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Lobstick Lodge

Lobstick Lodge is a 3 star hotel in Jasper, Alberta, Canada 94 Geikie Street, Jasper, AB, Canada
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Centrally located hotel with indoor pool, four hot tubs, a cafe and free parking

Pros
  • Free Wi-Fi, free parking
  • Numerous guests were pleased with the level of customer service they received
  • Many lodgers enjoyed their clean and well-equipped rooms
  • The hotel was praised for its proximity to downtown and shopping
Cons
  • A few guests reported noise transfer and no air conditioning
  • The hotel's rates and restaurant were overpriced according to a few reviewers

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Editor's Analysis
Updated on Jul 3, 2014
Overview
Located about a 2-minute drive from the nearest Yellowhead Highway on-ramp and a 2-minute drive from Jasper's city centre, Amethyst Lodge is geared towards travellers who prefer a centrally located hotel with extended kitchen amenities, free Wi-Fi and easy highway access.

Each of the hotel's smoke-free rooms offers free Wi-Fi, cable TV, a coffeemaker, an iron and ironing board and a hair dryer. Rooms with a mini-fridge and microwave or kitchenette, a seating area with a sofabed and a fireplace are also available, as are wheelchair-accessible rooms. Some rooms have a balcony. Please note that rooms are not air conditioned.

Hotel amenities include an indoor pool, a sauna, four hot tubs (three outdoor and one indoor), a fitness centre, a 24-hour guest computer, guest laundry, an elevator, free parking and on-site dining at Seasons Cafe, which serves breakfast and dinner daily. A free 24-hour shuttle to and from Jasper's VIA Rail station is also available. Pets are permitted in some rooms for $15 per pet, per night.

Robinson Foods is about a 9-minute walk away, while VIA Rail Jasper and Jasper Information Centre can both be found 15 minutes away on foot. Jasper-Hinton Airport (YJP) is a 65-minute drive from the hotel. (All travel time estimates: Google Maps)

All property details verified by a front desk agent, May 22, 2014

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

Many guests were pleased with the level of customer service they received during their stay. They characterized the staff as friendly, helpful, knowledgeable about the area and attentive. 

The hotel's rooms were the source of numerous compliments by reviewers. They described their accommodations as clean, spacious, quiet, well equipped, well maintained and updated, with comfortable beds and good water pressure. However, there were also some complaints about rooms (see below for more details). 

Several travellers were pleased with the hotel's location. They found it close to downtown, skiing, restaurants, highway access, hiking and Lake Pyramid. A few patrons found the hotel a little far from downtown on foot, however.

The Bad
While the majority of reviews consulted for this analysis were positive, there were a few common complaints about the hotel's rooms and value.

Although the majority of lodgers were pleased with their clean and well-equipped rooms, a few guests had complaints about their accommodations. They reported no air conditioning, musty odours and noise transfer from guests in the parking lot, the hallways and adjacent rooms.

A few reviewers were disappointed with the hotel's value. They found the rates and restaurant to be expensive and felt a free breakfast should have been included in the price.
Expedia.ca guest reviews rated the hotel 3.6 out of 5 with an 83% recommendation rate from 419 reviews.

TripAdvisor.com guest reviews ranked the hotel #15 of 17 Jasper hotels with an average rating of 3 out of 5 from 330 reviews.

Booking.com guest reviews rated the hotel 7.3 out of 10 from 178 reviews.

The author corresponded with the hotel on May 22, 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
6.6
Fair
Guest Rating Explained
Rating: 6.6 / 10 Details

No. of guest reviews: 338
Guest Recommended: Mixed
Guest Ranking Explained

Lobstick Lodge is #15 out of 18 hotels in Jasper ranked by the ratings provided by guests.
Guest Recommendations and Comments
Hotel review by guest is Positive
Genhui from Giuangzhou, GA CN rated Lobstick Lodge 7 out of 10 on August 02, 2013 Verified Guest Hotel Review

"Good price"
"Nice room"
Hotel review by guest is Unknown
Gurkirit from Loughton, GB rated Lobstick Lodge 8 out of 10 on July 23, 2013 Verified Guest Hotel Review

