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5-min. drive from downtown, great staff and restaurants, clean rooms, no elevator

Pros
  • Free Wi-Fi, free parking
  • Many guests praised the quality and cost of the hotel's restaurants
  • Numerous guests enjoyed their clean and comfortable rooms
  • The staff were complimented on their friendly and helpful service
Cons
  • A few guests reported small rooms and limited TV channels
  • The hotel's lack of elevator was a challenge for a few lodgers
Freebies
Free Wi-Fi
Free Parking
Editor's Analysis
Updated Jan 22, 2014
Overview
Located about a 5-minute drive from Chilliwack's city centre and a 6-minute drive from the nearest Trans-Canada Highway on-ramp, The Royal Hotel is suitable for business or vacation travellers who require a centrally located hotel with meeting/banquet space, on-site dining and easy highway access.

Each of this smoke-free hotel's air-conditioned guest rooms offers free Wi-Fi, cable TV, a coffeemaker and a private bathroom. Rooms with a jetted tub, a microwave, a mini-fridge, a separate bedroom, a seating area and sofabed and a bathrobe for each guest are also available, and the hotel is not wheelchair accessible.

Hotel amenities include meeting/banquet space, a hospitality room with a business centre, fishing storage, guest laundry and free parking. On-site dining is available at The Royal Hotel Cafe (serving breakfast, lunch and dinner) and Wellington Gastropub, which serves lunch and dinner Thursday through Saturday. Pets are not permitted.

Salish Plaza offers shopping about a 4-minute walk away, while Prospera Centre can be found 3 minutes away by car. University of the Fraser Valley is roughly a 4-minute drive from the hotel and Abbotsford International Airport (YXX) is a 32-minute drive away. (All distances and travel time estimates: Google Maps)

Verified with a front desk agent: Free Wi-Fi, free parking, no pets, not wheelchair accessible. (Call Date: January 15, 2014)
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The Good
The majority of the reviews sourced for this analysis were positive, with much praise going to the hotel's restaurants, rooms, staff and location.

The hotel's restaurants were praised by numerous guests. They described the food as delicious, reasonably priced and scrumptious, with excellent service.

Many reviewers enjoyed their accommodations at the hotel. They found their rooms to be clean, spacious and quiet, with reliable Wi-Fi, clawfoot bathtubs and comfortable beds and pillows.

Several lodgers were pleased with the level of customer service they received during their stay. They characterized the staff as friendly, accommodating and helpful with recommendations.

The hotel's location was convenient for several travellers. They described it as central and close to downtown Chilliwack, shopping, restaurants and Cultas Lake.
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The Bad
While the majority of reviews consulted for this analysis were positive, there were a few common complaints about the rooms and lack of elevator.

Although the majority of reviewers were pleased with their clean and comfortable rooms, a few guests had complaints about their accommodations. They reported small-sized rooms and bathrooms, limited TV channels, musty odours and hallway noise.

The hotel's lack of elevator was a challenge for a few patrons. They described carrying heavy luggage up the stairs to their rooms and recommended a different hotel for those with mobility issues.
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Sources
Booking.com guest reviews rated the hotel 8.2 out of 10 from 38 reviews.

TripAdvisor.com guest reviews ranked the hotel #3 of 10 Chilliwack hotels with an average rating of 4 out of 5 from 36 reviews.

Expedia.ca guest reviews rated the hotel 4.2 out of 5 with a 100% recommendation rate from 5 reviews.

The author called the hotel on January 15, 2014 to verify some information.

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 7.9/10 based on 230 reviews

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Map Marker The Royal Hotel
45886 Wellington Avenue, Chilliwack, BC