Stayed for 2 nights in a Grove suite (Douglas Fir - room 3) and it was very good - but not perfect.
Would second many covered in previous reviews, but from the perspective of a couple with a 14 month old infant:
Great facilities - Full Kitchen, with every piece of kit you could wish for (not forgetting your huge Gas BBQ outside)
Great interior - contemporary feel, with big comfy sofas & fire for the evenings
Entertainment - Cool plasma LCD screens - with limited channels (lounge and bedroom), DVD player and cd:HIFI - no excuse for being bored if confined to your suite
Huge shower - Room for the whole family!
Views of the lake (from suite) - Very relaxing
Bearing in mind the owners knew we had a baby (Cot prebooked) -we were surprised to find our top floor room had a staircase without a door to keep the infant in - had to block gap with said cot...
Also seemed to be lots of very obtrusive trailing wires from lamps etc & we had a bit of an incident with an attractive, but heavy glass topped side table (fill in the gaps yourselves!)
I'm not saying these are bad things in themselves - just that if you have an infant that likes to climb and explore, you'll be spending a lot of time following them around (and we didn't have to do this half as much at other places we stayed on this trip)
Finally a minor gripe / tip
The grove suites are in 4 'blocks'
With the single storey Pine & Aspen, you get a lakefront location, with patio, chairs and BBQ's looking out onto the water.
Behing them are the the 2 storey Spruce and Douglas Fir suites - still great views -especially from our top floor suite (we had asked for a view) -however the top floor suites have their patios behind the building - no lake view - whilst those at the front bask in the evening sun glistening off the lake, you have to sit in the shadow of the building looking back into the other bungalows / parked cars -hardly a hardship, but just made the evenings a little less special
Would recommend the Grove Suites to anyone - but warn those with (very) little ones to keep a watchful eye!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Patricia Lake Bungalows is a cozy cabin resort high in the Canadian Rocky Mountains overlooking a calm crystal clear lake. This is beautiful Patricia Lake in Jasper National Park. In 2016 our family will be celebrating a milestone of 50 years of owning and operating Patricia Lake Bungalows! Since 1966 we have hosted thousands of guests at Patricia Lake Bungalows and helped each one of them to experience our amazing National Park. Our location is a perfect 3 mile (5 km) distance from the town of Jasper, Alberta. Just far enough to avoid the hustle and bustle of town yet close enough to walk to town for an evening of enjoyment. Our cottages include charming décor, complimentary in-room coffee, fully equipped kitchens/kitchenettes, satellite TV, complimentary Wi-Fi, private picnic tables, and most have cozy environmentally friendly gas fireplaces. We offer clean, comfortable, and charming cottages hidden at the end of a private road and nestled in a secluded forest setting. The peace and quiet we experience everyday is one of the things you will cherish. Located just 5 minutes from Jasper, Patricia Lake Bungalows provides its guests with a place to experience the beauty of nature, a place away from the daily stresses of life and a place to recharge body and soul. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Patricia Lake Bungalows Hotel Jasper
- Patricia Lake Hotel
- Patricia Lake Jasper