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“Good Clean Motel” 4 of 5 bubbles
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Sword Motor Inn
Ranked #2 of 4 Hotels in Bancroft
Ontario, Canada
Level Contributor
299 reviews
56 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 196 helpful votes
“Good Clean Motel”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 15, 2013

We were there July 5/13, and had Room 147. It is in the inner part as they call it. You need a key to get into the hall, and then your card for your room door. There is a large inner court room, which made us wonder if there would be noise during the night. but no, it was extremely quiet. Our room was a decent size and you could tell it had been repainted and looked like recent carpet. the television was a new one. The bathroom had lots of towells, in really good shape and they had lots of kleenex, shampoo, cream rinse, mouth wash and soap.They do have a pool, gym and restaurant on site. the people who own it and the ones who work there are pleasant and eager to please. We have stayed there twice and enjoyed this time even better.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank JBJOHNSON
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Sunil P, Owner at Sword Motor Inn, responded to this review, July 23, 2013
Thank you for completing the survey regarding your recent stay at our property.

Your business is very important to us and we value your feedback. By telling us what you liked about your stay and how we can improve, you are helping us deliver a superior experience for you and other guests in the future. We hope you will come back and see us again soon.

If I can be of assistance in the future, please don't hesitate to contact me at 613-332-2474.

Thank you again for taking the time to complete the survey. We appreciate your loyalty to our brand.


Sincerely,

Mr. Sunny Patel
Owner
BEST WESTERN Sword Motor Inn
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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Toronto
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10 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 28, 2013

There aren't a lot of hotel options in Bancroft and this is probably the best one. The staff is friendly and accommodating and the rooms are clean (though somewhat dated). I wasn't happy with the bedding. It consisted of sheets and one thin blanket covered with another sheet. There was a draft from around the air conditioner and the blanket wasn't enough to keep me warm. I checked the closet for extra blankets, but there were none. Also, the pillows were lumpy, like they'd been washed in a washing machine too many times. For what we paid, ($150/night), I expect better.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank TorontoTeresa
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Bancroft, Canada
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 14, 2013

I've read many, not so nice, reviews on the restaurant. I don't know if it's because of the new management, or if there's a new chef......but I've ate there twice now and was really impressed. The meals were delicious, the serving sizes were large and the service was great. There was only one waitress both times I was in there, and she did very well. On the second occasion it was fairly busy [super time], but she was still very friendly and accommodating [even with the not so easy customers].
I will definitely be back and I highly recommend it to anyone else who wants a good meal and a relaxed atmosphere.

Caroline Davis

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank C D
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Ottawa, Ontario
Level Contributor
135 reviews
88 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 7, 2013

We have stayed at the Best Western Sword Inn many times before, but this visit ranks as one of the most restful, as we both slept quite well on very comfortable beds. On a separate point, at the time of check-out we left a couple of items behind in our room, but were able to retrieve them when we returned a couple of hours later, thanks to the very gracious help of the front desk receptionist.

Room Tip: The very best and quietest rooms are at the back of the hotel, facing the west-side parking lot.
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
Thank Ottawa_retiree
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Toronto, Canada
Level Contributor
147 reviews
51 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 119 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 30, 2013

If you are staying overnight in the Bancroft / Hastings area , this hotel is the only option you should consider, the staff was very friendly and helpful, checking in and out was smooth, the room was bright, clean, and had amenities like a fridge, microwave, blow dryer, cofefe maker, and flat screen TV. The bed was very comfortable, and the property was quiet at night. The bathroom was bright and spotless. You could also do some ironing, and laundry service was available. The hotel itself offered a nice pool, a small gym , but big enough for a workout, and a restaurant, if you are there on the last Thursday of the month, which I was then you can also enjoy a home cooked Indian meal prepared by the owner Sunny and his wife. Overall , this is the only place I would stay at, in this area , and would recommend this place to anybody I know.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank jimmyrozner
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Marmora, Canada
Level Contributor
22 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 13, 2013

Stayed at this location with a hockey team. This hotel was booked over other accomodations in the area due to the fact that there is a pool. Please keep in mind that this location is motel style, thus you will have to steak through the parking lot with wet children to access your room after a swim. The rooms are quite tiny, but certainly adequate. The price seemed a little high for the accomodation and amenties offered. The check-in was rather disorganized. It was unforutunate that the check-in clerk assured me that my room would be added to my Best Western loyalty account. It wasn't.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
Thank jasfinch
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Sunil P, Owner at Sword Motor Inn, responded to this review, March 17, 2013
Mrs. Finch,

On behalf of the Best Western, Sword Motor Inn I do apologize for any dissatisfactions that you had with us during your stay. But please keep in mind that when booking your room we did give you a group rate discount. Having a pool on our premises is what everyone looks forward to and that is why there are two large changing rooms one girls and one boys for everyone to change in especially during winter months. Upon check in sometimes larger groups come in all at once and it can get a bit hectic for the front desk, things can get over looked. So we can most certainly apply your points if you wish to call us back with your BWR# at 1-866-226-2763.
Thank You. We appreciate your feed back and taking the time to complete the survey.

Sincerely,

Mr. Sunny Patel
Owner
Best Western Sword Motor Inn
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Bracebridge, Canada
Level Contributor
33 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 9, 2012

When we arrived we were in the lobby for a good 20 minutes for check in, and it didn't seem that busy, but they were acting like a bus load of people just came in. When we got to our room it was in the very back of the hotel the apparent 'new part' with slanted floors, which was muggy, and musty. We got into our room and it felt very damp I told one of the owners and I don't think she got it all she kept telling me is it's from the weather and that the carpets were new. When we were bringing stuff into our room the door accidentally slammed behind us and we heard the neighbour room cursing at us, the same door had notes from cleaning staff unable to gain access to the room, and do not disturb sign on the door, all this in the middle of the day, a little sketchy if you ask me. I went to look at the facilities; the pool, hot tub ect, hot tub was very small, one man in it and I didnt feel comfortable going in, change rooms were outdated and the tiny pool was packed. The beds were the best part of the hotel! Do not go to this hotel and expect to sleep in past 8, there were doors slamming all morning, and in the back part you need to go through two doors to get to your room, one for the main building and one for your room. Lastly I went for breakfast the next morning and it was very overpriced it was 10$ for a basic breakfast which most breakfast places would charge 6-8$ for tops, and it wasn't that great. They had one server in there she was good but I sat for about 8 minutes before even ordering a coffee.

Room Tip: I don't know what the other rooms at the front were like, but I would ask for a non high traffic...
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
Thank Kate D
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Property: Sword Motor Inn
Address: 146 Hastings St, Bancroft, Ontario K0L 1C0, Canada
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Location: Canada > Ontario > Bancroft
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 4 Hotels in Bancroft
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Sword Motor Inn 2.5*
Number of rooms: 48
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
We are located just on the north side of Bancroft near the end of Hasting St. We accommodate Sledders, ATV's, Pets, Rock Hounds and just the passer buyer. We have a heated in door pool, Hot tub and dry sauna along with a games room. All our guest receive a complimentary continental breakfast in our lovely breakfast area with there stay. This includes Hot waffles, hard boiled eggs, cereal, choice of different breads and pastries, coffee, tea, juice and much more! We are with in walking distance to almost everything in town and have a park right beside us that the York river runs through and right behind our location as well. So if you are a canoeist this is the spot to be. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Best Western Bancroft
Bancroft Best Western
Sword Motor Inn Bancroft, Ontario

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