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The Kanata by BCMInns

9.3 | Excellent
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Well loved & pet-friendly Fort Saskatchewan hotel with free hot breakfast and free parking

Pros
  • Free amenities: Wi-Fi, wired Internet, parking, hot full breakfast, shuttle service to Shell plant
  • Many guests described their rooms as clean
  • Many reviewers praised the food and selection at the free breakfast
  • The staff were frequently described as friendly and welcoming
  • Several guests found their beds to be comfortable
  • A few reviewers found restaurants and shopping nearby
Freebies
Free Wi-Fi
Free Breakfast
Free Parking
Free Internet
Editor's Analysis
Updated Feb 11, 2015
Overview
This hotel within a 1-minute drive of Highway 15 and there are several restaurants also located within a 1-minute drive. Offering bagged lunches and shuttle service to the local Shell Plant, this property caters to oil-and-gas business travellers.

This property is 100% smoke-free and all rooms include free Wi-Fi (and wired Internet), a coffeemaker, an iron and ironing board, a hair dryer, a flat screen TV and individual climate control. Select rooms also include a sofabed and rooms are furnished with on king bed, one queen bed or two queen beds.

Suites provide more spacious accommodations and select suites also include a jetted tub and/or a fireplace. Suites are furnished with one king bed and bunk beds, one king bed or one king bed and a sofabed.

Free parking is available on site and pets are permitted in select rooms for an additional fee of $25 per pet, per night.

A free breakfast is served daily from 5:30 am to 10 am. An evening buffet dinner is served at the on-site Fireside Room. Bagged lunches and business catering services are also available.

Other on-site amenities include meeting space, guest laundry facilities, dry cleaning service, free newspapers and business centre. This hotel provides free shuttle service to the Shell Scottford Plant (15 minutes away by car), Monday to Friday, at 6 am.

There is a liquor store and a Canadian Tire within a 4-minute walk of this hotel, while the Fort Saskatchewan Correctional Centre is 7 minutes away on foot. The Dow Centennial Centre's Shell Theatre is 4 minutes away by car, while the Fort Mall (shopping centre) is a 5-minute drive away. Mowat Park (green space) is 7 minutes away by car.

Downtown Edmonton is 35 minutes away by car, while the Edmonton International Airport (YEG) is a 45-minute drive away. (All walking and driving time estimates: Google Maps)

Verified by a front desk agent on March 5, 2013: The free breakfast is served daily from 5:30 am to 10 am.
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The Good
Many guests raved about this hotel, among the reviews used for this analysis, and one reviewer said that this hotel was above average for the area.

Many guests described their rooms as clean and one reviewer found her room to be spotless. Several guests specifically mentioned that their beds were comfortable. One guest described the beds as "heavenly", while another reviewer said "I had the sleep of my life". 

A couple of reviewers appreciated the in-suite jetted tubs, while a couple of other guests found the suites to be spacious and well suited for families.

Many guests praised the food and selection at the free breakfast and one reviewer added that the selection was "far beyond a continental breakfast". A couple of reviewers also appreciated the on-site dinner service.

The staff throughout the hotel were often described as friendly and welcoming. One reviewer said that the staff "put a lot of effort into customer satisfaction and it really shows".

A few guests mentioned that shopping and restaurants could be found nearby.
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The Bad
There were very few negative comments found for this property, among the reviews sourced for this editorial. However, a few guests agreed that the Wi-Fi service was unreliable. One reviewer thought that the Wi-Fi signal was particularly weak on the fourth floor.
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Sources
Expedia.ca gave this hotel an average score of 4.5 out of 5, with 100% of 24 guests recommending the property.

TripAdvisor.ca ranked this hotel #1 out of 8 properties in Fort Saskatchewan, with an average score of 5 out of 5, from 67 reviews.

The author called the hotel on March 5, 2013 to verify some information.
Editor's Analysis by Tammy B.
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Guest Reviews
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Rated 9.3/10 based on 351 reviews

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Location
Map Marker The Kanata by BCMInns
9820 - 86 Avenue, Fort Saskatchewan, AB