Wayfare Motel
19 Woodlawn Rd W, Guelph, Ontario N1H 1G8 Canada

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2.5
#3 of 3 motels in Guelph
3.4 of 5 bubbles
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3.0 of 5 bubbles
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3.0 of 5 bubbles
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3.3 of 5 bubbles
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See why so many travellers make Wayfare Motel their motel of choice when visiting Guelph. Providing an ideal mix of value, comfort and convenience, it offers a budget friendly setting with an array of amenities designed for travellers like you.

While staying at Wayfare Motel, visitors can check out St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church (2.8 km) and Guelph Public Library (3.0 km), some of Guelph's top attractions.

You’ll enjoy relaxing rooms that offer air conditioning and a refrigerator, and you can stay connected during your stay as Wayfare Motel offers guests free wifi.

The motel features 24 hour front desk.

While in Guelph be sure to experience local lobster favourites at La Cucina.

Plus, during your trip, don't forget to check out a historic site, such as McCrae House.

At Wayfare Motel, your comfort and satisfaction come first, and they look forward to welcoming you to Guelph.

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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Wifi
Non-smoking hotel
24-hour front desk
Room features
Air conditioning
Refrigerator
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
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2.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Budget
Languages Spoken
English, French, Hindi

Location

19 Woodlawn Rd W, Guelph, Ontario N1H 1G8 Canada
Getting there
Somewhat walkable
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Grade: 51 out of 100
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Toronto Pearson Intl Airport
Kitchener-Waterloo Regional Airport
1 Attraction
within 1 kilometer
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Rachel M wrote a review Sep 2022
1 contribution
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Stayed here before, only needed a place for one night. Room was fine, fridge, microwave, revamped bathroom, WiFi and TV.
Still no coffee maker, but Tim Horton's is a two minute drive.

Owner is rather brusque, and not particularly friendly. Much of his clientele is a bit sketchy, and the lack of an additional lock on the door isn't a selling point.

Thought I was being over-charged, as I saw the rate on Trip Advisor was $90.
Paid cash to save them the CC charges, He told me $130, and I told him I was
expecting a lower price. Turns out that is the Canadian equivalent for my US price.

If you're looking for short-term option, this might work. Bed was comfortable, no noise to speak of, but for less than $20, a security door chain would have made me feel more secure.
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Date of stay: August 2022
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
3.0 of 5 bubblesService
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servicecraver wrote a review Jun 2014
Toronto, Ohio18 contributions27 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
This is a basic get what you pay for situation. The proprietors are very nice. The room is small but clean and the rooms in the back seemed refurbished with really nice tile jobs. The lock on the door could be broken into with a butter knife. I would never leave a thing in these kinds of places anyways.

There was some kind of shady activity going on with patrons . The rooms seemed occupied but no cars in the lot. When I got out of my car, a couple of people in the rooms were peering at me through the drapes like they were expecting a delivery or something. It was a bit unnerving.

That being said, it was a cheap nights sleep with a clean motel room and nice staff.
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Date of stay: May 2014
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
3.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
3.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled on business
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Lori M wrote a review Nov 2015
6 contributions2 helpful votes
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Extremely warm and stuffy. No way to adjust the heat. Towels were so stiff and no coffee maker. I booked it with bookings.com. My Total was to be $136 and my total was $169 plus a $30 deposit. The Door frames and window frames were icky. It's a shame really.
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Date of stay: November 2015Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Lucia F wrote a review Sep 2023
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I searched Guelph high and low for a simple CHEAP accommodation. I found Wayfare which had a room with on site parking. Perfect!!! A double bed, a TV, a mini fridge and microwave. If you're looking for bells and whistles, this isn't for you. If you're looking for a room to rest after a day of activities? This is it. Benches outside the room if you're a smoker or want some fresh air. LOVED LOVED Wayfare. My go to forever!!!
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Date of stay: September 2023
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled solo
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Donnie G wrote a review May 2016
Cambridge, Canada1 contribution9 helpful votes
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Came to this place with some friends. Was charged $80, fine.

Put in a downstairs room, with no windows and two random doors, one locked from inside, the other, locked from the other side. We were told to go back in at 10:30pm. All the while, some psychopath at the top of the stairs of our room was whispering through the door, "I'm going to burn your room down" and "what did you do with Ester?" We decided to leave and wasn't refunded. Reasonable clean, but who knows... There was one light in the room. Disgusting and a pathetic excuse for an "establishment" and should be visited by Guelph Fire Chief.
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Date of stay: April 2016
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
2.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
1.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled on business
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Kyle E wrote a review Sep 2014
Winnipeg, Canada18 contributions13 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
The hotel looks pretty disreputable from the outside and I'm sure some of the clientele are undesirable, but the inside was clean, no smoking, etc. I'd stay there again, for the price. The owner is clearly used to dealing with poor guests, as he kept repeating "no smoking"; "no pets". He also took a $20 key deposit, but gave it back after checking the room in the morning. If what you're looking for is a cheap place to stay the night, this is a good option.
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Date of stay: September 2014
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Jennifer L wrote a review Jan 2017
2 contributions4 helpful votes
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Stayed here with a couple of my friends about a month ago. The gentleman at the desk was extremely rude and pushy.

