Friday, February 10, 2006

Holiday Inn Express - Saint John, New Brunswick

Hotel: Saint John Harbourside
Chain: Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites

Location:
400 Main Street & Chesley Drive, Saint John, NB, E2K 4N5
Stayed: 07-Jul-2006 to 09-Jul-2006 - Two Nights

Room Type: 2 Queen Beds Non-Smoking
Room Rate: $109 CDN
Room Amenities: Coffeemaker, Fridge, Microwave, TV, Iron & Ironing Board, Small Table & Chairs, Desk

Access: Highway/Major Road
Breakfast: Express Start Breakfast Bar included
Floors: Four+ (Tower style)
Internet: Wired
Nearby Amenities: Restaurants, Movies, Entertainment, Shopping, Downtown
Parking: Outdoor/Garage Free
Swimming Pool: Indoor Heated, Whirlpool, Change Rooms, Multi purpose weight training station, treadmill and stationary bikes
Other: Elevators Laundry

Good: This tower-style hotel is located just outside the downtown. It is minutes from the World Famous Reversing Falls, about 5 minutes from the ferry dock, about 10 minutes from Irving Nature Park and about a 10 to 15 minute walk from downtown via the Harbour Passage Trail, a waterfront trail. Good access to Highway 1 and major roads. Rooms are spacious. Our room had a view of the harbour, an excellent place to watch the tide fall and rise.

Bad: The lighting system in the indoor swimming pool needs to be upgraded - It was dim in the evening. The area around the hotel may not be ideal, but it is close to most major attractions.

Overall: An excellent value and a good location. Great amenities and an awesome breakfast bar.

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