“ Address: 902 Connaught Drive / Jasper / Alberta / Canada T0E 1E0 „
We arrived at the Mount Robson Inn in the Jasper National Park late one afternoon after a long coach journey and check in was very quick. Just as well, as the reception was quite small, although there was a couple of settees that you could sit on whilst waiting and some leaflets about the area. Our luggage was taken straight from the coach and in our room for when we arrived, if you drove you had to deal with your own luggage, as this is really a "motel" rather than a "hotel". We were given a plan on how to find the room, there were 80 different suites and rooms, on two levels, set around a large courtyard which was the parking area and looked very pretty with raised flower tubs. Also in the courtyard was a raised area with two reasonable sized hot tubs, after a busy days relaxing in a hot tub is great, there were a few sun beds if it was warm enough to lie outside, but no changing rooms as such, just a toilet near by, but it was only a short way to any of the rooms.
We had a Standard room, but there were 6 types of suites and standard and deluxe rooms. They all featured remote colour cable television, radio alarm clocks, air conditioning, a coffee maker, refrigerator, microwave, hair drier and telephone plus free wireless internet. Some of the suites had Jacuzzis in the lounges, a great way of relaxing after a day skiing, and there was even a honeymoon suite.
The two Queen sized beds had a lovely down mattress topper and were covered in a good quality terracotta and sand coloured bed spreads. The carpet was cream and coffee coloured. The wardrobe was open and very small, with an iron and ironing board. There was a table and two chairs if you decided to eat in your room, and plenty of lamps, and bedside tables. The television was in a large cupboard with drawers underneath.
In the one corner of the room near the bathroom was a vanity unit with washbasin and good lights for putting on make up! The hair drier was fixed in the bathroom, and the shower was over the bath, which was designed as a complete unit built up to ceiling, so no tiling around the bath which would get mildew in the grouting. There was a shelf with plenty of towels including blue towels for the hot tub. The room had recently been refurbished and was to a high standard. The air conditioning unit was also a heater in winter.
We were given a voucher for the restaurant for a free glass of wine, so soon found ourselves sitting relaxing whilst we checked out the menu. It was quite large and had pine wood chairs and tables and lots of plants around, light and airy, a pleasant change to dark restaurants. It was a Steak House so obviously steaks appeared on the menu, but we decided to try their Special at $17.95 which included Soup or salad starter, with garlic toast, steak, mushrooms, chips or jacket potato and vegetables. Excellent value and very tasty. There was a mix of Greek, Asian, Italian and Steaks. The sweets were good too Baklava was my husband's choice and I had a hot Cinnamon Bun. In total along with two coffees our meal was under £27.00 - the wine was free though!
Breakfast was a choice of continental or cooked, I can't remember the cost but there was plenty of coffee and it was reasonably priced. The staff were all very friendly and helpful. Not a fine dining establishment but more than adequate.
Whilst we were there we saw two huge Harley Davidson bikes, and discovered the couples were touring the Rockies. They liked the Mount Robson as the bikes were parked outside their rooms and you were given rags to clean your bikes of dust and insects! Incidentally for skiers there was a row of lockable cupboards outside to store their skis as these were not allowed in the rooms.
There was a launderette with two washing machines and two driers, I think it cost $2 per machine and you could buy packets of washing powder for $1. These were easy to use and very quick and efficient, and I was happy to make use of the facility. There was also a free ice machine and a vending machine selling cold drinks and sweets.
Cost $164 for a standard room per night, this is about £82.00, the most expensive suite is about £140 in the summer but will sleep 6 in two rooms.
Verdict - popular with people driving through the Rockies, and also used by coaches, as although only a few were staying here from our coach, another coach came later with people off the Rocky Mountaineer train.
Close to downtown Jasper with shops, restaurants, railway station and visitors centre. Mount Robson is a bit further out of the town, but can be seen from the front of the motel.
Enjoy the breathtaking view of the great Canadian Rockies from your room.