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Highly praised Fort St John hotel with indoor pool, kitchenettes and free breakfast

Pros
  • Free Wi-Fi, free local calls, free parking and free breakfast
  • Many guests described their rooms as clean and well appointed
  • Many reviewers praised the food and selection at the free breakfast
  • The staff were frequently complimented for their friendly and responsive service
  • Several guests found their beds to be comfortable
  • A few reviewers enjoyed the on-site pool area and gaming centre
Cons
  • A couple of guests thought that the room rates were expensive
Freebies
Free Wi-Fi
Free Breakfast
Free Parking
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Editor's Analysis
Updated Feb 25, 2015
Overview
This hotel is situated near the intersection of 100th Avenue and the Alaska Highway (Highway 97). The downtown area is a 3-minute drive away, while access to the highway is 2 minutes away by car. Offering an on-site restaurant and an indoor pool and hot tub, this hotel is well suited for guests who prefer the convenience of on-site dining and recreational facilities.

This property is 100% smoke-free and all 125 rooms and suites include free Wi-Fi, free local calls, a 32" or 42" flat screen TV with pay-per-view movies, a wet bar with a mini-fridge, a microwave, an iron and ironing board, a work desk and individual climate control. Rooms are furnished with one or two queen beds.

Suites are configured with separate bedroom and living room areas, a TV in the living room and the bedroom, and are furnished with either two queen beds or one king bed. Select suites also include a jetted tub.

Free parking is available on site and pets (two dog limit) are permitted for an additional fee of $25 per night.

A free breakfast is served daily from 5 am to 10 am. The on-site Tony Roma's Restaurant serves lunch and dinner.

Other on-site amenities include a Chance's Gaming Centre (slot machines and off-track betting), dry cleaning service, an indoor pool, a hot tub, a sauna, a fitness centre, meeting/conference space and a 24-hour business centre.

The downtown area, which is a 3-minute drive away or a 16-minute walk away, features the Lido Theatre (events, performing arts and movies), the North Peace Cultural Centre (music, theatre and a library), dining and shopping. The Pomeroy Sports Centre, Fort St. John Curling Club and Totem Mall (shopping centre and movie theatre) are all about a 5-minute drive away. The North Peace Regional Airport (YXJ) is 15 minutes away by car. (All walking and driving time estimates: Google Maps)

Verified by a front desk agent on March 5, 2013: The free breakfast is served daily from 5 am to 10 am. Pets are permitted for an additional fee of $25 per night.
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The Good
Many guests described overall pleasant experiences at this property, among the reviews used for this analysis, and there were several aspects of the hotel that received praise.

Many guests described their rooms as clean, well maintained and well appointed with modern furnishings. One reviewer described his room as classy, while a few other guests found their rooms to be generally comfortable and quiet. Several reviewers specifically mentioned that their beds and pillows were comfortable.

The staff were frequently complimented for their friendly and efficient service and a few guests praised the front desk agents for being responsive to their concerns.

Many reviewers praised the food and selection at the free breakfast. A few guests indicated that the breakfast exceeded their expectations and one reviewer said that the breakfast included hot items like eggs benedict, sausages and bacon.

A few guests mentioned enjoying the on-site Chances gaming centre, while a few other reviewers enjoyed the indoor pool and hot tub area. A couple of guests appreciated the free Wi-Fi and a couple of other reviewers enjoyed the food at the on-site Tony Roma's restaurant, however a couple of other reviewers were not happy with the on-site restaurant (see below for more details).
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The Bad
There were very few concerns or complaints found for this hotel, among the reviews sourced for this editorial. However, a couple of guests thought that the room rates were expensive. 

While a couple of guests enjoyed their meals at the on-site restaurant, a couple of other guests thought that the food at Tony Roma's was poor tasting.
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TripAdvisor.ca ranked this hotel #1 out of 13 properties in Fort St. John, with an average score of 4.5 out of 5, from 26 reviews.

The author called the hotel on March 5, 2013 to verify some information.
Editor's Analysis by Tammy B.
Analyzed by Tammy B.
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Guest Reviews
8.7
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1 / out of 6
hotels in Fort Saint John

Rated 8.7/10 based on 99 reviews

Ranked #1 out of 6 hotels in Fort Saint John

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Map Marker Pomeroy Hotel
11308 Alaska Road, Fort Saint John, BC