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Great service, reasonable rates, downtown location with free parking on site

  • Free Wi-Fi, free breakfast and free parking
  • Many reviewers were pleased with the level of customer service they received
  • The hotel's rates were described as reasonable and cheap by numerous guests
  • Several guests praised the hotel's proximity to Casino Rama and highway access
  • Some guests reported worn rooms, old fixtures and cleaning issues
  • Noise transfer was reported by a few reviewers
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Editor's Analysis
Updated May 22, 2013
Located in Orillia's downtown and about a 2-minute drive from the Trans-Canada Highway, the Econo Lodge Orillia is popular with road travellers who prefer a centrally located and well priced hotel with easy highway access and a free continental breakfast.

This hotel has 53 air-conditioned guest rooms and suites, each offering free Wi-Fi, a desk, a microwave, a mini-fridge, an iron and ironing board and a hair dryer. Rooms with a jetted tub and/or a sitting area with a sofabed are also available. Smoking accommodations are available.

The hotel also offers free parking, free coffee 24 hours a day, free weekday newspapers, vending machines, a business centre and a free continental breakfast. The hotel does not offer wheelchair accessibility. Pets are permitted for an additional $7 per pet, per night with a two-pet limit per room.

Theo's Eatery is located across the street, while Lakehead University's Orillia Campus is a 5-minute drive away. Casino Rama is approximately a 15-minute drive northeastward, and Muskoka Airport (YQA) is about 40 minutes north by car. (All distances and travel time estimates: Google Maps)

Verified with a front desk agent: Free Wi-Fi, free parking, pets permitted for $7/pet/night, not wheelchair accessible. (Call date: May 22, 2013)
The Good
The majority of the reviews sourced for this analysis were positive, with compliments commonly going to the hotel's staff, value and location.

The hotel's staff were the source of numerous compliments by lodgers, who characterized them as efficient, pleasant, accommodating and helpful with restaurant suggestions.

Many guests were pleased with the hotel's value. They described the rates as outstanding, reasonable, low and cheap.

Several reviewers praised the hotel's location. They described it as easy to find, as well as close to highway access, Casino Rama, Orillia's downtown and several restaurants.

Some guests also praised the hotel's accommodations, and found their rooms to be spacious, clean and well equipped, with comfortable beds. It should be noted, however, that some guests were disappointed with their rooms (see below).
The Bad
While the majority of critiques consulted for this analysis were positive, there were some common complaints about the rooms and noise transfer.

While several guests were pleased with their accommodations, some reviewers had complaints about their rooms. They reported worn bedding, pillows and towels, as well as worn decor, old fixtures and some cleaning issues (mainly dirty carpets).

Noise transfer was a problem for a few lodgers, who reported loud guests partying in adjacent rooms. The majority of reviewers did find their stays to be quiet, however.

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Sources guest reviews rated the hotel 7.2 out of 10 from 128 reviews. guest reviews ranked the hotel #10 out of 16 Orillia hotels with an average rating of 3 out of 5 from 85 reviews. guest reviews rated the hotel 3.3 out of 5 with an 83% recommendation rate from 76 reviews.

The author called the hotel on May 22, 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

Rated 5.9/10 based on 1070 reviews

Ranked #14 out of 14 hotels in Orillia

Map Marker Econo Lodge Orillia
265 Memorial Avenue, Orillia, ON