Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Kingstonite Great place to feel like home....
I travel all around the 401 corridor and it is always very comforting to come to Bowmanville Holiday Inn Express. It is one of the newer hotels in the corridor and the staff always go out of their way to make you feel at home when you stay.
I always look forward to my stays here. You should too.
April 16, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by OnTheRoadAgain25 Two issues, but otherwise a good choice
A comfortable, clean, convenient Holiday Inn Express, with pleasant front desk staff. The breakfast was good although the bread products (particularly the bagels) were stale.
Biggest problem however was a flaky, slow Internet connection which effectively prevented me from working in the hotel room, as the slowness of the connection and the frequent crashes prevented my VPN from working.
I tried both the wireless and used a Cat5 cable, with no success, and in conversation with other guests found that they also had issues, so it wasn't just me or my computer.
If they managed to get a consistent, stable high-speed internet, I would recommend this hotel, but not otherwise.
Thanks for the opportunity for feedback!
April 5, 2013
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by StephennD Unusuall Gaff
Normally this Hotel gets 4 or 5 stars. This time the sheets on one of the beds had a variety of fresh stains. I had to stay a lot of nights to earn enough Platnum Points for this stay. I told a few people at the front desk. Have not heard back about any rebate or other. This was not fun to discover.The people are usually Great
March 22, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by CraigPS Overall a Great Hotel
I just came back from staying 4 nights at this Holiday Inn Express. Overall it was a great hotel experience. The hotel and my room were very clean. The hotel was quiet for my whole stay. The staff were very pleasant to deal with. I did not use the pool or the gym, but I did take a peak, and they also seemed clean and in good working order. The breakfast area was very visually appealing and well laid out. The food was good, and the serving area was clean and tidy. The only small problem I had was with the WiFi (as noted in others reviews of this hotel). It was very slow in my room, and in speaking to others, they advised that their WiFi was slow as well. Nevertheless, next time I am in the area, I will be staying at this hotel for sure.
March 14, 2013
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by shill Great Hotel and amenities
Checked in for my son's birthday and loved the hotel. Had six people total for the night in a great suite. Experience broke down when another guest decided to take offence to the boys swimming in the pool with them, staying on the same floor with them etc. She was screaming, cursing and using threatening gestures. Staff at the hotel the first evening were totally unreasonable and took her side as she screamed loudest. These boys were nothing but respectful. This guest decided to continue her rant in the morning during breakfast in front of other guests. The staff working the morning shift saw how out of control this guest was and felt so bad for us that he opened the pool 15 minutes early so the boys could have a positve experience in the pool. Staff need to have sensitivity training and conflict management training. My son's birthday was almost ruined.
January 31, 2013
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by steve100000 Bring your own bath mat and internet service.
Bath tub was slippery and you will fall if you don't have a bath mat.
Internet is sooooo slow. If you are here on business and need the internet, try somewhere else.
January 23, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by tommac50 Great Location - Comfortable Room
2 minutes from the 401, yet quiet and comfortable. Next time I'll stay on a lower floor (the elevator is a little slow), but the staff and the room were excellent!
January 23, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by maritimer overall rating
We were very pleased with this hotel. It was quiet, very clean and staff were great. We saw the hotel & sign from the road but location was a bit convoluted to get to but in a decent area. Otherwise we were pleased. The room was a very good size, TV worked well and bed was very comfy. Bathroom was clean and appropiate size. Complimentary breakfast was fresh and had hot and cold with many items to choose from. Best complimentary breakfast we have seen.
December 6, 2012