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Canadas Best Value Inn - Saint John
Ranked #13 of 20 Hotels in Saint John
Toronto, Canada
Level 3 Contributor
12 reviews
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“Return visit, better than the first”
Reviewed May 18, 2012

I just finished a three day stay in Saint John. I have stayed at this hotel before, and was impressed with the direction this hotel is going. The staff are top notch when it comes to being friendly and professional. I dont need a 5 star hotel, but I do like to be greeted as a welcome customer, the staff here are good at this. The hotel has raised it's standards since I was last here. The hotel now has large flat screen tvs, duvet bedding, and alot of other amenities offered by higher priced hotels. The rooms are large and meet my needs, they are not five stars(stay away if you need 5 star). The hotel has informational sites all over the hotel advertising upcoming changes, looks like good stuff ahead. The hotel is offering a free breakfast-starting in June-they may have been a little late on this freebie-but they are offering made to order cooked breakfast-and you can get it delivered to you room-and its free,,very nice touch. They are also advertising a courtesey airport shuttle-that will save about $18 each way, another nice touch. This hotel has become by far the best value in Saint John, I look forward to my next trip here-to see what other things have happened.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled on business
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Moncton, Canada
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Reviewed May 14, 2012

Stayed this past weekend, pleasure trip. Front desk staff, very pleasant. Harbour view was great. King bed room had a kitchenette (not all the dishes were clean) decor was so-so, not great, not awful. Bathroom was shabby. White tub with chunks of finish coming off, previous finish was apparently purple, looked disgusting: would never have a bath in it. Talked about this to the front desk. Can't reduce rate, but heres free breakfast coupons. Ok. Asked about breakfast hours at restaurant the night before, until noon. Showed up at 11:15, sorry brunch only, no breakfast. Coupons no good. Then there was the cleaning staff: checkout time was noon. Took a load of stuff out at 10:30. Cleaners were in the hall...what room are you in...are you checking out now. No. On the way back, they asked well when will you be checking out. At noon. Was lying on the bed waiting for my partner in the bathroom. Knock knock, housekeeping. In they come. Oh when are you checking out? Gee, good thing the bathroom door was shut. I gather you want us out now??? Probably won't stay here again.

Room Tip: Get a harbour view room
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  • Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
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Moncton, Canada
1 review
Reviewed May 7, 2012

Had the opportunity to stay here over the easter weekend. We found that the price was good, and the view of SJ was fantastic. The staf at the HOJO was very friendly and curteous. We would visit again....

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled as a couple
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Dalhousie, Canada
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed May 5, 2012

My sons hockey team travelled to Saint John in December. We stayed at this hotel and upon check in were given a room for everyone to store their hockey gear in(very useful for us hockey families). We were also directed towards a large meeting room that had been setup with video games, tv's with dvd players, board games etc. All teams staying that weekend shared the room and allowed my son and his team mates to meet other players from other teams(very nice). Having a reataurant on site was very nice during a busy weekend.
I was very pleased with this hotel and satisfied with our stay. Will definitely book our rooms here again for our tournament.

Room Tip: Get a room with 2 king beds, they are huge
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  • Stayed December 2011, traveled with family
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Fredericton, Canada
2 reviews
Reviewed May 5, 2012

I recently stayed at the hojo saint john for 6 weeks and found that the staff was absolutely exceptional!!! While it was under some construction at the time, the staff was amazing!!!!

Room Tip: Room 811 - excellent view of the seals in the harbour and it has a jet tub!!! :O)
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  • Stayed March 2012, traveled on business
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Moncton, Canada
Level 1 Contributor
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Reviewed May 3, 2012

Out of any hotels I have stayed in, by far the best service by all staff. Great value for your money (which of course all of us love) I found that staff were more than helpful, the rooms were extremely clean & the swimming pool was great! The fact that parking is free is a huge bonus as well...who doesn't love something free? There is a nice view here as well - I will definitely be returning! Thanks guys!

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled with family
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Saint John, Canada
Level 3 Contributor
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed May 3, 2012

We decided to stay at this local hotel for a night out with the kids. We had stayed here previously and the kids love the pool and hot tub. The property has a great swimming pool and good size hot tub. Since we last stayed the rooms were renovated with new beds which were very comfortable. We had a room with 2 king beds. My only complaint is the hot water when you get a shower or bath. I noticed this before as well. It is not consistant. All of a sudden your water gets extremly hot without warning. The staff was pleasant. The rate for the room was more than reasonable.

Room Tip: 2 King size beds facing the city
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  • Stayed April 2012, traveled with family
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Property: Canadas Best Value Inn - Saint John
Address: 10 Portland St, Saint John, New Brunswick E2K 4H8, Canada
Location: Canada > New Brunswick > Saint John
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
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Ranked #13 of 20 Hotels in Saint John
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Hotel Class:3 star — Canadas Best Value Inn - Saint John 3*
Number of rooms: 133
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Discover the historic port city of Saint John and all it has to offer while staying at the Canadas Best Value Inn Saint John, the best choice for business and leisure travelers alike. Ideally situated only a few kilometers from Fort Howe and downtown Saint John, our hotel is conveniently located off the Saint John Throughway and Main Street on Portland Street. Key local attractions include the New Brunswick Museum, Reversing Falls, and Carleton Martello Tower National Historic Park. Our knowledgeable and helpful staff can recommend what best suits your travel itinerary. Our property offers an array of modern amenities including an ATM, business area, multi-lingual staff, meeting facilities, newsstand in lobby, picnic table, and guest laundry facility. Pets are welcomed, restrictions and charges may apply. Start your work or sightseeing day in fine form with free full breakfast. After a day of sightseeing, guests can relax in our indoor heated pool and Jacuzzi, or enjoy a meal or a drink at the Vegas Bar and Grill, our on-site eatery. Each of our 131 guest rooms feature home luxuries such as free Wi-Fi, microwave, mini-fridge, hairdryer, coffeemaker, 32 inch flat panel cable TV, iron, ironing board, desk with lamp, table with chairs, and clock radio. Canadas Best Value Inn Saint John is your best choice within Canada's "Original City". We offer ideal accommodations and location whether you are in town for entertainment, music and food festivals, sightseeing, wildlife activities or simply passing through on your way to Fredericton or Nova Scotia. At Canadas Best Value Inn Saint John our goal is to provide our guests a great experience, not just a place to stay. At Canadas Best Value Inn Saint John, We've Got You Covered from the time you hit the road until your head hits the pillow. ... more   less 
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Howard Johnson Fort Howe Plaza Hotel Saint John
Fort Howe Saint John
Canadas Best Value Inn - Saint John New Brunswick

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