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Clean and quiet rooms, free breakfast, hot tub and friendly service 

Pros
  • Free Wi-Fi, free parking and free breakfast
  • Many guests described their rooms as clean, quiet and spacious
  • Beds were comfortable, according to some guests
  • Several guests complimented the staff for their friendly service
  • Several reviewers praised the food at the free breakfast
  • A few guests thought that the room rates were reasonable
Cons
  • Several reviewers complained that the dining area for the free breakfast was small and crowded
  • A couple of guests complained about smelling cigarette smoke in their non-smoking rooms
  • No elevator
  • No indoor access to rooms--outdoor corridors
Freebies
Free Wi-Fi
Free Breakfast
Free Parking
Editor's Analysis
Updated Nov 29, 2012
Overview
This hotel overlooks the river and is about an 11-minute drive from downtown Hinton. This property is well suited for guests looking to access the Yellowhead Trail (Highway 16) to Jasper. The gates for the Jasper National Park are about an hour's drive away.

Both smoking and non-smoking accommodations are available. All rooms include free Wi-Fi, a TV, a coffeemaker, an iron and ironing board, a microwave, a mini-fridge, free local calls and air conditioning. Select rooms may also include a jetted tub and/or a kitchenette. Rooms are furnished with one king bed or two queen beds. 

This hotel has no elevator and no indoor access to the guest rooms (exterior corridors only).

Free parking is available on site and pets are permitted for an additional fee of $10 per night.

A free hot and cold buffet breakfast is served daily from 5 am to 10 am.

Other on-site amenities include a fitness centre, a hot tub, a meeting room, dry cleaning (extra fees apply), a business centre, ice/vending machines and a BBQ area. 

Access to the Yellowhead Trail (Highway 16) is less than a 1-minute drive away by car. The downtown area (4 minutes away by car) features shops, restaurants, and The Hinton and Area Travel Alberta Centre (located in the Hinton & District Chamber of Commerce). The Beaver Boardwalk on Maxwell Lake is a 7-minute drive away, while access to the Cache Percotte Forest Trail system is 12 minutes way by car.

Verified by a front desk agent on November 23, 2012: The free breakfast is served daily from 5 am to 10 am.
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The Good
Positive reviews outnumbered negative reviews for this hotel, among the reviews used for this analysis.

Many guests described their rooms as clean, quiet and spacious and their beds as comfortable.

The staff were complimented by several reviewers and guests described the front desk agents as friendly and efficient.

Several guests praised the food at the free breakfast and one reviewer specifically mentioned that the coffee was good.

A few reviewers thought that the room rates were reasonable. 

Guests mentioned the following amenities as value-added features: free parking, free Wi-Fi, and the pet-friendly policy (pets stay for $10 per night). One guest mentioned that there was a grassy area behind hotel which was convenient for dogs.
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The Bad
As mentioned above, positive reviews for this property outnumbered negative reviews, among the reviews sourced for this analysis. However, there were a few common concerns and a few isolated complaints found. 

Several guests complained that the dining area for the free breakfast was small and crowded. A few guests said that they resorted to eating their breakfast in their guest rooms.

A couple of reviewers complained about smelling cigarette smoke in their non-smoking rooms.

One guest said that his in-room air conditioning unit was ineffective, while another reviewer found the in-room air conditioning unit to be noisy and disruptive.

Other isolated complaints included: older property, unreliable Wi-Fi and one guest thought that the check-out time of 10 am was too early.
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Sources
Expedia.ca gave this hotel an average score of 3.5 out of 5 with 75% of 5 guests recommending the property.

TripAdvisor.ca ranked this hotel #8 out of 16 properties in Hinton, with an average score of 3.5 out of 5, from 36 reviews.

Hotels.com gave this property an average score of 3.7 out of 5 based on 13 guest reviews.

Verified by a front desk agent on November 23, 2012: The free breakfast is served daily from 5 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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Map Marker White Wolf Inn
828 Carmichael Lane, Hinton, AB