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Reviewed 9 October 2016

I try to stay at "mom and pop" places when I can. After all, it's usually just a place to sleep.
Maplewood is an old motel, which they have worked at to modernize, and they keep it clean and tidy.
The grounds have big shade trees, and it is on the 'main drag' close enough to restaurants and shopping that you can easily walk.
I was in room 10, which had a small kitchen area with sink, fridge, stove, counter, and all the cooking and eating utensils and tools you'd need, plus a microwave.
While small, there was a table for 2, a comfortable bed, with side tables, a big dresser, and arm chair, as well as a small clothes cupboard.
The large tv had plenty of cable channels.
The wifi was free, easy to access, and quick.
There was cross-ventilation with a screen door, and bathroom window, as well as an air-conditioner which I didn't need.
While sometimes it took a short time to arrive, there was plenty of HOT water.
The small bathroom had a sink, shower, and toilet, as well as a small shelf with toiletries for 2, as well as face cloths, hand towels and shower towels, and a shower mat.
Even though I didn't leave towels on the floor, they were replaced with clean ones, but the shower towels were thin, and smaller than I'm used to.
Parking is right outside your door, with the spaces clearly delineated with a 'walking area' marked off between each space.
There was a table and umbrella outside every second room, and Muskoka chairs outside each other.
The room was clearly marked no smoking.
The bed was comfortable, and overall it was a quiet place.
BUT
The bathroom shower stall in #10 had lots of mold along the three walls of the base. One side wall was loose, and that was the source of the problem, and where it was worst. It will only get even worse, and lead to some structural failure. For this reason alone, I would not stay here again.

If you want to get picky, I have never seen crown moulding installed flat along the wall, as opposed to obliquely against the wall and ceiling.
And while there was nothing wrong with the tv, I have never had to use 2 remotes, for doing different things - like one for channels, and the other for volume.
I could hear what the folks next door were talking about, but I presume there were hearing issues involved there, and I had to up the volume quite loud on the tv to cancel out their choices - probably to the detriment of the folks on the other side of me.
They were smokers, outside at the table, but that meant I had to close the screen door.

Room Tip: Due to the shower, I would not pick room 10, until it is fixed.
  • Stayed: September 2016, travelled solo
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2  Thank rockybeach10
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Reviewed 26 September 2016

Great place to lay your head for a couple of nights. Has everything you need for a beach visit! Rooms are clean. Owners are friendly. Close to restaurants, shopping and LCBO. Rooms are a bit dated but a decent value for the price. Love visiting Port Elgin and have stayed at this location a few times now.

Stayed: August 2016
1  Thank tshantzc603
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Reviewed 26 September 2016 via mobile

We stayed at the Maplewood Motel for 2 nights for adventuring in Port Elgin, Southampton and Kincardine. Beautiful area to explore. The stay was very comfortable and a very reasonable price. Very clean. Within walking to several restaurants. It was in a good location for day tripping. Tony was very friendly and attentive to us being comfortable. Would recommend and return. We are starting to explore these small Motels because of a better price when travelling. It is very obvious that Tony and Sue enjoy and take pride in running this Motel.
Jonathan and Nancy

Stayed: September 2016, travelled as a couple
1  Thank Jonathan S
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Reviewed 10 August 2016

It's not posh but very clean...within walking distance to many restaurants and shopping.
The main beach is close by as well as just being 8 kms from Southampton. Really nice swimming there but rocky. Lots of interesting shops nearby in Kincardine as well.

Room Tip: We like being able to stay on Goderich St. and watch the sun go down
  • Stayed: August 2016, travelled with friends
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1  Thank nancy1411
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Reviewed 17 July 2016

The motel can be easily accessed and found, with ample of free parking space and patio chair to rest outside. Booking policy is nice: only 24 hr notice for refund, unlike some other small town motels that may require couple of days notice.

Owners are friendly and offers better pricing if booked through them directly. I booked through booking.com at $80 but will try contacting them next time.

The room includes free WIFI, kitchen stove, microwave, vinyl sofa, fridge, flat screen TV, dining table and chairs, and A/C which sounds pretty loud, but the room was already pre-cooled by the staff so I left it off during the night and had a comfortable sleep.

The bathroom is clean and pleasant. However, the shower hot water took almost 10 minutes to come.

The motel is a good value stay in a safe clean neighbourhood, and I would recommend visiting this motel, comparing to other motel chains in Port Elgin. For the amount of amenities, I saved $50 on the queen bedroom.

  • Stayed: June 2016, travelled solo
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1  Thank ThYeung
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