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Colonial Inn

2.5 of 5 Hotel   |   175 City Road | P.O. Box 2149, Saint John, New Brunswick E2L 3T5, Canada
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Ranked #19 of 20 hotels in Saint John
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  • 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
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Wellington, Canada
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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

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Saint John
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2014

Not a complainer but our room was disgusting, green mold on wall, half eaten candies stuck on the table, we asked to be moved and they did move us but room still not great, very out-dated! Staff were not that friendly and I ordered 2 orange juice in the morning which cost me $8, because the o j for the... More

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Halifax, NS
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91 reviews 91 reviews
37 hotel reviews
129 helpful votes 129 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2014 via mobile

If you look at our other reviews we generally are happy with our hotels. BUT please do yourself a favour, don't book here. It's dirty and loud. The lobby smells of dirty grease. It is priced lower than most for the area but not low enough, actually at no price should you stay here! I can't believe that online sites... More

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Saint John, Canada
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2014 via mobile

If you are willing to smell dope all night (which is illegal) and like loud noise.. This hotel is for you. If not, keep reading.. **Do not bring your kids here** The mattresses are very dirty and there was stains all over the sheets. Rugs also dirty. The a/c does not work in most rooms. The staff will not deal... More

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Niagara Falls, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014 via mobile

Poor choice even by average standards. The staff were friendly. Entire hallways were either closed or under repair and halls/rooms that were available were old, rundown, cold and much smaller/cramped than advertised! Not an enjoyable stay.

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Toronto, Canada
12 reviews 12 reviews
7 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2014

Just don't do it. We checked in and were greeted by the smell of curry, alcohol and cigarettes. Our room was down a terrifying hallway with hallway doors that would lock behind you... we passed a group of teens getting high in the hallway. Upon arriving at our dirty, scary room, we decided that it wasn't worth it and checked... More

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Dartmouth, Canada
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2014

please do yourself a favour and avoid at all costs this place. our carpet was filthy, nothing worked, a light bulb blew by the bed. paint was chipping. towels were frayed. it was hideous. never again~

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Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
1 review
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2013

There is no rating scale that can cover exactly how bad of a hotel The Colonial is, terrible just doesn't do it justice. There is no exaggeration when I say it's the worst hotel I've ever been inside of. If I didn't have such a good sense of humor, we'd have chosen to sleep in the van instead of this... More

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Brewer, Maine
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2013

Recently took a family vacation with a stop in St. John... we literally drove into the parking lot and drove right back out to find a better, safer looking place to stay. A homeless shelter likely would have been more comfortable than this. You could visibly see the locks had been pried off som of the doors and there were... More

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Address: 175 City Road | P.O. Box 2149, Saint John, New Brunswick E2L 3T5, Canada
Location: Canada > New Brunswick > Saint John
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Colonial Inn 2.5*
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Colonial Hotel Saint John
Colonial Inn Saint John, New Brunswick

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Bar / Lounge Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool
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