Hotel suggestions in BC and Alberta ?

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  1. chrishsu

    chrishsu Been here awhile

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    Eight of us are planning a ride starting from Missoula, MT to BC. We have planned to spend the night in:

    Cranbrook, BC
    Jasper, Alberta
    Kamloops, BC
    Nelson, BC
    Kalispell, MT

    Any suggestions for hotels and local restaurants ?

    Thanks!
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  2. fester2

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    It can be packed and expensive if you are in Jasper during the summer holidays book early. Hinton is 45 minutes away and is much more reasonable.
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  3. kootenay kid

    kootenay kid Lets Ride

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    Are you looking for upper end type of rooms or are you doing it on the cheap, or somewhere in between?
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  4. chrishsu

    chrishsu Been here awhile

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    somewhere in between -- since we will be only spending the night, as long as they are safe and clean, we will probably have diner at a local restaurant to try out local food, but having breakfast in the hotel or nearby will be nice but not required.

    Thanks!
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  5. Lone Rider

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    Do you require WiFi?
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  6. chrishsu

    chrishsu Been here awhile

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    No need for WiFi, this will be a true vacation :evil
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  7. Lone Rider

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    Smoking or non-smoking?
    Street level or upstairs?
    One king or two queens?
    Turn-down service?
    Pool?
    Sauna?
    Bidet?
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  8. chrishsu

    chrishsu Been here awhile

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    Smoking or non-smoking? non-smoking preferred
    Street level or upstairs? Either will be fine
    One king or two queens? single occupancy so one king or two queens will be fine
    Turn-down service? doesn't matter
    Pool? no need
    Sauna? no need
    Bidet? medium as long as it's clean and safe
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  9. kootenay kid

    kootenay kid Lets Ride

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    Both Cranbrook and Nelson have Prestige Inn's. They are on the nice side but not crazy. Look them up on the net to get an idea. The one in Nelson is on the lake and close to downtown so you can walk around, sample all the different beers brewed around here and stagger home.
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  10. RevIt71

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    We stay at the Dancing Bear Inn in Nelson when we ride out there. It is a hostel with very nice rooms (some private) and a great, central location in town. It is best to make reservations. http://www.dancingbearinn.com/
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  11. Eyes Shut

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    Kamloops: We stayed at the Plaza Heritage Hotel (405 Victoria St.) last August. It was great! The rooms are not large, but each are slightly different and you can look through the book at the desk to see what the rooms look like. The hotel is downtown, and it is within walking distance of several restaurants. We ate at one (I think it was called Fogg 'N Suds) that had excellent BBQ ribs and many different beers on tap. The hotel has a restaurant on site, and we ate breakfast there. Also, the hotel people were so nice to us; they allowed us to store the bike inside of their (unused) banquet room for the night!
    http://www.plazaheritagehotel.com/

    Cranbrook: We stayed at The Sandman Hotel. Nothing too exciting; it was clean and acceptable.

    I would recommend checking out Fort Steele Heritage Town (10 miles NE of Cranbrook). It's an interesting ghost town with reconstructed buildings and living-history actors.

    Jasper: We stayed at the Marmot Lodge, only because we didn't have a lot of time to plan where we stayed. My guidebook (which was usually spot-on for things) mentions the Maligne Canyon Hostel, 11 miles east of Jasper. It sounds interesting and is very reasonable. There is also lodging at Miette Hot Springs, 37 miles NE of Jasper. We didn't stay there, but it sounds interesting:
    http://www.bootsnall.com/travelstories/na/sep04can.shtml
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