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“Its a Motel, not a Hotel” 4 of 5 stars
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Howard Johnson North Bay
2.0 of 5 Hotel   |   255 Mcintyre Street West, North Bay, Ontario P1B 2Y9, Canada (Formerly Northgate Inn)   |  
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Ranked #14 of 26 Hotels in North Bay
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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“Its a Motel, not a Hotel”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2012

Overall, i got a pretty good value from the 1 night stay. For $85, you cant really ask for more. Once you realize that its a motel and not a jotel, my mistake for not realizing that prior to booking, you cant really ask for more. My room was clean, tv and microwave worked just fine, and great service from the front desk.

  • Stayed January 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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English first
Oshawa, Canada
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2011

This hotel was a really good value for our money. The manager on duty was very nice to us and helpful with any issues that we had. We got upgraded to a king size bed and there was a nice LCD TV in the room. It was clean and relatively quiet. It's not a high-class hotel, but for the money it was certainly more than adequate. If I'm ever up there again, I'd definitely stay there and would recommend it to anyone looking for a good cheap, clean place to stay!

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Toronto, Canada
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2011

We stayed in this hotel for 3 nights. It is clean, nice LCD TV, renovated bathroom, new carpet. Located in downtown North Bay. You can get 25% off if you stay for 3 nights.
I booked this hotel using worldweb.com.

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  • Stayed June 2011, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Toronto, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2011

I often visit Northbay and i stay many different hotels but this time i decided to stay with Howard Johnson in downtown b'cos it is very good in price compare to other hotel in town and it is downtown so i can walk around.When i enter i listen its new management after that i enter in the room i was surprice i did not expected this. its a nice bed, big LCD tv, nice big and clean room including fridge, microwave, cofee maker,free hi-speed internet . and they have 4-5 movies channels are free so i enjoy that lcd flat screen tv.The staff of this hotel are friendly they are always ready to serve . This is good value of my money.In morning they have free continental brek fast. i am so happy. now when ever i will visit northbay definetly i will stay in this hotel. Thank you to Howard Johnson for give me exellent srvice.

  • Stayed April 2011, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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orangeville
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2011

After reading such negative reviews, especially concerning the smoke smell, I was a little cautious of what to expect. However, my son and I who were visiting family, were pleasantly surprised at how fresh our room smelled and the service we received for our two night stay. I believe the negative reviews were made by some young people who probably brought on any displeasure with staying at this Howard Johnson themselves, and don't appreciate great value when they experience it. Thank you North Bay Howard Johnson for your courtesy and clean room.

  • Stayed April 2011, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Ottawa, Canada
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2011

We stayed as part of a hockey team, the rooms were inexpensive and clean, the staff very friendly and accomadating. It is an older establishment that could use some updating, but was quite satisfactory for our purpose.

  • Stayed April 2011
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Sarnia. ON
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2011

WARNING!!! DO NOT STAY HERE!!!
This was the absolute most disgusting excuse for a hotel that I have ever stayed in! We were given a smoking room, even though we requested a non-smoking room, because there were none available. Everything was yellow and stunk of smoke. We were finally able to get a "non-smoking room" (even it smelled) but was told the shower would not work in it, so we had to use the original room to shower in and the other one to sleep in, how inconvenient! The rooms were small, smelly and very outdated. The beds looked ancient and were slanted, furniture was old and beat up. T.V didn't work, everything was dirty, the bathrooms were the worst part! Very old and dirty! Including mould on tile and ceiling. Bathroom door also fell completely off the hinges, so we had to shower with no door! There were very few towels and when we asked for more they said they did not have any available. The ones we did have were yellow from smoke I assume! We did not get new towels when they cleaned our rooms either, had to re-use our old ones. Also when we were out for the day they would come in and turn off the heat, so when we returned the rooms were all freezing! Owners of hotel lived at the hotel, and would rarely be present at the front desk. They would just run down if they happened to see you waiting there. Check in and check out was an extremely long and frustrating process. Staff did not seem to know what they were doing. I would never stay there again if my life depended on it!

  • Stayed February 2011
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 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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Address: 255 Mcintyre Street West, North Bay, Ontario P1B 2Y9, Canada (Formerly Northgate Inn)
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Location: Canada > Ontario > Northeastern Ontario > North Bay
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #14 of 26 Hotels in North Bay
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Howard Johnson North Bay 2*
Number of rooms: 43
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