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Clean, friendly service, highly-recommended hotel in Fort Frances

Pros
  • Free parking, free wireless Internet, free continental breakfast, and free local calls
  • Children under 12 years old stay for free
  • Heated indoor pool, hot tub, business centre and on-site BBQ facilities
  • Many guests found the staff to be welcoming and helpful
  • Many guests found their room to be clean and comfortable
  • Many guests recommended this hotel as the best place to stay in Fort Frances
Cons
  • A few guests found this hotel to be overpriced
  • A few guests found the pool and hot tub area to be overcrowded
  • A few guests found there to be a limited selection of restaurants in the area surrounding the hotel
Editor's Analysis
Updated Apr 11, 2012
Overview
Super 8 Fort Frances, Ontario is located right off the Trans Canada Highway and 2.3km to the International Bridge border crossing to the United States (distance: Google Maps).

This pet-friendly property has 59 rooms, 12 executive suites and a hot tub suite. All rooms include televisions, pay-per-view movies, clock radios, coffee makers, and hair dryers. The hotel offers free wireless Internet, free local calls, free parking (including a parking area for boats and trailers), and a free continental breakfast. Children under 12 years old stay for free and cribs are available for guest rooms. Smoking and non-smoking rooms are available at this hotel.

On-site amenities include a heated indoor pool and whirlpool spa, BBQ facilities with patio furniture, meeting rooms, a business centre, and guest laundry facilities.

This hotel is located 3.1km from the Fort Frances city centre and 7.3km from the Falls International Airport in Minnesota. 
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The Good
Almost every review included positive comments about this hotel, with nearly every reviewer recommending the property.

Most guests described their room as clean and inviting. Reviewers also found the beds to be comfortable and their rooms to be quiet. Guests who stayed on the smoking level (third floor) actually found that the rooms did not smell like cigarette smoke.

Guests were also impressed with the customer service at the Super 8 Fort Frances. One guest said that the staff "takes pride in their work and it shows" and another reviewer mentioned that he frequents this hotel on a regular basis because the staff treat him like family. Another guest mentioned that he was suffering from an injury and the front desk staff volunteered to carry his luggage to his room.  

The complimentary continental breakfast was also a primary source of compliments. Guest reviews stated that the buffet was well stocked and that the waffle station was a value-added feature. Some guests also mentioned that complimentary fresh baked cookies and coffee were made available in the afternoons.

Reviewers were also pleased with the location of this hotel and found restaurants and fast-food chains within walking distance (Boston Pizza, McDonalds, A&W, Dairy Queen, and KFC). One guest also mentioned that Walmart was nearby.

While there is no on-site fitness facility, one guest mentioned that the property provided her with free passes to the neighbouring local gym. Another guest was happy to learn that the hotel enforced "adult-time" at the pool and hot-tub area from 9pm to 10pm.

Most guests highly recommended this property as the best hotel in Fort Frances, with one reviewer stating that, "This Super 8 is the model by which other Super 8's should go by."
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The Bad
There were very few criticisms of this hotel among reviews. All guests said they had a positive overall experience, but a few guests did encounter minor problems during their stay.

One reviewer noticed teenagers, who were not guests of the hotel, accessing the pool and hot tub area which created little space for guests of the hotel to enjoy the facilities. This same guest also mentioned that the heater in the pool area was not working at that time, and she found it quite cool. But, she stated that the hotel was in the process of having the heater replaced. Another guest said the hot tub was not working during his stay, though this seemed to be an isolated incident.

A few guests did seem somewhat unhappy with the price and found the hotel quite expensive compared to other properties in the area.

One guest said the carpet in his room had recently been shampooed and emitted a sour odour. Another guest complained about limited restaurants in the area; but this comment seemed to be more of a criticism about Fort Frances and not of the hotel.
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Show Sources
Sources
Expedia.ca gave this hotel and average score of 4.5 out of 5.0 with 100% of 4 guests recommending the hotel.

TripAdvisor.com ranked this hotel #1 of 4 properties in Fort Frances based on 20 reviews.

Hotels.com gave this hotel an average score of 4.6 out of 5 based on 9 reviews.
Editor's Analysis by Tammy B.
Analyzed by Tammy B.
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Guest Reviews
8.2
Very Good
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1 / out of 2
hotels in Fort Frances

Rated 8.2/10 based on 152 reviews

Ranked #1 out of 2 hotels in Fort Frances

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Location
  • Fort Frances Airport (5.0 km)
Map Marker Super 8 Fort Frances
810 Kings Hwy, Fort Frances, ON