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Holiday Inn Express Fort St John

Fort St. John, BC, Canada (YXJ)

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Holiday Inn Express Fort St John
9504 ALASKA ROAD, Fort St. John, Canada V1J 6L5

 Enjoy Just Jack's restaurant and lounge or try your luck at Chances Gaming Center, a state-of-the-art gaming Mecca featuring slot machines, off track betting, virtual gaming tables, bingo and keno.

 Enjoy services like the 24 hour business center, complimentary high speed WiFi, flexible meeting space, and 24 hour coffee service.

 During your stay take a dip in the heated indoor pool with a waterslide and Jacuzzi, and enjoy a free hot breakfast every morning.

  • Business Center
  • Conference Rooms
  • Swimming Pool
(+) = Additional fees may apply for the use of these amenities.
(*) = Free, some restrictions may apply

Based on 341 reviews
from Amherst, Massachusetts
Submitted on 05-06-2016
My stay was really pleasant and they have a great setup here. They were doing renovations on the building but that didn't disrupt my stay. The room was clean, the bed was super nice, and every room has a microwave and empty mini fridge (I was glad it's empty so we could put food in there).
from Ontario
Submitted on 23-06-2016
We stayed at this property because we were attending a conference at the convention centre. Although the room was relatively clean, it was definitely showing its age. The carpet was significantly worn and this did not leave a good impression. The wifi and parking were both free. There is also a free continental breakfast (the usual hotel quality). I believe renovations are underway and they are needed.
from London, United Kingdom
Submitted on 27-06-2016
Mistakingly I thought that a 'marina' location would be an attractive place to stay. Unfortunately the part of the marina where this hotel is located is industrial and it was about a 20 minute walk to the nearest restaurants. While this walk was along a designated pathway it took you under flyovers and across railway lines so it wasn't a very scenic route! The hotel itself was undergoing a major refurbishment work which resulted in the lobby being a mess and scaffolding outside our bedroom windo... Read more
from Brisbane, Australia
Submitted on 29-06-2016
wish we could have stayed longer at this hotel. the reception was being renovated when we arrived and I would love to see what it looks now. We enjoyed the location and was able to walk everywhere we needed to go. staff were friendly and went out of their way to assist with our questions.
from Deerfield, New Hampshire
Submitted on 02-07-2016
As we pulled up the hotel and saw the scaffolding, we started to feel a bit uneasy about this hotel. When we walked into the front lobby, which is a labyrinth of plywood and apologetic signage, we were greeted by absolutely no one. After a few minutes, a man near the elevators said, "He's getting me a coffee." A few minutes later, a staff member emerged from behind a plywood panel and said he would be right with us. And then he created some kind of custom made coffee concoction for the other cu... Read more
from Prince Edward Island, Canada
Submitted on 03-07-2016
Very nice hotel - great staff - big breakfast- love the pool & hot tub- would stay there again. The location was great and easy to find coming off the highway. Great pub next door - the down under - food was good and prices awesome!
Submitted on 06-07-2016
The Inn was undergoing rehab at the time, and so the manager upgraded our stay to a better room without asking when we arrived. The room was nice with a view toward the downtown. The free breakfast was fantastic, with pleanty of choices, and well maintained. The people were friendly and accommodating. And accessing the downtown was easy.
from Leduc, Canada
Submitted on 09-07-2016
We recently stayed here for the better part of 2 weeks on a family vacation. When we first arrived we were a little concerned because the hotel was undergoing renovations and there was construction going on. It turned out we were concerned over nothing. Construction did not disrupt our stay at all. Our room, and the whole hotel for that matter was one of the cleanest we had ever seen. That is really impressive considering the renovations. The beds were super comfortable, we had lots of tow... Read more
Submitted on 09-07-2016
Nice place to stay on the way to Nova Scotia. Front desk staff was very friendly and helpful. Room was nice size, bed was comfortable, and very clean. Great location for getting off and on the highway easily.
Submitted on 10-07-2016
Reno's make the stay a little let enjoyable. The room was okay. on the plus side the lemonade in the lobby was great!. Toni who checked us in could of been a little more friendly. Lots of parking in the back of the hotel for you if your pulling a trailer. For someone like us who was pulling a trailer and didn't want to drive around the city for food, this place isn't a great spot for foot traffic.
from Winnipeg, Canada
Submitted on 11-07-2016
My husband and I chose this hotel due to its location to the port. I requested a port view room and was not disappointed. There is a nice little pub "the pub down under" next door, we're we enjoyed dinner. Due to rain we could not walk to the port but was delighted as we hailed a taxi and met Roy. Roy took us on a great tour of Saint John (roystours.webs.Com or saving us from a very wet walk. Breakfast was the usual, the venue was clean and we'll organized.
