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Hudson Bay Lodge

8.1 | Very Good
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Located on the Yellowhead Hwy, on-site restaurant and comfortable rooms

Pros
  • Free Wi-Fi, free local calls and free parking
  • Many guests described their rooms as generally comfortable
  • The staff were frequently complimented for their friendly and helpful service
  • Many reviewers praised the food at the on-site restaurant
  • Several guests found the location convenient for accessing the highway
  • A couple of reviewers found the rooms quiet
Cons
  • A couple of guests said that the Wi-Fi service was slow
Freebies
Free Wi-Fi
Free Parking
Editor's Analysis
Updated Nov 25, 2013
Overview
This property is situated along the Yellowhead Highway, among local businesses. This hotel is well located for guests looking to explore the area by car.

This hotel is smoke free and all rooms include free Wi-Fi, free local calls, a flat screen TV with pay-per-view movies, a coffeemaker, an iron and ironing board and a hair dryer. Individual climate control or a fan is available in guest rooms. Select rooms also include a fireplace and/or a jetted tub.

Free parking is available on site. This hotel offers a free airport shuttle to the Smithers Regional Airport (YYD), which is a 7-minute drive away. Pets are permitted in select rooms for an additional fee of $10 per night.

The on-site Zoer's Modern Grill serves breakfast, lunch and dinner. This property also has an on-site lounge and liquor store. Room service is available daily from 6 am to 9 pm.

Other on-site amenities include a fitness centre, a business centre, a gift shop and coin-operated laundry machines.

The town centre area, including the Bulkley Valley Museum, is about 15 minutes away on foot, while the Smithers Golf and Country Club is 5 minutes away by car, while the Call Lake Provincial Park is an 8-minute drive away. (All walking and driving time estimates: Google Maps)

Verified by a front desk agent on November 22, 2013: Pet fees.
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The Good
Among the reviews used for this analysis, many guests described pleasant stays at this hotel.

Many guests described their rooms as generally comfortable, while some other reviewers added that their rooms were clean, quiet and spacious. Several reviewers were impressed that their rooms were equipped with Keurig coffeemakers and flat screen TVs, while a couple of guests described pleasant mountain views from their rooms.

The staff were frequently complimented for their friendly and helpful service, while one reviewer said that the front desk agents were "always willing to do whatever they can to assist".

Many reviewers praised the food at the on-site restaurant, while several guests said that the location of this hotel provided convenient highway access.
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The Bad
There were a couple of common concerns found for this hotel, among the reviews sourced for this editorial.

A couple of reviewers found the free Wi-Fi service slow.

While many guests praised the staff, as mentioned above, a couple of reviewers said that the front desk agents could have been more attentive.
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Sources
Expedia.ca gave this hotel an average score of 4 out of 5, with 100 % of 2 guests recommending the property.

TripAdvisor.ca ranked this hotel #3 out of 10 hotels in Smithers, with an average score of 4 out of 5, from 58 reviews.

The author called the hotel on November 22, 2013 to verify some information.
Editor's Analysis by Tammy B.
Analyzed by Tammy B.
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Guest Reviews
8.1
Very Good
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Map Marker Hudson Bay Lodge
3251 E Hwy 16, Smithers, BC