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Rainbow Inn Huntsville

7.6 | Good
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Downtown Huntsville, economical rates, good staff, clean but dated rooms

Pros
  • Free Wi-Fi, free parking
  • Numerous guests praised the hotel's reasonable and economical rates
  • The hotel was described as being downtown and close to restaurants and shopping
  • Several patrons enjoyed their clean and well-equipped rooms
Cons
  • Some reviewers reported worn rooms and uncomfortable beds
  • Noise transfer was reported by a few lodgers
Freebies
Free Wi-Fi
Free Parking
Editor's Analysis
Updated Nov 21, 2013
Overview
Located about a 2-minute drive from Huntsville's city centre along Highway 3, the Rainbow Inn Huntsville is suitable for travellers who require an economical and centrally located hotel with easy highway access and extended kitchen amenities. 

Each of the hotel's air-conditioned guest rooms offers free Wi-Fi, cable TV, a DVD player, a terrace or balcony with a mountain view, a coffeemaker, a mini-fridge, a microwave and a hair dryer. Rooms with a kitchenette, a separate bedroom, a dining area, a fireplace and a dressing room are also available, as are smoking and non-smoking rooms. 

The hotel also offers free parking, 24-hour reception and a business centre. The hotel is not wheelchair accessible and pets are not permitted.

Arrowhead Provincial Park is roughly a 12-minute drive away, while Huntsville Place Mall is a 7-minute walk from the hotel. Algonquin Theatre is about 10 minutes away on foot and Muskoka Airport (YQA) is a 30-minute drive away. (All distances and travel time estimates: Google Maps)

Verified with a front desk agent: Free Wi-Fi, free parking, pets not permitted, not wheelchair accessible. (Call Date: November 8, 2013)
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The Good
The majority of the reviews sourced for this analysis were positive, with praise going to the hotel's rates, location, staff and rooms.

Many guests praised the hotel's rates. They were described as excellent, great, reasonable and economical.

The hotel's location was enjoyed by numerous reviewers, who described it as central, and close to restaurants, shopping, Algonquin Park, the river walk, Walmart and a liquor store. One patron noted, "Its very ideally located in the heart of Hunstville and is within walking distance to all the good restaurants in town. Although its located in the heart of the town its very pleasantly quiet for a good nights rest after a busy sightseeing day".

The hotel's staff were the source of several compliments by lodgers. They were characterized as helpful, efficient, professional and accommodating. 

Several travellers enjoyed their accommodations at the hotel. They described their rooms as clean, quiet and well equipped, with comfortable beds. Some guests criticized their lodgings, however (see below).
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The Bad
While the majority of reviews consulted for this analysis were positive, there were a few common complaints about the rooms and noise transfer.

Although several guests enjoyed their clean and well-equipped rooms, a few reviewers criticized their lodgings. They reported uncomfortable beds, worn fixtures, linens and towels and dated decor.

A few patrons complained of noise transfer during their stay. They reported noise from guests in adjacent rooms, as well as road noise.
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Booking.com guest reviews rated the hotel 8 out of 10 from 54 reviews.

TripAdvisor.com guest reviews ranked the hotel #8 of 17 Huntsville hotels with an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 from 21 reviews.

Expedia.ca guest reviews rated the hotel 3.6 out of 5 with a 100% recommendation rate from 15 reviews.

The author called the hotel on November 8, 2013 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 Rainbow Inn Huntsville
32 King William Street, Huntsville, ON