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“Would stay here again but would request different room.”
Review of Super 8 Port Elgin

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Super 8 Port Elgin
Ranked #1 of 6 Hotels in Port Elgin
Certificate of Excellence
Level 4 Contributor
21 reviews
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“Would stay here again but would request different room.”
Reviewed August 24, 2012 via mobile


On vacation here from Alberta and enjoyed our stay in Port Elgin. Beautiful beach for kids to play and swim at. Stayed at Super 8 for a few reasons - able to book online, got a good deal because stayed 3 nights and they had a free breakfast which becomes really important when u are traveling with kids in order to save some money, time and grief.
Our room here was very basic but adequate. Had a 32" flat screen tv with VCR/DVD player which is nice for the
kids.
There were three things I did not like about our room or this hotel. First was the bathroom. It was a toilet and bathtub combo. The sink is outside bathroom. The bathroom was so small inside that I had to stand beside the toilet in order to shut the door and I am not a big person. There was also very little room by the sink to put out our toiletries. Having said this I know they have rooms here with regular bathrooms with the sink inside as that is what is pictured in one of the pictures here on tripadvisor and we saw a room with a bathroom like that walking down the hall that housekeeping was making up one morning. Second was the air conditioner - they do not have central air and air conditioner is on the wall. The first night it blew on my face all night long and I had a terrible headache in the am. The next two nights I had to switch beds. Third as rooms are non smoking people sit out in courtyard to smoke which is annoying for those non smokers that are trying to enjoy the outdoors but as well it leads to smoke ending up in your room if you have your patio door open and people are outside smoking so I wish they would have it non smoking in the courtyard area.
I would consider staying here again though in the future if we are back in the area and follows is my pros/cons list.
Pros:
Clean - taps sparkle
Two pools one indoor and one outdoor
Easy to find
Across street (kiddy corner) from Tim Horton's
Free parking 
Microwave in room
Small Bar fridge in room
Good free breakfast with scrambled eggs, sausages, bacon, waffles, dry cereal, oatmeal, bagels, bananas, juice, milk, yogurt etc. 

Cons:
Very small bathroom - hard to close door when u are in there. 
Poor water pressure in shower
No sink in bathroom and sink that is outside it is very small. Hardly any area to put your toiletries. 
People smoke in courtyard/outdoor pool area
Air conditioner on wall

  • Stayed August 2012
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Trevor R, General Manager at Super 8 Port Elgin, responded to this review, September 7, 2012
We would like to thank you staying with us during your visit to Port Elgin. Thank you for taking the time to review our facility. Our maintenance department has a very busy winter of renovations planned. All of our tradtional rooms with the smaller bathrooms will be renovated starting October 1st of this year. We hope to have these renovations completed before January. I apologize that you encountered problems with people smoking outside of their rooms. As you might know, our facility is 100 % non smoking on the inside, but we don't have designated smoking areas for the outside. Thank you for your feedback. We are glad you enjoyed your weekend in Port Elgin.
We hope to see you again soon.
yours truly,
Trevor Raynsford,
General Manager
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Reviewed August 17, 2012

This was our second time at this hotel and we look forward to many more holidays spent here! We had two children last year but this year we had all three of our beautiful little granddaughters, ages 3,5 and 7. We had one of the suites and were thrilled with the accomodations. Lots of room for kids and gramma and papa. This hotel is perfect, cleaner then clean, inside and out, breakfast area is large and they are never out of anything. They replenish all food as needed, scrambled eggs, sausages, bacon, and fruit loops (only on holidays for the kids). In the event of rain, the hot tub and indoor pool are great entertainment. We wouldn't stay anywhere else. The staff are wonderful!

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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
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Trevor R, General Manager at Super 8 Port Elgin, responded to this review, August 21, 2012
We would like to thank you for your kind words on Tripadvisor regarding our facility. All of our staff work very hard to make your experience at our facility the best possible. We are proud to report that our most recent inspection from our corporate office graded our housekeeping department with a perfect score. We also try our best to make sure our entire breakfast area is well stocked with a great wide selection of items. Thank you for choosing our facility for your accommodation needs in Port Elgin, and we look forward to seeing you and the family again next year.
yours truly,
Trevor Raynsford,
General Manager
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Reviewed August 17, 2012

My parents have been going to Port Elgin for 30 years now and they have only stayed at this Super 8. They always talk about how much they love it there and the great service the Super 8 provides. This year they decided to organize a family vacation. My parents, cousins there small children and myslef spent three days there and we had a blast! The location is great, service is amazing and overall experience there has been great! The hotel is close to many restaurants and is a 5 minute drive to the beach. We had a wonderful time and I would recommend you stay at this Super 8. You will not be disappointed! Can't wait for next years family trip!

Cheers!

  • Stayed August 2012
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Trevor R, General Manager at Super 8 Port Elgin, responded to this review, August 21, 2012
On behalf of all the staff, I would like to thank you for your recent review of our property on Tripadvisor. It has been really enjoyable to see family's return to our property year after year. I myself have been the General Manager here for 15 years and now see many of the kids that used to stay with us bringing their own families back for holidays as well. We are glad that you were able to enjoy your stay with us and we also look forward to seeing you and the rest of your family next summer as well.
Yours truly,
Trevor Raynsford,
General Manager
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Toronto, Canada
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Reviewed August 15, 2012

We just stayed here for the second time, having come last summer as well. While we prefer to be in Southampton, it is worth the 10 minute drive just to stay at this hotel. each night we were there the hotel was sold-out, and it was surprisingly quiet, given that it's a great place for young families like our's. We used the pool each day, which was clean and warm (along with the hot tub, also clean), and the breakfasts were convenient, fresh food was plentiful, and the coffee was surprisingly good too. The beds were comfortable, and the bathroom was spotless.

