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Snow Valley Motel & RV Park

7.6 | Good
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Central, great staff and rates, clean & well-equipped rooms, easy highway access

Pros
  • Free Wi-Fi, free parking
  • The staff were praised for their accommodating and friendly service
  • Many guests were pleased with the hotel's inexpensive rates
  • Several lodgers enjoyed their clean and well-equipped rooms
Cons
  • A few guests reported noise transfer during their stay
  • Dated decor and a few plumbing issues were reported by a few lodgers
Freebies
Free Wi-Fi
Free Parking
Editor's Analysis
Updated Nov 4, 2013
Overview
Located just off Highway 3 and about a 3-minute drive from Fernie's city centre, the Snow Valley Motel & RV Park is suitable for road travellers who require a centrally located, pet-friendly and economical hotel with easy highway access, RV parking and extended kitchen amenities.

Each of this hotel's air-conditioned guest rooms and suites comes equipped with free Wi-Fi, cable TV, a coffeemaker, a mini-fridge and a microwave. Hair dryers, irons and ironing boards and alarm clocks are available upon request. Rooms with a separate bedroom, a kitchenette, a living room and a sofabed and a dining area are also available. This hotel is not wheelchair accessible.

Hotel amenities include an indoor hot tub, a business centre, BBQ facilities and free parking. One dog per room is permitted free of charge. Discount passes are available for Fernie Aquatic Centre, Fernie Golf and Country Club, Canyon Raft Company and multi-day skiing/boarding. 

The hotel's RV site offers picnic tables, 30-amp power, washrooms, showers, unlimited hot water and free Wi-Fi. 

Fernie Alpine Ski Resort is about an 8-minute drive from the hotel, while Fernie Aquatic Centre can be found roughly a 5-minute drive away. The Elk River can be found 8 minutes away on foot and Cranbrook/Canadian Rockies International Airport (YXC) is a 1-hour and 12-minute drive away. (All distances and travel time estimates: Google Maps)

Verified with a front desk agent: Free Wi-Fi, free parking, 1 pet/room free, 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 much praise going to the hotel's staff, rates, rooms and location.

The hotel's staff were the source of numerous compliments by guests, who characterized them as helpful, friendly and accommodating. One reviewer remarked, "The staff at the Snow Valley went out of their way to ready their last room for us, and to make us feel at home. On a very busy weekend the service could not have been better!".

Many reviewers were pleased with the hotel's rates. They were described as cheap, affordable, inexpensive and a bargain.

Several lodgers enjoyed the hotel's accommodations. They described their rooms as clean and well equipped, with amazing mountain views and good Wi-Fi. A few guests criticized their lodgings, however (see below).

The hotel's location was appreciated by several travellers. They described it as central and easily accessible, as well as close to highway access, skiing and restaurants. 
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The Bad
While the majority of reviews consulted for this analysis were positive, there were a few complaints about noise transfer and the rooms.

A few guests complained of noise transfer during their stay. They reported traffic noise from the highway, as well as noise from guests in adjacent and overhead rooms. 

Although the majority of reviewers were pleased with their clean and well-equipped rooms, a few lodgers had complaints. They reported dated decor and furniture, as well as a few plumbing issues.
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Sources
Booking.com guest reviews rated the hotel 8.5 out of 10 from 46 reviews.

Expedia.ca guest reviews rated the hotel 4 out of 5 with a 91% recommendation rate from 23 reviews.

TripAdvisor.com guest reviews ranked the hotel #7 of 22 Fernie hotels with an average rating of 4 out of 5 from 14 reviews.

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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11 / out of 17
hotels in Fernie

Rated 7.6/10 based on 172 reviews

Ranked #11 out of 17 hotels in Fernie

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Map Marker Snow Valley Motel & RV Park
Box 1530 1041 7th Ave, Fernie, BC