Editor's Top 7 Picks

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Book from ~$203 CAD
Highly praised Blue Mountains resort near village and lifts with outdoor pool and hot tubs
Embarc Blue Mountain (formerly Club Intrawest at Blue Mountain) is the most popular accommodation in the area. This is a great area for a family vacation or couple's getaway at all times of the year. There is golfing, hiking and biking nearby in the warmer months and skiing on-site in the snowy months. 

Guests can enjoy an outdoor pool and year-round outdoor hot tubs, plus an exercise room on site. There is also a playground and games/arcade room for the kids and small theatre with nightly movies. Restaurants and shopping are a short walk to the village, about 5-minutes, or you can take the shuttle.

Beautiful vistas of the mountains and a cozy ambiance add greatly to the guest experience from the lobby, boat house and from the spacious suites and guest cottages. All rooms come with kitchenettes and a hot tub. Cottages have balconies and gas fireplaces. The hotel and rooms are clean and well maintained with modern furnishings, but there are no elevators to the second floor.

Freebies include Wi-Fi, parking, coffee in the lounge, planned activities and free movies at the theatre in the main building.
Pros
  • Free amenities: Wi-Fi, parking
  • Rooms were well appointed and comfortable said guests
  • Staff were friendly and informative said guests
  • Location was well liked and convenient to the village, golf club and ski hills
  • Guests were often pleased with the family-friendly atmosphere and amenities
Cons
  • No elevator to the second floor
  • Some guests could hear footsteps in the room above
  • Housekeeping was not provided daily but on a weekly basis, according to some guests
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Book from ~$89 CAD
Popular Collingwood hotel with indoor pool, hot tub, kitchenette and jacuzzi suites

Pros
  • Free amenities: Wi-Fi, breakfast, parking, local calls
  • Many guests enjoyed their clean, comfortable and quiet rooms
  • Guests appreciated the location for its proximity to 24-hr groceries, restaurants and the ski hills
  • Many guests liked the very friendly and helpful staff of this hotel
  • Numerous guests thought the hotel offered good value
  • Some guests praised the views of the ski hills from the hotel
Cons
  • A few guests complained about the free breakfast calling it sparse, with not enough selection
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Book from ~$80 CAD
Family-friendly, mini-fridge, microwave, indoor pool, hot tub, walk to shop & dine

Pros
  • Free Wi-Fi, free breakfast and free parking
  • Many guests found their rooms to be clean
  • The staff were frequently complimented for their exceptional service
  • Many reviewers found the location convenient for accessing shopping and restaurants
  • Several guests praised the food at the free breakfast
  • A few reviewers indicated that they were likely to return
  • Some guests said good value
  • The hotel offers kid’s suites which feature bunk beds and an Xbox gaming system for the kids and a queen bed for the parents
Cons
  • Pool was small, according to guests
  • A couple of guests said their curtains did not fully close
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Book from ~$168 CAD
Top quality service and meals, restaurant & lounge with outdoor patio overlooks the bay

Pros
  • Free Wi-Fi throughout, free parking and free breakfast
  • Guests said the staff were pleasant and helpful
  • Many guests described their rooms as clean, quiet and comfortable
  • Well-reviewed restaurant and breakfast by guests
  • Several guests appreciated the pleasant water views from their rooms
  • Good location, close to amenities, waterfront and trails, according to guests
  • On site: hot tub, steam room, sauna
  • All rooms come with a mini-fridge
Cons
  • A few guests thought the room prices were high
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Highly praised budget hotel in Owen Sound with comfy rooms, free breakfast and great staff

Pros
  • Free Wi-Fi, free parking, free continental breakfast
  • Many guests said the rooms were clean and quiet
  • Guests liked being within walking distance to shops and restaurants
  • Staff were friendly and accommodating, according to many guests
  • A few guests mentioned that their beds were comfortable
  • Many guests appreciated this hotel for the value it offered at a lower price point
  • Many guests seemed to appreciate the value added to their stay with the free breakfast
Cons
  • A couple of guests missed having a bathroom exhaust fan
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Book from ~$184 CAD
Newly renovated Barrie hotel off Hwy 400 with indoor pool, hot tub, restaurant, free parking

Pros
  • Free amenities: Wi-Fi, parking, all day coffee, local calls, bottled water, newspapers
  • Guests enjoyed the cleanliness and modern decor of the newly renovated rooms
  • Guests typically found the staff friendly and helpful
  • Guests enjoyed breakfast at the restaurant on site
  • The location was handy to freeway exits and restaurants and not far from downtown
Cons
  • Some guests did not feel well taken care of during the construction phase
  • No free breakfast a loss for returning guests
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Book from ~$109 CAD
Highly praised Barrie hotel with indoor pool, hot tub, well-appointed rooms & free breakfast

