We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
$25 Amazon.com Gift Card Get yours when you book a hotel on TripAdvisor and review your stay!

Hipwell's Motel

Show Prices
Book on TripAdvisor
Trusted partner. We work with to make your booking as easy as possible.
Secure payments. We use industry-leading practices to keep your information secure.
Enter dates for best prices
powered by PriceFinder
1 room
Check In Check Out
Please enter your travel dates to continue
Check Availability
Book on
or compare prices from up to 200 sites including:
Professional photos
View Map
{"widget":{"name":"ibex_photo_carousel","template":"ibex_photo_carousel__widget","dust":{"nav_controls":"ibex_photo_carousel__nav_controls"},"divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_photo_carousel","moduleList":["handlers","shims"],"js":{"handlers":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handlers'))","shims":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'shims'))"}},"containerClass":null}
Add Photo Write a Review

21 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Showing 21: English reviews
Laval, Canada
Level Contributor
7 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I stayed two nights in this out-dated motel. A horrible experience! The door lock is broken There is mold in the tub Lots of little ants The toilet is extremely small The air conditioner is loud and does not cool the room peculiar smell in the room Very old furniture The WiFi is not working at all Overal, this motel... More 

Thank NiroMed
London, Canada
Level Contributor
127 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2016

I won't repeat what has already been posted other than to say that this facility (which has been there for decades) is the true definition of "discount motel". The room was small but had a double bed and the usual amenities....all old but well maintained. IF there was a concern it was the washroom....the entire place was perhaps 5 ft... More 

Thank retiredcarnut
Level Contributor
45 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2016 via mobile

Hipwell's Motel is an old but clean motel located in Fonthill, Pelham. It is a no frills motel but has WIFI, cable TV, refrigerator, microwave AND air conditioning. The owners are friendly, helpful, kind and hard-working. The towels are fluffy and spotlessly clean and the sheets are too. New carpets in the rooms. Close to Fenwick, Fonthill and Welland it... More 

Thank princessvizzy
Toronto, Canada
Level Contributor
9 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2016

This motel is very basic, but it is clean and the owners are nice people. Great for a quick overnight when on the road, or when nearby Niagara Falls is booked solid with ridiculous over inflated prices in high season. Mini fridge and microwave is a bonus as well for the price.

Thank André B
Val Caron, Canada
Level Contributor
3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2016

We stay at this motel for 1 night for a 60th anniversary on June 18. The staff was very pleasant. The room was very clean, I have not a older motel very down to the taps in the bathroom. Bed was very comfortable, the whole experience was very good. For the cost you can not beat it unless you are... More 

Thank Dan G
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2016 via mobile

Booked a room for two nights last week. After the first night had to leave on a family matter. We asked for a refund which was flatly refused. I admit it was in the afternoon. We then tried to compromise and asked for half back. Total refusal. Bad way to run a business. When we said we wouldn't stay there... More 

Thank daseyl

Travelers are raving about these Thorold hotels

Toronto, Canada
Level Contributor
123 reviews
31 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2016

Things I liked..... - Extra comfy beds & nice selection of pillows - A/C cooled the room quickly for a 38 degrees celsius day - Room & bathroom were very clean, despite older decor and age of building - Friendly staff - Perfect for my needs - Parking right outside my door Things I didn't like so much..... - A... More 

Thank 4_Aussies_in_Canada
Sudbury, Canada
Level Contributor
83 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2016

We wanted somewhere outside of Niagara and found Hipwell's online, the write-ups looked great but in reality the price tag should have said it all. Every aspect of the 'motel' is old, tired and run down. The rooms are so small there is little room to move, perhaps shuffle - around the furniture. The vinyl patterned wallpaper hasn't been updated... More 

1 Thank BenjaminD1102
St. Catharines, Canada
2 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2016

Stayed with a pet quite a while ago. Room I was put in didn't even have a shower head and the room had a mild 'stink' to it. It was otherwise tidy. Felt like there were years of grime in the carpets, which needed a good shampoo. I am sure if you do not need a pet-friendly room that the... More 

Thank WaterNRockies
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2015 via mobile

This place had great value for the price we paid. Rooms were clean. Staff was very friendly. We needed room in Niagara Falls but hotel cancelled on us. So we stayed at the Hipwell Motel and we were very satisfied we did. Would definately stay there again.

Thank Vince N
Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question

11 photos of this hotel

Traveler photos: See what travelers like you saw

All Traveler Photos (11)
Bathroom (4)
Room/Suite (7)
Check In Check Out
Hotels you might also like...
Also consider these accommodations in or near Thorold
Capri Inn
#1 of 7 in St. Catharines
4.5 of 5 stars 401 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
The Peninsula Inn
#27 of 135 in Niagara Falls
3.5 of 5 stars 298 reviews
York - Haig
Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites St. Catharines Conference Centre
The Inn at Lock Seven
#2 of 2 in Thorold
4.0 of 5 stars 85 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question


  • Pool
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Things to do
  • Pool
Room types
  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Minibar
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)

Additional Information about Hipwell's Motel

Address: 299 Hwy 20 | Fonthill, Thorold, Ontario L0S 1E0, Canada
Location: Canada > Ontario > Thorold
Price Range: $46 - $65 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 26
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Priceline, Agoda, Odigeo and Booking.com so you can book your Hipwell's Motel reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Hipwell's Motel Thorold, Ontario, Canada
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim Your Listing
Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check Out
Price Your Stay