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Howard Johnson Inn - Gravenhurst
Ranked #4 of 8 Hotels in Gravenhurst
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Reviewed 14 October 2013 via mobile

We experienced the Howard Johnson Inn in Gravenhurst as a dingy and, overall, unpleasant kind of hotel. The room was large, but relatively dark and only very functionally equipped. Nothing nice about it. While the beds and bathroom were clean, there must have been at least 5 dead flies in the window frame (accessible for cleaning) and on the window sill. Not pleasant. Most annoying, however, was that we were woken up at 7:30 on a Sunday morning by two employees having a loud, personal conversation in the hallway in front of our room. After about 5 minutes of very audible chatter, I went outside to ask them whether they were aware that there were people sleeping in the room around them. They were quiet afterwards. I also complained to the person at the front desk, who apologized and informed me that she would talk to the staff. But our sleep had been disturbed anyway. Furthermore, other staff, who were apparently getting the garbage, left their truck running outside the window for a long time. The staff, with the exception of the front desk clerks, seemed to care very little that there were guests staying at the hotel.

The mattress of the bed was very soft and the pillows rather uncomfortable.

On the positive side, the front desk staff was friendly.

Ultimately, we cancelled the second night of our stay because it simply wasn't a good experience.

Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Kitchener
2 reviews
Reviewed 18 September 2013

Very convenient hotel. Parking was very close to our room. I loved the big Muskoka rock on the floor of main lobby. I could here people walking above us. There are no elevators.

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Brantford Ont Can
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Reviewed 11 September 2013

I agree with all the negative comments here. Bad smells, old furniture, carpet has to go, no breakfast area (get with the program). It should be torn down and re-built. It is a disgrace to the good name of Muskoka and Howard Johnson Inns. We were at a wedding at Taboo but would not pay the high prices there, we were given this as an alternative but we have stayed at 100% better places for a lot less.

Stayed September 2013, travelled with friends
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Property: Howard Johnson Inn - Gravenhurst
Address: 1-1165 Muskoka Rd S | Highway 11 and 169, Gravenhurst, Ontario P1P 1K6, Canada
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Region: 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 #4 of 8 Hotels in Gravenhurst
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:2 star — Howard Johnson Inn - Gravenhurst 2*
Number of rooms: 47
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