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“Filthy and Stinky” 1 of 5 stars
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Canadas Best Value Inn
2.0 of 5 Motel   |   1175 Victoria Street North, Kitchener, Ontario N2B 3C8, Canada (Formerly Thriftlodge Kitchener)   |  
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Ranked #9 of 15 hotels in Kitchener
Sudbury, Canada
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Filthy and Stinky”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2012

This is the worst hotel I ever stayed in. Room was so filthy including walls, chairs and fridge and stove and a non-smoking room stinky with nicotine that we requested another room since we couldn't get a refund. Second room was slightly better, but not much as everything was still dirty but at least the chairs didn't have cigarette burns and filth on them and was a non-smoking room that wreaked nicotine. Fridge and stove were also filthy. Coffee maker included but no coffee and no coffee cups. We rented this room online and will never rent again at this hotel....no even suited for a dog.

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  • Stayed March 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    2.5 of 5 stars
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London, Canada
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2011

surrounding by good restaurants and near down town. Cheap rate and friendly staff and neat rooms.

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  • Stayed May 2011, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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London, Canada
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2011

Good stop over in trip. Great location with many restaurants, right by the highway. Very affordable rooms, with great service the manager was very kind to us. Clean, quiet rooms exactly what I expected.

Stayed April 2011, traveled solo
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Clinton, Canada
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2011

Don't stay here! Room are outdated and dirty. Hotel full of young adults/teens up partying all night. Bathroom was filthy and smelled of urine. Found a couple live bugs in the bed. People kept pulling on our door all night. Door flimsy....had to prop a chair against it. Random banging on our door as well! Drunk people everywhere!!People smoking in non-smoking rooms. Cigarette butts were thrown all over our van and someone pushed side mirror in. I guess you get what you pay for...it is cheaper than a Holiday Inn or Hilton. Spend the extra $$. So gross! Only good thing is free wireless internet and parking.

  • Stayed April 2011, traveled with family
    • 2 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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Tiverton, Canada
1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2011

We were shown a no smoking room which reeked of smoke. In the second one it was better but there were cigarette burns everywhere.The beds were lumpy, room was not clean, no hot water. It has not been renovated as advertised. The efficiency part such as the fridge smelled foul. the oven wasa filthy. I would not recommend this to s dog. Tehj owners should be ashamed of themselves

  • Stayed March 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 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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London, Canada
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2010

We enjoyed our overnight stay. The beds were excellent and the room was clean and comfortable with all the necessary commodities and a polite staff. Convenient location surrounded by good restaurants.

Stayed December 2010, traveled solo
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Southwestern Ontario
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2010

Stayed at this hotel quite some time ago... place had bed bugs... so be careful where you stay... cheap rates do not a nice stay make.

  • Stayed October 2009, traveled solo
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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Additional Information about Canadas Best Value Inn

Also Known As:
Canadas Best Value Hotel Kitchener
Canadas Best Value Hotel
Thriftlodge Kitchener
Thrift Lodge Kitchener
Kitchener Thrift Lodge
Kitchener Thriftlodge
Canadas Best Value Inn Kitchener, Ontario
Address: 1175 Victoria Street North, Kitchener, Ontario N2B 3C8, Canada (Formerly Thriftlodge Kitchener)
Location: Canada > Ontario > Region of Waterloo > Kitchener
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #9 of 15 hotels in Kitchener
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Canadas Best Value Inn 2*
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