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Well-liked rooms, indoor pool and restaurant, with room service, porter and lounge

Pros
  • Free amenities: Wi-Fi, parking, local calls, pets stay free
  • Many guests described their rooms as clean
  • Many reviewers found the location convenient for accessing the Ambassador Bridge to the US
  • The staff were frequently complimented for their friendly and helpful service
  • Several guests praised the food at the on-site restaurant
  • Several reviewers thought that the on-site pool was a value-added feature
  • Guests can request a mini-fridge or microwave at front desk
Cons
  • A few guests found the indoor pool to be uncomfortably cold
  • A few reviewers were disturbed by noise from the halls
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Editor's Analysis
Updated Jul 14, 2014
Overview
This hotel is located situated among several restaurants and stores. This property is well-situated for both business and leisure travellers looking for convenient access to the Ambassador Bridge to the US (6-minute drive away).

This property is 100% smoke-free and all rooms include free Wi-Fi, a TV with pay-per-view movies, a work desk, free local calls, a hair dryer, a coffeemaker, an iron and ironing board, windows that open and individual climate control. 

Select rooms also include a jetted tub and a sofabed. A microwave and mini-fridge are available on request. Rooms are furnished with one queen bed, two queen beds or one king bed. 

Suites at this property are furnished with one king bed and also include a sofabed, a wet bar, a mini-fridge, a microwave and a jetted tub.

Free parking is available on site and pets are permitted at no additional fee.

The on-site restaurant, Grill 55, serves breakfast, lunch and dinner. This property also has a cocktail lounge and offers room service.

Other on-site amenities include a business centre, a fitness centre, an indoor pool, guest laundry facilities, same day dry cleaning, an ATM, safe deposit boxes, porter/bell service and ice machines.

The University of Windsor is 7 minutes away by car, while Devonshire Mall (shopping centre) is an 8-minute drive away. Ojibway Prairie Provincial Nature Reserve is 5 minutes away by car. Downtown Windsor, which features Caesars Casino, the tunnel to Detroit, Odette Sculpture Park and the Windsor Arena, is a 12-minute drive away. The Windsor International Airport (YQG) is 13 minutes away by car. (All driving time estimates: Google Maps)

Verified by a front desk agent on December 14, 2012: Pets are permitted at no additional fee.
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The Good
Many guests described positive experiences at this hotel, among the reviews used for this analysis. Reviewers highlighted room cleanliness and comfort, the location and the attentive service.

Many guests described their rooms as clean and generally comfortable. Some reviewers found their rooms to be spacious, while other guests found their beds to be comfortable. One guest was impressed that a selection of soft and firm pillows were provided. Another reviewer appreciated the large work desk in his executive room.

Many reviewers found the location convenient for accessing the Ambassador Bridge, highways, restaurants and the Devonshire Mall. One guest mentioned that there was a Tim Hortons within walking distance.

The staff were frequently complimented and guests described the front desk agents as friendly and attentive. However, a few reviewers were not pleased with the service that they received (see below for more details).

Several guests praised the food at the on-site restaurant and a couple of reviewers thought that the restaurant provided good value.

Several reviewers appreciated the indoor pool and one guest described the pool area as clean. However some guests had a concern about the pool temperature (see below for more details).
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The Bad
As mentioned above, many guests said that they were happy with their stay at this hotel, among the reviews sourced for this analysis. However, some guests expressed concerns that detracted from their overall experience.

While several guests appreciated the on-site pool, a few reviewers thought that the water temperature was uncomfortably cold.

The staff received many compliments, as mentioned above, but some reviewers thought that the front desk agents were unfriendly and disinterested. One guest specifically complained about the night staff.

A couple of guests indicated poor soundproofing and one reviewer specifically mentioned noise from a rowdy hockey team. While guests did not specifically describe traffic noise disturbances, a few reviewers noted that this hotel is located on a busy road with frequent transport truck traffic.
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Expedia.ca gave this hotel an average score of 3.9 out of 5, with 84% of 25 guests recommending the property.

TripAdvisor.ca ranked this hotel #5 out of 34 properties in Windsor, with an average score of 4 out of 5 from 92 reviews.

Booking.com gave this property an average score of 8.3 out of 10 based on 10 guest reviews.

Verified by a front desk agent on December 14, 2012: Pets are permitted at no additional fee.
Editor's Analysis by Tammy B.
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Guest Reviews
8.1
Very Good

Rated 8.1/10 based on 304 reviews

Ranked #3 out of 20 hotels in Windsor

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7 out of 10 | Verified Guest stayed February 01, 2006

"You need better internet connection! It was terrible."

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7 out of 10 | Todd stayed May 10, 2005

"I was not impressed with the internet access speeds. I was staying at Holday Inn on business and had very slow speeds to the Internet. They need to update their facilites to handle more IP traffic. Because of this I will not stay there again unless I see this resolved. It was very unproductive day trying to get my work done at the hotel. Besides the internet issue, everything else was peachy."

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5 out of 10 | Janet stayed February 15, 2004

"We had contracted for two double beds as was confirmed to us by email and further confirmed by phone. On our arrival, the clerk gave us a room with one kingsized bed. This was not acceptable since we had our children with us (2). The clerk was quite nice. She then found us a suite with a queen bed and a fold out couch on the 7th floor. The elevators were extremely slow and there were no towels available in the pool area. Other than these concerns, the stay was okay. We travel quite often and once a year to Windsor. I would not stay again at this hotel as the experience was less than I would expect from a Holiday Inn Select. Thanks for taking the time to listen to my input. Sincerely, Joe and Janet Bova Conti"

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Map Marker Holiday Inn Select Ambassador Bridge Windsor
1855 Huron Church Road, Windsor, ON