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10-minute drive from Casino Rama, good rates & staff, mixed room reviews

Pros
  • Free Wi-Fi, free parking
  • Numerous guests were pleased with the hotel's good rates and value
  • The hotel's staff was praised for their friendly and professional service
  • The hotel was described as close to Casino Rama and shopping
  • Several lodgers reported clean and well-equipped guest rooms
Cons
  • Some guests reported worn rooms and uncomfortable beds
Freebies
Free Wi-Fi
Free Parking
Editor's Analysis
Updated Nov 6, 2013
Overview
Located about a 10-minute drive from Orillia's city centre and a 1-minute drive from the Trans-Canada Highway overlooking Lake Simcoe, the Lakeside Inn is geared towards road travellers who prefer a well-priced hotel with easy highway access and parking for oversized vehicles.

Each of the hotel's air-conditioned guest rooms comes equipped with free Wi-Fi, cable TV, a balcony or patio, a coffeemaker, a mini-fridge, a microwave, an iron and ironing board, a hair dryer and an in-room safe. Rooms with a sitting area and sofabed are also available, as are wheelchair-accessible rooms. Smoking and non-smoking rooms are offered.

The hotel also offers a private dock, a business centre, vending machines, BBQ facilities and free parking. Free parking for campers, trailers, ATVs and snowmobiles is also available. A shuttle to Casino Rama is also available (charges apply, so please contact the hotel for details). Small non-shedding pets under 30 lbs are permitted for an additional $15 per pet, per night.

Casino Rama is roughly a 9-minute drive away, while Orillia Square Mall can be found 15 minutes away by car. The Leacock Museum is about an 8-minute drive away and Muskoka Airport (YQA) is a 40-minute drive from the hotel. (All distances and travel time estimates: Google Maps)

Verified with a front desk agent: Free Wi-Fi, free parking, pets under 30 lbs costs $15/pet/night, wheelchair accessible. (Call Date: October 17, 2013)
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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 value, rooms, staff and location.

Numerous lodgers praised the hotel's value, describing the rates as excellent, great and well priced. One guest remarked the hotel was a "great stay for your money's worth". 

The hotel's accommodations were the source of several compliments by reviewers. They described their rooms as clean, well equipped, quiet and well maintained, with beautiful lake views, renovated bathrooms and good water pressure. Some lodgers were disappointed with their lodgings, however (see below).

Several guests were pleased with the level of customer service they received. They characterized the staff as friendly, professional and efficient.

The hotel's location was enjoyed by several patrons, who described it as peaceful and close to Casino Rama, shopping, Lake Simcoe, Orillia, Tim Hortons, restaurants and shopping.
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The Bad
While the majority of reviews consulted for this analysis were positive, there were some common complaints about the rooms.

Although several lodgers were pleased with their clean and well-equipped rooms, some guests were disappointed with their accommodations. They reported musty odours, worn decor and fixtures, uncomfortable beds and old TVs. A few guests reported the locks on their doors did not seem very secure.
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Sources
Booking.com guest reviews rated the hotel 7.7 out of 10 from 127 reviews.

TripAdvisor.com guest reviews ranked the hotel #6 of 13 Orillia B&Bs and Inns with an average rating of 3 out of 5 from 15 reviews.

Expedia.ca guest reviews rated the hotel 4.1 out of 5 with a 100% recommendation rate from 9 reviews.

The author called the hotel on October 17, 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
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hotels in Orillia

Rated 6.9/10 based on 96 reviews

Ranked #9 out of 14 hotels in Orillia

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Map Marker Lakeside Inn
86 Creighton St., Orillia, ON