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Convenient highway location, free breakfast, free Wi-Fi and clean rooms

Pros
  • Free Wi-Fi, free parking and free breakfast
  • Many guests described their rooms as clean and well maintained
  • Several reviewers appreciated the continental breakfast
  • The staff were frequently complimented for their friendly service
  • Several guests gave this hotel their recommendation and said they would return
  • A few guests thought the room rates were reasonable
Cons
  • A few guests noted cleanliness inconsistencies
  • A couple of guests complained about smelling cigarette smoke in the hallways
Freebies
Free Wi-Fi
Free Breakfast
Free Parking
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Editor's Analysis
Updated Nov 21, 2012
Overview
This property is situated on Highway 63, a major thoroughfare in Fort McMurray, and is well suited for guests looking to explore the area by car or for business travellers looking to access offices in the MacKenzie Industrial Park (a 5-minute drive away).

Both smoking and non-smoking accommodations are available. All 140 rooms and suites include free Wi-Fi, a mini-fridge, a microwave, a TV, free local calls, a coffeemaker, an iron and ironing board, air conditioning and free newspapers. Rooms are furnished with one or two queen beds or one king bed. Suites at this property also include more spacious accommodations with a separate living area. Select suites include a jetted tub and all suites are furnished with either one king bed or one queen bed.

Free parking is available on site and pets are not permitted.

A free breakfast is served daily from 5 am to 9 am. There is a Humpty's Restaurant adjacent to this property which serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

Other on-site amenities include a hot tub, a fitness centre, an ATM, a business centre, meeting rooms, coin-operated laundry machines and ice machines.

The Oil Sands Discovery Centre is 4 minutes away by car, while the Heritage Park historical village is a 5-minute drive away. The downtown area is 8 minutes away by car and features the Boomtown Casino, the Peter Pond Shopping Centre, restaurants and bars. The MacDonald Island Park (nature park and hiking trails) is a 10-minute drive away. The Fort McMurray Airport (YMM) is 15 minutes away by car. (All driving time estimates: Google Maps) 

Verified by a front desk agent on November 19, 2012: The free breakfast is served daily from 5 am to 9 am.
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The Good
Positive reviews for this hotel outnumbered negative reviews among the reviews used for this analysis.

Many guests described their rooms as clean and well maintained. A couple of reviewers found their beds to be comfortable. 

Several reviewers appreciated the free breakfast and considered it to be added-value feature. 

The staff were frequently complimented and the front desk agents were described as friendly and efficient.

A few reviewers appreciated the price of the rooms and thought it offered good value. 

Several guests gave this hotel their recommendation and said they would return.

The location was considered a plus by a few guests "away from the downtown core" and "quieter than other accommodations right in the core area".

Isolated compliments included: the adjacent restaurant was an added convenience,  the free Wi-Fi added value, and "the air conditioner worked well, as did the shower (great pressure, hot water, and a free flowing drain)".
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The Bad
As mentioned above, positive reviews outnumbered negative reviews for this property among the reviews sourced for this analysis. However there were a couple of common concerns and a few isolated complaints mentioned by guests.

A few guests complained about cleanliness inconsistencies: a sticky TV remote, a dirty ice bucket and a room that "could have been cleaner".

A couple of guests complained about smelling cigarette smoke in the halls near to their non-smoking rooms.

Isolated complaints included: an in-room air conditioning unit was noisy, Wi-Fi service too slow for watching movies (but adequate for emailing), limited TV channels, noise disturbances created by rain falling on a downspout outside a guest room and hot breakfast items were cold.
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Expedia.ca gave this hotel an average score of 4.3 out of 5 with 100% of 4 guests recommending the property.

TripAdvisor.ca ranked this hotel #9 out of 17 properties in Fort McMurray, with an average score of 3 out of 5 from 11 reviews.

Hotels.com gave this property an average score of 3.7 out of 5 based on 33 guest reviews.

Verified by a front desk agent on November 19, 2012: The free breakfast is served daily from 5 am to 9 am.
Editor's Analysis by Tammy B.
Analyzed by Tammy B.
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Rated 7.3/10 based on 254 reviews

Ranked #11 out of 13 hotels in Fort McMurray

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Map Marker Super 8 Motel Fort McMurray
321 Sakitawaw Trail, Fort McMurray, AB