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Within a 3-minute drive of Hwy 16, on-site fitness centre, free breakfast

Pros
  • Free Wi-Fi, free breakfast and free parking
  • Several guests described their rooms as clean and comfortable
  • Several reviewers found the staff to be friendly and helpful
  • A couple of guests found the location convenient for exploring the area by car
  • A couple of reviewers appreciated the free breakfast
Cons
  • A few guests thought that the in-room decor appeared dated
  • A couple of reviewers complained that they had difficulty maintaining a comfortable in-room temperature
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Freebies
Free Wi-fi
Free Breakfast
Free Parking
Rates & Availability
Editor's Analysis
Updated Jan 22, 2014
Overview
This property is situated among local businesses and there are a couple of restaurants within walking distance. The nearest Yellowhead Trail (Highway 16) interchange is about a 3-minute drive away. Offering suites with full kitchens, this property is well suited for guests in need of extended stay accommodations.

This hotel is 100% smoke-free and all rooms include free Wi-Fi, a mini-fridge, a microwave, a coffeemaker, free local calls, a flat screen TV, a desk, a hair dryer and individual climate control. Rooms are furnished with one queen bed, two queen beds or three double beds.

Suites at this hotel provide more spacious accommodations and also include a DVD player, a full kitchen (fridge, stove, dishwasher, cookware and dinnerware) and/or a jetted tub and a fireplace. Suites are furnished with one queen bed or one king bed.

There are two floors and no elevator. Free parking is available on site and pets are permitted for an additional fee of $25 per pet, per night.

A free continental breakfast is served daily from 6 am to 9 am. The on-site Nick's Family Restaurant and Lounge serves breakfast, lunch and dinner. 

On-site recreational facilities include an indoor pool, waterslide, a hot tub and a fitness centre. Other on-site amenities include guest copy and fax service, an ATM, ice/vending machines, guest laundry facilities and meeting/banquet space.

The downtown area, which features shopping and dining, is about a 2-minute drive away. The Vermilion exhibition grounds (site of the Vermilion Fair) are 3 minutes away by car, while Lakeland College is a 4-minute drive away.
Vermilion Provincial Park (hiking trails) is about 10 minutes away by car. (All driving time estimates: Google Maps)

Verified by a front desk agent on January 24, 2013: Pets are permitted for an additional fee of $25 per pet, per night. The free breakfast is served from 6 am to 9 am on weekdays and from 6 am to 9:30 am on weekends.
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The Good
Guests offered somewhat mixed opinions about this hotel, among the reviews used for this analysis. However, some reviewers agreed that the accommodations were basic, clean and generally comfortable.

The staff were described as friendly and helpful by several reviewers.

A couple of guests thought that the free breakfast was simple but adequate.

A couple of reviewers found the location convenient for exploring the area by car and a couple of guests mentioned that there was a Tim Horton's and an A&W within walking distance.

The indoor pool, waterslide and hot tub were enjoyed by a couple of guests and one reviewer noted that the pool area had a spacious lounging area. However, other reviewers were disappointed that the pool area was closed for maintenance during their stay.
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The Bad
As mentioned above, there were some mixed reviews for this hotel. A few guests thought that the room interiors appeared dated, among the reviews sourced for this analysis, and one reviewer said that the hotel in general was "showing some wear".

While many guests described positive interactions with the staff, a couple of reviewers thought that the front desk agents seemed disinterested at times.

A couple of reviewers had difficulty maintaining a comfortable in-room temperature.

A few guests noted, that by no fault of the hotel, the tap water in this town tasted salty and unpleasant. Reviewers suggested that guests not drink the tap water.
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Expedia.ca gave this hotel an average score of 2.5 out of 5, with 50% of 6 guests recommending the property.

TripAdvisor.ca ranked this hotel #1 out of 2 properties, with an average score of 3 out of 5, from 35 reviews.

Hotels.com gave this property an average score of 4 out of 5, based on 5 guest 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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Guest Reviews
7.2
Good

Rated 7.2/10 based on 100 reviews

Ranked #1 out of 1 hotels in Vermilion


7 out of 10 | Verified Guest stayed July 15, 2012

"Unimpressed with the continental breakfast time ending @ 9 am. No signage displayed to inform the guests of the time limits. Otherwise, clean & quiet."

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10 out of 10 | Geoff stayed June 17, 2012

"Great!"

"It was a great hotel, clean & spacious!"

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8 out of 10 | Ken stayed June 15, 2012

"Great Super 8"

"Well Pleased."

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1 out of 10 | Adam stayed December 08, 2010

"Worst hotel ever"

"Worst hotel I've ever stayed in. I can believe i paid to stay here. Hell would've been a nice place. The Manager was the worst part. Didnt do anything about it."

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4 out of 10 | Maria stayed June 12, 2010

"I was very disapointed that the pool was closed ...Before booking this hotel 2 days before our stay I specifically asked if the pool was in working order and I was lied to! Front desk didnt even know how to explain the problem of why the pool was closed. The least she could have done was to refund some of our money back."

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5 out of 10 | Verified Guest stayed May 16, 2010

"rip off!!"

"I was frustrated that the pool and area were closed for renovations. There was no notification of this in advance. I asked for a reduced rate and was told $130 is the reduced rate. I find this very hard to believe as this was the amount I paid in previous visit to the hotel. Also, the complimentary breakfast was only offered until 9:30 on a Sunday so I had to rush to grab something before it was put away."

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7 out of 10 | Verified Guest stayed March 17, 2010

"Hot Place"

"Bad thing was that the pool was down when we were there. The rooms were so hot as well as the whole building was too hot, other than that,was good no other complaints"

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8 out of 10 | Bill stayed November 30, 2005

"Only new hotel in town."

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10 out of 10 | Diane stayed November 06, 2005

"Really inpressed with the cleaniness of the room. The swimming pool was awesome. I would recommend the Super 8 hotel at Vermilion to other people."

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9 out of 10 | Stan stayed October 29, 2005

"whole suite was cleane and fresh smelling"

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Map Marker Super 8 Motel Vermilion
5108 47th Avenue, Vermilion, AB