This hotel is located in an urban area, less than a 5-minute drive from downtown Pembroke and right off the Trans Canada Highway. Several restaurants and shops are nearby making this hotel well-suited for guests wanting an easy access hotel with a variety of off-site amenities close by.
This 100% non-smoking hotel boasts 88 individually climate controlled rooms over 3 floors. Standard rooms include a flat screen TV with cable, in-room movies, a coffee/tea maker, a mini-fridge, a microwave, an alarm clock, an iron and ironing board, a hair dryer and twin vanities.
Suites include a kitchenette, a sofabed and either 1 queen or 2 double beds. Upgraded rooms may include robes, a jetted tub and/or a fireplace. Poolside rooms are available, which provide direct access to the indoor pool. Free Wi-Fi, wired internet and local calls are available in all rooms. All room walls are apparently extra insulated for noise control.
Hotel amenities include a fitness centre, an indoor pool, a hot tub, individual men's and women's saunas, a games/arcade room, a business centre (computer/copy/fax) and express checkout.
Free parking is available on-site (large vehicles can be accommodated). Breakfast is complimentary.
On-site dining is available at Westwinds Restaurant, a full service steakhouse that serves breakfast, lunch and dinner. The restaurant is open Monday to Friday from 6:30 am to 10 pm and weekends from 7 am to 10 pm.
The hotel is located directly on the OFSC trails (Ontario Federation of Snowmobile Clubs). Other outdoor attractions like the Bonnechere Caves (guided underground tours) and Espirit Rafting Adventures (white water rafting) are a 35 to 45-minute drive away. For off-site dining, there are several restaurants like Joey's Seafood Restaurant, East Side Mario's and The Nook Creperie Inc. (French cuisine) located within a 7-minute drive from the hotel. Shopping is nearby at the Pembroke Centre, a 9-minute drive from the property. (All driving estimates: Google Maps)
The positive reviews outnumbered the negative reviews used for this analysis. Guests spoke favourably about the staff, thought the rooms were spacious and clean, found the location convenient and thought the beds were comfortable.
The biggest compliment from reviewers was regarding the staff. They were described as friendly and professional and were praised for providing excellent service.
Many guests described the rooms as spacious and clean.
Several reviewers found the location easy to find and liked the proximity of the hotel to the highway.
Some guests thought the beds were comfortable. One reviewer said "it was like sleeping on a cloud".
While the reviews used for this analysis were mainly positive, there were some common concerns among reviewers. Guests felt rates were expensive, complained about loud air conditioner units, claimed the hotel smelled like chlorine thoughout and complained about a slow internet connection.
Several guests felt the hotel was not a good value. Things like the dated decor, age of the building and average room size brought the value down for some reviewers.
Some reviewers claimed the air conditioning units were loud and were disturbed by the noise at night.
The lobby and hallways smelled like chlorine, according to some guests. They were displeased with the smell and found it to be overwhelming.
A couple guests complained about the internet connection being slow and lagging, specifically business travellers.
rated this hotel 7.8 out of 10 based on 9 reviews.
Expedia.ca rated this hotel 3.6 out of 5 based on 5 reviews.
Hotels.com rated this property 3.4 out of 5 based on 13 reviews.
TripAdvisor.com ranked this property #5 out of 9 hotels in Pembroke based on 53 reviews.