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Ripley Creek Inn
Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Stewart
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 22 July 2017

Ripley Creek Inn advertises itself as unique, spacious, quiet. It is all of those things. The rooms are spacious with lots of character.

Stewart is a small town. A very small town. So it's best not to arrive with big city expectations. Parts of staying here reminded me of staying at a cabin at the lake: mismatched china, older furniture. I lived in a building of this era when I went to university so it was a bit like a homecoming week for me.

Things you may need to know before you arrive: the rooms we had were dark, very dark. There was no hair dryer. There were no towel rails in the bathroom. We couldn't open the windows. Probably just as well because there were lots of mosquitoes about.

The free WIFI was fast and strong.

The cable TV was unwatchable.

The person in reception on check-in was friendly & helpful. The one on check-out was not.

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  • Stayed: June 2017, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 19 July 2017

Ripley Creek is a hotel unlike any other I have experienced. It has added buildings and rooms over the years and is fascinating with numerous old pieces of machinery scattered around the grounds bringing its history alive. There is plenty of free parking close to the rooms. Check in was rapid and enjoyable with the charming receptionist giving us valuable local information. Our room was on the ground floor in one of the main buildings and it was large and very well furnished with a very comfortable bed, large table and wardrobe plus a refrigerator and microwave. The big TV had numerous channels available. There were doors opening to a private patio with table and chairs overlooking the mountains. Wifi was free and good. The bathroom was good with a powerful shower. We slept very well and really enjoyed our time in this unique excellent hotel.

Stayed: July 2017, travelled with family
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Reviewed 17 July 2017 via mobile

Headed to Sterwart for a girls trip this past weekend and stayed at Ripley Creek Lodge. We had a lovely little room with lovely view of marsh and grasslands. The grounds of the hotel were very neat and had an old-timey feel.
We enjoyed a tea and treat at Toastworks a restaurant attached to hotel. They had some great tea selections and I wish we had tried some more of the menu.
Afterwards we drove up to the Salmon Glacier. It was a fair bit of a drive, with lots of wildlife, so pay attention. We saw a few bears, marmots? I think? As well as lots of birds and squirrel. The glacier was so beautiful well worth the drive!!!
We returned to the hotel and warmed up in the common room. The rooms have small fridges so we had taken advantage and brought a small cooler of food. We enjoyed some eats and some wine in front of the fire. It was lovely. The shops are nice with a good selection of souvenirs and local fare. Nothing was too outrageously priced. The following morning toastworks was closed so we had lunch at the King Edward. The food wasn't great, and I'd skip this establishment. After we ate we saw a few other places that looked more appealing.
We walked the boardwalks, there were lots of different plants and birds to see. The mountains are huge and truly impressive. The rugged beauty really does take your breath away. After our walk we stopped in at the the Glacier Pub in Hyder. The decor in pub is pretty neat with old money taped everywhere with peoples names and dates from all over the world. We didn't get hyderized ( a shot of moonshine) but there were a few people taking part, I kind of wish we had after we left. But maybe next time. This won't be my last visit. I will definitely stay at Ripley Creek at my next visit. We had such a great visit.

Stayed: July 2017, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 12 July 2017

We stayed in Sept of 2016, didn't really know what to expect and was really surprised how nice this hotel/motel is!! We came to see the bears in Hyder, Ak but we were too late. We really enjoyed the area and our time at Ripley, Creek!! If you are looking for a hotel look no further. I would come again in a heart beat. The breakfast was great at the hotel .

  • Stayed: September 2016, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 3 July 2017 via mobile

We expected to good value for money hotel. We found it as expensive. Rooms are big but very old. No maintenance support and not very clean. It was cold at the room and no proper heating. Kitchen was ok and has oven , microwave and toaster. Good wifi connection and free parking.

Stayed: July 2017, travelled with family
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Reviewed 3 July 2017

It is our forth or fifth stay at Ripley Creek, rooms are large, clean and comfortable beds, most have great views.
No restaurant on site but is available nearby at the bakery or King Edwards Hotel.
A very relaxing place to stay.

  • Stayed: May 2017, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 21 June 2017 via mobile

Beautiful rooms in a quaint hotel. Unfortunately, the staff and management is not very cooperative. A one hour late checkout is not acceptable. A ride with heavy luggage to the airport four blocks away is unavailable. Regretfully, the nice rooms don't extend to a nice staff.

Stayed: June 2017
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Additional Information about Ripley Creek Inn

Address: 306 5th Avenue, Stewart, Kitimat-Stikine District, British Columbia V0T 1W0, Canada
Region: Canada > British Columbia > Kitimat-Stikine District > Stewart
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Stewart
Hotel Class:2 star — Ripley Creek Inn 2*
Number of rooms: 36
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- 36 Rooms, all with double or queen beds, 2 have king beds - 14 have kitchenettes - 4 are arranged for small groups or family - historic/rustic theme throughout - all rooms non-smoking - 7 rooms designated pet-friendly - located on Stewart's main street and on the edge of the Bear River estuary ... more   less 

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