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“WOW - am I really in Chatham?”
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Retro Suites Hotel
Ranked #1 of 10 Hotels in Chatham
Certificate of Excellence
Ontario, Canada
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92 reviews
59 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“WOW - am I really in Chatham?”
Reviewed February 25, 2013

We stayed here for one night to attend a family funeral. We were upgraded to the beautiful, serene Garden Suite, as there was a minor problem with the room we reserved. Everyone we met at this hotel was friendly and welcoming. They knew we were here for a funeral and expressed their sympathy. The breakfast in the Chilled Cork was excellent, as was the service. Giving someone a night at this hotel as a gift, such as for an anniversay, birthday, etc., would be my idea of a GREAT gift. The hotel was quiet, and all of the rooms/suites are unique! I will stay here again. This hotel puts Chatham on the map. Thank you for a wonderful stay during a very stressful part of our lives.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
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Wisconsin
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Reviewed February 21, 2013

This hotel has themed-rooms and I stayed in the Cowboy Room. It is nice in many ways, but with thin walls and located in an urban setting it can be noisy.

I do like that it has a toll-free phone number for family to call and brings interest to a hotel stay.

Stayed October 2012, traveled on business
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London Ontario
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Reviewed February 15, 2013

Usually on Valentines Day.. restaurants and hotels tend to be a bit lax on rooms and meals. Not here. Our dinner at the Chilled Cork was fantastic with extra attention to all the dining couples. Our room upstairs at Retro Suites was perfect..Very clean.. Modern and the attention to detail was over the top. The rooms are all theme designed and will fit everybody's flavor. We stayed in one of the new 4 rooms... "The Den".Check out the web site for the many different choices of rooms.
Good work to the owners and staff. We will for sure be back.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
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Whistler, BC
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Reviewed February 10, 2013

Me and my partner came for a wedding at the Retro Suites and had the absolutely best time. The staff were extremely helpful and kind, the room we stayed in was "Chrome-a-delic" and was huge! It had such a cool decor without loosing the functionality of a great hotel room. Very quiet, secure parking, and just wandering around in the hotel you get to see and find unique treasures and beautiful art. I really hope we go back soon!

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
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Owen Sound, Canada
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Reviewed January 23, 2013

Uniquely special Hotel, worthy of a destination getaway!

We spent one night here and would happily return the next time we are in Chatham Ont.

The decor of the lobby is worth a visit let alone the lovely individual appointment of each room is fantastic.
Great amenities in our room to add to the "special" occasion of spending time in The Retro Suites Hotel.

IF visiting for one night and enjoying the great unique hotel wasn't enough we accidentally (no one does this on purpose) left our camera in our room when we left.

The Hotel staff not only found our camera and emailed us to say that they had it. ( they remembered that we were on our way to catch a flight in Detroit and from there heading south). They were so great and went above and beyond to courier our camera to us in Florida, which was fantastic!

We would highly recommend this great hotel and when you do go, be sure and have a meal at the Chilled Cork which is attached to the hotel. The food is great a lovely compliment to the Hotel.

Room Tip: View their website, each room has a different theme and well worth viewing online to see which one s...
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
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Toronto, Canada
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Reviewed January 21, 2013

What can I say... this place is beyond belief and its in a small town to boot!

No matter where you come from, Tokyo, New York, Paris or London, the Retro Suites Hotel will not disappoint. Elegant, ecclectic, and full of original art work this property is scratching at the heels of the big names in the accomodation industry. We stayed in the Cowboy room, and wow the decor was spot on, the bathroom was exceptional and the king bed was super comfortable. All this for $169/night (easily over $300 in Toronto). This hotel prides itself on top of the line service, all their suites are uniquely designed and their free perks are amazing: golf, Good Life fitness, yoga, bottled water, popcorn, free long-distance calling in North America, and the list goes on. Visit charming Chatham and find out yourself! Try the attached restaurant too for another incredible surprise.
We can't wait to return!

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
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Troy, Michigan
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Reviewed January 21, 2013

My wife and I stayed at Retro Suites this past Sunday. The service was impeccable anything we needed they were accommodating. The rooms were beautifully decorated and the shower was beautiful. My wife and I agreed that we will definitely come here again ; beautiful art and decor everywhere but not stuffy. It is definitely the best designed hotel and well thought out I have stayed in Canada bar none.

The cowboy suite was wonderful and the room included a full kitchen with sink and microwave, and here was something intelligent Wine Glasses and a cork opener in the room! How many hotels have you been where you end up at the end of the night drinking wine out of plastic dixie cup? They think ahead for you and anything you need they will accomodate.

This includes Toronto and London.

Room Tip: The experience in the shower of the Cowboy Suite is wonderful because they have a bench I found it r...
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
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Property: Retro Suites Hotel
Address: 2 King St W, Chatham, Chatham-Kent, Ontario N7M 1C6, Canada
Location: Canada > Ontario > Chatham-Kent > Chatham
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 10 Hotels in Chatham
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Retro Suites Hotel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 35
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Artfully nestled in historic downtown Chatham, The Retro Suites is a first class hotel with comfort, elegance and style that will surpass all your expectations. Being the only hotel downtown, guests are always a short walk from fine dining, shopping and live theatre. Our 35 guest suites are all individually appointed and create a one of a kind experience that is uniquely yours. With over 2,500 square feet of event space our venue is ideal for any corporate event, wedding ceremony or reception. ... more   less 
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Retro Suites Hotel Chatham, Ontario, Canada

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