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Knights Inn Parry Sound

5.3 | Mediocre
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Older downtown Parry Sound hotel with sports bar, free parking and rooms with balconies

Pros
  • Free Wi-Fi, free coffee, free parking
  • Numerous guests praised their updated rooms and comfortable beds
  • The hotel's rates were found to be inexpensive by many lodgers
  • Several guests were pleased with the hotel's downtown locale and proximity to restaurants
Cons
  • A few guests complained of noise transfer during their stay
  • The hotel's parking was considered far from the check-in area
  • Some guests were disappointed with a lack of proper housekeeping their rooms
Freebies
Free Wi-Fi
Free Parking
Editor's Analysis
Updated Oct 31, 2014
Overview
Located about a 5-minute drive from the nearest Trans-Canada Highway on-ramp in downtown Parry Sound, The Knights Inn Parry Sound (formerly Best Rates Inn) is geared towards travellers who prefer a centrally located hotel with on-site dining, meeting/banquet space and easy highway access.

Each of this smoke-free hotel's guests rooms offers air conditioning, free Wi-Fi, cable TV, a coffeemaker, a balcony or patio, a desk, an iron and ironing board and a hair dryer. The hotel is wheelchair accessible and pets are not permitted.

The hotel also offers meeting/banquet facilities, a business centre, free coffee in the lobby, free parking and on-site dining at Don Cherry's Sports Grill, which serves lunch and dinner daily.

Charles W Stockey Centre for the Performing Arts and the Bobby Orr Hall of Fame are both about a 3-minute drive from the hotel, while Strand Twin Theatres is across the street. Parry Sound Area Municipal Airport (YPD) is roughly a 20-minute drive away. (All distances and travel time estimates: Google Maps)

Verified with a front desk agent: Free Wi-Fi, free parking, no pets, wheelchair accessible. (Call Date: January 11, 2014)
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The Good
The majority of the reviews sourced for this analysis were positive, with praise going to the hotel's rooms, rates and location.

Numerous guests were pleased with their accommodations at the hotel, describing their rooms as updated, clean, well equipped and well maintained, with very comfortable beds and pillows. One patron remarked, "We were delighted to see that the most important aspects had been upgraded. There was a heavenly king bed complete with soft pillows and duvet and the washroom had also been renovated to provide us with a hot shower".

The hotel's rates were appreciated by many lodgers. They described them as amazing, inexpensive and of good value.

Several lodgers were pleased with the hotel's location. They found it close to downtown, the waterfront, shopping, restaurants and Island Queen Boat Cruise.
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The Bad
While the majority of reviews consulted for this analysis were positive, there were a few common complaints about noise transfer and parking.

A few guests complained of noise disturbances during their stay. They reported noisy in-room air-conditioning units, as well as noise from guests in adjacent rooms and noise from patrons outside the on-site restaurant.

The hotel's parking was criticized by a few lodgers. They described the lot as too small and being a long walk from the front desk for check-in.
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Booking.com guest reviews rated the hotel 7.3 out of 10 from 16 reviews.

Expedia.ca guest reviews rated the hotel 3.3 out of 5 with a 91% recommendation rate from 11 reviews.

TripAdvisor.com guest reviews ranked the hotel #12 of 18 Parry Sound hotels with an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 from 9 reviews.

The author called the hotel on January 11, 2014 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.
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Map Marker Knights Inn Parry Sound
72 James Street, Parry Sound, ON