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Lots of on-site amenities, including tennis courts, indoor and outdoor pools and a games room

Pros
  • Free Wi-Fi, free parking
  • Friendly, attentive staff, according to guests
  • Guests said rooms were clean and comfortable
  • Guests liked this hotel's price point
Cons
  • Lack of hot water and weak water pressure, according to guests
  • Guests complained about tired decor
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Editor's Analysis
Updated Jan 14, 2013
Overview
This hotel has a number of on-site amenities, including a outdoor tennis court, an indoor pool, an outdoor pool, an arcade/games room and a gym. It is well-suited for guests who seek a host of activities and amenities on site.

All 53 rooms at this hotel have free Wi-Fi, a 27" TV, a coffeemaker, a hair dryer and an iron and ironing board. Guests can choose between smoking or non-smoking rooms. Standard rooms come furnished with king, queen or double beds. There are suites available that have a separate bedroom and a pull out couch. There are microwaves and mini-fridges in some of the rooms. Pets are allowed to stay for $10 per night.

Guests can dine on site for breakfast, lunch and dinner at the Jolly Roger restaurant. The Trailside Lounge offers drinks and lighter fare. Free parking is available on site.

This hotel is under a 5-minute drive to the nearest Highway 400 on-ramp. Oastler Lake Provinical Park (hiking, camping, picnicking) is also just under a 5-minute drive away. Cruises of 30,000 Islands (which offers cruises up through Georgian Bay) is just under a 15-minute drive away. (All distances and travel time estimates: Google Maps)

Confirmed with a front desk agent: Wi-Fi and parking (call date: January 10, 2013)
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The Good
Based on the reviews used for this analysis, many guests enjoyed their stay at this hotel. They were pleased with the customer service and with the room rate.

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. 

Food was good at the on-site restaurant, according to guests. The menu offered good variety and items were tasty. Guests also received friendly, efficient service from wait staff. 
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The Bad
There were a few criticisms found in the reviews sourced for this analysis. Guests were particularly upset with the decor and with issues regarding water supply and water pressure in the rooms.

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.

A number of guests complained about weak water pressure and a lack of hot water in the showers, particularly during prime morning and evening hours. Several guests said that there was no water at all when they got up in the morning.

A couple of guests had difficulty working the air conditioning/heating units and found their rooms to be excessively warm or cold. 
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Sources
TripAdvisor.com guest reviewers ranked this hotel #11 out of 19 hotels in Parry Sound based on 46 reviews.

Expedia.ca guest reviewers rated this hotel 3.4 out of 5 based on 8 reviews.

Hotels.com guest reviewers rated this hotel 3 out of 5 based on 29 reviews.

The author called the hotel on January 10, 2013 to confirm some information.
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
6.0
Fair

Rated 6.0/10 based on 114 reviews

Ranked #3 out of 1 hotels in Parry Sound


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
Map Marker Quality Inn and Conference Centre
1 J.R. Drive, R.R. #2, Parry Sound, ON