Upon relocating from Vancouver to Fort Nelson, my girlfriend and I found ourselves having to live in The Fort Nelson Motor Inn for a couple of months (due to the rental housing shortage here.) I'm sure there is not enough room here to describe all that is very wrong with this hotel. We only stayed as long as we did because my company paid for the stay. We were woken up constantly by drunken idiots in the halls, people fighting, fire alarms getting pulled by drunken idiots, people just walking in off the street to do drugs in the hallway outside our room. My girlfriend was harassed verbally a couple of times as she went to use the hotels less-than-deluxe laundry facilities by some of the high-class (note my sarcasm) clientele.Over two months we had to call the police 3 times. The police indicated that they were not at all surprised that they had to show up at the hotel. The swimming pool was unusable due to the fact that the "water" resembled the Ganges river, after they finally drained it it began to accumulate garbage. We complained to management a couple of times and recieved just a bunch of irritated lip-service and a shrug of the shoulders. If we didn't like it we could find another place to stay. The restaurant was only sporadically open and during the last few weeks of our stay was just "closed until further notice". Peeling paint, poorly maintained rooms, broken heaters, mirrors falling off the wall, leaking water and poor security...I could go on and on. I have stayed in many hotels accross BC and Alberta and this is by far the worst experience I have ever had.
To call this place a "crackhouse" isn't far from the truth, only stay here as an alternative to sleeping in a dumspster or under a store awning. If it wasn't -20 we might have even availed ourselves of the awning or garbage can...yes it's that bad. If you like drugs, drunkeness and fighting I highly recommend The Fort Nelson Motor Inn.
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