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Holiday Inn Express & Suites Huntsville

8.9 | Very Good
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Highly praised Huntsville hotel with indoor pool, pet-friendly rooms and free breakfast

Pros
  • Free breakfast, parking, Wi-Fi and wired internet connection
  • Very clean and comfortable rooms, said many guests
  • Excellent complimentary breakfast, according to many guests
  • Numerous guests complimented the location
  • The staff were excellent, according to several guests
Cons
  • Some guests said the breakfast area was crowded
  • A few reviewers complained the pool was too small
Freebies
Free Wi-Fi
Free Breakfast
Free Parking
Free Internet
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Editor's Analysis
Updated Oct 20, 2014
Overview
The Holiday Inn Express Huntsville is located where Highways 11 and 60 meet, making it a popular stop-over hotel for people passing through the area, but also a great base for those wishing to explore Huntsville, Algonquin Park and the general Muskoka area.

This 100% smoke-free hotel has 87 rooms and 23 suites. The standard guest rooms offer one king or queen bed, two queen beds, or two double beds. Rooms also include a desk, an easy chair and ottoman, a 32" flat-screen TV, a stereo, a coffeemaker and a hair dryer. The 23 suites also include a sitting area, a sofabed, a microwave and a small fridge. All rooms include free Wi-Fi and wired internet connections.

The hotel serves a complimentary hot breakfast each morning. There is an indoor pool, a fitness centre, a 24-hour business centre and a convenience store on site. There are no restaurants in the hotel, but Kelsey’s and East Side Mario’s restaurants are within a 10-minute walk. Downtown Huntsville boasts many restaurants and is within a 10-minute drive of the hotel. Pets are allowed at $25 per night on the designated 'pet floor'.

Within a 10-minute drive, there is Hidden Valley Ski Club, Muskoka Pioneer Village, downtown Huntsville, Algonquin Theatre and Huntsville Place Mall. Arrowhead Provincial Park is a 10- to 15-minute drive away. Algonquin Park, west entrance, is a 30-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)

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The Good
The majority of reviews used for this analysis were positive. They mentioned the clean and comfortable rooms, the great breakfast, the good location, and the friendly staff.

Most of the guest reviews used for this analysis commented on the cleanliness and comfort of the rooms.

The complimentary breakfast was praised by many who thought the food was good and there was plenty of variety.

Many guests enjoyed the location for several reasons. Some guests spent only one night as they drove through the area and praised the hotel's proximity to the highways. Others loved the close location to Algonquin Park and other Muskoka activities. Most guests also enjoyed the proximity to restaurants and stores. One guest said, "Excellent location. Next to a DQ. Across the road from East Side Mario's, Kelsey's and Robinson's grocery store."

The staff were praised by many guest reviewers for being friendly, helpful, and always available.
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The Bad
While the majority of the reviews used for this analysis were positive, there were some negative comments made by guest reviewers about the breakfast area and the pool.

Some guests felt that the breakfast area was too crowded during peak breakfast time. One guest said they had to wait in line for hot items, but that the breakfast itself was very good.

A few guests commented that the pool was too small. One guest said "The pool is a bit small for our taste but it's great for the kids."

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Sources
TripAdvisor.com guest reviews ranked this hotel #1 out of 17 Huntsville hotels, and rated it 4.5 out of 5, based on 91 reviews.

Expedia.com guest reviews rated this hotel 5 out of 5, with a recommendation rate of 100%, based on 25 reviews.

Hotels.com guest reviews rated this hotel 4.5 out of 5, based on 53 reviews.

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
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1 / out of 15
hotels in Huntsville

Rated 8.9/10 based on 1773 reviews

Ranked #1 out of 15 hotels in Huntsville

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Map Marker Holiday Inn Express & Suites Huntsville
100 Howland Drive, Huntsville, ON