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Holiday Inn Express Deer Lake

8.7 | Very Good
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Highly praised Deer Lake hotel 10 min to airport (YDF) with indoor pool and waterslide

Pros
  • Free Wi-Fi, free breakfast, free parking
  • Numerous guests praised their clean and well-equipped rooms
  • The hotel was close to highway access and restaurants according to many lodgers
  • Several reviewers enjoyed the choice and quality of the free breakfast
Cons
  • Noise transfer was reported by a few reviewers
  • The hotel was difficult to find from the highway due to poor signage according to a few guests
Freebies
Free Wi-Fi
Free Breakfast
Free Parking
Editor's Analysis
Updated Oct 21, 2014
Overview
Located about a 2-minute drive from the nearest Trans-Canada Highway on-ramp and a 3-minute drive from Deer Lake's city centre, the Holiday Inn Express Deer Lake is suitable for highway travellers who prefer a centrally located hotel with a free breakfast, an indoor pool and easy highway access.

Each of this smoke-free hotel's air-conditioned guest rooms offers free Wi-Fi, cable TV, a coffeemaker, a microwave, a mini-fridge, a stereo, a free weekday newspaper, a desk, a hair dryer and an iron and ironing board. Rooms with a jetted tub, bunk beds and a sitting area and sofabed are also available, as are wheelchair-accessible rooms. 

Hotel amenities include an indoor pool and waterslide, a fitness room, meeting/banquet space, a business centre, guest laundry, vending machines, a free breakfast and free parking. Up to two pets per room are permitted for $25 per pet, per night.

Humber River Golf Club is roughly a 9-minute drive from the hotel, while Gros Morne National Park is a 30-minute drive away. Corner Brooke Plaza is about a 35-minute drive away and Deer Lake Airport (YDF) is 11 minutes away by car. (All distances and travel time estimates: Google Maps)

Verified with a front desk agent: Free Wi-Fi, free parking, up to 2 pets/room $25/pet/night, wheelchair accessible. (Call Date: February 3, 2014)

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The Good
The majority of the reviews sourced for this analysis were positive, with much praise going to the hotel's rooms, location, breakfast and staff.

The hotel's accommodations were praised by numerous reviewers. They described their rooms as clean, spacious, modern, well equipped and well maintained, with comfortable beds.

Many lodgers were pleased with the hotel's location. They found it close to highway access, the airport, restaurants, gas stations, the Newfoundland Insectarium and Gros Morne National Park. A few guests had issues with finding the hotel, however (see below).

The hotel's breakfast was enjoyed by several lodgers, who described it as wonderful, extensive, fresh and well stocked, with many hot and cold items to choose from and a large eating area. One patron remarked, "The complimentary breakfast is the best I've seen at any hotel".

Several travellers complimented the hotel's staff. They were characterized as professional, friendly and accommodating.
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The Bad
While the majority of reviews consulted for this analysis were positive, there were a few common complaints about noise transfer and finding the hotel.

A few guests complained of noise transfer during their stay. They reported slamming doors and noise from other guests in the hallways, as well as noise from guests in the parking lot and adjacent rooms.

Finding the hotel was challenging for a few travellers, who reported poor signage from the highway. One patron noted, "Only drawback is that direction signs are quite small coming off Trans Canada Highway making it difficult to find entrance road to hotel, if not familiar with the area, especially at night".
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Sources
TripAdvisor.com guest reviews ranked the hotel #2 of 4 Deer Lake hotels with an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 from 56 reviews.

Expedia.ca guest reviews rated the hotel 4.6 out of 5 with a 100% recommendation rate from 45 reviews.

Booking.com guest reviews rated the hotel 9.1 out of 10 from 39 reviews.

The author called the hotel on February 3, 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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Map Marker Holiday Inn Express Deer Lake
38 Bennett Ave, Deer Lake, NF