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5-minute walk from Casino Rama, great free breakfast, clean rooms, some noise

Pros
  • Free Wi-Fi, free breakfast, free parking
  • The hotel's staff were found to be accommodating and friendly by many lodgers
  • Numerous guests were pleased with their clean and well-equipped rooms
  • Several reviewers enjoyed the quality and variety of the free breakfast
Cons
  • A few lodgers complained of noise transfer during their stay
  • The hotel's rates were found to be overpriced by a few travellers
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Freebies
Free Wi-fi
Free Breakfast
Free Parking
Rates & Availability
Editor's Analysis
Updated Apr 5, 2014
Overview
Located about a 5-minute walk from Casino Rama Resort along Highway 44, the Days Inn Orillia is geared towards car travellers who prefer a hotel with easy highway access, a free breakfast and an indoor pool near the casino.

Each of the hotel's air-conditioned guest rooms comes equipped with free Wi-Fi, cable TV, a coffeemaker, a mini-fridge, a microwave, a desk, an iron and ironing board and a hair dryer. Rooms with a separate bedroom, a jetted tub, a fireplace and a sitting area with a sofabed are also available, as are smoking, non-smoking and wheelchair-accessible rooms.

The hotel also offers an indoor pool, a hot tub, a fitness room, meeting space, a business centre, a gift shop, vending machines, free parking and a free breakfast. A shuttle to Casino Rama is also offered (please contact the hotel for details). Pets are not permitted.

Orillia's city centre is roughly a 12-minute drive away, while Orillia Square Mall can be found 17 minutes away by car. Orillia Boat Cruises are about an 11-minute drive from the hotel and Muskoka Airport (YQA) is a 36-minute drive away. (All distances and travel time estimates: Google Maps)

Verified with a front desk agent: Free Wi-Fi, free parking, no pets, wheelchair accessible. (Call Date: March 19, 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 staff, rooms and breakfast.

Numerous guests praised the hotel's staff, characterizing them as friendly, helpful, efficient and accommodating. One patron noted, "Excellent customer service - we were greeted with friendly smiles. The front desk reception immediately made us feel at home. Front desk reception called to find out how our room was, which we have never experienced before".

Many lodgers were pleased with their accommodations at the hotel. They described their rooms as spacious, clean and well equipped, with comfortable beds and pillows.

The hotel's free breakfast was enjoyed by several reviewers, who found it to be delicious, fantastic and fresh, with a good selection of hot and cold items. One guest remarked, "AND the breakfast was beyond our expectations, they shouldn't call it continental, my husband and I enjoyed the eggs and sausage, english muffins, waffles, yogurts, fresh fruits, juice and coffee". The breakfast room was described as crowded by a few lodgers, however.
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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 rates.

A few guests complained of noise transfer during their stay. They reported noisy in-room heaters, as well as hallway noise and noise in rooms near the elevators.

The hotel's rates were criticized by a few lodgers, who found them expensive and overpriced.
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Sources
TripAdvisor.com guest reviews ranked the hotel #6 of 16 Orillia hotels with an average rating of 4 out of 5 from 275 reviews.

Expedia.ca guest reviews rated the hotel 4.2 out of 5 with a 95% recommendation rate from 170 reviews.

Booking.com guest reviews rated the hotel 8.6 out of 10 from 91 reviews.

The author called the hotel on March 19, 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.
Guest Reviews
8.2
Very Good

Rated 8.2/10 based on 455 reviews

Ranked #5 out of 14 hotels in Orillia


8 out of 10 | Verified Guest stayed July 22, 2014


9 out of 10 | Verified Guest stayed July 13, 2014

"Hassle-free stay"

"This hotel is very conveniently located across the road from the casino. The limo service made it a breeze to go back and forth from hotel to casino. Staff extremely polite, friendly and efficient. Limo driver too. Would definitely return to this hotel."

