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Located downtown, on-site restaurant, free buffet breakfast, attentive staff

  • Free Wi-Fi, free parking and free breakfast
  • Many guests described their rooms as clean and well maintained
  • Many reviewers praised the food at the free breakfast
  • The staff were frequently described as friendly and attentive
  • Several guests thought that the rooms appeared well appointed
  • A couple of reviewers thought that the location was convenient for exploring the area by car
  • A few guests complained that the in-room climate control was ineffective and noisy
  • A couple of reviewers found the bedding and towels uncomfortably rough
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Editor's Analysis
Updated Aug 23, 2013
This hotel is situated in the downtown area of Fort St. John and is well located for guests who are looking to access downtown destinations on foot. The South Peace Cultural Centre (entertainment venue and library) is a 2-minute walk away, while the Lido Theatre (events, performing arts and movies) is 5 minutes away on foot.

Both smoking and non-smoking accommodations are available. All rooms include free Wi-Fi, a mini-fridge, a microwave, heated bathroom floors, a flat screen TV, an iron and ironing board, a coffeemaker, a desk and individual climate control. Rooms are furnished with either one king bed or two queen beds. Executive rooms are furnished with one king bed and also include bathrobes, free movies, a fax line and a sitting area.

Suites are configured with separate living and bedroom areas and are equipped with a TV in the bedroom and the living room, a jetted tub and one king bed. 

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

A free hot breakfast buffet is served daily from 6 am to 11 am. The on-site JD Fitzgeralds Pub and Eatery serves lunch and dinner. This property also has a beer, wine and liquor store on site.

Other on-site amenities include a fitness centre, a games room, a 24-hour business centre and meeting/conference space.

The Pomeroy Sports Centre and the Fort St. John Curling Club are both 2 minutes away by car, while the Aurora Mall is a 3-minute drive away. Access to the Alaska Highway (Highway 97) is 4 minutes away by car, while the North Peace Regional Airport (YXJ) is a 12-minute drive away. (All walking and driving time estimates: Google Maps)

Verified by a front desk agent on March 5, 2013: The free hot breakfast is served daily from 6 am to 11 am.
The Good
Many guests gave positive reviews of this property, among the reviews used for this analysis, and several aspects of the property were complimented.

Many guests described their rooms as clean and well maintained, while several reviewers thought that their rooms appeared well appointed and recently renovated. Several reviewers thought that their rooms were well equipped with amenities including a mini-fridge, microwave and heated bathroom floors.

Some other guests described their rooms as spacious and comfortable, while a few reviewers specifically mentioned that their beds were comfortable.

The staff were frequently complimented for their friendly and attentive service. One reviewer said that he experienced exceptional customer service, while another guest said that the staff go out of their way to make you comfortable.

The food and selection at the free breakfast was frequently praised by guests. One reviewer thought that the buffet was top notch, while another reviewer described the selection as including eggs, bacon, hash browns, and both hot and cold cereal.

A couple of guests found the location convenient for accessing destinations throughout the area by car.
The Bad
There were very few complaints or concerns found for this hotel, among the reviews sourced for this editorial. However, a few guests agreed that their in-room climate control units were ineffective and noisy.

A couple of guests complained that their bedding and towels were uncomfortably rough and one reviewer said that the "towels were like sandpaper".

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TripAdvisor.ca ranked this hotel #3 out of 13 properties in Fort St. John, with an average score of 4 out of 5, from 44 reviews.  

The author called the hotel on March 5, 2013 to verify some information.
Editor's Analysis by Tammy B.
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Guest Reviews
Very Good

Rated 8.3/10 based on 125 reviews

Ranked #3 out of 6 hotels in Fort Saint John

Map Marker Quality Inn Northern Grand
9830 100th Ave., Fort Saint John, BC