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Canadas Best Value Inn - Saint John
Ranked #15 of 19 Hotels in Saint John
Reviewed 1 September 2013

I had to stay at the fort howe for 3 weeks and all I can say is, find another hotel..I was on the 7th floor and you could cut the air with a knife..I didnt really mind the cigarette smoke, it was the pot smell..the comforter in my room had some ungodly stain on it..the draft coming from the window in mid january was chilly to say the least..I dont think the pool was cleaned in the last 20 yrs..I had stayed here before in the early 2000's and it has gone downhill dramatically..there isnt even a bar/lounge to sit back and relax, just a counter to order a drink and about 6 VLT's to sit and waste money at....spend a few extra bucks and stay next door at the holiday inn...you will not be dissapointed.

Room Tip: do not stay here
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  • Stayed: January 2013, travelled on business
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Reviewed 29 August 2013

The pool and hot-tub are old and run-down and the "fitness centre" consists of a stepper and a couple of cross-trainers. No weights, no resistance equipment. But the hotel room was VERY nice; big comfortable bed, great air-conditioning, nice big flat-screen TV and a nice bathroom. Plus, in the morning, there's a complimentary hot breakfast. (The cheddar cheese& mushroom omelette was excellent!)

The hotel is about 10-15 minutes easy stroll from downtown St. John where you will find a variety of great restaurants and bars. No need for a taxi (unless you get too tipsy for the walk back!)

Room Tip: If available, get a room looking out toward the St. John harbour.
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  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 23 August 2013

This Hotel provides a great place to stay. It had a pool and a workout area.. The restaurant is great and offers a good selection for a great price, unlike other hotel restaurants that I have frequented.. Great place to stay if you are travelling on business as the hotel offers a great shuttle service to the airport. The staff were super, rooms were clean, over all it was a nice place to stay.

  • Stayed: June 2013, travelled solo
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Thank Tanya E
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Reviewed 22 August 2013

Great friendly service. Very helpful. Spotless room. Very quiet. Has a great walking trail beside the hotel. Excellent breakfast which was a made to order breakfast. It is a good value hotel.

We will be back.

  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled with friends
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Thank Francis C
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Reviewed 21 August 2013

Let me just say what a great hotel this is. From the location and value, right down to the friendliness of the staff. My wife and 2 children travelled to Saint John for the beginning of our vacation and the hotel made us feel at home. We stayed 3 nights. The pool was great for the kids and the on site restaurant was great for us as a family. The staff were great and helped us with directions on the best way to get to the attractions we wanted to see. Our room was nice and clean and the beds VERY comfortable.
We had a great stay and it was a great way to start our family vacation

  • Stayed: July 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 21 August 2013

Thank you, thank you thank you. I had the nicest stay here and I felt so welcomed. I arrived on a Sunday evening, and the front desk clerk was very efficient and so nice. We had a nice talk about the city and the hotel I went up to my room which was spacious and clean. It had just been painted, so the room was fresh. The bed was so comfortable and I enjoyed my sleep.
The hotel offered a cooked made to order breakfast(you pick off a menu) which was great, and I also ate supper there. The restaurant was excellent.
All in all this is a great hotel and is a great price. I will definitely stay here again!!

  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled on business
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Reviewed 20 August 2013

This hotel is not a 3 star property dark dingy lumpy beds unclean bathroom the only good quality was the breakfast lots of choice and our server was very friendly and attentive despite being very busy with other guests glad we were only staying one night would not stay again

  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled with family
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Address: 10 Portland St, Saint John, New Brunswick E2K 4H8, Canada
Region: Canada > New Brunswick > Saint John
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
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Ranked #15 of 19 Hotels in Saint John
Price Range: £64 - £77 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Canadas Best Value Inn - Saint John 3*
Number of rooms: 133
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Discover the historic port city of Saint John and all it has to offer while staying at the Canadas Best Value Inn Saint John, the best choice for business and leisure travelers alike. Ideally situated only a few kilometers from Fort Howe and downtown Saint John, our hotel is conveniently located off the Saint John Throughway and Main Street on Portland Street. Key local attractions include the New Brunswick Museum, Reversing Falls, and Carleton Martello Tower National Historic Park. Our knowledgeable and helpful staff can recommend what best suits your travel itinerary. Our property offers an array of modern amenities including an ATM, business area, multi-lingual staff, meeting facilities, newsstand in lobby, picnic table, and guest laundry facility. Pets are welcomed, restrictions and charges may apply. Start your work or sightseeing day in fine form with free full breakfast. After a day of sightseeing, guests can relax in our indoor heated pool and Jacuzzi, or enjoy a meal or a drink at the Vegas Bar and Grill, our on-site eatery. Each of our 131 guest rooms feature home luxuries such as free Wi-Fi, microwave, mini-fridge, hairdryer, coffeemaker, 32 inch flat panel cable TV, iron, ironing board, desk with lamp, table with chairs, and clock radio. Canadas Best Value Inn Saint John is your best choice within Canada's "Original City". We offer ideal accommodations and location whether you are in town for entertainment, music and food festivals, sightseeing, wildlife activities or simply passing through on your way to Fredericton or Nova Scotia. At Canadas Best Value Inn Saint John our goal is to provide our guests a great experience, not just a place to stay. At Canadas Best Value Inn Saint John, We've Got You Covered from the time you hit the road until your head hits the pillow. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Howard Johnson Fort Howe Plaza Hotel Saint John
Fort Howe Saint John
Canadas Best Value Inn - Saint John New Brunswick

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