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9 out of 10 | John stayed June 11, 2014


9 out of 10 | Martin stayed May 20, 2014

"Just around the corner from the casino. The room and the bed were comfortable. The breakfast had a variety of selections, although the fried? or poached? egg substitute? was like rubber. They did however have real boiled eggs. Price was 25% less than the casino. Recommended"

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8 out of 10 | Jessica stayed April 06, 2014


8 out of 10 | Michelle stayed February 09, 2014

"Great hotel, friendly staff. Not new but very clean and close to Casino. Breakfast was great with lots of variety. Couldn't sleep because of the noise on the 3rd floor. We had a room on the 2nd floor. Paper thin walls."

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9 out of 10 | Lyle stayed October 19, 2013


3 out of 10 | Brenda stayed September 29, 2013

"Not Happy"

"I booked a nonsmoking suite and was put in a smoking suite. I am major allergic to smoke so it was not pleasant. THey would not move me as the hotel was sold out but they kept saying I booked smoking and I did not??? Would not stay there again as the customer service was very poor concerning the smoking???"

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8 out of 10 | Verified Guest stayed June 03, 2013


10 out of 10 | Joseph stayed May 07, 2013


8 out of 10 | Verified Guest stayed August 22, 2012

"Pleasant stay"

"Got a smoking room which we did not request and the smell was quite strong and it stayed in our clothing"

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7 out of 10 | Connie stayed January 21, 2012

"Misleading room specs"

"When I booked my room, I was under the impression it has 2 rooms with a King bed and a Queen Bed, that is what it said. When I arrived, it was a King bed in one room and a pull out sofa bed (not a queen bed) in the lounge area, however staff tried to make us comfortable, they were very kind."

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9 out of 10 | Noralee stayed December 27, 2011

"staff very helpful, and extremely friendly,"

"room very cozy and extremely comfortable , extremely clean,"

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9 out of 10 | Louise stayed October 18, 2011

"Close to casino, comfortable bed, clean bathroom, quiet."

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10 out of 10 | William stayed April 20, 2011


10 out of 10 | Verified Guest stayed November 21, 2010


4 out of 10 | Diane stayed July 16, 2010


7 out of 10 | Linda stayed July 09, 2010


9 out of 10 | Carolyn stayed April 28, 2010


10 out of 10 | Verified Guest stayed March 07, 2010

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8 out of 10 | Julie stayed November 07, 2009


8 out of 10 | Ellen stayed July 28, 2006


8 out of 10 | Connie stayed July 16, 2006

"Pool area and pool water were too warm - should keep cooler in the hot summer."

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9 out of 10 | Lauri stayed May 21, 2006

"We enjoyed our stay, if it was only for one night. The room we had had two queen beds, a microwave and a bar fridge. (Apparently all rooms come with fridge and microwave, also ironing board, iron and hair dryer). The room was large and we had no complaints about that. The only thing the Hotel lacks is a restaurant. I found the bed a bit on the firm side but my husband thought it was OK. I cannot comment enough about how clean the hotel was, the halls, the room, the lobby. Would we stay there again, most definitely. It is quite convenient being across the road from Casino Rama. The fireplace in the lobby is a very nice touch. We did not try the continental breakfast offered in the lobby in the morning but we heard from other customers it was quite good!"

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8 out of 10 | Frank stayed May 15, 2006


10 out of 10 | Real stayed April 16, 2006

"This hotel was very clean. The staff was very friendly and also professional. They made you feel welcomed. I would recommend this hotel to anyone travelling in that area. Also, the breakfast they offered was great!"

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10 out of 10 | Verified Guest stayed March 12, 2006

"I really like staying here. It is spotless and the staff are very friendly and pleasant. The location is perfect for the Casino and downtown. I'll be back!"

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8 out of 10 | Audrey stayed February 28, 2006

"The hotel was near the Casino, and it's restaurants,on the outskirts of Orilla. I stayed there becasue they have a pool. the rooms are very clean, but most of all, because the staff do whatever they can to help you with whatever you are looking for. The free conteniental breakfast is good too."

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9 out of 10 | Josephine stayed January 14, 2006


8 out of 10 | Marie stayed October 15, 2005


8 out of 10 | Anne stayed October 07, 2005


9 out of 10 | Joyce stayed September 24, 2005

"My stay was great and the price was better than most hotels close to Casino Rama. I truly enjoy having the fridge, microwave and coffee pot in every room and the complimentary breakfast is always appreciated."

