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The Champlain Waterfront Hotel, Ascend Hotel Collection

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#8 of 15 hotels in Orillia
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In the midst of Downtown and steps away from the Port of Orillia, this historic hotel is close to numerous local attractions and places of interest including Casino Rama, the Leacock Museum, Orillia Opera House. OPP Museum and Hawk Ridge Golf & Country Club, Lakehead University and Georgian College are also in the area. A wide variety of restaurants shops surround the hotel. The city of Orillia boats miles of paved trails from one end of town to another, providing plenty of options for hiking, jogging, biking and rollerblading. Guests of this hotel will be pleasantly surprised. We provide free wireless internet, and in room coffee makers. Whether for business or leisure, the Hotel Champlain is the perfect place to stay. Our staff look forward to your next visit with us.
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Free parking
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Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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radar643 wrote a review Jan 2024
Minden, Canada1196 contributions60 helpful votes
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The original hotel was built in 1910, so I was hoping to see some artifacts from its past. It was renovated in 2016. An extension has been added to the side street side, allowing for an elevator and stairwells. Staff seen at both arrival and departure were very accommodating. A continental breakfast was available and exceeded my expectations. The cost was very reasonable and the hotel was located near the lake. There was a large restaurant attached and lighted parking in the back, which was limited as it was shared with the restaurant, especially in the winter with snow accumulations.
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Date of stay: January 2024Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Dear guest, Thank you for choosing to stay with us and for taking the time to post a review. We are delighted to have exceeded your expectations. Newly renovated and ideally located, we provide a memorable destination for business or leisure. It was our pleasure accommodating you, and we hope you will make The Champlain Waterfront Hotel your home away from home whenever your travels bring you to our city. Kind Regards,
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dan babcock wrote a review Aug 2022
Tulsa, Oklahoma5 contributions1 helpful vote
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Friendly and helpful check in personnel . Nice lobby. Recently refinished bedroom. Very large TV. View of waterfront. Good pub/restaurant adjoining. Bathroom nicely and recently remodeled. Nice tile flooring and shower. Room was ver clean The only downside would be the limited on site parking.
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Responded Sep 4, 2022
Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to complete our online survey regarding your recent stay at our hotel. Your feedback is very important to us and we can assure you that we will use this information to do everything possible to create an enjoyable experience for each of our guests. We hope to see you again soon! Sincerely, Guest Services.
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Reena09 wrote a review Jan 2024
Toronto, Canada2 contributions1 helpful vote
We had gone to a show at casino rama and instead of driving back to Toronto, decided to stay at the hotel. The hotel didn't have adequate parking and wanted us to park across the street where we did not feel safe as there were homeless people living in tents and it was dark. When we walked into the hotel lobby to complain, there were other people complaining and someone disabled who also was not tended to. We found out that the hotel knew about the issue, and could have made better arrangements, but chose not to spend the money to do so. I'm very disappointed in the hotel and will never stay here again. Btw- the rooms and breakfast= nothing to rave over.
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Date of stay: October 2023
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Mike6427 wrote a review Sep 2023
Ottawa, Canada18 contributions12 helpful votes
Very little parking. Best was 2 blocks away. Not waterfront but 2 blocks away in construction site. No house keeping service unless you stayed 7 days. Not accessible - many stairs. Not worth the price you are paying.
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Date of stay: September 2023Trip type: Travelled with family
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BarryB746 wrote a review Sep 2023
Montague, Canada2 contributions
The hotel was great the staff was excellent the went beyond all expectations to make us feel at home The rooms very clean and beautifull the large glass showers we awesome my wife and i enjoyed them very much anything we needed the staff was right there to help I will stay there again went we visit Orillia in the future if i could give it 10 stars i would i highly recommend this place Thank you Champlain Hotel & Staff very much
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Date of stay: August 2023
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Gerry W wrote a review Aug 2023
Toronto, Canada36 contributions28 helpful votes
The hotel was very nice. Great location to downtown Orillia. Rooms were small but had everything you needed. Very clean. Would definitely stay here again. The staff were very accommodating and caring. Within walking distance to everything needed. Great restaurants
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Date of stay: August 2023Trip type: Travelled with friends
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theoljohnnyboy wrote a review Jul 2023
New Florence, Pennsylvania1533 contributions558 helpful votes
We stayed for one night and were generally pleased. The remodeling of the hotel is evident and well done. The bathroom in the room was really really nice especially. Good sleep quality, dark and quiet room. The wifi worked well and the property was clean. All very good things! Breakfast was basic continental breakfast, it did the job! The rooms are on the small side, it is certainly doable and makes sense given that it is an older building that has been renovated. Certainly acceptable, just a note to be aware of. Lastly the name of the hotel includes the phrase water front. It is indeed along the waterfront- right next to waterfront outdoor dining, near parks and beaches, but the hotel is a block from the water. Hope this helps prepare you for your stay. We would stay again.
