We loved the proximity of this hotel to walk around lovely Burlington and chose it for exactly that reason -- to enjoy the lake, park and shops. We already checked TripAdvisor and knew that our experience could be mixed. The rooms are tricky. The night before we checked in we toured a room with the front desk staff and found it to be a nice, albeit small and a bit worn room. The next day we checked in and the room we actually were in was located in the "basement" -- which had a nice view of the park, a cool brick wall, but unfortunately the carpets were damp, buckled and the room smelled musty (016). We were offered an adjacent room a few doors down and again, the room had the same issue (008). Housekeeping said it could have been due to the air conditioning, but I don't think so.
Finally, the desk clerk called and said they had an upgraded room on the second floor, next to the elevator, with a view of the roof --(207) we took it. It was quite nice and updated compared to the other rooms in the lower level we saw -- glass and tile shower; cultured stone vanity and fridge/coffee maker/microwave.
The breakfast is self serve and adequate, but nothing fancy --there are a few staff around cleaning up and refilling coffee carafes, but expect paper plates and cups. The fitness center is nice and modern and the hotel does have a small self serve laundry room, next to the pool. The hotel has a lovely deck that faces the lake and we enjoyed sitting there for breakfast, but ventured out to other restaurants and shopping during our time in Burlington. As other reviewers mention, you can see the wear and tear all over, but if you can overlook that, it is an adequate hotel. Also, the noise travels -- doors banging and kids running through the hallways -- that can happen from time to time in many hotels. It's too bad that Burlington has so few excellent hotels because it is quite a lovely place to visit and we really enjoyed our time here.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Waterfront Hotel-Downtown is a landmark in the city of Burlington, Ontario, on the shores of Lake Ontario. With spectular panoramic views and all the conveniences of downtown within steps of the hotel. A perfect getaway with inspiring waterfront parkland and trails, unique shopping, museums, exquisite dining and world class festivals situated less than an hour from Toronto and Niagara Falls. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Burlington Travel Lodge
- Burlington Travelodge
- Travel Lodge Burlington
- Waterfront Hotel Downtown Burlington Ontario