from Toronto, ON
Submitted on 15-07-2016
This had all the qualities of a great Holiday Inn, but unfortunately, the whole hotel is under construction (which is needed to update it). However, the staff has made every attempt to make it as comfortable as possible, with the breakfast room and gym moved into previous conference rooms. But, the pool has been renovated and completed and is great (large and deep). Everything else was extremely comfortable. Definitely worth a stay when the construction is complete. Location was fantastic - 10 m... Read more
from Halifax Region, Canada
Submitted on 21-07-2016
Not a bad hotel. it was undergoing renovations when we stayed there, but it was very quiet. the pool area was nice,and the oversize hot tub was very much appreciated after a long day of driving. a good spot to spend a night while traveling.
from Atlanta, Georgia, USA
Submitted on 25-07-2016
Yes, they're redecorating, but the don't need to make it so hard. Entrance only from rear ("G" floor) Sign says up 2 floors for lobby. What that means regarding your elevator button choice is your late night lottery!
from Toronto, Canada
Submitted on 27-07-2016
I'm generally not a particularly fussy traveler and have enjoyed places that have been given low ratings by some. But staying here was only slightly better than sleeping under a bridge in the pouring rain. This place deserves the lowest rating possible. Go somewhere else. Anything would be better. The whole place smells old and stale, like the cigarette smoke from 20 years ago has seeped right into the walls and carpets. It's disgusting. We were assigned a non smoking room but it smelled s... Read more
from Michigan
Submitted on 27-07-2016
Even though the construction did not happen on the weekend, whe we were there, we were inconvenience by the lobby and no laundry facilities available for our use. The room we requested with a water view was blocked by a large freeway. We laughed when we looked out the window. The staff was helpful in finding a church for us to attend & even called his "mum" to get information. The area around the hotel is not particularly safe according to locals that we met.
from Augusta, Maine
Submitted on 29-07-2016
OK. They're having construction. They're not in a scenic location. We had 0 problems getting in, parking, or getting to our room. The room is incredibly comfortable - very comfy mattresses, 4 big pillows on each bed, soft sheets, plenty of room for luggage. And the shower was great! One of those big shower heads, lots of pressure, and nice bath products. The bathroom is small, but there's plenty of counter space and towels. there's a microwave and fridge in the room and they have free Wi-Fi. The... Read more
from Cape Town Central, South Africa
Submitted on 31-07-2016
Let me start by saying that the hotel has a renovation overdue which is coming. When we stayed there 2 nights ago work was ongoing on the reception area. It looks very promising as to what it will look like once completed - with the guest rooms done too. I am a Spire member with IHG. A HIE is no the same as an Intercon but this hotel did a lot of things I have not seen from any other HIE property: - in the room a personalised welcome letter - gift basket with a small bottle of French white ... Read more
from Fall River, Canada
Submitted on 03-08-2016
We stayed one night on our drive from Nova Scotia to the U.S. Clean, comfortable, quiet and easy access to and from highway. Reception area is under construction but check in and out were both quick. Good variety at breakfast. The staff working in the breakfast area were attentive, kept the food items refreshed and kept the area and tables extremely clean. As noted in other reviews not the most scenic area. One picky item ...Shower heads are on the low side. I would not hesitate to stay... Read more
from Poland, Ohio
Submitted on 10-08-2016
The hotel is being updated so I didn't expect perfection. The room was fine & decent sized, we had no issues with bed or bathroom. The ability to do laundry was one of the main reasons we picked this hotel, we were dissapointed when we were told it was not available during the renovation. The HORRIBLE Wi-fi was a major issue for us. We book hotels as we go on road trips and were unable to book our next place b/c the wi-fi never worked for more than a minute at a time. Our cell plan doesn't allow... Read more
from Jackson, Mississippi
Submitted on 12-08-2016
This hotel has been renovated nicely. It is a surprise find for a lower price hotel. There is a free shuttle to the airport, also. Our room was clean, nicely decorated. The beds were comfortable and the bathroom was a good size and comfortable. The lobby is small, not much more than just an entrance to the hotel. Not many frills, but the staff was capable, efficient, friendly, and helpful. Although the hotel just outside of town, it is not too far away.
from Ontario Canada
Submitted on 12-08-2016
Pretty good stay in Saint John. Even though they were under renovations during our 2 day stay, you wouldn't have known it. Quiet, clean and secure with all amenities still available to guests. The rooms were well appointed and tidy. We stayed in a two room suite and would certainly stay there again. I would recommend this hotel to anyone visiting the Saint John area.
from Benton, Maine
Submitted on 13-08-2016
