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Howard Johnson Inn Gananoque
Ranked #4 of 11 Hotels in Gananoque
Ottawa, Canada
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76 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“Not for me, but may suit others”
Reviewed 30 March 2013 via mobile

I read reviews and I respect the fact that some people appreciate what this motel has on offer, but it's not for me. Stayed here with my teenage son's hockey team during the annual Kingston Kids4Kids hockey tournament (because Kingston hotels were all sold out). I was a little taken aback by the rather casual approach in booking (made me feel like I could not be sure they were recording the fact that I was booking a room), but my reservation was there and they were friendly. It seemed to me the whole experience was that I was staying at a placed that spared EVERY expense. The room was freezing and I had to turn on the electric baseboard heater to start the long process of warming it up...and I only checked in late at night, so it was a chilly experience. The toilet was finicky. The tv and it's remote could not turn off the closed captioning (which was annoying). The location is ok. Overall, it's probably good as a pit stop on a long journey, but not somethingnid use again nor recommend for any trip that required a stay of more than one night.

Stayed March 2013, travelled with family
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Oakville, Canada
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Reviewed 21 November 2012

This hotel was a shock at first. It looked quite rough and not at all what we are used to seeing in motels/hotels we pick from the internet. It sat right on hwy.2 and looked so old fashioned and rundown but we decided to stay since we would only be there one night and we had already paid for it. The lobby was even worse but to be fair it was being renovated and will be okay for next year, The person who checked us in was friendly enough until I asked where we had breakfast (advertised by Expedia as complimentary). He said that there was not restaurant at this time of the year (November - ok it's Ontario and tourists are supposed to stay home after Labour Day). I asked if that meant that we would get a lower rate but he said the room we were getting was usually rented for $149 a night and we were paying around a $100. ( note that we have rented $149 rooms in many places and they were excellent). Well the room was okay and very clean but the bathroom was small and rundown and the heating system was very noisy. However the desk clerk did recommend The Brava restaurant across the road for breakfast and it was excellent. I really can't say I would stay here again in any season especially if they charge $149.

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Rockhampton, Australia
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Reviewed 30 September 2012 via mobile

Stayed at this Hotel after arriving in Gananoque late in the afternoon. We didn't have a booking but were fortunate they had a room for us. I have read other reviews since our stay and there are several references to the cheap tariff. Our room certainly was not cheap even though it was low season! The room was very average but clean enough. There was a smoke smell, the source of this we found was a full ashtray on the ground next to the door to our unit. The breakfast was very ordinary and lucky it was complimentary because you certainly wouldn't pay for it. There was no hot water left by the time we sat down (8am) and everything else also needed replenishing and the benches needed cleaning. Overall it met our overnight needs but we would look elsewhere for accommodation if ever in the area again.

Stayed September 2012, travelled as a couple
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Property: Howard Johnson Inn Gananoque
Address: 550 King St E, Gananoque, Ontario K7G 1H2, Canada
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Region: Canada > Ontario > Gananoque
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Swimming Pool
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Ranked #4 of 11 Hotels in Gananoque
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Howard Johnson Inn Gananoque 2.5*
Number of rooms: 45
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