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Best Western Plus Columbia River Hotel

8.3 | Very Good
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Situated on Hwy 22, on-site restaurant, hot tub, fitness centre, meeting space

Pros
  • Free Wi-Fi, free parking and free breakfast
  • Many guests described their rooms as clean and well appointed
  • The staff were frequently complimented for their accommodating service
  • Several reviewers praised the food at the on-site restaurant
  • Several guests thought that this hotel was the best in the Trail area
  • A couple of reviewers thought that the room rates were reasonable
Cons
  • Several guests were disturbed by noise from inside and outside the hotel
Freebies
Free Wi-Fi
Free Breakfast
Free Parking
Editor's Analysis
Updated Apr 19, 2013
Overview
This hotel is situated on Highway 22, west of the town centre area. This property is well located for guests looking to explore the area by car.

This hotel is 100% smoke free and all rooms include free Wi-Fi, a 32" flat screen TV, a coffeemaker, an iron and ironing board, a hair dryer, a desk, a mini-fridge, free local calls (under 30 minutes) and air conditioning. Rooms are furnished with two double beds or one king bed.

Free parking is available on site and pets are not permitted. One wheelchair-accessible room is available.

A free breakfast with hot and cold items is served from 6:30 am to 10 am on weekdays and from 7 am to 10 am on weekends. The on-site Foxy's Fine Food and Drink serves breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Other on-site amenities include a fitness centre, a hot tub, a meeting room, dry cleaning service, safe deposit boxes, ice/vending machines and a business centre with copy and fax service. There is also an on-site liquor store.

The town centre area of Trail, which features shopping, restaurants and the Selkirk College Trail Campus, is a 2-minute drive away or a 9-minute walk away. The Waneta big-box shopping plaza is 8 minutes away by car, while the Red Mountain Ski Resort is a 17-minute drive away. The Trail Regional Airport (YZZ) is about 15 minutes away by car, while the Waneta Dam and the U.S./Canada border crossing are about 20 minutes away by car. (All walking and driving time estimates: Google Maps)

Verified by a front desk agent on April 16, 2013: Free breakfast hours.
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The Good
Many guests described pleasant stays at this hotel, among the reviews used for this analysis, and several reviewers thought that this hotel was the best in the Trail area.

Many reviewers described their rooms as clean, well maintained and well appointed with modern furnishings. Several guests found their beds to be comfortable, while a few guests thought that their rooms were spacious.

The staff were frequently complimented for their friendly and accommodating service.

Several guests praised the food at the on-site restaurant. However, there were a few complaints about both the restaurant and the complimentary breakfast (see below).

A couple of guests enjoyed the on-site hot tub, while a couple of other reviewers thought that the hotel offered good value for the money they spent.
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The Bad
There were a few common concerns found for this property, among the reviews sourced for this editorial.

Several guests described noise disturbances. A few reviewers complained about hearing traffic noise from the highway, while a couple of guests were disrupted by noise from neighbouring rooms.

A couple of reviewers thought that the selection and variety at the free breakfast was disappointing, while a couple of guests thought that the prices at the on-site restaurant were expensive. One reviewer mentioned that the on-site restaurant did not offer a children's menu.
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Show Sources
Sources
TripAdvisor.com ranked this hotel #1 out of 3 hotels in Trail, with an average score of 4 out of 5, from 43 reviews.

Expedia.ca gave this property an average score of 4.3 out of 5, with 100% of 4 guests recommending the property.

The author called the hotel on April 16, 2013 to verify some information.
Editor's Analysis by Tammy B.
Analyzed by Tammy B.
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Guest Reviews
8.3
Very Good
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1 / out of 2
hotels in Trail

Rated 8.3/10 based on 183 reviews

Ranked #1 out of 2 hotels in Trail

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Map Marker Best Western Plus Columbia River Hotel
1001 Rossland Avenue, Trail, BC