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Econo Lodge & Suites
Ranked #7 of 17 Hotels in Hinton
Red Deer, Alberta, Canada
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118 reviews
44 hotel reviews
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“Great place close to amazing location”
Reviewed 18 June 2013

We stayed on our way through to Jasper. Decided to spend a night in Hinton after a long drive to save on big prices in jasper. The staff were friendly, the rooms were big easily fitted our play pen. The room was clean and beds comfy. The breakfast was basic but gave us what we needed.

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled with family
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Langley City, Canada
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Reviewed 15 June 2013

Had to book a room last minute for my son. His bus was coming into Hinton about 3am and thought i had to book for 2 nights. I called in the morning to let them know he wouldn't need to stay the extra night and can i get a credit some how, the clerk said "no problem, i only charged for one night and gave him a late check out so he could get some sleep." Because of this i would not hesitate to book here again. she was so understanding and took care of everything for him! can't thank you enough !!

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled solo
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Toronto, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 June 2013

As part of our travel plan we intentionaly have chosen Hinton to spend the night before proceeding to Jasper and decided to stay at Econo Lodge. The front desk personnel I think his name is Radu was polite and helpful in meeting our needs. Showed us the breakfast area to make sure we will not get lost. This place is huge compared to other Econo Lodge I have been before. Econolodge Hinton is built to specs, huge paved with lines parking lot. Room we stayed in was huge with a king size bed,cleaned and washed linens. What surprised me was the jacussi inside the bedroom, though we did not use it we still like having it inside rather than inside the bathroom. WiFi has strong signal thus enable us to touched base with family. If you are in for Japanese meal for dinner there you have it inside the facility (I think the name is Tokyo Sushi) what a delight, nothing to worry about rain at all. Breakfast is typical continental yet fills you enough to get to Jasper making this stop a very good one.

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled as a couple
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cagedmonkees
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Reviewed 30 May 2013 via mobile

Hinton AB is a small town by the rail road tracks. Located about 40 miles from Jasper, it is an economical alternative. It has the staples of grocery stores and chain restaurants so it is a great place to stock up on supplies if you are exploring the Canadian Rockies on a budget. There are quite a few other hotels that don't advertise on the travel boards so you might wish to take the gamble and just show up in town to get a room.
The Econo lodge needs some repair. A few of the sockets in our room were out of order and the Internet connection was awful. They have one home router in the lobby to supply the entire first floor. We ended up going to the 24 hour McDonald's for Internet and coffee instead. It's no wonder there's a growling bear in the IGA parking lot across the street from the hotel:)
All in all, don't expect much at the hotel. Rooms are small and beds are not very comfortable. However, you aren't paying $300+ a night either.

  • Stayed May 2013
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Reviewed 11 December 2012 via mobile

My family stayed for a night at the Econolodge on our way to Jasper. We appreciated how clean the hotel was but the decor was bland and the floors were creaky.
Our low end out of date tv had several buttons missing and the remote had a sticky substance on it and it didn't work. We went back to the front desk a couple times to get new remotes but none of the replacements worked either.
I was going to get some ice but the ice bucket had a white powdery substance stuck in the corners instead the bucket.
We decided to just get some rest so we could have a good day of snowboarding in the morning but found it difficult because the beds were so unbelievably uncomfortable! I felt like I was sleeping on the ground and woke up stiff.
The breakfast room was a nice surprise with many options well stocked and a nice tv that worked ;)
We will not stay here again as there are several other options that we have frequented for the same price with a much more comfortable night.

  • Stayed December 2012
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Grande Prairie, Canada
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Reviewed 30 September 2012

My wife and I stayed one night Sept 30, we selected the king + hot tube..... Very nice room, clean, quite new, modern. The price of $110 was fine. The breakfast was basic, we instead went to McDonalds....... Bed was comfy, the TV, once we phoned front desk, was workable........ Did not try the WiFi, as front desk declared it patchy at best, albeit a new system was ensuing.

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  • Stayed September 2012, travelled as a couple
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Ottawa, Ontario Canada
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Reviewed 17 September 2012

This is a fairly basic hotel, but the rooms are large and comfortable, equipped with mini-fridges and microwaves for travellers and close to restaurants, 2 grocery stores and a mall. The room A/C could be adjusted easily and was comfortable. The free breakfast was average and fine, although we were not too keen on the continuous monitoring by staff that nothing leave the room as sometimes we like to eat in our room when it is crowded. I guess they have been subject to excessive use of the breakfast to fill lunch bags.

24 hour/day coffee in the lobby was appreciated,

One morning a wolf passed by the rear breakfast room window only 20 feet away.

  • Stayed September 2012, travelled as a couple
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Property: Econo Lodge & Suites
Address: 571 Gregg Ave, Hinton, Alberta T7V 1N1, Canada
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Region: Canada > Alberta > Canadian Rockies > Hinton
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #7 of 17 Hotels in Hinton
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Econo Lodge & Suites 2.5*
Number of rooms: 60
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
At the Black Bear Inn in Hinton, Alberta, we make it our job to ensure that you will wake up feeling refreshed when you stay in any of our 60 well-appointed rooms. We value the lifestyles that you are accustomed to and we have incorporated this in the design of our facilities. We are located in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains, just 15 minutes from Jasper National Park and 3 hours from Edmonton. ... more   less 
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