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Pow Wow Point Lodge

8.5 | Very Good
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On Peninsula Lake, great staff and restaurant, clean rooms, some price complaints

Pros
  • Free Wi-Fi in public areas, free parking
  • Many lodgers praised the hotel's beautiful locale and proximity to downtown Huntsville
  • The hotel's staff were found to be friendly and accommodating
  • Several reviewers were pleased with their clean and comfortable rooms
  • The hotel's food was complimented for its quality
Cons
  • A few guests complained the restaurant and room rates were overpriced
Freebies
Free Wi-Fi
Free Parking
Editor's Analysis
Updated Mar 21, 2014
Overview
Located on Penisula Lake and about a 3-minute drive from Highway 60, Pow Wow Point Lodge is geared towards road travellers who prefer lakefront guest rooms or cottages with on-site dining, extended kitchen amenities and easy highway access.

Each of this smoke-free hotel's rooms and cottages comes equipped with a coffeemaker, a sitting area and a private bathroom. Units with air conditioning, a deck, a fireplace, a jetted tub, a full kitchen or kitchenette, a living area with a sofabed, two or three separate bedrooms and a dining area are also available. Pets are not permitted. The hotel is not wheelchair accessible.

Hotel amenities include free Wi-Fi in public areas, an indoor pool, a private beach, a sauna, a tennis court, a water park, canoes, kayaks and paddle boats, a games room, shuffleboard, free parking, guest laundry, a gift shop and a business centre. The on-site restaurant serves breakfast and dinner daily and lunch in July and August. 

Huntsville's city centre is roughly a 14-minute drive away, while Metro grocery store can be found 12 minutes away by car. Algonquin Park Entrance #6 is about a 40-minute drive from the hotel and Muskoka Airport (YQA) is a 46-minute drive away. (All distances and travel time estimates: Google Maps)

Verified with a front desk agent: Free Wi-Fi (in public areas), free parking, no pets, not wheelchair accessible. (Call Date: March 13, 2014)

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The Good
The majority of the reviews sourced for this analysis were positive, with much praise going to the hotel's location, staff, rooms and food.

The hotel's location was praised by many lodgers, who described it as beautiful and relaxing, as well as close to shopping, restaurants, Algonquin Park, downtown Huntsville and Hidden Valley Highlands. One patron noted, "The views were fabulous and being so close to both Huntsville for shopping and Algonquin for hiking was a perfect location".

Numerous reviewers complimented the hotel's staff, characterizing them as friendly, helpful and accommodating. One guest remarked, "The very best part of Pow Wow, though, is undeniably its outstanding staff! Each and every person we spoke with was friendly and welcoming. Questions were answered quickly and knowledgeably. Dining room staff were terrific! Everybody, from the housekeeping staff and groundskeeping staff up to the owners did everything they could to make our stay truly memorable".

Several lodgers were pleased with their accommodations at the hotel. They found their rooms to be clean, quiet, modern and cozy, with great lake views and comfortable beds. A few guests had complaints about their rooms, however (see below).

The hotel's food was praised by several travellers, who described it as fresh, delicious, amazing, excellent and plentiful. One patron noted, "We can't say enough about the food - absolutely exquisite (gourmet cooking at its best)!". However, there were a few complaints about the restaurant prices (see below).
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The Bad
While the majority of reviews consulted for this analysis were positive, there were a few complaints about the prices and rooms.

A few guests complained about the cost of the hotel. They found the restaurant and the room rates to be expensive and overpriced.

Although the majority of reviewers were pleased with their clean and comfortable rooms, a few lodgers had complaints about their accommodations. They reported worn decor, small-sized rooms, no in-room TVs and noise transfer from adjacent rooms.
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Sources
TripAdvisor.com guest reviews ranked the hotel #5 of 18 Huntsville hotels with an average rating of 4 out of 5 from 61 reviews.

Booking.com guest reviews rated the hotel 8.2 out of 10 from 20 reviews.

The author called the hotel on March 13, 2014 to verify some information.
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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Map Marker Pow Wow Point Lodge
207 Grassmere Resort Road, Huntsville, ON