We were in Temagami to pick up our son from camp, and stayed three nights. Accommodation choices are somewhat limited in the Temagami area. This hotel is located at the edge of Temagami, and right next door to the Finlayson Provincial Park entrance.
Check in was a bit of a trial. The guy at the desk was on the 'phone with someone making a booking, which is fine. What wasn't so great was that it took him a good five minutes to even acknowledge my existence (and I think that was only because my husband arrived). They wanted full payment in advance. When I made the reservation I was told they took Discover, but when I arrived it turned out they didn't. MasterCard and Visa were fine.
Several room options were available when we booked (a week earlier). We chose the motel style. The car park was reasonably full, but not overflowing when we arrived. It looked like about half of all accommodations were occupied when we arrived on a Sunday evening. By the time we left on Wednesday morning it was probably closer to a third of all rooms were occupied. Room was basic but clean. There were two full (double) beds. There was a TV that received quite an array of channels, and an individual cup coffee maker. There was a deck with two chairs overlooking the lake. There was good water pressure in the bathroom, but the water pipes were pretty noisy (intermittent groaning). I slept well. On the first night we had something of a disturbed night courtesy of some noisy partying fishermen. We only dined once in the restaurant (breakfast), and enjoyed the meal we had. Talking to other guests, they said the evening meals they had were surprisingly good, and that the pies (baked on the premises) were outstanding. Restaurant is open year-round from 8:00 am to 8:00 pm (11:00 am to 8:00 pm in winter).
Overall, we got what we paid for.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Comfortable accommodations with Lakeview and Hillside rooms and cabins. Excellent restaurant on site, limited hours. Boat launch, canoes, paddleboats and swimming offered. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Temagami Shores Inn & Resort Ontario