As we stepped out of the car a man walking from the lobby stormed out and told us that this guy is a "shyster" and we should not stay... huge red flag...

Before we had even checked in, we immediately did not feel safe staying and decided to find another place to stay or go home. The man pointed at a sign in the "lobby" and told us he does not do refunds. He had told us that he charged my card the second I booked the reservation (the full amount of the room) never once did the person on the phone tell me he was charging my card let alone the full amount of the room. When we told him the person on the phone never mentioned the charge would be put on my card (before we even got there) he argued that he did tell us even tho the person I talked to on the phone was a women... he continued to push the check in papers towards us for us to sign so we would stay and when we continued to refuse. He started cursing and yelling at us.

After arguing with him for about a half hour he told us he would give us 50 percent of our money. We agreed to get half our money back and loose out on the rest as he did not feel safe. He then told us that he would not be able to do the refund until the next morning.... RIGHT! There was no way this guy was going to refund us...

I would highly recommend NOT staying here as the man at the front desk is rude and disrespectful. I would recommend paying a little more for a better experience.

Will never return.
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Date of stay: November 2016Trip type: Travelled with friends
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keerasel wrote a review Aug 2015
Canandaigua47 contributions30 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Located on a major road, with easy access to a shopping center and minutes away from local attractions. Didn't really hear much of the traffic at all.... Room is small, but with a queen size bed, modern bath, flat screen TV, table, chair, microwave and decent sized fridge AND an extra sink. Full length mirror in the room - would have liked a coffee maker, but Tim Horton's was just down the street.
My only complaint was that the door lock was a bit difficult to engage, and there wasn't a deadbolt for the entrance. Easily fixed, if the management listens!
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Date of stay: August 2015
4.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled solo
Room Tip: Back rooms are further from the highway.
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Jen S wrote a review Sep 2015
San Antonio, Texas7 contributions4 helpful votes
1.0 of 5 bubbles
In and around Niagara, we had a couple of problems with hotels not accepting my SERVICE DOG. This place takes the bloody cake though.

We prebooked on a travel site (Trivago showed it to us, forget which site it sent us to) and I figured we were good to go. Started to drive up, when we get a call from Guelph. I don't know anyone there, so was surprised. Lo and behold, it was the hotel!

The girl on the phone yelled at us for not arriving five minutes after receiving our reservation, that they were "too busy" to hold a room. Uhh. We reserved it, lady, stop. We were just outside Beamsville when we got this call, so unless we could break the sound barrier and make a 1 hour drive into 2 minutes, we weren't likely to get there under her insane request time.

Also a problem came up about my service dog. We mentioned in our reservation (as we do with all hotels) that I have a service dog. The girl told us to leave her somewhere else. What the? Do they tell all people who need a wheelchair to leave it home? Rude much?

So not only would I have to abandon my dog on the side of the road, and probably have a medical issue come up thanks to he stress, we'd also have to somehow cross an hour worth of distance in minutes.

We pulled over in a parking lot, and had the booking company take care of it. We wound up finding other accommodations for the night. Never even got to see what the place looked like, thanks to this fiasco, so nothing to report on that front.
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Date of stay: September 2015
1.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled with family
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BISHOP J wrote a review Apr 2024
1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Aside from the filth of which the arab owners call nothing ( rooms 14-22 dripping with black mold) the service is how shall i say prehistoric ill tell you communism has nothing on the arab narcassistic Saddam Hussain wanna b...Control freak to the highest power all in all i guess im lucky i wasnt injured nor incarcerated i guess thats lucky
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Date of stay: March 2024
1.0 of 5 bubblesValue
1.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
1.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
1.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
1.0 of 5 bubblesService
1.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled solo
Room Tip: Go somewhere else
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BISHOP J wrote a tip Apr 2024
1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
"Go somewhere else"
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keerasel wrote a tip Aug 2015
Canandaigua47 contributions30 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"Back rooms are further from the highway."
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Frequently Asked Questions about Wayfare Motel
Which popular attractions are close to Wayfare Motel?
Nearby attractions include Riverside Park (0.7 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Wayfare Motel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free parking, and a 24 hour front desk.
Is parking available at Wayfare Motel?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Wayfare Motel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Lucky Belly Food Co, Uptown Grill, and Golden Fish & Chips.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Wayfare Motel?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, French, and Hindi.
Are there any historical sites close to Wayfare Motel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting McCrae House (4.2 km), Goldie Mill Park And Ruins (2.5 km), and JayWalking Guelph (5.0 km).
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