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“Smoke free a joke, noisey and low class”
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Victoria Motel
Ranked #12 of 14 Hotels in Kitchener
Holland, Michigan
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16 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Smoke free a joke, noisey and low class”
Reviewed 1 August 2014

Room had an a strong stale smoke odor. There was dust on the surfaces of the fir nature and splats on the mirrors. I had to go and buy cleaning supplies. All through the night there we people telling and fighting outside the room for two of the three nights I stayed there.

A bad experience over all.

  • Stayed July 2014
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Toronto, Canada
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Reviewed 24 March 2014

I stayed there for 3 nights from March 12-15, 2014. It's an amaizing place to stay as the staff is very cooperative and helpful. I would suggest anyone who is going to kitchnere area should stay there as it is a real value for your money.....

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled on business
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Kapuskasing, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 March 2014

Broken bed, smelly, suspicious caracters checking from different windows what we are doing... We suspect that some rooms are rented by the month to unemployed people. The feeling was not very positive. But yes, inexpensive.

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled on business
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Toronto, Canada
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49 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 119 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 December 2013

A friend and I stayed here for one night, in room 209. We requested a non-smoking room and were given just that. There was no smell of smoke. Check in was quick and easy, as this is a small place. Is it a 5 star? No. Is it older? Most definitely. Is it clean? It's fine. There was a hair here and a bit of dust there, but really, if you are looking for a 5-star Hilton, then go there. This is a little mom and pop motel in small-town Kitchener, it is just fine and clean enough. Plenty of hot water. The beds were comfortable, the bedding clean. The first thing I do when I check into places is rip the bedding off to inspect the mattress for bed bugs, or evidence of, and there was none. There was a mini fridge in our room. There is no safe. As soon as we checked in, front desk called to ask if the room was ok, and to tell us how to use the heater. I thought it was nice of them to call and check in like that. Parking was fine, we parked right in front of our room and never had any issues. I would stay here again. The price was right, and our experience was positive.

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled with friends
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Hamilton, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 November 2013

This place isn't that bad, depending upon what your looking for. Several reviews I've read have always included some negativity but that's what you'd expect, rooms are clean and if one knew the people who stayed there the night before then you'd have to ask how they manage to clean such space in the time they have, I guess that counts for something .... The local strip club is just down the street within walking or crawling distance if you happen to spend your cab fare , and the police presence always lends a air of security and protection depending upon how you look at things..... My one warning I must include is that when 11am check out occurs MAKE SURE you have EVERYTHING YOU CAME WITH, as trying rather it's attempting to get it back is almost next to impossible, and unless you have some type of leverage consider it gone, also there are NO free movies aside what local cable provides but then again I doubt you care much about movies if your staying here be it for one night or two. If you happen to stay longer then that I've been told that this place is great on monthly rates but I've also been told those who spend a month "staying" here also travel all around when not in a 6 by 9 cell so they would consider the best value as "great"

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  • Stayed November 2013, travelled solo
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Vankleek Hill Ontario
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16 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 October 2013

This hotel is cheap and clean, however we booked a non-smoking room and I had to get some air freshener to hide the stench of cigarettes. The pillows, bedspread and curtains smelled. Luckily there was no carpeting in the room (tile and wood flooring). It did not smell musty and the bed and linens were clean. It was also very quiet. Not a bad place, we only stayed one night. I don't think I could take the smell for more than that.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled on business
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2 Thank magicbyc
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 14 May 2013

The staff was so kind and helping. I stayed there for three nights, and had very peaceful sleep on all the three nights. The Rooms were very clean and spacious. The bed was very comfortable. It has got High speed free internet and parking spaces right outside each room. A lot of restaurants located close to this place and it is a very peaceful place to clear your mind off things. Definitely would recommend !!!!!!

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled on business
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Additional Information about Victoria Motel

Property: Victoria Motel
Address: 1175 Victoria St N, Kitchener, Ontario N2B 3C8, Canada (Formerly Canadas Best Value Inn/Thriftlodge Kitchener)
Region: Canada > Ontario > Region of Waterloo > Kitchener
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #12 of 14 Hotels in Kitchener
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2 star — Victoria Motel 2*
Number of rooms: 37
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Also Known As:
Canadas Best Value Hotel Kitchener
Thriftlodge Kitchener
Thrift Lodge Kitchener
Kitchener Thrift Lodge
Kitchener Thriftlodge
Victoria Motel Kitchener, Region Of Waterloo, Ontario

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