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Snow Creek Lodge And Cabins

8.0 | Very Good
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At Fernie Alipine Resort, ski-in/ski-out access, units with kitchens

Pros
  • Free Wi-Fi, free parking
  • Numerous guests praised the hotel's ski-in/ski-out access and proximity to restaurants
  • The hotel's staff were complimented for their friendly and informative service
  • Several reviewers were pleased with their clean and well-equipped rooms
Cons
  • A few guests complained of poor Wi-Fi signals and small rooms
  • The hotel's rates were overpriced according to a few reviewers
Freebies
Free Wi-Fi
Free Parking
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Editor's Analysis
Updated Feb 7, 2014
Overview
Located at the base of Fernie Alpine Resort and about a 4-minute drive from Highway 3, Snow Creek Lodge is geared towards travellers who prefer condo-style accommodations with ski-in/ski-out access, extended kitchen amenities and easy highway access.

Each of this smoke-free hotel's guest rooms offers free Wi-Fi, cable TV, a DVD player, a coffeemaker, a full kitchen, a gas fireplace, a dining area and a hair dryer. Units with one or two separate bedrooms and a living area with a sofabed are also available, as are cottages that can sleep up to eight people and additionally offer a hot tub, a washer and dryer and a BBQ. 

Hotel amenities include a heated outdoor pool, two outdoor hot tubs, a fitness centre, ski-in/ski-out access, free ski storage, BBQ facilities and free parking. The hotel is not wheelchair accessible and pets are permitted upon request (charges may apply).

Fernie's city centre and Mt Fernie Provincial Park are both about an 11-minute drive away, while Greenwood Mall can be found 30 minutes away by car. Canadian Rockies International Airport (YXC) is roughly a 1-hour and 11-minute drive from the hotel. (All distances and travel time estimates: Google Maps)
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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, staff and rooms.

Numerous guests praised the hotel's location, describing it as beautiful and easily accessible, as well as close to the ski hill, ski rental shop, downtown Fernie, restaurants, bars and public transit. One traveller noted, "Overall, a great location and facilities. 50 mtrs to the nearest lift line and right in front of the kids trials and lesson area".

The hotel's staff were the source of many compliments by reviewers, who characterized them as friendly, helpful and informative about the area. One patron remarked, "Well informed, friendly and professional staff! We arrived several hours later than expected due to highway traffic and accidents and they made the process so smooth and stress free".

A couple guests did mention they were unable to get a long enough late check-out, however.

Several lodgers were pleased with their accommodations at the hotel. They found their rooms to be clean, well equipped, spacious, modern and quiet, with comfortable beds. A few guests did have complaints about their lodgings, however (see below).
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The Bad
While the majority of reviews consulted for this analysis were positive, there were a few common complaints about the rooms and value.

Although the majority of reviewers were pleased with their clean and well-equipped rooms, a few guests criticized their accommodations. They reported spotty Wi-Fi signals, small-sized rooms, warm and stuffy temperatures in the winter, no air conditioning in the summer, limited cooking supplies, small TVs and uncomfortable beds.

A few lodgers were disappointed with the hotel's value and found the room rates to be too expensive.
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Sources
TripAdvisor.com guest reviews ranked the hotel #10 of 22 Fernie hotels with an average rating of 4 out of 5 from 28 reviews.

Booking.com guest reviews rated the hotel 7.6 out of 10 from 26 reviews.
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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hotels in Fernie

Rated 8.0/10 based on 41 reviews

Ranked #6 out of 17 hotels in Fernie

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Map Marker Snow Creek Lodge And Cabins
5258 Highline Drive, Fernie, BC