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Best Western Wayside Inn Wetaskiwin

7.8 | Good
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Highly praised Wetaskiwin hotel and restaurant, with clean and comfy rooms and fast Wi-Fi

Pros
  • Free amenities: Wi-Fi, parking, local calls, newspapers
  • Many reviewers complimented the hotel's staff for their friendly and helpful service
  • The hotel's on-site restaurants were praised for their great food and service
  • Several guests enjoyed their modern and clean rooms
  • Guests found the Wi-Fi excellent at this hotel
Cons
  • A few guests found their rooms to be too small
  • No elevator
Freebies
Free Wi-Fi
Free Parking
Editor's Analysis
Updated Aug 26, 2015
Overview
Located just north of the Hwy 13 and Hwy 2A intersection and about a 3-minute drive from Wetaskiwin's city centre, this hotel is popular with road travellers who require a centrally-located stopover hotel with on-site dining and easy highway access.

This non-smoking hotel has 28 air-conditioned guest rooms, all of which offer free Wi-Fi, free local calls, cable flat screen TV, a coffeemaker, a mini-fridge, a microwave, a desk, an iron and ironing board, a bathrobe for each guest and a hair dryer. Rooms are furnished with 2 double beds, 1 queen bed or 1 king bed. Complimentary newspapers are delivered each morning and wheelchair-accessible rooms are available.

Free parking is available on site. Pets are permitted for an additional $5 per room per day.

On-site dining is available at O'Brian's, which serves breakfast, lunch and dinner daily, and also at Barney's Pub and Grill, which serves lunch and dinner daily. Room service is also available. Several fast food and family restaurants are located within a 2-minute walk of the hotel, including McDonald's and Smitty's.

Hotel amenities include a business centre, a fitness room, a games room and meeting/banquet facilities. There is no elevator on site.

Wetaskiwin and District Heritage Museum is roughly a 4-minute drive northeast of the hotel, while shopping is available at Wetaskiwin Mall, a 6-minute drive or 11-minute walk south. Pigeon Lake's Ma-Me-O Beach is about a 39-minute drive west, and Edmonton International Airport (YEG) is roughly a 35-minute drive northward. (All travel time estimates: Google Maps)
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The Good
Of the reviews used for this analysis, the majority were positive, with praise going to the hotel's staff, food and rooms.

Many reviewers praised the hotel's staff, and characterized them as friendly, accommodating and helpful. Many felt the staff made a difference at this hotel as they were genuinely helpful and kind.

The hotel's on-site restaurants were the source of numerous compliments by lodgers, who described the food as enjoyable and great value for the price. The restaurants' service was described as excellent. One guest wrote, "Their morning soup chef, makes the best home made soup Ive had next to my Moms. Great food.. All you can eat Ribs... delicious. Top drawer. - Sunday Brunch is exceptional, for a small hotel.

Several guests were very pleased with their rooms at this hotel, and found them to be very well cleaned, quiet, modern and well designed, with very comfortable beds and pillows. It should be mentioned however, that a few guests had complaints about their rooms (see below).

Some guests mentioned having fast, free Wi-Fi at this hotel, free cookies and snacks in the room, and also being highly pleased with the value provided.
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The Bad
While the majority of reviews consulted for this analysis were positive, there were a couple of complaints about the room size.

While the majority of reviewers praised their accommodations at this hotel, a few guests found their rooms to be too small. One guest mentioned, "Fine for one person; a bit cramped for two or more".
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Sources
TripAdvisor.com guest reviews ranked the hotel #1 out of 3 Wetaskiwin hotels from 36 reviews with an average rating of 4 out of 5.

Booking.com guest reviews rated the hotel 8.3 from 10 reviews based upon 31 reviews.

Expedia.ca guest reviews rated the hotel 3.9 out of 5 from 13 reviews with 85% of guests recommending the hotel.


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.
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Rated 7.8/10 based on 149 reviews

Ranked #1 out of 3 hotels in Wetaskiwin

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Map Marker Best Western Wayside Inn Wetaskiwin
4103 56Th Street, Wetaskiwin, AB