We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Colonial Inn

175 City Road | P.O. Box 2149, Saint John, New Brunswick E2L 3T5, Canada
Hotel amenities
Colonial Inn
Best prices for your stay
Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check Out
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 5 more sites!
Ranked #20 of 20 Hotels in Saint John
Add Photo Write a Review

78 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Rate and write a review
Roll over, then click to rate
  Click to rate
Traveler rating
    1
    2
    9
    15
    51
See reviews for
18
28
7
12
Rating summary
  • Location
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    1.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    1.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    2 of 5 stars
  • Value
    1.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    1.5 of 5 stars
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (8)
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Any
English first
  • All months
    (78)
  • Mar-May only
    (12)
  • Jun-Aug only
    (34)
  • Sep-Nov only
    (20)
  • Dec-Feb only
    (12)
All months
Ottawa, Canada
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

After looking at the travelocity site - which made this hotel look far better - we arrived to a broken sign over the hotel, weeds growing from every corner and windows with peeling paint- and this was just the outside! Once inside, our non-smoking area smelled of smoke, the hallway around from us - where we had parked our car,... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Mississauga, Canada
Level Contributor
70 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The hotel was rated as 2.5 stars by Expedia so I booked a non refundable rate for what was supposed to be a decent hotel. I was shocked by the hotel (sign falling off of the building, very musty smell in lobby, dirty carpets, foundation crumbling. building materials just off the lobby, worst hotel I've ever stayed in) in a... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers are raving about these Saint John hotels

Abbotsford, British Columbia, Canada
Level Contributor
4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

With 1 star I came in with low expectations...and was very disappointed even at that. Can we get a new rating system? Possibly minus 1 star, maybe even minus 2. This hotel is in a seemingly bad area of Saint John, NB and has a crappy little casino in it. Looks like it used to be nice, but is very... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Montreal, Canada
Level Contributor
6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Walking distance to downtown attractions (20 mins), but no other perks. Carpets seemed to have never been vacuumed and funny smells, feels very unclean. Nice girl at the desk, but clueless. Plastic poinsettas at the breakfast table.... Breakfast was a choice between a slice of wonderbread, stale cereal, or stale mini-muffins.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Pittsfield, Massachusetts
Level Contributor
13 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

This is the lowest rating I have ever given on Hotwire. I like to stay in clean hotels but I don't need them to be completely renovated and updated. This place was gross. It was unclean from the sheets to the bathroom. What's worse, the walls are paper thin. You can hear everything going on in the hotel and the... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
London, Canada
Level Contributor
48 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

The motel is located next to the train tracks and a busy road, so it is quite noisy in this area. Most of the lights in the parking lot were burnt out, so it was dark and felt somewhat unsafe. The bed sheets had stains on them and the towels were damp and didn't look very clean. Only one of... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Miramichi, New Brunswick, Canada
Level Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

Booked this hotel through Hotwire. Never again! It's dirty, smelly and mouldy. The towels and sheets are yellowed and stained. The pool water is a murky green. The "free breakfast" mini muffins had mold spots. The lobby is filled with dirt-bags playing the gambling machines. The whole hotel smells. Heard a rumour that this hotel is used for swingers on... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 5
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Terrible allmost like a nightmare. The mold wss one thing the curtains they use for sheets another. The fecis stains on the towels did it for me will be calling the Dept of Health. The dirtiest place I have ever seen. It should be condemned. Perhaps the board oc health will when I contact them.

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Wellington, Canada
Level Contributor
7 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

Extremely dirty! Probably was wonderful in its heyday, but is rundown and dirty now. We could not wait to leave and did so as early as possible the following day. Pool was green (seriously!), outside room was FULL of cigarette butts all over the ground and trash can too was full of butts, really smelled bad. Fence to railroad only... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question

18 photos of this hotel

Traveler photos: See what travelers like you saw

Viewed
All traveler photos (10)
Viewed
Hotel & grounds (2)
Viewed
View from room (1)
Viewed
Room/suite (4)
Viewed
Other (3)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

Viewed
All management photos (8)
Viewed
Hotel & grounds (8)
Check In Check Out
Show Prices
Hotels you might also like...
Travelers also viewed these Saint John hotels
0.4 mi away
Chateau Saint John
Chateau Saint John
#1 of 20 in Saint John
4.5 of 5 stars 380 reviews
3.3 mi away
Travelodge Suites Saint John
Travelodge Suites Saint John
#2 of 20 in Saint John
4.5 of 5 stars 193 reviews
1.1 mi away
Holiday Inn Express & Suites - Saint John
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
0.8 mi away
Howard Johnson Fort Howe Plaza
2.6 mi away
BEST WESTERN PLUS Saint John Hotel & Suites
0.6 mi away
Delta Brunswick
Delta Brunswick
#9 of 20 in Saint John
4.0 of 5 stars 274 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question

Amenities

Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check In Check Out Check Out
Price Your Stay