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Riverview Lodge

5.5 | Mediocre

Close to beach with friendly staff, but some concerns with no phones or Wi-Fi

  • Free wired Internet, free continental breakfast, free parking
  • Many lodgers praised the hotel's proximity to the beach and highway access
  • The hotel's staff were complimented on their friendly and helpful service
  • Several guests enjoyed their clean and spacious rooms
  • Some guests were disappointed their rooms did not include phones or Wi-Fi
  • Noise disturbances were reported by a few guests
Free Breakfast
Free Parking
Free Internet
Editor's Analysis
Updated May 13, 2013
Located about a 7-minute drive from downtown Wasaga Beach and a 6-minute walk from Georgian Bay, the Riverview Lodge, open May through October, is suited to car travellers looking for a rustic hotel with a free breakfast and extended kitchen amenities.

This hotel has 22 air-conditioned guest rooms and suites, each offering free wired Internet, cable TV, a sitting area, a coffeemaker, a mini-fridge, a microwave and a desk. Hairdryers and irons and ironing boards are available upon request. Standard rooms offer two double beds, while rooms with a separate bedroom, sleeping accommodations for up to six people and a kitchenette are also on offer.

The hotel also features barbecue facilities, a fire pit, a children's playground, a free continental breakfast and free parking. The breakfast is served daily between 8 am and 10 am. The hotel is not wheelchair accessible. Pets are permitted for $10 per night per pet with a $100 deposit.

Catch 22 Fresh Market Grill is roughly a 7-minute walk northeast of the hotel, while Collingwood Centre Shopping Mall can be found about 20-minutes away by car. Wasaga Sands Golf Club is a 12-minute drive south of the hotel, and Pearson International Airport (YYZ) is approximately a 1-hour and 30-minute drive away. (All distances and travel time estimates: Google Maps)

Verified with a front desk agent: Free wired Internet, free parking, pets permitted for $10/night/pet and $100 deposit, not wheelchair accessible. (Call date: May 9, 2013)
The Good
Guest reviews sourced for this analysis contained many positive responses to the hotel's location, staff and rooms.

Many reviewers praised the hotel's location, and described it as easy to find, as well as close to the beach, Wasaga's downtown and highway access.

Numerous lodgers were pleased with the hotel's staff, and characterized them as friendly, helpful and knowledgeable.

The hotel's rooms were the source of several compliments by guests, who described them as clean and spacious, with comfortable beds and nice river views. It should be noted, however, that some lodgers had complaints about their rooms (see below).
The Bad
Guest reviews consulted for this editorial contained several negative responses to the hotel's rooms and noise levels.

While several reviewers were pleased with their clean and spacious rooms, some guests were disappointed with their accommodations. They reported outdated decor, and mentioned there were no in-room phones and no Wi-Fi (although wired Internet is available at no cost). A few lodgers also pointed out the bathrooms sinks were in the rooms as opposed to in the bathrooms.

Noise transfer was mentioned by a few lodgers. They reported noisy in-room air conditioning units, as well as noisy plumbing and noise from guests overhead.

Show Sources
Booking.com guest reviews rated the hotel 6.7 out of 10 from 14 reviews.

Hotels.com guest reviews ranked the hotel 2.8 out of 5 from 9 reviews.

Expedia.ca guest reviews rated the hotel 2.8 out of 5 with a 67% recommendation rate from 9 reviews.

The author called the hotel on May 9, 2013 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 Riverview Lodge
1123 Mosley Street, Wasaga Beach, ON