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Vancouver, B.C.

Basic overnight accommodation at a fair price

Review of Grand Forks Inn
3.0 of 5 bubblesReviewed May 28, 2023
My wife and I stayed at Grand Forks Inn for one night during the return part of a Vancouver to Saskatoon road trip. We booked via Expedia that day while coming from Fernie, paying $144 (including taxes) for a “Standard room – 2 queen beds”.

Check-in was quick and easy. The front desk clerk was friendly and helpful.

The Grand Forks Inn is an old-style typical motel (i.e., drive your car and park in front of your motel room door and walk in). It isn’t fancy and at $144, it was at the lower end of what we would normally pay (and less than we would have paid if there had been something a little more upscale for a reasonable price). However, it seemed to be the only game in town and it did meet our minimum needs.

The room was fine, although basic. The bar fridge was very small and we struggled to get the limited number of food items and drinks from our small car cooler into it (in fact, we had to leave some items out). The bathroom had been recently “renovated” but the changes might not have been much of an improvement. A new linoleum floor had been laid down on top of the old one. However, it had not been cut perfectly, so there was about ¾ of an inch gap between the new linoleum and the edge of the tub. In this gap, you could see the old linoleum. In addition, it appeared that the bathtub had had some sort of spray coat applied to it, as it was gleaming white on the edges, but there was considerable overspray on this newly-laid linoleum.

Breakfast was included, but was limited. There was some fruit, yogurt, packaged snack bars, toast, boiled eggs and juice boxes.

There was nothing particularly “bad” about the Grand Forks Inn. It was basic accommodation for a reasonable price and, in that sense, was very much “average” (i.e., no better or worse than expected). We happily watched TV at night and were refreshed for our drive back to Vancouver the next day.
Date of stay: May 2023
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Reviewed October 25, 2022

I was a part of a group that stayed on Saturday September 10th. Upon arrival I was greeted by the same friendly face that has been there in past visits, and she's always incredibly helpful.
The hotel is right on the main highway, central to everything you need with a grocery store across the street. Lots of parking out front makes it easy to load everything out of the vehicle at the end of the day. We appreciate you making room for our group on a busy weekend!

Date of stay: September 2022
  • Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Reviewed October 6, 2022

The room was clean, quiet and very comfortable. The staff were pleasant and did not hesitate to go the extra mile to provide exceptional personalized service. I was however somewhat disappointed to find that while I was charged $174 per night, Expedia had the price at $138. I realize there were some extra charges, and I paid a pet deposit of $150 which was returned on checkout. That was above the room charge. I wish that there had been an offer to match the online price. However, the stay was a pleasant one.

Room tip: Might be an idea to check online prices first to ensure you are getting the best value.
Date of stay: September 2022
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Reviewed September 12, 2022

Room was nice and clean. Beds were comfortable. Ok for one night but if staying longer I would choose somewhere nicer. Lots of work crew trucks but place was quiet. No elevator, so if mobility is an issue request a ground floor room.

Date of stay: August 2022
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Reviewed August 19, 2022

Our room was spacious and comfortable. After staying in motels that skimped on pillows, the 4 pillows on each bed were wonderful! I would have liked to cool off in the pool but was travelling with a pet. I would definitely stay here again.

Date of stay: August 2022
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Reviewed October 29, 2021 via mobile

This motel is old and very dated and over priced for the condition of the room. The bathtub didn’t drain properly, the kitchen faucet felt like it would lift right out of the sink, the bathroom and the kitchenette are dated with old appliances. All in all a disappointment, especially considering the price that was charged.

Date of stay: October 2021
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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