May 16, 2004
The hotel staff is very nice, friendly and professional here as they checked in very promptly. The hotel itself is under renovations, or at least was on our floor so be prepared for a bit of sawdust and building materials here and there.
Our room, priced at CDN$110, was comfortable and about average sized for most hotel rooms. It did have a rather unsightly view of the other rooms right across from us but as long as you closed the drapes you never noticed it. The room was furnished with a king size bed, a desk, a small sitting area, and a small vanity where a coffee maker sat with free coffee and tea. The bathroom, especially compared to some of the other establishments we had stayed at, was quite nice with a larger bathtub and very nice sized vanity complete with some very nice shampoos and lotions.
There is one restaurant on premises that serves acceptable food in the evenings, however their food and service in the mornings is much better. There is also a gift shop that is stocked with everything from Aurora Borealis information to gold nugget jewelry as well as a barbershop and convention center. We did also notice that there are laundry facilities on each floor near the elevators that are much better priced that in Fort Nelson.
The hotel is within walking distance from just about anything you would want to look at and visit, except for the Beringia Interpretive Centre which is around two miles which was closed during our visit due to the time of year. Also another attraction we heard about that you shouldn’t miss is the Frantic Follies, an old fashioned can can and Vaudeville revue which sounded like a lot of fun. If you like shopping then you shouldn’t miss the stores and shops on Main Street and if you like food definitely visit The Cellar Dining Room and Gallery Lounge, their salads are fresh and very tasty.
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