When our kids were little our family spent a week each summer, renting a cottage at Sauble Beach and have come to know and love the area quite well. This year, with only our youngest daughter and her friend, we decided to go to Sauble for just a few days, which is why we thought we would find a motel/hotel for 2 nights. We booked Sauble Beach Lodge, based on the recent reviews on trip advisor and the pictures on the website. BIG MISTAKE.
BOOKING - requires 1 nights pre-payment or hold on credit card. I would absolutely recommend that this not be done. The owner wanted me to pay in full when we arrived before we even saw the room. I am glad we did not do this because we would have lost $450. I have now learned to never book without first seeing, with my own eyes, what we are booking into. I wish I had gone with my instinct which told me to not book, but go to Sauble and see what was available first.
ROOM - As it was the wekend, the rate for a 1 bedroom suite was $199. For this price I was expecting fairly decent accommodation - not the "ritz" but something clean and comfortable. This suite was also to include a full kitchen. The kitchen consisted of a very old small stove and fridge...nothing more. I don't recall seeing tables/chairs. Everything was covered in blankets...makes you wonder what is being covered up????
As older posts state (should have read the older posts - they are more accurate than these latest posts...???) the rooms were very musty, dirty and old. There are old rusted bed frames below the 2nd floor rooms as you drive up, and the 2nd floor "suites" look out over the driveway and dumpsters.
When we said we were not at all happy with the room we were showed to a cabin - it was even worse which I did not think was possible. There were no "regular" rooms available - maybe these are the ones that have been recently renovated. Certainly what we saw were extremely old, not kept up or maintained in any way.
The pool was cold and cloudy - didn't look clean. There was garbage littered throughout the property. Certainly an auroa of neglect.
LOCATION: The one good thing this motel had going for it...great location. Such a shame the property is neglected. This could have the potential to be a wonderful vacation spot.
We did not stay given the state of the accommodations.
We requested our "hold" back but were told we couldn't have it. We contacted our credit card company and are working to try to get the money back. I am not that concerned about the money - I am more interested in letting people know that this is not a place that should be booked sight unseen.
If you wish to contact me - please do not hesitate. I can recommend a better place. I would NOT recommend the Sauble Beach Lodge to anyone at all.
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- Also Known As:
- Sauble Beach Hotel Sauble Beach
- Sauble Beach Lodge Ontario