guest reviewers rated this hotel 4.3 out of 5 based on 7 reviews.

Confirmed with a front desk agent: Wi-Fi, wired Internet, pet policy, parking and breakfast (call date: January 11, 2013).
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.
Guest Reviews
6.9
Fair

Rated 6.9/10 based on 193 reviews

Ranked #4 out of 4 hotels in Leamington


9 out of 10 | Verified Guest stayed June 29, 2010

"Service was great - wouldn't think twice about staying again"

"The service was good - they looked after us well - only concern would be that someone was not always at the desk - not really good for security purposes."

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5 out of 10 | Chris stayed June 26, 2010

"Hotel was okay but not as advertised ... many things were not finished or in poor shape ... was in the pool when staff started cleaning and sprayed shoes with water. I thought I was getting a different room from the pictures and discussion with operator was disappointed on check in."

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8 out of 10 | Hilary stayed May 23, 2010

"hotel, pool sauna, hot tub and waffles!"

"nice pool, hot tub, sauna... The breakfast waffles were a treat too!"

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10 out of 10 | Sarah stayed September 07, 2009

"Excellent staff, great customer service. Above and beyond."

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8 out of 10 | Philip stayed July 25, 2006

"Overall, this hotel is clean, the staff very friendly and helpful, and the beds comfortable. Don't expect any "wow"s though. We rented their largest room, and were mildly disappointed with the size of it, and the amenities. They cover the basics very well though, and provide great service. People are wonderful."

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8 out of 10 | Verified Guest stayed August 24, 2005

"Would be so nice if a person could always rely on better alternatives for breakfast without having to walk to the nearest restaurant."

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8 out of 10 | Frederico stayed June 12, 2005

"In our particular case we like to go to places where there is music while dinning or live bands playing. The front desk didn't have this information at hand, however they did their best in calling places to find out. This was commendable. Thank you."

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Location
  • Point Pelee National Park (9.1 km)
Map Marker Howard Johnson Inn Leamington
201 Erie Street North, Leamington, ON