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Well-liked Fernie hotel with kitchenettes, indoor pool, hot tub, restaurant and sports bar 

Pros
  • Free amenities: Wi-Fi, parking, local calls, newspapers
  • Clean and spacious rooms with comfy beds, according to guests
  • Guests liked the staff and found them attentive
  • The pub's food and prices were popular with guests
  • Guests liked the location, in walking distance to downtown, restaurants and shopping
  • The indoor pool a hit with families
  • Rooms were well appointed with mini-fridges, microwaves and balconies
Cons
  • A few guests were given slow service at the restaurant
  • Guests cited noise disturbances from a variety of sources
Freebies
Free Wi-Fi
Free Parking
Editor's Analysis
Updated Jul 31, 2015
Overview
This hotel is well located in the town of Fernie, an 8-minute walk from the downtown core, near to mountain trails and river rafting and a 7-minute drive from the Fernie Alpine Ski Resort. With on-site dining, indoor pool and spacious studios with kitchenettes, this hotel caters well to families coming to enjoy the sights and activities of this scenic natural playground.

All smoke-free rooms include free Wi-Fi, free local calls, a flat screen TV with cable and pay-per-view movies, a coffeemaker, a mini-fridge, a microwave, cutlery and dishes, a desk with ergonomic chair, an iron and ironing board, a hair dryer and air conditioning. 

Room extras include a gas fireplace, a sofabed, a dining area, a kitchenette (stove top, mini-fridge, sink), soaker tub, glass-enclosed shower, and a balcony with mountain views. Rooms are furnished with 2 double beds, 1 queen bed or 1 king bed. The hotel offers larger studio rooms and adjoining studios to make an even larger suite. 

First and second floor rooms open to the atrium courtyard which houses the indoor pool and hot tub. Third floor rooms do not have a view of the pool.

Free parking is available on site. Pets are permitted at no additional fee in pet-friendly rooms on the first and second floors.

The on-site Max Restaurant serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner and a grab n' go breakfast is also available. The Pub Bar & Grill, open for lunch and dinner, offers a pool table, foosball and large HD TV screens for watching sporting events along with an outdoor patio. Room service is also available.

Hotel amenities include an indoor pool, a hot tub, a fitness centre, ski storage, free newspapers, concierge services, a business centre, meeting and banquet space and Spirits Cold Beer & Wine Shop which is open daily from 9 am to 11 pm. 

The Arts Station (community arts centre) is a 2-minute drive away, while the Fernie Golf and Country Club is 3 minutes away by car. The access point for the Castle Mountain hiking trails (Coal Creek Road) is a 5-minute drive away. (All walking and driving time estimates: Google Maps)

Confirmed with the front desk on July 28, 2015: pets allowed at no extra charge on first and second floor rooms, all rooms come with a microwave and mini-fridge and all rooms are non smoking
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The Good
Many guests enjoyed comfortable stays at the hotel and provided a lot of positive feedback about the hotel.

The guest rooms were considered clean and spacious by a lot of guests. Having microwaves and mini-fridges added value to some for saving leftovers and keeping beer cold. One returning guest was pleased to find that the rooms had been updated and a few mentioned that they enjoyed the beds.

The location was well liked for being a short walk to 'everything' and downtown and being conveniently located to favourite restaurants and great beer.

The staff were well pleasing, with many commenting on their helpfulness, friendliness and attentiveness.

Several guests enjoyed having a pub on site and one said it was a great place to hang out after a day on the slopes. They found the food and alcohol to be reasonably priced and very good.

Several guests enjoyed the indoor pool, and the area surrounding it for watching their kids.

A few guests felt the hotel was well priced for the size and quality of the rooms as well as the many hotel amenities available, and were pleased to have parking and Wi-Fi included in the room rate.
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The Bad
There was some negative feedback somewhat scattered through the reviews, with the most common complaint being noise disturbances. 

Bothersome noise came from: traffic, train horns, squeaky floors, guest conversations in adjoining rooms that were heard too clearly through the doors, music from the dining area or bar, guests in the pool, a fan in the liquor store and fridge cabinets banging shut in the liquor store.

Although the pub was very well reviewed, occasionally guests found the service slow at the on-site restaurant. As well the restaurant prices and food quality was sometimes praised and sometimes criticized.

There was also the odd comment about the hotel being a little outdated in places.
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Sources
Expedia.ca gave this hotel an average score of 4 out of 5 with 93% of 44 guests recommending the property.

TripAdvisor.ca ranked this hotel #5 out of 22 properties in Fernie, with an average score of 4 out of 5 from 111 reviews.




Editor's Analysis by Tammy B.
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Rated 7.8/10 based on 134 reviews

Ranked #8 out of 17 hotels in Fernie

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Map Marker Park Place Lodge
742 Highway #3, Fernie, BC