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Lakeview Inn & Suites Hinton

Lakeview Inn & Suites Hinton is a 3 star hotel in Hinton, Alberta, Canada 500 Smith Street, Hinton, AB, Canada
Estimated Price
$112
CAD
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Well-liked hot breakfast, clean rooms and quick access to highway
Pros 
  • Free Wi-Fi, free parking and free breakfast
  • Many guests described their rooms as clean
  • Many reviewers praised the food at the free breakfast
  • Several guests complimented the staff for their friendly service
  • Several reviewers found the location convenient for accessing the highway
  • Good value according to guests
Cons 
  • A few guests said AC units did not cool rooms
  • A couple of guests noticed mould in their bathrooms
  • Parking lot was unkempt according to a couple guests
  • Hotel dated according to a couple reviewers

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Super 8 Hinton (0.9 km)
Holiday Inn Hinton (3.2 km)
Econo Lodge & Suites (3.9 km)
Twin Pine Motor Inn (4.2 km)
Crestwood Hotel (4.5 km)
Nova Lodge Hinton (5.1 km)
Nova Inn Hinton (5.1 km)
BEST WESTERN White Wolf Inn (5.2 km)
Overlander Mountain Lodge Jasper (25.6 km)
Pocahontas Cabins (33.8 km)

This Hotel is Near...
Athabasca Glacier (136.3 km)

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Editor's Analysis
Updated on Nov 29, 2012
Overview
This property is situated in east Hinton and offers kitchen suites for guests looking for extended-stay accommodations. This hotel is located less than a 1-minute drive from the Yellowhead Highway (Highway 16) which leads east to Edmonton and southwest to Jasper and is well suited to travellers exploring the area by car. 

Both smoking and non smoking accommodations are available. All rooms are furnished with two double beds and include free Wi-Fi, a TV with a DVD player, free local calls, a full-sized fridge, a microwave, a coffeemaker, a desk and an iron and ironing board. Several different suites are available and offer a combination of the following features: a second bathroom, a balcony, a fireplace, a dishwasher and a jetted tub.

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

A free breakfast is served daily from 5 am to 10 am.

Other on-site amenities include free newspapers, free DVD rentals, coin-operated laundry machines and meeting rooms.

Downtown Hinton is a 5-minute drive away with access to restaurants, shops, and the Hinton & Area Travel Alberta Centre (located in the Hinton & District Chamber of Commerce building). The Beaver Boardwalk trail system may be accessed in about 9 minutes by car, while the Cache Percotte Forest Trail system is a 12-minute drive away. (All driving time estimates: Google Maps)

Verified by a front desk agent on November 22, 2012: The free breakfast is served daily from 5 am to 10 am.
The Good
Positive reviews for this hotel outnumbered negative reviews among the reviews used for this analysis.

Many guests said their rooms were clean and a few appreciated the in-room amenities offered by the hotel.

Many guests praised the food at the free breakfast and one reviewer described the selection as including waffles, eggs, sausages, beans, toast, cereal, muffins, juice and coffee. One guest said that the dining area was spacious.

Several reviewers complimented the front desk agents for their friendly and accommodating service but the reviews were somewhat mixed about the staff. (See below for more details.)

A few guests found the location convenient for accessing the Yellowhead Trail (Highway 16) and as a stopover on their road trip.

Several reviewers thought the hotel offered good value and guests mentioned the following amenities as value-added features: the hotel's free hot breakfast, free DVD rentals and free Wi-Fi.

The Bad
Although positive reviews outnumbered negative reviews for this property, among the reviews sourced for this analysis, there were several common concerns voiced by guests.

A few guests said that their air conditioning units did not cool their rooms sufficiently.

Although a few guests enjoyed a quiet stay at this hotel there were some complaints about noise disturbances. A couple of guests were disturbed by the noise of large trucks which were starting up in the morning, and one guest complained about plumbing sounds.

A couple of guests said they noticed mould in their bathrooms.

Although many guests said the front desk staff were friendly and helpful, there were a few guests who experienced impolite responses from the staff.

A couple of guests complained about the unkempt condition of the parking lot which they said was littered with cigarette butts and had overflowing trash bins.

A couple of guests thought the hotel was a bit tired.
Expedia.ca gave this hotel an average score of 3.8 out of 5 with 78% of 9 guests recommending the property.

