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Super 8 Fort Nelson

7.9 | Good | #3 out of 5 hotels in Fort Nelson

Popular Fort Nelson hotel with indoor pool, waterslide and suites with jacuzzi and kitchen

  • Free amenities: Wi-Fi, hot breakfast, airport shuttle, parking, local calls
  • The free breakfast with cold and hot choices was a hit with guests
  • Guests found the staff of this hotel to be courteous and helpful
  • Guests liked the location for its convenience to the highway, restaurant and gas station
  • Many guests were pleased with their clean and comfortable rooms
  • Some guests said the hotel was showing signs of wear
  • A few guests complained about the room prices
Free Wi-Fi
Free Breakfast
Free Shuttle
Free Parking
Editor's Review
Updated Jun 10, 2015
Super 8 Fort Nelson is located just off the Alaska Highway. The hotel offers well-equipped rooms, an indoor pool with waterslide and a hot tub, which makes it a good choice for those travelling the highway and wanting to stay the night at a hotel with comfortable rooms and recreation facilities. Those travelling with pets find this an ideal place to stay because first floor rooms have patio doors that allow for quick exits outdoors.

This hotel offers 142 rooms, both smoking and non-smoking, over four floors. Standard room features include free Wi-Fi, free local calls, cable TV with pay-per-view movies, a mini-kitchen (coffeemaker, mini-fridge, microwave, sink with counter) a desk, an iron and ironing board, a hair dryer and air conditioning. Rooms come with king beds or queen beds and may include a sofabed. 

Suites sleep from two to six people and may include a separate bedroom, a full kitchen (large fridge, stove with oven) or mini-kitchen, a clothes washer and dryer, a living room area with sofabed, fireplace and a double jacuzzi. Suites come with a combination of 1 queen, a sofabed and 2 bunk beds or 1 king bed.

The hotel offers a free shuttle to and from Fort Nelson Airport (YYE) between the hours of 8 am and 3 pm (reservations required). Free parking is available on site. Up to two pets are allowed in certain rooms for an additional $25 per night. Pets are welcomed with treats.

Free continental breakfast is available daily from 5 am to 10 am, and includes scrambled eggs, bacon, sausage, a selection of breads, including bagels and muffins, a selection of cereals, fruits, juices, coffee, a selection of teas and a selection of yogurts. Boston Pizza offers dinner and is conveniently located across the parking lot.

Amenities at this hotel include an elevator, an indoor pool with waterslide, a hot tub, a 24-hour fitness centre, a business centre, meeting and conference facilities, an ATM and guest-operated laundry. 

There are a couple of restaurants within a few minutes walk of the hotel. Most other shops, restaurants and community amenities can be reached within a 5-minute drive including Fort Nelson General Hospital, Fort Nelson Heritage Museum, a Greyhound bus station, and Northern Lights Community College. The Fort Nelson Airport (YYE) is about an 8-minute drive away. (All travel time estimates: Google Maps)

Confirmed with front desk on June 10, 2015: free shuttle hours, breakfast hours, all rooms have a mini-kitchen, the hotel offers a suite with a full-size kitchen and clothes washer and dryer
The Good
The majority of reviews read for this report were positive and focused on the rooms, the staff, the pool and the location.

Many guests said the rooms were spacious and quiet with comfortable beds. Overall, guests thought that the hotel wasn't high-end but that it offered decent, well-maintained rooms. 

The staff received compliments from many guests for being friendly and accommodating. Those travelling in the rain by motorcycle were pleased with the care the staff took to hang up wet gear and provide extra towels.

Many guests enjoyed the pool area and those travelling with kids particularly appreciated the waterslide.

The hotel's location just off of the Alaska Highway was a bonus for some guests who were travelling through by road. Having a Boston Pizza next door was also considered a convenience by quite a few.
The Bad
Although the majority of reviews used for this analysis were positive, a few negative comments focused on room prices, maintenance issues and noise disturbance.

Guests complained about a variety of maintenance issues which touched on things that needed replacing (bathroom tiles) and things that needed to be fixed (ice machine, coffee machine, bathroom drains, potholes in the parking lot). Some gets just said the hotel showed wear and tear.

Occasionally a guest was disturbed by hearing noisy neighbours. Some complained about areas of the hotel they thought should be cleaner such as carpets in entryways and the pool and hot tub.

There were some booking problems and staff was curt who handled these issues.

Finally, a few guests complained about the prices and said they were too high.

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Editor's Analysis by Steph J.
Analyzed by Steph J.
Stephanie lives on Vancouver Island, BC, where she enjoys all things West Coast. She has daydreamed about travelling since childhood and has visited over a dozen countries since, but Canada is always at the top of her list.
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hotels in Fort Nelson

The average guest rating for Super 8 Fort Nelson is 7.9 out of 10 based on 617 reviews from past guests. This average guest rating ranks Super 8 Fort Nelson at #3 out of 5 hotels in Fort Nelson.

Map Marker Super 8 Fort Nelson
4503-50 Avenue South, Fort Nelson, BC