Not consulting Trip Advisor before we booked this motel was our first mistake. Upon arriving, we were verbally harassed by another person staying at the motel, and should have left right then and there. Since Bayfest is the busiest time of the year, all the other hotels in the area were sold out. The person at the desk charged us more money then they quoted online, and we tried to refund the room, and they wouldn't let us.
Once we saw the condition of the rooms we understood why.... It was the most disgusting room I have ever BEEN in, nevermind slept in. The walls were 70s velvet red wallpaper, the capet was stained and had not been vaccumed in a very long time. The beds were disgusting, and my sheet actually had a knife shaped hole in it. Needless to say, I slept on top of the blankets and kept my shoes on at all times. The next day I wanted to take a shower, and was blown away by the moonsoon that the shower pressure created. I definitely didn't expect that first thing in the morning. The shower pressure was so high, I could barely even stand it. We asked the manager for more towels and we never got them... not that I expected to actually get them anyways.
The second night there was a thunderstorm, and our power continually shut on and off for about an hour, and we thought we were going to die. We felt like we were in a horror movie, and that someone was going to break into our room at any second. Not to mention the lock on our door wasn't secure at all.
The third day we met some of the other people who were also duped into staying at the Chipican, and made some friends through our shared hate for this hotel.
The whole experience was really quite comical because the Chipican's slogan on the front says "Comfortable, Affordable and Quality" which was quite ironic considering it wasn't any of those things.
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- Also Known As:
- Chipican Hotel Sarnia
- Chipican Motel Sarnia, Ontario