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Hotel with great service but in need of updates, close to Hwy 1, US border and YXX

Pros
  • Free Wi-Fi and parking
  • Many guests felt the rooms were clean and comfortable
  • The staff were complimented by many guests
  • Many guests like that the hotel was close to Hwy 1, an airport and the US border
Cons
  • Many guests complained of noise from in and around the hotel
  • Many guests felt the hotel's fixtures and decor were rundown and outdated
Freebies
Free Wi-Fi
Free Parking
Editor's Analysis
Updated Jan 16, 2013
Overview
Best Western Bakerview Inn is located two blocks from the nearest Trans-Canada Highway on-ramp, a 5-minute drive from both Sumas border crossing (into the US) and Abbotsford Entertainment and Sports Centre. This may appeal to cross-border travellers or those staying in the area for sporting events. 

This hotel offers 61 rooms (some of which allow smoking) over two floors. Standard rooms include a TV, a coffeemaker, an iron and ironing board, a fridge, a microwave, a hair dryer, air conditioning, a desk and two queen beds. Upgraded rooms feature either a king or queen bed, a sofabed and possible kitchenette. Free Wi-Fi and local calls are available in every room. Pets are allowed for no additional charge.

Amenities at this hotel include an indoor pool, a hot tub, a business centre, meeting facilities and an on-site restaurant, Crossroads, open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Free parking is available to all guests.

Several shops and restaurants are within 1 km of the hotel and the downtown core can be reached in just over 5 minutes by car. Seven Oaks Shopping Centre is a 10-minute drive from the hotel and Fraser Valley Trade and Exhibition Centre (TRADEX) can be reached in just over 10 minutes by car. Abbotsford International Airport (YXX) and the University of the Fraser Valley are both a 5-minute drive away. (All distances and travel time estimates: Google Maps)

Verified by hotel staff on January 7, 2013: no charge for parking, Wi-Fi, local calls or pets, coffeemaker and air conditioning in every room, no breakfast included, business centre and Crossroads restaurant on site, no fitness centre.
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The Good
Most reviews used for this hotel were positive and focused on the rooms, the staff and the location.

Although many guests felt the hotel was outdated they often still considered the rooms to be clean and spacious with comfortable beds. Guests also appreciated the inclusion of a fridge and microwave or kitchenette in every room.

The staff received compliments from many guests for being friendly and helpful. Some felt that staff were very responsive to requests or problems and went out of their way to provide great service.

The location was a highlight for many guests because of its proximity to the Trans-Canada Highway, a US border crossing and Abbotsford International Airport. Guests also appreciated that there were several restaurants and shops in the immediate area.
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The Bad
Although many reviews used for this analysis were positive, several focused on the hotel's need for updates and problems with noise.

Many guests felt the hotel was rundown and in need of updates. Guests mentioned that TVs, carpets, paint, bathrooms, fixtures, furniture and the exterior of the building could all use upgrading. There were several complaints of cigarette odours and broken or ineffective air conditioning units.

Many guests complained of noise from guests in adjacent rooms and outside corridors as well as traffic from the nearby highway and vehicles starting up early in the morning.
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Sources
TripAdvisor.ca ranked this hotel #7 out of 10 and rated it 3 out of 5, based on 41 guest reviews.

Booking.com rated this hotel 8.1 out of 10 based on 63 guest reviews.

Hotels.com rated this hotel 3.8 out of 5 based on 44 guest reviews.

The author called on January 7, 2013 to verify some information.
Editor's Analysis by Steph J.
Analyzed by Steph J.
Stephanie lives on Vancouver Island, BC, where she enjoys all things West Coast. She has daydreamed about travelling since childhood and has visited over a dozen countries since, but Canada is always at the top of her list.
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hotels in Abbotsford

Rated 7.3/10 based on 664 reviews

Ranked #7 out of 8 hotels in Abbotsford

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Map Marker BEST WESTERN Bakerview Inn
1821 Sumas Way, Abbotsford, BC