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9 out of 10 | Verified Guest stayed September 11, 2005


10 out of 10 | Susan stayed September 03, 2005

"The only two things of note is to leave more than 1 package of coffee in the room. Also, the smoking rooms would benefit from a plug-in type air freshener because the windows don't open. thanks. We'll be back!"

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7 out of 10 | Robert stayed August 24, 2005

"I WAS VERY DISAPPOINTED ABOUT THE POOL NOT BEING OPEN. WHEN WE ARRIVED AT NOON IT WAS CLOSED BECAUSE OF CHEMICALS IN THE POOL. I UNDERSTOOD AND ASKED WHEN IT WILL BE OPEN. THE RECEPTIONIST SAID IT WOULD BE OPEN IN A FEW HOURS. WE WAITED TILL 8 O CLOCK THAT EVENING AND IT STILL WAS NOT OPEN. THEY SAID NOT TILL THE NEXT MORNING WHICH WAS TO OPEN AT 8 AM. IT WAS 830 AND STILL NOT OPENED, WE WERE VERY UNHAPPY ABOUT THIS."

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8 out of 10 | Verified Guest stayed July 29, 2005


7 out of 10 | Susan stayed July 17, 2005

"The room we stayed in had an unpleasant smell - something like dirty socks - must have been the carpets."

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9 out of 10 | Judy stayed July 16, 2005

"When I stay at your Hotel you offer coffe in the room. The machine never works. They are not cleaned or maintained."

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7 out of 10 | Marian stayed July 08, 2005


10 out of 10 | Edward stayed June 26, 2005

"We weren't in our room more than 1/2 an hour when front desk called to see if we had settled in okay and if there was anything that we were disappointed in our needed anything. The complimentary breakfast was the best one we've ever had at any hotels we have stayed at. Very clean and very quiet hotel. Would not hesitate staying at this hotel again."

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8 out of 10 | Verified Guest stayed June 18, 2005


9 out of 10 | Verified Guest stayed May 18, 2005


8 out of 10 | Gloria stayed April 17, 2005


10 out of 10 | Patti stayed January 09, 2005


8 out of 10 | Raphael stayed September 29, 2004

"I think an effort should be made to make the rooms more conducive for sleeping.There was way too much light seeping in fcrom the hallway outside my room and also from the lights outside the building shining into my room. Needless, to say my room wasn't dark enough to make my sleep habits better."

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8 out of 10 | Steven stayed September 29, 2004


8 out of 10 | Andrea stayed September 06, 2004


8 out of 10 | Andrea stayed September 06, 2004


9 out of 10 | Christine stayed September 01, 2004

"My only complaint was that the pillows were hard and uncomfortable for my liking. Pack your own pillow if you can. The rooms were clean and quiet. For a small hotel, the fitness center is well-equipped with an excellent treadmill, bike, stepper and universal. The pool and hottub looked nice. The continental breakfast of cereals, breads, fruit/juices, coffee closes at 10:00 a.m. sharp. This hotel is literally right across the road from Casino Rama."

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9 out of 10 | Susan stayed August 28, 2004

"staff was very pleasant and friendly and wanted to make sure our stay was enjoyable. staff were very helpful"

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8 out of 10 | Mary anne stayed August 22, 2004

"At the breakfast in the morning they were out of coffee and when they replenished this they were out of cups. It doesn't seem like it would be that difficult to anticipate the #'s based on how many people they had registered as adults."

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8 out of 10 | Brenda stayed August 22, 2004

"pillows were to hard and thick. prefer softer and thinner pillows."

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6 out of 10 | Verified Guest stayed May 28, 2004

"Would recommend only if utilizing the casino. Otherwise not convienent to core of Orillia. Would be helpful also if the linens fit the bed. The staff was more than helpful in trying to fix but fell short on the bedding department."

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7 out of 10 | Verified Guest stayed May 01, 2004


9 out of 10 | Verified Guest stayed February 29, 2004

"The pool area could have been more thoroughly cleaned"

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Map Marker Days Inn Orillia
5850 Rama Road, Orillia, ON