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Gander hotel with indoor pool, restaurant, kitchenette & jacuzzi suites, free parking

Pros
  • Free Wi-Fi, free parking
  • Many guests praised the hotel's location
  • The hotel's staff were complimented on their friendly and welcoming nature
  • Several patrons were pleased with the quality and price of the on-site restaurant
Cons
  • Some guests were disappointed with their outdated and worn rooms
  • A few reviewers said the pool was small and the fitness room was under-equipped
Freebies
Free Wi-Fi
Free Parking
Editor's Analysis
Updated Feb 25, 2015
Overview
Located a 5-minute drive from Gander's city centre on the Trans-Canada Highway, this hotel is popular with road or air travellers requiring a hotel near Gander International Airport (YQX) (roughly a 13-minute drive), with extended kitchen amenities and event facilities.

This non-smoking hotel has 147 guest rooms and suites, all of which offer free Wi-Fi, cable TV, a coffeemaker, a hair dryer, and an iron and ironing board. Most rooms offer air conditioning. Standard rooms provide two double beds, while various suites offer additional amenities such as a separate bedroom, a kitchenette, and a jetted tub. 

The hotel offers an indoor pool, a fitness room, a business centre, 7,500 sq. ft. of event space, and free parking. Pets are permitted free of charge, and the hotel is wheelchair accessible.

Alcock & Brown's Eatery is Gander Hotel's on-site restaurant, which serves breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Other nearby dining options include Louige's Pizza (roughly a 3-minute drive northeast) and Country Kitchen which can be found about 4 minutes east by car.

The College of the North Atlantic and Gander Shopping Mall are approximately a 4-minute drive eastward, while 
The North Atlantic Aviation Museum is a 2-minute drive along the Trans-Canada Highway. Gander Winter Park is across the street, and Cobb's Pond is about a 3-minute drive northward. (All distances and travel time estimates: Google Maps)

Verified with a front desk agent on January 5, 2013: Free Wi-Fi, free parking, pets stay free, and wheelchair accessible.

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The Good
Guest reviews used for this analysis showed a positive response to the hotel's location, staff, and on-site restaurant.

Numerous guests were pleased with the hotel's location. They found it to be within walking distance to Tim Horton's, a gas station, Legends (a local bar), as well as close to Gander International Airport (YQX). One guest mentioned the hotel was an ideal midway stopover hotel when travelling between Newfoundland's coasts.

The hotel's staff were a source of many compliments by reviewers. They were characterized as friendly and welcoming, and one patron remarked they, "treated us very well".

Several lodgers praised the hotel's on-site restaurant. They described the food as excellent, and also reported reasonable prices, good service, and friendly staff.
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The Bad
Negative reviews found for this analysis mentioned the rooms and the hotel's recreational facilities.

Some guests described their rooms as having outdated and worn furniture, fixtures which were showing their age, poor lighting, cracked sinks in the bathrooms, and outdated TVs. 

The hotel's recreational facilities were a source of complaint by a few reviewers. They described the indoor pool as too small and cold, and also found the fitness room to be under-equipped, reporting only three pieces of exercise equipment.
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Sources
TripAdvisor.com guest reviews ranked the hotel #5 out of 6 Gander from 45 reviews.

Booking.com guest reviews rated the hotel 7.5 out of 10 from 41 reviews.

Verified with a front desk agent on January 5, 2013: Free Wi-Fi, free parking, pets stay free, and wheelchair accessible.
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 Gander Hotel
100 Trans Canada Highway, Gander, NF