"GSK"
"Good quality hotel"
Hotel review by guest is Positive
Verified Guest from Edmonton, AB CA rated Lobstick Lodge 8 out of 10 on May 20, 2013 Verified Guest Hotel Review
Hotel review by guest is Unknown
Steven from Whitecourt, AB CA rated Lobstick Lodge 8 out of 10 on March 03, 2013 Verified Guest Hotel Review
Hotel review by guest is Unknown
Kirstie from Burnaby, BC CA rated Lobstick Lodge 8 out of 10 on October 25, 2012 Verified Guest Hotel Review

"comfy beds, expensive food"
"The beds were great, the room was clean and comfortable. There are 3 food sources on-site: a lounge, a restaurant, and a cafe. The cafe seems to be open only at peak periods (ski season, mid-summer), the restaurant and lounge are not both open at once at shoulder season, either, so it's Hobson's choice if you want to eat on-site. Food was a bit pricey but decent. The pool is tiny and a bit on the chilly side - don't expect to be able to do lengths, it's about 4 metres on a side. Adequate for splashing with the kids if you don't mind the temp."
Hotel review by guest is Positive
Verified Guest from Edmonton, AB CA rated Lobstick Lodge 7 out of 10 on November 27, 2011 Verified Guest Hotel Review

"Good Deal, would stay there again"
"Great deal for a ski weekend. It was clean and the beds were comfortable. I had one of the rooms that did not have a thermostat and the room was very hot and they could not control the heat so had to sleep with the windows open. We had the breakfast buffet and the food was just 'ok'."
Hotel review by guest is Positive
Verified Guest from Edmonton, AB CA rated Lobstick Lodge 10 out of 10 on June 01, 2011 Verified Guest Hotel Review
Hotel review by guest is Positive
Verified Guest from Sherwood Park, AB CA rated Lobstick Lodge 8 out of 10 on March 31, 2011 Verified Guest Hotel Review

"nice hotel. very helpful staff."
"nice hotel. very helpful staff. I would book here again."
Hotel review by guest is Negative
Verified Guest from St. Albert, AB CA rated Lobstick Lodge on August 17, 2010 Verified Guest Hotel Review
Hotel review by guest is Positive
Mark from Calgary, AB CA rated Lobstick Lodge 9 out of 10 on February 15, 2010 Verified Guest Hotel Review

"The short walk to the main shopping area is beautiful with mountains framing the background, and needed after filling up on supper on that strip. The entire staff were friendly and helpful and everyone from the front desk to the cleaning staff made sure to smile and say 'Hi' to both my wife and I. The hotel itself was clean and just felt comfortable from the moment we walked into the lobby until we checked out. We would stay there again."
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Hotel review by guest is Positive
Verified Guest from Edmonton, AB CA rated Lobstick Lodge 8 out of 10 on December 22, 2009 Verified Guest Hotel Review

"The biggest problem we had was the pull out couch in the living room was very uncomfortable. It was in very poor condition and did not offer any kind of comfortable sleep. It needs to be replaced. We have stayed here before and there is no doubt, they all need to be replaced. They are too old and decrepit."
Hotel review by guest is Positive
Roseann from Caledonia, ON CA rated Lobstick Lodge 8 out of 10 on October 04, 2009 Verified Guest Hotel Review
Hotel review by guest is Positive
Verified Guest from Calgary, AB CA rated Lobstick Lodge 8 out of 10 on September 27, 2009 Verified Guest Hotel Review
Hotel review by guest is Positive
Verified Guest from York, GB rated Lobstick Lodge 6 out of 10 on July 21, 2006 Verified Guest Hotel Review

"Very noisy from the room above."
Hotel review by guest is Positive
John from Morniville, AB CA rated Lobstick Lodge 8 out of 10 on December 27, 2005 Verified Guest Hotel Review

"they need to buy some new beds"
Hotel review by guest is Negative
David from Bay City, MI US rated Lobstick Lodge 3 out of 10 on September 03, 2005 Verified Guest Hotel Review

"Stayed in a first floor room with a room number in the 130s. The dining room was directly above the room which made it noisier. Usually heard chairs moving/dragging on the floor until the restaurant closed at 11 PM. Also noisy again early when the restaurant opened for breakfast. Don't try to sleep in in a room in this hotel area. Also, rooms in this lower level area surrounded by housekeeping staff supply rooms. The housekeeping staff are up and at it it seemed by 7 AM making all kind of noise. Didn't seem to worry about all of the guest rooms near by. Tried to avoid but no other rooms available. Will look elsewhere next time to Jasper."
Hotel review by guest is Negative
Werner from Chemnitz, DE rated Lobstick Lodge 4 out of 10 on August 19, 2005 Verified Guest Hotel Review

