We stayed in Samuels for a few days. Yes, I agree with others who have given a review for this hotel that the decor is modern and very nice. The room was nice and clean when we arrived. I also liked their balcony.
Now for the bad stuff. The hotel is in the middle of nowhere. It's not in Goderich but beside Goderich. It's amongst some houses and close to a highway. You'd have to drive a bit to get to anywhere you'd want to go in the town. When we arrived, we were asked to pay upfront and we were asked if we'd like to leave a tip. We found this to be so bizarre that we were being asked for a tip upfront.
We stayed in a so called 'riverside room' however, we could not see the river. It was not right beside the hotel and the view was blocked by the trees. Although the room was nice, the water coming out of the tap had a strange smell, as if it smelled like the river. We noticed it the most when we used the jacuzzi. Not pleasant.
The continental breakfast was the same thing every morning. There were some cut up fruits served one day but they were old and tasted awful. The breakfast is setup in the main entrance of the hotel, outside of the dining area. I found that the front desk person kept looking to see how much food we'd put in our plate which made us feel uncomfortable.
I thought that our stay at Samuels was okay but not amazing by any means. The biggest reason was that we paid $190/night hoping for a great experience but we came out feeling like it was not worth the money.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Situated on the Maitland River, 1 km north of Goderich, you will find Goderich's most contemporary Boutique Hotel. Samuels is a member of Ontario's Finest Inns. Every room has all expected amenities plus a private terrace and fireplace, with king or queen beds. Relax in our jacuzzi rooms, enjoy hiking trails or fishing directly from our property. Golf, beach, shopping, airport, marina, snowmobile trail, all within 2 kms of hotel. Complimentary continental breakfast included, free wi-fi. Licensed dining room. Room service and Bistro on site. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Samuels Hotel Goderich, Ontario