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Praised by guests for budget-friendly prices, clean rooms, friendly staff

Pros
  • Free Wi-Fi and free parking
  • Many guests described their rooms as clean and comfortable
  • Many reviewers thought that the room rates were reasonable
  • The staff were frequently complimented for their friendly service
  • Many guests praised the staff for their friendly service
  • Several reviewers found the location convenient for accessing the highway
Cons
  • Several guests found the room interiors dated
Freebies
Free Wi-Fi
Free Parking
Editor's Analysis
Updated Mar 17, 2014
Overview
This hotel is situated on the Yellowhead Highway (Highway 5), in the town of Clearwater. The North Thompson Sportsplex, the Wells Gray Tourist Information Centre and the Wells Gray Golf Resort are within a 15-minute walk. This property is centrally located for guests looking to explore the area on foot or by car.

All rooms include free Wi-Fi, a TV, a coffeemaker, an en suite bathroom and air conditioning. Wheelchair-accessible rooms are available.

Free parking is available on site. Pets are permitted in select rooms for an additional $10 per night.

This property has two on-site restaurants. Monroe's Fine Dining Restaurant & Lounge serves breakfast, lunch and dinner, while Wells Gray Bar & Grill serves lunch and dinner. Room service is also available.

Other on-site amenities include a hot tub, a sauna, a tanning bed, massage service, a beer and wine store, a gift shop and banquet facilities.

Dutch Lake is 5 minutes away by car, while Wells Gray Provincial Park (offering waterfalls and hiking) is a 10-minute drive away. The city of Kamloops and the Kamloops Airport (YKA) are both about 95 minutes away by car. (All driving time estimates: Google Maps)

Verified by a front desk agent on March 10, 2014: On-site dining details, free Wi-Fi, wheelchair accessibility and pet policy.
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The Good
Among the reviews used for this analysis, many guests thought that the room rates were reasonable and that the hotel offered good value for the money they spent.

The rooms were often described as basic, but clean and generally comfortable. A few guests added that their rooms were spacious and quiet, while a couple of other reviewers specifically mentioned that the air conditioning was quiet.

The staff were frequently complimented for their friendly service, while many other reviewers praised the food at the on-site restaurant. But, a couple of guests had concerns about the service at the on-site restaurant (see below for more details).

Several guests said that the hotel was conveniently located for accessing the highway.
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The Bad
There were only a couple of common concerns found for this property, among the reviews sourced for this editorial. Several guests noticed somewhat dated decor and furnishings, and one reviewer described his room as "a bit rough around the edges".

As mentioned above, a couple of reviewers expressed concerns about the service at the on-site restaurant. These reviewers found the wait staff slow and inattentive.
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Show Sources
Sources
TripAdvisor.ca ranked this hotel #8 out of 9 hotels in Clearwater, with an average score of 3 out of 5, from 25 reviews.

Booking.com gave this property an average score of 7.1 out of 10, based on 58 guest reviews.

The author called the hotel on March 10, 2014 to verify some information.
Editor's Analysis by Tammy B.
Analyzed by Tammy B.
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Guest Reviews
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3 / out of 6
hotels in Clearwater

Rated 7.1/10 based on 83 reviews

Ranked #3 out of 6 hotels in Clearwater

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Location
  • Wells Gray Provincial Park (55.5 km)
Map Marker Wells Gray Inn
228 E Yellowhead Hwy, Clearwater, BC