Well this is now my second review of the U-place property and my findings this time are also favourable (Canadian spelling, deal with it!). The two main chaps are Mike and Rob, very friendly welcome and they are helpful even if they are not around all the time. This is after all a University Residence and not a hotel... but I believe at least in the summer it is acting as hotel due to vacancy rates from students and if you're in Windsor/Detroit area, and want to save money this place is a great option.
Like I said before if you want luxury and don't mind paying $200+ per night then go to Caesars. That place is a palace, but palaces cost MONEY! This place is clean, safe and close to everything you need. They have free parking and they give you towels too! I love that I can stay here, get a good night sleep for about 40 bucks per night. There is nothing in Windsor even close to that. You do have to share a washroom in the cheaper rooms, but I believe they do have some singles available for a bit more money.
Please do note that the on site kitchen is closed in the summer as there is not enough volume to justify having it open and there are a few good eating options just down the block on Sandwich street, but there isn't that much within walking distance. All the stuff you need and want is a short drive away in a town with very little traffic, so getting around shouldn't be too much of a hassle. I hope you find this review helpful and that you'll give this place a chance if you're on a tight travel budget. It really is good value for your money, which is rare these days.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Conveniently located close to the University of Windsor and 10 minutes drive from the Casino, enlightened business travelers on a budget find University Place a refreshing alternative to overpriced hotels. Features: Clean, comfortable and quiet furnished rooms, 4 room and suite types to choose from, digital TV, fridge, phone with free voice mail and local calls, wireless internet throughout the building, cooking and TV lounge on each floor, laundry room on each floor, courtyard and gardens. Safe and secure: cameras in all public areas + card door access system. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- University Place Windsor, Ontario