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Budget-friendly Orillia motel with well-equipped rooms an easy drive to the city centre

Pros
  • Free Wi-Fi, free parking, free local calls
  • Guests said rooms were clean, quiet and comfortable
  • Numerous guests were pleased with the motel's low rates
  • The motel was praised for its proximity to downtown
  • Guests enjoyed the friendly and accommodating staff
Cons
  • A few guests were disturbed by noise
  • Musty smells were reported by a few lodgers
  • Some reviewers were disappointed that rooms were not equipped with coffeemakers
  • No elevator
Freebies
Free Wi-Fi
Free Parking
Editor's Analysis
Updated Oct 10, 2014
Overview
Located just off the Trans-Canada Highway and about a 5-minute drive from Orillia's city centre, the Bayview Inn is popular with road travellers visiting or passing through the area who require an economical motel with easy highway access and an in-room mini-fridge and microwave.

This motel has 18 air-conditioned guest rooms, each offering one queen or two double beds, free Wi-Fi, cable TV, a mini-fridge, a microwave, a desk and a sitting area. Guests can choose rooms of their smoking preference.

The motel also offers a business centre, free local calls and free parking. Pets are not allowed. The motel does not offer wheelchair-accessible rooms and does not have an elevator.

Grovers Family Restaurant is located a few doors down, about 2 minutes away on foot, and Tim Hortons is a 4-minute walk west. Downtown Orillia is 5 minutes away by car. Couchiching Beach Park is approximately a 5-minute drive northwestward, and Toronto Pearson International Airport (YYZ) is about a 1-hour and 15-minute drive south. (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: May 2, 2013)
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The Good
The majority of reviews sourced for this analysis were positive, with praise commonly going to the motel's value, rooms and location. 

Many reviewers praised the motel's value, and found the rates to be reasonable, decent, cheap and inexpensive. One lodger mentioned that the Bayview Inn provided good value for the price.

The motel's accommodations were praised by numerous guests. They described their rooms as clean, well equipped and quiet, with comfortable beds and pillows. It should be noted however, that a few guests had complaints about their rooms (see below).

Several lodgers were pleased with the motel's location, and described it as close to Tim Hortons (4 minutes on foot) and Orillia's downtown area (5 minutes by car). One reviewer remarked that restaurants, a park and the water were all within walking distance.
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The Bad
While the majority of reviews consulted for this analysis were positive, there were a few common complaints about noise transfer and the rooms.

A few guests complained of noise transfer during their stays. They reported noisy in-room heaters, as well as being able to hear guests in adjacent rooms.

While the majority of lodgers described their rooms as clean, comfortable and well equipped, a few reviewers had complaints. They reported a few cleaning issues, as well as musty smells that needed to be aired out by opening the windows. Some reviewers were disappointed that the rooms didn't have coffeemakers.
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Sources
Expedia.com guests reviews rated the hotel 3.7 out of 5 with a 90% recommendation rate from 48 reviews.

Booking.com guest reviews rated the hotel 7.6 out of 10 from 33 reviews.

TripAdvisor.com guest reviews ranked this hotel #12 of 16 Orillia hotels with an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 from 19 reviews.

The author called the motel on May 2, 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.
Guest Reviews
6.3
Fair
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10 / out of 14
hotels in Orillia

Rated 6.3/10 based on 228 reviews

Ranked #10 out of 14 hotels in Orillia

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Location
Map Marker Bayview Inn
341 Atherley RD, Orillia, ON