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Econolodge Inn and Suites

6.9 | Fair
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Located on the Yellowhead Trail, basic rooms with free breakfast and parking

Pros
  • Free Wi-Fi, free parking and free breakfast
  • Many guests described their rooms as clean and well maintained
  • Several reviewers thought that the room rates were reasonable
  • The staff were complimented for their friendly service by several guests
  • Several guests appreciated the free breakfast
Cons
  • No on-site restaurant
  • Several reviewers complained that their in-room TVs and remotes were not working properly
  • A couple of guests said that the Wi-Fi service was unreliable
  • A couple of reviewers found their beds uncomfortable
Freebies
Free Wi-Fi
Free Breakfast
Free Parking
Editor's Analysis
Updated May 10, 2013
Overview
This hotel is situated among local businesses on the Yellowhead Trail (Highway 16). Offering free newspapers, a business centre and free Wi-Fi, this property is well suited for guests who are travelling on business.

Both smoking and non-smoking accommodations are available. All 86 rooms include free Wi-Fi, free local calls, a flat screen TV, a mini-fridge, a microwave, a coffeemaker, a desk, a hair dryer and individual climate control. Rooms are furnished with one queen bed, two queen beds or one king bed. Select rooms also include an iron and ironing board and/or a jetted tub.

Free parking is available on site and pets under 20 lbs are permitted in select rooms for an additional fee of $20 per night.

A free continental breakfast is served daily from 5 am to 9 am. This hotel does not have an on-site restaurant.

Other on-site amenities include free newspapers, free coffee in the lobby, a billiard room, a business centre with guest copy and fax services and guest laundry facilities.

The Hinton Golf Club is a 14-minute walk away, while the town centre area, which features restaurants and local businesses, is 15 minutes away on foot. Parks West Mall is 3 minutes away by car or 20 minutes on foot. The Dr. Duncan Murray Recreation Centre is a 6-minute drive away. The Jasper Hinton Airport (YJP) is a 34-minute drive away. (All walking and driving time estimates: Google Maps)

Verified by a front desk agent on May 8, 2013: Free breakfast hours.
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The Good
Many guests who enjoyed their stays at this property thought that this hotel provided decent overnight accommodations for people who were travelling through the area.

Among the reviews used for this analysis, many guests described their rooms as clean and well maintained. Several reviewers found their rooms to be generally comfortable.

Several guests complimented the staff and the front desk agents were described as friendly.

Some reviewers found the location convenient for accessing Jasper by car, while a few guests mentioned finding a grocery store, gas station and fast food restaurants nearby.

Several reviewers appreciated the free continental breakfast, although the breakfast was often described as basic or adequate.

Several guests thought that the room rates were reasonable and one reviewer said that this hotel was close to Jasper but more affordable than hotels in Jasper.
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The Bad
There were several common concerns found for this hotel, among the reviews sourced for this analysis. Several reviewers complained that the older-style TVs and remotes did not work properly. A couple of these guests described difficulty changing the channel, while a couple of other reviewers complained about a limited selection of TV channels.

A couple of guests found the Wi-Fi service unreliable and mentioned that they had difficulty connecting to the network. A couple of other reviewers found the beds uncomfortable.

A couple of reviewers thought that the interior decor was dated and bland, while a couple of other guests complained about smelling cigarette smoke in the halls and in a pet-friendly room.
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Sources
Expedia.ca gave this hotel an average score of 3.4 out of 5, with 80% of 157 guests recommending the property.

TripAdvisor.com ranked this hotel #12 out of 17 hotels in Hinton, with an average score of 3 out of 5, from 38 reviews.

The author called the hotel on May 8, 2013 to verify some information.
Editor's Analysis by Tammy B.
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Guest Reviews
6.9
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7 / out of 11
hotels in Hinton

Rated 6.9/10 based on 1920 reviews

Ranked #7 out of 11 hotels in Hinton

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Map Marker Econolodge Inn and Suites
571 Gregg Avenue, Hinton, AB