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Powder Mountain Lodge

6.8 | Fair
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Recommended by guests for value, cleanliness, staff and pool area

Pros
  • Free Wi-Fi and free parking
  • Many guests described their rooms as clean
  • Many reviewers thought that the room rates were reasonable
  • The staff were frequently complimented for their friendly service
  • Many guests found the hotel centrally located for exploring Fernie
  • Many reviewers enjoyed the on-site hot tub and pool area
Cons
  • No on-site dining
  • Several guests thought that the rooms appeared somewhat dated
Freebies
Free Wi-Fi
Free Parking
Editor's Analysis
Updated Nov 12, 2013
Overview
This property is situated in the town centre of Fernie, within a 10-minute walk of shopping and restaurants. Located on the Crowsnest Highway, this hotel is well suited for guests looking to explore the area on foot or by car.

This hotel is smoke free and all rooms include free Wi-Fi, a 32" flat screen TV and DVD player, a fridge, a microwave, a coffeemaker, blackout curtains and air conditioning. Select rooms also include a kitchenette and accessible rooms are available.

Free parking is available on site and pets are not permitted. This hotel does not offer on-site dining.

Other on-site amenities include a heated outdoor pool (open seasonally), a hot tub, a common guest kitchen, a BBQ area, a fireplace, a pool table, ski and snowboard storage, a guest computer station and guest laundry facilities.  

The Fernie Golf and Country Club is about a 3-minute drive away, while the Fernie Alpine Resort is 7 minutes away by car. Catskiing and hiking at the Island Lake Lodge is about a 20-minute drive away, while the Canadian Rockies International Airport (YXC) is about a 70-minute drive away. (All walking and driving time estimates: Google Maps)
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The Good
Among the reviews used for this analysis, many reviewers thought that the room rates were reasonable and that this property offered good value for the money they spent. A couple of guests agreed that this hotel offered the "best value in Fernie".

Many guests described their rooms as clean, while a few reviewers specifically mentioned that the beds were comfortable. A few reviewers found the in-room kitchenettes well equipped, while several guests said that their rooms were quiet. However, some reviewers had concerns about noise (see below for more details).

The staff were frequently complimented for their friendly and helpful service and one reviewer said that "no request is ever a problem".

Many reviewers enjoyed the outdoor pool and hot tub area, with one guest saying that the pool was clean and comfortably heated.

The location was centrally located for exploring the area, said many guests, while a few reviewers found shopping and restaurants within walking distance.
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The Bad
There were a couple of common concerns found for this hotel, among the reviews sourced for this editorial. Several reviewers thought that the in-room furnishings and fixtures were dated, while one guest said that the hotel's interior appeared old.

While some guests found their rooms to be quiet, a few reviewers were disturbed by traffic noise and sounds from neighbouring rooms.
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TripAdvisor.ca ranked this hotel #2 out of 14 specialty lodging hotels in Fernie, with an average score of 4 out of 5, from 28 reviews.

Booking.com gave this property an average score of 7.6 out of 10, based on 41 guest reviews.
Editor's Analysis by Tammy B.
Analyzed by Tammy B.
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Guest Reviews
6.8
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15 / out of 17
hotels in Fernie

Rated 6.8/10 based on 173 reviews

Ranked #15 out of 17 hotels in Fernie

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Map Marker Powder Mountain Lodge
892 Highway 3, Fernie, BC