Comfortable but expected more from a "PLUS"
08/01/2017 TOtravlr, Toronto
We stayed here for one night on our trip to the Rockies. We started in Calgary and headed to Fernie then continued on through Fairmont Hot springs, Golden, through Yoho, Banff NP, Jasper NP and then ... more
We stayed here for one night on our trip to the Rockies. We started in Calgary and headed to Fernie then continued on through Fairmont Hot springs, Golden, through Yoho, Banff NP, Jasper NP and then the drive back through Banff, Cochrane and back to Calgary.
Check in was quick and efficient and we were given a room with a beautiful view of the mountains (ask for a 3 sisters view). The room was clean and spacious with a fireplace, which was a nice touch and I'm sure much welcomed on cold nights. Decor was basic and nothing to write home about, but it was clean so overall no complaints. I only needed a place to rest my head for the night since we were starting our drive again at the crack of dawn the next morning.
They advertised a pool and was one of my main reasons for picking it (plus the great reviews). My kids were determined to swim in every pool of every hotel we stayed at, so this one was a bit of a disappointment. It's quite small and located just outside the main reception in a glassed off space for everyone to see. They swam for a little for the sake of fulfilling their goal, but after coming from the Delta in Calgary it was a bit of a let down to say the least.
We had the breakfast first thing in the morning when it opened before heading out. I'm not usually a fan of "free" hotel breakfasts but this one was quite good. A large assortment of hot and cold offerings. Everything was fresh and left us satisfied.
Overall a comfortable stay. Cant ask for much more than a clean room with a beautiful view. For a short stay, and if the price was right I'd recommend staying here! less
FernieMountainGM, General Manager at BEST WESTERN PLUS Fernie Mountain Lodge, responded to this review
We are so pleased to know our delicious, complimentary breakfast and beautiful view were to your liking. Whether staying a night on the way to other adventures or booking an extended stay, we offer all the comforts of home away from home with amenities like free wifi, microwaves and refrigerators in the rooms, an onsite restaurant and free parking. Thank you for your recommendation, and we hope to see you again soon.