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Chateau Nova

8.1 | Very Good | #4 out of 12 hotels in Fort McMurray

Fort McMurray airport hotel 6 min to YMM with free shuttle, free parking and restaurant 

  • Free Wi-Fi, free parking and free airport shuttle service
  • Many guests described their rooms as clean
  • Many reviewers praised the food at the on-site restaurant
  • The staff throughout the hotel were complimented for their friendly service
  • Many guests found the location convenient for accessing the airport (YMM)
  • Several reviewers found their beds to be comfortable
  • Some guests found the hotel's dinner buffet to be somewhat lacking at times
  • Some guests thought the hotel's location was remote
Free Wi-Fi
Free Shuttle
Free Parking
Editor's Review
Updated Feb 17, 2015
This hotel is situated within a 6-minute drive from the Fort McMurray Airport (YMM). This hotel is ideal for guests looking for convenient access to the airport. Free airport shuttle services are provided to guests each way daily (except Sunday).

Both smoking and non-smoking accommodations are available. All rooms include a kitchenette (a fridge, a microwave, a toaster, a kettle and dishes), free Wi-Fi, a flat screen TV, free local calls, air conditioning, an iron and ironing board and a desk. Rooms are furnished with two queen beds. Suites offer more spacious accommodations and a sofabed. Suites are furnished with either one queen bed or one king bed.  

Free parking is available on site and pets are permitted at an additional fee of $15 per night in select rooms.

The on-site restaurant serves breakfast, lunch and dinner. There is also an on-site lounge.

On-site recreational facilities include a fitness centre and a steam room. Other hotel amenities include luggage storage, ice/vending machines, a business centre (mail/copy/fax services), banquet and meeting space, free newspapers, coin-operated laundry machines, dry cleaning services (extra fees apply) and an ATM.

The Oil Sands Discovery Centre and the MacKenzie Industrial Park are both about 13 minutes away by car, while the downtown area of Fort McMurray is a 19-minute drive away and features the Peter Pond Shopping Centre, the Boomtown Casino, shopping and restaurants. The MacDonald Island Park (nature park and hiking trails) is 21 minutes away by car.
The Good
Positive reviews outnumbered negative reviews for this hotel among the reviews used for this analysis.

Many guests described their rooms as clean and a couple of reviewers thought that their rooms were well appointed with modern furnishings. A couple of guests found their rooms to be spacious while a few reviewers described their rooms as quiet. Several guests said that their beds were comfortable.

Many reviewers praised the food at the on-site restaurant.

The staff throughout the hotel were frequently complimented and guests described the staff as attentive and friendly.

Several guests found the location convenient for accessing the airport and liked being out of the busy downtown core.

A few reviewers thought that the room rates were reasonable and that the hotel offered good value for the money they spent. Guests mentioned the following amenities as value-added features: coin-operated laundry machines, reliable and free airport shuttle service, reliable and free Wi-Fi, and a well-equipped fitness centre.
The Bad
As mentioned above, positive reviews for this property outnumbered negative reviews among the reviews sourced for this analysis and there were a few isolated complaints mentioned by guests.

Isolated complaints included: room was uncomfortably warm, an in-room lamp was missing a light bulb, one guest claimed that cab fares to downtown were $25 each way, and no water supplied in the room.
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Sources ranked this hotel #5 out of 17 properties in Fort McMurray, with an average score of 4 out of 5 from 6 reviews. gave this hotel an average score of 4.7 out of 5 with 100% of 3 guests recommending the property. gave this property an average score of 4.6 out of 5 from 9 guest reviews. 

Editor's Analysis by Tammy B.
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Guest Reviews
Rated by Guests
8.1 / out of 10
"Very Good"
Ranked by Guests
4 / out of 12
hotels in Fort McMurray

The average guest rating for Chateau Nova is 8.1 out of 10 based on 57 reviews from past guests. This average guest rating ranks Chateau Nova at #4 out of 12 hotels in Fort McMurray.

Map Marker Chateau Nova
Fort McMurray Airport Mod 3 Comp 9 RR 1, Fort McMurray, AB