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Lakeside Inn

6.9 | Fair | #9 out of 14 hotels in Orillia
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Older budget hotel in rural area of Orillia with beautiful Lake Simcoe views & free parking

Pros
  • Free amenities: Wi-Fi, parking, local calls
  • Some guests described their rooms as recently renovated, clean and comfortable
  • Location was well liked for being on the lake with easy access to Trans-Canada Hwy, restaurants and Casino Rama
  • Staff were very friendly and accommodating
  • Guests loved the sunset views on the lake
Cons
  • No elevator to second floor
  • Some guests described their rooms as needing updates
Freebies
Free Wi-Fi
Free Parking
Editor's Review
Updated Mar 15, 2017
Overview
This older property is currently being renovated by new owners. It overlooks Lake Simcoe in a quiet residential area. The Trans-Canada Highway is a 1-minute drive and downtown Orillia is 9 minutes by car.

The hotel has 14 smoke-free and pet-free rooms over 2 floors with no elevator access and exterior corridors.

All rooms include free Wi-Fi, free local calls, cable TV, a coffeemaker, a mini-fridge, a microwave, a table and chairs, an iron and ironing board, a hair dryer, individual AC units and central heating.

Rooms on the top floor have a balcony with table and chairs overlooking the lake.

Rooms are furnished with 2 double beds, 2 queen beds or 1 king bed.

Free parking is available on site for cars and vehicles with trailers.

There is no restaurant on site, but guests will find Tim Hortons and Duckworth’s Fish & Chips an 8-minute walk or 1-minute drive away. Flippin Eggs restaurant offers breakfast a 3-minute drive away.

Hotel amenities include a freezer for guest use, BBQs, picnic tables, a fire pit, and a private dock.

Leacock Museum is a 7-minute drive and Casino Rama is a 9-minute drive from the hotel. Orillia Square Mall is 12 minutes by car. Hawk Ridge Golf & Country Club is a 15-minute drive. Mara Provincial Park offers a beach with swimming and boating, a 4-minute drive or 20-minute walk away. (All travel times: Google Maps)
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The Good
Some guests enjoyed their stay at this hotel. 

These guests described their rooms as clean, quiet and spacious with comfortable beds.

The location was enjoyed. It offered a quiet setting, good fishing, incredible lake views and easy highway access. Tim Hortons was an easy walk away.

Staff were described as very friendly, informative and accommodating.

Guests often appreciated good value and reasonable rates at this hotel.

Guests also liked: cost-free parking in front of the room, comfortable chairs in the rooms, seeing geese on the lake and sitting outside with a campfire in the fire pit with the owner.

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The Bad
Some guests offered their critique of the hotel in online reviews.

Recent room complaints were: AC unit was noisy and did not cool well, bathroom was small with no electrical outlets, and room was too hot with no individual heat control.



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Booking.com guest reviews rated the hotel 7.6 out of 10 from 316 reviews.

TripAdvisor.ca guest reviews ranked the hotel #4 out of 12 Orillia inns with an average rating of 4 out of 5 from 16 reviews.

Expedia.ca guest reviews rated the hotel 3.6 out of 5 from 62 reviews.

Guest Reviews
Rated by Guests
6.9 / out of 10
"Fair"
Ranked by Guests
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9 / out of 14
hotels in Orillia

The average guest rating for Lakeside Inn is 6.9 out of 10 based on 142 reviews from past guests. This average guest rating ranks Lakeside Inn at #9 out of 14 hotels in Orillia.

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