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Pinedale Inn
Ranked #6 of 8 Hotels in Gravenhurst
Reviewed 20 June 2012

Had stayed here one night during the Victoria day long weekend. It is right next to the lake and you even get to enjoy watching the sun set.

Room Tip: All rooms have a lake view.
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  • Stayed: May 2012, travelled with family
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Reviewed 29 April 2012

Stayed here with my family last summer, and was quite happy with the grounds, the rooms and the price. Love having a kitchenette and the view was awesome. Our room had a huge picture window so we could either sit on the balcony or inside the room and enjoy the beauty of the Lake. Everything was fine until the owner/operator got angry at his wife in front of everyone and was treating her like a second-class citizen. Other guests noticed and were immediately turned off. He also has a problem with children, even though this is advertised as child-friendly. He was getting really impatient with guests who had children at the pool area. When we went for a swim at 9am the next day, he told us not to forget that check out was at 11am. I told him I didn't need a reminder, and that just left a bad taste. I would definitely come here again if run by different people. Although his wife and children were very pleasant.

Room Tip: Rooms closest to the motel entrance have the best views of the lake.
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  • Stayed: July 2011, travelled with family
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5  Thank SammyJo72
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Reviewed 27 November 2011

We stayed in the two-bedroom unit when we needed to be in Gravenhurst overnight on a weekend in November. We were pleased to find this - it offered a 2-bedroom with kitchenette and living room for $110. I had read some not-so-flattering reviews of chain hotels in the area and opted for this instead, and I feel I made the right choice. My contact with staff was very minimal as they were friendly and efficient and got us checked in very quickly. This is obviously a family operation as when we checked out I went to the office where a little girl who appeared to be less than 10 politely accepted my return of the room key :)

The room has a very nice view of Gull Lake through the trees and has a balcony overlooking same. Of course, a rainy November weekend isn't really conducive to enjoying something like this, but one can tell it would be very beautiful in the Summer.

Furnishings were pretty utilitarian as opposed to luxurious...but one wouldn't expect much luxury at this price. What we DID want was quiet and clean, and Pinedale scored well on both counts. It was also very convenient to the center of town, being just a 2 or 3 minute drive.

The only negative I noticed was that the window blinds are translucent rather than opaque, and the bright parking lot light on the non-lake side (where my bedroom was) left the room not as dark for sleeping as I like (the bedroom on the lake side was pitch dark). Pretty minor quibble though. The bathroom was very clean and, unlike in many motels, there were no problems with the plumbing or showerhead etc.

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  • Stayed: November 2011, travelled with family
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5  Thank UsuallyRentsaCottage
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Reviewed 18 September 2011

We stayed here Sept 9-11th. It is a pretty nice motel but certainly not like the pictures on the website....where they got the pics from I have no idea? But it is a good deal for the price. We had a family suite, it had a mini kitchen with all utensils, fridge, stove, microwave, dishes etc. A queen sized bed in the main room with a small t.v. and a seperate bedroom with two single beds. It came to 203.00 including tax for the two nights.
There was a balcony with a view of the lake which was beautiful !! I only wish there had been nice chairs to sit on instead of cheap plastic ones that looked like they had seen much better days. also it would have been nice to be able to go to and sit at the lake, but there was not one chair in their lovely back lot. The property needs to be taken better care of, but certainly has potential to be very nice and hopefully they will fix it up a bit more. Beds really need some updating. Mine was not comfortable at all.
There were a couple of barbeques in the parking lot that any of the units can use.
There are no restaurants nearby (except McDonalds, boston pizza) so we drove to Bracebridge for our dinners each night. Of all the good and bad about this place I do think I would stay there again. Hope for some improvements in the future :)

Room Tip: All rooms looked like they had a great view of the lake !!
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  • Stayed: September 2011, travelled with family
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Reviewed 6 June 2012
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  • Stayed: May 2012, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Pinedale Inn

Address: 200 Pinedale Lane, Gravenhurst, Ontario P1P 1B4, Canada
Region: Canada > Ontario > Muskoka District > Gravenhurst
Amenities:
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Swimming Pool
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Ranked #6 of 8 Hotels in Gravenhurst
Price Range: £56 - £85 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Pinedale Inn 2*
Number of rooms: 6
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