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“Surprisingly good” 4 of 5 bubbles
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Americas Best Value Inn
Ranked #11 of 11 Hotels in Geneva
Canberra
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Surprisingly good”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 July 2012

My wife, baby and I used the Inn as a base for shopping at the nearby outlet in Waterloo. Whilst the place is hardly 5 star, it was very adequate for our purposes. The room was big, clean and well-equipped. The staff were friendly. I would recommend the Inn as good-value budget accommodation.

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  • Stayed July 2012, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank AReviewerCanberra
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  • Location
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
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    2 of 5 bubbles
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    2 of 5 bubbles
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Toronto, Canada
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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2012

Went to stay there on a shopping trip from Toronto, ONT Canada. Very shady dirty motel!!!!! Out car was broken into and goods stolen from it. Horrible experience and this was around Christmas time with many gifts stolen from the trunk when 2 of our car windows were smashed. BEWARE!!!!!!!!!!!

Room Tip: Don't do it!!!!
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  • Stayed December 2011, travelled with friends
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank pearljammer79
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Ottawa, Canada
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7 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2011

I booked this on-line and by the pictures looked respectable for the money. We were only staying 1 night, thank god. On arrival the person who appeared at the desk after you rang a bell had no customer service and didn't listen to what you said. When I booked on line I said a smoking room was our preference. On arrival the women said non-smoking and I said no smoking. She gave us a room. Low and behold it is a non-smoking. We go back to the desk and she gives us another room. We get into that room and it is dingy and there is a crack between the door frame and the door. You could see outside. We went back again and when I told her all she said was oh!. We were given another room which was a bit brighter and no crack. The beds were comfortable but no fitted sheets. There was no coffee pot we inquired and they said know you get your coffee at the breakfest. There was no alarm clock so we called for a wake-up call for 8:00 a.m. We awoke at 9 a.m. No wake up call. We therefore were not in time for continental breakfast. It is not a comfortable place to be for more than 1 night and that is only if you get home tired enough to go to bed. We did not take a shower as it didn't look clean. There was a new sink and toilet. I would only recommend if there was no where else to stay. I was definately not impressed. The price was cheap compared to others but overpriced for what you got.

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  • Stayed October 2011, travelled with friends
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank spice12
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Michigan
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79 reviews
48 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2011

We stayed here for a dog show weekend which results in every hotel and motel in Geneva being booked up, and I expected OK, but it was below that mark. I chose this motel because I expected a larger room and I wanted the space, but the room was quite small and we had very little space at all. The door was all beaten up and didn't latch easily. In fact it popped open once when a small dog bumped it from the outside as he passed! (We were very much more careful about latching it after that!) The grout in the bathroom is grubby and cracked, and the furniture is seedy, though the beds were decent. The beds were made with sheets that didn't fit and several inches of mattress pad was exposed at the top of the bed. Oh yes, there were bugs - I killed two spiders and saw another, and saw a few other bugs as well (but the only one in a bed was all dried up - I think it went through the washer and dryer with the sheets). There were mouse droppings on the top of the light fixture in the bathroom! There were several hairs on the bathroom walls upon check in, and one big new one (not ours) atop fresh towels one day after housekeeping. The water temperature fluctuates a lot during showers, goes from too hot to cold and everything in between. Housekeeping varied a lot - the first day all we got were towels and empty wastebaskets, no beds were made or anything else. The next days our beds were made. Coffee is not available until 7 a.m. and we were up earlier every day - frustrating to not have coffee. We paid nearly $400 for four nights, not counting the extra dog charge, and this room would be about $30 per night anywhere else.

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  • Stayed September 2011, travelled with friends
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank survivorMichigan
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New Fairfield, Connecticut
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8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2011

My wife stayed at this sty last night as there were no other rooms in the area. She killed, two silver fish, one yellow jacket and two black ants within 15 minutes of checking in. She was so disgusted that she slept with her shoes on in case she had to get up and go to the bathroom. She didn't want to put her feet on the floor. It was that disgustingly filthy. There was no clock in the room so, at 11:30 last night, she asked for a wake-up call for 6 a.m. She woke up at 6:30 went to the office and when she indicated that she was to have received a wake-up call the woman at the desk looked at the list and said, " oh yea, he didn't call you". Not, I'm sorry that you are going to be late or I'm sorry we will look into how can we help you. They don't care!! I spoke directly to a Mr. Patel who is the manager. He was amused. Do not stay at this property under any circumstances. You have been warned!!!!!

Room Tip: Do not stay here!!! You have been warned!!!
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  • Stayed September 2011, travelled solo
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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4 Thank Mike K
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Massachusetts
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2011

In between hotels for 2 nites as 4th July weekend. Only place available. Entered room and was dark and dreary but figured only to sleep. Pulled the spread down and happened to pull pillowcase off and there was dried blood on inside pillow slip. Yuk. Went to office with pillow. Changed room. Was told by mgr/owner, that 1st room had been used by a family that had just left day before and dirty diapers were found under the bed.....Yuk again. 2nd one was little better but not much. Next morning went to complimentary breakfast. No coffee in large urn. Was mentioned to staff member and there was a Mr. Coffee brought out with a large filter in basket, one that should have been in the coffee urn. Needless to say, it was overflowing and full of coffe grounds. Food was not replaced when needed. Glad there were other places close by to get something to eat. Perhaps new owners, but they have a long way to go.

  • Stayed June 2011, travelled with friends
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank teaticket
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Level Contributor
195 reviews
39 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 126 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2011

My fiancee and I were attending at wedding at the belhurst in geneva on the lake of course. Last minute decision to stay over night..everywhere was book so we were stuck with this. Save your money! We were over charged for a disgusting room. Dirty and tiny...bathroom ripped up..tub was full of hair..pulled back the sheets..hairy and stained.. positives nice location..5 min from belhurst. Close to everything. If you can get this room dirt cheap then by all means stay here...don't be over charged this was nothing close to being worth what we paid.

  • Stayed July 2011
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank tiffnshay421
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Additional Information about Americas Best Value Inn

Property: Americas Best Value Inn
Address: 473 Hamilton St, Routes 5 and 20, Geneva, NY 14456-3049 (Formerly Chanticleer Motor Lodge)
Region: United States > New York > Finger Lakes > Geneva
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #11 of 11 Hotels in Geneva
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2 star — Americas Best Value Inn 2*
Number of rooms: 78
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