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Older but clean Parry Sound motel with indoor and outdoor pools and well-equipped rooms

Pros
  • Free Wi-Fi, free parking
  • Guests typically found the rooms clean and tidy with comfortable beds
  • Guests liked having mini-fridges and microwaves in their rooms
  • Strong Wi-Fi signal said some guests
  • Guests found the staff accommodating and helpful
  • Guests liked the highway location
Cons
  • Guests found the hotel in need of upgrades
  • A couple of guests said the TVs were old
  • A couple of guests complained of loud heaters
  • The restaurant received mixed reviews
  • No elevator
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Editor's Analysis
Updated Apr 20, 2015
Overview
This budget hotel has a number of on-site amenities including a children's playground, an indoor pool, an outdoor pool, squash and tennis courts and may appeal to guests looking for these amenities in a reasonably-priced hotel while travelling to this area.

All 53 rooms are non-smoking and come with free Wi-Fi, free local calls, climate control, a 27" cable TV, a coffeemaker, a mini-fridge, a microwave, a desk, a hair dryer and an iron and ironing board. All rooms come with king, queen or double beds. Suites feature a separate bedroom and a sofabed. The hotel also offers a jacuzzi room with sitting area and fireplace. This hotel has accessible rooms, but guests should note that there is no elevator to the second floor.

Pets are allowed to stay for $10 per pet, per night with a limit of one large, or two small pets per room.

Guests can dine on site for breakfast, lunch and dinner at the Golden Griddle restaurant. The J.R. Sports Bar is also on site and offers drinks and snacks. Free outdoor parking is available on site.

On-site amenities include an indoor pool, a seasonal outdoor pool, a hot tub, a sauna, squash courts, tennis courts, a playground for children, 2 pool tables and an exercise room.

This hotel is a 3-minute drive to access Highway 400 and about 15 minutes to downtown Parry Sound. Oastler Lake Provinical Park (hiking, camping, picnicking) is a 6-minute drive away. Cruises of 30,000 Islands (which offers cruises up through Georgian Bay) is just under a 15-minute drive away. (All travel time estimates: Google Maps)

Confirmed with a front desk agent: pet fees are $10 per pet, per night, all rooms are non-smoking (call date: April 20, 2015)
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The Good
This hotel's ratings are quite average overall, with most guests finding it a decent place to stay while passing through the area, judging from the reviews read for this report.

Guests praised staff at this hotel and said that they were courteous, friendly and helpful. Front desk staff were mentioned as being particularly accommodating and keen to assist.

There was a sense from guests that there was good value at this price point. Several guests commented favourably on the room rate.

Rooms were clean and comfortably laid out, according to guests and a few said they were a good size. Guests frequently mentioned the addition of mini-fridges and microwaves which added value to the stay. A couple of guests said they found strong Wi-Fi signals and comfortable beds.

One-time compliments included: quiet room, new carpet and shower curtain in room, tub and shower were spotless, good location just off highway, playground for kids, tennis courts

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The Bad
There were a few criticisms found in the reviews sourced for this analysis. 

Guests complained about aging decor in the rooms and in the common areas and frequently said that the hotel was tired, aging and dated. There was a sense that a widespread makeover was in order. Old TVs was mentioned by a couple of guests.

A couple of guests had noisy air conditioning/heating units. 

The restaurant received mixed reviews with some saying the food was good and about an equal number saying it was not that good, overpriced or the staff did not handle the food well.

One-time complaints included: the room smelled like smoke or musty, the room lacks electrical plugs, not many channels on the TV, no security chain on one room's door, pink mould in the bathroom, noise in the courtyard at 2 am, 2/3rd's of the parking lot is dirt (not gravel) and makes for a dirtier hotel inside
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TripAdvisor.com guest reviewers ranked this hotel #9 out of 18 hotels in Parry Sound based on 88 reviews.

Expedia.ca guest reviewers rated this hotel 3.5 out of 5 based on 76 reviews.




Editor's Analysis by Heather W.
Analyzed by Heather W.
Driven by the sense that every person, place or thing has a story to tell and a skill for being in the wrong place at the right time, Heather is a well-traveled writer.
Guest Reviews
5.9
Mediocre

Rated 5.9/10 based on 116 reviews

Ranked #5 out of 5 hotels in Parry Sound

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6 out of 10 | Verified Guest stayed August 30, 2012

"They were friendly behind the desk but I was disappointed they didn't give me a corporate rate even though I was passing through on business. Location was good for me with a rig and the bed was comfortable. The water was dirty looking."

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2 out of 10 | Verified Guest stayed July 22, 2012

"Avoid this place"

"A very poor level of service. Asked for non-smoking room and got one that smelled of fresh smoke. Snake in the room! Broken bathroom fan sounded like a Messerschmidt. Just go somewhere else. They clearly are coasting on the fact that most people who book here have limited choices in accommodation."

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7 out of 10 | Kevin stayed November 16, 2006

"It's overall acceptable but could be better, the food was average to poor and the parking is free but incovenient. I didn't consider the room clean but the price is right."

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Location
  • Bruce Peninsula National Park (125.6 km)
Map Marker Quality Inn and Conference Centre
1 J.R. Drive, R.R. #2, Parry Sound, ON