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Close to area attractions with great staff, but only basic room amenities provided

Pros
  • Free Wi-Fi, free parking
  • Most reviewers were pleased with the staff and level of customer service they received
  • Several guests praised the hotel's location
  • The hotel was considered to be of good value by many lodgers
Cons
  • Some guests found the rooms to be lacking in amenities
  • The hotel was found not to be within walking distance of restaurants and shops by a couple guests
Freebies
Free Wi-Fi
Free Parking
Editor's Analysis
Updated Nov 30, 2012
Overview
Located on Highway 26 and roughly 20 minutes from Collingwood's city centre, the Relax Inn Collingwood is well-suited to car travellers who require an economical hotel with kitchenettes, along the highway in Georgian Bay's Collingwood area.

This non-smoking hotel has 16 air-conditioned guest rooms and suites, each offering one queen or two double beds, free Wi-Fi, cable TV, a mini-fridge, and a microwave. Coffeemakers, hair dryers, and iron and ironing boards are available upon request. Parking is free, and pets are permitted for $10 per pet per night. This hotel is wheelchair accessible.

Nearby dining options include Sirena Restaurant and Indian Delight Restaurant (both roughly an 8-minute walk southeast of the hotel), and Cranberry Cafe, which can be found 7 minutes southeast by car.

The Relax Inn Collingwood is roughly a 20-minute drive from the Blue Mountain Ski Resort and the Scenic Caves. Wasaga Beach is about 20 minutes east by car along the Georgian Bay coast and Pearson International Airport (YYZ) is roughly a 1 hour and 45-minute drive south of the hotel. (All distances and travel time estimates: Google Maps)

Verified with a front desk agent on November 27, 2012: Free Wi-Fi, free parking, and pets are permitted for $10 per night per pet.
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The Good
The majority of reviews consulted for this analysis were positive with much praise going to the hotel's staff, location, and value.

Most reviewers praised the hotel's staff. They characterized them as professional, efficient and respectful, and it was mentioned that "check-out was fast and painless". Guests also reported being offered directions about the local area and attractions.

The hotel's location was a source of compliments by many guests. It was described as being a close drive to the Blue Mountains, Wasaga Beach, downtown Collingwood and Scandinave Spa. Those lodgers who required groceries were pleased to find the hotel near Sobeys and Walmart.

The Relax Inn Collingwood was considered to be of good value by several lodgers. While they described the hotel as a "no frills" option, they also found the rates to be very reasonable. One guest remarked, "If you're looking for economical  accommodation it's a good choice".
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The Bad
While most of the reviews consulted for this analysis were positive, there were a few common complaints among them, which included lack of amenities in the rooms and the lack of resources within walking distance.

While most reviewers were pleased with their rooms, (describing them as clean, spacious and quiet), some guests felt the rooms were lacking in amenities. They reported no pots or cutlery included, no bathtub (only a shower), no coffeemakers, and no hairdryers. It should be noted however, that coffeemakers and hairdryers are available upon request.

While guests travelling to nearby points of interest by car were happy with the location, a couple of other guests were disappointed there weren't restaurants or shops within walking distance. One reviewer described the hotel as being located "in the middle of nowhere".
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Sources
TripAdvisor.com guest reviews ranked the hotel #6 out of 8 Collingwood inns from 19 reviews.

Hotels.com guest reviews rated the hotel 4 out of 5 from 23 reviews.

Expedia.ca guest reviews rated the hotel 3.2 out of 5 with an 83% recommendation rate from 6 reviews.

Verified with a front desk agent on November 27, 2012: Free Wi-Fi, free parking, and pets are permitted for $10 per night per pet.
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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Location
  • Collingwood Airport (4.0 km)
  • Snow Valley Ski Resort (29.6 km)
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Map Marker Relax Inn Collingwood
9448 Highway 26 East, Collingwood, ON