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Fauld's Motel Sarnia

7.6 | Good

Pet-friendly budget motel offering clean but dated rooms near Hwy 40 in Sarnia

  • Free wired Internet and free parking
  • The motel owners were characterized as polite and friendly by a few reviewers
  • A few guests were pleased with the motel's proximity to restaurants and the highway
  • A few guests liked the lower price point for this motel
  • A few guests said that the rooms were clean and comfortable
  • No Wi-Fi
  • Traffic noise was reported as a disturbance by a couple of guests
  • One guest said the motel did not have 24 hr reception
  • A couple of guests complained about a lack of central heating in their rooms and dim lighting
  • A few guests said the motel was dated
Free Parking
Free Internet
Editor's Analysis
Updated Oct 11, 2014
Located a 2-minute drive from the nearest Highway 40 interchange and a 5-minute drive from the RBC Centre, the Fauld's Motel Sarnia is geared towards road travellers who require an economical and centrally located motel room with easy highway access.

This non-smoking motel has 20 air-conditioned guest rooms, each offering one or two double beds, free wired Internet, cable TV, a coffeemaker, a mini-fridge, a microwave, a desk and chair and a hair dryer. 

The motel offers a BBQ grill, a picnic area and free parking. Dogs are permitted for $10 per dog per night, and the hotel offers wheelchair accessibility.

Nearby dining is available at John's and The Local Hub, which can both be found within a 2-minute walk of the motel. Lambton Mall provides shopping 4-minutes westward by car. 

Bluewater Fun Park is about a 2-minute drive east of The Fauld's Motel Sarnia, while Hiawatha Horse Park is a 4-minute walk east. The University of Western Ontario Research Park is roughly a 5-minute drive southwest, and Sarnia Airport (YZR) can be found 5 minutes northeast of the motel by car. (All travel time estimates: Google Maps)

Verified with a front desk agent on March 7, 2013:  free parking, dogs permitted for $10/night, wheelchair accessible.
The Good
There were a limited number of reviews consulted for this analysis online, and guests were generally pleased with the location, value and staff (owners) of this motel.

The motel's location was praised by a few guests who found it to be close to Tim Hortons, a gas station, restaurants, the RBC Centre, and the highway. 

A few reviewers were pleased with the reasonable rates offered at this motel and described it as clean and comfortable, although a couple of reviewers complained of no heat in their rooms.

A few lodgers complimented the motel's owners and said they were friendly and polite, however, one guest pointed out that the staff/owners were not always accessible during his stay.
The Bad
Some complaints surfaced in the reviews consulted for this analysis online.

A couple of guests complained about a lack of heat during their stay. One guest explained that he was given a room with no working heater (during cold weather in the spring) and when he went to the front desk to ask for a portable heater, the door to the office area was locked and there was nobody around to let him in. He was surprised that this had not been addressed when he had checked in and that a heater had not been placed in his room before his arrival. Another guest also found his room to be extremely cold.

One guest mentioned that the door to the front desk was locked when he attempted to check in and out and that the motel felt more like a private residence where they also happen to put up the occasional guest for the night. He felt that the comfort of the guests was not really a priority at this motel.

Noise disturbances were mentioned by a couple of guests, who reported being able to hear traffic noise at night in their rooms.

One guest mentioned being given a room with not  enough towels in the room for 4 persons, only for 2 and only a quarter of a roll of toilet paper and no kleenex. Another guest reported a stale odour in the room and an incomplete vacuuming job.

Show Sources
Hotels.com guest reviews rated the hotel 3.6 out of 5 from 8 reviews.

TripAdvisor.com guest reviews ranked the hotel #9 out of 14 Sarnia hotels from 2 guest reviews.

Expedia.com guest reviews rated the hotel 4 out of 5  from 1 review.

The author called the hotel on March 7, 2013 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 Fauld's Motel Sarnia
1675 London Line, Sarnia, ON