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Algonquin River Inn
Ranked #2 of 2 Hotels in Whitney
Reviewed 27 October 2009

Really basic and cheap, really ok for spending a night.
Bathrooms are a bit old and could be better.

  • Stayed: October 2009, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 25 September 2008

I had to stay at this hotel because of a business trip we were at a neighboring town. I do event security for a living usually in the GTA area - however this particular week, my company was asked to go up north and we needed hotels to stay at and this was the ONLY HOTEL IN THE AREA.

This hotel was supposed to be literally a place where we would sleep, shower and grab the rides back when we had to go back to our shifts.

This seemed like a perfectly good idea..everyone who was going off to work gave there keys to someone who was going back to the hotel. Anyway! there was a misunderstanding, with myself and someone else in the company, and my room was being rented out to someone else I was not a where of this until I got home after doing a 15 hour shift in the blazing July heat only to find that my bag and all my items were NOT IN MY ROOM.

Suffice to say..I freaked out! a colleague and myself, talked to the maid and to the guy behind the counter - none of which spoke English. All the maid could say was "someone wearing your shirt took the bag out" (meaning my uniform shirt) but she could not give a basic description of the person/persons who took the stuff out of my bag.

It took me 45 minutes to get the guy behind the counter to tell me that when people leave stuff at the hotel by accident they leave it locked in the office in case they come back, but they wouldn't let me back there to see if any of my stuff was back there.
With me of the verge of tears and my coworkers getting quite agitated..they finally let me talk to the owner by phone., who in fact HUNG UP ON ME.

Suffice to say..it took the manager of my company and two supervisors to come down from work, to see what was going on with my bag and them threatening loss of business.
We finally found what was going on, but it was no help to the employees of the hotel.

Aside from that problem, the hotel which by all definition is quite literally a what my friends would call a 'road stop' motel..meaning
that it is a hotel to stay at when you are on the road in the middle of no where, and its a 'we need a place to stay, the car isn't an option and we are going to crash into a fiery death if we don't find a hotel now.'

there is no phones in the rooms, no internet service, SOMETIMES hot showers, and everything in the town worth eating closes at 9:00pm! (and the pay phones do not except quarters!)

The only way I would stay here again, by choice, is if like I said earlier..totally and completely desperate!

  • Stayed: July 2008, travelled on business
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Reviewed 25 July 2008

The Algonquin Parkway inn is a very modest little motor in with tired but clean rooms. Its run by a new owner who is doing his best to keep the place clean and maintained without spending much money on it. His English is not good so its a bit of a chore to communicate but again, he does his best.

Its a fine place to launch photo trips into Algonquin Park but for more than a night or two it might be a bit too basic. Its very convenient in that its located on Highway 60 about 10 minutes from the east gate of Algonquin Park and it backs onto a pretty little river.

My wife and I and now with our two children, have stayed there several times over about 15 years. We use it as a base before going camping in the park or when staying at a lodge in the park.

Our favourite time of year to stay is in the early part of May when the moose are out along the Highway 60 corridor through the park. We drive out very early and return in the evening.

There are two restaurants nearby, one just across the road the other just across the bridge over the river and these offer decent home style meals.

Our room had a bathtub on our last stay but others offer only showers.

If you like your comforts its not for you and there is a pricey but very nice rustic couples hotel in the same small village. If you are looking for decent inexpensive accommodation its fine.

  • Stayed: May 2008, travelled with family
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Reviewed 3 August 2015 via mobile
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Stayed: August 2015, travelled with family
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Reviewed 1 October 2014
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  • Stayed: September 2014, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank Monika B
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Address: Hwy 60, Whitney, Ontario K0J 2M0, Canada (Formerly Algonquin Parkway Inn)
Region: Canada > Ontario > Whitney
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Ranked #2 of 2 Hotels in Whitney
Price Range: £48 - £66 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Algonquin River Inn 2*
Number of rooms: 14
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