The room was large and had two (comfortable) beds, a workdesk and TV. Sheets and surfaces were clean. The restaurant downstairs serves breakfast at a very reasonable price. That's about all the good that can be said.
There was supposed to be in-room wireless, but it didn't work on my laptop nor on my phone. In the lobby it sometimes worked. As there was no ethernet cable in the room, I resorted to free downtown Windsor wi-fi, which was not as speedy as I would have liked. The front desk couldn't do anything about it.
The bathroom was clean, I'm pretty sure, but as another reviewer noted, the fixtures looked really gnarly, probably from age. The lightswitch and toilet seat, in particular, looked like they were made of plastic that had seen better days. Water pressure was good in the shower and sink, but the faucets were only loosely secured to the counter itself.
The room itself aside, the hotel's location is excellent, especially for those looking to enjoy Windsor nightlife. Many bars, clubs and restaurants are literally right across the street and more were just short walks away. It's also a short walk to the river, City Hall and the St. Clair Centre for Arts.
I felt everything was clean and functional, but for the price, I expected quite a bit more.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Holiday Inn Downtown Windsor Hotel Welcomes You. Our hotel offers the ideal location for business travelers and vacationers in the heart of downtown Windsor. Recently changed to 100% non-smoking and centrally located on Ouellette Avenue, our guests are just steps away from dining and nightlife. Enjoy our on-site restaurant, "On The Avenue" for lunch, dinner or the all-day breakfast where kids under 12 eat free. It also features a cocktail lounge and a seasonal patio where you can relax and be seen on the strip. You’ll find plenty to do, from swimming in our heated indoor pool to working out at the fitness center. Our warm, friendly, multilingual staff are ready to accommodate your needs. We offer conference and catering services as well as a business center and meeting space. We are also just steps away from Caesars Casino, The Chrysler Theatre, and minutes from Detroit. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Holiday Inn Windsor Downtown Hotel Windsor
- Ramada Windsor
- Windsor Holiday Inn
- Holiday Inn Windsor Downtown Ontario