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Holiday Inn Peterborough
Ranked #5 of 12 Hotels in Peterborough
London, Ontario
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466 reviews
59 hotel reviews
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“A confortable stay but a little overpriced”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 17, 2012

I have stayed at this hotel several times on business. It is conveniently located near the downtown area making it possible to walk to walk to restaurants and pubs. The beds are comfortable and staff are friendly. Rooms are utilitarian. I really love the dining room for breakfast overlooking the river. Rooms are overpriced compared to other hotels in Peterborough.

Room Tip: Ask for riverview rooms. The rooms at the front can have a lot of street noise.
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled on business
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Tracie O, Manager at Holiday Inn Peterborough, responded to this review, January 15, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to write a review of our hotel and thank you for chosing to stay with us! We so happy that you find our location convenient and you enjoyed your stay. Our staff pride themself on being service minded and friendly.

We hope to see you again soon!
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    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 28, 2012

The room was beautiful, very clean and I appreciated little extras such as the fresh cream and milk in the fridge for our morning coffee/tea. The bed was so comfortable, if I ever need a new bed I will want to know what kind that was!! (As we usually sleep on a waterbed this is really terrific!). The staff are very friendly and hardworking. We really enjoyed the live music in the bar on Friday night.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with friends
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Tracie O, Manager at Holiday Inn Peterborough, responded to this review, January 15, 2013
We appreciate you taking the time to write a review of our hotel! We're happy to hear that your stay was an enjoyable one and we hope to see you again soon!
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Ottawa, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 22, 2012

We were travelling with a hockey tournament and the hotel was very accommodating to groups. In fact, I think they were a bit too nice given how much some guests "bent" the rules. They were gentle yet clear when addressing concerns which is preferable to the nasty drill sargeants I've seen at other places. Hospitality rooms were available. My son thought it was "perfect" and "fancy" because of the lovely indoor/outdoor pool and comfortable room. The pool is salt-water which made it much more comfortable to be in the area without burning eyes. A billiard table was available in the pool area. The price was OK and I agree that an included breakfast would have increased the value rating for me. Kids <12 usually eat free so the buffet for one morning was more reasonable but nothing special. The property has a lovely waterfront view and is close to most conveniences. Beware that it borders downtown and an area with a quite a few homeless folks. Despite that, I felt safe and we walked in groups. The only thing I was uncomfortable with was the excessive use of air freshener in the public areas - rather nauseating. Fortunately, I didn't notice it in our room. Overall, one of the better tournament hotels I've experienced.

Room Tip: Rooms overlooking the water have king bed with sofabed & fridge. Rooms facing road have 2 doubl...
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with family
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Tracie O, Manager at Holiday Inn Peterborough, responded to this review, January 15, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to write a review of our hotel. We're so glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us and we hope your team will come back and visit us again!
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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 21, 2012 via mobile

Can't recall when I've encountered friendlier staff!! Rooms are okay. Taking a river view with walkout balcony is a must. Food is very good and also very reasonable as are room rates. Sunrise in the morning is spectacular!! Rooms are a little tired, bed too firm but clean. ...and again... The location is not to be outdone nor is the friendly staff.

  • Stayed November 2012
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Ryan T, Front Office Manager at Holiday Inn Peterborough, responded to this review, December 6, 2012
We are very glad you enjoyed your stay and thank you for recognising the amazing team we have here at the hotel. It is really something special for them to come on here and see that guest are really appreciative of all they do.

Thank you very much for your king words and your business and we look forward to seeing you again soon
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Timmins, Canada
2 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 14, 2012

I have been staying regularly at this hotel over the past nine months, for work. The hotel has always been great, very with friendly staff, clean updated rooms, lots of facilities (like the swimming pool). This 3-night stay, they have set me up in their two room suite, which is fantastic. It has one room that is regular sized, with normal hotel fare, (bed, desk, flat screen TV). The adjoining room is almost twice the size, with a couch, chairs, a huge TV, dining area, and a very nicely appointed washroom with large shower. It was great to watch Monday night football on the big screen, and have the extra space to relax. With service like this, it makes my choice of hotels in Peterborough very easy. Thanks for the great service, and the comfortable stays.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled on business
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Ryan T, Front Office Manager at Holiday Inn Peterborough, responded to this review, December 6, 2012
Thank you very much for your nice comments and we are glad you enjoyed your stay in the suite. We really appreciate all your business over the last year and getting you in the suite was the least we could do.