TripAdvisor.ca ranked this hotel #13 out of 16 properties in Hinton, with an average score of 3 out of 5, from 19 reviews.

Hotels.com gave this property an average score of 4 out of 5 based on 23 guest reviews.

Verified by a front desk agent on November 22, 2012: The free breakfast is served daily from 5 am to 10 am.
Editor's Analysis by Tammy B.
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Guest Reviews

7.1
Good

#6 out of 11
Guest Rating Explained
Rating: 7.1 / 10 Details

No. of guest reviews: 78
Guest Recommended: Yes
Guest Ranking Explained

Lakeview Inn & Suites Hinton is #6 out of 11 hotels in Hinton ranked by the ratings provided by guests.
Guest Recommendations and Comments
Hotel review by guest is Positive
Verified Guest from Grande Prairie, AB CA rated Lakeview Inn & Suites Hinton 10 out of 10 on July 30, 2011 Verified Guest Hotel Review

"we didn't stay at the hotel because i was under the impression thaat the hotel room was non smoking. when we got the room was a smoking. The guy at the hotel was great, he helped us find a room at another hotel, it was a long weekend, there wasn't much available we were lucky to find a room, there was only one hotel in town that had just a few rooms left."
Hotel review by guest is Positive
Barry from New Westminster, BC CA rated Lakeview Inn & Suites Hinton 9 out of 10 on July 03, 2011 Verified Guest Hotel Review

"Unexpected surprise"
"Good: Breakfast was very good. Better than the other continental breakfast offered at other establishment. The room is larger than most hotels. Bed and linens were very comfortable. Price was very good. Bad: The bathtub didn't drain properly. The bathroom door was warped and didn't close properly. Hotel wasn't easy to find."
Hotel review by guest is Positive
Verified Guest from Seattle, WA CA rated Lakeview Inn & Suites Hinton 7 out of 10 on September 22, 2010 Verified Guest Hotel Review

"Very good mattress, but noisy."
"Very good service & comfortable mattress. Clean. Noisy hot water heating pipes near our room."
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Hotel review by guest is Positive
Alvis from Hampstead, NH CA rated Lakeview Inn & Suites Hinton 8 out of 10 on August 25, 2009 Verified Guest Hotel Review
Hotel review by guest is Negative
Verified Guest from Roeselare, BE rated Lakeview Inn & Suites Hinton 5 out of 10 on July 11, 2006 Verified Guest Hotel Review

"The hotel is not exactly a holiday place, neither is the city. It was however very quiet. The hotel changed the name to Lakeview, and the name Ramada has totally disappeared so it is rather hard to find if you don't know the change"
Hotel review by guest is Positive
Jennifer from Conder, AU rated Lakeview Inn & Suites Hinton 8 out of 10 on July 31, 2005 Verified Guest Hotel Review

"The included breakfast was good as was the free internet access."
Hotel review by guest is Negative
Cameron from Livingston, GB rated Lakeview Inn & Suites Hinton 5 out of 10 on July 19, 2005 Verified Guest Hotel Review
Hotel review by guest is Positive
Peter from Sherwood Park, AB CA rated Lakeview Inn & Suites Hinton 8 out of 10 on July 30, 2004 Verified Guest Hotel Review

Hotel Address: 500 Smith Street, Hinton, AB, Canada

Overview & Amenities


Lakeview Inn & Suites Hinton

Amenities
  • Business Center
  • High-speed Internet
  • Fitness Room/Gym
  • Pet Friendly
  • Disabled Access
  • 24 Hour Reception
  • Air Conditioned
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • In Room Movies
  • Meeting Rooms
  • TV
  • Golf Course (nearby)
  • Photocopier
  • Disabled Accessible Rooms
  • Shower
  • Designated Smoking Area
  • Vending Machines
  • Smoking Room
  • Family Room
  • Self Laundry

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Lakeview Inn & Suites Fort Saskatchewan (462.1 km)
Lakeview Inn and Suites Okotoks (618.2 km)
Lakeview Inn & Suites Brooks (796.8 km)

Nearby Cities
Brule (20.2 km)
Jasper (67.1 km)
Edson (78.7 km)
Grande Cache (114.6 km)
Valemount (129.4 km)

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