We needed to extend our trip & chose to stay overnight in the Wasaga Beach area, rather than Collingwood. Knowing that prices ranged from $90 - $150 / night, this seemed like a good bet with a rare vacancy on a Friday night. We checked in, & quickly discovered why it's a budget overnight spot...
I'm 30yrs old, travel the province weekly & have spent nights at dozens of motels during the past few months. The lousy, stiff double mattresses at Kingsbridge Inn had me waking up with back aches & pains that I've never felt before. I couldn't decide if this was due to the stiff mattress, or plastic, hospital-issue pillows...
The A/C unit (probably from the '60s) didn't work well, but when it did, it kept us awake for hours with it's unacceptably loud operation volume. The cover fell off twice onto my laptop, revealing an air filter that had more dust than filter.
The water pressure (2nd floor unit) was terrible, but otherwise, the washroom was acceptable & really quite large, and really highlighted how small the bedroom actually was. The mismatched, poor quality, and non-sturdy furniture we left unused.
We wore slippers constantly to avoid stepping onto the soiled & stained carpeting (which hadn't been vacuumed despite 2 visits from "Room Service"). Complaining or calling for a return visit by housekeeping could have been possible, IF a phone had been provided. NO PHONE? In addition, the internet access was extremely slow & unreliable.
If not for close proximity (2 - 3 minutes by car) to the beach, this "Inn" would remain vacant during even the peak season. I've stayed in dozens of motels around the province for as little as $35 / night, & they were much cleaner, larger, well-appointed and better maintained than this Kingsbridge Inn. The hallway leading to the staircase looks like it's under construction & rugs were thrown on the floor to hide shoddy work.
The staff were very friendly, even allowing us to check out shortly past noon, but that doesn't come close to excusing all the other shortfalls in comfort, and convenience.
- Also Known As:
- Kingsbridge Hotel Wasaga Beach
- Kingsbridge Inn Wasaga Beach, Ontario