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Sportsman's Motel
Ranked #12 of 13 Hotels in Wawa
Vancouver, Canada
Level 3 Contributor
12 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Better not to stay here...”
Reviewed August 6, 2012

We choose this motel simply because it's the cheapest and the only pet friendly motel of the area . Without reading trip advisor's review first, I now regret about my choice VERY MUCH.

First of all, the lady in reception didn't welcome you at all, she was rude and cool, she mumbled most of the time and I really did't understand her talking at all.
The room was old and outdated, with a wired smell, feel like they overuse perfume and trying to cover the musty smell. I don't even wanna recall.

Moreover, the outdoor pool was abandoned, even a 30 degree summer day, they didn't even bother to wash it and make it operational. The abandoned pool in front of everyone's door was the creepiest thing to see in dark. We had no choice but need to kept window curtains closed all the time, the room light was also dim enough to make me sick.

Worst memory in my life.

Me and my boyfriend did not sleep well at all. We left 8:30 in the morning and don't wanna come back EVER again!

Be prepare if you choose this motel during your trip, it may ruin your relax happy mood. Rather spend more money and stay at Best Western beside it. Definitely not worth the money spent here.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
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Dayton, Ohio
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Reviewed January 23, 2012

We visit canada every year. For the past few years we have stayed at the sportsman and it was nice enough. However this year was a disaster! Tub was dirty and clogged and the room was very cold and only the heater in the bathroom worked (when we asked to be moved we were assured that our heater was fine it would just take a while to warm up). The heater never did work, therefore the bathroom was a suana and the main room was barely tolerable as long as we were bundled up. The staff were not very friendly and even hard to find (waited ten mins to check out cause we couldn't find anyone). The price had also increased to over $80. We found out that the hotel is under different management than before. Anyway we will never stay there again!

  • Stayed February 2011, traveled as a couple
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5 Thank bailey d
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CRIVER
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed August 28, 2011

We stayed one night the bed was uncomfortable, CARPET was filthy dirty, actually disgusting. Not worth the rate, Not to be recommended. Ontario health should check it out. we had to put towel on the floors to keep our feet clean

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled with family
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5 Thank o b
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Sault Ste. Marie, Canada
Level 3 Contributor
11 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed July 29, 2011

Stayed here for one night. Won't be back. Rooms are worn out and dated. Beds are not comfortable. Pricey for the quality. Weakest internet connection ever. Gross.

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled with family
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3 Thank mr_tim_2000_11
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Reviewed June 7, 2011

Quick checkin after a long day of driving. After the initial price quote, ask if that is their best price and they will knock 5$ off. Room nice sized with 2 comfortable queen sized beds. Not a fan of the AC right over the head of one of the beds, but did not need to use it so did not bother us.

Overall a good place for tired travellers for a night.

  • Stayed June 2011
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NW Ontario, Canada
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3 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed January 9, 2011

We were stuck in Wawa for the night because the highway was closed. Conditions were terrible and after getting a bite to eat at Subway, we chose the closest Hotel that we could see through the blowing snow. It was the Sportsmans. The hotel wasn't very full, but we were given a room at the end of the building, and the wind was whipping in through the air conditioner (which was on the wall directly above our bed). This resulted in a COLD BREEZE blowing through our room all night. We stuffed some pillows and a winter jacket in the gaps but that didn't help. We also had the heat cranked up but it was so cold in our room that we both spent the night sleeping with our hats on. Also, the bathtub was grimy, and the carpet under/ beside the bed was really dusty and gross. Oh, and the wi-fi internet did not work in our room. And the TV was stuck on Closed Captioning and there was no way to turn it off. I will never stay there again.

  • Stayed January 2011, traveled as a couple
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1 Thank CDNSkiBum
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North Pole, Alaska
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed July 25, 2008

I have just returned from an amazing 1 week stay at the Sportsman's Motel in Wawa, Ontario. Firstly, Wawa is great little town with friendly people and has this magnificent view of the Lake Superior. In particular Magpie falls (A must see for visitors)
Secondly, the Sportsman motel was this spacious motel that had a nice staff and comfortable rooms. They had every thing from A/C rooms to wake-up services and wireless internet (which i was surprised of)
The motel it self is located in front of a supermarket, LCBO and has a breakfast restuarant nearby. As well a Tim Hortons (which was great for my early drive back)
My experience there was great and I had fun. I would enjoy going back there again.

  • Liked — The comfortable rooms
  • Disliked — Everything was great!
  • Stayed July 2008, traveled with family
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1 Thank Mickey411
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Property: Sportsman's Motel
Address: 148 Mission Rd, Wawa, Ontario P0S 1K0, Canada
Location: Canada > Ontario > Northeastern Ontario > Wawa
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #12 of 13 Hotels in Wawa
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Sportsman's Motel 2*
Number of rooms: 36
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