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Griz Inn Fernie

7.5 | Good
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 Fernie ski hill hotel with indoor pool, hot tub & units with kitchens (2 units allow pets)

Pros
  • Free Wi-Fi, free parking
  • Numerous guests praised the hotel's proximity to ski hills and lifts
  • Many lodgers were pleased with their clean and well-equipped rooms
  • The hotel's staff were found to be friendly and accommodating
Cons
  • Noise transfer was reported by some lodgers
  • A few guests complained of dated decor and uncomfortable beds
Freebies
Free Wi-Fi
Free Parking
Editor's Analysis
Updated Nov 5, 2014
Overview
Located in Fernie Alpine Resort and about a 10-minute drive from Fernie's city centre, the Griz Inn Fernie is geared towards travellers who prefer a hotel with extended kitchen amenities, an indoor pool, on-site dining and ski-in/ski-out facilities.

Each of this non-smoking hotel's air-conditioned guest rooms offers free Wi-Fi, cable TV, a coffeemaker, a minibar and a hair dryer. Studios with a microwave are also available. The hotel also offers privately owned one-, two- and three-bedroom units, which provide a balcony, a living room with a sofabed, a full kitchen (with a dishwasher and cooking utensils) and a dining table.

Hotel amenities include an indoor pool, two hot tubs, massage services, a ski shop, ski-in and ski-out facilities, ski lockers, guest laundry, free parking and on-site dining at Corner Pocket Brasserie, which serves breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Pets are not permitted and the hotel (but there are two units that are pet-friendly) is not wheelchair accessible. 

The Mountain Pantry Grocery and Liquor is across the street. Mount Fernie Provincial Park is roughly a 9-minute drive away, while Greenwood Mall can be found 30 minutes away by car. Fernie Golf and Country Club is about a 12-minute drive away and Cranbrook/Canadian Rockies International Airport (YXC) is a 1-hour and 10-minute drive away. (All distances and travel time estimates: Google Maps)

Verified with a front desk agent: Free Wi-Fi, free parking, pets not permitted, not wheelchair accessible. (Call Date: October 23, 2013)

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The Good
The majority of the reviews sourced for this analysis were positive, with praise going to the hotel's location, rooms, staff and rates.

The hotel's proximity to Fernie's ski hills was praised by numerous reviewers. They appreciated the ski-in/ski-out facilities, as well as the hotel's proximity to a ski rental shop.

Many guests were pleased with their accommodations at the hotel. They described their lodgings as clean, well equipped, spacious, quiet and well maintained, with comfortable beds. A few patrons were disappointed with their rooms, however (see below).

The hotel's staff were the source of several compliments by lodgers. They were characterized as friendly, accommodating and helpful with dining recommendations.

Some travellers were satisfied with the hotel's rates, and described them as budget friendly, reasonable and very good.
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The Bad
While the majority of reviews consulted for this analysis were positive, there were a few common complaints about noise transfer and the rooms.

Some lodgers complained of noise transfer during their stay. They reported noise from guests in adjacent rooms, rooms overhead, the hallways and the parking lot.

Although the majority of reviewers were pleased with their clean and well-equipped rooms, a few patrons had complaints about their accommodations. They reported dated decor, worn fixtures, old TVs and uncomfortable beds.
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Sources
TripAdvisor.com guest reviews ranked the hotel #8 of 22 Fernie hotels with an average rating of 4 out of 5 from 22 reviews.

Booking.com guest reviews rated the hotel 6.8 out of 10 from 3 reviews.

Hotels.com guest reviews rated the hotel 5 out of 5 from 1 review.

The author called the hotel on October 23, 2013 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.
Guest Reviews
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13 / out of 17
hotels in Fernie

Rated 7.5/10 based on 66 reviews

Ranked #13 out of 17 hotels in Fernie

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Map Marker Griz Inn Fernie
5369 Ski Hill Road, Fernie, BC