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Best Western Plus Durham Hotel & Conference Centre
Ranked #2 of 7 Hotels in Oshawa
Reviewed 27 August 2014

This hotel is "renovated", that is to say there is a hastily done wallpaper and paint job. Any tobacco smoke smell from days past is thankfully gone. The types of folks that stay here are contractors that make a ton of noise, smoke weed in the entryways and loiter outside. The hotel would rather you plan your stay around them than vice versa. Breakfast room(s) are cramped and have short hours. The exit to the courtyard is labelled "emergency exit only"; why? The side exits at the end of the halls are labelled the same way. There's a mag reader on the "emergency" exit door to the second floor that doesn't work. That would have been convenient to use so one could park at the side of the building. There is generally nowhere to plug in your cell phone. The HVAC is pretty odd sometimes; one room had the thermostat wired wrong so you had to set it to heat to get A/C and the temp setting did nothing. Careless work in the bathrooms, the rust from the door jambs that are probably 40 years old is showing.

Room Tip: Downstairs to the right, or upstairs to the right. Avoid the rooms that are down the left hallway.
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  • Stayed: August 2014, travelled on business
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Reviewed 25 August 2014

Our positive perception of this hotel began with the very friendly and efficient check-in. The desk staff were delightful and very helpful when we asked for a street-level room so we could "watch" our specialty car. They also quickly arranged for a hose so that we could wash it after our trip (we were there for the Oshawa Autofest weekend), and printed off a map of directions for dinner. The room had been updated nicely and was in very good repair, and clean - just a little bit of staining on some grout around the bathtub that needed attention. When a security door needed fixing, they were right on top of it. And, despite the proximity to the 401, the rooms were very quiet. We would definitely stay here again.

Room Tip: Rooms at the back of the hotel are very quiet.
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  • Stayed: August 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 19 August 2014

This hotel is located close to hwy 401, very convenient for travelers who i planning to travel to cuebec city, we enjoyed our stay at Best Western PLUS Oshawa, Ont. The staff were very helpful, the hotel is very clean and quite, breakfast was good, the lady who served it was a delight and greets you with smile and seems she knew you for a long time.

  • Stayed: August 2014, travelled with family
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Reviewed 8 August 2014

Expectations of a PLUS property not met. We stayed over the August long weekend which was warm. Air con in our room was not too effective as it was competing with the floor heater along the window which would not turn off! Metal framing around the sliding closet door was detached from the timber door. Handle on door to bathroom defective - decided to lock us in the toilet three times. Took a bit of patience to get the door open again. No action taken when matters reported to Reception Sunday morning. In fact at check-out on Monday morning, Reception advised us there was no record of our list of repairs! Housekeeping should have already identified and attended to these matters well before our arrival. Failure to deal with simple matters such as this taint my view of BW Plus properties.

  • Stayed: August 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 6 August 2014

The location of the hotel is excellent - easy access on to the 401. Not in any walking distance to restaurants though. And the hotel doesn't have one except breakfast service, which was basic. The rooms are dated with a musty smell. Not sure why this BW is considered Plus - no swimming pool or food service. Staff were very friendly though.

Room Tip: East rooms face the highway - ask for west facing rooms.
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  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled solo
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Reviewed 2 August 2014

this is a great hotel. Amazing service at front desk and the breakfast attendant was wonderful!! I would stay here again without hesitation. Wifi was very quick and bed hotel is very quiet considering is it in a busy area. great value for the price

  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled on business
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Reviewed 29 June 2014

This hotel was easy to access to and from the highway. Front staff were friendly and helpful when asked about restaurants in the area. Room was clean and bright, lots of pillows and bed was comfortable. The hotel advertised a Continental Breakfast free with cost of room. We went for breakfast the next morning and we were greeted by a friendly hostess and had a choice of pancakes, French toast, bacon, sausage, any kind of bread or muffin or bagel for toasting with the usual cereal, juice and coffee. Very nice and it was unexpected. There is no pool at this hotel but it looked like you could have a picnic outside with tables and barbeque provided. Parking was free. Would stay again.

  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled with family
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Address: 559 Bloor St W, Oshawa, Ontario L1J 5Y6, Canada
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Region: Canada > Ontario > Oshawa
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Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette
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Ranked #2 of 7 Hotels in Oshawa
Price Range: £61 - £187 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Best Western Plus Durham Hotel & Conference Centre 2.5*
Number of rooms: 83
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