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The Inn at Lock Seven

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24 Chapel Street, South | Thorold, Thorold, Ontario L2V 2C6, Canada
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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York, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Let's get the bad stuff out of the way first. The beds are mediocre. The breakfast area is nothing exciting; neither is breakfast. The a/c units keep the doorway areas cold while ignoring the rest of the room. The towels are like something from a dollar store. The cleaning service is, at best, uninspired. Still reading? Okay, if you've gotten... More 

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Hobart, Australia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015 via mobile

Unfortunately stayed here for two nights. Read reviews which grossly overstated this establishment. More like a shipping container with cement floors. Room smelt damp. We had to sleeping with door open to balcony to get fresh air. Security lacking as doors to the bottom floor to access rooms were not shut properly. Noisy air ventilator in bathroom. Only one small... More 

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North Bay, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

My husband and I stayed here March 14 and 15th 2015. It was our first visit. We were greeted by the owner who was friendly and helpful. We were the only guests staying at the Inn for the new 2015 season. Our room was spotless and comfortable. We had a nice view of the Welland canal lock 7. Unfortunately it... More 

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Fareham, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

Very polite and courteous owner who supplied very well laid out rooms which were spotlessly clean and tidy. All rooms are em suite and have a TV and fridge, however there are no tea/coffee making facilities. Our room overlooked the canal locks and it was most interesting to watch the big cargo boats transiting the lock which only took about... More 

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Wadsworth, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

The Inn is under new ownership since the beginning of the shipping season. The new owners have not changed much from how the previous owners had run the operation. It is still keep very clean and everyone is very friendly. We saw more ships this year than any year in the last 5. Great place to just kick back for... More 

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Cambridge,WI
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

This motel is in a great location to view the ships going thru the locks and that is the only reason for the "pricey" rates. The rooms are your basic motel rooms without some of the standard amenities you normally find. Be sure to bring your shampoo, conditioner, etc because it is not provided. Neither is a hair dryer or... More 

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Girish R, Owner at The Inn at Lock Seven, responded to this review

We thank you for your stay with us and taking the time to review our property. We do apologise for any inconvenience however, most of the amenities - hair dryer, hot water kettle, shampoo/conditioner sachets, microwave oven, ironing facilities, etc. are available at the front office upon request by our guests. We look forward for your next visit in the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

We travel to Lock 7 once or twice a year and have found this hotel to be excellent. The owners are a charming couple. No elevator, so if climbing stairs is not a problem, go for the third floor. You can feed the sea gulls from the balconies.

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

We came to this place after finding all the hotels were booked in St Catharines. What great luck!! It has a prize view of the canal and the huge ships that travel through it; many of the customers are crew, and you can find out about the sailor's life from them at breakfast. Many of the guests just come because... More 

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Waterloo, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014

I brought my husband, a ship enthusiast, here for the May long weekend to watch the ships through the locks - the location of this hotel is perfect for doing this, and we drove from Locks 1 through 8 over the weekend, monitoring ships' progress up and down the locks. The new owner of the hotel is attentive and eager... More 

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Lions Head
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23 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2013

We stayed here for the blues festival in the fall, this place is terrific. We had a room on the third floor with wall to wall windows and a balcony. We could walk to all the venues and restaurants etc. It was great. The view of the boats in the lock could not have been better. Breakfast was included and... More 

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