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The Moffat House

8.9 | Very Good | #1 out of 8 hotels in Peterborough

5-min. drive from city centre, great free breakfast, friendly staff, clean rooms

  • Free Wi-Fi, free breakfast, free parking
  • Numerous guests praised the hotel's proximity to downtown
  • The hotel's rooms were found to be clean and comfortable
  • Several lodgers were pleased with the level of customer service they received
  • The hotel does not have an elevator
Free Wi-Fi
Free Breakfast
Free Parking
Editor's Review
Updated Apr 7, 2014
Located about a 2-minute drive from Highway 12 and a 5-minute drive from Peterborough's city centre, The Moffat House is geared towards travellers who prefer a centrally located hotel with free Wi-Fi, a free breakfast and easy highway access.

Each of this smoke-free hotel's guest rooms offers air conditioning, free Wi-Fi, cable TV, a coffeemaker and an en suite bathroom. Rooms with a sitting area and sofabed, a fireplace, a desk and a heated floor are also available. The hotel is not wheelchair accessible.

This hotel is a bed and breakfast, with four room types available. Each room is keyed for security. 

Hotel amenities include a small meeting room, a garden, a free breakfast and free parking. Pets are not permitted. Guests are ask to notify the hotel if they are bringing children.

Peterborough Square in the downtown core is about a 5-minute drive away, while Liftlock & The River Boat Cruises can be found 6 minutes away by car. Trent University is roughly a 12-minute drive from the hotel and Peterborough Municipal Airport (YPQ) is a 13-minute drive away. (All distances and travel time estimates: Google Maps)

Verified with a front desk agent: Free Wi-Fi, free parking, no pets, not wheelchair accessible. (Call Date: March 26, 2014)
The Good
The majority of the reviews sourced for this analysis were positive, with much praise going to the hotel's location, rooms, staff and breakfast.

Numerous guests praised the hotel's location, finding it close to restaurants, downtown Peterborough, Jackson Park and the Otonabee River. One patron noted, "You can walk to restaurants and the downtown core very easily. Lots of hiking trails and things to do like wander through old book stores with lots of charm. Stop for an afternoon beer and munchies before returning to your quiet retreat to refresh before dinner".

The hotel's accommodations were enjoyed by many lodgers. They described their rooms as clean, quiet, cozy, spacious and well maintained, with comfortable beds. One guest did mention noise transfer from creaky floors, however.

Several travellers were pleased with the level of customer service they received during their stay. They characterized the staff as friendly, accommodating and helpful with recommendations and directions.

The hotel's free breakfast was complimented by several reviewers, who described it as delicious, superb and excellent. One guest remarked, "Breakfast was terrific, starting off with a delicious dish of berries and vanilla yogurt ... Yummy!".
The Bad
There were no notable complaints about this hotel, however, it was noted by one reviewer that the hotel does not have an elevator. Guests with mobility issues may want to take this into consideration, as the hotel does have rooms on the third floor.
Show Sources
Sources guest reviews rated the hotel 9.4 out of 10 from 21 reviews. guest reviews ranked the hotel #5 of 19 Peterborough B&B and Inns with an average rating of 5 out of 5 from 13 reviews.

The author called the hotel on March 26, 2014 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
Rated by Guests
8.9 / out of 10
"Very Good"
Ranked by Guests
1 / out of 8
hotels in Peterborough

The average guest rating for The Moffat House is 8.9 out of 10 based on 35 reviews from past guests. This average guest rating ranks The Moffat House at #1 out of 8 hotels in Peterborough.

Map Marker The Moffat House
597 Weller St., Peterborough, ON