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Podollan Inn & Spa Grande Prairie

8.3 | Very Good
MAP

2-min. drive from city centre, free breakfast, free but tight parking

Pros
  • Free Wi-Fi, free breakfast, free parking
  • Numerous guests praised the friendly and professional staff
  • Many reviewers enjoyed their spacious and well-equipped rooms
  • The hotel was close to highway access and downtown Grand Prairie according to several lodgers
Cons
  • A few guests complained of limited and tight parking
  • Noise transfer was mentioned by a few lodgers
Freebies
Free Wi-Fi
Free Breakfast
Free Parking
Editor's Analysis
Updated Mar 7, 2014
Overview
Located about a 2-minute drive from Grand Prairie's city centre and a 1-minute drive from the nearest Highway 43 on-ramp, this hotel is geared towards business or vacation travellers who prefer centrally located short- or long-term accommodations with on-site dining, meeting/banquet space and easy highway access.

Each of this smoke-free hotel's air-conditioned guest rooms and suites offers free Wi-Fi, cable TV, a coffeemaker, a microwave, a mini-fridge, an iron and ironing board, a hair dryer, a bathrobe for each guest and a desk. Rooms with a separate bedroom and a living room with a sofabed are also available, as are wheelchair-accessible rooms.

Hotel amenities include a spa and wellness centre, a fitness centre, meeting/banquet space, a business centre, laundry services, free parking, a free breakfast and on-site dining at Jax Grill & Lounge, which serves breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Pets are permitted for $25 per room, per day.

Great Northern Casino is about a 4-minute drive from the hotel, while Riocan Grand Prairie Centre offers shopping 8 minutes away on foot. Grande Prairie Regional College is roughly a 3-minute drive away and Grande Prairie Airport (YQU) is 8 minutes away by car. (All distances and travel time estimates: Google Maps)

Verified with a front desk agent: Free Wi-Fi, free parking, pets $25/day/room, wheelchair accessible. (Call Date: February 24, 2014)

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The Good
The majority of the reviews sourced for this analysis were positive, with much praise going to the hotel's staff, rooms and location.

Numerous guests praised the hotel's staff, characterizing them as friendly, professional, helpful and accommodating. One patron noted, "The staff has gone out of their way to present a happy and helpful atmosphere and worked hard to look after my needs. I find Mark, the manager, to be truly dedicated to providing a positive experience for customers".

The hotel's accommodations were enjoyed by many lodgers. They described their rooms as spacious, modern, clean, quiet and well equipped, with comfortable beds and reliable Wi-Fi. A few patrons had complaints about their lodgings, however (see below).

Several travellers were pleased with the hotel's location. They found it close to highway access, downtown Grand Prairie, restaurants, shopping, Starbucks and Grand Prairie Regional College.
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The Bad
While the majority of reviews consulted for this analysis were positive, there were a few complaints about the parking and rooms.

A few guests complained about the hotel's parking lot. They described it as limited, with tight spots, and reported difficulty moving around in it.

Although the majority of reviewers were pleased with their modern and comfortable rooms, a few lodgers had complaints about their accommodations. They reported small rooms, a few housekeeping issues and traffic noise.
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Sources
TripAdvisor.com guest reviews ranked the hotel #1 of 20 Grand Prairie hotels with an average rating of 4 out of 5 from 98 reviews.

Booking.com guest reviews rated the hotel 8.3 out of 10 from 51 reviews.

Expedia.ca guest reviews rated the hotel 4 out of 5 from 2 reviews.

The author called the hotel on February 24, 2014 to verify some information.

Editor's Analysis by Erin H.
Analyzed by Erin H.
Erin loves to travel, and considers it her personal mission to help fellow travellers get the inside scoop, both good and bad, on Canadian Hotels.
Guest Reviews
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hotels in Grande Prairie

Rated 8.3/10 based on 801 reviews

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Map Marker Podollan Inn & Spa Grande Prairie
10612-99th Avenue, Grande Prairie, AB