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Indoor pool and waterslide, free breakfast, friendly and helpful staff

Pros
  • Free Wi-Fi, free breakfast and free parking
  • Many guests found the location convenient for accessing highways
  • The food at the free breakfast was frequently praised
  • Many reviewers described the front desk agents as friendly
  • Several guests enjoyed the indoor pool and waterslide
Cons
  • Several reviewers described cleanliness inconsistencies
  • A few guests found their beds to be uncomfortable
  • A couple of reviewers were disturbed by noise from within the hotel
Freebies
Free Wi-Fi
Free Breakfast
Free Parking
Editor's Analysis
Updated Jan 24, 2013
Overview
This property is situated among restaurants and shopping on Highway 2. The junction with Highway 88 is a 3-minute drive away. With an on-site waterslide and laundry facilities, this hotel may appeal to guests travelling with children.

Both smoking and non-smoking accommodations are available. All rooms include free Wi-Fi, free local calls, a coffeemaker, a mini-fridge, a microwave, a work desk, an iron and ironing board, a flat screen TV with pay-per-view movies, a hair dryer and individual climate control. Select rooms also include a jetted tub. Rooms are furnished with one queen bed or two queen beds.

Suites at this hotel are furnished with either one king bed or one queen bed and are configured with a separate sitting area. Select suites also include a jetted tub.

Free parking is available on site and pets are permitted for an additional fee of $20 per night.

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

On-site recreational facilities include an indoor pool, waterslide and a hot tub. Other on-site amenities include a business centre, meeting space, guest laundry facilities, dry cleaning, an ATM, a 24-hour front desk and ice/vending machines.

The Greyhound bus station is a 10-minute walk away, while the Slave Lake Airport (YZH) is 7 minutes away by car. The downtown area, which features shopping, local business offices and community services, is about 4 minutes away by car. The Boreal Centre for Bird Conservation is a 9-minute drive away, while the Lesser Slave Lake Provincial Park (beach and lake access) is a 24-minute drive away. (All walking and driving time estimates: Google Maps)
 
Verified by a front desk agent on January 24, 2013: The free breakfast is served daily from 6 am to 10 am. Pets are permitted for an additional fee of $20 per night.
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The Good
Reviews were somewhat mixed for this property, among the reviews used for this analysis. However, many guests found the location convenient for accessing highways and the staff friendly and helpful.

Several guests praised the food and selection of hot and cold items at the free breakfast. One reviewer said that the breakfast was "better than expected".

Several reviewers enjoyed the indoor pool and waterslide, especially guests travelling with children. One guest noted that the pool area was well maintained.

While a few reviewers described their rooms as generally comfortable or clean, some guests noticed cleanliness inconsistencies (see below for more details).
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The Bad
As mentioned above, reviews were somewhat mixed for this hotel and several guests seemed disappointed with their stay. Among the reviews sourced for this analysis, there were several complaints about room cleanliness. A couple of guests specifically noted dirty carpeting and unclean coffee mugs in their room.

A few guests described their beds as uncomfortable and saggy.

While several reviewers enjoyed the indoor pool and waterslide, a few guests were disappointed that the waterslide and/or pool were shut-down during their stay for maintenance.

A couple of guests were unhappy that their requested non-smoking rooms were not available at check-in and therefore they had to stay in smoking rooms.

A couple of reviewers described hearing plumbing noises and sounds from neighbouring rooms. One guest said that his in-room air conditioning unit was noisy.
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Show Sources
Sources
Expedia.ca gave this hotel an average score of 4 out of 5, with 75% of 4 guests recommending the property.

TripAdvisor.ca ranked this hotel #2 out of 7 properties in Slave Lake, with an average score of 3.5 out of 5, from 23 reviews.

Booking.com gave this property an average score of 7.1 out of 10, based on 21 reviews.

The author called the hotel on January 24, 2013 to verify some information.
Editor's Analysis by Tammy B.
Analyzed by Tammy B.
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Map Marker Super 8 Slave Lake
101 14 Avenue SW, Slave Lake, AB