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Well-liked Grande Prairie hotel with indoor pool, waterslide, jacuzzi suites & free breakfast

Pros
  • Free: Wi-Fi, breakfast, parking and taxi to and from airport
  • Many guests described their rooms as clean
  • Many reviewers praised the food at the free breakfast
  • A few guests found their beds to be comfortable
  • A couple of reviewers found the location convenient for accessing Prairie Mall on foot
Cons
  • A couple of reviewers were disturbed by noise from within the hotel
  • A couple of guests found the pool area too cold, although the pool water was warm
Freebies
Free Wi-Fi
Free Breakfast
Free Shuttle
Free Parking
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Editor's Analysis
Updated Feb 26, 2015
Overview
This hotel is situated about a 6-minute drive from the city centre of Grande Prairie and may appeal to business travellers who are looking for amenities such as free Wi-Fi, a 24-hour business centre, and same-day dry cleaning.

This property is 100% smoke-free and all rooms include free Wi-Fi, a TV with pay-per-view moves, a desk, a coffeemaker, a microwave, a mini-fridge, an iron and ironing board and air conditioning. Rooms are furnished with 2 double beds or one king bed. Spa Suites at this property also include a fireplace and a jetted tub. Spa suites are furnished with one king bed.

Free parking is available on site and pets are permitted for an additional fee of $25 per night. A free private-hire airport transfer service is provided through Dial-a-Cab taxi (and other local cab companies), that will bring you to and from the hotel through a voucher system paid entirely by the hotel.

A free breakfast is served daily from 5:30 am to 10 am. There are several restaurants in walking distance including a Mr. Mikes Steakhouse and Joey's Seafood.

On-site recreational facilities include an indoor heated pool, a waterslide, a hot tub and a fitness centre. Other on-site amenities include a 24-hour business centre, meeting space, 24-hour free coffee in the lobby, same-day dry cleaning (extra fees apply), ice/vending machine, safe deposit boxes and free newspapers.

Centre 2000 Tourism and Trade Centre is 2 minutes away by car, while both the Grande Prairie Regional College and the Great Northern Casino are a 4-minute drive away. Downtown Grande Prairie, which features restaurants, bars and the Crystal Centre (sports arena and concert venue), is 6 minutes away by car. The Grande Prairie Airport (YQU) is an 8-minute drive away. (All walking and driving time estimates: Google Maps)
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The Good
Positive reviews outnumbered negative reviews for this property, among the reviews used for this analysis.

Many guests described their rooms as clean, however there were a few cleanliness inconsistencies noticed by guests (see below for more details). A few reviewers found their beds to be comfortable.

Many reviewers praised the food and selection at the free breakfast. One guest described the selection as including eggs, sausages, bacon and pancakes. One reviewer said that the dining room for the free breakfast was spacious and clean.

A couple of reviewers found the location convenient for accessing shopping and restaurants at the Prairie Mall.

A couple of guests described the front desk agents as friendly, however a couple of other reviewers were unhappy with the service that they received.

Guests mentioned the following on-site amenities as value-added features: indoor pool, waterslide and fitness centre.
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The Bad
As mentioned above, positive reviews for this hotel outnumbered negative reviews, among the reviews used for this analysis. There were however some critique from guests.

A couple of guests complained about noise disturbances from within the hotel from other guests.

A couple of guests found the area surrounding the indoor pool uncomfortably cold.

One guest complained of being charged an unexpected fee called a tourism tax or DMF fee. One guest had a light bar stolen from his truck in the parking lot.
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Sources
Expedia.ca gave this hotel an average score of 4.0 out of 5.0, with 100% of 2 guests recommending the property.

TripAdvisor.ca ranked this hotel #5 out of 19 properties in Grande Prairie, with an average score of 4 out of 5 from 45 reviews.

Hotels.com gave this property an average score of 4.0 out of 5.0 based on 6 guest reviews.

Editor's Analysis by Tammy B.
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Guest Reviews
8.5
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2 / out of 17
hotels in Grande Prairie

Rated 8.5/10 based on 831 reviews

Ranked #2 out of 17 hotels in Grande Prairie

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Map Marker Holiday Inn Express Grande Prairie
10226 117 Avenue, Grande Prairie, AB