It was always a treat having you and we look forward to seeing you again soon.

your friends at the Holiday Inn Peterborough Waterfront
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Ottawa, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 25, 2012

Average review, given the price. I have stayed at much better spots at that price. Which was a group booking so should have been a bit of a deal. It was not, especially with no breakfast included. Also I got a one bed room with pullout couch which my almost adult son could not sleep on for comfort. So I paid that money to bring him to the hockey tournament and he went and slept in a friends room who had 2 beds... where the common sense.
My Bathroom had "an unflushed toilet" when I arrived. They did comp me a breakfast when I mentioned it, so they at least did care. Other than that it was pretty clean and comfortable.
There was a party in the next room and they dealt with it and got the area pretty quiet. Staff were friendly.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
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Ryan T, Front Office Manager at Holiday Inn Peterborough, responded to this review, November 2, 2012
Thank you for taking the time to write this review and thank you for choosing to stay with us here in Peterborough.

When we have hockey tournaments in town we don’t guarantee the teams a room type, they get either a room with 2 double or a king and a pull out with a Riverview. The reason we do this is it is the only way we can have the teams all together in the hotel. With the way the rooms are set up in the hotel if we guaranteed a room type each team would be scattered throughout the hotel. After doing this for so many years we have learned that being close together is more important to the teams staying at our hotel. I am sorry this caused you an inconvenience during your stay.

We hope you do come to stay with us again in the future and see what all Peterborough has to offer
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Whitby, Ontario, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 4, 2012

We celebrated our wedding here in Sept 2011. Lisa and the staff at the Holiday Inn made the planning incredibly easy and the execution was flawless! We had our ceremony and the reception all at the hotel! They even made a last minute arrangement to change one of the meals for us to accomodate an allergy that we didn't know about!!
There isn't a time when my family gets together now that we don't rave about the food at our dinner! Thank you!
My husband and I stayed an extra night after our wedding weekend and enjoyed all the hotel had to offer! We plan on visting again soon to celebrate our one year anniversary! Thank you for the beautiful anniversary card that we received!!

Room Tip: Rooms facing the river are best rooms to ask for!
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Thank Natalie G
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Ryan T, Front Office Manager at Holiday Inn Peterborough, responded to this review, October 20, 2012
Thank you very much for Sharing your wedding day with us and we are glad that we were able to help make your day so memorable. Hopefully you will spend one of your anniversaries with us and wish you many years of happiness.
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Property: Holiday Inn Peterborough
Address: 150 George St. N., Peterborough, Ontario K9J 3G5, Canada
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Location: Canada > Ontario > Peterborough
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #5 of 12 Hotels in Peterborough
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Holiday Inn Peterborough 3*
Number of rooms: 310
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Experience the Friendliest Service Among Peterborough, Ontario Hotels Located In the heart of the Kawarthas, the Holiday Inn Hotel Peterborough Waterfront is ideally situated along the Trent Severn Waterway in the downtown business and shopping district with 60 restaurants within walking distance. Our hotel's central location puts you near the world's highest hydraulic lift lock and Canada's only Canoe Museum, 1.5 km from our hotel. Peterborough hosts numerous festivals throughout the year, such as summer's Festival of Lights and is home to popular arts facilities, like Showplace Performance Centre. You'll also find some of the best shopping opportunities in downtown Peterborough. Lodging here puts business travelers near GE Canada, Siemens, Pepsi-QTG, De Laval, Ministry of Natural Resources and other businesses in Peterborough. Our hotel's amenities include over 650 sq. m. of meeting space, catering services and a 24-hour Business Centre. From the indoor/outdoor pool and whirlpool to the kid's playroom and recreation room, our Peterborough hotel's amenities keep you entertained. Enjoy a meal at the Riverside Grill, visit the Fitness Centre and relax in a 100% nonsmoking guest room or suite featuring comfortable beds with triple-sheeted mattresses, work areas with free high-speed Internet access, a 32-inch LCD TV and more. We invite you to stay at our hotel in Peterborough, where the only thing we overlook is the water. ... more   less 
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