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Modern and clean rooms with comfy beds and mini-fridges, walk to dining, good value

Pros
  • Free parking, free breakfast, and free wireless Internet
  • Many guests described their rooms as clean
  • Many reviewers complimented the staff for their friendly service
  • Many guests thought that the hotel offered good value for the money they spent
  • Several reviewers found the location convenient for accessing local highways
  • Several guests indicated that they were likely to stay at this hotel again in the future
Cons
  • Several guests complained about unpleasant odours in their rooms
  • A few reviewers thought that the free breakfast lacked selection
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Editor's Analysis
Updated Jul 13, 2014
Overview
The Super 8 Sault Ste. Marie is located on Great Northern Road (Highway 17 North), in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario. This hotel is situated in a commercial/industrial area of north Sault Ste. Marie, and is on the highway that leads north-west to Thunder Bay.

This hotel offers both smoking and non-smoking accommodations and is pet friendly ($15 per stay). All units include free wireless Internet, air conditioning, hair dryers, alarm clocks, desks with ergonomic chairs, irons and ironing boards, coffeemakers, mini-fridges, and televisions. Free on-site parking is available.

A free continental breakfast is served, daily, from 6:00am - 10:00am.

Other on-site amenities include a fitness centre, meeting rooms, and a business centre (computer and Internet access). 

There are several shopping plazas along Great Northern Road and within a 5 minute drive of this property. These plazas include restaurants, drug stores, grocery stores, and department stores. This hotel is about a 7 minute drive, south, to downtown Sault Ste. Marie which features the Station Mall (shopping), Essar Centre (home of the QMJHL's Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds and concerts), and the OLG Sault Ste. Marie casino (table games, slot machines, and entertainment). The International Bridge to the United States is about a 9 minute drive from this hotel.

Verified by a Front Desk Agent on July 13, 2012: The fee for pets is $15 per stay and the free continental breakfast is served, daily, from 6:00am - 10:00am.
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The Good
Of the reviews used in this analysis, most reviews described overall positive experiences.

The rooms were frequently described as clean and several guests also noted that their rooms appeared to be recently upgraded with modern furnishings. A couple of reviewers specifically mentioned that their beds were comfortable, while a couple of other guests thought that their rooms were spacious.

The staff and customer service throughout the hotel was praised by many reviewers. One guest said that the entire staff, "made us feel welcome". 

Several reviewers found the location convenient for accessing Highway 17 (north-west to Thunder Bay) and a couple of guests mentioned finding dining and shopping within a short drive of the property.

Many guests said that the hotel offered good value of the money they spent. One guest, who seemed to be familiar with Sault Ste. Maire, said that this hotel provided the "biggest bang for your buck" while another reviewer said that this hotel was a "basic chain, but offers more than expected". Several guests said that they were likely to stay at this hotel again in the future or would recommend the property to others.
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The Bad
Most reviews for this hotel, among the reviews used for this analysis, were positive. However, there were a couple of common concerns.

Several guests had complaints about unpleasant odours in their room. One guest, who stayed in a pet-friendly room, said that his rooms smelled like urine. Another guest, in a non-smoking room said that her room smelled like cigarette smoke. A couple of guests who stayed in smoking rooms found the smell "unbearable".

A few reviewers also expressed concerns about the free breakfast. A couple of guests said that the selection was limited, specifically that the buffet was lacking healthy options. Another reviewer found the dining area to be cramped and loud.

Other isolated complaints included: unreliable wireless Internet access and uncomfortable pillows.
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Sources
Hotels.com gave this property an average score of 4.2 out of 5.0, based on 29 reviews.

TripAdvisor.ca ranked this hotel #5 out of 20 properties in Sault Ste. Marie, from 60 guest reviews.

Expedia.ca gave this hotel an average score of 4.4 out of 5.0, with 100% of 8 guests recommending the property.

Verified by a Front Desk Agent on July 13, 2012: The fee for pets is $15 per stay and the free continental breakfast is served, daily, from 6:00am - 10:00am.
Editor's Analysis by Tammy B.
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Guest Reviews
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hotels in Sault Sainte Marie

Rated 8.4/10 based on 1205 reviews

Ranked #8 out of 14 hotels in Sault Sainte Marie

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Map Marker Super 8 Sault Ste Marie
184 Great Northern Road Hwy 17 North, Sault Sainte Marie, ON