May 13, 2004
The lobby here is very spacious, furnished with comfortable looking overstuffed couches and chairs. Upon checking in, we found that the front desk staff is not the most friendly, as I asked about local restaurants and only got a small shrug and a set of directions rather rapidly given. I was also quickly told about the complimentary breakfast in the mornings, at which point the front desk clerk turned her back to me and began chatting again with her coworker.
Fortunately that was our only bad experience with this hotel as our room surprised us totally when we entered our room to find a mini kitchenette with a microwave and a tiny refrigerator. The bathroom was small but wonderfully modern, the king size bed was extremely comfortable, soft and inviting and there was even a sitting area off to the side of the bed. On the first floor, there is access to the rooms either from the outside or from the hallway off the lobby, which I found rather convenient as the next morning we were able to load our luggage into our Jeep very quickly.
If you have children, this hotel will be a great treat for them as it boasts a medium sized pool with a large water slide and for the adults a warm bubbling Jacuzzi off to the side. There is also a workout room right off the pool area that is complete with free weights, stationary bicycles and elliptical machines. Off the lobby is a laundry room which we utilized since we both believed that we wouldn’t be staying anywhere in the next few days with laundry facilities. The prices are a bit higher here as we paid CDN$120; however, I believe it is worth it here as the motel looks brand new.
The complimentary breakfast in the morning is very nice here as they have waffles that you can make yourself, as well as the other normal continental breakfast foods such as toast, muffins, and cereal. All in all, if you’re stopping through Fort Nelson I definitely suggest this motel.
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