Located just off Highway 18A and about a 4-minute drive from Bracebridge's city centre, the Sleep Inn Bracebridge is geared towards road travellers who require a centrally located hotel with a free breakfast, free Wi-Fi and easy highway access.
Each of this hotel's air-conditioned guest rooms comes equipped with free Wi-Fi, cable TV, a coffeemaker, a mini-fridge, a desk and a hair dryer. Rooms with a sitting area and sofabed and a jetted tub area also available, as are smoking, non-smoking and wheelchair-accessible rooms.
The hotel also offers a sauna, fitness facilities, a business centre, vending machines, guest laundry, free parking, free coffee in the lobby and a free continental breakfast. Up to two pets per room are permitted for $10 per pet, per day.
Bell - Bracebridge Shopping Centre is roughly a 7-minute walk away, while Santa's Village can be found 8 minutes away by car. Muskoka Highlands Golf Links is about a 2-minute drive from the hotel and Muskoka Airport (YQA) is a 12-minute drive away. (All distances and travel time estimates: Google Maps)
Verified with a front desk agent: Free Wi-Fi, free parking, pets $10/pet/day, wheelchair accessible. (Call Date: March 19, 2014)
The majority of the reviews sourced for this analysis were positive, with compliments going to the hotel's location, rooms and staff.
Many lodgers found the hotel's location to be convenient. They described it as central and close to the highway, shopping, restaurants, downtown Bracebridge, Muskoka Falls, Gravenhurst, Tim Hortons and the Muskoka Brewery Tour.
The hotel's accommodations were enjoyed by numerous reviewers. They found their rooms to be clean, quiet, modern, updated and well equipped, with comfortable beds. A few patrons had complaints about their lodgings, however (see below).
Several travellers were pleased with the level of customer service they received during their stay. They characterized the staff as efficient, friendly, professional and helpful with recommendations and directions.
While the majority of reviews consulted for this analysis were positive, there were a few common complaints about the hotel's rooms and free breakfast.
Although several travellers were pleased with their clean and updated rooms, a few lodgers had complaints about their accommodations. They reported poor water pressure, spotty Wi-Fi, small-sized rooms and noise transfer from guests in adjacent rooms.
The hotel's free breakfast was a disappointment to a few reviewers. They described it as limited and minimal, with a lack of hot items.
Expedia.ca guest reviews rated the hotel 3.8 out of 5 with an 86% recommendation rate from 43 reviews.
TripAdvisor.com guest reviews ranked the hotel #4 of 12 Bracebridge hotels with an average rating of 3 out of 5 from 42 reviews.
Booking.com guest reviews rated the hotel 8.3 out of 10 from 10 reviews.
The author called the hotel on March 19, 2014 to verify some information.