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Older Revelstoke hotel with indoor pool, hot tub, restaurant and some updated rooms

  • Free amenities: Wi-Fi, parking, local calls
  • Newer and renovated rooms were clean and comfortable
  • Some guests liked the pool and on-site restaurant
  • Wi-Fi was rated as decent overall in online surveys
  • Guests found the staff helpful with area information and pleasant
  • Location was handy to the highway and quiet
  • No elevator to second floor in either building
  • Some guests complained of small rooms and bathrooms
  • Guests who got older rooms complained of a lack of maintenance and cleaning
  • Many thought the hotel was overpriced
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Editor's Analysis
Updated Dec 4, 2015
This hotel is located just off the Trans-Canada Highway and a 5-minute drive from the downtown core. It offers motel-style accommodation in 2 separate buildings with 2 indoor pools, and 2 hot tubs, with an attached Denny's restaurant and makes a convenient stopover for guests travelling to Banff or the Revelstoke ski resort. 

This smoke-free hotel offers 173 rooms in 2 separate buildings that are both 2 storeys. All rooms include free Wi-Fi, free local calls, a 27" or 32" flat screen TV with cable, a coffeemaker, a mini-fridge, a microwave, a work desk, an iron and ironing board, a hair dryer and climate control. Rooms are furnished with 2 double beds, 1 or 2 queen beds or 1 king bed. Room extras include a sofabed, a table and 2 chairs, a couch, a kitchenette (stovetop, mini-fridge, microwave, sink), a full kitchen, 1 or 2 separate bedrooms and drive-up rooms. Accessible rooms are available.

Free parking is available to all guests. A free shuttle service is provided to Revelstoke Mountain Resort from December to April. Pets are allowed for an additional $10 per night.

Denny's 24 Hour Restaurant is on site, providing all meals daily along with room service. Bar One Lounge offers a place to relax with a drink.

Amenities at this hotel include 2 indoor pools, 2 hot tubs, a fitness centre, a business centre, a 24-hour front desk, a guest laundry and a meeting room. There is no elevator on site.

There a few restaurants and gas stations within 1 km of the hotel. Revelstoke Nickelodeon Museum, Revelstoke Railway Museum and Alpine Village Shopping Centre are each about a 4-minute drive away. Mount Revelstoke National Park can be reached in 10 minutes by car while Revelstoke Mountain Resort is an 11-minute drive away. Kelowna International Airport (YLW) is about a 2-hour and 15-minute drive from the hotel. (All distance and travel time estimates: Google Maps)

Confirmed with the front desk on December 3, 2015: no pay-per-view movies, all kitchenettes have a stove top, there are suites with 1 or 2 separate bedrooms, there is a guest laundry on site
The Good
This hotel provided a safe and warm place to rest when travelling through, or visiting nearby areas, and guests were pleased with several aspects of the stay. 

Many seemed pleased with the location. It was quiet, but still near to the highway with easy on and off access. Although it was not an easy walk to restaurants in the downtown core, guests could drive there in 5 minutes, and there were also some convenience stores, in gas stations nearby, for snacks. 

Although Dennys was just average to some, several guests were pleased to have an on-site restaurant for the sake of the convenience it provided.

The staff were definitely well liked here overall. They were quick to answer requests, they were knowledgeable about the area, good with directions, pleasant and friendly.

Guests who stayed in newer or remodeled rooms were generally pleased with them and had comfortable beds.

Occasionally guests spoke of the pool and exercise room being well kept, the pool being large, that there was a great bar on site, free Starbucks coffee offered, and lots of parking for all sizes of vehicles.
The Bad
This hotel did have a down side and many guests were vocal about it.

Guests who were not that pleased with this hotel usually got older rooms, and they were displeased with a lack of maintenance and poor cleaning. Complaints along this line consisted of: dirty carpets, old cigarette and mildew odours, worn amenities, poor mattresses, a broken leg on a bed and old AC units. 

Some guests also directed their comments against the housekeeping staff who were described as negligent.

Many complained about the lack of an elevator and no help with heavy luggage.

Some also felt the rooms were small and cramped, with small bathrooms.

Noise was an issue for some guests who complained of noisy AC units, loud bathroom fans and plumbing sounds. One guest warned not to stay near the exit as the door slammed continuously as guests went in and out. Another guest had a poor night's rest next to the laundry room.

A few guests complained about the pool being very cold and one guest was displeased that those eating inside Dennys could view the guests swimming.

Guests spoke frequently of value, and many felt the hotel was overpriced. One guest said, "This was the most expensive place we stayed at on our trip and we enjoyed it the least."

Other complaints were: no free breakfast, hot tub was small, poor channel selection, no pay-per-view movies, and guests booked in advance for rooms together but the hotel did not reserve them and family ended up in separate buildings.

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Editor's Analysis by Steph J.
Analyzed by Steph J.
Stephanie lives on Vancouver Island, BC, where she enjoys all things West Coast. She has daydreamed about travelling since childhood and has visited over a dozen countries since, but Canada is always at the top of her list.
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1901 Laforme Boulevard, Revelstoke, BC