Lotus Motel

Lotus Motel

823 William St, Cobourg, Ontario K9A 3A8 Canada

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2.5
#2 of 2 motels in Cobourg
3.6 of 5 bubbles
Location
2.9 of 5 bubbles
Cleanliness
2.9 of 5 bubbles
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3.2 of 5 bubbles
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Finding an ideal budget friendly motel in Cobourg does not have to be difficult. Welcome to Lotus Motel, a nice option for travellers like you.

For those interested in checking out popular landmarks while visiting Cobourg, Lotus Motel is located a short distance from St. Peter's Anglican Church (2.4 km) and Burnham Family Farm Market (2.6 km).

As your “home away from home,” the motel rooms offer air conditioning, a kitchenette, and a refrigerator, and getting online is easy, with free wifi available.

Guests have access to 24 hour front desk and baggage storage while staying at Lotus Motel. And, as an added convenience, there is free parking available to guests.

Cobourg has plenty of pubs. So when you’re here, be sure to check out popular spots like Arthur's Pub, The Mill Restaurant & Pub, and CJ's Tap and Grill, which are serving up some great dishes.

Looking to explore? Then look no further than Cobourg East Pierhead Lighthouse (1.6 km) and Dressler House (1.7 km), which are some popular Cobourg attractions – all conveniently located within walking distance of the motel.

Lotus Motel looks forward to welcoming you on your visit to Cobourg.

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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Hot bath
Vending machine
Golf course
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
Wifi
24-hour front desk
Room features
Air conditioning
Desk
Telephone
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Microwave
Refrigerator
Complimentary toiletries
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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2.0 of 5 stars
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elbojbb wrote a review Jul 2017
Elmira, New York
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Stayed here because all of the other hotels were at capacity.

This is a very tired hotel with many long-term residents who live primarily outside their rooms in folding chairs smoking and drinking.

The rooms are clean but not attractive. TVs are analog tube models and the cooling is via window A/C mounted in the wall. Linens are threadbare, and the mattresses likely years old.

I locked the deadlock, but had to use a screwdriver to open it from the inside.
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Date of stay: May 2017
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
3.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled solo
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milka g wrote a review Jan 2017
3.0 of 5 bubbles
The Lotus Motel is now under new management as of January 10, 2017. The new owners are very excited about their new investment and have goals to upgrade the rooms and improve the overall look. I have met the owner and he is professional and very customer orientated. The motel is located in a great area of town with fast food restaurants very close by and lots of parking.
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Date of stay: January 2017
3.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
3.0 of 5 bubblesService
3.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled solo
Room Tip: at present, rooms 110, and 111 are popular and 116 -120 are comfortable rooms.
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ian c wrote a review Sep 2013
Burnt River,ont
3.0 of 5 bubbles
I booked 4 rooms for a family reunion for Sept 14 2013.After reading some of the reviews I was somewhat sceptical but had no choice as this was the only place I could get 4 rooms.I was pleasantly surprised on checking in as the rooms,though small,were very clean with lots of towels.Had a comfortable nights sleep.Good location close to the 401,fast food outlets and shopping mall.Would definitely go back again.
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Date of stay: September 2013
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
3.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled with family
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Ken B wrote a review May 2024
London, Canada
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Travelling home to London & off the 400 series highways , we happened on "Lotus Motel''. More than fair accommodation prices, facilities, the rooms were clean and quite comfortable. Best Western the night before came in 2nd to this venue. Very personable owner.
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Date of stay: May 2024
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled with family
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darrylv wrote a review Dec 2007
southern ontario
1.0 of 5 bubbles
I booked two single rooms for one night in Cobourg Ontario on business - one for myself and one for my staffmember. I was initially lured by the low rates and pictures on their website -looked like a decent small town motel. My mistake - if it seems too good to be true it probably is. After less than one hour we bailed with no refund, the rooms were so bad I just wanted to get the hell out of there. I paid $150 for two single rooms for one night and then went to the Comfort Inn around the corner for about $280 got two excellent rooms with a great continental breakfast...
Here is what we found in the two rooms we had at the Lotus - dirty, dirty carpet, dirty and broken down washrooms, dirty and broken hvac with little or no heat, too small curtains on windows, burn holes in the blankets, broken light fixtures/missing bulbs, broken beer bottle outside of doors, broken shower, tiles missing on bathroom walls, etc. etc.
I could go on but I think you can get the picture - I have travelled extensively and this is the worst experience I have ever had. After 5 minutes at the place I asked the management for another room as there was no heat, needless to say it didn't happen and the attendant tried to get the dirty broken down heater working!
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Date of stay: December 2007
2.0 of 5 bubblesValue
1.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
3.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
1.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
2.0 of 5 bubblesCheck-in / front desk
1.0 of 5 bubblesService
1.0 of 5 bubblesBusiness service (e.g., internet access)
Trip type: Travelled on business
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Marilyn R wrote a review Oct 2014
Val-des-Monts, Canada
1.0 of 5 bubbles
This review concerns a rather unpleasant experience we had at the Lotus Motel in Cobourg (823 William Street, Cobourg, Ontario, K9A 3A8, (905) 372-2228) during September 14 through 15, 2014. I may preface this by saying that I travel a lot both in North America, Europe and other countries, and hence have experience of staying in hotels all over the world. Also, I'd stayed at the Lotus Motel several years ago and found it to be in the low-star range but otherwise entirely satisfactory. This is not what was confirmed by the present occasion.

