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Days Inn Orillia

Days Inn Orillia is a 3 star hotel in Orillia, Ontario, Canada 5850 Rama Road, Orillia, ON, Canada
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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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Editor's Analysis
Updated on 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)
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.

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.
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

#5 out of 14
Guest Rating Explained
Rating: 8.2 / 10 Details

No. of guest reviews: 318
Guest Recommended: Yes
Guest Ranking Explained

Days Inn Orillia is #5 out of 14 hotels in Orillia ranked by the ratings provided by guests.
Guest Recommendations and Comments
Hotel review by guest is Positive
John from Waterloo, ON CA rated Days Inn Orillia 9 out of 10 on June 11, 2014 Verified Guest Hotel Review
Hotel review by guest is Positive
Martin from Lively, ON CA rated Days Inn Orillia 9 out of 10 on May 20, 2014 Verified Guest Hotel Review

"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"
Hotel review by guest is Positive
Jessica from Port Elgin, ON CA rated Days Inn Orillia 8 out of 10 on April 06, 2014 Verified Guest Hotel Review
Hotel review by guest is Positive
Michelle from Hanmer, ON CA rated Days Inn Orillia 8 out of 10 on February 09, 2014 Verified Guest Hotel Review

"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."
Hotel review by guest is Positive
Lyle from Ohsweken, ON CA rated Days Inn Orillia 9 out of 10 on October 19, 2013 Verified Guest Hotel Review
Hotel review by guest is Unknown
Brenda from Garson, ON CA rated Days Inn Orillia 3 out of 10 on September 29, 2013 Verified Guest Hotel Review

"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???"
Hotel review by guest is Positive
Verified Guest from Etobicoke, ON CA rated Days Inn Orillia 8 out of 10 on June 03, 2013 Verified Guest Hotel Review
Hotel review by guest is Positive
Joseph from West Seneca, NY US rated Days Inn Orillia 10 out of 10 on May 07, 2013 Verified Guest Hotel Review
Hotel review by guest is Positive
Verified Guest from Markham, ON CA rated Days Inn Orillia 8 out of 10 on August 22, 2012 Verified Guest Hotel Review

"Pleasant stay"
"Got a smoking room which we did not request and the smell was quite strong and it stayed in our clothing"
Hotel review by guest is Positive
Connie from Shelburne, ON CA rated Days Inn Orillia 7 out of 10 on January 21, 2012 Verified Guest Hotel Review

"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."
Hotel review by guest is Positive
Noralee from Sault Ste. Marie, ON CA rated Days Inn Orillia 9 out of 10 on December 27, 2011 Verified Guest Hotel Review

"staff very helpful, and extremely friendly,"
"room very cozy and extremely comfortable , extremely clean,"
Hotel review by guest is Positive
Louise from Callander, ON CA rated Days Inn Orillia 9 out of 10 on October 18, 2011 Verified Guest Hotel Review

"Close to casino, comfortable bed, clean bathroom, quiet."
Hotel review by guest is Positive
William from Bellville, ON CA rated Days Inn Orillia 10 out of 10 on April 20, 2011 Verified Guest Hotel Review
Hotel review by guest is Positive
Verified Guest from Bobcaygeon, ON CA rated Days Inn Orillia 10 out of 10 on November 21, 2010 Verified Guest Hotel Review
Hotel review by guest is Negative
Diane from Hamilton, ON CA rated Days Inn Orillia 4 out of 10 on July 16, 2010 Verified Guest Hotel Review
Hotel review by guest is Negative
Linda from Virginiatown, ON CA rated Days Inn Orillia 7 out of 10 on July 09, 2010 Verified Guest Hotel Review
Hotel review by guest is Positive
Carolyn from North Bay, ON CA rated Days Inn Orillia 9 out of 10 on April 28, 2010 Verified Guest Hotel Review
Hotel review by guest is Positive
Verified Guest from Blackstock, ON CA rated Days Inn Orillia 10 out of 10 on March 07, 2010 Verified Guest Hotel Review
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Hotel review by guest is Positive
Julie from North Bay, ON CA rated Days Inn Orillia 8 out of 10 on November 07, 2009 Verified Guest Hotel Review
Hotel review by guest is Positive
Ellen from Kingston, ON CA rated Days Inn Orillia 8 out of 10 on July 28, 2006 Verified Guest Hotel Review
Hotel review by guest is Positive
Connie from Madoc, ON CA rated Days Inn Orillia 8 out of 10 on July 16, 2006 Verified Guest Hotel Review

"Pool area and pool water were too warm - should keep cooler in the hot summer."
Hotel review by guest is Positive
Lauri from Sudbury, ON CA rated Days Inn Orillia 9 out of 10 on May 21, 2006 Verified Guest Hotel Review

"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!"
Hotel review by guest is Positive
Frank from Toronto, ON CA rated Days Inn Orillia 8 out of 10 on May 15, 2006 Verified Guest Hotel Review
Hotel review by guest is Positive
Real from Sturgin Falls, ON CA rated Days Inn Orillia 10 out of 10 on April 16, 2006 Verified Guest Hotel Review

"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!"
Hotel review by guest is Positive
Verified Guest from North Bay, ON CA rated Days Inn Orillia 10 out of 10 on March 12, 2006 Verified Guest Hotel Review

"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!"
Hotel review by guest is Positive
Audrey from Pembroke, ON CA rated Days Inn Orillia 8 out of 10 on February 28, 2006 Verified Guest Hotel Review

