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Opened 2008, well-appointed rooms, free hot breakfast but a little pricey, guests say

Pros
  • Free Wi-Fi, free hot breakfast and free parking
  • The rooms were well appointed, clean and comfortable, according to several guests
  • The breakfast was enjoyable and several reviewers thought it had good variety
  • The staff were complimented and described as accommodating and attentive by some reviewers
  • The overall condition of the hotel impressed some guests and they described it as modern and clean
Cons
  • A few reviewers felt the hotel was overpriced for the area
  • A couple guests, specifically business travellers, complained about the Wi-Fi
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Freebies
Free Wi-fi
Free Breakfast
Free Parking
Rates & Availability
Editor's Analysis
Updated Feb 26, 2013
Overview
Drayton Valley's city centre is a 2-minute drive east of the hotel. With amenities like shops and restaurant within a 7-minute drive, this hotel would be well suited for guests who want a centrally located hotel with amenities nearby. 

This hotel is 100% smoke-free and offers relatively modern rooms (opened in 2008) that come with a flatscreen TV with cable, in-room movies, a mini-fridge, a microwave, a desk and chair, a coffeemaker, an iron and ironing board, individual climate control and a hair dryer. Some rooms feature a sofabed, jetted tub and separate dining area. All rooms come with free Wi-Fi and local calls. 

Free hot breakfast is offered. Free on-site parking is available. Pets are not permitted to stay at this hotel.

Hotel amenities offered include a fitness centre, a whirlpool, guest laundry, dry cleaning service, fax and copy services, meeting space and an ATM machine.

The Civic Convention Centre is a 1-minute walk from the hotel. Dudley's Outdoor Grill, Mitch's Family Restaurant and Rock Pizzeria are all within a 7-minute walk from the property or a 1-minute drive. Big box stores are nearby like Canadian Tire (7-minutes east by car) or Walmart (a 5-minute drive east). (All driving and walking estimates: Google Maps)

Verified with the front desk February 21, 2013: free breakfast, free Wi-Fi, pet policy and fitness centre.
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The Good
The positive reviews outnumbered the negative reviews, among the reviews sourced for this analysis. Guests were generally happy with their stay and would return. The rooms, staff, breakfast and overall condition of the hotel were the most complimented aspects.

Several reviewers were impressed with the rooms. They were described as well appointed, clean and comfortable.

The staff received praised from some guests. The service was friendly and the staff were described as attentive and accommodating.

Several guests appreciated the breakfast. They felt the variety of items was wide and guests liked that there was ample seating in the breakfast area.

The general state of the hotel was a source of praise from some guests. They described the hotel as modern and clean.
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The Bad
As mentioned above, the majority of feedback for this hotel was positive. However, there were some complaints about the pricing and the Wi-Fi.

A few reviewers felt the hotel was overpriced for the area.

A couple guests, specifically business travellers, complained about a slow Wi-Fi connection. It became a source of annoyance for them and hindered their ability to enjoy their evenings during their stay.
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Sources
TripAdvisor.com ranked this hotel #2 out of 7 hotels in Drayton Valley based on 12 reviews.

Booking.com rated this property 8.2 out of 10 based on 8 reviews.

The author called the hotel on February 20, 2013 to verify some information.
Editor's Analysis by Jennee R.
Analyzed by Jennee R.
Jennee loves to travel and loves to live vicariously through others to help them find the right place to rest their heads while away from home.
Guest Reviews
8.1
Very Good

Rated 8.1/10 based on 47 reviews

Ranked #3 out of 7 hotels in Drayton Valley

Map Marker Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Drayton Valley
5001 Brougham Drive, Drayton Valley, AB