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Arowhon Pines

9.0 | Excellent
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In Algonquin Park, great restaurant and staff, clean rooms, no Internet or TV

Pros
  • Free parking
  • Numerous guests praised the quality and service of the hotel's restaurant
  • The hotel was found to be peaceful and beautiful
  • Several lodgers complimented the hotel's attentive and friendly staff
  • The hotel's rooms were found to be updated and clean by several reviewers
Cons
  • A few guests found the room rates and restaurant prices to be expensive
  • A few lodgers complained about the lack of in-room amenities and shared lounge areas in their cabins
Freebies
Free Parking
Editor's Analysis
Updated Mar 21, 2014
Overview
Located in Algonquin Park and about a 23-minute drive from Highway 60, Arowhon Pines is suitable for car travellers who prefer a scenic hotel with meeting/banquet space and on-site dining in Algonquin Park.

Each of this smoke-free hotel's guest rooms (located in multiple-room cabins) comes equipped with a terrace or balcony, a seating area, a common lounge area with a wood-burning fireplace and a private bathroom with a hair dryer and free toiletries. Suites with a separate bedroom and a desk are also available, as are private cabins.

Please note there is no cell phone service or Internet access at this hotel.

Hotel amenities include a free vehicle day pass to Algonquin Park, a sauna, two tennis courts, meeting/banquet space, a games room, shuffleboard, badminton, canoes, kayaks, free parking and an on-site dining room that serves breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Pets are not permitted. The hotel is wheelchair accessible.

Huntsville's city centre is about a 1-hour and 12-minute drive from the hotel, while Algonquin Park Entrance #6 is a 25-minute drive away. Muskoka Airport (YQA) is 1-hour and 44 minutes away by car. (All distances and travel time estimates: Google Maps)

Verified with a front desk agent: No Wi-Fi, free parking, no pets, wheelchair accessible. (Call Date: March 12, 2014)
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The Good
The majority of the reviews sourced for this analysis were positive, with much praise going to the hotel's restaurant, location, staff and rooms.

The hotel's restaurant was praised by many lodgers, who described it as fabulous, with food that is plentiful, delicious and beautifully presented. The restaurant service staff were also praised. One patron noted, "Restaurant staff made us feel special and were always so accommodating at mealtimes. They also provided picnic lunches for our treks. Food was of the highest quality at all times but the staff made it all the more pleasurable in the amazing hexagonal restaurant by the lake".

Numerous reviewers enjoyed the hotel's location, describing it as peaceful, beautiful and serene, as well as close to hiking trails. One guest remarked, "The view is terrific out over the lake. Nice dock for swimming. Lounge chairs for relaxing. Canoes are available for a paddle on the lake; or take a lunch and go for an extended paddle that with a portage or two can take you into adjacent lakes. There are also hiking trails".

Several lodgers were pleased with the level of customer service they received during their stay. They found the staff to be attentive, helpful and friendly. 

The hotel's accommodations were enjoyed by several travellers. They described their rooms as updated, clean and comfortable, with great lake views. A few guests had complaints about their lodgings, however (see below).
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The Bad
While the majority of reviews consulted for this analysis were positive, there were a few complaints about the hotel's costs and the rooms.

A few guests complained about the cost of staying at the hotel. They found the room rates as well as the restaurant to be overpriced and expensive.

Although the majority of reviewers were pleased with their clean and updated rooms, a few guests had complaints. They reported small-sized rooms and complained about the lack of in-room amenities and the lack of privacy due to the multiple-room cabins having a shared lounge.
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Sources
TripAdvisor.com guest reviews ranked the hotel #1 of 1 Algonquin Park hotels with an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 from 79 reviews.

Booking.com guest reviews rated the hotel 8.9 out of 10 from 33 reviews.

The author called the hotel on March 12, 2014 to verify some information.
Editor's Analysis by Erin H.
Analyzed by Erin H.
Erin loves to travel, and considers it her personal mission to help fellow travellers get the inside scoop, both good and bad, on Canadian Hotels.
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Rated 9.0/10 based on 122 reviews

Ranked #1 out of 1 hotels in Algonquin Park

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Map Marker Arowhon Pines
Box 10001, Algonquin Park, ON