The suites is still a good hotel for Hay River but during my last visit the hallway smelled of urine and with a main front door that does not lock, I am fairly sure it was recent. Fairly unpleasant. Thankfully the smell did not make it into the room.
The room itself was showing its age, but for the price is bigger than anything else you will find in town. The beds are very soft, so if you want a firm bed, make a request for one (I am not sure if they have any firm beds, but it never hurts to ask). The bathroom had mildew on the ceiling and the toiletries provided are the very cheapest imaginable. Bring your own. Televisions are satisfactory and High definition channels are available. While in the hotel hallway, I could hear noise from other rooms coming out their doors, but the hotel room itself is well insulated from the noise of other rooms and the streets.
The suite had a full kitchen with most of the basic tools required to prepare your own meals. Everything worked as it should. I did not try the coffee maker, but the coffee provided looked to be of the cheapest variety as well.
If you are staying here, make sure to request a room in the main hotel. Rooms in the annex are much lower quality all around, and the basement rooms in the annex have windows that look out onto the parking lot, where cars and trucks idle exhaust fumes directly into the rooms.
If you arrive after hours, make arrangements to have a key left for you, the hotel staff are not on site after business hours.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Cambridge Executive Suites Hotel 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 Suites Hotel 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. All rooms are accessible by stairs or elevator. The Driftwood Diner is our restaurant located a few blocks from the Cambridge Executive Suites Hotel. For your comfort our facilities are non-smoking. ... more less