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Imperial Motel Grand Forks

8.5 | Very Good
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Downtown Grand Forks, great rates, friendly staff, clean rooms

Pros
  • Free Wi-Fi, free parking
  • Many guests praised the hotel's reasonable rates
  • The hotel's staff were complimented for their friendly and accommodating service
  • Several lodgers enjoyed their clean and updated rooms
Cons
  • A few guests reported dated decor and noise transfer
Freebies
Free Wi-Fi
Free Parking
Editor's Analysis
Updated Feb 7, 2014
Overview
Located along Highway 3 and about a 2-minute drive from Grand Forks' city centre, the Imperial Motel Grand Forks is geared towards road travellers who require a well-priced hotel with free Wi-Fi, extended kitchen amenities and easy highway access. 

Each of the hotel's air-conditioned guest rooms comes equipped with free Wi-Fi, cable TV, a coffeemaker, a mini-fridge and a desk. Rooms with a kitchenette and two or three double beds are available, as are smoking and non-smoking rooms. 

The hotel also offers BBQ facilities, a business centre, tour assistance and free parking. Pets are permitted for an additional $7 per pet, per day and the hotel is wheelchair accessible.

The Canada/United States border is about a 9-minute drive away, while Gem Theatre can be found 3 minutes away on foot. Christina Lake Provincial Park is roughly a 17-minute drive from the hotel and Grand Forks Airport (ZGF) is 5 minutes away by car. (All distances and travel time estimates: Google Maps)

Verified with a front desk agent: Free Wi-Fi, free parking, pets $7/pet/day, wheelchair accessible. (Call Date: January 31, 2014)
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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 rates, staff, rooms and location.

Many guests praised the hotel's rates. They were described as reasonable, great, excellent and "good value for the money".

The hotel's staff were the source of many compliments by reviewers. They were characterized as friendly, helpful, accommodating and efficient.

Several lodgers enjoyed their accommodations at the hotel. They described their rooms as clean, updated, quiet, well maintained and spacious, with fast Wi-Fi. A few patrons had complaints about their lodgings, however (see below).

The hotel's location was convenient for several travellers. They found it close to restaurants, pubs, downtown Grand Forks, the airport and highway access.
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The Bad
While the majority of reviews consulted for this analysis were positive, there were a few complaints about the hotel's rooms.

Although the majority of reviewers were pleased with their clean and well-equipped rooms, a few guests complained about their accommodations. They reported dated decor, worn carpets, cigarette odours in non-smoking rooms and noise transfer from overhead rooms.
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Sources
Booking.com guest reviews rated the hotel 8.8 out of 10 from 22 reviews.

TripAdvisor.com guest reviews ranked the hotel #5 of 15 Grand Forks hotels with an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 from 8 reviews.

The author called the hotel on January 31, 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.
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Map Marker Imperial Motel Grand Forks
7389 Riverside Drive, Grand Forks, BC