I ended up staying at the Coastal Inn Fort Howe when my usual hotel ended up with no vacancies. I hoped to at least be able to have a nice relaxing stay with my family but it wasn't to be. From the moment we checked in, our stay was disappointing.
As a previous reviewer stated, noone will offer to help you with your luggage. In fact, the level of courtesy shown was below even our minimal expectations. Given that this hotel is relatively expensive for the area, I would expect far more for my money. Staff were generally unhelpful and dismissive. We were made to feel uncomfortable staying with our children as this hotel is clearly not geared towards families in any respect.
After hearing so much about the hotel's restaurant, we found the food to be bland and overpriced. I'm not sure what market they were going for but I think they missed them all.
Finally, the room was simply not very clean. Finding hairs on the sheets is unacceptable at any level of accomodation. When I called to request a fresh set of linens, the staff made me feel like I was asking for some great favor.
Overall, it was a terrible experience and I will never stay there again.
- Also Known As:
- Howard Johnson Fort Howe Plaza Hotel
- Howard Johnson Fort Howe Plaza Hotel Saint John
- Fort Howe Saint John
- Howard Johnson Fort Howe Plaza Saint John, New Brunswick
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Experience the history of Canada’s oldest incorporated city by staying at the Howard Johnson Fort Howe Plaza. The hotel is located between Historic Fort Howe and historic Fort LaTour (located on the Saint John harbour front). The hotel is adjacent to the Lord Beaverbrook Rink and Harbour Passage. A short walk along Harbour Passage puts you in the heart of uptown Saint John. Whether you are traveling from the East or from the West, the Howard Johnson Fort Howe Plaza is ideal for the business or leisure traveller as it is easily accessible from Highway 1. The Howard Johnson Fort Howe Plaza offers 133 spacious and comfortable guest rooms, 8 meeting/conference facilities and 1 large reception hall which can accommodate up to 450 guests. Let our knowledgeable and friendly staff transform your stay in Saint John into one you will not soon forget and allow us to make the Howard Johnson Fort Howe Plaza your home away from home. Fun for the whole family. The Howard Johnson Fort Howe Plaza also offers one of the largest hotel indoor pools in Saint John, complete with shower facilities. Want to relax, spend some time in our hot tub or try out our fitness centre. All available to our guests free of charge. ... more less
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