While travelling along the Yellowhead Highway one of the nicest places I have encountered staying at is the Russell Inn right off the highway near Russell Manitoba. We have been staying here for years as we travel back and forth to grandma’s house in the East. I will tell you, no this isn’t the Westin, Sheraton or Fairmont; but it is has country charm. Our rooms, have always been clean and comfy, the service has been excellent and my kids have enjoyed the pool and the waterslide and hot tub.
The room we stayed in July must have been for handicapped as it had a big bathroom with a sliding door, additional handles at the tub and toilet (see pictures). Sunday nights are half price night, so we stayed in the two room suite at less than $100. It had two queen size beds in one room with a 27” tv, a sliding door and a room with a second tv, couch with a pull out bed, mini fridge, coffee maker, microwave oven and small table. Everything you need when travelling with kids and extra space to move around a bit.
The restaurant had good comfort food, not gourmet food, and my husband and I found the portions were huge. They also had a Pizza Hut Express for the kids. Service was abit slow that evening, and I think they many have needed an additional waitress on. There is also a bar inside the hotel, though travelling with children, we have not being able to enjoy a drink there.
Also, in the parking lot of the hotel there is a gas bar, Confectionary store with a Subway Restaurant inside. This year there was also a Tim Horton’s kiosk added to the back of the store!!! Hurray for Tim’s coffee and donuts were not too far way!
We were also provided coupons for breakfast at the restaurant hotel as well but didn’t use them this time, though we have eaten there in the past in the mornings and found the breakfasts of adequate size as well. We have always been happy with the service and the accommodations and would stay here again.
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