WHAT WE APPRECIATED:
1. With the manager Nick being so personable, accommodating, unobtrusive, and welcoming, we would definitely stay here again on what we hope to be bi-annual trips from Canada. 2. The location is perfect to easily explore the downtown and close to all amenities. Save money on gas. 3. The neighbourhood is very quiet and peaceful. 4. We didn't have pets but most of the guests had dogs of every size with them. 5. Microwave, small fridge, lots of hot water, convection heat, newly tiled bathroom, new windows, carpeting and paint. 6. Parking right outside your door. 7. Nice residential older neighbourhood with a convenience store across the street & drive through diner for getting coffee, food, etc. within walking distance. 8. Best Thai food ever at Poor Siamese....a must and very close for take out. 9. Benches outside your door for those who just want to sit or have a cigarette. 10. Queen sized bed in the standard room was good to sleep on. 11. The room was cleaned every day with no cobwebs or dust bunnies floating around. 12. Fantastic rates so more money to shop and enjoy the fine restaurants in the area. 13. Nick is a very interesting man to chat with and has a great deal of knowledge to share about the area. 14. Nick went out of his way to arrange accommodation for us as well as point out the wonderful spots locals know of to really enjoy the area.
WHAT COULD BE IMPROVED:
1. The curtains are very worn and do not hang properly on the rod. You can not open and close them and have to adjust them to close the gaps for privacy. They do not block out the light. It is a shame because it definitely makes the room look shabby despite all the work that was done to improve this older property.
If you are looking for the amenities of a Best Western or Super 8 motel chain, with newer furniture, sheets, black out drapes, soft fluffy pillows and blankets, then please keep in mind the Lion's Inn Motel is a much older property and the rates reflect it. However, if you are wanting to be out and about most of the time, sleep in undisturbed, come and go as you please, have a quiet, friendly, layed back place to hang your hat at the end of a long day, touring or shopping, then this is the place for you.
Overall, both of us agree we would book with Nick again and really want to echo the praises of others in the fact that he is a manager who is able to give the service that give motel chains competition. Thank you once again Nick. See you next time we come over the border from Canada. Cheers!