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Howard Johnson Inn North Bay
Ranked #13 of 26 Hotels in North Bay
London
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9 reviews
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“damp and stinky”
Reviewed July 19, 2012

great value but the rooms are sub-par. my room felt damp and stunk of stale smoke.
the comforters they had wreaked of cigarettes, i had to pull a blanket out of the car for my 2 year old to sleep with.
washrooms had rust stains all over.. could see mold around tub and sink.
i guess you get what you pay for.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
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Toronto, Canada
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Reviewed May 1, 2012

There for one night. Comfortable bed and clean sheets. No heat got out of shower when water turn hot because someone was using cold in another room. Dirty face cloth found in bathroom drawer. Bath at on yellow side but smelled fresh. Mold around tub. No shampoo.. Very 60's decor. No comment on free breakfast because I had to leave early. You get what you pay for. I'd go back if I had no choice.

Room Tip: No pool. Small city. Your 15 minutes to anywhere.
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  • Stayed May 2012, traveled solo
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Overall, i got a pretty good value from the 1 night stay. For $85, you cant really ask for more. Once you realize that its a motel and not a jotel, my mistake for not realizing that prior to booking, you cant really ask for more. My room was clean, tv and microwave worked just fine, and great service from the front desk.

  • Stayed January 2012
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Oshawa, Canada
1 review
Reviewed November 3, 2011

This hotel was a really good value for our money. The manager on duty was very nice to us and helpful with any issues that we had. We got upgraded to a king size bed and there was a nice LCD TV in the room. It was clean and relatively quiet. It's not a high-class hotel, but for the money it was certainly more than adequate. If I'm ever up there again, I'd definitely stay there and would recommend it to anyone looking for a good cheap, clean place to stay!

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled as a couple
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Toronto, Canada
1 review
Reviewed June 30, 2011

We stayed in this hotel for 3 nights. It is clean, nice LCD TV, renovated bathroom, new carpet. Located in downtown North Bay. You can get 25% off if you stay for 3 nights.
I booked this hotel using worldweb.com.

Room Tip: I stayed in room 8. Everything is working
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  • Stayed June 2011, traveled with family
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Toronto, Canada
1 review
Reviewed May 5, 2011

I often visit Northbay and i stay many different hotels but this time i decided to stay with Howard Johnson in downtown b'cos it is very good in price compare to other hotel in town and it is downtown so i can walk around.When i enter i listen its new management after that i enter in the room i was surprice i did not expected this. its a nice bed, big LCD tv, nice big and clean room including fridge, microwave, cofee maker,free hi-speed internet . and they have 4-5 movies channels are free so i enjoy that lcd flat screen tv.The staff of this hotel are friendly they are always ready to serve . This is good value of my money.In morning they have free continental brek fast. i am so happy. now when ever i will visit northbay definetly i will stay in this hotel. Thank you to Howard Johnson for give me exellent srvice.

  • Stayed April 2011, traveled with family
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orangeville
1 review
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Reviewed April 11, 2011

After reading such negative reviews, especially concerning the smoke smell, I was a little cautious of what to expect. However, my son and I who were visiting family, were pleasantly surprised at how fresh our room smelled and the service we received for our two night stay. I believe the negative reviews were made by some young people who probably brought on any displeasure with staying at this Howard Johnson themselves, and don't appreciate great value when they experience it. Thank you North Bay Howard Johnson for your courtesy and clean room.

  • Stayed April 2011, traveled with family
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Property: Howard Johnson Inn North Bay
Address: 255 McIntyre St W, North Bay, Ontario P1B 2Y9, Canada (Formerly Northgate Inn)
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Location: Canada > Ontario > Northeastern Ontario > North Bay
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
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Ranked #13 of 26 Hotels in North Bay
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Howard Johnson Inn North Bay 2*
Number of rooms: 43
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