The Best Western Plus, Guildwood Inn, was chosen by our team manager for a Baseball tournament in Sarnia and environs. The property was clean, competent, and mostly average but with a few notable item... more
The Best Western Plus, Guildwood Inn, was chosen by our team manager for a Baseball tournament in Sarnia and environs. The property was clean, competent, and mostly average but with a few notable items.
The room is about average size for a budget properties, the Queen size beds are indeed Queen size (and not over-hyped Full size beds as some cheaper hotels employ). Some of the budget aspects include just a single night stand between the two beds and only two bedside lamps, these latter over the night stand. There is one armchair in the room that I pressed into service as my makeshift night stand.
One unexpected nicety were the two packs of Oreo cookies left for us on the night stand. Also, the digital clock featured a couple of USB charging ports and a couple of electrical outlets. The desk in the room, a small table really, features a task lamp and also offers a couple of electrical outlets. It's always nice not to have to crawl under a table to find an outlet. The desk is paired with a proper workstation chair, with casters and adjustable seat height and seat back.
For the bathroom, the noteworthy items are the two complimentary bottles of water, thank you, and the in shower - soap, shampoo, and conditioner via a mounted dispenser. This latter is not uncommon but can be a surprise to those that prefer bar soaps and shampoos and conditioner in bottles.
For HVAC, the unit has the typical (older style) under window unit that also houses the controls and thermostat. The instructions added by the hotel are to set the thermostat into the 50s when using air conditioning and we found that a setting of 58F was about right for us. It required a bit of faith to actually put in the recommended setting, especially as earlier in the year, we had a room where the room temperature was in the low 50s and we had to turn on the heat (in June). The unit was not excessively noisy nor particularly quiet for the type.
The location it very near to Highway 402, and is access from the last exit before crossing the border. It was a pleasant enough stay and we would not object to staying here again. less