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Silverstar Motel

6.8 | Fair
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2-minute drive from Midland's centre, good rates, great staff, clean rooms

Pros
  • Free Wi-Fi, free parking
  • The staff were praised for their friendly and informative service
  • The hotel's rates were found to be reasonable and affordable by many lodgers
  • Several guests were pleased with their clean and well-equipped rooms
Cons
  • A few guests reported dated decor and no hair dryers
  • Noise transfer was mentioned by a few lodgers
Freebies
Free Wi-Fi
Free Parking
Editor's Analysis
Updated Nov 20, 2013
Overview
Located about a 2-minute drive from Midland's city centre and about a 2-minute drive from the intersection of Highways 25 and 93, the Silver Star Motel (formerly the Chalet Motel), is geared towards travellers who require a well-priced and centrally located hotel with easy highway access and free Wi-Fi.

Each of the hotel's air-conditioned guest rooms comes equipped with free Wi-Fi, cable TV, a coffeemaker, a microwave, a mini-fridge and a desk. Smoking and non-smoking rooms are offered, and the hotel is not wheelchair accessible.

Hotel amenities include 24-hour reception, a business centre, BBQ facilities and free parking. Pets are not permitted. 

Little Lake Park is roughly a 3-minute walk from the hotel, while Georgian Bay General Hospital can be found 4 minutes away by car. Huronia Mall is about a 3-minute drive away and Muskoka Airport (YQA) is a 1-hour and 12-minute drive away. (All distances and travel time estimates: Google Maps)

Verified with a front desk agent: Free Wi-Fi, free parking, pets not permitted, not wheelchair accessible. (Call Date: November 12, 2013)
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The Good
The majority of the reviews sourced for this analysis were positive, with much praise going to the hotel's staff, rates, rooms and location.

The hotel's staff were the source of numerous compliments by guests, who found them friendly, efficient and helpful with directions and sightseeing information. One reviewer remarked, "What makes this place so special, in addition to its great location and facilities, is [the] owners Mr and Mrs Jay. They helped us in many ways during our stay".

Many lodgers praised the hotel's rates. They described them as affordable, budget friendly, economical and "perfect for the price".

The hotel's lodgings were enjoyed by several reviewers. They found their rooms to be clean, well equipped, quiet, functional and spacious, with efficient air conditioning and comfortable beds. A few guests had complaints about their rooms, however (see below).

Several travellers were pleased with the hotel's location. They described it as central and close to restaurants, shopping, downtown Midland, attractions and Wyse Marsh Wild Life Centre.
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The Bad
While the majority of reviews consulted for this analysis were positive, there were a few complaints about the rooms and noise transfer.

Although the majority of reviewers were pleased with their clean and well-equipped rooms, a few guests had complaints. They reported dated decor, musty odours and no in-room hair dryers.

A few lodgers complained of noise disturbances during their stay. They reported noisy in-room air conditioning, street noise and noise from guests in adjacent rooms.
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Sources
Booking.com guest reviews rated the hotel 8.1 out of 10 from 73 reviews.

Expedia.ca guest reviews rated the hotel 3.6 out of 5 with a 92% recommendation rate from 12 reviews.

TripAdvisor.com guest reviews ranked the hotel #3 of 8 Midland hotels with an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 from 10 reviews.

The author called the hotel on November 12, 2013 to verify some information.
Editor's Analysis by Erin H.
Analyzed by Erin H.
Erin loves to travel, and considers it her personal mission to help fellow travellers get the inside scoop, both good and bad, on Canadian Hotels.
Guest Reviews
6.8
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Map Marker Silverstar Motel
748 Yonge St., Midland, ON