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20-min. drive from ferry terminals, on-site restaurants and friendly staff

Pros
  • Free Wi-Fi and free parking
  • Many guests described their rooms as clean
  • The staff were frequently complimented for their friendly service
  • Several guests found the location convenient for accessing restaurants, shopping and ferry terminals
  • Several reviewers thought that the room rates were reasonable
Cons
  • Many guests described their rooms as dated and in need of updates
  • Several reviewers complained that their rooms did not have air conditioning
  • A few guests were disturbed by guests partying on site
Freebies
Free Wi-Fi
Free Parking
Editor's Analysis
Updated Nov 14, 2013
Overview
This hotel is situated on Highway 16, within a 13-minute walk of the waterfront. Offering convenient access to the waterfront area, fishing tour assistance and a walk-in cooler and deep freeze, this property is well suited for guests looking for a fishing vacation.

Both smoking and non-smoking accommodations are available. All rooms include free Wi-Fi, free local calls, a TV and a mini-fridge. Some rooms have crock pots and/or a BBQ. 

Suites are also available and select rooms and suites also include coffee service, a microwave and a hair dryer. Accessible rooms are also available. Please note that rooms are not air conditioned.

Free parking is available on site and pets are permitted in select rooms for an additional fee of $10 per night.

The on-site restaurant serves breakfast, lunch and dinner. This hotel also has an on-site lounge. Room service is also available.

Other on-site amenities include a hot tub, a sauna and swirlpool, guest laundry facilities, a 24-hour front desk, a guest computer station, a guest walk-in cooler and deep freeze, and fishing and whale watching tour assistance.

Kwinitsa Station Railway Museum and the Museum of Northern British Columbia are both within a 15-minute walk, while the Centennial Golf Course is about 16 minutes away on foot or a 3-minute drive away. The North Pacific Historic Fishing Village is about a 26-minute drive away.

The BC and Alaska Ferry Terminals and the Via Rail Station are all about 3 minutes away by car. The Digby Island Airport (YPR) is about 40 minutes away by car and ferry. (All walking and driving time estimates: Google Maps)
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The Good
Among the reviews used for this analysis, the staff were frequently complimented for their friendly and helpful service.

Many guests described their rooms as clean and well maintained. Several reviewers found their rooms generally comfortable, while a few reviewers found the beds comfortable.

Several guests found shopping and restaurants within walking distance, while reviewers also said that the ferry terminals were within a short drive.

Several reviewers thought that the room rates were reasonable, while a couple of guests appreciated the on-site restaurant and lounge.
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The Bad
There were several common concerns found for this property, among the reviews sourced for this editorial.

Many guests described their rooms as dated and old, while a few reviewers were disturbed by noise from guests partying and loud music from the on-site lounge. Several reviewers found their rooms uncomfortably warm and complained that their rooms were not equipped with air conditioning.

While many guests described their rooms as clean, a few reviewers expressed concerns about the cleanliness. A few guests disagreed with the reviewers above and found the beds uncomfortable.

One guest thought that the restaurant did not open early enough for fishermen, while a couple of reviewers complained about the food served at the on-site restaurant.
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Show Sources
Sources
Expedia.ca gave this hotel an average score of 3 out of 5, with 74% of 23 guests recommending the property.

TripAdvisor.ca ranked this hotel #8 out of 10 hotels in Prince Rupert, with an average score of 3 out of 5, from 25 reviews.

Booking.com gave this property an average score of 6.5 out of 10, based on 33 reviews.
Editor's Analysis by Tammy B.
Analyzed by Tammy B.
Writing chose Tammy from the moment she could hold a pencil. The stories may have changed through the years, from creative fiction to television news reporting, but Tammy's passion for words (and fondness for pencils) continues on.
Guest Reviews
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8 / out of 10
hotels in Prince Rupert

Rated 6.4/10 based on 157 reviews

Ranked #8 out of 10 hotels in Prince Rupert

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Location
Map Marker Moby Dick Inn
935 2nd Avenue West, Prince Rupert, BC