Canadian Motor HotelCanadian Motor HotelCanadian Motor Hotel

Great customer service and good value near downtown and shopping

Pros
  • Free Wi-Fi, free parking
  • The majority of reviewers were pleased with the level of customer service they received
  • The hotel was found to provide good value and affordable prices by some guests
  • The hotel's location was praised for its proximity to the downtown area and shopping
Cons
  • One reviewer complained of noise transfer during their stay
  • One guest was disappointed the rooms did not include a coffeemaker
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Editor's Analysis
Updated Mar 19, 2013
Overview
Located a 6-minute drive from Sault Ste. Marie's city centre and about a 9-minute drive from the American/Canadian border, the Canadian Motor Hotel (formerly the Knight's Inn) is geared towards road travellers visiting or passing through the area who require an economical hotel with a free continental breakfast.

This non-smoking hotel has 35 air-conditioned guest rooms, each offering free Wi-Fi, cable TV, a mini-fridge, a desk, an iron and ironing board, and a hair dryer. Standard rooms offer two double beds, while rooms with a queen bed and a sitting area with a sofabed are also available. 

The hotel offers meeting/conference space, photocopying services and free parking. Pets are not permitted and the hotel does not offer wheelchair accessible rooms. 

The on-site pub/nightclub, Canadian Nightclub, offers breakfast, lunch and dinner daily, and shopping can be found at Cambrian Mall, which is a 1-minute drive north of the hotel.

The OLG Casino Sault Ste. Marie is a 7-minute drive southwest, while The Great Northern Fun Park is approximately a 5-minute drive north. Sault College is about a 4-minute drive northeast of the hotel, and Sault Ste. Marie Airport (YAM) is roughly a 25-minute drive southwest. (All distances and travel time estimates: Google Maps)

Verified with a front desk agent on March 13, 2013: Free Wi-Fi, free parking, pets not allowed.
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The Good
Guest reviews used for this analysis showed a positive response to the hotel's staff, value and location.

The majority of reviewers were pleased with the level of customer service they received at the hotel and described the staff as friendly and helpful, providing a quick check-in.

The hotel's value was also commented on by several of the guests who described the prices as reasonable and affordable. One reviewer stated, "This is a pretty cheap option for a one night stopover", while another remarked, "Excellent motel for value".

Some reviewers praised the hotel's location. They found it to be close to restaurants, a grocery store and the local bus line, as well as within walking distance to the downtown area and shopping.

The hotel's rooms were also complimented by a few lodgers, who found them to be clean and spacious with good water pressure.
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The Bad
Negative reviews found for this analysis mentioned noise transfer and the hotel's coffee facilities.

One guest complained of noise transfer during their stay. They reported disturbances coming from the hallway from other guests, but also mentioned that the noise was drowned out once the air conditioning unit was turned on.

One reviewer was disappointed the rooms did not include a coffeemaker. Free coffee is available in the lobby, which this guest described as "undrinkable".
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TripAdvisor.com guest reviews ranked the hotel #19 out of 20 Sault Ste. Marie hotels from 4 guest reviews.

Concerthotels.com guest reviews rated the hotel 2.3 out of 5 from 3 reviews.

The author called the hotel on March 13, 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.
Map Marker Canadian Motor Hotel
410 Pim St, Sault Sainte Marie, ON