Highly praised Huntsville hotel with indoor pool, hot tub, jacuzzi suites & free breakfast

  • Free amenities: Wi-Fi, hot breakfast, parking, local calls
  • 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
  • Guests liked the location, close to highway, shopping, restaurants and downtown
  • 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 Apr 6, 2015
Just off Highway 11, and a 6-minute drive to downtown Huntsville, this hotel is popular with those looking to explore Huntsville and its surrounding area, skiers, snowmobilers, hikers and summer vacationers 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)
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).
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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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
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Rated 8.8/10 based on 1160 reviews

Ranked #2 out of 15 hotels in Huntsville

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