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Griz Inn Sport
Ranked #9 of 22 Hotels in Fernie
Alberta, Canada
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118 reviews
31 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
“Good Value”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 1, 2014

Spent the weekend at this hotel. Room was small and dated but it was clean and had everything we needed and then some. Lots of pillows and towels provided, small fridge and microwave and even a safe. Front desk staff was very friendly and helpful. Pool and hot tubs need more attention (murky and gross) and our hallway was loud the one night (lots of people coming and going and my bed was right by the door) but overall it was a really good place to stay at a very reasonable price. Would stay there again and would recommend to others. Hopefully can use the hot tub next time :)

  • Stayed August 2014
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank PattonFam
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Stephanie R, General Manager at Griz Inn Sport, responded to this review, October 23, 2014
Dear PattonFam,
Thank you for taking the time to review your recent stay at the Griz Inn. We are pleased you enjoyed your room and the amenities it provided. Our sincerest apologies for the condition of the pool and hot tub area, our maintenance team has rectified the water clarity. We look forward to your return visit.
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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Saskatoon, Canada
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24 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 26, 2014

The Griz Inn has an awesome location for ski in/ ski out. You are in the centre of all the activity in the resort and it is an easy walk to get around. The rooms are somewhat dated as the Griz Inn is one of the earliest accommodations in Fernie. We were quite happy with our room on the second floor facing the slopes with a great view of the mountain. Our condo had ample space for the four of us, but some friends were in smaller units and they seemed a bit narrow and tight for space. The check in was very good, without problems. The hot tub was used by other family members and they thought the water could be changed more often. The lobby was comfortable and a good place to hang out while waiting around. We ate in the Griz Inn Sports Bar, and the food and service were both good. Overall, we enjoyed our stay here due to the location. We are avid skiers and highly value good access to the slopes!

Room Tip: The second or third floor facing the slopes was very good. Spend the extra money and get two bedroom...
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  • Stayed February 2014, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank elbel58
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Stephanie R, General Manager at Griz Inn Sport, responded to this review, March 26, 2014
Dear Elbel58,
Thank you for taking the time to review the Griz Inn and your recent stay with us. We are happy you enjoyed your accommodation and location of our property. We look forward to your return visit.
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Calgary, Canada
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39 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 19, 2014

Please- phone hotel directly, do not call through central reservations. This has never been an issue before, but on site desk staff are not able to help you with your suite ( ie extra towels, toilet paper, instances of maintenance issues). Central reservations are not on site, and I personally feel more secure with having immediate help if I need it, rather than waiting 20-1hr or next day.

Hotel
Great location, older, but extremely functional , really liked the space and layout, we stayed in a 3 bedroom suite - great for families, also, they have an onsite massage therapist.

**Also if we would have booked through the hotel directly, I would have saved about $70 a night....

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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2 Thank guysontherun
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grizinn, General Manager at Griz Inn Sport, responded to this review, February 19, 2014
• Dear Guysontherun,
Thank you for your review and we are happy to hear you enjoyed your stay. We are pleased you found the layout, location and the on-site massage therapist at the Griz Inn all well suited to your family’s needs. There are a small number of units which rent their units independently and are not part of the Griz Inn’s main rental program. Unfortunately our guest services staff has a limited scope of services which they can provide for these independent rentals. You will be happy to hear that we do feature a number of large units in our main rental pool which you can reserve by contacting us directly. We look forward to being of service to you in the future.
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Calgary, Canada
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 28, 2013

Showed up last minute and were provided keys to two rooms for a quick check of each. Selected the smaller room as we were just staying one night. As another reviewer has stated, the inn is for the value conscious but is well located and quiet. Major plus is the awesome staff, especially reception. Gave us options for restaurants, were super friendly and helpful and even mailed me the ball cap that I left behind in the room.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank MIA_B0und
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Stephanie R, General Manager at Griz Inn Sport, responded to this review, March 21, 2014
Dear MIA_B0und,
Thank you for choosing the Griz Inn on your spur of the moment visit to our wonderful resort. We are proud of our staff and their unwavering dedication to exceptional customer service, as you have seen first-hand it truly enlightens every stay! We look forward to your return visit.
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Calgary, Canada
Level Contributor
118 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 10, 2013

booked late, everywhere was full, ended up in a "regular" room. It was grungy, I wouldnt say dirty, and outdated. The bed was awful, and there was an extra bunk bed there. This is definitly for the cost savy family traveling that doesnt mind "roughing it".

