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Manning Park Resort

7.6 | Good
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6-min. drive from Manning Provincial Park, good rates, clean rooms, Wi-Fi extra

Pros
  • Free parking
  • Numerous guests praised the hotel's proximity to activities and Lightning Lake
  • The hotel's rooms were found to be well equipped and clean by many lodgers
  • The hotel's rates were described as affordable and reasonable
Cons
  • A few guests complained of limited TV reception, no air conditioning and no cellular service
  • The hotel's additional Wi-Fi fee was considered unnecessary by a few lodgers
Freebies
Free Parking
Editor's Analysis
Updated Jan 14, 2014
Overview
Located just off Highway 3 and about a 6-minute drive from E C Manning Provincial Park, Manning Park Resort is suitable for car travellers who prefer a well-priced hotel with on-site dining, extended kitchen amenities and easy highway access.

Each of this smoke-free hotel's guest rooms and suites comes equipped with cable TV, a coffemaker, a mini-fridge, a microwave, a hair dryer and free toiletries. Rooms with a full kitchen, a fireplace, a separate bedroom, a living area with a sofabed, a dining area and a private entrance are also available, as are wheelchair-accessible rooms. In-room Wi-Fi is an additional $10 per day. 

Hotel amenities include a convenience store, indoor pool, two hot tubs, a sauna, a fitness centre, a games room, a tennis court, a skating rink, ski rentals, boat rentals, tubing, a children's playground, meeting/banquet facilities, a business centre, guest laundry and free parking. Seasonal on-site dining is offered at Pinewoods Dining Room and Bear's Den Pub, which both serve dinner daily. Pets are permitted for $25 per pet, per day. 

Manning Park Visitor's Centre can be found 4 minutes away by car, while Lightning Lake can be found 9 minutes away by car. Hope Aerodrome (YHE) and the city of Hope are both roughly a 55-minute drive from the hotel. (All distances and travel time estimates: Google Maps)

Verified with a front desk agent: Free Wi-Fi, free parking, pets $25/pet/day, wheelchair accessible. (Call Date: January 11, 2014)
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The Good
The majority of the reviews sourced for this analysis were positive, with praise going to the hotel's location, rooms, rates and staff.

Many lodgers praised the hotel's location. They described it as gorgeous and peaceful, as well as close to Lightning Lake, fishing, hiking, swimming and skiing.

The hotel's accommodations were enjoyed by several reviewers. They found their rooms to be quiet, clean, spacious, well equipped, cozy and updated, with comfortable beds and linens. 

Several guests were pleased with the hotel's rates. They described them as excellent, affordable and reasonable.

The hotel's staff were the source of several compliments by travellers. They were characterized as helpful, efficient and friendly.
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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 and Wi-Fi.

Although the majority of reviewers were pleased with their clean and well-equipped rooms, a few guests had complaints about their accommodations. They reported old TVs and limited TV channel selection, as well as no air conditioning, no cellular service and poor water pressure.

A few guests were disappointed with the hotel's additional charge for Wi-Fi, which they felt should have been included in the room rate.
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Sources
TripAdvisor.com guest reviews ranked the hotel #1 of 1 Manning Park hotels with an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 from 92 reviews.

Booking.com guest reviews rated the hotel 8.4 out of 10 from 24 reviews.

Expedia.ca guest reviews rated the hotel 4.2 out of 5 with a 100% recommendation rate from 11 reviews.

The author called the hotel on January 11, 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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Rated 7.6/10 based on 341 reviews

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Map Marker Manning Park Resort
7500 Hwy #3, Manning Park, BC