Checking into the motel on September 14, I briefly chatted with the owner, who also runs another hotel in Trenton. In the course of this conversation, a fellow called Sam, who will figure significantly in the unpleasant occurrences we experienced the following day, joined us in the hotel lobby. A little later, I asked the owner who Sam was and was told that he both works at the hotel and at the same time, occupies sleeping quarters there. Apart from minor inconveniences like a badly functioning lock and altogether missing safety chain to our room, we quite happily spent the first night. I thereupon paid for a second night. That second day, we came back to the room late at night to find that nobody had made the bed, cleaned up, or even emptied the wastepaper basket.

I thereupon made inquiries at the front desk and was given to understand by a Sikh gentleman (like the owner) who'd described himself as a "sleeping partner" in the hotel management that this was obviously a mistake. But this story changed radically when Sam, who was called upon to do what he should have done all along, namely clean the room now at around 9:00 pm, joined us in the lobby. Sam told me in unmistakeable terms that I was in error to assume that the hotel had any obligation to clean the room and, since I insisted, became both foulmouthed and threatening. He even showed me a written list of hotel guests whose rooms had all been left unattended, explaining to me that the low price of, in our case, $90.40, did not warrant such service. When I continued to remonstrate, he finally, but under vociferous protest, repaired to our room to do what he himself had decreed was an unnecessary service.

Checking on his activities, I was informed by my wife, that he'd treated her to the same foulmouthed insults he'd previously dished out to me. I therefore decided to leave the hotel and after a threefold attempt, finally got the "sleeping partner" to reimburse my money for the second night. You'll understand that this unnecessary measure on our part brought with it considerable inconvenience, since we had to now look for another hotel and, finding most Cobourg establishments like the Western Motel fully occupied, finally ended up at the Comfort Inn in Belleville.

