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Hotel with on-site dining, recreation and business facilities, next to Trans-Canada Hwy

Pros
  • Free Wi-Fi, wired internet, breakfast, parking and airport shuttle
  • Many guests felt the rooms were clean and comfortable
  • The staff were complimented by many guests
  • Some guests appreciated the hotel's easy access location
  • Some guests thought the hotel offered good meeting and conference services
Cons
  • Some guests felt that the hotel's decor needed updating
  • Some guests complained of traffic noise
Freebies
Free Wi-Fi
Free Breakfast
Free Shuttle
Free Parking
Free Internet
Editor's Analysis
Updated Jan 10, 2013
Overview
Ramada Plaza and Conference Centre is located parallel to the Tran-Canada Highway (nearest on-ramp is two blocks away) on the east side of Abbotsford. The hotel offers complimentary continental breakfast, an indoor pool and on-site dining, which may appeal to those wanting an easy access hotel with a variety of on-site amenities. The business centre and meeting and conference facilities may also make it a good choice for those travelling on business or in need of an event venue.

This 100% non-smoking hotel offers 116 rooms over three floors. Standard rooms include a TV, a desk, a coffeemaker, a hair dryer, air conditioning, an iron and ironing board, individual climate control and either one king or two queen beds. Upgraded rooms feature an in-room safe and a mini-fridge. Suites feature a king bed and may include a separate bedroom, soaker tub or a jetted tub and fireplace and/or a living room with possible sofabed. Free Wi-Fi, wired internet, daily newspaper and local calls are available in every room. Up to two pets are allowed for an additional $15 each per night.

Amenities at this hotel include an indoor pool, a hot tub, a fitness centre, a business centre, meeting and conference facilities and guest-operated laundry. White Spot Restaurant and Lounge is on site, open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Complimentary parking and continental breakfast are available to all guests. The hotel runs a free airport shuttle that is subject to availability and must be arranged in advance.

Several shops and restaurants are within 1 km of the hotel and the downtown core can be reached in about 10 minutes by car. University of the Fraser Valley is just over a 5-minute drive away. Seven Oaks Shopping Centre, Fraser Valley Trade and Exhibition Centre (TRADEX) and Abbotsford International Airport (YXX) can each be reached in about 15 minutes by car. The nearest Canada/US border crossing and Abbotsford Entertainment and Sports Centre are both under a 10-minute drive from the hotel. (All distances and travel time estimates: Google Maps)

Verified by hotel staff on December 7, 2012: hotel runs a free airport shuttle that is subject to availability and must be arranged in advance.
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The Good
The majority of reviews used for this analysis were positive and focused on the rooms, the staff, the location and the event services.

Many guests felt the rooms were clean and well-appointed with comfortable beds.

The staff were complimented by many guests for being friendly and helpful. Guests mentioned that problems and requests were promptly addressed.

Some guests appreciated that the hotel was in an easy access location, just off of the Trans-Canada Highway. Guests noted that one could access easily both Vancouver and the rest of Fraser Valley from this location. A few guests liked that there were fast food restaurants, a grocery store and liquor store in the nearby area.

Those who attended events at the hotel were pleased with the large facilities, accommodating service, good catering food and service and well-organized event staff.
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The Bad
Although the majority of reviews used for this analysis were positive, some negative points focused on the age of the decor and noise concerns.

Some guests felt that the hotel's decor was a bit outdated and that the rooms were "fine but nothing fancy". One reviewer suggested booking an upgraded room if you were wanted nicer quality. A few guests complained that the pillows were uncomfortable and needed to be upgraded.

Some guests complained about traffic noise from the nearby highway.
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Show Sources
Sources
TripAdvisor.com ranked this hotel #3 out of 10 hotels in Abbotsford and rated it 4 out of 5, based on 58 guest reviews.

Hotels.com rated this hotel 4.2 out of 5 based on 46 guest reviews.

Expedia.com rated this hotel 4.2 out of 5 based on 62 guest reviews.

Verified by hotel staff on December 7, 2012: hotel runs a free airport shuttle that is subject to availability and must be arranged in advance.
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.
Guest Reviews
8.1
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5 / out of 8
hotels in Abbotsford

Rated 8.1/10 based on 909 reviews

Ranked #5 out of 8 hotels in Abbotsford

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Map Marker Ramada Plaza & Conference Centre
36035 N Parallel Rd, Abbotsford, BC