I've stayed here a couple of times now for work and as motels go, it's quite good. I recommend the deluxe rooms ON THE SECOND FLOOR. They are quieter, and apparently more recently renovated, compared to the ones on the ground floor. Rooms on the side of the building (as you might expect) are quieter than those facing the road. Also, the deluxe rooms facing the road on the ground floor may once have been smoking rooms in the past, because they didn't quite smell right. Great staff and a decent restaurant.
When booking I added a note requesting that scented cleaners and room deodorizer not be used -- that stuff gives me a migraine, and I would end up sleeping in the car, which defeats the purpose of renting a room. Front desk staff were aware of the issue, but housekeeping didn't take it seriously, so I walked into a room flooded in room deodorizer. The friendly and professional woman at the front desk understood the problem, and was able to find me another room that didn't smell. She saved the day. The motel is older, but it is clean and comfortable, and the room was spacious. This is a good place for a stopover, or for a longer stay, but if you have a problem with scent, call the the day before you arrive to remind them.
We stayed here one night while traveling along Hwy. 17. Several snowmobilers were staying in the rooms next to us, but the noise level was minimal. The room was spacious, clean and in great shape, also well equipped. Nothing fancy, but a comfortable place to spend the night.
Wow pleasantly surprised. Room was spotless, bed was comfortable. Very friendly and professional front desk. Picked up dinner in the lobby ( beer battered fish and chips) and it was delicious. Will be back thanks for a great night's rest.
We stayed here twice on the way to and from the Ottawa area, mostly because there are not many other motel options on Espanola. The rooms were spacious and comfortable, but there are real housekeeping issues here with poor attention to detail. The rooms are superficially clean, but there were lots of cobwebs in the corners and a piece of licorice from a previous guest that never moved the whole three nights we were there. Really all the furniture needs to be moved so staff can vacuum and clean thoroughly in the corners, and the walls need to be wiped down as well. Our first room faced the main drag but traffic was not too noisy. The second time we passed through we had a room at the back and it was even quieter.
I saw it was rated only a 2 so was a little leery. But the hotel came with good recommendations from friends. The lady that I talked to on the phone when I called to book the room was very pleasant. The gentleman at the front desk was very good. The room was clean and the bed was comfy.
This has been our stopover place for 8 years..it's quiet affordable...has a restaurant on site with other amenities across the street and very close by...the staff are awesome and will look after you. Not far off the highway and we'll worth the deviation from trip
My husband and I called ahead to book a room as we were traveling through Espindola We were given a room on the second floor, no elevator in this building The room smelled of stale cigarette smoke from years gone by Bathroom was dirty from floor to ceiling Bath towel had dirt marks I'm guessing from last person who used it, it appeared it was dried and hung back up Bathroom was worst part of the room...floors cracked and black shoe prints on it Run down place I would never recommend but we needed a place to lay our heads Bed was reasonably comfortable but pillows need replacing Noisy drunks in the hallway were the icing on the cake
We booked Pinewood because they were dog friendly and had a restaurant attached. The motel is tired. Carpet throughout had an odour of past smokers even though it was a non smoking facility. The room was dark and not particularly inviting with a curtained window to a parking lot. However. the room was very clean. The reception area was inviting, very organized and friendly. & Finally, the on site restaurant was great. With Covid, we did not want to eat out so we ordered takeout. The food was hot, service excellent and our food was very good.
Due to an accident on the highway, it delayed our arrival. When we arrived at the hotel, the staff still held our room, although many travellers came in . Our room was the last one left. We have always stayed when travelling to visit our families in Southern Ontario. Staff has always been friendly and helpful; very clean rooms.