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Clean and comfortable Oshawa hotel near 401 with indoor pool and hot tub and free parking

Pros
  • Free Wi-Fi and wired internet, breakfast and parking
  • Many guests appreciated the clean rooms
  • Friendly staff, according to guests
  • Beds and pillows were comfortable, according to reviewers
  • The location was convenient to shopping and restaurants, according to several guests
Cons
  • Some guests complained about noise transfer from hallways and traffic noise
  • A few guests disliked the free breakfast
Freebies
Free Wi-Fi
Free Breakfast
Free Parking
Free Internet
Editor's Analysis
Updated Oct 23, 2014
Overview
About a 6-minute drive to Oshawa's city centre, this Travelodge is close to amenities like shopping, at the Oshawa Centre, and several restaurants. Popular local attractions like The Robert McLaughlin Gallery, Parkwood Estates (a National Historic Site) and Oshawa Community Museum (3 restored nineteenth century homes) are all located within a 10-minute drive of the hotel. This hotel is well-suited for travellers looking to explore the area attractions by car, with access to a variety of amenities within a short drive.

This hotel has 116 rooms over 3 floors and offers complimentary Wi-Fi and wired internet throughout, free breakfast and parking. It has an indoor pool, hot tub, fitness centre, business centre (computer/copy/fax), meeting rooms and AV equipment. 

Other amenities include: same day dry cleaning service (Monday to Friday only), laundry services (coin operated) and currency exchange. Complimentary newspapers are available in the lobby and pets can be accommodated for a fee ($25 for trips 1 week or less, $50 for long term stays).

Standard rooms come with a coffee/tea maker, climate control, a hair dryer, an iron and ironing board, a mini fridge, a microwave, a flat screen TV, free movie channels and a telephone with voicemail and free local and long distance calls within Canada. Cribs are available upon request and wake up call service is available. Smoking rooms can be requested.

Business floor suites include newly renovated bathrooms (renovated December 2011), a desk and chair, a DVD player, a bathrobe and slippers. 

Shopping is available nearby at the Oshawa Centre, a 5-minute drive from the hotel. There are several restaurants located within a 3-minute drive such as The Keg, Baton Rouge, Boston Pizza and Mongolian Grill. The Oshawa Airport (YOO) is an 11-minute drive while the Oshawa GO Station and Oshawa VIA Rail Train Station are both within a 5-minute drive from the hotel. (All travel time estimates: Google Maps)

Confirmed with a front desk agent December 7, 2012: bathroom renovation date, pet policy and dry cleaning service.
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The Good
The positive reviews greatly outnumbered the negative reviews used for this analysis. Guests commended the clean the rooms, praised the staff, thought the beds were comfortable, enjoyed the location and spoke favourably about the breakfast.

Many guests commended the hotel for the cleanliness of the rooms. One reviewer described the room as "immaculate". However, there are mixed reviews and opposing opinions regarding cleanliness (see below).

Several reviewers praised the staff for friendly service.

The beds and pillows were comfortable, according to many guests. One reviewer had "the best sleep on their trip" at this hotel. 

Many guests felt the location was convenient to shopping and restaurants. Several guests enjoyed the fact that the hotel was located close to major roads in Whitby and Oshawa, as well as Highway 401.

The breakfast was enjoyed by many reviewers. Guest enjoyed the selection, which included items like hot waffles, sausages and bacon.

Some guests felt this hotel was a good value for the price paid. 
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The Bad
As mentioned above, the positive reviews outweigh the negative reviews used for this analysis but there were some common complaints among guests. Reviewers complained about noise from the main hallway, highway noise and claimed the rooms smelled like smoke.

A few guests complained about the noise level from the main hallway. These guests complained that the noise was disruptive, especially during the night. In addition, some guests were displeased that they were able to hear traffic noise from the highway.

While the reviews regarding the rooms were mainly positive, there were a few guests who disagreed. A few guests complained about stained carpets in the room, dusty outlets and felt the bathrooms were small.
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Sources
Expedia.ca rated this property 4 out of 5 based on 65 reviews.

Hotels.com rated this hotel 4.2 out of 5 based on 62 reviews.

TripAdvisor.com ranked this hotel #1 out of 4 hotels in Oshawa based on 105 reviews.

Confirmed with a front desk agent December 7, 2012: bathroom renovation date, pet policy and dry cleaning service
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
7.6
Good
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1 / out of 6
hotels in Oshawa

Rated 7.6/10 based on 1886 reviews

Ranked #1 out of 6 hotels in Oshawa

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Location
  • Oshawa Airport (5.1 km)
Map Marker Travelodge Oshawa Whitby
940 Champlain Avenue, Oshawa, ON