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Older motel in The Blue Mountains with basic accommodations but mixed guest reviews

Pros
  • Free Wi-Fi and free parking
  • The prices, according to several guests, were reasonable
  • According to several reviewers, the location was convenient to the slopes
  • Some guests thought the staff were accommodating
Cons
  • The rooms were small, dated and basic, said several guests
  • A couple of guests claimed their rooms did not smell fresh
  • A couple of reviewers were not impressed with the television sets
Freebies
Free Wi-Fi
Free Parking
Editor's Analysis
Updated Dec 11, 2014
Overview
This budget hotel is situated on Highway 26, making this a good choice for those looking for no-frills accommodation and those who want easy access to the major thoroughfare.

This property offers 13 individually climate-controlled rooms and each room comes with cable TV, a mini-fridge, a microwave, an iron and ironing board, a hair dryer, free local calls and free Wi-Fi. Some rooms feature a full kitchenette.

On-site parking is free of charge. Pets are not permitted to stay at this hotel. This hotel has one floor and is smoke free.

Hotel features include a 24-hour front desk, guest laundry, fax and copy services and a guest BBQ with picnic area.

Georgian Hills Vineyards Winery is 7 minutes southeast by car from the hotel, while Cedar Run Horse Park is a 2-minute drive away. Blue Mountain Ski Resort is a 12-minute drive away, while the Scenic Caves Nordic Centre is 17 minutes southeast by car. A few restaurants, including Sisi on Main, Bruce Wine Bar and Wong's Restaurant, are within an 11-minute walk from the hotel. (All walking and driving estimates: Google Maps)

Verified with a front desk agent on May 1, 2013: Free Wi-Fi, free parking, pet policy and guest laundry.
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The Good
There were a limited number of reviews available at the time of this analysis. The reviews drawn upon were mixed, with guests giving positive feedback on the prices, the location and the staff.

The prices were the biggest highlight from reviews and several guests thought the prices were reasonable compared to other hotels in the area. They also felt the hotel offered good value for the money spent.

The location, according to several guests, gave convenient access to the nearby ski slopes and restaurants.

According to some guests, the staff were accommodating and courteous.
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The Bad
As mentioned above, the reviews sourced for this analysis seemed to be mixed, although there were a limited number of total reviews available. Guests gave negative feedback on the room condition, the room cleanliness and the television sets.

Several guests were unimpressed with the condition of the rooms and thought the rooms were outdated, small and basic. A couple of guests claimed that the rooms did not smell fresh upon their arrival.

The television sets were a source of complaint for a couple of guests, who thought the televisions were too small.
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Show Sources
Sources
Booking.com rated this property 8 out of 10 based on 13 reviews.

TripAdvisor.com ranked this property #2 out of 2 B&B and Inns in Thornbury with an average rating of 2.5 out of 5 based on 10 reviews.

The author called the hotel on May 1, 2013 to confirm some information.
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
5.5
Mediocre
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7 / out of 7
hotels in The Blue Mountains

Rated 5.5/10 based on 133 reviews

Ranked #7 out of 7 hotels in The Blue Mountains

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Location
  • Bruce Peninsula National Park (109.5 km)
Map Marker Penny's Motel
141 King Street, The Blue Mountains, ON