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Lambton College Residence
Ranked #10 of 16 Hotels in Sarnia
Reviewed 17 August 2013

A student residence most of the year, this "hotel" is really only open to the public from May to mid August. It does little or nothing to market itself. Evident by the fact that we had to hound Google to find very limited information on it .. and ultimately called the "hotel" to learn more. We were simply looking for a relatively inexpensive, clean, quiet and comfortable bed to sleep for the night... and here we found it.

What does it offer? A hotel room that is probably best described in the manner in which it was presented to us upon our arrival by its lone attendant and security guard - "deep cleaned but quiet and basic". True to its word. Rooms are spacious and bare bone in the manner in which they are decorated. Each room features two double beds - prominently and noticeably raised - to support student storage of personal effects the other 9 months of the year; two solid wood student desks; two upright, solid wood clothes cupboards reversed but abutting each other so at to also serve as a room divider. Don't expect to find a television. Don't expect to find a room telephone working (even though there is one). Do expect to find more than adequate air conditioning.

Room Tip: Hallways can be noisy if people (often sports teams) are using the facility to bunk over at. Access...
  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled with family
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Hamilton, Ontario
Reviewed 9 January 2005

My family recently had the opportunity to stay at the Lambton Inn whille attending a hockey tournament. Upon arrival the checkin in staff were wonderful! They were well organized, extremely efficient, very friendly and our room was available even though we checked in several hours early.

I can not say enough positive things about the staff at this hotel. They are wonderful!

The housekeeping staff was great during our stay, rooms were very well taken care of, very clean, good size, kids enjoyed the large pool which surprisingly had a lifeguard.

The stay at the hotel was great! The location is great. You can see the arena from the hotel, College is right there as well as close by restaurants and shopping. I would recommend this hotel to anyone. If you are in Sarnia... this is the place to stay.

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Riverview, New Brunswick, Canada
Reviewed 17 April 2004

I have stayed many times with my wife at the Lambton Inn (from way back when it was the Canterbury Inn and the Ramada Inn). We were so impressed with the staff that I wrote an article about Sarnia for my local paper about one member of the housekeeping staff. The story was picked up by the Sarnia Observer and reprinted there. When the Ramada was running the inn the food deteriorated a little but now as the Lambton Inn it is excellent again. In addition, Don Cherry's Restaurant, attached, is probably the best food bargain in Sarnia.
Everything is spotless and all the staff members know how a smile can make a day brighter. We will never stay anywhere else during our visits to Sarnia.

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Address: 1485 London Rd, Sarnia, Ontario N7S 1P6, Canada
Region: Canada > Ontario > Sarnia
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Wheelchair access
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Ranked #10 of 16 Hotels in Sarnia
Price Range: £48 - £70 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 180
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The Lambton College Residence is available from Mid May to Mid August for teams, conferences and the travelling public. ... more   less 
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Lambton College Residence Sarnia, Canada - Ontario

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