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Older Fort Nelson motel with clean and well-equipped rooms and free parking

Pros
  • Free Wi-Fi, free parking
  • Some guests were satisfied with their clean and quiet rooms
  • The hotel's rates were found to be reasonable
Cons
  • Some guests reported worn rooms
Freebies
Free Wi-Fi
Free Parking
Editor's Analysis
Updated Oct 13, 2014
Overview
Located just off Highway 97 and about a 3-minute drive from Fort Nelson's city centre, the Shannon Motel Fort Nelson is geared toward car travellers who prefer a centrally located hotel with extended kitchen amenities, free Wi-Fi and easy highway access.

Each of the hotel's air-conditioned guest rooms offers free Wi-Fi, cable TV, a coffeemaker, a microwave, a mini-fridge and a table and two chairs. Rooms with a kitchenette, a separate bedroom and a seating area are also available, as are smoking and non-smoking rooms.

The hotel also offers a business centre, guest laundry and free parking. Pets are permitted upon request (please contact the hotel for details) and the hotel is not wheelchair accessible.

Fort Nelson Aquatic Centre and Northern Lights College - Fort Nelson Campus are both about an 8-minute walk away, while Poplar Hills Golf Club can be found 3 minutes away by car. Northern Rockies Regional Airport (YYE) is roughly a 10-minute drive from the hotel. (All distances and travel time estimates: Google Maps)

Verified with a front desk agent: Free Wi-Fi, free parking, no pets, not wheelchair accessible. (Call Date: February 19, 2014)
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The Good
There were not many recent reviews available online for this hotel at the time of writing, however, of those consulted, guests showed positive responses towards the hotel's rooms and rates.

Some reviewers satisfied with their accommodations at the hotel. They described their rooms as spacious, clean, comfortable and quiet. It should be noted, however, that some guests were disappointed with their lodgings (see below).

Guests were pleased with the hotel's rates, which they described as great and reasonable.
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The Bad
As mentioned above, there were not many recent online reviews available at the time this editorial was written. Of those sourced, however, guests showed some negative responses toward the hotel's rooms.

Although some guests were satisfied with their clean and quiet rooms, some reviewers were disappointed with their accommodations. They reported dated decor, worn fixtures, windows that don't open and musty odours.
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Sources
TripAdvisor.com guest reviews ranked the hotel #8 of 8 Fort Nelson hotels with an average rating of 2.5 out of 5 from 16 reviews.

Booking.com guest reviews rated the hotel 6.9 out of 10 from 7 reviews.

The author called the hotel on February 19, 2014 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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hotels in Fort Nelson

Rated 5.0/10 based on 51 reviews

Ranked #5 out of 5 hotels in Fort Nelson

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Map Marker Shannon Motel Fort Nelson
PO Box 480, 5423 - 50th Avenue South, Fort Nelson, BC