Let me start that you get what you pay for. If you're looking a high rise hotel with a view of the falls, luxury rooms, spa, swimming pool, top of the line everything… then look somewhere else. You won't get that here. However, my husband and I booked this budget friendly motel for a weekend get-away before we have our first child. We paid roughly $200 for a stay from Thursday night through Monday morning and that was the biggest appeal. The following is an honest and accurate account of our experience here:
We arrived around 9:30-10 in the evening after a 4 hour drive. When we walked in the office, (I believe her hame was Amy) tended to us very quickly. Check in was a breeze; less than 5 minutes. Check out was just the same.
We stayed in room 102 on the main level. The room was pleasantly decorated. The furniture was more than the mass produced, commercial type; it appeared to be a bed set that anyone could have in their home. We had a single queen bed, 2 nightstands, a mirrored dresser, a coffee table and a love seat. The room was lit with 4 lamps that could have been better; it was slightly dark in our room. The only major complaint we had about the room was the bed. We both have back issues and woke up with a sore back every morning. The mattress was very uncomfortable; it was very firm.
The room, as advertised, had a mini fridge and a microwave. It also included a coffee pot, plates and bowls, glasses/coffee mugs, silverware and dish soap/towel. There was also additional cupboard space to utilize for storage. While we didn't use the dishes and the coffee pot, we take advantage of the fridge. We brought drinks and munchies with us to help save money and the fridge came in handy.
The bathroom was traditional - sink, mirror, shower/tub combo and toilet. It was clean. Upon arrival the toilet had a sticker across the lid stating that it was sanitized. It also included a hair dryer, bar soap, shampoo/conditioner and a shower cap. The shower was clean and the water pressure was great. The first night I took a long hot shower and the water temperature dropped before I finished. I didn't see this as a problem I just shortened the shower and turned the water temperature down.
They provided us with clean towels, hand towels and washcloths. Unfortunately, the towels were small. If you like to use a bath sheet bring your own towel. The only other complaint I had with the towels was when we initially arrived we had 3 towels. When they cleaned our room, they changed the towels but only left us 2. I use 2 towels myself. So some extra towels would've been nice.
Our room did not have carpet in it which was actually kind of nice because we tracked in a lot of snow and ice. Unfortunately, the floor was extremely cold after you got out of the shower or up in the middle of the night to use the bathroom. (This was something I did a few times each night as I am pregnant!)
The temperature of the room was on the cooler side so we had to crank the thermostat up. But we actually like to the room cooler when we sleep so it wasn't an issue.
We did not take advantage of the free transportation that was advertised because we enjoyed being able to go where we wanted, when we wanted.
The advertised free breakfast was okay. It consisted mostly of pastries/ muffins. They did provide bread and bagels to toast with a variety of jams, jellies and cream cheese. They also had a choice of 4 cereals but were more "kid friendly" sugary cereals. Twice, they provided frozen waffles and syrup. The only protein they served daily was hard boiled eggs - no breakfast meats. Finally they had a nice variety of juices, milk and coffee.
Other reviewers mentioned the distance to the falls. The motel is a 5 minute drive to the Falls and tourist attractions. Initially I was concerned with this but it was actually a beautiful drive down along the river. You pass the ice dam, the power plants, Dufferin Park and plenty of beautiful sights to see.
They advertise as having free WiFi and we never had any issues with it.
This is definitely not a luxurious 5 star hotel in the middle of the action, but they never claimed to be!
I'd have no problem staying here again except for the uncomfortable mattress.
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