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8-minutes from Athabasca University, well-appointed rooms and free Wi-Fi

  • Free Wi-Fi, free breakfast and free parking
  • According to several reviewers, the staff were friendly
  • The rooms were comfortable, clean, well equipped and quiet, according to several guests
  • The breakfast received good ratings from some guests
  • A few guests thought the beds were comfortable
  • A couple guests thought the price was too high
Free Wi-Fi
Free Breakfast
Free Parking
Editor's Analysis
Updated Feb 27, 2013
This hotel is situated in an urban area, with Athabasca's city centre 3-minutes away by car and several restaurants and attractions within a 5-minutes drive. This hotel may appeal to guests who want a centrally located hotel with amenities nearby.

Each room comes with a mini-fridge, a microwave, cable TV, in-room movies, an iron and ironing board, a hair dryer, individual climate control and a desk and chair. The hotel equips each room with a laptop, printer and free Wi-Fi. Suites feature a jetted tub and full kitchenette.

Free breakfast is offered to guests. Parking is available on-site and is complimentary. Pets are permitted to stay at this property for $20 per night.

Other amenities include a fitness centre, guest laundry, a hot tub, copy service, an ATM machine, vending machines and meeting space.

A few restaurants are within a 5-minute drive of the hotel, including 49 Street Grill, Happy Garden (Chinese food) and Subway. An A&W is located on-site. The Athabasca Riverfront and Athabasca Golf and Country Club are both a 5-minute drive southeast. The nearest Highway 55 interchange is 11-minutes southeast by car. Athabasca University is 8-minutes away by car. (All driving estimates: Google Maps)

Verified by the front desk on February 22, 2013: laptop and printer amenities, free breakfast, free parking and pet policy.
The Good
Guests were generally happy with their stay and would return. The positive feedback outweighed the negative feedback with guests mentioning the staff, the rooms, the breakfast and the beds.

According to several reviewers, the staff were friendly and the service was excellent.

The rooms were a source of praise from several guests. They described the rooms as comfortable, well equipped, spacious and quiet. However, there were a couple opposing opinions about this (see below). Additionally, some guests felt the in-room laptop and printer were nice touches. 

The breakfast received good ratings from some guests.

The beds were described as comfortable by a few reviewers.
The Bad
As mentioned above, the majority of feedback sourced for this analysis was positive. However, there were some concerns about price and noise complaints.

A couple reviewers thought the hotel was overpriced compared to other hotels in the area.

Although the majority of feedback regarding the rooms was positive, a few guests had noise complaints about other guests, as well as noisy air conditioning units.

Show Sources
Sources ranked this hotel #1 out of 3 hotels in Athabasca based on 15 reviews. rated this hotel 4.3 out of 5 based on 9 reviews. rated this property 4 out of 5 based on 3 reviews.

The author called the hotel to confirm some information on February 22, 2013.
Editor's Analysis by Jennee R.
Analyzed by Jennee R.
Jennee loves to travel and loves to live vicariously through others to help them find the right place to rest their heads while away from home.
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Map Marker Super 8 Athabasca
4820B Wood Heights Road, Athabasca, AB