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Reviewed 5 days ago NEWvia mobile

I haven't seen worst place than this. I understand it's under construction, but that doesn't explain the spider webs in the room and dirty carpets and unbelievably stained chairs in the lobby and the rooms. It could be a great hotel after the renovation, but for now, it should be closed down until then.

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Kincardine, Canada
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stayed for two nights as part of a group. Yes, it is under renovations and was a bit difficult to find the front desk. I found the rooms to be very dated but not dirty. Location is right beside the 401 but I did not hear any of the 401 noise in the room. Staff were fantastic to deal with....

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Oshawa, Canada
Reviewed 30 January 2017

Had an overnight stay this past weekend. The hotel is undergoing a major renovation that will take 2 years to complete. In the meantime, the room was dated, but clean. It was noisy due to the highway and nearby rail line. Staff was friendly, but the complimentary breakfast was average at best.

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Mitchell, Canada
Reviewed 13 January 2017

We booked this room for a ringette tournament Jan .2017. I was very disappointed that this was on the list of " chosen" hotels for the tournament. We too, like another guest drove by twice before we realized it was the hotel. Under renovation was an understatement. One of our party could not stay in a room due tbe overwhelming...

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Reviewed 17 December 2016 via mobile

We stayed at this hotel Dec 16-17 and while yes it is under full renovation, our stay was quiet and comfortable. Our rooms were exceptionally clean, breakfast was tasty and the food hot even though we came down late and it was a lovely bonus to have their maintenance person shovel a path to our vehicles. Don't let the construction...

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Kayo_Mehta, General Manager at Durham Hotel & Conference Centre, responded to this review

Good morning Peg, Thank you for taking the time to write a review regarding your stay with us. We appreciate positive feedback as we undergo major renovations. We strive to keep the hotel cleanliness and customer service at a high level. I am happy to hear that our maintenance person went the extra step to make sure your path was...

Romulus, Michigan
Reviewed 16 December 2016 via mobile

We booked in as a hockey team. The hotel shows fully booked because the top five floors are under construction. Only the bottom two floors are operational. It's filthy. We entered the lobby and were met by a female with obvious drug issues and her dog.We followed her down the hallway to her room which consisted of two other like-minded...

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Kayo_Mehta, General Manager at Durham Hotel & Conference Centre, responded to this review

Good morning Deb, Thank you once again for your comments and feedback from your stay with us. We apologize that your experience with us fell below your expectations. Although we are undergoing a major renovation, we strive on customer service and cleanliness. We will use your comments to better improve our services. All charging matters have been cleared and should...

Toronto
Reviewed 4 December 2016 via mobile

Warning! The photos on the website are misleading! This hotel is disgusting! We drove by it a couple times before we realized it was our hotel. It's under FULL construction, not just 'renovations'. This hotel is so run down and dirty. Upon check in, the hotel reception area was makeshift due to the construction. The room! Ugh! The bedding was...

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Kayo_Mehta, General Manager at Durham Hotel & Conference Centre, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for your review. We are sorry that your stay with us was not as you had expected. We appreciate all feedback during this time of our renovations, and thank you for being understanding. We try to be as unobtrusive as possible so as not to interfere with the guests' stay. We look forward to welcoming you...

Komoka, Canada
Reviewed 4 December 2016 via mobile

Yes, this hotel is undergoing a renovation. Apparently, this renovation has been lengthy as one of the members of our group said it looked in the same condition it did two years ago. You think they would make up for this with some extras. Don't count on it. I tried to call the front desk from our room phone. The...

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Kayo_Mehta, General Manager at Durham Hotel & Conference Centre, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for your review. We are sorry that your stay with us was not as you had expected. We appreciate all feedback during this time of our renovations, and thank you for being understanding. We try to be as unobtrusive as possible so as not to interfere with the guests' stay. We look forward to welcoming you...

Brechin
Reviewed 30 November 2016

stayed here while having to be at hospital next day for surgery room was excellent bed comfy left at 5:45 am so did not get to try complementary breakfast as it started at 6 am booked directly with hotel looked online and was cheaper on line with booking.com should have looked there first cost 35.00 more with hotel will know...

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Kayo_Mehta, General Manager at Durham Hotel & Conference Centre, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for your review. We are sorry that your stay with us was not as you had expected. We appreciate all feedback during this time of our renovations, and thank you for being understanding. We try to be as unobtrusive as possible so as not to interfere with the guests' stay. Some third party bookings you may...

Ottawa, Canada
Reviewed 21 November 2016

Drove in and out of the parking lot 3 times, was not convinced from the pictures or the star rating that i was at the right place. This place was under renovation, un organized renovation. This job was a total mess. The place should be shutdown until renos are complete. It reminded me of an old abandoned hotel I assumed...

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Kayo_Mehta, General Manager at Durham Hotel & Conference Centre, responded to this review

Dear guest, Thank you for your review. We are sorry that your stay with us was not as you had expected. We appreciate all feedback during this time of our renovations, and thank you for being understanding. We try to be as unobtrusive as possible so as not to interfere with the guests' stay. We look forward to welcoming you...

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Amenities

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  • Pool
  • Room Service
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Free Parking
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  • Wheelchair Access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Room Service
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Free Parking
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Conference Facilities
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Laundry Service
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Babysitting

Additional Information about Durham Hotel & Conference Centre

Address: 1011 Bloor St E, Oshawa, Ontario L1H 7K6, Canada (Formerly Quality Hotel & Conference Centre, Oshawa)
Region: Canada > Ontario > Oshawa
Price Range: $109 - $191 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Durham Hotel & Conference Centre 3*
Number of rooms: 98
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Also Known As:
Quality Hotel And Conference Centre
Holiday Inn Oshawa
Oshawa Holiday Inn
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“Wait until renovations done”
 of 5 bubbles sporttraveller2017, 12 Jan 2017 | Read review
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 of 5 bubbles HappyTraveller663, 19 Sep 2016 | Read review
“The rooms facing the 401 were quite loud. We had an inside courtyard view and it was very quiet.”
 of 5 bubbles JoDie711, 22 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Don't mind the renovations u should not be inconvinced & you WILL be treated wonderfully”
 of 5 bubbles darahdebvorahc, 8 Aug 2016 | Read review
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