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Howard Johnson Inn
2.0 of 5 Hotel   |   1165 Muskoka Road South | Highway 11 and 169, Gravenhurst, Ontario P1P 1K6, Canada   |  
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Ranked #6 of 7 Hotels in Gravenhurst
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35 reviews 35 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“rock lobby”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

Stayed here to attend wedding at Bala. prices ridiculous in Bala I mean really its not Monaco. good value clean rooms had fridge and everything you needed. Ask about big rock in lobby good story. Close to all stores and Petes players. They were almost empty. Should offer better price and really good deals. At say 60 they could fill the place with food and or entertainment packages. PS For the review that said the heat was hard to get at because of the shelf. Try using the thermostat on the wall.

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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109 helpful votes 109 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

I just returned from spending May 17 and May 18 at the above hotel. I was rather 'wary' of some of the reviews however, after researching other accommodations within the area - it appeared there was little middle ground... The 'elite' (which unfortunately Muskoka is becoming) were rather ridiculously priced for - 'after all' - just a nice bed to sleep on - ($200 AND UP...) A small run down Oak Something motel across the street from HoJo was the only option other than B&Bs in the area... And motels I would rather not consider...

I only booked ONE NIGHT at HJ. The room was immaculately clean, well laid out and had everything I would require! I could "wish for larger windows, a softer bed, however, in the 'Grand Scheme of Things'? {If that is SO all important***stay home!} SO, I BOOKED A SECOND NIGHT RIGHT ON THE SPOT! By the time my little dog and I drove to all the gorgeous sights and beaches every day- soaked up the sun- ate picnic lunches, enjoyed Muskoka - WELL - (OH YES, THEY TAKE SMALL DOGS - AND ARE VERY DECENT ABOUT IT) - My dog and I were 'bagged' and just wanted to enjoy the comforts the room provided, There is a microwave and refrigerator. A REALLY good shower, an impressive Flat Screen TV AND...an individual coffee maker for one cup only and it actually makes a heck of a cup of coffee!

Piles of brochures, pamphlets, booklets and FREE NEWSPAPERS EVERY DAY which are super to peruse on a park bench at one of the various gorgeous beaches around. There is no continental breakfast but, there are SO MANY DARNED OPTIONS AVAILABLE - who cares???? Have your coffee, clean up and ENJOY ONE OF THE BEST PLAYGROUNDS MOTHER NATURE EVER INVENTED!!!!

Jump all over this if you can (while it is there). You can't beat the price and cleanliness! Oh Wait until you see the lobby - what a trip! Realize that you are not at a 5* at the get go! Enjoy the area!

Piles of parking, Quiet and tranquil at night. Open the window, enjoy the clean Muskoka air!

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Gravenhurst
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

It was very neat and accommodating. I enjoyed the fridge and microwave in the room. They were pet friendly which was fantastic as it was short notice that we needed the room. Price was fair and room was enjoyable.

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014

The heater was noisy and hard to change the dials blocked by the shelf under the window and the smell of the room was awful

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service

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Address: 1165 Muskoka Road South | Highway 11 and 169, Gravenhurst, Ontario P1P 1K6, Canada
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Location: Canada > Ontario > Muskoka District > Gravenhurst
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #6 of 7 Hotels in Gravenhurst
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Howard Johnson Inn 2*
Number of rooms: 47
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