Each year I take a trip to Cornwall, ON. I have been staying at the Nav Centre each year for about 10 years now. It has always been nice place to stay, but please do not think of this as a normal hotel.
The Nav Centre is an air traffic control training facility. So the accommodations revolve around a campus environment. The Nav Centre sits just across from the St. Lawrence River, and is only a 5 minute drive from the US/Canadian Border Bridge. The location and grounds are quite beautiful, and immaculate. The grounds keepers really do an awesome job there.
The front lobby was just redone a few years back. The facility also has a cafeteria, which is open during specific times daily. A big plus is that there is a pub on location. The Bartenders are friendly, and the pub food is decent.
My biggest criticism of Nav is the conditions of the room. Over the last decade, the rooms have seen their best days. While the beds are in good shape, the carpets and couches are not. There are stains, and should really be replaced. I also noticed water stains on my drop frame ceiling tiles in the bathroom. The rooms really need to be completely overhauled, updated, and brought into the 2010's. Overall, you will find normal hotel amenities here.
Yes, the layout of this facility is a bit whacky. But, again this was not designed as a hotel, but more like dorms. Single rooms are smaller than your average hotel room. Suites offer a bit more space, including 2 bathrooms and a sitting area.
All in all, the Nav is a hidden gem. It is quiet and convenient. If you are looking for a unique place to rest and relax, this is a decent spot.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- An exceptional and versatile facility designed to accommodate gatherings of all types and sizes, NAV CENTRE is the largest of its kind in Eastern Ontario. With spacious meeting rooms equipped with the latest technologies, dedicated planners, accomplished culinary team and award winning chef, exceptional recreational facilities and comfortable guest accommodations, the Centre is the ideal choice for your next conference. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Nav Centre Cornwall, Ontario