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Clearwater Suite Hotel

8.8 | Very Good | #3 out of 10 hotels in Fort McMurray
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Highly praised downtown Fort McMurray hotel with kitchenettes & free breakfast

Pros
  • Free amenities: Wi-Fi, wired Internet, hot breakfast, outdoor parking, local calls, newspapers
  • Rooms were clean, spacious and well equipped
  • Location was downtown, an easy walk to groceries, a mall, and downtown restaurants
  • Staff were friendly, professional and very accommodating
  • Good value according to some guests
  • Wi-Fi was rated excellent
Cons
  • Underground heated parking is $7 (free during renos)
  • Some guests could hear traffic noise
  • Reviews were mixed about the free breakfast
Freebies
Free Wi-Fi
Free Breakfast
Free Parking
Free Internet
Editor's Review
Updated Oct 4, 2017
Overview
About the hotel: This downtown hotel is just off Hwy 63 and offers short and extended stays, an easy walk to Peter Pond mall and restaurants.

The hotel has 150 smoke-free rooms on 4 floors with elevator access.

All rooms include free Wi-Fi, free wired Internet (bring your own cables), free local calls, a flat screen TV with cable, a coffeemaker, a kitchenette (stove top), a bistro table, a sofabed, a living area, an iron and ironing board, a hair dryer, a washer and dryer, a private balcony and climate control.

Some rooms include a separate bedroom, 2 TVs, a living room, a desk, a fireplace.

Rooms are furnished with 2 double beds, 1 queen bed or 1 king bed.

Parking: Free outdoor parking is available. Heated underground parking is $7 per day, (free during renovations).

Pets are welcome (dogs under 25 lbs) for $25 per night. Please call the hotel for more details and to book a pet-friendly room.

A free hot breakfast is served weekdays from 5:30 am to 9 am and weekends from 5:30 am to 10 am.

Lounge on site: serves drinks and is open from 5 pm to midnight.

Off-site restaurants: Montana’s BBQ & Bar is next door and Tim Hortons is a 2-minute walk. The Keg Steakhouse and Moxie’s Grill & Bar are both a 9-minute walk.

Hotel amenities include a hot tub, a 24-hour fitness centre, a 24-hour business centre, a day spa, a 24-hour front desk, an ATM, ice/vending machines, free newspapers, and meeting room.

What’s nearby? Real Canadian Superstore is a 2-minute walk. Peter Pond Mall is a 5-minute walk. MacKenzie Industrial Park and the Oil Sands Discovery Centre are a 14-minute drive. Heritage Park historical village is 8 minutes by car. Borealis Park is a 16-minute walk. McDonald Island Park is a 9-minute drive.

Getting around:
Fort McMurray International Airport (YMM) is a 22-minute drive. (All travel times: Google Maps)

Confirmed by hotel Oct 4, 2017: no airport shuttle, pet fee and breakfast times

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The Good
This was a well kept and managed hotel in a good downtown location.

Rooms were clean, spacious and well equipped with amenities.

Location was downtown, an easy walk to groceries, a mall, and downtown restaurants.

Staff were friendly, professional and very accommodating.

Some guests were pleased with the free breakfast which offered hot options.

Some guests considered the hotel to provide good value.

Guests also liked: no noise coming from other suites and laundry facilities in the suite.

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The Bad
There was some negative feedback.

Recent room complaints found: uncomfortable pillows, microwave turn table does not always work, kitchen could use more utensils and in-room lighting is dim.

Noise transferred from: traffic and hallway.

Some guests were generally unimpressed with the quality of free breakfast.

Other comments found were: only 2 breakfast vouchers provided and 4 adults in the room, elevator was shaky, and very large pre-authorization charged.

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Sources
Booking.com guest reviews rated the hotel 8.5 out of 10 from 26 reviews.

TripAdvisor.ca guest reviews ranked the hotel #4 out of 18 Fort McMurray hotels with an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 from 229 reviews.

Expedia.ca guest reviews rated the hotel 4.3 out of 5 from 72 reviews.

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Guest Reviews
Rated by Guests
8.8 / out of 10
"Very Good"
Ranked by Guests
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3 / out of 10
hotels in Fort McMurray

The average guest rating for Clearwater Suite Hotel is 8.8 out of 10 based on 362 reviews from past guests. This average guest rating ranks Clearwater Suite Hotel at #3 out of 10 hotels in Fort McMurray.

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Map Marker Clearwater Suite Hotel
4 Haineault Street, Fort McMurray, AB