"Many rooms (like mine) are in the basement of the building. Between several rooms there are doors (usually locked) through which almost everything can be heard from the next room. Taking such things into account, the room was much too expensive."
Hotel review by guest is Unknown
Janet from Cambridge, GB rated Lobstick Lodge 8 out of 10 on August 18, 2005 Verified Guest Hotel Review
Hotel review by guest is Positive
Sean from Dauphin, MB CA rated Lobstick Lodge 8 out of 10 on July 18, 2005 Verified Guest Hotel Review

"I enjoyed the atmosphere at the hotel and felt safe with my family of 4 staying there. I thought the location was convenient and easily accessable to most attractions without the traffic of the downtown area. The restaurant could have been more 'Family Friendly' and would suggest eating somewhere off site if you have a larger family."
Hotel review by guest is Negative
Peter from Kettering, GB rated Lobstick Lodge 4 out of 10 on August 14, 2004 Verified Guest Hotel Review

"We had to change rooms due to poor plumbing in hotel creating a lot of noise at night, first room was on the ground floor where noise was terible - all family got woken at several times during night. Second room was better on top floor but still could hear the toliets flushing and water rushing through the pipes. A shame, since hotel was nice apart from this."
Hotel review by guest is Negative
Verified Guest from Hong Kong, HK rated Lobstick Lodge 4 out of 10 on August 10, 2004 Verified Guest Hotel Review
Hotel review by guest is Positive
Gloria d. from Upland, CA US rated Lobstick Lodge 6 out of 10 on July 27, 2004 Verified Guest Hotel Review

"Your front desk staff was fine. Your hotel seemed to be overbooked. When we needed extra towels, they were not available. The room was hot, and to cool it down we had to open the windows and allow bright courtyard lights in with the cool air. The biggest problem came with the pre-arranged payments. Ultimately they were honored, but multiple members of your staff suggested they might not be honored, and we might have to consider alternate forms of payment. On this issue, they were rude."
Hotel review by guest is Negative
Robin from Rockingham Wa, AU rated Lobstick Lodge 5 out of 10 on July 02, 2004 Verified Guest Hotel Review

"My over-riding impression was that everything inside was dark and dismal. Some brighter lights in the room would have made some difference. Perhaps cleaning out the filter on the air conditioner would have made it cool the room some."
Hotel review by guest is Positive
Verified Guest from Widewater, AB CA rated Lobstick Lodge 8 out of 10 on March 07, 2004 Verified Guest Hotel Review

"Swimming pool is too small for the volume of users. Need to add sitting area for adults to supervise their children while in the tiny pool. Outdoor hot tubs are a nice touch, but again, not enough for the number of users."
Hotel review by guest is Negative
Bob from Edmonton, AB CA rated Lobstick Lodge 4 out of 10 on March 07, 2004 Verified Guest Hotel Review
Hotel review by guest is Negative
Kelly from Edmonton, AB CA rated Lobstick Lodge 5 out of 10 on March 07, 2004 Verified Guest Hotel Review
Hotel review by guest is Negative
Jay from Edmonton, AB CA rated Lobstick Lodge 4 out of 10 on March 07, 2004 Verified Guest Hotel Review
Hotel review by guest is Negative
Simon from Telford, GB rated Lobstick Lodge 5 out of 10 on October 28, 2003 Verified Guest Hotel Review


Amenities

  • Business Center
  • Restaurant
  • Parking
  • Swimming pool
  • Pet Friendly
  • Massage / Beauty Centre
  • Bar / Lounge
  • Elevator / Lift
  • 24 Hour Reception
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Babysitting / Child Services
  • Air Conditioned
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Banquet Facilities
  • Conference Room(s)
  • Currency Exchange
  • Safe-Deposit Box
  • Sauna
  • Security Guard
  • Wake-up Service
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Kitchenette
  • Coffee / Tea Maker
  • Laundry service
  • Full-service catering
  • Jacuzzi
  • Massage
  • Spa & Wellness Centre
  • Body Treatments
  • Internet Connection (wireless)
  • Shower
  • Pool Indoor
  • Coffee Shop/Cafeteria
  • Self Laundry

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