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Comfortable north Grand Prairie hotel with free hot breakfast, kitchenettes & jacuzzi suites

Pros
  • Free amenities: Wi-Fi, hot breakfast, parking
  • Many guests described their rooms as clean
  • The staff were frequently complimented for their friendly service
  • Several guests mentioned the free DVD rentals as a value-added feature
  • Several reviewers found the location convenient for accessing Highway 43
  • Several guests praised the food at the free breakfast
Cons
  • Many guests complained that the downtown area was too far from this hotel (11 minutes by car)
  • Several reviewers noticed marks and scratches on the walls
  • Several guests complained about a limited selection of TV channels
Freebies
Free Wi-Fi
Free Breakfast
Free Parking
Editor's Analysis
Updated Feb 22, 2015
Overview
This hotel is an 11-minute drive north of downtown Grande Prairie and is a 5-minute drive from the nearest Highway 43 interchange (to Edmonton). This property is well suited for travellers looking for convenient access to Highway 43 or for business guests looking to access offices in the nearby industrial park (6 minutes away by car).

Both smoking rooms and non-smoking rooms are available. All rooms and suites include free Wi-Fi, free local calls, a coffeemaker, a mini-fridge, a microwave, a TV with a DVD player, an iron and ironing board, a desk and air conditioning. Select rooms also include a kitchenette (stove, toaster, cookware and dishes). 

Suites at this hotel offer more spacious accommodations and also include a kitchenette. Select suites included a jacuzzi tub and/or a sofabed. Rooms are furnished with one queen bed, two queen beds, or one king bed. Rooms and suites are furnished with one queen bed, two queen beds, or one king bed.

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

A free breakfast is served daily from 6 am to 10 am.

Other on-site amenities include meeting rooms, a business centre, a fitness centre, an ATM, dry cleaning (extra fees apply), a games room, free DVD rentals, ice/vending machines and coin operated laundry machines.

The Prairie Mall (shopping centre) is 9 minutes away by car, while Centre 2000 Tourism and Trade Centre is also a 9-minute drive away. Downtown Grande Prairie features the Crystal Centre (sports arena and concert venue) and is 11 minutes away by car. The Great Northern Casino and the Grande Prairie Regional College are both about 9 minutes away by car. The Grande Prairie Airport (YQU) is a 13-minute drive away. (All driving time estimates: Google Maps)
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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 a few reviewers found their rooms to be quiet. A couple of guests said that their beds were comfortable.

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

Several reviewers mentioned that they appreciated the free DVD rentals that were available in the lobby.

Several guests praised the food and selection at the free breakfast. One reviewer mentioned that the dining area for the free breakfast was clean.

Several reviewers found the location convenient for accessing Highway 43 to Edmonton.
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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 few common concerns and a few isolated complaints found.

Many guests complained that the hotel was too far from the downtown area, amenities such as restaurants and shopping, and from the airport. A couple of reviewers who did not have a vehicle complained that travelling by taxi was expensive from this hotel.

Several reviewers said that the walls and paint appeared worn. One guest said that he noticed "wear and tear on the walls", while other reviewers mentioned peeling drywall tape and cracks in the walls.

Several guests complained about the limited selection of TV channels and a few other reviewers mentioned that some channels were fuzzy.

A couple of reviewers found the Wi-Fi service to be slow, and a couple of other guests said that their rooms were slow to heat up.

Isolated complaints included: unpleasant deordorizer smell in a guest room, lack of counter space in the bathrooms for storing personal items and no on-site restaurant.
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Sources
Expedia.ca gave this hotel an average score of 4.1 out of 5.0, with 85% of 20 guests recommending the property.

TripAdvisor.ca ranked this hotel #6 out of 19 properties in Grande Prairie, with an average score of 4 out of 5 from 44 reviews.

Hotels.com gave this property an average score of 3.8 out of 5.0 based on 44 guest reviews.

Verified by a front desk agent on November 21, 2012: The free breakfast is served daily from 6 am to 10 am.
Editor's Analysis by Tammy B.
Analyzed by Tammy B.
Writing chose Tammy from the moment she could hold a pencil. The stories may have changed through the years, from creative fiction to television news reporting, but Tammy's passion for words (and fondness for pencils) continues on.
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10218 162 Avenue, Grande Prairie, AB