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Canadas Best Value Inn & Suites Parry Sound

5.3 | Mediocre
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Pet-friendly Parry Sound hotel with indoor pool, kitchenettes and free breakfast

Pros
  • Free Wi-Fi, free breakfast, free parking and free local calls
  • Many guests described their rooms as clean
  • The staff were frequently complimented for their friendly service
  • Several reviewers found the location convenient for accessing the highway
  • A few guests found the rooms quiet
Cons
  • Many guests expressed concerns about the pool and hot tub area
  • Several reviewers said that their rooms were in need of upgrades
  • A couple of guests said that this hotel did not offer good value for the money they spent
Freebies
Free Wi-Fi
Free Breakfast
Free Parking
Editor's Analysis
Updated Jan 11, 2015
Overview
This Canadas Best Value Inn & Suites, formerly the Georgian Inn, is situated within a 2-minute drive of the Trans-Canada Highway (or Highway 400). Offering convenient highway access, this property is well suited for guests looking to explore the area by car.

All rooms are smoke free and include free Wi-Fi, free local calls, a TV, a mini-fridge, a microwave, an iron and ironing board, a hair dryer and a desk. Select rooms also include a kitchenette or a jetted tub. Wheelchair-accessible rooms are not available.

Free parking is available on site. Pets under 25 lbs are permitted in select rooms for an additional fee of $10 per night (limited to two pets per night).

A free continental breakfast is served daily from 7:30 am to 9:30 am. Although this hotel does not have its own on-site restaurant, there is a casual dining restaurant (and inn) next door called Trappers Choice.

Other on-site amenities include an indoor pool, a hot tub, meeting space and a 24-hour front desk.

The town centre area is about 4 minutes away by car and includes the Bobby Orr Community Centre, the waterfront, the Island Queen Cruise and the Parry Sound Harbour Water Aerodome. The West Parry Sound District Museum is a 6-minute drive away, while the Parry Sound Golf and Country Club is about 9 minutes away by car. The Oastler Lake Provincial Park is about a 12-minute drive away, while the Parry Sound Area Municipal Airport (YPD) is about 20 minutes away by car. (All driving time estimates: Google Maps)

Verified by a front desk agent on February 10, 2014: Free breakfast hours and wheelchair accessibility.
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The Good
There were a mix of positive and negative reviews for this hotel, among the reviews used for this analysis. However, many guests agreed that the rooms were clean, while a few reviewers added that their rooms were generally comfortable, spacious and quiet. However, there were some guest concerns about the condition of the rooms (see below for more details).

The staff were frequently complimented for their friendly and accommodating service.

Several guests found the hotel conveniently located for accessing the Trans-Canada Highway.

Several guests appreciated the free breakfast, but some other reviewers were unhappy with the breakfast (see below).

A few guests said that they enjoyed the pool and hot tub area, but many other reviewers had concerns about the pool area. (see below for more details).
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The Bad
There were several common concerns found for this hotel, among the reviews sourced for this editorial, and a couple of guests thought that this hotel did not offer good value for the money they spent.

Many guests expressed concerns about the pool area, as mentioned above. Several guests said that the pool or the hot tub was not working during their stay, while several other reviewers said that the pool water did not appear clean or properly chlorinated.

While many guests described their rooms as clean, several reviewers thought that the rooms appeared old, rundown and in need of upgrades. One reviewer said that her room was in a "state of disrepair". A couple of guests said that their rooms were not properly stocked with amenities and that their rooms were missing towels, toilet paper and cutlery. A couple of reviewers found their rooms uncomfortably cold or warm.

As mentioned above, a couple of reviewers complained about the food at the free breakfast.
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Sources
Booking.com gave this hotel an average score of out of 6.1 out of 10, based on 20 guest reviews.

TripAdvisor.ca ranked this hotel #10 out of 18 hotels in Parry Sound, with an average score of 3 out of 5, from 22 reviews.

The author called the hotel on February 10, 2014 to verify some information.
Editor's Analysis by Tammy B.
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Map Marker Canadas Best Value Inn & Suites Parry Sound
48 Joseph St., Parry Sound, ON