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Chipican Motel
Ranked #15 of 16 Hotels in Sarnia
Reviewed 23 June 2010

For the price of $ 55.00 Cnd you could not go wrong. The price reflected the cleanliness and noise. It did not matter that the rooms were outdated but the amount of "dust bunnies" in the sleeping area and dirt in the bathroom could not be overlooked. I did not have a shower due to the bathtub and bathroom surroundings being filthy. The bed seemed comfortable and when I pulled the sheets back, there was yellow stains on the pillows and bedding. I decided to to sleep on top of the bedding instead of inside it.

The walls are thin and you could hear conversations beside and above you as if you were a participant. The level of noise is high not only because of the walls but the road noise as well.

I would recommend others to put up the extra $40.00 and stay somewhere CLEAN.

Also, the "free wi-fi" had poor signal quality.

  • Stayed: June 2010, travelled solo
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Reviewed 27 September 2008

We went for a family reunion and booked for a day but end up. staying two more days. Its a nice cozy budget friendly motel. We stayed in non smoking room which had two double beds with a microwave and a fridge and a desk , chair etc. Room and the bathroom inside was neat and clean and provided with all the necessities.
Motel staff was very friendly and understanding. We enjoyed hiking, and swimming during our stay as the park infront of the motel called canatara park has a beautiful beach.
We will definately come back and would recommend this motel to our friends.

  • Stayed: August 2008, travelled with family
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2  Thank TorontoShiningstar
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Reviewed 28 April 2008

Not consulting Trip Advisor before we booked this motel was our first mistake. Upon arriving, we were verbally harassed by another person staying at the motel, and should have left right then and there. Since Bayfest is the busiest time of the year, all the other hotels in the area were sold out. The person at the desk charged us more money then they quoted online, and we tried to refund the room, and they wouldn't let us.

Once we saw the condition of the rooms we understood why.... It was the most disgusting room I have ever BEEN in, nevermind slept in. The walls were 70s velvet red wallpaper, the capet was stained and had not been vaccumed in a very long time. The beds were disgusting, and my sheet actually had a knife shaped hole in it. Needless to say, I slept on top of the blankets and kept my shoes on at all times. The next day I wanted to take a shower, and was blown away by the moonsoon that the shower pressure created. I definitely didn't expect that first thing in the morning. The shower pressure was so high, I could barely even stand it. We asked the manager for more towels and we never got them... not that I expected to actually get them anyways.

The second night there was a thunderstorm, and our power continually shut on and off for about an hour, and we thought we were going to die. We felt like we were in a horror movie, and that someone was going to break into our room at any second. Not to mention the lock on our door wasn't secure at all.

The third day we met some of the other people who were also duped into staying at the Chipican, and made some friends through our shared hate for this hotel.

The whole experience was really quite comical because the Chipican's slogan on the front says "Comfortable, Affordable and Quality" which was quite ironic considering it wasn't any of those things.

  • Stayed: July 2006, travelled with friends
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10  Thank Heathereeka
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Reviewed 1 March 2008

I enjoyed staying at the Chipican Motel. The rooms are clean, service is excellent. Very decent rates. Management & staff are nice people & friendly, and friendliness goes a long way with customers.

  • Stayed: February 2008, travelled on business
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2  Thank MirandaOntario
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Reviewed 3 February 2007

Comparing to the rent we paid the motel room was decent and above our expectation. It was comfortable, clean and very quiet. Next door restaurant meal was very delicious. We were visiting some of our relatives during Christmas holidays and next time again it will be our place of stay for sure.

Stayed: December 2006
2  Thank Robsimrobson
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Additional Information about Chipican Motel

Address: 1144 Christina St N, Sarnia, Ontario N7V 3C3, Canada
Region: Canada > Ontario > Sarnia
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #15 of 16 Hotels in Sarnia
Price Range: ₹ 3,192 - ₹ 4,234 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Chipican Motel 2*
Number of rooms: 20
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Also Known As:
Chipican Hotel Sarnia
Chipican Motel Sarnia, Ontario

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