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Bel Air Motel

6.0 | Fair | #12 out of 13 hotels in Sault Sainte Marie

Great service and easy highway access with economical rates

  • Free Wi-Fi, free parking
  • Many guests were pleased with the level of customer service they received
  • The hotel was praised for is proximity to the highway and restaurants
  • Several reviewers were satisfied with the hotel's value and prices
  • Some guests felt the decor was old and worn
  • Some guests mentioned inefficient air conditioners
Free Wi-Fi
Free Parking
Editor's Review
Updated May 6, 2013
Located roughly a 3-minute drive from the Trans-Canada Highway and a 7-minute drive from Sault Ste. Marie International Bridge, the Bel Air Motel is suited to road travellers visiting the area or passing through who require an economical hotel with easy highway access near the Canada/U.S. border.

This hotel has 31 air-conditioned guest rooms, each offering free Wi-Fi, cable TV with free movies, a coffeemaker, a mini-fridge and a desk. Irons and ironing boards and microwaves are available upon request. Standard rooms offer one or two double beds, while rooms with a kitchenette, a seating area with a sofabed and sleeping accommodations for up to eight people are also available. Smoking and non-smoking rooms are available.

Hotel amenities include a business centre, guest laundry facilities and free parking. Pets are permitted for an additional $10 per pet per day. The hotel is not wheelchair accessible.

Gigi's restaurant is about a 7-minute walk north of the hotel, while Station Mall can be found 6 minutes away by car. OLG Casino is a 7-minute southwest, and Sault Sainte Marie Airport (YAM) is approximately a 4-minute drive southward. (All distances and travel time estimates: Google Maps)

Verified with a front desk agent: Free Wi-Fi, free parking, pets permitted for $10/pet/day, not wheelchair accessible. (Call date: May 3, 2013)
The Good
The majority of the reviews sourced for this analysis were positive, with praise going to the hotel's staff, location and value.

Many lodgers praised the hotel's staff, and characterized them as friendly, efficient and helpful with restaurant suggestions.

The hotel's location was complimented by numerous guests. They found it to be just off the Trans-Canada Highway, as well as close to restaurants and shopping.

Several reviewers were extremely pleased with the hotel's value. They described the rates as reasonable and inexpensive.

The hotel's accommodations were also praised by several guests, who described their rooms as clean, spacious and quiet, with comfortable beds and good Wi-Fi signals. It should be mentioned however, that some lodgers were disappointed with their rooms (see below).
The Bad
While the majority of reviews consulted for this analysis were positive, there were some common complaints about the rooms.

While several guests were pleased with their clean and spacious rooms, some guests had complaints. They reported dirty conditions, inefficient air conditioning, outdated decor and bedding and worn carpets. Rust and mould were also reported by a couple reviewers.
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Sources guest reviews ranked the hotel #18 out of 20 Sault Sainte Marie hotels with an average rating of 3 out of 5 from 22 reviews. guests reviews rated the hotel 2.8 out of 5 with a 75% recommendation rate from 20 reviews. guest reviews rated the hotel 7 out of 10 from 12 reviews.

The author called the hotel on May 3, 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
Rated by Guests
6.0 / out of 10
Ranked by Guests
12 / out of 13
hotels in Sault Sainte Marie

The average guest rating for Bel Air Motel is 6.0 out of 10 based on 281 reviews from past guests. This average guest rating ranks Bel Air Motel at #12 out of 13 hotels in Sault Sainte Marie.

Map Marker Bel Air Motel
398 Pim Street, Sault Sainte Marie, ON