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“Dated, delapitated, false advertising STAY FAR AWAY!!!!!!”
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Kennedy Inn
Ranked #10 of 13 Saint Andrews B&B and Inns
Fredericton, Canada
Level 3 Contributor
11 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Dated, delapitated, false advertising STAY FAR AWAY!!!!!!”
Reviewed July 15, 2012

My wife and I had the misfortune of staying here when we decided to make a last minute trip to St. Andrews for the weekend. While I realize the Inn is old we in no way expected the awful nights sleep we had.. The room was in dire need of repair and had no way to increase the airflow as there was no AC and the window opened onto a shared balcony. The band in the pub played until midnight and made it very noisy and hard to sleep. The hotels website and all in room lit. advertized continental breakfast as included when we went down for breakfast there was no such thing. We were told they "didn't do that anymore, but we could have free toast if we didn't want to order anything off the overpriced menu?????" When checking out we brought all this to the attention of the manager, who said oh we are updating the literature and that the website hadn't been updated in 6 years. well it doesn't take that to update a site and the info in the room was laminated and looked brand new.
I will go out of my way to discourage people from staying here and consider it a black eye upon the town of St.Andrews. We only came down for the weekend and had to suffer one night in this dump. I pity the poor people visiting from out of the country who are stuck here for any length of time. I hope that they do not think all NB'ers or Canadians are so apt to take advantage of people.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
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Ottawa, Canada
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Reviewed October 17, 2011

We stayed july 3rd 2010 for bike fest. The place is dated but It is the place to be for action!
Had a good time with Vicki (staff) great girl!
Shiretown Pub is there to food was good but the Beer was Better!

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled as a couple
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Alabama
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Reviewed August 26, 2011

We found our room to be adequate. For the price (89), I was relatively pleased. The commode valve did have a small leak which wet the bathroom floor and some carpet in the bedroom. At night, the downstairs was packed with loud partiers in the karaoke room. Lots of smokers just outside the front door. Yes, some smoke made it inside. That needs to be remedied. Breakfast was also adequate. The location is the Kennedy Inn's biggest assest. Just across the street from the pier and boat tours.

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled with family
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Thank KerryAlabama
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Ontario
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18 reviews
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Reviewed August 15, 2011

We booked the hotel from the Visitor Information Centre based on the hotels's location on the main street in St Andrew's.

Unfortunately, our night at the Kennedy Inn was less than perfect. Our room was on the second floor, over the bar area. The entertainment (noise) from the bar went on until midnight after which there was non-entertainment noise until ???? The problem seems to be that the sound insulation in the inn is low/non-existent. If the level of noise coming from the bar had originated from a guest room, hotel security would have required the guest to quieten down.

Inquiries to the front desk were met with a shrug of the shoulders and the comment that the level of noise is the same throughout the hotel. The next morning we raised the issue with the owner who eventually gave us a partial refund, though we have preferred a good night's sleep.

My recommendation for the Kennedy Inn's front desk is that they warn potential guests that the bar entertainment noise may well permeate through to their room until late hours providing challenges to those who want to get to sleep at a reasonable hour or who are light sleepers.

If we had been aware of the issue we would have stayed elsewhere.

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed July 31, 2011

Booked a single room for a grand total of 65 dollars, taxes included. The room was clean, small, with bathroom. The Inn has a wonderful restaurant with great fare and had some live entertainment in the evening (acoustic guitar - singer).

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  • Stayed July 2011, traveled solo
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Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
Reviewed September 11, 2010

We stayed in a two room suite on the second floor. The cost was way below all other rooms in town. We had a sitting room with a fireplace that faced downtown. We were celebrating our anniversary and were offered a private dining room. There was even a quaint farmer's market in the morning with lots of crafts and taste tidbits right accross the street in the town square. Sounds like a return trip in the near future.

  • Stayed August 2010, traveled as a couple
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Thank farnorth66
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Halifax
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7 reviews
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Reviewed August 21, 2010

We loved this historical inn, but it needs some renos. We knew this going in, but we were looking for location and price when we found this gem.

The pub on the main floor had great food and entertainment. We did enjoy our stay and the staff is wonderful.

  • Stayed August 2010
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Thank Haligurly
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Property: Kennedy Inn
Address: 218 Water St, Saint Andrews, New Brunswick E5B 1B4, Canada
Location: Canada > New Brunswick > Saint Andrews
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Restaurant Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #10 of 13 B&Bs / Inns in Saint Andrews
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Kennedy Inn 3*
Number of rooms: 21
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Kennedy Inn is located right in the heart of beautiful St.Andrews-by-the-Sea within feet of The Bay of Fundy, whale watching tours, and fine shops. The rooms are spacious and wonderfully appointed with old world charm. The staff is one of a kind where customer satisfaction is a guarantee not just a promise. ... more   less 
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