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Tekarra Lodge

8.0 | Very Good
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Rustic well-maintained cabins with river views and free parking near Jasper village

Pros
  • Free parking, free Wi-Fi in public areas
  • Numerous guests praised the hotel's proximity to the Athabasca River and highway access
  • The hotel's lodgings were found to be clean and well equipped
  • Several reviewers were pleased with the level of customer service they received
Cons
  • Some guests found the rates and restaurant prices to be expensive
  • Small-sized cabins and worn decor were reported by a few lodgers
Freebies
Free Parking
Editor's Analysis
Updated Oct 13, 2014
Overview
Located about a 1-minute drive from the Yellowhead Highway and a 5-minute drive from Jasper's village centre in Jasper National Park, the Tekarra Lodge is geared towards travellers who prefer centrally located self-contained cabins with extended kitchen amenities, on-site dining and easy highway access. 

Please note the lodge and restaurant are open from May through October.

Each of the property's smoke-free cabins comes equipped with a kitchenette or full kitchen, a coffeemaker, a BBQ, a wood-burning fireplace, a deck and a hair dryer. Units with a separate bedroom, a seating area with a sofabed and a dining area are also available. The property is not wheelchair accessible. 

Lodge amenities include free Wi-Fi in public areas, a business centre, guest laundry, vending machines, bicycle rental, a playground, free parking and on-site dining at Tekarra Restaurant, which serves breakfast and dinner daily. Pets are permitted for $25 per pet, per stay.

Jasper Yellowhead Museum & Archives are about a 5-minute drive away, while Super A Foods can be found 3 minutes away by car. Jasper Tramway is roughly a 10-minute drive from the hotel and Hinton/Jasper-Hinton Airport (YJP) is a 1-hour drive away. (All distances and travel time estimates: Google Maps)
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The Good
The majority of the reviews sourced for this analysis were positive, with much praise going to the location, rooms and staff of this accommodation.

The lodge's location was praised by many guests, who described it as easily accessible and close to the highway, downtown Jasper and the Athabasca River. One patron noted, "We were close enough to the town to run in for quick supplies (Tim Hortons for my wife), but far enough away to hear the silence of the night. The morning hikes along the rivers were amazing and the view spectacular".

Numerous reviewers were pleased with the accommodations. They found their lodgings to be clean, well equipped, quiet and spacious, with great river and mountain views, comfortable beds and modern bathrooms. A few travellers had complaints about their cabins, however (see below).

Several guests complimented the hotel's staff. They were characterized as friendly, accommodating and efficient.
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The Bad
While the majority of reviews consulted for this analysis were positive, there were a few common complaints about the cost and rooms.

Some lodgers were disappointed with the cost of the cabins. They found the room rates and restaurant prices to be expensive and overpriced.

Although the majority of reviewers were pleased with their clean and well-equipped lodgings, a few guests had complaints about their accommodations. They reported small-sized cabins, bathrooms and kitchens, poor water pressure, worn decor and appliances and uncomfortable beds.
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Sources
TripAdvisor.com guest reviews ranked the hotel #12 of 23 Jasper National Park hotels with an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 from 193 reviews.

Booking.com guest reviews rated the hotel 7.8 out of 10 from 188 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
8.0
Very Good
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4 / out of 20
hotels in Jasper

Rated 8.0/10 based on 389 reviews

Ranked #4 out of 20 hotels in Jasper

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Location
  • Jasper National Park (1.4 km)
  • Maligne Lake (6.2 km)
  • Athabasca Falls (25.8 km)
Map Marker Tekarra Lodge
Highway 93A South, Jasper, AB