Overall I really liked this hotel. Very convenient location to shopping and food and easy to find from the highway. The room was spacious and clean. We had a water view which wasn't too bad although the harbor front isn't particularly pretty. Would have liked an ice machine on our floor which was the ninth floor. Staff was very friendly and helpful.
from Saskatoon, Canada
Submitted on 13-08-2016
This is just a nice hotel, prices are reasonable, rooms are good and a pool. Very conveniently located to visit the Reversing falls, and just a short drive to the downtown area. Staff is friendly and helpful. Good value!
from River Edge, New Jersey
Submitted on 25-08-2016
I was a bit disappointed with this HIE - it was not up to the level of expectations. It is our experience that often the HIE is just off a major highway (in this case, I95) thereby being very convenient - our reason for the choice. This was not visible from I95 and required GPS to find. To be fair, the registration area was under construction and that made a difference. But the room was not so great. I understand the importance of not wasting electricity, but thee low energy light bulbs thro... Read more
from Toronto, Canada
Submitted on 01-09-2016
We had a one night stop over in Saint John and chose this hotel foe a couple of reasons. I like Holiday Inn Express in general and never disappointed and they have breakfast included. Front desk staff was very friendly and check in was quick. The room was super clean. They were in the middle of construction but that did not affect the room in anyway, or the breakfast experience. Our room had a partial river view. Very nice. It was a corner room as there was windows on two sides. It was a very c... Read more
Submitted on 03-09-2016
We felt welcomed at this facility and loved the pool and hot tub. Evening popcorn was a hit with the kids. We enjoyed the walking path to Market Square at this time of year - about 15 minutes. Breakfast was the standard Holiday Express fare. This was a good stop off on our way to Saint Andrews for whale watching.
from Fredericton, Canada
Submitted on 04-09-2016
We stayed here for one night as a mini Saint John/New River Beach getaway. This hotel offers good value for money, with competitive rates, free parking and great (free) breakfast offerings. We elected to stay in the jungle-themed kids' suite, which my 3 year old loved. The bunkbeds in a separate section are a great option for little ones. The king sized bed in the 'adult' section was a nice touch and was surprisingly comfortable.It did make the crib a tight fit! Nice to have amenities like a mic... Read more
from Cornwall, Canada
Submitted on 05-09-2016
Stayed for one night while attending a wedding near St. John. Hotel is under renovations but didn't affect our stay at all. Rooms were clean and quiet. Breakfast was good lots to choose from. Would stay again if in the area.
from Egg Harbor Township, New Jersey
Submitted on 10-09-2016
Easy to find & handicapped accessible, this hotel seems brand new; very clean, full buffet breakfast, indoor pool, just about everything a family could need. All the employees we encountered were super friendly & very helpful. I loved the embroidered pillow cases identifying firm or soft pillows!
from Fayetteville, Arkansas
Submitted on 12-09-2016
Where we booked this hotel it was called Holiday Inn Harbour View, but the view has the freeways running across and just isn't very nice. We always stay at IHG properties and didn't book for the view, so it was fine. The rooms were nice and clean. The lobby was being renovated, but was surprisingly clean considering the work being done. The breakfast was the standard buffet, but fresh and warm which isn't a given these days.
from Fleetwood, Pennsylvania
Submitted on 15-09-2016
This HIE is in the process of renovation but what has been completed is quite lovely. The rooms are very clean and spacious - we were lucky to have a view of the harbor and saw the cruise ships docked there. We did have a problem with our toilet the first night of our stay but maintenance was quick to fix it first thing in the morning. Breakfast is nicely presented and there is plenty of seating.
from Belleville, Canada
Submitted on 25-09-2016
The hotel is located quite close to downtown, with a view of the harbour. You can watch cruise ships coming in and out. Lots of parking and within walking distance to many amenities: fast food, bank, Tim Hortons. Excellent free breakfast - and the eggs don't taste fake. Great value for the money. Will definitely stay here again.
from Ponoka, Alberta
Submitted on 02-10-2016
Loved our stay at the Holiday Inn in Saint John the front desk staff that checked us in the evening we arrived were friendly and even saw that we found a place to eat. The room was wonderfully clean and comfortable, breakfasts were great and they booked our room for us for the next port o call. And there was popcorn in the evening. Thanks you do a great job.
from missouri
Submitted on 03-10-2016
We came to St. John planning to spend one night. This hotel is so pleasant and so professionally run that we extended our stay another night. John, the front desk person, was very helpful. The lady who managed the breakfast room on Sunday did an excellent job. Also very helpful with directions. Room was comfortable, bathroom was excellent and the housekeepers kept the room stocked and exceptionally clean. Highly recommend this hotel.
