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Moby Dick Inn
Ranked #6 of 10 Hotels in Prince Rupert
Bedford
Level 5 Contributor
80 reviews
72 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
“disappointing hotel”
Reviewed July 12, 2011

We stayed here on arrival from the ferry from Port Hardy for two nights. the hotel is very convenient to locate. However the receptionist was not very friendly. The rooms wree rather old fashioned and not cleaned very well - my daughter was on the third floor in a very gloomy room, we were on the fourth floor at the front with great views - the view made up for an otherwise disappointing stay. It was also the most expensive hotel we stayed in during our travels and the most unattractive.

  • Stayed June 2011, traveled with family
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Thank bigtrippertoo
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moby_001, Front Office Manager at Moby Dick Inn, responded to this review, October 20, 2011
Thank you for your review. We at the Moby Dick Inn are always striving to better the hotel.
Reviews, good or bad are always welcome so that we may address the services for our customers which may not be in place, or may need more attention.
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Toronto
1 review
Reviewed February 23, 2011

Been here a few times, and its probably the best bang for buck in prince rupert. You can pay the extra cost to staying at the casino, but considering how close everything is in this city, this place was a nice middle ground. Everything seems a bit old/dated, but it was clean, beds were fresh, and people were really helpful.

You arent going to stay here for the hotel thats for sure, but if you are planning to do mostly site seeing or just a night stay, this place is perfect.

  • Stayed August 2010
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Seattle
Level 4 Contributor
46 reviews
30 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed August 1, 2010

I stayed here for two nights in late July at the end of a week-long trip up Vancouver Island, capped by the incredibly gorgeous ferry ride from Port Hardy to Prince Rupert. To cut to the chase: My room was big, clean, and everything worked. Check-in was smooth (even after midnight, since the ferry's arrival time that particular night was 11:30), and the on-site restaurant served a good breakfast both mornings. It's right downtown, so I did feel safe and secure. While my room or the restaurant didn't smell of smoke, the rest of the hotel did. And everything is definitely dated, from the furniture to the fixtures. Bottom line: I slept here, took a shower, and got cleaned up both mornings. As a single guy who doesn't hang around his room when out of town (I spent my one full day in Prince Rupert out sightseeing all day), it worked fine. Whether I'd stay here again is open for debate. If I had a significant other and/or a family, I'd likely look elsewhere.

  • Stayed July 2010, traveled solo
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Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
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Reviewed July 13, 2010

The Moby Dick Inn is a very average hotel. The front entrance has a lot of steps which isn’t great for a hotel as most people will be arriving with a suitcase. The room itself was dated. There was no air conditioning, no kettle/tea/coffee etc. I was only in the hotel for around 9 hours in between the “Skeena” train arriving and the “Inside Passage” ferry departing for Port Hardy so really just needed a bed and a shower. In this respect it is adequate. Staff were helpful and friendly. I got the impression that the hotel is mostly used by fishermen, hence the freezers on each floor for storing their catch so they were probably out all day and weren’t too fussy where they slept. It is okay for somewhere to sleep but nothing to particularly make me want to stay there again.

  • Stayed June 2010, traveled solo
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Gitsegucla
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Reviewed February 10, 2010

We made another trip to Prince Rupert, and since the staff at the Moby treated us like famiy on a previous visit, we looked forward to another stay there. They went out of their way to help us make plans for the weekend and even showed us where to go on the maps of the town. I found the rooms to be a little out-dated but, so is our home. But we got the prices we agreed on and the room service was fast and delicious. We really look forward to our next trip to Rupert.

  • Stayed January 2010, traveled with family
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B.C.
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Reviewed November 8, 2009

I travel to Prince Rupert often and have found that the Moby Dick Inn is a great place to stay. It's close to downtown and the restaurant is good. The staff and front desk lady were extremely helpful, full of local information ensuring that our stay was pleasant.

  • Stayed August 2009, traveled as a couple
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1 Thank YDL097
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Fort St John
1 review
Reviewed November 8, 2009

The staff made my stay enjoyable as they are locals who have a good idea of the area.

Stayed June 2009, traveled as a couple
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Property: Moby Dick Inn
Address: 935 2nd Ave W, Prince Rupert, British Columbia V8J 1H8, Canada
Location: Canada > British Columbia > Prince Rupert
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service
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Ranked #6 of 10 Hotels in Prince Rupert
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Moby Dick Inn 2*
Number of rooms: 64
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