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Holiday Inn Express Dryden
Ranked #3 of 11 Hotels in Dryden
Certificate of Excellence
Thunder Bay, Ontario
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13 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Pleasantly Surprised”
Reviewed January 28, 2013

As I have stayed in many hotels across Canada & US, this one took me by surprise. The front desk service at check-in was amazing, the rooms were very clean. The breakfast couldn't be beat!! Not just muffins & coffee. You had your choice of pancakes, eggs, sausages, toast (bread, english muffin or bagel) and/or cereal. And then, 2 kinds of soup for dinner ALL FREE! I like free. Will definitely stay there again if the need arises.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with family
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Cochrane, Canada
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21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
Reviewed November 11, 2012 via mobile

Pretty nice hotel, well located at the beggining of the town. Great service, desk clerk even dropped the price of the room by 15$ without even negociating. And finally a real complete breakfast included meal!! Actually it Is the first time I see that in an hotel. Pancak, bacon, cheese omelette, cinnamon buns, all kind o breads, cheese spread... There's even a pancake maker and believe it or not, they're good! To sum it up, impressed!

  • Stayed November 2012
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Winnipeg, Canada
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4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed November 5, 2012

Very pleased with my stay there. The rooms were clean and there was plenty of room. The beds were very comfortable. Bathroom was very nice. The staff was very helpful at check-in. Breakfast was a typical continental, but had a pancake maker individual milk servings in a fridge instead of the usual common pitcher. (One minor complaint: they only had sugar-free syrup for the pancakes). Will stay there again on my next stay.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled on business
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Lunenburg, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed September 28, 2012

This hotel was a pleasant surprise in a town that is otherwise not particularly appealing. The staff were very friendly and helpful. The room was bright, clean, modern and fairly spacious. The beds were comfortable with a choice of soft or firm pillows. There was also a pool that was immaculately clean, and an exercise room that was very welcome (and needed) after a day of driving. Cheese and crackers, fruit, and two different types of soups in the early evening was served. Then a hot breakfast was served that included everything from pancakes, eggs, cereals and several beverages. If all Express Holiday Inns are like this one, I will definitely stay in more of them!

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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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new jersey
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed September 21, 2012

No complaints about the staff. The check in was very pleasant. The woman who worked at the breakfast was also pleasant. This is a generic mid level motel/hotel. It is nothing special, but perfectly fine for a short stay. The room was clean and comfortable. Note to housekeeping: the tiles behind the bathroom door were filthy (but the rest of the bathroom was very clean -- go figure).

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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cold lake
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed September 19, 2012 via mobile

Arrived at 7 pm, tired from 15 hours of driving, welcomed by a smiling desk clerk.
Also to our surprise, there was hot soup available to us, what a treat after a long drive.
Rooms were very clean and comfortable.
I would highly recommend this place.

  • Stayed September 2012
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Reviewed September 13, 2012 via mobile

Excellent hotel, cleaner than most any hotel I've stayed in, including ones at a much higher price point. The lack of a bar/restaurant/room service is all that kept me from assigning 5's across the board. Room is comfortable and has all the needed amenities for business travel.

  • Stayed September 2012
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Additional Information about Holiday Inn Express Dryden

Property: Holiday Inn Express Dryden
Address: 585 Government Street, Dryden, Ontario P8N 2Z4, Canada
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Location: Canada > Ontario > Kenora District > Dryden
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 11 Hotels in Dryden
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Holiday Inn Express Dryden 2.5*
Number of rooms: 60
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Enjoy Excellent Service Beyond Other Hotels in Dryden Escape to beautiful Ontario and enjoy a relaxing vacation at the 100% nonsmoking Holiday Inn Express Hotel - Dryden, Ontario. Our hotel's location is convenient to the Dryden Regional Airport (YHD) and the Trans-Canada Highway. From the many area parks to Dryden Ski Hill, you'll find a variety of attractions surrounding our hotel. Dryden's official mascot, Max the Moose, greets you at the Dryden Information Centre. You can cheer for the Ice Dogs at the Dryden Memorial Arena or tour the Dryden & District Museum, 1.5 km from our hotel. Dryden also has numerous outdoor attractions year-round, from canoeing and hiking to skiing and snowmobiling. We're also convenient to numerous businesses, such as Domtar Mill and Woodlands Operations, the Ministry of Natural Resources Fire Center, Dryden Regional Health Centre and the provincial court and government system in downtown Dryden. Our hotel's guests are welcome to utilize the 24-hour business centre and 80-square metre meeting room. Unique among Dryden, Ontario hotels, we offer a complimentary hot breakfast bar each morning and a complimentary soup meal on select nights. We have an indoor pool, steam room and fitness centre, and each room has a triple-sheeted bed, a TV and a work area with a desk, a chair and free high-speed, hard wired and wireless Internet access. Call today to Stay Smart at one of the best hotels in Dryden. ... more   less 
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