from Dallas, Tx
Submitted on 05-10-2016
Was a delight to stay in this hotel. It is still under a bit of construction but this did not affect our stay. The breakfast is outstanding and the rooms and common areas are spotless. The staff is very helpful and friendly. The hotel has a wonderful indoor heated pool and gym.
from Westerly, Rhode Island
Submitted on 06-10-2016
We stayed one night and found the hotel to be great place to stay, The room was clean and fresh. The hotel location is close to the downtown and harbor area with easy access to the highway, Loved the matress and pillows, great sleep. The staff were friendly and helpful, I find the Holiday Inn Express to always be a good place to stay.
from Calgary, Canada
Submitted on 08-10-2016
My wife and I spent 3 nights here and enjoyed our stay. All of the staff were very nice and helpful. The only problems we had were the wifi was somewhat unreliable and the room keys often did not work. This was quite frustrating having to go up and down 5 floors several times just to get into our room.
from Denver, Colorado
Submitted on 10-10-2016
We stayed here one night on a 23 day road trip. As luck would have it, it was on a Wednesday night and there was a complimentary managers' reception which was equivalent to a light dinner. The rest of our stay was excellent. The only caveat was that the wifi was incredibly poor.
from Charlottetown, Canada
Submitted on 11-10-2016
Have stayed in many hotels in Saint John (travelling for work) and this one is fantastic. We had a King suite and it was lovely and updated. The hotel is currently under renovation, but it has not been noisy. Our suite had two TVs, Keurig machine, good sized fridge, microwave and a sink plus cupboards to store your food. Good size living room and bedroom. The little extras are nice like the bedside tic tacs, free bottles of water and a Halloween gift bag of goodies! The pillows come with their t... Read more
from Bowral, Australia
Submitted on 13-10-2016
We chose HIE because when travelled to the West Coast of the USA 4 years ago we stayed in lots and were very impressed. Not so in Saint John. Firstly our room is so ridiculously small we needed to move furniture to be able to put our bags down. 2 medium sized bags only. One had to go on the bathroom floor under the sinks and the other where the chair had been. We expect small from quaint B&B's but not HIE. The bathroom was a good size but the fan was not working and neither was the lamp light in... Read more
from Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
Submitted on 17-10-2016
This hotel turned out to be a pleasant surprise for us. It is an older hotel that is under renovation, and several times the staff apologized. Perhaps the renovation would be distasteful to some, but it caused us no inconvenience. Renovation aside, they had an extra large indoor heated pool, which was very pleasantly warm. The hot tub was not too hot. The pool and hot tub were ideal temperatures. The decor in the pool area was beautiful designed tiles, making for a most relaxing time. Ever... Read more
from Alliance, Ohio
Submitted on 20-10-2016
Although I would love to give it an Excellent rating. It is as of now very good. They are going through a renovation as the hotel is dated. Once done i'm sure it will be excellent. Although dated the rooms were extremely clean and the beds were very comfortable. The breakfast was decent. The staff were very friendly.
from Miramichi, Canada
Submitted on 23-10-2016
Upon check in front desk gave us their newly renovated room and it was much appreciated. Staff member John was friendly and helpful with suggestions as to dining locally. We found the Down Under Pub located ground level to be a good choice for quick tasty foods. Will return there again.
from East Dorset, Vermont
Submitted on 28-10-2016
We were just passing through Saint John so could only stay for one night, but it was an excellent experience. We arrived just in time to participate in the Managers Reception which was a lovely buffet of light dinner snacks as well as wine and soft drinks- as much as you wanted, at no charge. I'm sure some people made this their dinner. Our room was well appointed and comfortable as always, the breakfast better that average and the staff always friendly and helpful.
from Moncton, Canada
Submitted on 01-11-2016
This Hotel is currently being renovated, but it is not having a negative impact on guests. The staff are excellent and eager to assist in any way they can. The buffet breakfast is really the best I have ever encountered, with a very broad assortment, either hot or cold whatever your preference. The rooms are clean with comfortable beds, and the halls are quiet. This Hotel also has a special rate for patients and family that are at the Hospital. Definitely will stay here in the future.
from Halifax, Canada
Submitted on 15-11-2016
This was a great hotel to stay in on our way to USA the rooms were very spacious.The hot tub was huge,I bet 10 people could fit in easily.The pool was large as well.The breakfast was great,too staff were very friendly.I would certaily recommend this hotel,to children,too
from Calgary, Canada
Submitted on 16-11-2016
Stayed here for business. Room was spacious and clean. WiFi was fast and room temperature was comfortable. Beds were also comfortable. Great added bonus about this hotel is the lobby popcorn and soup. The aroma is a real draw at night.