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Knights Inn Oshawa

3.2 | Very Poor | #6 out of 6 hotels in Oshawa

Unkept motel in east Oshawa with free parking but many very negative complaints

  • Free Wi-Fi and wired internet and parking
  • Convenient location, according to guests
  • Guests described staff as friendly and accommodating
  • Bedbugs were reported by guests in 2012, 2014 and in 2015
  • Guests complained of dirty and run down conditions at the hotel
  • Guests said bedding and tubs were black with dirt
  • A few guests complained of the heat not working and large cracks under the doors letting cold winter air into the room
  • A few guests complained about the bathroom door not closing and the shower not working at all
  • Guests claimed the non-smoking rooms smelled like smoke
  • The air conditioner didn't work properly, according to a few guests
  • A few guests complained about hallway noise
Free Wi-Fi
Free Parking
Free Internet
Editor's Review
Updated Feb 25, 2015
This hotel is situated 7 minutes' drive east of the downtown area of Oshawa. 

Each room comes furnished with 1 queen, 1 double or 2 double beds, cable TV, a coffee/tea maker, a desk and chair and a telephone. Local calls are free and each room comes with free Wi-Fi and wired internet. Some rooms feature a microwave and mini-fridge. Both smoking and non-smoking accommodations are available. 

Free parking is available on-site and pets are not permitted.

There are several restaurants nearby like Egg Crepes Restaurant (American fare), Stav's Steakhouse and Bar and Barnaby's Deli (Greek-Canadian cuisine), all within a 4-minute drive. Ample shopping is available, with two shopping centres (Oshawa Centre and Five Points Mall) within a 9-minute drive.

Downtown Oshawa, which features several arts and cultural attractions like the Ontario Philharmonic (symphony orchestra), the Oshawa Little Theatre (amateur theatrical company) and Oshawa Community Museum, is a 12-minute drive away. The Oshawa GO Station is 6-minutes away by car and the Oshawa VIA Rail Station is a 12-minute drive away.

The Good
Negative reviews outweighed the positive reviews used for this analysis. However there were a few common compliments mentioned by guests regarding the location, the staff and the price paid.

The biggest compliment from reviewers was that the hotel was conveniently located to the downtown area, shopping and Highway 401. 

Several reviewers complimented the front desk staff and described them as friendly and accommodating.

A few guests felt that the room rates were affordable and the value received matched the pricing.
The Bad
As mentioned above, the negative reviews outweighed the positive reviews used for this analysis. Guests said the rooms were not clean, the hotel was outdated, noted bathroom issues, complained about the room temperature, claimed rooms smelled like smoke and grumbled about noise from other guests.

Many guests said they would not likely return to this hotel in the future and several guests complained about the lack of cleanliness in the rooms. One reviewer said their sheets were not changed from the previous stay while another reviewer described the room as filthy.

Several reviewers thought the hotel in general was old. They described the hotel as outdated and rundown. 

A few guests had issues with the bathroom. One guest said the bathroom door would not close while another guest claimed the shower didn't work at all.

Several guests claimed that the air conditioner unit did not work properly.

A few reviewers complained about smelling cigarette smoke in their non-smoking rooms and in the halls.

A couple reviewers were disturbed by noise from other guests in the hallway. 
Show Sources
Sources rated this property 4.9 out of 10 based on 25 reviews. rated this hotel 1 out of 5 based on 4 reviews. ranked this property #6 out of 6 hotels in Oshawa based on 9 reviews.

Confirmed with a front desk agent December 13, 2012: free Wi-Fi.
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
Rated by Guests
3.2 / out of 10
"Very Poor"
Ranked by Guests
6 / out of 6
hotels in Oshawa

The average guest rating for Knights Inn Oshawa is 3.2 out of 10 based on 24 reviews from past guests. This average guest rating ranks Knights Inn Oshawa at #6 out of 6 hotels in Oshawa.

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Map Marker Knights Inn Oshawa
695 King Street East, Oshawa, ON