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Near University of Guelph, comfortable beds but some guests say hotel needs updates

Pros
  • Free Wi-Fi, free breakfast and free parking
  • Several guests liked the hotel's proximity to the 401 and University of Guelph
  • The beds were comfortable, some guests said
Cons
  • According to several guests, the hotel was outdated and described as tired and unkept
  • The continental breakfast was disappointing, according to some guests
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Freebies
Free Wi-fi
Free Breakfast
Free Parking
Rates & Availability
Editor's Analysis
Updated Jan 23, 2013
Overview
Located 1-minute from the nearest 401 interchange and close to University of Guelph, this hotel would be suitable for those who need easy access to the highway or the university or for those who want to explore the area by car.

This hotel is 100% non-smoking and rooms come with a mini-fridge, a microwave, a coffee/tea maker, a hair dryer, an iron and ironing board and a clock radio. Free Wi-Fi and free local calls come with all rooms. Rooms are furnished with 1 king or 2 queen beds.

Hotel amenities include a meeting room, an on-site BBQ, an indoor pool and free Wi-Fi throughout.

Complimentary continental breakfast is served daily from 6 am to 9 am. Free on-site parking is available. This hotel allows pets to stay for a fee of $15 per night.

University of Guelph is a 5-minute drive (southeast) from the hotel. A few dining options are nearby, like Ridgewood Stop Diner, Beechwood Family Restaurant and Tim Hortons, all a 3-minute drive (southeast) from the hotel. (All driving estimates: Google Maps)

Confirmed with a front desk agent January 23, 2013: pet policy, room amenities, continental breakfast, indoor pool and free Wi-Fi.
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The Good
The reviews sourced for this analysis were mixed with positive feedback focusing on the hotel's location and the beds.

Several guests felt the hotel's location was the biggest draw of the hotel. They liked that it was close to the highway and conveniently located to the University of Guelph.

Several guests spoke favourably of the beds and described them as comfortable. 
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The Bad
As mentioned above, the reviews used for this analysis were mixed. Guests complained about the age and overall appearance of the hotel and the breakfast.

The biggest complaint among reviewers was about the age of the hotel. Several guests felt the hotel needed severe upgrading and described the hotel as tired, dingy and unkept.

According to a few reviewers, the continental breakfast was not appetizing and the items were not fresh.
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Sources
TripAdvisor.com rated this hotel 2 out of 5 based on 9 reviews.

Hotels.com rated this hotel 2.8 out of 5 based on 16 reviews.

Expedia.ca rated this property 2.6 out of 5 based 7 reviews.

The author called the hotel to confirm some information on January 23, 2013.
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
5.1
Mediocre

Rated 5.1/10 based on 113 reviews

Ranked #1 out of 1 hotels in Ridgetown

Map Marker Howard Johnson Ridgetown
21198 Victoria Road, Ridgetown, ON