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South London hotel near Hwy 401 with well-equipped rooms, free breakfast and nearby dining

  • Free Wi-Fi, free breakfast and free parking
  • Guests enjoyed newly renovated rooms
  • The staff were frequently complimented for their friendly service
  • Many reviewers found the hotel well located for accessing Highway 401
  • Several guests thought that the room rates were reasonable
  • Several reviewers appreciated the free breakfast
  • Some guests complained of renovating disturbances
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Editor's Analysis
Updated Jan 6, 2015
This property is situated within a 1-minute drive of Highway 401 and White Oaks Mall. With no on-site recreational facilities, this hotel is well suited for guests looking to spend their time exploring the area by car.

All rooms are smoke free and include free Wi-Fi, a mini-fridge, a microwave, a TV, a desk and individual climate control. Select rooms also include a kitchenette, while wheelchair-accessible rooms are also available. Pets are not permitted in guest rooms.

A free breakfast is served daily from 6:30am to 9:30am. Dining is available next door at Southside Grill open for 3 meals daily.

Other on-site amenities include free parking, a 24-hour front desk, meeting space and an ATM.

The downtown area of London is 15 minutes away by car and features the Budweiser Gardens (arena and concert venue), the Grand Theatre (performing arts venue) and the Covent Garden Market. The University of Western Ontario and Fanshawe College are both about a 16-minute drive away. The London International Airport (YXU) is 20 minutes away by car. (All driving time estimates: Google Maps)

Verified by a front desk agent on March 21, 2014: Free breakfast hours are from 6:30am to 9:30am.
The Good
Among the reviews used for this analysis, many guests seemed generally happy with their stay at this hotel.

The rooms were often described as clean, while some other reviewers added that their rooms were generally comfortable and spacious.

The staff were frequently complimented for their friendly and helpful service.

Many guests found the hotel conveniently located for accessing Highway 401, while a couple of reviewers found shopping and restaurants nearby.

Several reviewers said that they appreciated the free breakfast and a few guests specifically mentioned enjoying the hot items provided.

Several guests thought that the room rates were reasonable and that the hotel offered good value for the money they spent.
The Bad
There were few concerns or complaints found for this hotel, among the reviews sourced for this editorial. Some guests were disturbed by noise during recent renovations (winter of 2014).

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Sources gave this hotel an average score of 4 out of 5, with 94% of 508 guests recommending the property. ranked this hotel #16 out of 42 hotels in London, with an average score of 4 out of 5, from 234 reviews.

The author called the hotel on March 21, 2014 to verify some information.
Editor's Analysis by Tammy B.
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Guest Reviews

Rated 7.7/10 based on 738 reviews

Ranked #19 out of 30 hotels in London


8 out of 10 | Verified Guest stayed September 08, 2013

"Good value for our money."


8 out of 10 | Verified Guest stayed July 17, 2013

"We went to a concert at Budweiser gardens. It was Very conviently located. Front desk staff very friendly Breakfast in morning was good! For what we Paid it was very reasonable! Would stay again If in the area"


9 out of 10 | Kenneth stayed August 16, 2012

"good value, helpful staff."

"hot breakfast excellent, with 1 woman (staff) so well organised and friendly she was a great start to the day."


7 out of 10 | Shannon stayed July 21, 2011

"This hotel was very basic yet it did meet our needs. I disliked the options available for breakfast."


8 out of 10 | Verified Guest stayed June 14, 2011

"Great for a quick overnighter"

"Clean, comfortable, courteous staff and handy to Hwy. 401, shopping and restaurants. Not a 4-star but we have used this hotel for years for overnight medical visits to London. Rates are excellent and a full breakfast is included."


8 out of 10 | Linda stayed June 12, 2011

"friendly staff -clean room- quiet- great breakfast"


5 out of 10 | Michelle stayed March 22, 2011

"I was waiting for someone to say"

"You definitely get what you pay for. If you want a cheap place to crash and that's it..this is the place. #1 it is located directly behind a xxx massage parlour. This gave it a nice creepy vibe. Customer service was pretty dismal. The whole feeling of the hotel was sad & lonely. The decor was outdated. I wouldn't go back."


7 out of 10 | Helen stayed February 26, 2011

"We recommend the hotel"

"Easily accessble from 401. Clean, comfortable room. Full hot breakfast included. Great value!"

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9 out of 10 | Verified Guest stayed April 07, 2010

"Not my first time staying....nor will it be my last. Great place."


9 out of 10 | Richard stayed October 31, 2009

"Stacy was a sweet heart and a great asset for the hotel."


8 out of 10 | Verified Guest stayed September 29, 2009

"thermostat was not functioning"


9 out of 10 | Verified Guest stayed May 28, 2006

"The room was much larger than we thought and the amenities in the room were very plentiful. There was a microwave, mini-fridge, tv, phone, etc. We would definately stay here again!"


3 out of 10 | Robert stayed April 23, 2006

"We asked for a non smoking room but noticed when we arived that there was an ashtry in the bathroom along with some matches and the room smelled of smoke!!! Also the room wasn't very clean.There were Q tips on the carpet along with a lot of dust on pretty much everything. The furniture was old and run down and needs to be replaced. I wouldn't stay there again!!"


4 out of 10 | James stayed November 13, 2005

"Washrooms were in need of upgrading. Sink was cracked and deteriorating while surround tub and enclosure looked just as old. I did not shower here. My three daughters stayed in another room which upon entering did not smell pleasant or fresh. They immediately had to ask for another room which they got. My youngest daughter has allergies, therefore the chemicals that you use to clean the rooms can cause her various problems."


9 out of 10 | Paul stayed September 05, 2005

"Thank you very much, my self and the familly liked it very much and next year we'll be staying with you guys again plus some others,because I'll make sure I will refer you to them. Thanks again!!!"


7 out of 10 | Verified Guest stayed July 14, 2005

"The free breakfast food especially the pancakes were hard taste sour."


4 out of 10 | Catherine stayed May 30, 2005

"The bathtub was not cleaned properly, therefore I didn't feel as comfortable as I had expected to."


9 out of 10 | Verified Guest stayed April 03, 2005

"Loved the breakfast!"


7 out of 10 | Phil stayed November 18, 2004

"It chief asset of this hotel was that it was close to Highway 401 and the cost was reasonable. I appreciated the refrigerator (but it should be defrosted) and the fact that outgoing galls to 800 numbers were free. The weaknesses: The heating unit needed some repair work. The room temperature was about 28 degrees Celsius when we arrived. I shut the unit off but there was still an annoying hum so we pulled the plug. The drapes needed some repair work. There were weights on two of the panels that needed to be attached to help them hang properly. In this way when they were closed they would shut out the strong light from the next door shopping center�s parking lot. The strong light coming through the drapes was very distracting in trying to get to sleep. I looked for a blanket to cover the window but there was no spare blanket in the room. This hotel had a large portion of truckers as its guest. That fact would probably restrict the number of drive in guests with cars considering this hotel as their overnight stop. Would you recommend this hotel to someone else? Yes but you must bring your own blanket."


10 out of 10 | Verified Guest stayed July 27, 2004

"I booked very last minute and forgot to let them know it would be a late check-in, but they were very accomadating and still tried to make me very comfortable! Thanks for being so great!"


9 out of 10 | Robert stayed February 16, 2004

"We found the hotel to be very clean, the staff were very friendly and the rooms were quite spacious."

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