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Franklin Suite Hotel

8.7 | Very Good
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Spacious rooms with kitchenettes, free breakfast, underground parking and Wi-Fi 

Pros
  • Free Wi-Fi, free parking and free breakfast
  • Many guests found their rooms to be clean and spacious
  • The staff were frequently complimented for their friendly service
  • A few reviewers found their rooms to be quiet
  • A couple of guests appreciated the underground parking
  • A couple of reviewers thought that the hotel offered good value
Cons
  • A couple of reviewers would have liked an on-site restaurant
  • A couple of reviewers would have liked more selection at the free breakfast
Freebies
Free Wi-Fi
Free Breakfast
Free Parking
Editor's Analysis
Updated May 9, 2013
Overview
This property is located on a major thoroughfare in Fort McMurray and is well located for guests who prefer to be within walking distance of restaurants and entertainment. There is a Boston Pizza, a Landmark Cinema, Podollan Pub and Boomtown Casino, all within a 10-minute walk of the property.

This hotel is 100% smoke free and all rooms include free Wi-Fi, a kitchenette (fridge, microwave and toaster), a flat screen TV, a table and chairs, a work desk, an iron and ironing board, separate living and bedroom areas and air conditioning. Rooms are furnished with one king bed, one queen bed or two queen beds. Select rooms also feature a view of the Athabasca River.

This hotel also features special suites designed specifically for women that feature deep soaker tubs, complimentary beauty products (including cleansers, hair spray, deodorant, razors, a flat iron, a hair dryer with diffuser and a curling iron), magazines, a yoga mat, padded hangers, a robe and complimentary tea. These rooms are available for female travellers only.

Free underground parking is available on site and pets are permitted in select rooms for an additional fee of $20 per night.

A free breakfast is served from 4:30 am to 11 am. This hotel does not have an on-site restaurant.

Other on-site amenities include a fitness centre, a business centre, free newspapers, coin operated laundry machines and meeting space.

The Fort McMurray Greyhound Bus Station is a 6-minute drive away, while Keyano College is about a 7-minute drive away. The J. Howard Pew Memorial Family Park is 8 minutes away by car.

The Oil Sands Discovery Centre and MacKenzie Industrial Park are both about 10 minutes away by car, while the Miskanaw Golf Club is about a 2-minute drive or 15-minute walk away. The Fort McMurray Airport (YMM) is 20 minutes away by car. (All walking and driving time estimates: Google Maps)

Verified by a front desk agent on May 6, 2013: Free breakfast hours and pet policy.
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The Good
Many guests described pleasant overall stays at this property, among the reviews used for this analysis, and several aspects of the hotel received praise.

Many guests described their rooms as clean and spacious, while a few reviewers found their rooms to be quiet. A couple of guests said that their rooms were comfortable, while a couple of other reviewers found their kitchenettes to be well equipped. A couple of guests appreciated having a private balcony.

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

A couple of guests appreciated the free underground parking, while a couple of other reviewers thought that this hotel offered good value for the money they spent.

A few guests appreciated the free breakfast and one reviewer said that this hotel served the best coffee in town. However, a couple of guests were not impressed with the free breakfast (see below).
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The Bad
There were very few concerns or complaints found for this hotel, among the reviews sourced for this analysis. However, a couple of guests were disappointed that this hotel did not have an on-site restaurant. A couple of other reviewers thought that the free breakfast lacked variety and would have appreciated more options.
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Sources
Expedia.ca gave this hotel an average score of 4.4 out of 5, with 93% of 14 guests recommending the property.

TripAdvisor.com ranked this hotel #3 out of 17 hotels in Fort McMurray, with an average score of 4 out of 5, from 14 reviews.

The author called the hotel on May 6, 2013 to verify some information.
Editor's Analysis by Tammy B.
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Guest Reviews
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Rated 8.7/10 based on 227 reviews

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Map Marker Franklin Suite Hotel
10300 Franklin Avenue, Fort McMurray, AB