We stayed here for the NCAA tournament in late March, when other hotels closer to the center of town were going for a lot more money.
The location of the hotel is a good 15 minute walk from the restaurants and bars downtown, or a short cab ride. The Anchor bar is a 10 minute walk away as well. There is a Tim Hortons across the street, and that is about it. The parking lot is small, but this is a small hotel and we didn't have any issues, even on a busy event weekend. Each evening there was a security guard downstairs at the lobby, which while nice to see, makes you question the neighborhood. Also the elevator required your room key to operate, at all hours of the day.
Checkin was easy and we were given two rooms next to each other which was great. The staff was able to accommodate our request for a roll-away bed in a room with 2 queen beds with no problem at all.
The rooms are pretty basic but what you would expect for a hotel in this class. Most importantly it was clean. The bathroom area was a little cramped but everything worked fine, the towels were actually really thick and fluffy and felt new. Brand new 32'' HDTV with mostly just the local channels in HD. The HVAC was quiet, almost too quiet but looked very new.
Breakfast was pretty basic: bagels, cereal, fruit, yogurt with paper plates and the cheapest plastic silverware you can buy. The only hot food was Oatmeal packets and a small waffle maker that was used by nearly everyone. But it was about what you would expect for a place like this.
One negative is that someone stole our gel ice packs that were placed outside the fire escape door stairway landing outside. Who steals ice packs? We spoke to the hotel staff and security but they didn't know anything or see anyone that night. Can't really fault the hotel for that, but still disappointing.
We didn't have any problems with staying here and it worked just fine as a clean, safe place to stay for a lot less than further downtown.
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