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Best Western Williams Lake Inn

8.4 | Very Good
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Well-liked Williams Lake hotel with indoor pool, kitchenettes and free hot breakfast

Pros
  • Free amenities: Wi-Fi, hot breakfast, parking
  • Many guests described their rooms as clean
  • Many reviewers praised the food at the free breakfast
  • The staff were frequently complimented for their friendly service
  • Many guests found the hotel well located for accessing the highway
  • Several reviewers thought that this hotel offered good value
Cons
  • No on-site restaurant
  • A couple of guests thought that the Wi-Fi service was slow
  • A couple of reviewers complained about noisy air conditioners
Freebies
Free Wi-Fi
Free Breakfast
Free Parking
Editor's Analysis
Updated Jan 22, 2015
Overview
This property is situated on Highway 97, the Cariboo Highway, and is located within an 8-minute walk of Chance's Casino. Offering convenient highway access, this hotel is well suited for guests who are looking to explore the area by car or for travellers who want to access the casino on foot.

This hotel is 100% smoke free and all rooms include free Wi-Fi, free local calls, a TV, a coffeemaker, a mini-fridge, a microwave, an iron and ironing board, a hair dryer and individual climate control. Select rooms also include a jetted tub and accessible rooms are available. 

Free parking with cold-weather hook-ups is available on site and pets are not permitted.

A free hot breakfast is served daily from 5 am to 10 am. This hotel does not have an on-site restaurant but the Hungry Bear Diner is about 3 minutes' drive away and there are other choices in town about an 8-minute drive away.

On-site amenities include an indoor pool, a hot tub, a fitness centre, a business centre, a 24-hour front desk, coin-operated laundry machines, safe deposit boxes, ice/vending machines and an elevator.

Access to the Williams Lake River Valley Trail, which is 12 km long and allows both hiking and biking, and the Williams Lake Stampede venue are both a 4-minute drive away, while the BC Cowboy Hall of Fame at the Museum of the Cariboo-Chilcotin is 6 minutes away by car.

The downtown area, which features restaurants, shopping and a movie theatre, is also about a 6-minute drive away. The 18-hole golf course at Williams Lake Golf and Tennis Club is 7 minutes away by car. The Williams Lake Regional Airport (YWL) is a 15- to 25-minute drive away. (All walking and driving time estimates: Google Maps)

Verified by a front desk agent on October 3, 2013: Free breakfast hours.
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The Good
Among the reviews used for this analysis, many guests described enjoyable experiences at this hotel and many aspects of the property were complimented.

Many guests described their rooms as clean, generally comfortable and well appointed. Some other guests added that their rooms were spacious and quiet, while a few guests specifically mentioned that the beds were comfortable.

The staff were frequently complimented for their friendly and helpful service, while one guest said that the staff "genuinely cared about my specific needs".

Many reviewers praised the food at the free breakfast.

Many guests found the hotel conveniently located for accessing the highway, while a couple of guests mentioned finding restaurants within walking distance.

Several reviewers thought that the room rates were reasonable and that the hotel offered good value for the money they spent.
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The Bad
There were few concerns or complaints found for this property, among the reviews sourced for this editorial. However, a couple of guests found the Wi-Fi service slow and sluggish, while a couple of other reviewers said that the in-room air-conditioning units were noisy.
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Sources
Expedia.ca gave this hotel an average score of 4.8 out of 5, with 100% of 6 guests recommending the property.

TripAdvisor.ca ranked this hotel #1 out of 8 hotels in Williams Lake, with an average score of 4.5 out of 5, from 61 reviews.

The author called the hotel on October 3, 2013 to verify some information.
Editor's Analysis by Tammy B.
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Guest Reviews
8.4
Very Good
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Rated 8.4/10 based on 548 reviews

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Map Marker Best Western Williams Lake Inn
1850 Broadway Avenue S, Williams Lake, BC