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“Don't do it!” 1 of 5 stars
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Chipican Motel
1.5 of 5 Motel   |   1144 Christina St N, Sarnia, Ontario ON N7V 3C3, Canada   |  
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Ranked #14 of 14 hotels in Sarnia
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“Don't do it!”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2005

This was a complete disasater. The room was filthy, complete with 1/2 inch of dust on baseboards and an old leather chair that was in such bad condition it was being held together with duct tape and management had thrown an old mangy blanket over it. When I pulled the comforter off the bed I discovered to my horror that not only was there only one sheet on the bed, but it had not been changed since the last guests had used it! The hot water> tap on the sink was broken and ran constantly raising the humidity level in the room to extremely uncomfortable levels, coupled with the fact that the room's heater was located right under the headboard and even though I had turned it off it radiated heat to the point of almost burning my husbands hand. The colour television was in shades of purple only and the "microwave" was understandably non-functional since it was approx 20 years old or more. The real clincher came when at 11:30 PM, just after my children, my husband and I had settled into bed, my husband had to get up and go next door to ask the neighbours, whom we can only assume were contracters to the motel, to stop hammering, as they seemed to think this would be a could time to begin working!
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  • Stayed January 2005
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2 of 5 stars
  • Service
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    2 of 5 stars
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2005

"Comfortable & Clean Rooms" offered in the web site description couldn't be further from truth. Room 12 was outfitted with a King bed that looks to be a salvaged waterbed that had the water mattress replaced with just a mattress, no box spring. The bedding (sheets & blanket) barely covered the mattress. Speaking of the 60's, it looks like the room has not been renovated since the 60's. Complete with flocked, torn wallpaper in the main room and silver foil wallpaper, also torn, in the bath area. The bath area had more mold on the tile grout than a cheese warehouse and the thermostat in the bathroom was frozen with rust & wouldn't budge. Wondering why I didn't ask change rooms, this is the best of 3 I saw! The pictures on the web site may have been from a "renovated" room but was not one of the ones I saw. Since there were only 5 cars in the parking lot, and 3 were from our group, I can only assume the "good rooms" were snapped up by those other 2 "guests". This experience proves out the adage you only get what you pay for but in this case what I paid was not worth the mattress on a plywood platform and the mold.

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Additional Information about Chipican Motel

Address: 1144 Christina St N, Sarnia, Ontario ON N7V 3C3, Canada
Location: Canada > Ontario > Sarnia
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant
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Ranked #14 of 14 hotels in Sarnia
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:1.5 star — Chipican Motel 1.5*
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Chipican Hotel Sarnia
Chipican Motel Sarnia, Ontario

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