Orillia Highwayman InnOrillia Highwayman InnOrillia Highwayman InnOrillia Highwayman InnOrillia Highwayman Inn

Indoor pool and hot tub, on-site restaurant, clean rooms and friendly service

Pros
  • Free Wi-Fi and free parking
  • Many guests described their rooms as clean
  • The staff were frequently complimented for their friendly service
  • Several guests praised the food at the on-site restaurant
  • Several reviewers appreciated the indoor pool and hot tub
  • Many reviewers found the location convenient for accessing highways and shopping
  • Many guests thought the hotel offered good value
Cons
  • Several guests said the hotel needed updating
  • A couple of guests said their beds were uncomfortable
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Freebies
Free Wi-fi
Free Parking
Rates & Availability
Editor's Analysis
Updated Dec 13, 2012
Overview
This property is situated near Highway 11 (within a 1-minute drive) and is well suited for guests looking to explore the Orillia area by car. With rooms furnished with bunk beds and on-site amenities including a games room and an indoor pool, this hotel caters to guests travelling with children.

This property is 100% smoke-free and all rooms include free Wi-Fi, a TV, individual climate control, an iron and ironing board, a coffeemaker and a hair dryer. Rooms are furnished with one queen bed or two double beds. Jacuzzi rooms are furnished with one queen bed and also include a jetted tub, a double-headed shower and a gas fireplace. 

Deluxe Suites include a bedroom furnished with one queen bed that is separated from the living room by French doors. These suites also include a sofabed and a fireplace. Family rooms are furnished with one double bed and bunk beds.

Free parking is available on site and pets are permitted in select rooms at no additional charge.

The on-site restaurant and lounge, McCabes, serves breakfast, lunch, dinner and Sunday brunch. Breakfast service begins daily at 7 am. 

Other on-site amenities include meeting and conference space, an indoor pool, a hot tub, a sauna, lockers, a games room and two outdoor tennis courts.

There is a big box shopping area with restaurants and a movie theatre within a 4-minute drive of this property. Downtown Orillia attractions, including the Orillia Museum of Art and History, the Port of Orillia Marina and the Couchiching Beach Park, are about 5 minutes away by car. Casino Rama (gaming and live entertainment) is 17 minutes away by car. This hotel also offers a free shuttle service to Casino Rama (arrange with the front desk directly).
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The Good
Many guests described pleasant experiences at this property, among the reviews used for this analysis, and several reviewers indicated that they were likely to return to this hotel in the future. Reviewers seemed most happy with room cleanliness, customer service and the indoor pool and hot tub.

Many guests described their rooms as basic and clean. However, a few guests noticed cleanliness inconsistencies (see below for more details).

The staff were frequently complimented and reviewers described the front desk agents as friendly and helpful. One guest thought that the front desk agents were knowledgeable about the local area.

Several reviewers praised the indoor pool and hot tub and one guest described the pool area as clean. Another reviewer appreciated that the indoor pool was a saltwater pool.

Many reviewers mentioned that the location was convenient for accessing the highway and shopping.

Several guests praised the food at the on-site McCabes restaurant.

Many guests thought the hotel provided good value.
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The Bad
As mentioned above, many guests described overall positive experiences at this hotel. However, among the reviews sourced for this analysis, there was one common concern and a few isolated complaints found.

Several reviewers mentioned that the rooms needed to be updated and a few reviewers specifically mentioned the carpets.

A couple of guests thought that the beds were uncomfortable.

While many guests described their rooms as clean, as mentioned above, a few reviewers noticed cleanliness inconsistencies. These guests described isolated incidents of: cobwebs in a lampshade, missing bathroom tiles, and stained towels.

Other isolated complaints included: poor TV reception, no room service available, noisy water pipes within the hotel, and the property was farther from Casino Rama than expected.
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Sources
Expedia.ca gave this hotel an average score of 4.0 out of 5, with 67% of 3 guests recommending the property.

TripAdvisor.ca ranked this hotel #11 out of 16 properties in Orillia, with an average score of 3 out of 5, from 58 reviews.

Booking.com gave this property an average score of 8.6 out of 10, based on 128 guest reviews.
Editor's Analysis by Tammy B.
Analyzed by Tammy B.
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Guest Reviews
5.8
Mediocre

Rated 5.8/10 based on 71 reviews

Ranked #13 out of 14 hotels in Orillia


7 out of 10 | Anne stayed February 19, 2012

"hot tub"

"We have been to this hotel several times were always happy with it but went fot a weekened with my husband very disapointed the hot tub was out of order. It seems someones foot went threw the floor surounding the tub floor seemed to be rotten."

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9 out of 10 | Kimberley stayed July 14, 2010

"Good choice, good value"

"Great customer service. Location a little out-of the way for casino, but shuttle is convenient. Rooms very comfortable and clean; one brick wall in room gives a unique feel to room. Liked it!"

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9 out of 10 | James c stayed September 20, 2009

"Very pleased. I will return."

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Location
  • Casino Rama (8.3 km)
  • Mount St. Louis Moonstone (17.6 km)
  • Horseshoe Valley Resort (19.8 km)
  • Snow Valley Ski Resort (35.4 km)
Map Marker Orillia Highwayman Inn
201 Woodside Dr., Orillia, ON