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Date of stay: July 2023
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neeseonthefly wrote a review Jun 2023
Niagara-on-the-Lake, Canada5 contributions1 helpful vote
We were very pleased with our stay at the Champlain Waterfront Hotel. The staff were pleasant and helpful. The rooms were very clean and comfortable. The bed, and the pillows in particular, were fabulous. I wish I could find pillows to purchase in the stores like the ones the hotel has. I was told the hotel had been remodeled and freshened up recently. It was obvious as the entire place looked smart and professionally styled. Thank you for a lovely stay in Orillia.
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Date of stay: June 2023
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Responded Jun 27, 2023
Dear guest, Thank you for staying with us at The Champlain Waterfront Hotel. Glad you had a brilliant stay with us. We hope to see you soon! Kind regards, Guest Services.
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Liza B wrote a review Jun 2023
Toronto, Canada216 contributions111 helpful votes
This is a refurbished old landmark hotel. The “waterfront” descriptor is a bit of a misnomer — it is a fair walk to get to water. Rooms are small but clean and adequately furnished, a second small chair would be nice. Breakfast “grab & go” is ok—- We were travelling with our dog 🐾🐾, so had lessened room expectations (somehow people travelling with dogs are always relegated to the least desirable rooms) — our view from our small well curtained window was the tiny parking lot and a fire escape. The pillows were the most uncomfortable I have slept on in a long time. It was a quiet, friendly, and convenient establishment for an overnight visit to Orillia.
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Date of stay: June 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Small parking lot, Hotel not on water as name suggests
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Brelynndee wrote a review Jun 2023
25 contributions41 helpful votes
Very unimpressed. They gave us a basement room! The room itself was clean, but very small. My husband is claustrophobic, but they said they were fully booked and couldn't change our room. Also, when my husband asked if there was a view, the man at the desk said with a smurk "oh yes, there is a view". It was a view of a window well with bars on the window! I felt like we were in a dungeon! For what we paid ($275) , we should have at least got a room with a view. The parking lot on the property was full, so had to park in a lot down the street. I understand there was construction, but we should have had a heads-up prior to going there. Also the breakfast is a joke. No hot breakfast options, just prepackaged croissants, cereals, yogurt and fruit. Overall we were very disappointed and dissatisfied with our stay.
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Date of stay: June 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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C$116 - C$159 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
quality inn orillia, quality hotel orillia
FORMERLY KNOWN AS
Rodeway Inn Champlain Waterfront
LOCATION
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NUMBER OF ROOMS
53
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Champlain Waterfront Hotel, Ascend Hotel Collection
Which popular attractions are close to The Champlain Waterfront Hotel, Ascend Hotel Collection?
Nearby attractions include Couchiching Beach Park (0.3 km), Orillia Museum of Art and History (0.3 km), and Port of Orillia (0.3 km).
What are some of the property amenities at The Champlain Waterfront Hotel, Ascend Hotel Collection?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and free parking.
What food & drink options are available at The Champlain Waterfront Hotel, Ascend Hotel Collection?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at The Champlain Waterfront Hotel, Ascend Hotel Collection?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Champlain Waterfront Hotel, Ascend Hotel Collection?
Conveniently located restaurants include Mariposa Market Stores, Apple Annie's Cafe, and Rustica Pizza Vino.
Is The Champlain Waterfront Hotel, Ascend Hotel Collection located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.3 km away from the centre of Orillia.
Are pets allowed at The Champlain Waterfront Hotel, Ascend Hotel Collection?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Are there any historical sites close to The Champlain Waterfront Hotel, Ascend Hotel Collection?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Mnjikaning Fish Weirs (3.7 km).
Is The Champlain Waterfront Hotel, Ascend Hotel Collection accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.