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Downtown Peterborough waterfront hotel with indoor-outdoor heated pool and free parking

Pros
  • Free WiFi, free parking, and free local calls
  • Indoor/outdoor heated saltwater swimming pool, hot tub, sauna, and fitness centre
  • Many guests enjoyed the river views from their balconies
  • Most guests found hotel staff hospitable and accommodating
  • Several guests found the location near downtown Peterborough convenient
  • Guests enjoyed dining on site
Cons
  • Some guests mentioned that this hotel was overpriced
  • Some guests found that the WiFi signal was too weak
  • Some guests said the hotel was very dated
Freebies
Free Wi-Fi
Free Parking
Editor's Analysis
Updated Oct 19, 2014
Overview
The Holiday Inn Peterborough-Waterfront hotel is located along the Trent Severn waterway in the heart of the Kawarthas in Ontario. This accommodation features an indoor/outdoor heated saltwater swimming pool, a sauna, a hot tub, a fitness centre, and a business centre. The on-site Riverside Grill restaurant is open Monday to Sunday, from 6:00am to 2:00pm and from 5:00pm to 11:00pm. The outdoor Gazebo Bar and Grill which overlooks the lake is open Monday to Sunday, from 11:00am to 1:00am, weather permitting.

All guest rooms are equipped with balconies, cable televisions, pay-per-view movies, coffee makers, hair dryers, and irons with ironing boards. The room rate includes free parking. free WiFi, free local calls, and free morning newspaper.

Several local attractions can be accessed from the hotel such as, the Canadian Canoe Museum (2.4km), the Peterborough Riverview Zoo (5.3km), the Art Gallery of Peterborough (650m), and the Hutchison House Living Museum (1.5km). All distances: Google Maps.

Check in time for this hotel is 3:00pm while check out is 11:00am. The author contacted the hotel directly to confirm the hours of operation for the on-site restaurants.
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The Good
Positive guest reviews for this hotel typically focused on the indoor/outdoor swimming pool, the river views, the convenient location, and the accommodating hotel staff. 

A number of guests enjoyed the swimming pool at this hotel, saying it was a great option in winter to have a heated pool that allowed one to swim both indoors and outdoors. Some said that it was this feature which attracted them to the hotel initially.

Many guests mentioned the lovely river views which could be seen from their balconies and recommended to others to book a room on the river side of the hotel. A few guests remarked that the on-site Gazebo Bar and Grill was a great place to watch the festival of lights. Several guests found the location convenient as the city centre was within walking distance from the hotel and many shops and restaurants could be easily accessed. 

Most guests that stayed at this hotel found the staff pleasant and mentioned that they were hospitable and accommodating toward guests' needs. Some said that the staff were quick to ameliorate any problems that guest's had with their rooms. 
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The Bad
Negative guest reviews for this hotel included noise complaints, high room rates, weak WiFi signal, and poor television reception. 

Several guests found this hotel overpriced, saying that because of the small room sizes and dated decor the rate couldn't be justified. A few guests felt that a complimentary breakfast ought to be included with the room rate. 

Peripheral complaints from guests included receiving a weak WiFi signal and a poor reception on their televisions.

Some guests said the hotel was very dated and in need of renovations.
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CanadianHotelGuide.com guest reviews ranked this hotel #3 of 5 and scored it 8 out of 10 from 14 guest reviews.

TripAdvisor.com guest reviews ranked this hotel #8 of 14 and scored it 3 out of 5 from 66 guest reviews.

Hotels.com guest reviews scored this hotel 4 out of 5 from 19 reviews.

The author contacted this hotel directly to confirm the hours of operation for the on-site restaurants.
Editor's Analysis by Tania P.
Analyzed by Tania P.
Tania is a writer and world traveler with a passion for living life to the fullest.
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Rated 7.5/10 based on 1319 reviews

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Map Marker Holiday Inn Peterborough
150 George St, Peterborough, ON