These hotels are highlighted based upon a perception of value. I compared the newness and quality of the facilities, the price, the free amenities included and the customer service. I avoided those hotels with mediocre ratings and complaints of dated decor.
Aug 14, 2013
8.8 | Very Good
Quality Inn & Suites Lethbridge
4070 2nd Avenue South
7.1 km from Lethbridge Airport
Book from ~$119 CAD
Hospitable Lethbridge hotel with indoor pool and waterslide, pet-friendly & jacuzzi rooms
Quality Inn appears to be a nice place to stay. It's about 15 minutes from the airport and about 9 to downtown. They offer a hot free breakfast each morning with free snacks in the evening to their guests, and although they have no on-site restaurant, they supply coupons and discounts to restaurants nearby--within walking distance. Other freebies include parking and Wi-Fi. They have a pool with waterslide and hot tub and a lot of positive reviews--they are ranked # 2 out of 17 hotel properties in Lethbridge and have a stellar 8.9/10 guest rating.
8.0 | Very Good
Premier Inn And Suites
2225 Mayor Magrath Drive South
4.4 km from Lethbridge Airport
Book from ~$99 CAD
Well-maintained, friendly budget hotel on Hwy 5, mini-fridge, microwave, good breakfast
The Premier Inns strikes me as a good budget option. Although the facilities don't offer an on-site restaurant and pool, it's located within walking distance of several eateries. Freebies include a good breakfast, Wi-Fi and parking. It has very good ratings at 8.1/10 and is ranked # 4 out of 17 hotel properties in the city. Guests are typically pleased with the price and consider it a no-frills clean accommodation. It's close to the airport at 6 minutes' drive and 8 minutes to downtown.
7.6 | Good
Holiday Inn Lethbridge
2375 Mayor Magrath Drive South
4.1 km from Lethbridge Airport
Book from ~$125 CAD
South Lethbridge hotel with restaurant, indoor pool, waterslides, kiddie pool & wave pool
This hotel is enjoyed by lots of guests as well, especially for their waterpark, location and setting. It's a little more expensive and does not offer free breakfast, but has an on-site restaurant. It was completely renovated in 2011. It's only 6 minutes to the airport and 8 to downtown. Free amenities include Wi-Fi and parking. Guests rated this hotel at 7.4/10 and it's ranked # 8 out of 17 hotel properties in Lethbridge.
7.4 | Good
Comfort Inn Lethbridge
3226 Fairway Plaza Road South
3.6 km from Lethbridge Airport
Book from ~$92 CAD
Accommodating south Lethbridge hotel near Lethbridge College with indoor pool and jacuzzi
This hotel is an approximate 6-minute drive or taxi ride from the airport and is located just off of Highway 5 near the intersection with Highway 4. The area around the hotel is residential and commercial and quite spread out, however, there are a few conveniences, such as a strip mall, a grocery store, a pharmacy, a liquor store and several take-out restaurants, within a 5- to 10-minute walk from the hotel.
Parking is complimentary during your stay at the hotel. There are no extended parking options available.
Book from ~$102 CAD
Clean, spacious and comfortable rooms, knowledgeable staff but concerns about small parking spaces
This hotel is located at an approximate 7-minute taxi ride or drive from the airport. It is surrounded by mainly commercial spaces off of Highway 5, including a small strip mall across the street.
Parking at this hotel is free for the duration of your stay. Extended parking of an additional day or two after check-out may be available. However, it is noted by front desk staff that any vehicles left after check-out are left at your own risk.
6.1 | Fair
Econo Lodge Inn & Suites Lethbridge
1124 Mayor Magrath Drive South
5.5 km from Lethbridge Airport
Book from ~$88 CAD
1-min walk to restaurants, free breakfast, friendly staff but limited parking spaces
This hotel is about an 8- minute drive or taxi ride from the airport. The area directly surrounding the hotel is mainly other hotels and small inns located just off of Highway 5. There are a few dine-in and take-out restaurants within a 10-minute walk of the hotel.
This hotel is also located near Chinook Regional Hospital, which is a 2-minute drive or 10-minute walk northwest of the hotel.
Free parking is available at the hotel during your stay. There is no extended parking at the hotel, however, the front desk staff recommends parking at the nearby service road, which is well patrolled.
6.6 | Fair
Howard Johnson Express Inn Lethbridge
1026 Mayor Magrath Drive South
5.6 km from Lethbridge Airport
Book from ~$73 CAD
Free Wi-Fi, parking & breakfast, guests found clean rooms and friendly staff
This hotel is an approximate 9-minute drive or taxi ride from the airport. The area directly surrounding the hotel is mostly other hotels and small motels, as well as some restaurant options, within a 5- to 10-minute walk from the hotel.
The Howard Johnson Express Inn Lethbridge is also quite close to Chinook Regional Hospital, at about a 1-minute drive or 8-minute walk away. The Nikka Yuko Japanese Garden is a 2-minute drive, or about a 9-minute walk, from the hotel.
