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7.9 | Good
BEST WESTERN Mariposa Inn and Conference Centre

Full-service hotel with an indoor pool, on-site restaurant, and helpful service

Pros
  • Free Wi-Fi throughout hotel, and free parking
  • Many guests described their rooms as clean and their beds as comfortable
  • Good location close to Casino Rama, highways and fast food restaurants, said guests
  • The staff were frequently complimented for their accommodating service
  • Excellent food and breakfast at the hotel, said guests
Cons
  • A few guests thought that the room rates were overpriced
  • A few reviewers were disturbed by noise from neighbouring rooms
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Editor's Analysis
Updated Dec 14, 2012
Overview
This hotel is situated in a commercial area of south Orillia and is within a 1-minute drive of Highway 12. There are several restaurants and a bowling alley located within a 2-minute drive of this hotel. This property caters to both business and leisure travellers looking for a full-service hotel that offers an indoor pool, business centre and on-site restaurant.

This property offers smoking and non-smoking rooms and all 83 rooms include free Wi-Fi, a mini-fridge, a microwave, a coffeemaker, cable TV, an iron and ironing board, a hair dryer, free local calls and individual climate control and work desk. Rooms are furnished with one king bed or two queen beds. 

Suites at this property provide more spacious accommodations and are furnished with one king bed. In addition to the basic room amenities (listed above) they offer a flat screen TV, a kitchenette and a fireplace.

Free parking is available on site and pets are permitted for an additional fee of $20 per night.

The Grape and Olive Wine and Martini Bistro with licensed patio, serves a daily breakfast and dinner plus Sunday Brunch. 

Other on-site amenities include an indoor pool, a hot tub, a sauna, a fitness centre, safe deposit boxes, a business centre, courier and mail services, meeting/ball rooms, outdoor gaming area (horseshoes and ball hockey) and ice/vending machines. 

A hotel shuttle service to and from Casino Rama which runs daily from 5 pm - 12 midnight, is available at the front of the hotel for $5 a round trip. The shuttle runs every hour beginning at 5 pm with the last shuttle leaving the hotel at 10:15 pm.

Orillia Square Mall is an 8-minute drive from the hotel and the Huronia Regional Hospital is about 2 minutes away. Couchiching Beach Park  with Orillia Boat Cruises and the Port of  Orillia Marina are about 7 minutes from the hotel. 

Casino Rama (gaming and live entertainment venue) is 12 minutes away by car, while access to Highway 11 is about a 4-minute drive away. (All driving time estimates: Google Maps)
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The Good
This hotel was favourably reviewed by most guests, in the reviews sourced for this analysis. 

Many seemed to have enjoyed the rooms and said they were clean and comfortable. The beds were highlighted by lots of guests who said they were comfortable and a couple of guests said rooms were spacious.

The staff received high scores from reviewers who said they were very accommodating with requests, pleasant and professional.

The food and breakfast at the hotel's restaurant was very much enjoyed by guests for its high standard of quality, flavour and the staff's attentive service. Some of the guest's comments were: "delicious well-priced breakfast" and "amazingly good food".

Location was another big plus for this hotel for being near to Casino Rama, highways, the folk festival, the opera house and fast food restaurants. Some guests were quite happy to have a shuttle service to the casino which was a fraction of the cost of a taxi.

Some one-time compliments were: a real business centre (separate room), good family atmosphere, given an early check-in, served tea in lobby (to one person) without charge, grounds nicely maintained and facilities very clean.
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The Bad
While many guests described positive stays at this hotel, there were a few concerns raised by reviewers. 

A few guests thought that the room rates were high and that the hotel was "not worth the money", although one guest mentioned that the hotel was affordable.

There were mixed reviews concerning noise at the hotel. Although a couple of guests said their rooms were quiet, one guest complained about noise from water pipes and others said they could hear their neighbour's conversations through the walls.

Some one-time complaints were: mould on bathroom tiles, restaurant did not open until 4 pm, room was a bit dark, incomplete information was given about the casino shuttle, and breakfast was not free as advertised on highway billboards.
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Expedia.ca gave this hotel an average score of 3.2 out of 5, with 50% of 6 guests recommending the property.

TripAdvisor.ca ranked this hotel #4 out of 16 properties in Orillia, with an average score of 4 out of 5, from 47 reviews.

Booking.com gave this property an average score of 8.4 out of 10, based on 18 guest reviews.
Editor's Analysis by Tammy B.
Analyzed by Tammy B.
Writing chose Tammy from the moment she could hold a pencil. The stories may have changed through the years, from creative fiction to television news reporting, but Tammy's passion for words (and fondness for pencils) continues on.
Guest Reviews
7.9
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Rated 7.9/10 based on 217 reviews

Ranked #7 out of 1 hotels in Orillia


6 out of 10 | Josepha stayed August 27, 2011

"Mixed feelings"

"We did not sleep all night. The fridge and the AC were competing to see who could be the loudent. The restaurant was good. No access to elevator; there is none and the building is two storey. Not good for people with stair problems. Did not mention the restaurant."

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6 out of 10 | Christine stayed March 27, 2010

"the coffee brand in room was very mediocre the comforater was nice pure cotton sheets would be even better "

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Location
Map Marker BEST WESTERN Mariposa Inn and Conference Centre
400 Memorial Avenue, Orillia, ON