It is both my own and my wife's impression that the so-called "sleeping partner" acted in a highly dubious fashion, e.g., in never giving me a satisfactory answer as to my question of how a fellow like Sam could treat both me and my wife in the rather, call it, uncouth way he displayed on the occasion, and that right in front of him. Therefore it seems to us that there certainly exists a degree of collusion between Sam and the hotel management insofar as the latter tacitly has Sam act as "cleaning staff" and intimidating bouncer vis-a-vis hotel guests who might take issue with the fact that said "cleaning staff" does not clean at all. I might add that the price of $90.40, although certainly low, is still a lot higher than at the Cedarview Motel in Cobourg, where we stayed for the nights of Sept 16-17, and being both seniors and members of the CAA, paid a total of $73.45, and that for a room that was certainly more commodious, better renovated, and attended to by an impeccably polite staff, which sadly is the opposite of what we found at the Lotus Motel.
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Date of stay: September 2014Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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dalmania_11 wrote a review Feb 2013
Cornwall, Canada
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Change of owners since September 2012. No dogs allowed anymore. I stayed in a room with a kitchen. It was spacious and bright.
For someone wanting inexpensive with no frills but a good location to get to the 401 or Cobourg/ Port Hope/ Gores Landing, this matches.
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Date of stay: September 2012
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
3.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
3.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Neva M wrote a review Apr 2015
Trenton, Canada
4.0 of 5 bubbles
We were heading back home from a baseball game and couldn't make it so we found this motel which was very reasonable for a night's stay. The staff were very pleasant to us. The room was clean and the beds were very adequate. It was not the most modern but was very economical. We were satisfied with our night's stay.
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Date of stay: April 2015
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
3.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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paonpaon wrote a review Sep 2014
Lake Town, India
3.0 of 5 bubbles
This hotel is very conveniently located with all utilities within easy walking distance. Our son was going to a boarding school in Port Hope and we stayed there two nights. The hotel has terrible wifi. This is not good for family. My wife never stayed in a regular motel and she was quite scared of tge weired looking other guests.
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Date of stay: September 2014
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
2.0 of 5 bubblesService
1.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: If you have to stay at this hotel ask for a room with a good wifi. The wifi is terrible.
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Natasha M wrote a review Aug 2014
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Only available room for same day on a long weekend. For $75/night you can't expect much but a clean fresh room would be nice. Very tiny queen size bed, comfortable enough and clean sheets. Bring febreeze and/or candles as our room smelled like a wet dog. Wifi was intermittent, lots of cable channels on an old zenith tv. Shower walls was the only thing reno'd in the room, bathroom floor and carpets should be replaced. Comforter had a hole in it and drapes look like they are from 80's. Bring own towels and toiletries - you get 2 little towels and bar of soap even a child couldn't use.
Very close to cobourg beach (5 min) and right next door to McD's, Wendy's and Tim Hortons.
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Date of stay: August 2014
3.0 of 5 bubblesValue
2.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
3.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
3.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
2.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Terrie M wrote a tip Oct 2017
Ottawa, Canada19 contributions3 helpful votes
1.0 of 5 bubbles
"don't expect manners or to be treated equally"
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ranbs2000 wrote a tip Jun 2017
Oshawa, Canada2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Free parking, Hot tub, rooms are clean, new floor and Kitchen and friendly staff"
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milka g wrote a tip Jan 2017
1 contribution3 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
"at present, rooms 110, and 111 are popular and 116 -120 are comfortable rooms."
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Paul W wrote a tip Nov 2015
30 contributions18 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"There are kitchen options available."
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Paul A wrote a tip Oct 2015
1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
"Run away from this Motel as fast as you can"
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PRICE RANGE
C$143 - C$165 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
lotus hotel cobourg
LOCATION
CanadaOntarioCobourg
NUMBER OF ROOMS
24
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Frequently Asked Questions about Lotus Motel
Which popular attractions are close to Lotus Motel?
Nearby attractions include Cobourg Conservation Area (0.7 km), Rainbow Cinemas (0.8 km), and Northumberland Mall (0.7 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Lotus Motel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free parking, and a hot tub.
Which room amenities are available at Lotus Motel?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a refrigerator, and a desk.
Is parking available at Lotus Motel?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Lotus Motel?
Conveniently located restaurants include CJ's Tap and Grill, Arthur's Pub, and The Mill Restaurant & Pub.
Are pets allowed at Lotus Motel?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Are there any historical sites close to Lotus Motel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Dressler House (1.7 km).
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