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Well-liked Jasper hotel with indoor pool and jacuzzi, restaurant and kitchen suites

Pros
  • Free amenities: Wi-Fi, parking, 24-hour shuttle to and from VIA rail
  • Many guests were pleased with the newly renovated and modern rooms
  • Guests liked the location in walking distance of restaurants, shops, groceries and the train station
  • Guests enjoyed breakfast buffets and other meals on site
  • Guests usually found the staff friendly at this hotel
  • Wi-Fi was excellent, according to online reviewers
Cons
  • Some felt the prices were a little high for the room and restaurant
  • Rooms were small said some guests
  • Noise an issue for some guests, due to trains, the highway and AC units in the rooms
  • A few guests complained about a limited number of parking spots
Freebies
Free Wi-Fi
Free Parking
Editor's Analysis
Updated Nov 18, 2015
Overview
Just 4 minutes from the Yellowhead Highway and a 4-minute walk from local eateries and groceries, The Crimson Jasper provides modern rooms in a convenient location in Jasper, a 10-minute walk from the noisier downtown core.

Each of the hotel's 99 smoke-free rooms offers free Wi-Fi, a flat screen cable TV, a Keurig coffee/tea maker, a mini-fridge, a microwave, a safe, an iron and ironing board, a hair dryer and air conditioning. Rooms are furnished with 2 double beds, 1 or 2 queen beds or 1 king bed. Room extras include a mini-kitchen (mini-fridge, microwave, sink with counter), a full kitchen, a dinner table, a fireplace, a sitting area and 2 balconies with mountain views. Wheelchair-accessible rooms are also available.

Free parking is available on site. A free 24-hour shuttle to and from Jasper's Via Rail station is also available. Pets (a maximum of 2) are permitted for $15 per room, per night.

The hotel offers breakfast and dinner at C200 Restaurant and Lounge. There are also several eateries within a 4-minute walk including The Bear's Paw Bakery, Olive Bistro & Lounge and Jasper Pizza Place.

Hotel amenities include an indoor pool, an indoor hot tub, a fitness centre, a guest computer and printer in lobby, a guest laundry, dry cleaning, an elevator and meeting and banquet facilities.

Robinson Foods provides groceries about a 2-minute walk away, while VIA Rail Jasper and Jasper Information Centre can both be found 8 minutes away on foot. Jasper-Hinton Airport (YJP) is about a 1-hour drive from the hotel. (All travel time estimates: Google Maps)

Confirmed with the front desk on November 9, 2015: 24-hour shuttle to and from the VIA Rail station, free parking on site, a lobby computer with printer for guest use
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The Good
This hotel (formerly the Amethyst Lodge) was renovated and reopened in 2014 under a new name, The Crimson Jasper. 

Guests who reviewed this hotel since its makeover were well pleased with the cleanliness and the modern feel of the hotel. They typically found the rooms to be spacious and well appointed with nice bathrooms, and many spoke of enjoying their balconies with mountain views. Many also enjoyed restful sleep at the hotel.

The location was a guest pleaser. It was close to the VIA Rail station, a grocery store, restaurants and shops in the Jasper townsite. Guests also enjoyed seeing herds of elk and other wildlife walking around.

Although the staff sometimes failed to make a good impression, overall guests seemed satisfied with them. The restaurant's breakfast buffet received some good comments as well.
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The Bad
Guests seemed pleased for the most part, but occasionally some critique found its way into the reviews.

It seems that the front desk staff were sometimes overwhelmed with bus tours coming into the hotel and sometimes reviewers found them to be somewhat lacking in friendliness and not as informative as they would have liked. 

Guests occasionally mentioned that the restaurant prices and room prices were somewhat higher than they were used to paying, but then again it was Jasper and they realized that prices were higher in the national park.

Several guests found the hotel noisy. They complained loudly about long freight trains passing by, noise from the highway and also the AC units.

A few guests had difficulty finding a parking spot, and said you either had to get a spot early or park on an adjacent street, which was inconvenient.

A few guests found their rooms a little small. One reviewer put it this way,"Room was clean, but minimum furnishings and not a lot of space."

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Sources
Expedia.ca guest reviews rated the hotel 3.6 out of 5 with an 89% recommendation rate from 396 reviews.

TripAdvisor.com guest reviews ranked the hotel #6 of 17 Jasper hotels with an average rating of 4 out of 5 from 130 reviews.

Booking.com guest reviews rated the hotel 8.6 out of 10 from 455 reviews.


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 Jasper

Rated 7.6/10 based on 682 reviews

Ranked #10 out of 20 hotels in Jasper

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Location
  • Jasper National Park (2.0 km)
  • Maligne Lake (4.9 km)
  • Athabasca Falls (27.4 km)
Map Marker Crimson Jasper
200 Connaught Drive, Jasper, AB