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The Gables Inn

1625 London Line, Sarnia, Ontario N7W 1A9, Canada
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Ranked #7 of 15 Hotels in Sarnia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

We arrived late afternoon expecting a clean, fairly updated room that was described on the web site. While the front desk lady's were very friendly, we found the room to be very out dated, smelled quite stale, appliances were old and did not seem very sanitary, so we did not feel comfortable using them. The beds were brand new which... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

The staff was extremely nice & helpful. The room was obviously recently updated. We had a family room. It had 3 beds & a FULL KITCHEN. The only negative was that the pool was empty, but Lake Huron us right down the road so who really cares, right?

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Kingston, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2014

My teen son & I stayed for 3 nights during the Silverstick Hockey Tournament. The room had lots of space for luggage and to spread out his hockey gear. There was a small bar fridge, which needed to get plugged in but ran fine. There was a microwave and a TV with full cable. We were told when we checked... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2013

We stayed few nights at the ( family operated) Gables Inn, the two double bed room was huge, it was clean, beds were comfortable, bath room was good and clean, maybe you will miss the small extra details if you would like to compare it with the well known hotels, no coffee maker (they provide instant coffee bags and sugar),... More 

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TheGablesInn, Manager at The Gables Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to let us know that your recent stay here at The GablesInn met with your satisfaction. It is gratifying to know that your stay, have been exceptionally good. We sincerely appreciate and value your repeat patronage. We will continue all efforts to make sure that all of your stays with us are enjoyable.... The... More 

Brandon, Manitoba, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2013

This is an older motel that has been tastefully renovated. The room was clean. The shower had the bowed shower rod giving extra room in the shower. This is not a usual feature in an older motel. The rooms don't come equipped with a blow dryer however a call to the front desk was all we needed to do to... More 

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Dunlap, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

I stayed at Gables Inn with my two children after a long trip from USA. People were very nice at the hotel. Beds were very comfortable with good mattresses. I could have slept much longer...just didn't want to get up. It was nice to have fridge and microwave in the room and also the room was quite large. I didn't... More 

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TheGablesInn, Manager at The Gables Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for this wonderful review on tripadvisor. We always enjoy ensuring each of our guest expectations are met. We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us. We look forward to see you again soon. Thank you for choosing and recommending the Gables Inn - Sarnia! More 

Quebec, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

This is a nice clean little motel. Not a place to stay in a rainny day. Just a plce to sleep and shower. Ramesh and Falguni (Mgrs) are very helpful. If you're expecting to have Marriott's confort and services, you better go there and spend the money. I satyed 4 nights and was satisfied for my money

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Orchard Park, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2012

This motel was everything the positive reviews here have shown: basic, but clean and comfortable. The mattresses were great, a fantastic night's sleep. Incredibly helpful, accommodating, and helpful management/owners. Perfect price for the services offered, especially for our one night there on our trip from Western New York to Southwestern Michigan. We would definitely stay here again.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2012

Had booked a week ahead and arrived on a very hot sunday afternoon. Person at the front desk was pleasant although it took her a while to find my reservation. Headed to the room and before unloading we wanted to check and make sure everything was fine. The cost was expensive for a motel such as that and they weren't... More 

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TheGablesInn, Manager at The Gables Inn, responded to this review

Dear Janet, I thank you for your feedback and I am truly sorry and to be honest, a bit surprised by the multitude of issues that you experienced at our motel. As we take pride in our overall service, cleanliness and genuine friendliness with all our guests, I want to personally apologize for all the inconveniences you experienced during your... More 

ancaster
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37 reviews 37 reviews
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31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2012

We were attending a wedding on Canada Day weekend and had no one to look after our 8 year old, very spoiled, dog. The owner agreed to let us bring her. There is a large grassy area at the motel for us to walk Sadie. I assume we did not have a renovated room, but it was an average size,... More 

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