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Whistler's Inn Jasper

Whistler's Inn Jasper is a 3 star hotel in Jasper, Alberta, Canada 105 Miette Avenue, Jasper, AB, Canada
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$227
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Across from VIA Rail Jasper, with great staff, clean rooms, free limited parking

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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Editor's Analysis
Updated on Jul 3, 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
 
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).

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. They reported 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.
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
6.8
Fair
Guest Rating Explained
Rating: 6.8 / 10 Details

No. of guest reviews: 237
Guest Recommended: Yes
Guest Ranking Explained

Whistler's Inn Jasper is #14 out of 18 hotels in Jasper ranked by the ratings provided by guests.
Guest Recommendations and Comments
Hotel review by guest is Negative
Verified Guest from Delburne, AB CA rated Whistler's Inn Jasper 5 out of 10 on November 07, 2010 Verified Guest Hotel Review

"relaxing"
"Nice hotel but room service gave us dirty towel with period blood on them but other then that was a nice stay"
Hotel review by guest is Positive
Dorothy from Fort Mcmurray, AB CA rated Whistler's Inn Jasper 7 out of 10 on July 17, 2010 Verified Guest Hotel Review

"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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Hotel review by guest is Positive
Verified Guest from Calgary, AB CA rated Whistler's Inn Jasper 9 out of 10 on September 05, 2009 Verified Guest Hotel Review

"The front desk even helped us with our need for a microwave."
Hotel review by guest is Positive
David from L'hospitalet De Llobregat (barcelon, ES rated Whistler's Inn Jasper 8 out of 10 on August 13, 2009 Verified Guest Hotel Review
Hotel review by guest is Positive
Yubiao from Vancouver, BC CA rated Whistler's Inn Jasper 7 out of 10 on August 09, 2009 Verified Guest Hotel Review
Hotel review by guest is Positive
Arthur from Vanier, ON CA rated Whistler's Inn Jasper 9 out of 10 on May 15, 2006 Verified Guest Hotel Review
Hotel review by guest is Negative
George from Scottsdale, AZ US rated Whistler's Inn Jasper 4 out of 10 on July 20, 2005 Verified Guest Hotel Review

"Our room was a bit tired and very noisy next to the main street and park - a party went on till 3am !!"
Hotel review by guest is Positive
Nadia from Lewins Cove, NF CA rated Whistler's Inn Jasper 9 out of 10 on October 17, 2004 Verified Guest Hotel Review

"I really enjoyed my stay there. The staff were extremely helpful and very accomodating."
Hotel review by guest is Positive
Gary from Townsville, AU rated Whistler's Inn Jasper 9 out of 10 on September 25, 2004 Verified Guest Hotel Review

"The facilities were excellent and so made our stay in Jasper more enjoyable."
Hotel review by guest is Positive
Richard from Sutton Coldfield, GB rated Whistler's Inn Jasper 8 out of 10 on September 02, 2004 Verified Guest Hotel Review

"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."


Amenities

  • Restaurant
  • Parking
  • Airport shuttle
  • Tour Desk
  • Massage / Beauty Centre
  • Bar / Lounge
  • Elevator / Lift
  • 24 Hour Reception
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Air Conditioned
  • Currency Exchange
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Safe-Deposit Box
  • Sauna
  • Cable / Satellite TV
  • Connecting Rooms
  • Wake-up Service
  • Hair Dryer
  • TV
  • Laundry service
  • Bicycle Rental
  • Shops
  • Golf Course (nearby)
  • Cycling
  • Karaoke
  • Billiards
  • Horse Riding
  • Hiking
  • Photocopier
  • Jacuzzi
  • Massage
  • En suite
  • Private Bathroom
  • Private Toilet
  • Pub
  • Packed Lunches
  • Luggage Storage
  • Designated Smoking Area
  • Souvenirs/Gift Shop
  • Vending Machines
  • Family Room
  • Self Laundry

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6.8
Fair

#14 out of 18 hotels in Jasper city based on 237 guest reviews

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