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Favoured by guests for amazing staff, extra clean facilities and varied hot breakfast

Pros
  • Free Wi-Fi, free hot breakfast, free parking, free local calls (under 30 minutes)
  • Staff was friendly and helpful, according to guests
  • Many guests enjoyed the variety offered at breakfast
  • The rooms were clean and comfortable, said many guests
  • Several guests thought the hotel offered good value
  • Many guests liked the location off the highway, and also close to downtown Huntsville
Cons
  • Some guests thought the hotel was too far from downtown
  • The hotel was a bit expensive, according to a few guests
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Editor's Analysis
Updated Jul 9, 2014
Overview
Just off Highway 11, this hotel is popular with those looking to explore Huntsville and its surrounding area, as well as those travellers just passing through the area needing a place to stay for a night near the highway.

This 100% smoke-free hotel has 63 standard guest rooms, 2 wheelchair accessible rooms, and 10 suites. The standard guest rooms include a coffeemaker, a mini-fridge, a hairdryer, an iron and ironing board, a desk/work area, a 25" TV, and in-room climate control. All suites include a mini-fridge and a microwave. Some suites include a sofabed, a fireplace, and/or a whirlpool bath tub. Suites are available with one king bed or two queen beds. High-speed WiFi access is complimentary.

The hotel has an indoor swimming pool, hot tub and fitness centre. Complimentary breakfast is served daily, and outdoor self-parking is free. There is a business centre for guest use with internet access and a printer. There is a free daily newspaper upon availability, and the hotel can arrange babysitting services for an extra fee. Meeting and event space is available upon request. There is no restaurant on-site, but there is a Dairy Queen next to the hotel and an East Side Mario's restaurant across the street. There are plenty of dining options in downtown Huntsville as well (5- to 10-minute drive).

Enjoy local activities such as snorkeling at Avery and Hutcheson Beaches, hiking various nature trails, golfing, mountain biking, and winter tubing and ice skating.

Within a 10-minute drive, there is Hidden Valley Ski Club, Muskoka Pioneer Village, downtown Huntsville, Algonquin Theatre, Huntsville Place Mall, and Lindgren Pottery shop.  Arrowhead Provincial Park is a 10- to 15-minute drive away.
Echo Valley Observatory and Muskoka Gardens are a 15- to 20-minute drive. Santa's Village is a 40-minute drive from the hotel. (All distances and travel time estimates: Google Maps)

Verified with a front desk agent on October 3, 2012: the entire hotel is non-smoking, the hotel has 63 rooms including suites, complimentary Wi-Fi, but no wired internet services, complimentary breakfast, all rooms have a fridge.
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The Good
The reviews used in this analysis were primarily positive. The most frequent positive comments were that staff were friendly and helpful, the complimentary breakfast had a lot of variety, the rooms were clean and comfortable, the hotel provided good value for money, and the location was good for highway and downtown access.

Many guests said the staff were very friendly and helpful. They were great at giving advice for activities and recommending places to eat.

The complimentary breakfast was more than adequate, according to many guests. They were impressed with the large selection of food available.

The rooms were comfortable and very clean, according to many guest reviews. Some guests said the hotel still looks and feels very new, clean and fresh.

Several guests thought the price was good for what they received. One guest said, "The price was more reasonable than the other hotels in the area."

Some guests liked the location of the hotel and said it had great highway access and was close to downtown (5- to 10-minute drive).
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The Bad
The majority of reviews used for this analysis were positive, but there were a couple of negative comments that surfaced. Some reviewers thought the hotel was too far from downtown and that it was a bit expensive.

Some reviewers thought the location of the hotel was too far from downtown Huntsville (a 5- to 10-minute drive). They wanted to be closer to the main restaurants, shops and activities.

