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“Old, dingy, and smelly”
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Ontario Inn
Ranked #5 of 10 Hotels in Ontario
Certificate of Excellence
1 review
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“Old, dingy, and smelly”
Reviewed June 28, 2013

The wife and I stayed at this place due to the reviews on this site and for the fact that the local Best Western didn't accept pets. When we arrived, after some issues figuring out where it was located, we had two screaming infants, two very anxious dogs, and two worn out adults. I think, had the situation of our trip been different we would have found somewhere else...According to the reviews I thought this might be some secret gem...it is not! The rooms were fairly small but were ok for a couple and two infants. I would guess that the place was originally built in the 60s and has only been updated once...in 1978. One wall is covered in 70's wood paneling and all the other walls are painted a dingy white...the whole place smelled like cigarette smoke and that cheap carpet freshner popular in the 80's..under the windows is a sad AC unit that struggled to cool the room during the hottest part of the day. The bed while adequate, was cheap and not clean...when we pulled back the covers we found hairs from the previous guests. It took a while to convince my wife to not leave after this finding...I really didn't want to repack the car and try to find another place. The TV, microwave, and fridge were all older but seem to work...the bathroom toilet and sink were clean but the shower was dark, dirty, and stained. The shower head was clogged by hard water and calcium build up (something that was supposedly fixed according to a previous post)...I spent a year in Afghanistan with showers less scary. Also of note is the ambulance station across the street and the screaming sirens that wake you in the middle of the night...I would say the one nice thing about the place is the fenced in yard for the dogs and their pet policy. We'll not be staying again; we'll just have to be satisfied with the unforgettable memories of our children's first stay in a motel.

  • Stayed June 2013
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Turner, Oregon, United States
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Reviewed June 27, 2013

A fairly clean, quaint hotel that has a beautiful area for the dogs. That's the best thing about it...shower scalded and then ran ice cold, had to climb over table and chairs and bed to get to plug...curtains didn't fit window so the room was very light all night so sleep was not possible. The refrigerator was not level and freezer didn't freeze but fridge did..breakfast was stale muffins, bread, E. muffins, etc.-not butter, cream cheese or jam???? Only fresh fruit was unripe banana and there was a couple boxes of cold cereal, one container of applesauce..that was it ... and bad coffee. When we said it wasn't working for us we weren't asked why....

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
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El Paso, Texas
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed June 23, 2013 via mobile

Just a few blocks from the freeway, this quaint little motor hotel is pet friendly. They let us keep dog, cat and bird. A very nice private dog park that is really a plus. Great lawn for the dog, nicely landscaped. Table in the area so you can sit and have coffee while your doggie is cruising. Clean room. Older TV, fridge and microwave. Old style motel but that is the kind we like!!!! The price was right!!!!

  • Stayed June 2013
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The Woodlands, Texas
2 reviews
Reviewed June 22, 2013

The Ontario Inn was a perfectly fine place to spend a night. The staff was friendly and helpful. My only complaint was thin walls--a little too much information from the room next door. Good value for the money.

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OntarioInn, Owner at Ontario Inn, responded to this review, 3 weeks ago
Thanks for staying with us. We appreciate your feedback!
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Santa Ana, California, United States
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed June 14, 2013

This was a place that still use a key for there rooms and it was small and nice now they had free whfi but its wasn't very good. but the bed was very nice and this was the fist place that only had a shower but it was still very nice they did give me a CDL diss-cont.

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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled on business
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Modesto, California, United States
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Reviewed May 13, 2013

We came to Ontario for a family members wedding, we were a group of 8 and had 4 rooms. All of us agreed that we would stay there again!! The customer service was the best we have had in a long time! We had down time and really enjoyed sitting outside talking. The breakfast was more than enough. The rooms were comfy and a little out of date, but felt very homey! They are a pet friendly motel, but like other we have stayed at this one DID NOT smell like pets!!! The area around is a good one down the street from food, and shops. There is a Hospital arcoss the street. Thank you for our wonderful stay!!

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with family
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Ridgefield, Washington
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed April 12, 2013

We were looking for a place to get a good night's sleep and move on in the morning and this fit the bill. Management was very nice, free wifi. The shower was plugged from hard water deposits in room 12 and we told the manager who said it would be fixed. The continental breakfast was enough to get us started for the day. Accommodations old but clean.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
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1 Thank 13ejc
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OntarioInn, Owner at Ontario Inn, responded to this review, April 16, 2013
Thanks for your feedback. We have replaced the shower head in that room and inspected/replaced throughout the property. Our capital replacement project for this spring is to update our furnishings and it should be completed by the end of the month. Hope you had a great trip!
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Property: Ontario Inn
Address: 1144 SW 4th Ave, Ontario, OR 97914-2130
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Location: United States > Oregon > Ontario
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Wheelchair access
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Ranked #5 of 10 Hotels in Ontario
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:1.5 star — Ontario Inn 1.5*
Number of rooms: 23
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
We are pet friendly with clean, comfortable rooms. Refrigerators, microwaves and high-speed wireless internet to all rooms plus a great continental breakfast. ... more   less 
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