I've stayed at the Rodd close to a dozen times during each season. The location is great - just a short walk to downtown and to Victoria Park, along the waterfront, but far enough away to be a quiet location. Everyone who works there is friendly and very helpful. They bend over backwards to be accommodating and to help guests find the best rate possible. This hotel is part of a local chain that has a free membership loyalty club and it's worth it to join. You get better rates and access to specials if you belong. One of the best things about the Rodd's rate policy is that the hotel honors discounts it provides no matter what event is going on in town. Some of the other hotels in town cancel any AAA, CAA, Government, etc., rates when there are big concerts or other events in town, but not the Rodd.
The hotel seems more like an inn and the rooms are not cookie cutter in arrangement, furnishings or size. Remember the room you especially like! The beds I've slept on have been very comfortable and had very soft sheets. The furniture style is a little older, with (I think) a bit more style than the newer hotels and often have an upholstered chair or a sofa in the room. Some of the rooms feel a bit small but most are a nice size and some are quite generous. Two robes are provided, along with the usual coffee maker, hair dryer, iron/ironing board and very nice toiletries.
The hotel advertises free WI-FI but I've not been able to connect to it the past several years I've gone there. There is a DSL connection in each room that provides a very fast connection; I suggest bring a cord along, just in case. There is a business center in a room beside the front desk that has a computer and printer you can use, too. Parking is provided on the premises and is free. Phone calls are not all free, including calls to toll free numbers.
The hotel has a restaurant and a small bar on the floor level and they offer room service. The menu isn't extensive and doesn't vary much during the week, but the food and drinks are good. The hotel has a sign that advertises a feast/dinner theatre but I haven't attended. There's quite a variety of restaurants and pubs with better than usual pub fare in easy walking distance of the hotel.
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