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Hamilton
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It's amazing how a run down motel once the scene and life of the party in Saint Johns, could become so tired and 'affected by life' as we were told by the owner er/manager. Even the ghosts are threatening to move out from the boredom. From falling apart railings, dirty windows to holes in the wall, no toliet paper in...

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Montreal, Canada
Reviewed 12 October 2016

Disgusting! Poorly managed! Worn out! Dingy! Gross! and those are the good points. Pass on this place. We arrived late in the evening. There were no other hotel rooms available at our preferred chains. We had to stay here or keep driving all night. We checked into the first room. No appliances worked, most lights were burnt out, no functioning...

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Thank Mike R
Halifax, Canada
Reviewed 7 October 2016

It was the dirtiest and the most broken-down place I had ever seen in my life. The title sign of the hotel over the entrance was broken. Birds living up there above the entrance with lots of bird poops on the ground. Inside dirty, old, bad smell. Holes in the walls and some patched over the wallpaper. nothing was in...

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1Thank Siamoodi
Reviewed 11 September 2016

This place is very pricey comparing to its quality, it is smelly, the breakfast is very poor, and the hotel is old fashioned and smelly. I don't recommend this place for any one, my experience was not good

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1Thank tarek s
Calgary, Canada
Reviewed 6 September 2016

After almost two weeks of touring in Nova Scotia, with every place a gem, we were on our way to Augusta, Maine and needed a place to stay. Thought this one was reasonable, until we got there. It was dirty (walls, doorways covered in fingerprints), damaged ceiling tiles in the hallways, very dim lighting in the hallways. Found out at...

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2Thank cprestn5
Reviewed 5 September 2016 via mobile

Not even kidding. If you do decide to stay here before you pay please see the room. Walk down the awful creepy hallway to your even more outdated room. There is a very unpleasant aroma. The desk is barely able to stand anymore. There was dirt on the floor. There was some opened electronic panel that should have been covered...

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Thank Kayphil56
Calgary
Reviewed 31 August 2016

There should be a skull and crossbones on this one in Expedia and all other travel sites. The sign on the hotel is half blown off. The sign on the front is gone. The lobby smelled musty. You need to stoop down to avoid low ducting in the halls. There are smoking rooms in same hallway as non-smoking so all...

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Thank Richard289
Reviewed 24 August 2016

Sent an employee to stay here while he was doing a job in St. John. I was not familiar with this place. NEVER AGAIN !! He told me it was filthy, run down, bug infested. So disgusting he had to sleep in his clothes !!! Not even an ice bucket in the room. Room wasn't ready when he got there...

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1Thank Heather B
Reviewed 21 August 2016

its not a decent dog house not a place anybody would want to stay,,,this place the room do not smell good and very dirty and i would tell anybody dont stay here not quite and dirty food was not good either very dirty,,

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Thank Donna N
Moncton, Canada
Reviewed 27 July 2016

Property is really run down , it needs to be condemned didn't smell to nice wouldn't let my dog stay there ..couldn't wait to leave did not shower or eat breakfast it also doesn't feel very safe place to stay

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Amenities

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  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Room Service
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Internet
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  • Free Parking
  • Room Service
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Banquet Room
  • Self-Serve Laundry

Additional Information about Colonial Inn

Address: 175 City Rd | P.O. Box 2149, Saint John, New Brunswick E2L 3M9, Canada
Region: Canada > New Brunswick > Saint John
Price Range: $80 - $90 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Colonial Inn 2.5*
Number of rooms: 96
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Also Known As:
Colonial Hotel Saint John
Colonial Inn Saint John, New Brunswick
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“Do not even bother to stay here!”
 of 5 bubbles MikeR64, 12 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Don't choose to stay in this hotel”
 of 5 bubbles Richard289, 31 Aug 2016 | Read review
“room over reception area for strong wi-fi signal!”
 of 5 bubbles granmar, 28 Aug 2015 | Read review
“Keep driving.”
 of 5 bubbles CanuckontheGo56, 29 Jul 2015 | Read review
“Stay somewhere else...sleep in the car if you have to!”
 of 5 bubbles Q4508BSjasons, 18 Jul 2015 | Read review
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