Would you stay in a hotel a mile walk from the city center?
This was the hotel we stayed in Jasper, Alberta, Labor day weekend. Walking from the city center to the hotel is exactly 1 mile or 1.6 kilometers, according to Google maps. I did the walk three times during my stay, with times ranging from 21 to 23 minutes. Twice it rained on me, but fortunately the route has lighted sidewalk the entire distance. Beyond this hotel, the sidewalk ends. You can't get any further from the city center, unless you want to live with the bears in the forest.
Room configuration unusual in that half the rooms on the outside face the parking lot on all four sides of the building, and the rooms on the inside face an indoor atrium, or worse yet, the swimming pool and hot tub. If you get a room facing the atrium, expect lots of noise from the dining facilities on the ground floor. And if you get a room facing the, swimming pool, expect even more noise and no privacy, from rowdy kids playing in the pool -in which case I would immediately ask for another room!
Our room faced the rear of the building and had a balcony, from which we could smell cigarette smoking from the guy doing work in the tent working on the nursery of plants. Beyond the fence was a very large vacant lot, with the Marriott on the other side. Lot of highway and railroad noise when the balcony door was open,
Room was very spacious, at least 11' x 20', much bigger than your standard room, with two king beds, modern furniture, attractive wallpaper, clean relatively new rugs and refrigerator, but no microwave. Electronic safe mounted on top of closet shelf, about 5'7" off the ground, so difficult to see things in the back of the safe on the floor of the safe.
Bathroom was decent, with attractive wine colored marble countertop, plenty of counter space, low water flush toilet, and deep bathtub.
Furniture designed for visual appeal and not for ease of usage. Comfortable sitting chair overlooking the balcony window. Only one nightstand in the center for two king size beds. Cabinet next to 44" flat screen TV full of coffee and tea packages and similar items. Closet for hanging your clothes, but no dresser, even though plenty of excess space. Ottoman and luggage rack.
Strong wifi, except for the weather channel at 7am in the morning, when everyone logged in to see when the rain would end.
Comfortable quarters, and relatively quiet, but stay away from rooms facing the inside, and run, not walk away from any room facing the swimming pool! And bring comfortable walking or running shoes for the 2 mile roundtrip trek to town.
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- Also Known As:
- Sawridge Inn And Conference Centre Jasper Hotel Jasper
- Sawridge Hotel Jasper National Park