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Residence & Conference Centre - Oshawa
Kingston, Ontario, Canada
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190 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
“Good for the money”
Reviewed June 2, 2013

Attending a conference. This university dorm room is great for an overnight stay. For the price it is worth checking out.
2 bedroom each with double bed made up, bathroom with shower, towels, soap, shampoo. 2 arm chairs, kitchenette with microwave and bar fridge. TV with basic cable, phone. Clean.

Would bring extra pillows if you wish and any dishes (only plastic cups available).
Bed was comfortable. Noise was not issue.

Parking free on weekends.

Room Tip: not sure what is close to for tourists, but worked well for this conference
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled on business
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Ottawa, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed July 9, 2012

Traveled to the area for a Lacrosse tournament and was looking for an affordable stay for the team. This was a great place. It was fairly basic, but clean and friendly. Lots of things for the kids and parents to do to bide their time. They opened up a meeting room for the parents to hang out in for free. Considering what this place cost, the much more expensive hotels could learn allot. Will look more to options like this in the future. Why pay twice the price for half the service. Staying in a hotel with sports teams is normally a nightmare and they make you feel like a criminal - not so in this case.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
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Toronto, Ontario
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51 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed July 2, 2012

This is a university dorm, but with upgrades since my university days. Each suite consists of a kitchenette with refrigerator, microwave, TV with cable and two chairs, plus two bedrooms with double beds, plus bathroom with shower. It also has some of the same problems you remember from dorms; people staying in the halls talking until all hours, loud ice machines, doors that won't close quietly. The free continental breakfast was good, and you could have had a full breakfast for an additional $3.85 or so.

My largest problem with this property is finding it. The building is hidden on campus, and they didn't spend any money to put up signs to help you find it. The street address (32 Commencment) doesn't match the street signs on campus either. You must take a site map with you, or you will have to call them on a cell phone and ask for directions.

Overall, it was a reasonable value for the money, but personally next time, I'll spend the money to get a quiet commercial motel.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed June 7, 2011

Our family stayed here as part of a soccer team in town for a tournament with many other soccer teams staying as well.
First impression was a very long wait to check in (there were many waiting to check in).
The rooms are basic but very clean. Bathroom with shower, towels, soaps, etc. We chose to bring extra pillows and a blanket for a bit more comfort. Rooms had a TV, microwave and sink.
It was perfect for our purpose - including access to a meeting room where our team ordered in food for a group dinner. Low frills but you couldn't beat the price - plus included breakfast (though we chose to skip it). Great value for the money.

  • Stayed May 2011, traveled with friends
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Property: Residence & Conference Centre - Oshawa
Address: 32 Commencement Dr, Oshawa, Ontario L1G 8G3, Canada (Formerly Durham College South Village Residence)
Location: Canada > Ontario > Oshawa
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 2 Specialty Lodging in Oshawa
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Residence & Conference Centre - Oshawa 2*
Number of rooms: 325
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