That being said the staff was awesome, friendly and interested and genuinely interested.
I'd never go back, but there is a demographic for this place.

Room Tip: dont stay on the ground floor.
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
1 Thank zostarks
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grizinn, General Manager at Griz Inn Sport, responded to this review, April 10, 2013
Dear ZoStarks,
Thank you for taking the time to review our property. Our regular / basic hotel rooms are for the budget minded. We are sorry we did not have any other units available. On your next trip to Fernie we would be more than happy to show you some of our other units which consist of everything from 1 bedroom to 3 bedroom loft condo style units. We look forward to your return visit.
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oxford
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6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 2, 2013

We stayed at the Griz inn from 13th till the 23rd of Feb. 2013 in a two bedroom condo. Nice and clean, regular towel and sheet changes, well equipped kitchen with oven and microwave and coffee and tea in the room on arrival. Ski and board storage is down in the bottom on the way to the pool and the two hot tubs. Really well situated for the slopes and on the days with fresh snow I boarded back to the door, excellent. The decor is slightly dated but that is a small criticism of an otherwise wonderful place to stay.
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Room Tip: The rooms in the basement next to the ski storage might be a bit noisy but not late at night.
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
Thank oldie
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grizinn, General Manager at Griz Inn Sport, responded to this review, April 5, 2013
Dear Oldie,
Thank you for taking the time to review The Griz Inn and for your kind comments. We are pleased you enjoyed the amenities in your unit and you were able to have powder days to board right to the hotel from the slopes. We look forward to hosting your winter vacation again in the future.
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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 16, 2013

I stayed at the Griz Inn with family. 2 weeks :)! It was a great location, step outside the lodge and you're within sight of the ski lift. Just ski/snowboard to it and you're off! The rooms were nicely sized and clean. The whole place was cleaned once a week. Nice hot tub outside. Wifi is available and can be connected to from the rooms. It is worth noting that during my stay, the Wifi did go down temporarily (though it was possible to pick up Wifi in the Griz lodge reception or the Corner Pocket). The staff were eager to help and sort any questions we had. A very good stay.

Room Tip: If you're a light sleeper, it may be worthwhile getting a room/condo away from the hot tub side...
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
1 Thank Parthiv K
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grizinn, General Manager at Griz Inn Sport, responded to this review, January 30, 2013
Dear Parthiv K,
Thank you for reviewing the Griz Inn and your kind comments regarding your stay. We are sorry to hear your wifi service was not consistent; we have been able to rectify the problem. We are pleased to hear our guest services agents were eager to help. We look forward to your return visit.
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Property: Griz Inn Sport
Address: 5369 Fernie Ski Hill Rd, Fernie, British Columbia V0B 1M6, Canada
Location: Canada > British Columbia > Kootenay Rockies > Fernie
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Ski-In / Ski-Out Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 Ski-In / Ski-Out Hotel in Fernie
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Griz Inn Sport 3.5*
Number of rooms: 45
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Griz Inn is your family's first choice for quality accommodations on the mountain at Fernie Alpine Resort. The facility offers a full range of lodging options ranging from comfortable hotel rooms to fully equipped one-to-three bedroom suites, including loft units. Amenities include the Corner Pocket Restaurant, Top Shelf Bootfitters & Rentals (winter), indoor pool & outdoor whirlpools. The Griz Inn also offers a ski-in/ski-out location in the center of the ski resort. ... more   less 
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