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Downtown Windsor budget hotel with indoor pool and pet-friendly rooms but mixed reviews

Pros
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Many guests were pleased with the hotel's proximity to Detroit and restaurants
  • Several reviewers were pleased with the hotel's reasonable rates
  • The hotel's staff were praised for their friendly and accommodating service
Cons
  • Parking is $10 per night
  • Some guests reported worn decor and furniture in their rooms
  • Some reviewers felt parking should have been included, and reported a cramped parking lot
Freebies
Free Wi-Fi
Editor's Analysis
Updated Jan 1, 2015
Overview
Located about a 2-minute walk from the Detroit River and a 3-minute drive from Windsor's city centre, the Travelodge Hotel Downtown Windsor is suitable for travellers who require an economical hotel with an indoor pool right downtown.

This hotel's air-conditioned guest rooms offer free Wi-Fi, cable TV, a coffeemaker, a desk, an iron and ironing board and a hair dryer. Rooms with a mini-fridge and a microwave are also available.

Hotel amenities include an indoor pool, fitness facilities, meeting/banquet space, a business centre and guest laundry. Parking is available for $10 per night. Pets are permitted free of charge (assuming no damages occurred) and wheelchair-accessible rooms are available upon request. Restaurant choices are plentiful nearby with Elias Deli next door.

The University of Windsor is about a 5-minute drive southwest of the hotel, while GM Renaissance Center offers shopping 8 minutes away in Detroit. Gambling is available at Caesars Windsor, about a 5-minute walk eastward, and Detroit's Coleman A. Young International Airport (DET) is about a 20-minute drive north. (All distances and travel time estimates: Google Maps)
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The Good
The majority of the reviews sourced for this analysis were positive, with praise going to the hotel's location, rates and staff.

Many reviewers enjoyed the hotel's location. They found it to be close to Caesar's Casino, the bus terminal, Detroit, downtown Windsor, restaurants, clubs, Dieppe Park and Detroit River.

Several guests were pleased with the hotel's rates. They described them as reasonable, great, a good bargain, and felt the hotel provided excellent value for the money.

The hotel's staff received several compliments by lodgers. They were characterized as friendly, helpful, and accommodating.

Some reviewers also praised their accommodations, describing their rooms as clean and comfortable, with great river views. It should be noted, however, that some guests had complaints about their rooms (see below).
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The Bad
While the majority of reviews consulted for this analysis were positive, there were some common complaints about the room, the parking and noise transfer.

While the majority of reviewers found their rooms to be clean and comfortable, some lodgers were disappointed with their rooms. They reported old TVs and furniture, worn decor, musty odours and some cleaning issues.

Some guests complained about the hotel's parking. They felt they shouldn't have been charged extra for this service, and also described the parking lot as cramped and crowded, with limited spaces.

Noise transfer was mentioned by a few guests, who reported guests partying and dogs barking in adjacent rooms, as well as noisy in-room air-conditioning units.
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Sources
Expedia.ca guest reviews rated the hotel 3.3 out of 5 with a 76% recommendation rate from 242 reviews.

TripAdvisor.com guest reviews ranked the hotel #22 out of 34 Windsor hotels with an average rating of 3 out of 5 from 90 reviews.

Booking.com guest reviews rated the hotel 7.4 out of 10 from 35 reviews.

The author called the hotel on May 22, 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.
Guest Reviews
6.3
Fair
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16 / out of 20
hotels in Windsor

Rated 6.3/10 based on 2153 reviews

Ranked #16 out of 20 hotels in Windsor

2153
Location
Map Marker Travelodge Hotel Downtown Windsor
33 Riverside Drive East, Windsor, ON