Prices were higher than what we would have liked ($170), but it's the nicest place - By Far - in Southampton/Port Elgin, and we'll definitely be staying there again next summer. we also found the front desk staff to be very friendly as well.

Room Tip: We stayed on the parking lot side (twice now) and never had a problem with noise. A/C is also crisp...
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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
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Trevor R, General Manager at Super 8 Port Elgin, responded to this review, August 21, 2012
We would like to thank you for your recent review on Tripadvisor. It is always nice to see familiar faces coming back year after year. We are glad that you keep trusting us with your summer vacation needs in Port Elgin. Our full hot breakfast has received many compliments this summer, and we appricate yours as well. Our indoor and outdoor pool areas have seen a lot of swimmers during the hot dry summer we have been having. Thank you again for your review and we look forward to seeing you again next summer if not sooner.
yours truly,
Trevor Raynsford,
General Manager
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Mississauga, Canada
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Reviewed August 13, 2012

We have family in Clinton, 1 1/2 drive from Port Elgin who are aging and have many medical issues and we wanted to see them but also we needed a break away from our home. We enjoy Southampton and Port Elgin very much and visit as much as we can. We choose Super 8 hotel because it was away from the main drag but not far enough that you were always in the car. The hotel's is great in offering a swim in or outside, hot tub and gym. We enjoyed the patio outside our room to unwind from our busy day. The breakfast was good and plenty of it with a good variety of breakfast food. Room was great and the employees go out of there way to make you stay a good experience. I highly recommend the Super 8 in Port Elgin.

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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
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Trevor R, General Manager at Super 8 Port Elgin, responded to this review, August 14, 2012
Thank you for your recent review of our property on Tripadvisor. Our staff appreciate your kind feedback regarding their efforts. We are always trying to do our best to make sure each and every person is well looked after. Our faciity has 46 of 55 rooms that do have a patio door access from your room. We have different options of drive up rooms or poolside rooms with patio doors.
We hope to see you again soon.
yours truly,
Trevor Raynsford,
General Manager
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Reviewed August 7, 2012

We stayed here the Civic holiday (August 2012) for a 3 nights. On booking, I found the hotel to be a bit on the expensive side but we later discovered the value. The room had been recently rennovated and was super clean. The room was a bit smallish with two queen beds. Super 8 provided free wifi and full breakfast. The breakfast was excellent...(get there early). The breakfast was worth at least $40 for my family of four which made the room rate of $152/night a very good deal. The place was fully booked for this long weekend. They had both an indoor and outdoor pool which was great. Lots of ammenties close by: Walmart, Canadian Tire, gas bar, LCBO, KFC, crabby joes and many more.

Super 8 staff were truly SUPER. Very friendly and accommodating. Minor complaints we had were: cleaning staff did not vacuum regularly and did not refill some of the personal amenities like soap and shampoo. Minor but watch for that. Front desk was able to rectify.

Enjoy your stay there!

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
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Trevor R, General Manager at Super 8 Port Elgin, responded to this review, August 14, 2012
Thank you for your recent review of our property on Tripadvisor. We appreciate your feedback on the cost of our rooms. It's nice that you have put a value on our hot breakfast. We do our best to make sure you are offered a wide selection of items. I would agree with your assesment on the cost of breakfast. Our rooms are a little more expensive, but if you factor in your breakfast cost, our prices are very reasonable.
We hope to see you again soon in Port Elgin.
yours truly,
Trevor Raynsford,
General Manager
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Reviewed August 7, 2012

My husband and I made a last minute decision to go to Port Elgin on Friday morning and needed a place to stay for the long weekend, but only required one night (Friday). The person who answered was extremely efficient and took my reservation right away (they only had 2 rooms left) and I received the confirmation a few minutes later, which is pretty good. This motel is perfect as it's very close to the beach we go to which is 5 minutes down the road. They offer a hot breakfast the following morning, so it was a good deal. Mind you, they are a bit more expensive than the other motels in the area, but worth it if you want something clean, comfortable and quiet.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
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Trevor R, General Manager at Super 8 Port Elgin, responded to this review, August 14, 2012
On behalf of all our staff at our Pride of Super 8 we would like to thank you for trusting us with your accommodation needs while in Port Elgin. We are glad that you found our front desk staff to be efficient. We do our best to make sure each guest to looked after. Our home cooked hot buffet breakfast has been very popular with all guest. We hope to see you again soon at our Super 8.
Yours truly,
Trevor Raynford,
General Manager
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Property: Super 8 Port Elgin
Address: Highway 21 South, Port Elgin, Ontario N0H 2C0, Canada
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Location: Canada > Ontario > Bruce County > Port Elgin
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #1 of 6 Hotels in Port Elgin
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2 star — Super 8 Port Elgin 2*
Number of rooms: 55
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Our Pride of Super 8 is located close to the beautiful, sandy beaches of Lake Huron. Visit us in Port Elgin each year for our world-renowned Pumpkinfest. This special events weekend occurs the weekend prior to Thanksgiving. Our property is only a short drive to Bruce Power, excellent fishing, challenging golf courses, great snowmobile & cross-country ski trails, and the Bruce County Museum and Archives. From all of our local activities and highlights to our super staff and facilities, there are so many reasons to make the trip to Port Elgin, Ontario. ... more   less 
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