"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."
Hotel review by guest is Positive
Josephine from Scarborough, ON CA rated Days Inn Orillia 9 out of 10 on January 14, 2006 Verified Guest Hotel Review
Hotel review by guest is Positive
Marie from Toronto, ON CA rated Days Inn Orillia 8 out of 10 on October 15, 2005 Verified Guest Hotel Review
Hotel review by guest is Positive
Anne from Cobourg, ON CA rated Days Inn Orillia 8 out of 10 on October 07, 2005 Verified Guest Hotel Review
Hotel review by guest is Positive
Joyce from Oshawa, ON CA rated Days Inn Orillia 9 out of 10 on September 24, 2005 Verified Guest Hotel Review

"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."
Hotel review by guest is Positive
Verified Guest from Guelph, ON CA rated Days Inn Orillia 9 out of 10 on September 11, 2005 Verified Guest Hotel Review
Hotel review by guest is Positive
Susan from North Bay, ON CA rated Days Inn Orillia 10 out of 10 on September 03, 2005 Verified Guest Hotel Review

"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!"
Hotel review by guest is Positive
Robert from Welland, ON CA rated Days Inn Orillia 7 out of 10 on August 24, 2005 Verified Guest Hotel Review

"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."
Hotel review by guest is Positive
Verified Guest from Toronto, ON CA rated Days Inn Orillia 8 out of 10 on July 29, 2005 Verified Guest Hotel Review
Hotel review by guest is Positive
Susan from Meaford, ON US rated Days Inn Orillia 7 out of 10 on July 17, 2005 Verified Guest Hotel Review

"The room we stayed in had an unpleasant smell - something like dirty socks - must have been the carpets."
Hotel review by guest is Positive
Judy from Uxbridge, ON AL rated Days Inn Orillia 9 out of 10 on July 16, 2005 Verified Guest Hotel Review

"When I stay at your Hotel you offer coffe in the room. The machine never works. They are not cleaned or maintained."
Hotel review by guest is Positive
Marian from Brantford, ON CA rated Days Inn Orillia 7 out of 10 on July 08, 2005 Verified Guest Hotel Review
Hotel review by guest is Positive
Edward from Fort Erie, ON CA rated Days Inn Orillia 10 out of 10 on June 26, 2005 Verified Guest Hotel Review

"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."
Hotel review by guest is Positive
Verified Guest from Toronto, ON CA rated Days Inn Orillia 8 out of 10 on June 18, 2005 Verified Guest Hotel Review
Hotel review by guest is Positive
Verified Guest from Brampton, ON CA rated Days Inn Orillia 9 out of 10 on May 18, 2005 Verified Guest Hotel Review
Hotel review by guest is Positive
Gloria from Whitby, ON CA rated Days Inn Orillia 8 out of 10 on April 17, 2005 Verified Guest Hotel Review
Hotel review by guest is Positive
Patti from Sharon, ON CA rated Days Inn Orillia 10 out of 10 on January 09, 2005 Verified Guest Hotel Review
Hotel review by guest is Positive
Raphael from Waterford, ON CA rated Days Inn Orillia 8 out of 10 on September 29, 2004 Verified Guest Hotel Review

"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."
Hotel review by guest is Positive
Steven from Waterford, ON CA rated Days Inn Orillia 8 out of 10 on September 29, 2004 Verified Guest Hotel Review
Hotel review by guest is Positive
Andrea from Timmins, ON CA rated Days Inn Orillia 8 out of 10 on September 06, 2004 Verified Guest Hotel Review
Hotel review by guest is Positive
Andrea from Timmins, ON CA rated Days Inn Orillia 8 out of 10 on September 06, 2004 Verified Guest Hotel Review
Hotel review by guest is Positive
Christine from Ancaster, ON CA rated Days Inn Orillia 9 out of 10 on September 01, 2004 Verified Guest Hotel Review

"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."
Hotel review by guest is Positive
Susan from North York, ON CA rated Days Inn Orillia 9 out of 10 on August 28, 2004 Verified Guest Hotel Review

"staff was very pleasant and friendly and wanted to make sure our stay was enjoyable. staff were very helpful"
Hotel review by guest is Positive
Mary anne from New Market, ON CA rated Days Inn Orillia 8 out of 10 on August 22, 2004 Verified Guest Hotel Review

"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."
Hotel review by guest is Positive
Brenda from Thornhill, ON CA rated Days Inn Orillia 8 out of 10 on August 22, 2004 Verified Guest Hotel Review

"pillows were to hard and thick. prefer softer and thinner pillows."
Hotel review by guest is Positive
Verified Guest from Oshawa, ON CA rated Days Inn Orillia 6 out of 10 on May 28, 2004 Verified Guest Hotel Review

"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."
Hotel review by guest is Positive
Verified Guest from Corunna, ON CA rated Days Inn Orillia 7 out of 10 on May 01, 2004 Verified Guest Hotel Review
Hotel review by guest is Positive
Verified Guest from Oshawa, ON CA rated Days Inn Orillia 9 out of 10 on February 29, 2004 Verified Guest Hotel Review

"The pool area could have been more thoroughly cleaned"


Amenities

  • Business Center
  • High-speed Internet
  • Fitness Room/Gym
  • Swimming pool
  • Elevator / Lift
  • 24 Hour Reception
  • Air Conditioned
  • Banquet Facilities
  • Safe-Deposit Box
  • Refrigerator
  • Wake-up Service
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Hair Dryer
  • TV
  • Spa bath / Jacuzzi
  • Photocopier
  • Jacuzzi
  • Internet Connection (wireless)
  • Pool Indoor
  • Cots
  • Luggage Storage
  • Vending Machines

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