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Downtown location, free continental breakfast and free parking, friendly staff

Pros
  • Free Wi-Fi, free continental breakfast, free parking
  • Numerous guests complimented the hotel's friendly and efficient staff
  • The hotel's rooms were found to be clean and spacious by many lodgers
  • Several reviewers were pleased with the hotel's central locale
Cons
  • A few guests reported noise transfer and small beds in their rooms
  • The hotel's rates were expensive according to a few lodgers
Freebies
Free Wi-Fi
Free Breakfast
Free Parking
Editor's Analysis
Updated Mar 20, 2014
Overview
Located about a 4-minute walk from Port Hope's city centre along Highway 2, The Waddell is suitable for business or vacation travellers who prefer a centrally located hotel with a free breakfast, on-site dining, meeting space and easy highway access.

Each of this smoke-free hotel's guest rooms offers air conditioning, free Wi-Fi, cable TV, a coffeemaker, a desk and a private bathroom with free toiletries. Rooms with a balcony, a fireplace and a seating area are also available and the hotel is wheelchair accessible.

Hotel amenities include meeting space, a business centre, an elevator, free parking, a free continental breakfast and on-site dining at Trattoria Gusto, which serves lunch and dinner daily as well as Sunday brunch. Pets are not permitted.

Lake-Land Place offers shopping roughly 5 minutes away on foot, while Port Hope Archives are located next door. Port Hope Harbour can be found a 10-minute walk from the hotel and Peterborough Municipal Airport (YPQ) is about a 35-minute drive away. (All distances and travel time estimates: Google Maps)

Verified with a front desk agent: Free Wi-Fi, free parking, no pets, wheelchair accessible. (Call Date: March 10, 2014)
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The Good
The majority of the reviews sourced for this analysis were positive, with much praise going to the hotel's staff, rooms and location.

Many lodgers were pleased with the level of customer service they received during their stay. They characterized the staff as accommodating, helpful, friendly and efficient.

The hotel's accommodations were praised by numerous reviewers. They described their rooms as quiet, spacious, clean and well equipped, with great river views, good Wi-Fi, comfortable beds and large bathrooms. A few patrons had complaints about their lodgings, however (see below).

Several guests enjoyed the hotel's location. They described it as relaxing and close to downtown Port Hope, the beach, Cobourg, the Canadian Firefighters Museum, the Ganaraska River, shopping and restaurants.
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The Bad
While the majority of reviews consulted for this analysis were positive, there were a few common complaints about the hotel's rooms and rates.

Although the majority of reviewers were pleased with their clean and spacious rooms, a few lodgers had complaints. They reported noise transfer in street-facing rooms, small beds, no in-room mini-fridges and dated decor.

A few guests were disappointed with the hotel's rates. They described them as overpriced and expensive, given the hotel's lack of amenities and continental-only breakfast.
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Sources
TripAdvisor.com guest reviews ranked the hotel #6 of 11 Port Hope B&B and Inns with an average rating of 4 out of 5 from 19 reviews.

Booking.com guest reviews rated the hotel 8.1 out of 10 from 17 reviews.

The author called the hotel on March 10, 2014 to verify some information.
Editor's Analysis by Erin H.
Analyzed by Erin H.
Erin loves to travel, and considers it her personal mission to help fellow travellers get the inside scoop, both good and bad, on Canadian Hotels.
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Map Marker The Waddell
1 Walton Street, Port Hope, ON