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Gateway Motel
Ranked #11 of 11 Hotels in Gananoque
Montreal, Canada
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“that s ok, but....”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 18, 2012

we spent 2 nights in this motel! Honestly, it's not so bad, you have to expect to a basic room! It is clean but not fresh! The fridge in the room is very noisy! However, compare to some motel i've been, it is a good value (the motel in gananoque are very expensive). You will sleep well in this motel but don't expect a luxury room

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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2 Thank Elodie A
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  • Location
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 bubbles
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English first
Mississauga, Canada
Level Contributor
5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 10, 2012

The young proprietor was charming and helpful. However, the room we had was possibly in the process of being renovated (we hope so) and not ready for guests. The bedding, towels, and bathroom were all clean, but the toilet ran non-stop and the general state of the room was not acceptable. Until we complained, we didn't even get housekeeping (though clean towels were left). The A/C worked; the pool was clean and enjoyable; and the BBQ worked. Our experience was similar to what you would expect in a hostel.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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3 Thank ExplorerTwo
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
Level Contributor
46 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 13, 2011

I did not find this place to be a "gem". It is a family-run business, and the owners are friendly and offer suggestions for cheap dining options around town; but I was not impressed by the level of cleanliness or maintenance. There were too many mosquitoes and bugs in the room for my liking. And they did not vacuum under the beds before we took the rooms. My parents had a room where a window did not close properly.

The rooms are very spacious with two double-beds in each room plus a little dining table, side tables etc.

It’s about 5 minutes drive from downtown Gananoque or the 1000 tourist ferry; however, the drive is not beautiful/memorable. Further, Getaway has no view/ambiance of it’s own; unlike many other options in the area.

This is probably the cheapest option in town; so if you really want to save money – take it! ..1000 islands is worth the visit! But if you can, I recommend spending a little more money for something with a more ambiance.

  • Stayed June 2011, traveled with family
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank megwalker87
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Philadelphia area
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393 reviews
77 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 173 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2010

We initially stayed at a fairly pricey hotel/motel in Gananoque and liked the town so much we decided to stay longer--and we shopped for a less expensive place. In the Gateway we found a room just as clean, with bedding just as good, as the pricey place and it was almost half the price!! In fact, the internet connection was far superior! The soap and shampoo were down-scaled, and there was no breakfast, but the room itself was all we needed and immaculate! The family that owns it is working to fix it up--the exterior is quite run-down and unappealing. But they have their priorities straight and are providing fine rooms!
There is free coffee, just no breakfast. We'll stay there again when we come back here. And we expect to do that eventually because of the fine restaurants and fine theater in the town!

  • Stayed August 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank NorthArrow
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Ontario
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 18, 2009

I'm a little surprised at a couple of reviews on this motel as I found our room to be extremely clean, and the motel owners were very eager to please. Our room contained a new refrigerator and a.c., the bed linen and towels were far cleaner than many other, more expensive motels/hotels I've stayed at, and the price was incredible.

Not sure what more one could want in this price range. I figure we saved ourselves around $50/night on the room - money that was better spent on sightseeing and eating out.

If you don't want anything overly fancy but do want a clean room at a great price and within a short drive of downtown Gananoque (ok, all accommodations in Gananoque meet the last criterion :) I'd have no hesitation recommending Gananoque Motel.

  • Stayed August 2009, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank AdrianON
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ontario
Level Contributor
7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 9, 2009

disgusting and unclean! Thought we were getting a good deal with the price but upon entering the room found out paid to much, any amount of money for these rooms is to much. Children wanted to sleap in the vehicle. Rooms are falling apart , furniture outdated and bedding dirty and full of burn holes. Only thing in the room that wasn't outdated was the fridge and the toilett paper. Wouldn't recommend to anyone, not even my worst enemy.

  • Stayed August 2009, traveled with friends
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank genuin
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Windsor, Ontario
Level Contributor
7 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 31, 2008

I made a reservation after reading a review here, but chose not to stay there after seeing the place in person.

While the Gateway is clean, it is also an old, basic, 1950s style motel - something that is not mentioned or reflected in the very high rating the other reviewer gave it.

If I were a long-haul trucker looking for a place to spend the night, the Gateway would be perfect. But in the end I decided it wasn't the place to bring my family for a 1000 Islands vacation.

  • Stayed June 2008, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Check in / front desk
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
1 Thank Mike_R_8
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Property: Gateway Motel
Address: 819 King St W, Gananoque, Ontario K7G 2H6, Canada
Location: Canada > Ontario > Gananoque
Amenities:
Room Service Swimming Pool
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Ranked #11 of 11 Hotels in Gananoque
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Gateway Motel 2*
Number of rooms: 28
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