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Motel Granby
Ranked #7 of 8 Hotels in Granby
Reviewed October 18, 2013

I selected this place only because it was the cheapest in town, but I almost regretted it when I saw it from the highway - it tends to raise all your worst fears. The office is removed from the motel building, and you need to press a button outside to talk to someone. It's apparently owned by a Chinese family, and I had a very hard time understanding the woman's English - no idea if her French is any better.

The room is brightly lit, but the furniture has suffered through the years. It was clean enough for my low standards. It had a nasty smell when I walked it, and on discovering that the source was one of those "scent" cans of chemicals, I put it out in the hallway. I don't know why, but the TV remotes need to be reset about every half-hour. Going beyond the last active channel in either direction causes this, as well as other stuff that I couldn't diagnose. There is a card in the room that tells you how to do it, but not in an obvious location. I couldn't get any heat out of the single heating/cooling unit, and the symbols on the remote are not at all clear. Climbing up on the bed to look at the unit didn't help either.

I was going to rate it as poor, mostly because it looks and feels poor, although is no doubt the best place for the money.

There's a great place for breakfast about a mile inbound on the highway, with a glass wall facing the road, and just before a light. The husband cooks and the wife hustles all the tables.

Room Tip: Go somewhere else if you really want a good - and more expensive - room. Top-ranked lodging in town...
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  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled on business
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Reviewed July 27, 2013

Last weekend we stayed at this motel when we visit Zoo Granby. The receptionist was nice. The room we stayed was clean. The kids enjoyed the pool which has a new fense. It's only fives drive from the motel to the zoo. Very convenient. The breakfast has enough choices for the price we pay. In general, it's a positive experience.

  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled with family
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1  Thank Waterfall1999
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Reviewed April 2, 2013

The boss and the employees are very kind and patient. My family and i went to granby to visit my uncle last weekend, and we lived in this motel. At night, my child knocked over the coke just in our suitcase! I called the service desk. The boss helps us wash the dirty clothes, and gave the clothes back after dried! They are so accommodating and they have a reasonable price with best service and clean rooms.

Room Tip: No idea about the swimming pool and restaurant. They don't open them at winter.
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  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled with family
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2  Thank 452JamesW
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Reviewed March 29, 2013

My friend and I lived in the motel last summer when we went to Granby Zoo. we were two families, four adults and four kids. the rooms were clean, the service was nice and there are many choices for the breakfast. we were totally satisfied about the quality of the motel. in my memory, the biggest advantage of this motel is its location, I think it's the closest motel to Granby Zoo. I remember last time we went to Granby Zoo, we lived in a place that is a bit far away, and we stucked in the traffic for half an hour. the temperature was really high, we didn't like that at all, eapecially the kids. If we are going to Granby Zoo again, we'll definetely choose Motel Granby, I feel my money worse it.

  • Stayed: July 2012, traveled with family
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2  Thank Claude A
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Reviewed September 24, 2012

My family went to Granby zoo this summer and we stay in the same motel as we did 3 years before, we found great improvement because they change almost all the iternal stuff include funiture. clean and new stuff make us more comfortable.

Room Tip: Rooms on the side face the swimming pool are quieter
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  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled with family
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5  Thank Heidi W
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Reviewed July 11, 2012

My wife, my 2 years old son, and I, went to Granby zoo that day. My son needs a nap everyday so we went there for a rest before we got back to the zoo later in the afternoon. We were charged $40 for 3 hours. First, the small air conditioner started to make loud noise after 5 minutes working so I had to turn it off. Then, I found suspicious stains on the almost transparent white sheet. Disgusting.

  • Stayed: July 2012, traveled with family
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1  Thank Jac777
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Reviewed September 6, 2017
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  • Stayed: August 2017, traveled with friends
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Additional Information about Motel Granby

Address: 1085 Rue Principale, Granby, Quebec J2J 1Z4, Canada
Location: Canada > Quebec > Granby
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Restaurant Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #7 of 8 Hotels in Granby
Price Range: $60 - $75 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:1 star — Motel Granby 1*
Number of rooms: 42
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Motel Granby is only 2 minute drive to Granby Zoo. Under new administration since December 2004, our 36 rooms with 4 suits have been renovated to welcome you.We are the nearest motel to Granby Zoo and AmazooWater Park, downtown Granby, Summer Theaters, Shopping Center, Nature Interpretation Center, Multiple Destinations Bicycle Trail and Snowmobile Trail. We are also close to Ski Bromont, Icare Exotic Birds Farm, Golf course and National Park of Yamaska. ... more   less 
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