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Clean rooms, reasonable room rates, on-site fitness centre, and good food

Pros
  • Free Wi-Fi, free parking, and free breakfast
  • Many guests described their rooms as clean
  • Many reviewers praised the food at the on-site restaurant
  • The staff were frequently complimented for their friendly and helpful service
  • Several guests thought that the hotel offered good value for the money they spent
  • A few reviewers found the location convenient for accessing downtown attractions
Cons
  • A few guests complained about the food at the free breakfast
  • A couple of reviewers complained about smelling cigarette smoke in their non-smoking rooms
Freebies
Free Wi-Fi
Free Breakfast
Free Parking
Editor's Analysis
Updated Oct 18, 2012
Overview
This hotel is located on the Alaska Highway (major thoroughfare that runs east to Alberta and west to Fort St. John) and is ideal for guests who are looking for convenient access to major highways or for travellers who prefer to explore the area by car. The nearest Highway 97 (west to Chetwynd) interchange is a 1-minute drive away.

This property is 100% smoke-free and all rooms include free Wi-Fi, a desk, a mini-fridge, free local calls, air conditioning, an iron and ironing board, a coffeemaker, a microwave, and a flat-screen TV. Rooms are furnished with 1 queen bed, 2 queen beds, or 1 king bed. Suites at this hotel offer more spacious accommodations and a kitchenette and are furnished with 1 queen bed. 

Free parking for cars and over-sized vehicles is available and pets are permitted for an additional fee of $25 per night.

A free breakfast is served daily from 6:00 am - 9:00 am. The on-site restaurant, Sola's Bar and Grill, serves lunch and dinner. Room service is available.

Other on-site amenities include a free breakfast, a fitness centre, meeting rooms, coin-operated laundry machines, and an ATM.

There are a couple of restaurants located across the street from this hotel. Downtown Dawson Creek, including the Dawson Creek Art Gallery, the Dawson Creek Visitor's Centre, the Alaska Highway "Mile 0" Post (the official beginning of the highway to Alaska), restaurants, and shops, is about 2 minutes away by car. 

The Walter Wright Pioneer Village (outdoor museum) is 2 minutes away by car, while the Dawson Creek Golf and Country Club is a 3-minute drive away. The Dawson Creek Exhibition venue (fall fair and rodeos) and the Encana Centre (sports arena and concert venue) are both about 7 minutes away by car.

The Dawson Creek domestic airport (YDQ) is an 8-minute drive away. (All driving time estimates: Google Maps)
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The Good
Positive reviews for this property greatly outnumbered negative reviews, among the reviews used for this analysis.

Many guests described their rooms as clean and well maintained. A few reviewers found their beds to be comfortable and a couple of guests mentioned that their rooms and bathrooms were spacious.

The staff throughout the hotel were frequently complimented and guests described the front desk agents as friendly, helpful, accommodating, efficient, and informative.

Many reviewers praised the food and the friendly wait staff at the on-site restaurant. A couple of guests also praised the food the received from room service.

A few reviewers found the location convenient for accessing downtown attractions by car and some guests mentioned finding several restaurants within walking distance.

Several guests thought that the room rates were reasonable and that the hotel offered good value for the money they spent. The following amenities were mentioned as value-added features: free Wi-Fi, in-room mini-fridges and microwaves, smoke-free policy, and the on-site fitness centre. A few reviewers appreciated that this property allowed pets.
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The Bad
As mentioned above, positive reviews greatly outnumbered negative reviews for this hotel, among the reviews sourced for this analysis. However, there were a few common concerns and a few isolated complaints mentioned by guests.

A few reviewers complained about the food and the lack of selection at the free breakfast. One guest specifically complained that the hotel used powdered eggs and another reviewer found the dining area to be small and cramped.

A couple of guests complained about smelling cigarette smoke in their non-smoking rooms.

A couple of reviewers were disturbed in their rooms by traffic noise and noise in the halls.

Isolated complaints included: unreliable and slow Wi-Fi service, dated in-room decor, and inadequate in-room lighting.
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Show Sources
Sources
TripAdvisor.ca ranked this hotel #4 out of 11 properties in Dawson Creek, based on 18 reviews.

CanadianHotelGuide.com gave this hotel an average score of 7.7 out of 10, from 6 reviews.

Hotels.com gave this property an average score of 4.3 out of 5.0, from 4 reviews.
Editor's Analysis by Tammy B.
Analyzed by Tammy B.
Writing chose Tammy from the moment she could hold a pencil. The stories may have changed through the years, from creative fiction to television news reporting, but Tammy's passion for words (and fondness for pencils) continues on.
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Map Marker Super 8 Dawson Creek
1440 Alaska Avenue, Dawson Creek, BC