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Colonial Fireside Inn

1350 Pembroke Street West, Pembroke, Ontario K8A 7A3, Canada
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  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Ottawa, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

First night in Pembroke I was tired and quickly grabbed a room at Champlain Motor Inn (near across the street from Fireside Inn). Big mistake. After refusing to stay in the first room at Champlain Motor Inn because it was absolutely disgusting with the smell of cigarettes, there were stains and burn holes in the blankets, and the smoke detector... More 

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Pembroke, Canada
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

I'm all about getting a deal but I couldn't sleep at all there. The best was literally hard as a rock and the pillows weren't great either. It smelled and appeared cleaner then most MOTELS but the water never got hot and the heater didn't seem to work either. The good thing about this motel is its the only motel... More 

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Lake Linden, Michigan
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

This old gal is worn out. The wear and tear suggests a slovenliness, but the room was somewhat clean. I think the grunge was more stain than fresh dirt. On top of that, the water was tepid at best. We took night showers, a time when few patrons shower, but the water was still cool. There was no one on... More 

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colonialfireside, Manager at Colonial Fireside Inn, responded to this review

Dear Rob & Sherry, Thank you for your feedback and your stay at the Colonial Fireside Inn. I sincerely apologize for the poor experience you had during your stay at our hotel. Unfortunately, I was not aware of the hot water problem till you informed us the next morning. Immediately after you informed me and upon further investigation, we found... More 

Cornwall Ontario
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

We stayed for 2 nights as a walk in. The room was clean and the price was reasonable. Other than some cosmetic issues, like peeling wallpaper the room was fine. I do have an issue with the practice of leaving the windows open after the cleaning staff have cleaned the room. I wasn't impressed to return to find the front... More 

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Sudbury, Canada
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22 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2014 via mobile

One year ago we phoned in a reservation to this hotel (March 2013) for one night. We showed up and stayed for the one night. The place was a dump, smelled horrible and the counter help was surly. Jump ahead to one year later.... We just got our credit card statement for 2014 and found this hotel had charged us... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2014

I was on my way to Ottawa by a roundabout way and ended up stranded in Pembroke and needed a place to stay the night. It was with great trepidation that I ended up having to consider the Colonial as I was unable to get a room elsewhere. After all the building looked a bit dated and the town seemed... More 

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Gatineau, Canada
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19 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014

Perfect motel for the price! We had a jaccuzi and fire place in our room. The room is big and clean! The location is perfect close to the restaurant and stores. The pool was nice and clean. It was a nice stay for the price!

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Northern Ontario
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2013

I too don't understand all the negatives. If you aren't paying $$$$, then don't expect the Ritz. The room was old but clean. Bar fridge and micro in room. If you want a cheap place for the night, (not for your honeymoon), I'd recommend. My only complaint is that I had asked if there was free wifi and they said... More 

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Chatham, Canada
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3 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013 via mobile

If you are looking for no frills accommodation this place works just fine. We didn't bring anything to test the Wi Fi so not sure if it would have worked. Frankly, we were surprised they even had Wi Fi with the low price point for this property. The room was clean and the bed was comfortable. It suited us very... More 

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Sault Ste. Marie, Canada
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56 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2012

I tried to book the Colonial Fireside inn this morning in order for our family to attend a family reunion in the Ottawa Valley. I was shocked that the lady on the other end of the phone hung up on me. All I asked was if they had a room for the night. I'm not sure what warranted her doing... More 

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