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Econo Lodge
Ranked #11 of 14 Hotels in Orillia
Toronto, Canada
Level Contributor
8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Last minute”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 28, 2012

We were hunting deer near Bracebridge Ont, and had booked a room at a small (nameless) motel/restaurant on hwy #11. We had hunted from sun rise until sun set in miserable wet snow conditions. At the end of the day all we wanted was 2 things, a hot shower and warm bed, not much to ask. When we arrived at the unnamed motel we were terribly disappointed, the motel owner demanded cash up front (in broken english). WOW, the worst possible room, no heat, no lights and NO HOT water! We got our money back and started looking up lodging in the area. We had to drive 20 minutes south but well worth the drive. The staff at the Econo Lodge in Orilla made us feel like VIPs. We were 3 cold hunters but our moods instantly changed when greeted by such friendly professional people at the Econo Lodge. The room felt like the Presidential Suit, warm and welcoming, the shower was hot and the beds felt like home. The best part is that we saved $8.00 per night by chosing the Econo Lodge over the cold, smelly Mom/Pop motel on Hwy #11. The next morning we enjoyed a quick continental breakfast with bagels, muffins and coffee before heading back to the bush. We have stayed there twice since the first weekend and we never disappointed. Great place for a great price. We will be back!

  • Stayed November 2011, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Helpful?
Thank Ron M
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, General Manager at Econo Lodge, responded to this review, July 1, 2012
Thank you very much for your comments. Our goal is to maintain consistency in our standards. By receiving such kind comments we feel great pride and accomplishment in serving all our Econo Lodge guests. We will continue to strive to provide excellent service and comfortable accommodations. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon.

Darlene Allen
Front desk Manager
Kensington Hospitality Inc
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  • Location
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 bubbles
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English first
Toronto, Canada
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 18, 2012

Had a good experience. Stayed there for the weekend and it was clean, staff was friendly and the bathroom was a decent size and well equipped. We ordered an iron and had no problems with service. For the price we paid it was a good hotel!

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank raina v
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Sabiya, General Manager at Econo Lodge, responded to this review, June 20, 2012
Dear Guest,

Thank you for your comments regarding your recent stay at the Econo Lodge Orillia. Our success is measured by our guest's experience. We look forward to welcoming you back to the Econo Lodge on your next visit to the Orillia area.

Mebs Ladha
General Manger
Kensington Hospitality Inc
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Niagara Falls, Ontario
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20 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 15, 2012 via mobile

Disgusting.

I get to my room, and it smells like someone is having a bonfire in my room all not long. Not to mention, the air conditioner smells like dirty water.

My fridge did not work, the provided amenities like soap, shampoo etc, are really poor.

The bathroom tub had a dirty ring around around it, the sheets were stained, and the carpets both inside and outside the room were discoloured and stained.

The second floor had suspicious trafficking all night, in and out of the same room; odd.

The continental breakfast were greasy chocolate donuts, hard cheese croissants, and stale coffee.

I can usually find one positive thing about a place; however this place completely disgusted me. I felt even more filthy after taking a shower.

I do NOT recommend this hotel for families, let alone anyone. D

Stayed June 2012, traveled on business
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Thank brunette1208
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Sabiya, Front Office Manager at Econo Lodge, responded to this review, June 17, 2012
Dear Guest,

Thank you for your recent visit to Econolodge Orillia. We appreciate your patronage and are saddened to note that your visit and stay with us was less than satisfactory. Please accept my sincerest regrets and apologies.

In order to better understand and resolve the issues, I ask that you please call me on my toll free number 1-877-326-6534 or 1-416-854-2094. I look forward to speaking with you.

With best regards,

Darlene Allen
Front desk Manager
Kensington Hospitality Inc
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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 7, 2012

We had an excellent stay at this hotel over the weekend with our two kids in tow..one is 8 yrs old and the other is 6...Our room had ample space, great with two beds, couch and tables to play board games with the kids and it was ideal to have a refrigerator to keep some take-away food for later. We also found the location to be ideal as it was a mere 5 minutes drive from the lake where we spent most of our time. The front-desk staff were very friendly and welcoming and gave us good leads on what to do in Orillia..I would also recommend 'Theo's' restaurant accross the road for good food and excellent service. We will definitely be going back to this property the next time we visit!

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank RKeaner
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Toronto
Level Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 29, 2012

Stayed there this past weekend and the service was fast, the prices were very affordable and the staff was friendly and very helpful. The rooms were spacious and clean, the continental breakfast was more than adequate and the location was very convenient! I definitely recommend it to everyone!!

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank RTejani
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Sabiya, General Manager at Econo Lodge, responded to this review, April 30, 2012
Thank you for your wonderful words Mrs.Tejani. We are pleased to hear that our property along with our staff accommodated you and your family during your holidays. It was such a pleasure to invite your family into ours. We do hope to see you all soon.

Mebs Ladha
General Manager
Kensington Hospitality Inc
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Hamilton
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 28, 2012

Any time im in orillia I stay at this hotel.
I enjoy the fact that they have smoking and non smoking rooms as for I'm a smoker.
The rates are reasonable and the rooms are clean an have mini fridges an mic in them free wireless internet for guests and some rooms now have the new flat screen tvs. The breakfast is simple but a nice added touch with no extra cost. This is the second review I've done as for I failed to realize that there is an extra link to follow not a big computer user.

  • Stayed May 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Helpful?
Thank Rosann G
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Sabiya, General Manager at Econo Lodge, responded to this review, April 30, 2012
Thank you for your comments regarding your recent stay at the Econo Lodge Orillia. Our success is measured by our guest's experience. We look forward to welcoming you back to the Econo Lodge on your next visit to the Orillia area.

Mebs Ladha
General Manger
Kensington Hospitality Inc
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Sudbury, Canada
Level Contributor
27 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 15, 2012

This is the third time we have stayed at Econo Lodge and we are satisfied with our room and the staff. Breakfast is a customary continental in a comfortable dining area. We especially like the fair prices.

Room Tip: We usually acquire our room through Priceline there's always one available for a very low price.
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  • Stayed April 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Diane L
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Additional Information about Econo Lodge

Property: Econo Lodge
Address: 265 Memorial Ave., Orillia, Ontario L3V 5X8, Canada
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Location: Canada > Ontario > Orillia
Amenities:
Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#4 On the Beach Hotel in Orillia
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:1.5 star — Econo Lodge 1.5*
Number of rooms: 53
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