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Best Northern Motel and Restaurant

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150 Hwy 17 south, Wawa, Ontario P0S 1K0 Canada
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#8 of 14 hotels in Wawa
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Finding an ideal family-friendly motel in Wawa does not have to be difficult. Welcome to Best Northern Motel and Restaurant, a nice option for travellers like you.

Free wifi is offered to guests, and rooms at Best Northern Motel and Restaurant offer a flat screen TV and a refrigerator.

Guests of Best Northern Motel and Restaurant are also welcome to enjoy a lounge, located on site. For travellers arriving by car, free parking is available.

When you’re ready to try some local flavor, be sure to check out Kinniwabi Pines Restaurant, which is known for serving up tasty schnitzel, which is popular with locals and out-of-towners alike.

During your visit, be sure to check out a popular like Wawa Goose Statue, which is a short distance from the motel.

Best Northern Motel and Restaurant looks forward to welcoming you on your visit to Wawa.

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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Bar / lounge
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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Susan D wrote a review Jul 2022
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We are really enjoying our stay. Very clean. Nice rooms and a great location. Nice outdoor sitting area. The management s very friendly and they can't do enough for us. We are staying 3 nights. Lots of outdoors activities to do in the area Susan
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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julia d wrote a review Apr 2022
Victoria, Canada10 contributions
I am writing this for my partner who stayed here on February 28, 2022, but I paid for the room in advance as I had had a good experience there other times ( 2019 and earlier). The following occurred for him and owners have not open to discussion nor compensation. These are from my partner's notes: No toilet paper, no heat and thermostat was non-functioning, so room was very cold. No staff on site, no other clients, completely empty parking lot, no restaurant, no front desk despite that the Expedia review says "only one room left." Does that mean there is only ever one room available? If so, why is this one room so unliveable? Freezing inside but no bath because tub stopper did not work. When unscrewed, a disgusting wad of hair was preventing closure. After phone calls for help, a young man arrived with a portable heater and rubber tub stopper. Thank you, but the room did not feel vetted for function or supplies. Also, impossible not to track in wet snow as the front door mat was barely large enough to catch a drip. Very sad because years ago this was a great place to stay. Whoever owns it now is not responsible nor communicative and seems to be misleading with advertising. Cost of $ 118 for the night was also the highest paid anywhere on the trip from Toronto to Vancouver Island. For example, The Days Inn in Medicine Hat cost $ 90 for a swimming pool, sauna, free breakfast and a lovely warm room with a bath. Disappointed to have to write this review. The owner was given three phonecalls and a text with all this information documented to provide opportunity to discuss. He evaded all conversation. His customer service person is a woman who seems to do her best but is difficult to understand due to language dialect. Not her fault but just another added challenge on top of many other cold and lonely challenges.
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Date of stay: February 2022
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jocelyn u wrote a review Jul 2021
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We booked in for one night as there was no where else in the area. First impression was good but quickly turned bad when we entered the room and were confronted with a terribly musty & moldy smell. We were booked into Room #9. We had the worst sleep of our vacation because the mattress had a terrible slope into the middle. It was impossible to sleep without rolling into the middle. The bathroom sink had a dish with dirty rags in it for cleaning your boots. The idea was good but they shouldn't be on the sink and they should have at least been clean rags. In the morning when we went to take a shower we were shocked to see the amount of mold on the walls and ceiling where the shower was. It was so disgusting we left without showering. There was no one available in the morning to talk with and relay our concerns. I would not recommend this hotel.
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Date of stay: July 2021
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Smac24 wrote a review Jun 2021
Cranbrook, Canada6 contributions
No air conditioning, not even a fan, only a small window to allow some air in. Room was grimy, walls very thin.......barely got any sleep. Will not stay here again. So sad that I relied on other reviews. Yes the owners are very polite but unfortunately that did not add to my comfort and perhaps no one had stayed there during a heat wave.
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Date of stay: June 2021
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Melanie E wrote a review Apr 2021
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We booked the cabin to allow us to eat meals in the room, during COVID for essential travel. The price we paid (186) was ridiculous for the musty smelling cabin we got. I was really happy I brought sanitizing wipes as the room was not clean. The bathroom sink had not been wiped out (globs of toothpaste), spilled coffee in the TINY kitchenette, microwave was dirty, all kitchen surfaces were sticky. The cutlery was sticky, some had food on them and there was no soap anywhere. We were travel weary, had food that was defrosted and needed to be eaten (required the tiny microwave) otherwise we would have left. The cabin was cozy and comfortable, decent linens and beds, but I had to clean every surface and everything before we used it. I complained to the front desk and was given dish soap and a 'sorry'. Not much is open early April in Wawa, I will never stay here again.
