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Basic motel, praised by guests for clean rooms and friendly service

Pros
  • Free Wi-Fi and free parking
  • Many reviewers thought that the room rates were reasonable
  • Many guests described their rooms as clean
  • The staff were frequently complimented for their friendly service
  • Several guests found the location convenient for accessing Hwy 11
  • A few reviewers found the beds comfortable
Cons
  • No on-site restaurant
  • A couple of guests noticed a damp smell in the room
Freebies
Free Wi-Fi
Free Parking
Editor's Analysis
Updated Dec 9, 2013
Overview
Situated on Highway 11, this hotel is about a 6-minute drive north of the city and Highway 17. With no on-site dining or recreational facilities, this property is best suited for guests who are looking to spend their time exploring the area by car.

Both smoking and non-smoking accommodations are available. All rooms include free Wi-Fi, free local calls, a TV, a snack bar, a mini-fridge, a microwave and air conditioning. This hotel does not offer wheelchair-accessible rooms.

Free parking with cold weather hook-ups is available on site and pets are permitted in select rooms for an additional fee of $10 per night.

Other on-site amenities include free coffee and fax service. This hotel does not have an on-site restaurant.

Nipissing University is 7 minutes away by car, while the Laurentian Ski Hill and the North Bay Golf and Country Club are both about a 10-minute drive away. The city centre area is about 11 minutes away by car and features The Capitol Centre, the waterfront marina, ferry service to Dokis and the North Bay Area Museum. 

The North Bay/Jack Garland Airport (YYB) and the Canadian Forces Base North Bay are both about 11 minutes away by car. (All driving time estimates: Google Maps)

Verified by a front desk agent on December 9, 2013: Free Wi-Fi, accessible rooms, smoking and pet policies.
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The Good
Among the reviews used for this analysis, many guests seemed generally satisfied with their stay at this hotel and many reviewers thought that the room rates were reasonable.

Many guests described the rooms as clean, while some reviewers added that the rooms were generally comfortable and appeared recently updated. Several guests appreciated the flat screen TV, while a few reviewers thought that the beds were comfortable.

The staff were frequently complimented for their friendly service, and a couple of reviewers said that the front desk staff were responsive to their concerns.

Several guests found the location convenient for accessing the highway, while a couple of reviewers appreciated that this motel permitted pets.
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The Bad
There were few common concerns found for this property, among the reviews used for this editorial. However, a couple of guests noticed humidity and musty smells in their rooms. One reviewer said that the linens were damp, while another guest found mould on the baseboards.

While many guests found the rooms clean, a few reviewers said that the rooms did not meet their cleanliness expectations and a couple of guests thought that the rooms were in need of updates, specifically the carpeting.
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Show Sources
Sources
Expedia.ca gave this hotel an average score of 3.4 out of 5, with 86% of 7 guests recommending the property.

TripAdvisor.ca ranked this hotel #14 out of 25 hotels in North Bay, with an average score of 3 out of 5, from 18 reviews.

Booking.com gave this hotel an average score of 7.5 out of 10, based on 31 guest reviews.

The author called the hotel on December 9, 2013 to verify some information.
Editor's Analysis by Tammy B.
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Guest Reviews
6.2
Fair
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15 / out of 15
hotels in North Bay

Rated 6.2/10 based on 169 reviews

Ranked #15 out of 15 hotels in North Bay

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Location
Map Marker Bay Motel
4335 Highway 11 North, North Bay, ON