Sigh..... Well, I'll start out with the good....
The beds were unbelieveably comfortable. I could have slept in until noon. There was no noise from any other guests, infact, we wondered if we were the only guests in the hotel at one point. The room we had, we were told was one of the newly renovated rooms...it was ok.....Towls were clean, plenty of them, bathroom was clean for the most part. Sheets were clean as well. Front staff girl was very nice and helpful. And an interesting piece of historacl info, was told by a train conductor passing though that this hotel was the origionall Hershey chocolate plant from way back. Hmm.
Ok..now for the creepieness...
This place is a good hour up a dark country road (if you're travelling at night that is...it's probably a nice drive during the day) away from the city of Ottaway. You have to drive behind this totaly sketchy bowling alley, and laundrymat which according to my GPS "Shirley" were infact real roads... yeah right Shirley.
Anaway, this is all just to get to the entrance of the hotel. Then, make your way though the large groups of loud, drunken teens, and safley hop over the sketchy junkys, roaming around, and you're there.... phew. Smiths falls seems to be a very sketchy town. ONCE AGAIN I ARRIVED AT 7PM but apparantly, they like to get an early start on things in this area of town.
We got the feeling that our room hadn't been used in a very long time. There were very large cobwebs in the room...that INSIDE AND OUTSIDE, Cascading over the outisde of my view of the Rideau Canal's lift locks. Balcony was kind of rough looking. I wouldn't let my kids out there, THATS FOR SURE! I kept that door locked, and then stacked chairs infront of it,,etc.. yikes! ( I have a 3 year old who thinks he's spider man,, whaddya gonna do!? ;p) My husband, walked to a local pizza place, and said for the first time as a man, he was slightly uneasy and worried when walking the streets at night in that area to wrangle our belovid meal. And my husband is NOT a girly man. Very uneasy feeling the entire time being there.
Then there was breakfast. DO NOT EAT THE HARD BOILED EGGS. I was just about to become slightly unhappy about the fact that my kids took like 3 hardboiled's each, sniffed 1, and turned up their noses at them when a man from another table came over and told us how horrible the eggs are, and not to make the kids eat them, that they weren't just being picky.. lol. Sure enough, I picked up an egg, and it smelled of clay and vinager, and it was incredibly hard too, definintly starting to grey, sign of day old eggs...(trying to stay positive, they were probably 3 day old...ugh..my stomach!) The nice man also informed us that the room on the 4th floor we were staying in was not a renovated room like we were promised. He said that they had only renovated the 3rd floor so far. I do'nt know if he was 100% on that or not as I did not invite a stranger to my room to confirm on the lack of updatedness.... so I'll post pics and you can be the judge. The bagles were most defintly 2, 3 day old, "Solid as a rock" as the song goes... the cream cheese in the little pkg's were ROTTEN like no body's buisness.
The waffel iron, was nice, it was clean this time unlike it was for a previous guest's review down below. UGH.. So, we may have been lied to about the room. If you're passing though, meh, why not I suppose, but I thought it was totaly sketchy, and creepie. NEVER AGAIN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Infact, I'll never even visit Smiths Falls again. The recommendation below is with a big HECK NO!
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- Also Known As:
- Comfort Inn Smiths Falls
- Smiths Falls Comfort Inn
- Econo Lodge Smiths Falls, Ontario