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“very polite and accommodating”
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Old Mill Motel
Ranked #2 of 2 Hotels in Blind River
Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“very polite and accommodating”
Reviewed July 30, 2012

My entire family came up to blind river for my wedding on july 28 2012. they had a booking for another motel for 2 nights in blind river but when they were an hour away, they called to see if the rooms were ready. the owner informed him that according to their records the booking was for one night, not two. when my brother asked him why because he booked well in advance, the owner snapped at him. I rushed over to the motel and the owner said that on one sheet the booking was for two nights, but the availability book only showed one. I went to the OLD MILL HOTEL to see if they could do anything for us as we needed 3 rooms on a moments notice. NOT ONLY DID HE HAVE ROOMS, THEY WERE READY IMMEDIATELY, CLEAN, AND HAD A BEAUTIFUL VIEW OF THE LAKE (especially room 20). THE OWNER WAS EXTREMELY POLITE AND SO WAS HIS WIFE AND CLEANING STAFF. When the owner found out it was a wedding, he gave my parents the best room (room 20) and I ended up using room 14 for my wedding night (also with a nice view of the lake). This could have been a disaster but they were able to help.

Room Tip: room 20 or 14 are the best
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Detroit, Michigan
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Reviewed July 24, 2012 via mobile

Several other hotels were sold out do I tried the Old Mill again. I noticed the new windows and flooring in the hallways. The bathroom was outdated and the towels old a scratchy, but at least they looked and smelled clean. The location is nice and the view of the water is relaxing.

The owner is strange and acts like he doesn't want customers. Lucky for us the owner was out of town when we checked in, and Dave managing the front desk is much most pleasant. IF they continue up make improvements, this place may be worth s re-visit. Price was $69 for a single bed.

  • Stayed July 2012
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Traytown, Canada
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Reviewed July 15, 2012

We went to the hotel and were disappointed in the quality of the room. We immediately returned to the front desk to cancel our room and left. The manager/ owner still charged us for the room this occurred on July 8 2012. He had reassured me he was not going to charge for the room.
Very dishonest stay away.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed July 31, 2011

The title says it all. Cons: old worn out rooms, key only worked with much effort, bathroom quite outdated, service seemed very reluctant for some reason (almost felt like he didn't want to rent out the room). Pros: clean, bed was comfortable. In short I would only recommend this hotel if you absolutely need a place to rest to break up a long road trip (which was the case for us).

  • Stayed July 2011
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Brampton
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Reviewed July 27, 2011

The room was clean, the main door was difficult to open and the washroom was old and smelly. Fantastic view of the river or lake. Necessary amenities, aircon, tv, microwave, fridge, coffee maker, internet.

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled with friends
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Michigamme
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Reviewed August 5, 2010

The rooms were comfortable and quiet. In-room coffee, fridge and satelite TV. The high speed internet wasn't very good. Hard to stay connected and at some points unable to connect at all. The river and the lake views were nice. Very quiet area. Enjoyed sitting on the back deck and watching the geese and ducks in the river. Was able to walk to Tim Horton's and local restaurants. This is a pet friendly motel saw many customers with dogs. They have all types of rooms single, double, suites and kitchenetts. Was concerned based on past reviews I read on trip advisor but my colleague said lets be adventurous. Glad we did.

  • Stayed August 2010, traveled on business
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Detroit, Michigan
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Reviewed July 25, 2010

The hallway carpeting was old, and badly stained. The rooms were small, outdated and had a musty smell. There have been some improvements in the property recently, such as new windows and air conditioners, but there is still much room for improvement.

The wi-fi signal was weak, and couldn't connect inside the room, but did work if we sat outside our room on a picnic table.

The location is the best feature with a small sandy beach and a view of a small harbor with fishing boats.

If the owner would improve the place a bit, he could have a great motel, but until he does, I'd recommend the Lakeview Motel. The rooms are nicely kept and the on-site restaurant is very good.

See the attached pictures taken in July 2010

  • Stayed July 2010, traveled as a couple
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Property: Old Mill Motel
Address: Hwy 17 & Woodward Ave, Blind River, Ontario P0R 1B0, Canada
Location: Canada > Ontario > Northeastern Ontario > Blind River
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Ranked #2 of 2 Hotels in Blind River
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Old Mill Motel 2*
Number of rooms: 39
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