It is slim picking in Hay River. And I was told the Cambridge Suites are the best place in town. The prices are very high for what you get. But in context, it's a decent value in Hay River.
Check-in can be a pain in butt if you are not there before 6:00pm. I was a little taken aback with my room on the basement level. It smelled pretty funky, but not so bad that I didn't acclimatize within 5 minutes. The suite was large, with lots of storage room. A full kitchen, if you feel like cooking. Mind you, I threw that idea out the window, after experienced the cost of groceries. Strangely restaurant eating is about the same cost. There was satellite TV, but a limited subscription of channels. WiFi was excellent. My room has a Temprapedic bed, so it was a nice little bonus.
While I heard the main building is much more decent, I was in the capital building. If this establishment was in another city, I would rate it much lower.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Cambridge Executive Building offers one and two bedroom suites as an alternative to the standard hotel room. All suites have a fully equipped kitchen, spacious dining area, comfortable living room, full size washroom facilities and a private balcony. We also provide secure, high speed internet access and satellite TV service for your enjoyment and business needs. The Cambridge Executive Building is conveniently located downtown on the banks of the Hay River. You will be within walking distance of everything you need ~ Local business for work or shopping ~ Meeting & conference facilities ~ Local Banks ~ Restaurants and lounges ~ Movie theatre ~ Recreation and Fitness Centre ~ Hair salon and pharmacy ~ Town Hall and Community Centre. Daily housekeeping service is provided and laundry services are available on request. For your comfort our facilities are non-smoking. ... more less