While many guests thought the hotel provided great value for their money, a few guests said that hotel was a bit too expensive. However, one guest who thought it was expensive also said "it is prime time in a tourist area and thus the price was indicative of supply and demand."
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TripAdvisor.com guest reviews ranked this hotel #3 out of 17 hotels in Huntsville, and rated it 4 out of 5, based on 59 reviews.

Booking.com guest reviews rated this hotel 8.6 out of 10, based on 25 reviews.

Hotels.com guest reviews rated this hotel 4.5 out of 5, based on 22 reviews.

Expedia.com guest reviews rated this hotel 4.8 out of 5 with a recommendation rate of 100%, based on 11 reviews.


Verified with a front desk agent on October 3, 2012: the entire hotel is non-smoking, the hotel has 63 rooms including suites, complimentary Wi-Fi, but no wired internet services, complimentary breakfast, all rooms have a fridge.

Editor's Analysis by Candice F.
Analyzed by Candice F.
Having travelled to 25 countries on 5 continents, Candice understands what a traveller is looking for when booking a hotel. She currently lives in Chiang Mai, Thailand, but originally hails from Toronto, Ontario.
Guest Reviews
8.9
Very Good

Rated 8.9/10 based on 283 reviews

Ranked #2 out of 16 hotels in Huntsville


8 out of 10 | Alan stayed July 28, 2013

"Best Westin Huntsville"

"very good although the matresses were a bit too firm."

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10 out of 10 | Emil stayed June 19, 2013


9 out of 10 | Glenn stayed August 18, 2012

"Great accomodation. Extremely friendly!"

"Everything was great. Customer service was courteous and efficient. Room was very nice. We stay ther every time we are in the area."

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8 out of 10 | Pedro stayed August 15, 2012


9 out of 10 | Brian stayed July 28, 2012


7 out of 10 | Don stayed November 12, 2011


8 out of 10 | Verified Guest stayed November 06, 2011

"The accomodations were very good. The hotel room and the hotel were clean and well cared for. All our questions were addressed promptly and the hotel staff were friendly. If you are looking for an "up north" feeling to the hotel you need to try somewhere else but for our needs it was great."

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7 out of 10 | Shelley stayed October 25, 2011

"Recently built, new and bright nicely decorated"

"Room was clean, new and nicely decorated The bathroom was very nice. Room was quiet and mattress comfortable. Very good nights sleep. "

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8 out of 10 | Verified Guest stayed October 24, 2011


10 out of 10 | Paul stayed October 02, 2011

"awsome hotel"

"would recomend this hotel, pool, food, very clean hotel can not say enough good things about our stay"

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10 out of 10 | Suzanne stayed August 25, 2011

"My family and I had a wonderful experience! Friendly Staff"


10 out of 10 | Deborah stayed August 07, 2011

"Great location close to highway and downtown Huntsville. Room was very clean and the staff was very helpful and pleasant. Hotel has a very homey feel to it. Also has a few restaurants across the street and is very close to one of my favourites, "Three Guys and a Stove". Will definitely stay here again and would recommend it to anyone."

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9 out of 10 | Lynn stayed July 17, 2011


10 out of 10 | Verified Guest stayed April 09, 2011


7 out of 10 | Julie stayed January 16, 2011

"I felt the hotel was nice and clean but the staff was not friendly. Customer service is so important and this staff seemed not to be interested in making you feel welcome. They weren't nasty just not friendly."

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9 out of 10 | Darko stayed August 01, 2010

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8 out of 10 | Verified Guest stayed August 30, 2009


8 out of 10 | Verified Guest stayed September 24, 2006

"Expensive for a basic room. Stayed on the first floor, the plumbing was very noisy, you could here person above flushing toilet, showering etc. Room and hotel was very clean, and finished very nicely."

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10 out of 10 | Richard stayed July 11, 2006

"I have never had a bad stay at any best western hotel. All was well and I would certainly recommend it to anyone."

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Map Marker BEST WESTERN PLUS Muskoka Inn
86 Howland Drive, Huntsville, ON