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West Harvest Express

West Harvest Express is a 3 star hotel in Lloydminster, Alberta, Canada 1402-50 Avenue, Lloydminster, AB, Canada
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$180
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Clean & comfortable, mini-fridge & microwave, indoor access to Servus Sports Centre

Pros
  • Free Wi-Fi, free breakfast and free parking
  • Many guests described their rooms as clean
  • Many reviewers praised the food and service at the free breakfast
  • The staff throughout the hotel were frequently complimented for their friendly and helpful service
  • Several guests found the location convenient for accessing restaurants and Hwy 17
  • Several reviewers appreciated having pedway access to the neighbouring Servus Sports Centre
Cons
  • No pool or hot tub, which a small number of guests thought might be a welcomed addition

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Editor's Analysis
Updated on Jul 10, 2014
Overview
This hotel is situated within a 1-minute drive of Highway 17/50th Avenue (the Alberta/Saskatchewan border). With an enclosed pedway providing direct indoor access to the Servus Sports Centre, this property is well suited for guests looking to access the arenas, indoor sports courts, fitness centre or meeting/conference space housed within the centre.

This hotel is 100% smoke-free. All rooms include free Wi-Fi, a mini-fridge, a microwave, an iron and ironing board, a hair dryer, a flat screen TV, free local calls, a coffeemaker, black-out curtains and individual climate control. Rooms are furnished with two double beds, one queen bed or one king bed. Rooms with one queen bed also include a work desk.

Suites at this property provide more spacious accommodations with a separate sitting area, additional flat screen TV, a sofabed and one queen bed. Bunk bed suites are also available and are furnished with a set of bunk beds in a separate room, a queen bed and a second TV. One-bedroom, two-bedroom and jetted tub suites are also available. 

Free parking is available on site and pet are not permitted.

A free continental breakfast is served daily from 6 am to 10 am.

Other on-site amenities include a 24-hour front desk, a business centre, postage/package/fax service, guest laundry facilities, dry cleaning and meeting/banquet space.

The LloydMall (retail shopping, grocery store, drug store and fast food restaurants) and Barr Colony Heritage Cultural Centre are both about 6 minutes away by car. The Bud Miller All-Season Park (cross-country skiiing, ice skating, fishing and hiking) is a 6-minute drive away. Lakeland College is 5 minutes away by car. The Greyhound bus station is 8 minutes away by car, while the Lloydminster Airport (YLL) is a 16-minute drive away. (All driving time estimates: Google Maps)

Verified by a front desk agent on January 8, 2013: The free continental breakfast is served daily from 6 am to 10 am. The hotel is 100% smoke-free and pets are not permitted.
The Good
Many guests seemed to be impressed with the overall quality of this property, among the reviews used for this analysis, and few reviewers claimed that this hotel was the best property in Lloydminster.

Many guests described their rooms as clean and one reviewer described his room as "immaculate". Some reviewers also thought that their rooms were spacious, well-appointed and quiet. Several guests found their beds to be comfortable.

The staff throughout the hotel were frequently complimented by guests for their friendly and helpful service. The front desk staff, housekeepers and breakfast attendants were all praised for delivering exceptional customer service.

The food and variety at the free breakfast received many praises. One reviewer said that the food was "fresh and excellent", while another guest described the food as "delicious". A couple of guests also noted that the dining area was spacious and clean.

Several reviewers found the location convenient for accessing Highway 17 and some guests mentioned walking to the neighbouring Tim Horton's coffee shop and Greek restaurant. Other guests found the pedway access to the Servus Sports Centre to be convenient, particularly guests who were staying at the hotel to attend a sports tournament.

The Bad
There were very few negative comments found for this hotel, among the reviews sourced for this analysis, and the negative remarks submitted by guests seemed to be isolated incidents. 

A few reviewers made the following suggestions for improvement: adding more gluten-free items at the free breakfast and expanding the property to include an on-site pool and hot tub area.
Expedia.ca gave this hotel an average score of 4.6 out of 5, with 100% of 17 guests recommending the property.

TripAdvisor.ca ranked this hotel #1 out of 10 properties in Lloydminster, with an average score of 4.5 out of 5 from 36 reviews.

Booking.com gave this property an average score of 8.6 out of 10 based on 23 guest reviews.

The author called the hotel on January 8, 2013 to verify some information.
Editor's Analysis by Tammy B.
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Guest Reviews
8.7
Very Good
Guest Rating Explained
Rating: 8.7 / 10 Details

No. of guest reviews: 63
Guest Recommended: Yes
Guest Ranking Explained

West Harvest Express is #1 out of 6 hotels in Lloydminster ranked by the ratings provided by guests.
Guest Recommendations and Comments
Hotel review by guest is Positive
Jim from Summerland, BC CA rated West Harvest Express 8 out of 10 on November 02, 2012 Verified Guest Hotel Review
Hotel review by guest is Positive
Verified Guest from Fort Mcmurray, AB CA rated West Harvest Express 7 out of 10 on June 05, 2011 Verified Guest Hotel Review

"Nice, simple hotel."
"Very nosy hotel staff...but maybe it wasn't the hotel staff. Perhaps it was just exceptionally thin walls!"


Amenities

  • Business Center
  • High-speed Internet
  • Fitness Room/Gym
  • Restaurant
  • Parking
  • Elevator / Lift
  • 24 Hour Reception
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Air Conditioned
  • Banquet Facilities
  • Conference Room(s)
  • Refrigerator
  • Cable / Satellite TV
  • In Room Movies
  • Wake-up Service
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Kitchenette
  • Coffee / Tea Maker
  • Microwave
  • Hair Dryer
  • TV
  • Laundry service
  • Photocopier
  • Internet Connection (wireless)
  • Vending Machines
  • Self Laundry
  • Free Parking

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8.7
Very Good

#1 out of 6 hotels in Lloydminster city based on 63 guest reviews

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