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1-minute walk from Harrison Lake Beach, great staff, mixed room reviews

Pros
  • Free Wi-Fi, free parking
  • The hotel's staff were praised for their helpful and knowledgeable service
  • Many guests were pleased with the hotel's proximity to the beach and restaurants
  • Several reviewers enjoyed their clean and well-equipped rooms
Cons
  • Some guests reported worn rooms and plumbing issues
Freebies
Free Wi-Fi
Free Parking
Editor's Analysis
Updated Nov 21, 2013
Overview
Located just off Highway 9 and about a 1-minute walk from Harrison Lake Beach, the Ramada Hotel is suitable for business or vacation travellers who prefer a hotel with meeting/banquet facilities, extended kitchen amenities and easy highway access.

Each of the hotel's air-conditioned guest rooms and suites comes equipped with free Wi-Fi, cable TV, a DVD player, a mini-fridge, a microwave, a desk, a coffeemaker and a hair dryer. Rooms with a kitchenette, a living area with a sofabed, a jetted tub and a fireplace are also available, as are wheelchair-accessible rooms. All rooms are non-smoking.

Hotel amenities include a hot tub, a steam room, a sauna, fitness facilities, a spa and wellness centre, meeting/banquet space, a business centre, guest laundry, free parking and on-site dining at Villa Toscana, which serves breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Pets are permitted for an additional $20 per pet, per day. 

Tug Boat Junction Adventure Park is roughly a 2-minute walk away, while Sasquatch Provincial Park can be found 11 minutes away by car. Killer's Cove Marina is about a 4-minute drive from the hotel and Abbotsford International Airport (YXX) is a 55-minute drive away. (All distances and travel time estimates: Google Maps)

Verified with a front desk agent: Free Wi-Fi, free parking, pets $20/pet/day, wheelchair accessible. (Call Date: November 7, 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, location and rooms.

Many lodgers praised the hotel's staff, finding them friendly, responsive, knowledgeable about the area and helpful with recommendations. One guest noted, "All queries were answered promptly and to my satisfaction. Gus and Kevin were both great and were always there to lend a hand or answer a question".

The hotel's location was enjoyed by numerous travellers, who found it close to Harrison Lake Beach, highway access, restaurants and shopping. One patron remarked, "Everything is so close; beautiful sandy beach by the lake, recreation services, restaurants, and many other stores are right there. Wonderful mountain and lake activities all right there".

Several reviewers were pleased with their lodgings at the hotel. They described their accommodations as clean, spacious, quiet, well equipped and updated, with comfortable beds and linens and beautiful lake views. Some lodgers criticized their rooms, however (see below).
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The Bad
While the majority of reviews consulted for this analysis were positive, there were a few common complaints about the rooms.

Although several guests enjoyed their well-equipped and quiet rooms, some reviewers were disappointed with their accommodations. They reported dated decor, worn furniture, carpets and fixtures, plumbing issues and some cleaning issues.
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Sources
TripAdvisor.com guest reviews ranked the hotel #3 of 6 Harrison Hot Springs hotels with an average rating of 3 out of 5 from 451 reviews.

Booking.com guest reviews rated the hotel 7.3 out of 10 from 226 reviews.

Expedia.ca guest reviews rated the hotel 3.3 out of 5 with an 81% recommendation rate from 85 reviews.

The author called the hotel on November 7, 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.
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Rated 5.5/10 based on 80 reviews

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Map Marker Harrison Lake Hotel
190 Lillooet Avenue, Harrison Hot Springs, BC