I'm really not sure what some of these negative reviews are referring too. My only grumble was having to walk from my car to the inside to access my room for the first time, after that I could access the car from the room like a motor inn style motel...and that complaint is one borne of personal laziness! I had cause to travel to Sudbury on business with a companion and this was the most economical of the legitimate choices on hotels.com. I was not disappointed.
This hotel is located out on the Kingsway past Berrydowne. Convenient to New Sudbury, 4km or so from downtown, and a good 15 mins from Health Sciences North.
The lobby of the hotel is beautiful showing signs of the former Ambassador in its glory in the 70s and the modern Ambassador today. Arriving at 10 pm I was pleased to find my reservation still in good standing. The front desk was pleasant and certainly helpful. Check in was prompt, and yes; the key for the room was indeed a key. Quaint sure, but why go to the expense of installing a card system when there is nothing wrong with the old? Security was present in the lobby which was appreciated given the attached nightclub (which on a Tuesday night was not open). A nice personal touch was being met in the hallway by the cute security guard who was bringing myself and my travel companion ice in a pitcher with glasses for our wine he saw us carry in....We'd asked him for directions to the ice machine on the way in and then I met him in the hallway on the way to the ice machine!!!!! Huge customer service win, should have gotten his number ;) !!!!!!!! In the morning while checking out I did see remnants of a continental breakfast, however I was well past 10am checking out. I also understand there is a beautiful indoor pool in the facility, though I did not go exploring.
The room was a typical hotel room; nothing special, nothing to be remarked of the size. The bed was however extraordinary! I booked a king suite on the ground floor and the bed was so incredibly comfortable! There was also a desk, lounge chair and closet hanging area. Linens were clean as were the coverings. The flat screen television had a decent selection of channels however we both had our IPads, so the free WiFi was put to good use!
Bathroom was small, but not unmanageably tiny. Standard stool, bathtub/shower combo and vanity. Included was your standard soaps, shampoos etc. The notable addition for ladies was a complimentary makeup removal wet sponge. Also in the bathroom was where you would find the complimentary coffee maker with all of the fixings...and even ceramic mugs for in house consumption! Words of advise; use the provide drummer mat for the floor...the ceramics are incredibly slippery stepping out of the shower! There was also a hairdryer.
In short I would most certainly recommend The Ambassador Hotel. If you are travelling to Sudbury for business or pleasure and don't mind driving to your destinations this is a place to consider! I far prefer to support a Mom and Pop joint vs a corporation as a small business owner myself. These people are working hard to make sure your stay is pleasurable.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Welcome to the Ambassador Hotel - Where warmth and friendliness begin at the Front Desk! Our convenient location situates you minutes from the Greater Sudbury Airport and places you in the midst of Northern Ontario's largest retail and uniquely diverse business district. Our boutique style property with clean and comfortable guest rooms feature a host of amenities to help make your stay most enjoyable. As our guest, enjoy complimentary wireless internet, 24-hour business centre, indoor pool, fitness studio, and complimentary continental breakfast. Laura Fratelli's, our on premise licensed restaurant, features great steaks and fresh pastas Monday through Saturday. Full Service Meeting and Conference facilities are available. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Ambassador Hotel Sudbury, Canada - Ontario