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Near Hwy 401, restaurants and shopping, clean rooms and comfortable beds

Pros
  • Free wired internet, breakfast and parking
  • Many guests praised the staff
  • The location was convenient to Highway 401, restaurants and shopping, according to many guests
  • Several guests felt the beds were comfortable
  • Clean rooms, according to guests
Cons
  • A couple guests claimed their rooms had an unpleasant odour
  • The furniture was dated and old, according to a couple guests
Freebies
Free Breakfast
Free Parking
Free Internet
Editor's Analysis
Updated Dec 14, 2012
Overview
Roughly four minutes from Highway 401 with amenities like restaurants and shopping nearby (within a 6-minute drive), this hotel may appeal to roadside travellers seeking accommodations near the highway and who require access to some off-site amenities.

This hotel has 80 rooms and 2 floors and offers free wired internet, free continental breakfast and free parking (large vehicles can be accommodated). Non-smoking and accessible rooms can be requested. Other amenities include: a business centre (computer/fax/copy), currency exchange, laundry facilities (coin-operated) and pets can be accommodated free of charge.

Each air-conditioned room comes furnished with a queen or a double bed, cable TV, pay-per-view movies, a coffee/tea maker, a hair dryer, an iron and ironing board, and a telephone with free local calls. Business class suites come furnished with a desk and chair in addition to the standard room features. Microwaves and mini-fridges are guaranteed in ground room floors only.

There are several restaurants, like Fazio's Restaurant (Italian cuisine), Cyrus Persian Cuisine, Sushi King and King's Oshawa Buffet (Chinese cuisine), within a 6-minute drive from the hotel. Shopping is available at the Oshawa Centre (a 2-storey mall that includes stores like The Bay, H&M, Aldo Shoes and Sport Chek) a 9-minute drive from the hotel. The Oshawa GO Station, Oshawa VIA Rail Train Station and Oshawa Bus Terminal are all located within a 9-minute drive of the hotel. (All driving time estimates: Google Maps)

Confirmed with a front desk agent December 12, 2012: pet policy and microwaves and mini-fridges amenities.
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The Good
Positive reviews outweighed negative reviews, of those sourced for this analysis. Guests praised the staff, spoke favourably about the location, enjoyed the beds and complimented the cleanliness of the rooms.

The staff were frequently commended by reviewers for being friendly and providing excellent service.

Many guests enjoyed the location of the hotel and felt it was convenient for accessing Highway 401, shopping and restaurants. Many guests also liked the fact that the hotel was easy to find off the highway.

Several reviewers thought the beds were comfortable. One reviewer said they "slept like a baby". However, there were opposing opinions and mixed reviews about this (see below). 

Some guests spoke favourably about the rooms and described them as clean and fresh, but there were some opposing opinions from others regarding the room cleanliness (see below).

A few guests thought the breakfast was good and felt the price they paid for their room was a good value.
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The Bad
While the reviews used for this analysis were mainly positive, there were a couple common complaints among guests. Some reviewers claimed there was an unpleasant odour in their suites and criticized the beds.

Although reviews regarding room cleanliness were mainly positive, a handful of guests complained about an unpleasant odour in their rooms, claiming it smelled like cigarette smoke. A couple of guests thought the carpets were dirty and stained.

While many reviewers enjoyed the beds and thought they were comfortable, there were some guests who disagreed. They thought the beds were hard and old. One reviewer described the mattress as "bedrock".

A couple reviewers said the furniture was dated and old.
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Show Sources
Sources
Expedia.ca rated this hotel 3.8 out of 5 based on 57 reviews.

Booking.com rated this hotel 7.4 out of 10 based on 100 reviews.

TripAdvisor.com ranked this property #4 out of 4 hotels in Oshawa based on 37 reviews.

Confirmed with a front desk agent December 12, 2012: pet policy and microwaves and mini-fridges amenities.
Editor's Analysis by Jennee R.
Analyzed by Jennee R.
Jennee loves to travel and loves to live vicariously through others to help them find the right place to rest their heads while away from home.
Guest Reviews
6.9
Fair
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4 / out of 6
hotels in Oshawa

Rated 6.9/10 based on 634 reviews

Ranked #4 out of 6 hotels in Oshawa

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Location
  • Oshawa Airport (5.0 km)
Map Marker Comfort Inn Oshawa
605 Bloor Street West, Oshawa, ON