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Howard Johnson Inn Gananoque
Ranked #4 of 11 Hotels in Gananoque
Bexley, United Kingdom
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130 reviews
63 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
“Underwhelming”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2013

Obviously it's a budget motel - so we were not expecting 5 star service. However we were still pretty underwhelmed by this Howard Johnson Inn.

Upon arrival, the attitude from staff was one of disinterest. Our room looked old, although it was clean. Bizarrely there was an abandoned jacuzzi bath sitting in the car park outside ours. Decor was ok - although it got very warm at night and I wasn't convinced the air conditioning was working.

There is an outdoor swimming pool - but we didn't use it because the water temperature felt a little chilly for our young children.

Breakfast was fine - cereals, muffins and toast - although the room where its held is quite small.

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled with family
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  • Location
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 June 2013

Value priced hotel in a busy tourist area.
Comfortable rooms. Light on the continental breakfast
but fits the light on the wallet price.
Swimming pool in season.

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled with family
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Ottawa, Canada
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11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles 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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Additional Information about Howard Johnson Inn Gananoque

Property: Howard Johnson Inn Gananoque
Address: 550 King St East, Gananoque, Ontario K7G 1H2 CA, Canada
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Region: Canada > Ontario > Gananoque
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
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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