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Date of stay: April 2021
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Room Tip: Not cabin #2- musty smelling and not clean.
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Shannon G wrote a review Jan 2021
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My boyfriend and I stayed here on our way to a fly-in fishing trip. The owners were very accommodating with respect to our gear and food. The food at the restaurant was amazing. Was it a top notch room? No, but it was clean and had all the amenities we needed for our one night stay. Would definitely stay again and highly recommend.
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Date of stay: September 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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SGRG wrote a review Oct 2020
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Sadly the motel did not live up to some reviews. It is very dated, not very clean and beds are not comfortable. Restaurant also was very questionable although staff seemed quite nice. Was very disappointed in entire experience
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Date of stay: October 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Janet H wrote a review Oct 2020
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This was the last hotel room available in the area, so based on the trip advisor ratings we decided to chance it. Let's just say that we would never recommend this place to anyone. When we arrived, my friend went to check in and she was told in no uncertain terms that if we caused any damage we would be asked to pay for it. Not a great way to show customer service. We were directed to the last cottage. When we entered it was obvious that the unit had not been given a thorough cleaning in a while. However, since the beds and bathroom were clean and we didn't have much choice, we stayed. The "fully equipped" kitchen consisted of a few pieces of bent cutlery, two very beat up pots and plates etc for two. We pulled our kitchen supplies out of our car and used those as they were cleaner than the ones supplied. During the night we heard mice and when we woke up we discovered that they had been into everything. We spent about an hour disinfecting everything. Took a shower and then went to check out. When my friend mentioned the issues that we had had including the mice she was told " Oh yes, we are trying to get a handle on that, but we are new and aren't quite sure how to deal with it." No apology or anything.
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Date of stay: September 2020
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Room Tip: Don't stay here!
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Tinni13 wrote a review Oct 2020
Toronto, Canada128 contributions16 helpful votes
As soon as we reach there, the guy at the reception started telling us that he has given us a disount, when we just booked the rooms over website. We were paying the same price stated at the website, but were told we got a discount. Anyways, we took a cottage which was very old with basic decor and faul smell. The bed covers were worn out and was dusty. Due to the covid situation, we were really worried about the cleanliness, so notified the reception and asked them to take away the bed cover. A lady came and charged us where is the dust and why did we send the bed cover back! She claimed that she cleaned it herself and then started a very long argument with us! Another guy who took the bed covers back, came and told us that if we didn't like it we could leave. Very weird overall! The water was not properly flowing in the shower and the hair drier was broken too! There were heaters but they didn't tell us, instead they insisted us to take blankets. Fortunately we found the heaters for the next night, so could sleep a little. We heard that the management changed, these new owners bought this place. So all the good reviews are probably the old management and service. Really disappointed.
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Date of stay: September 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
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kim j wrote a review Oct 2020
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Cabin #2 is extremely dated with a dirty futon, old and unwashed comforters, the sink and fridge are dirty, the electric fireplace does not work and the price is extremely high for what you get. I will never stay here again and I would not recommend this motel to anyone.
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Date of stay: October 2020
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PRICE RANGE
$108 - $117 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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LOCATION
CanadaOntarioNortheastern OntarioWawa
NUMBER OF ROOMS
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Frequently Asked Questions about Best Northern Motel and Restaurant
Which popular attractions are close to Best Northern Motel and Restaurant?
Nearby attractions include Scenic High Falls (3.6 km), Wawa Goose Statue (6.3 km), and Young's General Store (6.5 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Best Northern Motel and Restaurant?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
Which room amenities are available at Best Northern Motel and Restaurant?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Best Northern Motel and Restaurant?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Best Northern Motel and Restaurant?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Best Northern Motel and Restaurant?
Conveniently located restaurants include Kinniwabi Pines Restaurant, Best Northern Motel and Restaurant, and The Viking Restaurant.
Are pets allowed at Best Northern Motel and Restaurant?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Does Best Northern Motel and Restaurant offer any business services?
Yes, guests have access to meeting rooms and a banquet room during their stay.
Is Best Northern Motel and Restaurant accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.