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Plains Motel Brooks

7.5 | Good
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Great staff, about 35-minute drive from Dinosaur Park, good rates

Pros
  • Free Wi-Fi, free parking
  • Numerous guests praised the friendly and efficient staff
  • The hotel was praised for its proximity to Dinosaur Provincial Park, restaurants and highway access
  • Several lodgers found the room rates to be budget friendly and reasonable
Cons
  • A few guests complained about spotty Wi-Fi and no in-room coffeemakers
  • Noise transfer was mentioned by a few travellers
Freebies
Free Wi-Fi
Free Parking
Editor's Analysis
Updated Nov 6, 2013
Overview
Located about a 2-minute drive from Brooks' city centre along Highway 873, the Plains Motel Brooks is geared towards road travellers who require an economical and centrally located hotel with extended kitchen amenities, easy highway access and an indoor pool.

Each of the hotel's air-conditioned guest rooms offers free Wi-Fi, cable TV, a mini-fridge, a microwave and a desk. Rooms with a kitchen and a living area with a sofabed are also offered, and the hotel is not wheelchair accessible.

The hotel also offers an indoor pool, a sauna, a business centre, vending machines, guest laundry and free parking. Pets are not permitted and weekly rates are available.

Cassels Centre Mall is about a 2-minute drive away, while Dinosaur Provincial Park is a 35-minute drive from the hotel. Brooks and District Museum can be found roughly 4 minutes away by car and Medicine Hat Airport (YXH) is a 1-hour drive away. (All distances and travel time estimates: Google Maps)

Verified with a front desk agent: Free Wi-Fi, free parking, pets not permitted, not wheelchair accessible. (Call Date: October 17, 2013)
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The Good
The majority of the reviews sourced for this analysis were positive, with praise going to the hotel's staff, location, rates and rooms.

The hotel's staff were the source of numerous compliments by guests, who characterized them as friendly, accommodating and efficient.

Many reviewers were pleased with the hotel's location. They found it close to Dinosaur Provincial Park, highway access, supermarkets, restaurants, shopping, a gas station, Canadian Tire and Walmart.

The hotel's rates were enjoyed by several lodgers, who described them as budget friendly, reasonable and excellent.

Several travellers enjoyed the hotel's accommodations. They described their rooms as clean, quiet and spacious, with comfortable beds and good water pressure. A few guests criticized their lodgings, however (see below).
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The Bad
While the majority of reviews consulted for this analysis were positive, there were a few common complaints about the rooms and noise transfer.

Although several reviewers were pleased with their quiet and comfortable rooms, a few lodgers complained about their lodgings. They reported spotty and slow Wi-Fi, no in-room coffeemakers and a few cleaning issues.

A few guests complained of noise disruptions during their stay. They reported noise from guests in adjacent rooms and rooms overhead.
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Sources
TripAdvisor.com guest reviews ranked the hotel #4 of 10 Brooks hotels with an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 from 26 reviews.

Booking.com guest reviews rated the hotel 7.6 out of 10 from 22 reviews.

The author called the hotel on October 17, 2013 to verify some information.

Editor's Analysis by Erin H.
Analyzed by Erin H.
Erin loves to travel, and considers it her personal mission to help fellow travellers get the inside scoop, both good and bad, on Canadian Hotels.
Guest Reviews
7.5
Good
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4 / out of 8
hotels in Brooks

Rated 7.5/10 based on 89 reviews

Ranked #4 out of 8 hotels in Brooks

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Location
  • Dinosaur Provincial Park (35.1 km)
Map Marker Plains Motel Brooks
1004 2nd St W, Brooks, AB