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Centrally located in Jasper, with comfortable rooms and well-liked restaurant and pub

Pros
  • Free Wi-Fi, free limited parking
  • Many guests praised the hotel's central locale and proximity to the VIA Rail station
  • The staff were complimented on their friendly and efficient service
  • Several guests were pleased with their clean and well-equipped rooms
Cons
  • The hotel's limited parking was an inconvenience to a few travellers
  • Breakfast not available on site
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Freebies
Free Wi-fi
Free Parking
Rates & Availability
Editor's Analysis
Updated Sep 26, 2014
Overview
Located about a 3-minute drive from the nearest Yellowhead Highway on-ramp and across from VIA Rail Jasper in Jasper National Park, Whistler's Inn Jasper is geared towards travellers who prefer a centrally located hotel with on-site dining, free Wi-Fi and easy access to the highway and train station.

Each of the hotel's smoke-free guest rooms comes equipped with air conditioning, free Wi-Fi, cable TV, a coffeemaker, a mini-fridge and a hair dryer. Irons and ironing boards are available upon request. Microwaves are not available. 

Rooms with a balcony and mountain view, a fireplace and a sitting area with a sofabed are also available, and certain rooms can be outfitted for wheelchair accessibility upon request. Pet-friendly rooms are not offered at this property.

Hotel amenities include two outdoor hot tubs, a steam room, a wildlife museum, 24-hour reception, meeting space (arranged upon request), free storage lockers, an elevator and free limited parking (on a first-come, first-served basis). On-site dining is available at Whistle Stop Pub, which serves lunch and dinner daily. The hotel does not have a business centre or laundry facilities.

A seasonal winter ski shuttle is also available (please contact hotel for details).

Jasper's city centre is roughly a 4-minute walk from the hotel, while Parks West Mall (in Hinton) is a 55-minute drive away. Jasper Park Lodge Golf Course can be found 11 minutes away by car and Jasper-Hinton Airport (YJP) is about a 65-minute drive away. (All travel time estimates: Google Maps)

All property details verified by a front desk agent, May 23, 2014
 
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The Good
The majority of the reviews sourced for this analysis were positive, with praise going to the hotel's location, staff and rooms.

Many guests praised the hotel's location, finding it close to VIA Rail Jasper, restaurants, shopping, a car rental outlet, skiing, skating and downtown Jasper.

The hotel's staff were the source of several compliments by reviewers. They were characterized as friendly, accommodating, helpful and efficient.

Several lodgers were pleased with their accommodations at the hotel. They described their rooms as bright, clean, spacious, well equipped, well maintained, modern and cozy, with comfortable beds. A few travellers had complaints about their lodgings, however (see below).
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The Bad
While the majority of reviews consulted for this analysis were positive, there were some complaints about the rooms, parking and rates.

Although several guests were pleased with their clean and well-equipped rooms, a few lodgers had complaints about their accommodations. Various complaints included: noise transfer from the on-site pub and guests in adjacent rooms and the hallways, as well as difficulty controlling the room temperature (too hot) and spotty Wi-Fi. 

The hotel's parking was a source of complaint for a few reviewers, who described it as having limited spots.

A few travellers complained about the hotel's rates, which they found overpriced.
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Sources
Expedia.ca guest reviews rated the hotel 3.6 out of 5 with an 87% recommendation rate from 276 reviews.

TripAdvisor.com guest reviews ranked the hotel #12 of 17 Jasper hotels with an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 from 260 reviews.

Booking.com guest reviews rated the hotel 7.6 out of 10 from 227 reviews.

The author corresponded with the hotel on May 23, 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
7.1
Good

Rated 7.1/10 based on 451 reviews

Ranked #13 out of 18 hotels in Jasper


5 out of 10 | Verified Guest stayed November 07, 2010

"relaxing"

"Nice hotel but room service gave us dirty towel with period blood on them but other then that was a nice stay"

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7 out of 10 | Dorothy stayed July 17, 2010

"Hotel OK....Dining Experince - terrible"

"Hotel was nice, clean, comfortable beds, Dining experience was not so good..service very poor, and hostess very abusive towards younger staff."

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9 out of 10 | Verified Guest stayed September 05, 2009

"The front desk even helped us with our need for a microwave."

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8 out of 10 | David stayed August 13, 2009


7 out of 10 | Yubiao stayed August 09, 2009


9 out of 10 | Arthur stayed May 15, 2006


4 out of 10 | George stayed July 20, 2005

"Our room was a bit tired and very noisy next to the main street and park - a party went on till 3am !!"

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9 out of 10 | Nadia stayed October 17, 2004

"I really enjoyed my stay there. The staff were extremely helpful and very accomodating."

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9 out of 10 | Gary stayed September 25, 2004

"The facilities were excellent and so made our stay in Jasper more enjoyable."

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8 out of 10 | Richard stayed September 02, 2004

"Car parking is limited on site, but there are public car parks a short distance away. Park outside to unload, then find an overnight spot. Good location for railway enthusiasts, or people who arrive in Jasper by train."

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Location
  • Jasper National Park (1.5 km)
  • Maligne Lake (5.5 km)
  • Athabasca Falls (27.0 km)
Map Marker Whistler's Inn Jasper
105 Miette Avenue, Jasper, AB