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“45 years of travel , and this dump wins” 1 of 5 stars
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Highliner Plaza Hotel & Conference Centre
2.5 of 5 Hotel   |   815 1st Avenue West, Prince Rupert, British Columbia V8J 1B3, Canada   |  
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Ranked #4 of 10 Hotels in Prince Rupert
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“45 years of travel , and this dump wins”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2009

This hotel has a 3 1/2 star rating and it should not. It should be a 1/2 star

The Quarterdeck in Port Hardy has a 3 1/2 star rating and it should be a 4 star.

One hotel cares the other does not.

  • Stayed June 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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3 hotel reviews
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2008

while some of the furniture is a bit shabby, the hotel staff more than makes staying here very pleasant. Rates were less expensive than nearby hotels, so good value indeed. For less than $90 we had a view of the harbour and found the location very convenient. It was within easy walking to the majority of sights and close to restaurants, shopping and the bus depot.

  • Liked — location and value
  • Disliked — some furniture a bit shabby
  • Stayed September 2008, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Kelowna, Canada
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54 reviews 54 reviews
30 hotel reviews
Reviews in 24 cities Reviews in 24 cities
100 helpful votes 100 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2007

For the price you'll pay for this place, shell out a few bucks more and stay at the Crest.

I've stayed at the Crest a number of times but stayed here once only because the only bus to the airport leaves from the front door...a real bonus if you have a lot of gear.

It's a big, ugly concrete block from the outside, "colourful" locals hanging around out front (and sides and back), and set in a noisy part of town.

BUT...the rooms are big, reasonably clean, the views are great and the bed was good.

But I haven't been and won't be back.

Stayed August 2006
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Auckland
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35 reviews 35 reviews
20 hotel reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2007

The rooms in this hotel are spacious, with king size beds, generous desk area, a balcony with view, and wireless internet access. However, the building is practically surrounded by pubs and bars and the noise at night (up until 4 am) is rather annoying. It's been suggested that this is a normal occurrance from Thursday to Saturday night - so bring your earplugs!

  • Liked — free wireless internet access, spacious rooms and king size bed
  • Disliked — noisy
  • Stayed May 2007, traveled on business
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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89 helpful votes 89 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2005

We stayed at the Howard Johnson hotel in Prince Rupert for just one night (25th Sept). We only chose to stay there because we were taking the ferry from Port Hardy which did not arrive til after 10pm. The hotel looks pretty shabby from the outside (Prince Rupert itself was not a stunner though) but it was nice inside, comfortable, and clean. Booked though Expedia at cost of £76.55 for the night.

  • Stayed September 2005
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
152 helpful votes 152 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2005

I had no expectations of this hotel having read the reviews.

Howver, we stayed for a night having arrived on the ferry from Port Hardy and have to say the rooms were much better than expected and of a very good size with all the amenities you could want.

Service was excellent at breakfast and overall we had a very pleasant experience at this hotel - I do agree it is an ugly looking building though.

  • Stayed September 2005
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Merrickville, Canada
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70 reviews 70 reviews
46 hotel reviews
Reviews in 45 cities Reviews in 45 cities
158 helpful votes 158 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2005

We stayed here one night in August after arriving by train and leaving the next day by ferry to Vancouver Island. This place is ugly and a dump. We did not feel safe at all with all sorts of strange characters wandering the halls. The rooms were old and there was no air conditioning. The only window that we could open was the balcony sliding door which we did not feel comfortable with because of the people wandering around the hotel.

  • Stayed August 2004
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Highliner Plaza Hotel & Conference Centre

Address: 815 1st Avenue West, Prince Rupert, British Columbia V8J 1B3, Canada
Location: Canada > British Columbia > Prince Rupert
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 10 Hotels in Prince Rupert
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Highliner Plaza Hotel & Conference Centre 2.5*
Number of rooms: 94
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Our hotel, a 17 storey high-rise, has the following convenient features: Hair salon, car rentals, the only designated stop for Airport shuttles, wireless high-speed internet access, 24 hour front desk, safety deposit boxes, automated wake-up service, guest room voice mail, complimentary newspaper, self-serve guest laundry facilities, free underground parking and pet friendly rooms. ... more   less 
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