Parking at this hotel is complimentary during your stay. An additional day or two of extended parking may be available depending on capacity and it is recommended to ask the front desk staff upon check-in about this option.
6.2 | Fair
1009 Mayor Magrath Drive South
5.7 km from Lethbridge Airport
Book from ~$71 CAD
Clean and good value south Lethbridge hotel with some updates to rooms and free breakfast
This hotel is an approximate 8-minute taxi ride or drive from the airport. It is located off of a stretch of Highway 5, close to several other hotels, and is within a 10-minute walk of a few restaurants.
It is also located within a 10-minute walk of Chinook Regional Hospital, an 8-minute walk of Nikka Yuko Japanese Garden, and a 2-minute walk of Henderson Lake Golf Club.
Free parking is available during your stay at this hotel. There are no extended parking options available.
Book from ~$80 CAD
Older budget hotel in downtown Lethbridge with pet-friendly rooms but many guest complaints
This hotel is located just off of Mayor Magrath Drive and is about an 8-minute drive or taxi ride from the airport. The area surrounding the hotel is quite green, with a school yard across the street and two large garden parks located on the other side of Mayor Magrath Drive, across from the hotel. The Lethbridge Tennis Club is about 10 minutes away on foot, while the Henderson Lake Pool and Spitz Stadium are about a 5-minute walk away.
Parking at this hotel is free for the duration of your stay. Extending parking may be available for an additional day or two after check-out and will depend on the hotel's capacity at the time of your stay. It is recommended to ask the front desk about this option upon checking in.
Book from ~$107 CAD
Budget hotel in downtown Lethbridge with clean but dated rooms, indoor pool and restaurant
This hotel is located along Mayor Magrath Drive and is just north of several other hotels, at an approximate 9-minute drive or taxi ride from the airport. The area surrounding the hotel is a mix of residential and commercial properties. Guests may want to note that this hotel is connected to a strip mall. A few restaurants are accessible within a 5- or 10-minute walk.
Complimentary parking is available at the hotel during your stay. The hotel is open to offering extended parking and it is recommended to let the front desk staff know that you will be leaving your vehicle for an extra day or two.
Aug 14, 2013
Lethbridge County Airport (YQL) is located in Lethbridge outside of the city centre, which is an approximate 15-minute drive or taxi ride away. The airport is in quite a remote area, with only the stretch of Highway 5 and open fields immediately surrounding it.
There is short-term metered parking and long-term parking available at the airport. Rates for the short-term parking are $0.25 for every 15 minutes, or $1 per hour until 2-hour limit. Long-term parking must be prepaid through a machine located in the main terminal before your flight, and the rate is $8 including taxes for a 24-hour period.
The airport warns that if parking is not paid for within 7 days of leaving the lot, an additional surcharge of $25 will be applied.
Parking is complimentary for those flying with Integra Air, but vehicles must be parked in the designated Integra Air parking stall to qualify. It is noted that the airline will not be responsible for any parking fees incurred if your vehicle is parked in an area of the parking lot other than this designated area.
Getting Around: Public Transit
There are several bus routes in Lethbridge, however, none go right out to the airport.
The closest route stop from the airport that will access several of the listed hotels is a 7-minute taxi ride away at Mayor Magrath Drive and 16th Avenue South on Route 23/24. Travel times will vary on this route depending on the location of your hotel, but should be between a 10 to 20 minute ride.
The closest route stop that will access downtown Lethbridge is Route 22, which is a 6-minute taxi ride away, at 24 Avenue South and Fairway Plaza. The ride into downtown from there will take approximately 40 minutes.
Cash fare for a one-way ride is $2.75, with books of 10 tickets and day passes available. All fare information can be found on the City of Lethbridge's website.
Getting Around: Driving
Car rentals are available at the airport through Budget, Hertz and National. It is recommended to book car rentals in advance, however, each company has a designated booth at the airport if needed.
Prices for car rentals at Lethbridge airport will vary depending on the date and length of the rental, however, prices for a standard rental are about $40 to $52 per day.
There are several taxi companies in Lethbridge, including Black Diamond Taxi, which operates 24 hours and services the airport. The average one-way fare into town is between $25 and $30, but fares to several of the hotels located along Mayor Magrath Drive (Highway 5) that are closest to the airport are around $15 to $20.
Travellers may want to note that the hotels listed below do not offer a shuttle service. As such, anyone without their own vehicle will have to make other arrangements, such as a car rental or a taxi.
The hotels closest to the airport are all located just off of Highways 5 and 4. While they are not in downtown Lethbridge, they are not far away by car, ranging from a 5- to 10-minute drive from the downtown area. Many are located along Mayor Magrath Drive (Highway 5) and as such, have the same surroundings and access to the same amenities.