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Economy Inn Prince George

Economy Inn Prince George is a 2 star hotel in Prince George, British Columbia, Canada 1915 Third Avenue, Prince George, BC, Canada
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$75
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Centrally located budget property with clean rooms, free Wi-Fi, and free parking

Pros
  • Free Wi-Fi and free parking
  • Many guests described their rooms as clean and well maintained
  • Many reviewers thought that this hotel offered good value for the money they spent
  • Many guests found the location convenient for accessing downtown destinations on foot
  • A few guests thought that their rooms were well equipped with value-added amenities
Cons
  • Several reviewers complained about the unfriendly front desk agents
  • A couple of guests were disturbed by noise from neighbouring rooms
  • A couple of reviewers thought that the area immediately surrounding the property appeared to be unsafe

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Editor's Analysis
Updated on Sep 14, 2012
Overview
This property is located 3 blocks west of downtown Prince George and is ideal for guests travelling on a budget who prefer to explore the downtown area on foot. The dining and nightlife district of downtown is about a 10-minute walk away. 

This property offers both smoking and non-smoking accommodations and all 30 rooms include free Wi-Fi, a coffeemaker, an iron and ironing board, a safe, a TV, and a mini-fridge. Rooms may be configured with 1 queen bed or 2 double beds. This hotel also has a suite, which includes the standard amenities and a jetted tub.

Free parking is available on site and small dogs are permitted for an additional fee of $10 per night.

On-site amenities include free fax and photocopy services and free newspapers.

The VIA Rail station is 12 minutes away on foot, while the Greyhound Bus station is a 16-minute walk or a 3-minute drive from this hotel. The Parkwood Place Mall is 15 minutes away on foot and features a department store, a grocery store, a drug store, retail shopping, and a movie theatre. The Prince George Coliseum (home of the Prince George Spruce Kings Junior 'A' Hockey Club) is 17 minutes away on foot (3-minute drive).

The University of Northern British Columbia is 11 minutes away by car, while the Prince George Airport (YXS) is a 17-minute drive away. (All walking and driving time estimates: Google Maps)

Verified by a front desk agent on September 11, 2012: Small dogs are permitted for an additional fee of $10 per night.
The Good
Positive reviews for this property greatly outnumbered negative reviews, among the reviews used for this analysis.

Many guests described their rooms as clean and well maintained. A couple of other reviewers specifically mentioned that their beds were comfortable. A few guests found their rooms to be well equipped with value-added amenities such as mini-fridges, microwaves, coffeemakers, air conditioning, free and reliable Wi-Fi, and ample storage space for personal items.

Many guests found the location convenient for accessing downtown destinations, such as restaurants and the VIA Rail station, on foot. One reviewer mentioned that this hotel was easy to locate.

Many reviewers thought that the room rates were reasonable and that the hotel offered good value for the money they spent.

The Bad
As mentioned above, positive reviews for this hotel greatly outnumbered negative reviews, among the reviews sourced for this analysis, though there were a few common concerns raised.

Several guests described the front desk agents as unfriendly, unhelpful, and rude. A couple of reviewers complained that they did not receive the room that they had reserved.

A couple of guests thought that the area immediately surrounding the property appeared unsafe, and one reviewer described the neighbourhood as "bleak".

A couple of reviewers were disturbed by noise from neighbouring guest rooms.

Isolated complaints included: no elevator, small rooms, and a rusty baseboard heater in a guest bathroom.
Booking.com gave this property an average score of 8.4 out of 10, from 47 reviews.

Expedia.ca
gave this hotel an average score of 4.3 out of 5.0, with 100% of 4 guests recommending the property.

TripAdvisor.ca ranked this property #15 out of 23 hotels in Prince George, from 5 reviews.

Hotels.com gave this property an average score of 3.0 out of 5.0, based on 5 guest reviews.

Verified by a front desk agent on September 11, 2012: Small dogs are permitted for an additional fee of $10 per night.
Editor's Analysis by Tammy B.
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Guest Reviews
7.2
Good
Guest Rating Explained
Rating: 7.2 / 10 Details

No. of guest reviews: 20
Guest Recommended: Yes
Guest Ranking Explained

Economy Inn Prince George is #9 out of 13 hotels in Prince George ranked by the ratings provided by guests.
Guest Recommendations and Comments
Hotel review by guest is Positive
Dianne from Quesnel, BC CA rated Economy Inn Prince George 7 out of 10 on November 20, 2010 Verified Guest Hotel Review

"no hair dryer in the room great little restaurant just down the road easy access to airport"
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Hotel review by guest is Positive
Verified Guest from Urbana, OH US rated Economy Inn Prince George 8 out of 10 on June 22, 2005 Verified Guest Hotel Review

"Nice motel, damn hard to find."


Amenities

  • High-speed Internet
  • Parking
  • Pet Friendly
  • Airport shuttle
  • 24 Hour Reception
  • Babysitting / Child Services
  • Air Conditioned
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Refrigerator
  • Cable / Satellite TV
  • Wake-up Service
  • Coffee / Tea Maker
  • Hair Dryer
  • TV
  • Photocopier
  • Internet Connection (wireless)
  • En suite
  • Private Bathroom
  • Private Toilet
  • Vending Machines
  • Family Room
  • Free Parking

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7.2
Good

#9 out of 13 hotels in Prince George city based on 20 guest reviews

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