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“If it Smells Bad, It's no Fun” 2 of 5 stars
Review of Knights Inn Fredericton

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Knights Inn Fredericton
2.0 of 5 Hotel   |   1214 Lincoln Road, Fredericton, New Brunswick E3B 8C8, Canada   |  
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Ranked #13 of 19 Hotels in Fredericton
Boston, Massachusetts
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“If it Smells Bad, It's no Fun”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2012

Pluses:

Air Conditioning (But, see minuses)
Adequate size room
Good Refrigerator
Good Price
Free parking
Quiet

Minuses:
The room smelled bad, I expect that the carpets had mildew. Bring your own Lysol!
The owner clerk was more interested in the Internet than helping the customers.
The air conditioner was in one of the front windows. There were window length curtains that when closed would cover the air conditioner. So, if you want privacy, you don't air condition. Some guests were innovative making one of the curtains shorter or using other methods to cover the gap. I would recommend, if you must stay there, using binder clips.
Location was out of the city. No restaurants were very near.
Location had little to offer.

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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Norm B, Manager at Knights Inn Fredericton, responded to this review, August 25, 2012
Thank you for taking the time to review our property. I am glad you enjoyed some aspects of your stay and acknowledged them. I apologize for any odour you noticed. As far as the air conditioners, we do use clips to hold the curtains away from the air conditioner when it is being used. We should have pointed this out to you if you could not locate them so I apologize for that. We are located 5 minutes from downtown and this is mostly a residential area with large houses along the river, so it does require a short drive to get to restaurants. So you are correct that we are not in the core of the city, but then, you can see the stars at night here and enjoy a quiet walk along the river from the walking trail across the road.
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Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Calgary
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2012

We were a family of 5 travelling through on our way to a reunion in Halifax. This hotel was an excellent choice for economy and service. Norm was very accomodating for our late arrival after midnight and the breakfast met the needs of our growing teenagers. The room had ample space and was clean. If we ever take this trip again, we will certainly stop here.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Norm B, General Manager at Knights Inn Fredericton, responded to this review, September 20, 2012
Thank you so much for making my day! I am pleased we could help out. I know how hard it is travelling with a bigger family and we try to make your stay as enjoyable and relaxing as we can after a day of driving. We aren't a 5-star resort, but we do offer very competitive rates and clean comfortable rooms. I hope to see you all again.
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Ottawa, Canada
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28 reviews 28 reviews
10 hotel reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2012

The negative reviews might be a bit out of date. The motel is certainly "50s" style, but it was clean, updated, well equipped and well maintained. We thought that the room was in fact a little larger than comparable motels - it certainly had ample space for suitcases and, for those who like to unpack, drawer and hanging capacity. The bathroom had both tub and shower. The TV and WIFI signals were both strong. The motel is located on a residential through road on the outskirts of town, en route to the airport, about a 10-minute drive to the city centre.

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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Norm B, Manager at Knights Inn Fredericton, responded to this review, August 25, 2012
Thank you for your kind words. We aim to provide clean and comfortable accommodations for our guests at affordable prices and do not pretend to be a luxury resort. Most people are pleasantly surprised by our recent renovations. Thanks again for taking the time to review our property.
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Saint John, Canada
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2012

From the reviews below, we were weary of trying this place but decided to give it a chance because of Norm's comments, it was better than expected.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Norm B, Manager at Knights Inn Fredericton, responded to this review, August 25, 2012
I want to thank you for reading the reviews and my comments before visiting our property. And I am pleased you had a better-than-expected stay. Hope to see you again soon.
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Moncton, Canada
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4 reviews 4 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2012

small rooms ....good value for money.....very friendly staff

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Norm B, Manager at Knights Inn Fredericton, responded to this review, August 25, 2012
I always welcome comments from our valued guests. Thanks for taking the time to review your stay. We do offer good value and clean rooms and try to deliver a 'better-than-expected' experience here.
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Atkinson, NH
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7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2012

I don't know where the people who wrote positive reviews about this motel stayed but it certainly couldn't have been the room I was assigned by Norman when I checked in. The interior walls were scuffed and dirty. The bed linens reeked of cigarettes even though it was a non-smoking room. Furnishings were cheap; the mattress was spongy and the springs chirped with every movement. The carpet on the floor was dirty and looked like it had been removed
from a mini golf course and then reinstalled here. It rippled and bulged in many spots. There was a 2" gap at the bottom the the entry door - big enough for a mouse to squeeze or a snake to slither under. The room had no plastic cups in the bathroom for rinsing. No facial tissues were included. I've saved the best for last however. In the middle of the night, the bed's headboard fell off the wall to the floor almost hitting me in the head in the process. A close examination showed that the lip of the heavy headboard had been hung insecurely on a couple of screw heads that were placed in small plastic drywall anchors. You know, the type you might use to hang a 1lb picture frame. We were tempted to leave when the headboard fell but it was very foggy and we were concerned about driving in those conditions. At first light we left. I would caution anyone thinking of staying at this Knights Inn based on the good reviews herein: they were either paid for or the reviewers were blind. This place is truly a dump so you should just keep on driving past it as fast as you can!

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with family
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Norm B, General Manager at Knights Inn Fredericton, responded to this review, June 13, 2012
I do appreciate you taking the time to review your experience here, although I am truly sorry it did not meet your standards. Your room was renovated over the past 6 months so the walls and carpet are new. As all our rooms are non-smoking, I really am at a loss as to why you detected smoke. I will agree that our furnishing in some rooms have not been updated as of when you were here, but they do reflect the budget-prices we offer rather than the higher rates of a newer hotel. We are upgrading continuously though. I am sorry for the faulty installation of the headboard. It has been rectified.
I assure you that all the reviews on Tripadvisor are legitimate comments from guests and as you can see, the recent ones reflect a much more positive light since new management has taken over. While I would much rather see 100% raving reviews on here, it is important to hear any and all comments so we can keep striving for the ultimate goal of everyone having "Every Knight, Just Right"

Norm Boudreau
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Toronto, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2012

Well first of all we picked this place due to seeing Norman's responses on all the comments on this site and he really is a lovely man in person. Once we pulled up to the motel it seemed like a typical motel but the rooms were much nicer than what we expected. The microwave was a big plus for us. The beds were comfortable and we slept great ... it was so quiet all night! We really did enjoy our stay at the Knight's Inn everything was very clean, comfortable and the service was so friendly. The breakfast was a great plus as well! Next time we're ever in Fredericton this will be the place we'll be staying at!

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Norm B, Manager at Knights Inn Fredericton, responded to this review, March 15, 2012
Thank you so much for your kind words. I am happy you enjoyed your stay, and am grateful you took the time to publish your review. We are all proud of the progress we have made so far at Knights Inn with our renovations and committment to satisfied guests. And it is always nice to get positive feedback. I hope to see you again soon !!! Norm
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Address: 1214 Lincoln Road, Fredericton, New Brunswick E3B 8C8, Canada
Location: Canada > New Brunswick > Fredericton
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette
Hotel Style:
#8 Business Hotel in Fredericton
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Knights Inn Fredericton 2*
Number of rooms: 33
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