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Park Side Motel
Ranked #10 of 12 Hotels in Peterborough
Reviewed 21 July 2013

The owner is sweet and respectful one minute and yelling and screaming at guests the next, and honestly, for no apparent reason.

The rooms are filthy and some of the room's walls have streaks of blood on them.

Expect dirty bed linen in return for dirty bed linen, and the beds are at least 20 years old, or more.

The curtains have been hanging in the windows since the previous ownership, likely -- they're filthy!!!!!

Windows are broken, with no screens.

The bathrooms are disgusting and wall tiles are lying on the floors, most of them broken.

Parents, don't bring your children here, and women beware!!!!! Even after several complaints, perverts making grabs and degrading sexual remarks are tolerated.

  • Stayed: March 2013
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Reviewed 12 June 2013

My daughter and I stopped in at this roadside motel on our way back from Ottawa to Waterloo. It was late and we were on the return journey having driven to Ottawa earlier in the day. We were not looking for much - just a clean bed to sleep in for the night. Unfortunately, this place did not have clean beds! The lady at the check-in was helpful enough and even gave us the 'big room at the end' so we could get a good night's sleep. It stopped there. There were two beds in the room and one had sheets that looked like they had not been changed since the last person slept there - wrinkled, dirty and hairs in the bed. The second bed did have clean sheets and pillow cases so we shared that bed. The floor had soft spots, which led me to believe that there were probably holes in it. The ceiling was held up with clips ... The one remarkable thing was that the bathroom was very clean.

  • Stayed: July 2012, travelled with family
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5  Thank Linda N
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Reviewed 3 October 2012

After staying there for two years on and off i found the owners had givin up on the motel! Where to start is where i left off when i stopped staying at this horrible, moldy, smelling, germ, and animal infested should be condemned place! From my foot going threw the floor well i was using the toilet, to waking up with a praying mantice beside my head. Every day i seemed to be woke up by the police wether it was from drug dealers to the owner disputting with one of her tenants about money or what the tenant was aloud to do and when they were aloud to do it! lmao The owner constantly trying to save money by not supplying a cleaner/maid, never mind always having to reuse the dirty towels day in and out to clean my self off with after the two minute shower i had due to the lack of hot water! i did notice the owner does not own a vacumm and swept the rooms after every use!!!!!!! oh yes that means the carpets have never been cleaned! Never once did i ever get new sheets or towels unless i had to ask repeatedly for them! Like honestly it would feel better to live in a shelter lol! the owners would let people live in trailers on the property and burn garbage to save money instead of throwing out the garbage! over all this place is a dive! i dont suggest to bring your family there let alone your self! chances are you will pick something up or have your room broken into! By the way i hope you smoke cause there is a film of nicotine on every single inch of that hole place !they have non smoking rooms, but they all used to be smoking and have not been properly cleaned since they have changed them to non smoking( hence the nasty carpets!) oh by the way none of the appliance and accessories work properly or even at all! the water smells and has a colour to it and for the internet you can only get it in the first 6 rooms! SO saying all this i do not suggest this be the motel to rent for whatever your situation is, it would be much cheeper to buy a box and sleep in that. on a further note the Carraige inn across the road is owned by the same people it has all these same problems! If your looking for a resonable, friendly, and not bad priced place go to the BLue Jay a few mins east of the nite owl. you will be impressed as it is fully renovated and cleaned on a daily baises!

Room Tip: anywhere exceot the nite owl or carriage inn will be a million times better
  • Stayed: September 2012, travelled solo
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7  Thank rosy f
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Reviewed 6 May 2012

I thought you get what you pay for but other motels down the road offer way better accommodation for the same and even less rates. I think the owners gave up on the hotel business a long time ago ...

  • Stayed: May 2012, travelled solo
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3  Thank kinyenye
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Reviewed 18 August 2011

I don't even know where to start. The first thing I did when I stepped into this joint was disinfect eveything, including wiping down handles, door knobs, remote control etc. The room smelled a little bit like sewage and cigarettes but we came prepared with insense. There were old blood stains on the footing of the bed, the ceiling tiles were warped and missing pieces the patio furniture out front was broken, there was no hot water in the shower and the list goes on. There only good things about this place free wifi, satelite t.v. and the retro furniture which I am sure are perios pieces not just vintage inspired. I can't complain too much for $65 per night however this stretch of highway has about half dozen other motels that are probably way better.

Room Tip: Do some research before you settle for the Nite Owl if you do decide to stay, bring your own bedding...
  • Stayed: August 2011, travelled with family
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4  Thank One2Few
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Reviewed 12 October 2010

The only good thing I can say about this place is I didnt see any cockroaches or mice. Even they wouldnt live there!. The place was so bad we went to Zellers and bought sheets and pillows as there were no other available rooms with a 45 minutes drive. Really wish I had taken some pictures.

Where do I start?

1: Moldy/mildew bathroom....no not just a little.........lots of it but it helped cover the flaking paint
2: Spiderwebs
3: Hair in the sheets
4: When putting on our new sheets we saw the stains on the mattress (pee???)
5:Glass missing out of window and no screen
6: Floor in bathroom was so warped that the toilet was about two inches higher at the front than the back . It was like getting ready to launch into space.
7: Lipstick outline on the mirror.
8: Yellowish water
9: Small pieces of soap still in then tub from the last person that used the room.
10: Broken door lock...had to rely on the chain
11: The carpet was badly stained. Keep your shoes on at all times!!!!!!
12: Tape holding the bed frame together
13: Horrible mattress

I am sure there were more things wrong I am forgetting but the above things should serve as a adequate warning.

  • Stayed: October 2010, travelled with friends
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9  Thank tentman1975
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Reviewed 17 August 2010

We selected this motel because of the positive reviews and made big mistake. Very old and small room (I would say 40 years old) with a terrible smell. Bathroom was also old and dirty. We stayed here 2 nights and nobody even try to clean the room after the first night. And it is located just near the busy highway so it is noisy day and night. Stay out of this motel.

  • Stayed: July 2010, travelled with family
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6  Thank serge41613
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Additional Information about Park Side Motel

Address: 958 HWY 7 East, Peterborough, Ontario ON K9J6X8, Canada (Formerly Nite Owl Motel)
Region: Canada > Ontario > Peterborough
Amenities:
Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #10 of 12 Hotels in Peterborough
Price Range: £39 - £71 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Park Side Motel 2*
Number of rooms: 12
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
All rooms include: cable TV, minibar, free wifi, microwave, AC, free parking, new showers & bathrooms, clean rooms with double or queen sized beds. ... more   less 
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