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Chalet Continental Motel

7.5 | Good
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Downtown Valemount motel with large clean rooms, indoor pool, hot tub and free breakfast

Pros
  • Free Wi-Fi, free continental breakfast, free parking
  • Many guests praised the hotel's central locale and proximity to highway access
  • The hotel's rooms were described as clean and well equipped
  • Several lodgers enjoyed the quality of the hotel's breakfast
  • Friendly, informative and accommodating staff, according to guests
  • Restaurants and pubs a short walk from the motel
Cons
  • Dated decor and noise transfer was reported by a few lodgers
  • No elevator to the second storey
Freebies
Free Wi-Fi
Free Breakfast
Free Parking
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Editor's Analysis
Updated Oct 13, 2014
Overview
Located just off Highway 5 in downtown Valemount, the Chalet Continental Motel is geared towards road travellers who prefer a centrally located hotel with an indoor pool, a free breakfast and easy highway access.

Each of this smoke-free hotel's guest rooms offers air conditioning, free Wi-Fi, cable TV, a coffeemaker, a microwave, a mini-fridge, a desk and a hair dryer. Rooms with a balcony, a kitchenette and a jetted tub are also available and the hotel is wheelchair accessible.

The hotel also offers an indoor pool, a hot tub, a sauna, a free breakfast, BBQ facilities, a business centre and free parking. Pets are permitted for an additional $15 per pet, per night.

Valemount Visitor Centre can be found about a 4-minute walk from the hotel, while Valemount & Area Museum is a 3-minute drive away. Mount Robson Provincial Park is roughly 23 minutes away by car and Prince George Airport (YXS) is a 3-hour and 34-minute drive away. (All distances and travel time estimates: Google Maps)

Verified with a front desk agent: Free Wi-Fi, free parking, pets $15/pet/night, wheelchair accessible. (Call Date: January 30, 2014)
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The Good
The majority of the reviews sourced for this analysis were positive, with praise going to the hotel's location, rooms, staff and breakfast.

Many guests found the hotel's location convenient. They described it as easily accessible and beautiful, as well as close to downtown Valemount, highway access, Mt. Robson Park, restaurants, Valemount Visitor's Centre and the nearby salmon spawning creek.

The hotel's accommodations were enjoyed by numerous reviewers, They found their rooms to be clean, well maintained, spacious, well equipped and quiet, with comfortable beds and reliable Wi-Fi. A few patrons had complaints about their lodgings, however (see below).

The hotel's staff were the source of several compliments by travellers, who characterized them as friendly, informative and accommodating.

Several lodgers were pleased with the hotel's free breakfast, describing it as very good, well stocked and fresh. One guest noted, "This motel had waffles with toaster, butter and syrup, cereals, decent juice, bread for toasting and fresh fruit. A good selection, and saved us probably about $20/25 we would have spent otherwise". A few reviewers reported the eating area with small and crowded at times, however.
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The Bad
While the majority of reviews consulted for this analysis were positive, there were a few complaints about the hotel's rooms and prices.

Although the majority of reviewers were pleased with their clean and comfortable rooms, a few guests had complaints about their accommodations. They reported dated decor, worn furniture and noise transfer from guests in overhead rooms and the parking lot.

A few travellers were disappointed with the hotel's rates. They described them as expensive and overpriced.
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Sources
Booking.com guest reviews rated the hotel 8.1 out of 10 from 44 reviews.

TripAdvisor.com guest reviews ranked the hotel #3 of 7 Valemount hotels with an average rating of 4 out of 5 from 34 reviews.

Expedia.ca guest reviews rated the hotel 3.8 out of 5 with a 100% recommendation rate from 28 reviews.

The author called the hotel on January 30, 2014 to verify some information.

Editor's Analysis by Erin H.
Analyzed by Erin H.
Erin loves to travel, and considers it her personal mission to help fellow travellers get the inside scoop, both good and bad, on Canadian Hotels.
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Rated 7.5/10 based on 382 reviews

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Map Marker Chalet Continental Motel
1450 5th Avenue, Valemount, BC