Pros
  • Free amenities: Wi-Fi, wired Internet, hot breakfast, parking, newspapers
  • Excellent staff, according to many guests
  • The salt water pool and hot tub were praised by many guests
  • Spacious, clean and comfortable rooms, said numerous guests
  • Several guests liked the location off the highway
  • Linens were luxurious, according to some guests
  • Wi-Fi was rated as very good by reviewers overall
  • Many guests thoroughly enjoyed the free breakfast buffet
Cons
  • A few guests missed having a restaurant and bar on site

4 Other Hotels Close to Blue Mountain Resort

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Book from ~$150 CAD
Year-round recreational facilities, multiple on-site hotels and restaurants
Location
This part of the resort consists of the Mosaic boutique suites and the Blue Mountain Inn, both located on site.
Money-saving
The resort offers various packages pairing accommodations and activities at the resort including spa, family and ski packages. A list of all available packages can be found on the resort's website.
Pros
  • Free parking at the ski slopes
  • Many guests praised the variety of amenities and restaurants in the village area
  • Many reviewers praised the food served at village restaurants
  • Many guests enjoyed the on-site recreational facilities
  • Many reviewers said that the ski trails were well maintained
  • The staff throughout the resort were praised, by several reviewers, for their friendly and helpful service
Cons
  • A couple of guests thought that the prices at the on-site restaurant were expensive
  • A couple of reviewers complained about long lift lines
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Book from ~$178 CAD
Next to the lifts, away from the main village, but some concerns with upkeep
Location
Mountain Springs Resort and Conference Centre is located within the Blue Mountain Resort and is closest to the P4 parking lot and the ski lifts.
Pros
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • The staff and customer service were complimented by many guests
  • Several reviewers were pleased with the hotel's location
Cons
  • Cleanliness was an issue for some lodgers at this hotel
  • Some guests had complaints about the condition of the amenities in their rooms
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Book from ~$262 CAD
Dog-friendly Blue Mountain village hotel with spa, year-round outdoor pool and hot tub
Location
This hotel is part of the Blue Mountain Resort and is located closest to Mill Pond. 
Pros
  • Dogs under 40 lbs stay free at hotel
  • Several guests had positive experiences with the hotel's staff
  • The on-site restaurant was praised many guests
  • Guests liked the location of the hotel right in the village and near the slopes
  • Guests enjoyed summer activities at the resort including summer tobagganing and golfing
Cons
  • Wi-Fi costs $9.95 per day or $17.95 for 3 days
  • Underground parking is $15 per night
  • Noise from children, dogs, and the village was reported by some lodgers
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Book from ~$91 CAD
Resort hotel near Collingwood on golf course with indoor & outdoor pools but mixed reviews
Location
This resort is an 8-minute drive from the Blue Mountain Resort and is located right off of Highway 26 and across the highway from Whidder Station Golf & Country Club.
Pros
  • Free Wi-Fi, free parking, free ski shuttle
  • Many reviewers found the hotel to be centrally-located, close to the Blue Mountains and Scandinave Spa
  • Several guests were pleased with their clean and spacious accommodations
  • The staff were a source of many compliments by logders
Cons
  • Some guests had complaints about noise transfer
  • A few guests were disappointed at the hotel's lack of an elevator
  • Many guests said the hotel needs to be refurbished
  • Some guests were disappointed with meals on site

Tips For Staying Near Blue Mountain Resort

Location
Blue Mountain Resort is located in Blue Mountains, Ontario and is a 15- minute drive west of Collingwood. The resort consists of both rented and owned lodging facilities, ski hills and a village that contains shops and restaurants.

The area surrounding the resort is primarily preserved green space and ponds and the shores of the Georgian Bay are a 5-minute drive away.
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Parking
There are three main parking lots at the resort and two overflow lots for when the main lots are at capacity. Parking is free in all of the general lots at the resort. A map of the resort detailing the locations of each parking lot can be found on the resort's website.
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Getting Around: Driving
The resort is located at a 4-minute drive off of Highway 26. The first five hotels listed below are located on site at the resort and are all accessible within a 3-minute drive of one another. 

The last two hotels will be best accessed by car or taxi, as there are no public transit options in the area. Both are less than a 15-minute drive from the resort.
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Getting Around: Free Shuttle
Blue Mountain Resort offers a complimentary shuttle for traveling around the resort. There are 13 shuttle stops located around the resort with the shuttle running every 15 to 20 minutes.

The route runs from 8 am to 10:30 pm seven days per week, 365 days per year. Shuttles outside of the designated times are available upon request. A full map showing the shuttle stops can be found on the resort's website.
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Dining
There are approximately 24 dining options located on the resort, including cafes and take-out like Starbucks and BeaverTails, as well as casual pub dining at Wild Wing and upscale dining at Oliver and Bonacini. A full list of dining options can be found on the resort's website.
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Entertainment
Aside from the ski hills at the resort, there are many other recreational activities offered that vary depending on the season. Winter activities include snowshoe hikes and a mountain coaster and summer activities include a climbing wall and putting course. A full list of activities along with their cost can be found on the resort's website.

The resort also hosts varying events throughout the year and an upcoming events calendar can be found on the resort's website.
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