I stayed here twice, a year apart, on two separate business trips.
The first time, the swimming pool was inexplicably closed for repairs. When I came back nearly a year to the day later, same deal: pool closed for repairs.
I asked the hotel staff what was up and was met with shrugs. So, basically, no pool. The fitness room is not much bigger than a closet.
The concrete 70s architecture makes the hotel feel a lot like the South building residences on campus a few blocks north. Oddly, several people in Guelph told me there was a plan to convert this Best Western into student housing, so maybe that's appropriate.
This place is handy to campus but would be a long walk to downtown.
The rooms were... okay. Nothing horrible, just a bit tired.
The free breakfast buffet was depressing.
After four days, I walked over to the much-nicer new Delta hotel and was quoted a government rate that was the same as the Best Western's standard rate.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Royal Brock Hotel in Guelph is conveniently located directly adjacent to the University of Guelph, government offices and close to commercial, retail and residential areas, all in a beautiful park-like setting in Guelph, Ontario. The Royal Brock Hotel in Guelph is ideal for the business traveler with all the value added amenities you've come to expect including complimentary high speed wireless internet access, free local, calling card access and toll-free calls and a complimentary hot breakfast. For the leisure guest, traveling through Southwestern Ontario, the Royal Brock Hotel in Guelph boasts a seasonal outdoor swimming pool and sundeck from May to September and plenty of free parking for your accommodation needs. When travelling through Southwestern Ontario, consider the Royal Brock Hotel in Guelph for your next reservation! ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Best Western Plus Royal Brock Hotel And Conference Centre
- Best Western Guelph
- Ramada Guelph
- Guelph Ramada
- Royal Brock Hotel Guelph, Ontario, Canada