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Large rooms with views of Lake Nipissing, about a 15-minute drive from North Bay

Pros
  • Free Wi-Fi, free parking
  • Guests liked this hotel's location and the views of the water
  • Clean, large rooms, according to guests
  • Guests perceived good value at this hotel
Cons
  • Aging decor and need for maintenance, according to guests
Freebies
Free Wi-Fi
Free Parking
Editor's Analysis
Updated Feb 25, 2013
Overview
This all-suite hotel, located near the shores of Lake Nipissing, about a 15-minute drive outside of North Bay is well-suited for travellers who seek accommodations removed from the city centre and who have access to a vehicle to facilitate getting around.

In each of the 20 rooms at this hotel guests can expect free Wi-Fi, a fireplace, a mini-fridge, a microwave, a toaster, a hair dryer and an iron and ironing board. Standard suites are furnished with a queen bed. More spacious suites are available with separate a bedroom(s), additional bathrooms, front and back entrance, jetted tub and lakefront view. Pets are allowed for $30 per stay.

Guests can dine on site at the Lookout Restaurant, serving breakfast and lunch daily. Dinner is served on Friday and Saturday only. On-site amenities include free parking and the Lookout Terrace Golf Course (18 hole, par 3 course).

There is more golfing within a 10-minute drive at the Pinewood Park Country Club. Mall shopping is nearby at the Northgate Shopping Centre (just under a 15-minute drive away). North Bay Memorial Gardens Sports Arena is a 15-minute drive away. (All distances and travel time estimates: Google Maps)

Confirmed with a front desk agent: Wi-Fi, pet policy (call date: February 22, 2013).
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The Good
Generally, based on the reviews used for this analysis, guests had a good experience staying at this hotel. They really liked the hotel's location and with the cleanliness of the rooms.

Guests were impressed with this hotel's location and particularly liked its setting near the waterfront and the views that it afforded. Guests described the hotel as scenic and serene. They felt it was still within a reasonable driving distance to downtown North Bay (just over a 15-minute drive). Guests said it was close to Highway 11 (less than a 5-minute drive) and was easy to locate.

Reviewers appreciated the level of detail with which the rooms were cleaned. Guests said rooms were spacious and well-stocked with amenities.

There were a number of comments from guests who appreciated this hotel's price point. Guests indicated that they felt that they had received good value for the room rate. Words like good price and great value were reflective of guest sentiment.

Staff were friendly and attentive, according to guests.
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The Bad
While the bulk of reviews used for this analysis were full of praise, there were some common guest complaints, mostly about the hotel's aging appearance.

This hotel was showing its age and was in need of maintenance. Although a number of guests said that rooms were clean, there was a suggestion that more needed to be done in common areas. Guests commented on cobwebs and leaves in the hallways and said that the exterior and the hotel grounds needed attention.

Guests also said that decor generally was tired and that the hotel could use some refurbishing. Couches and old TVs were mentioned specifically.

A number of guests complained about uncomfortable beds. Mattresses were said to be aging and lumpy.
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Show Sources
Sources
TripAdvisor.com guest reviewers rated this hotel 3.5 out of 5 based on 47 reviews.

Booking.com guest reviewers rated this hotel 8 out of 10 based on 10 reviews.

Expedia.ca guest reviewers rated this hotel 4 out of 5 based on 5 reviews.

The author called the hotel on February 22, 2013 to verify some information.
Editor's Analysis by Heather W.
Analyzed by Heather W.
Driven by the sense that every person, place or thing has a story to tell and a skill for being in the wrong place at the right time, Heather is a well-traveled writer.
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