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Canalta Jurassic Inn Drumheller

8.0 | Very Good
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Along Highway 9, great free breakfast, clean rooms, a few concerns with high rates

Pros
  • Free Wi-Fi, free breakfast, free parking
  • Numerous guests were pleased with their clean and comfortable rooms
  • Many lodgers enjoyed the quality and variety of the free breakfast
  • The hotel's staff were praised for their friendly and efficient service
Cons
  • A few guests felt the hotel's rates were overpriced
  • Noise transfer was mentioned by a few lodgers
Freebies
Free Wi-Fi
Free Breakfast
Free Parking
Editor's Analysis
Updated Mar 7, 2014
Overview
Located along Highway 9 and about a 20-minute drive from Fossil World Discovery Centre, Canalta Jarassic Inn Drummheller is suitable for business or vacation travellers who require a hotel with a free breakfast, meeting/banquet space and easy highway access.

Each of this smoke-free hotel's air-conditioned guest rooms comes equipped with free Wi-Fi, cable TV, a coffeemaker, a mini-fridge, a microwave, a desk, an iron and ironing board and a hair dryer. Rooms with a kitchenette are also available and the hotel is wheelchair accessible.

Hotel amenities include a hot tub, a steam room, meeting/banquet space, a business centre, guest laundry, free 24-hour cookies, popcorn and coffee, a free breakfast and free parking. Pets are permitted upon request for an additional $15 per pet, per day. 

Tim Hortons is located next door to the hotel, while Valley Plaza Shopping Centre and Reptile World can both be found 17 minutes away by car. Calgary International Airport (YYC) is a 1-hour and 17-minute drive away. (All distances and travel time estimates: Google Maps)

Verified with a front desk agent: Free Wi-Fi, free parking, pets $15/pet/night, wheelchair accessible. (Call Date: February 24, 2014)
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The Good
The majority of the reviews sourced for this analysis were positive, with much praise going to the hotel's rooms, breakfast, staff and location.

The hotel's accommodations were praised by numerous guests. They found their rooms to be clean, spacious, well equipped, tastefully decorated and quiet, with comfortable beds.

Many lodgers enjoyed the hotel's free breakfast. They described it as delicious, excellent and well stocked, with several hot and cold items and efficient staff.

Several reviewers were pleased with the level of customer service they received during their stay. They characterized the staff as accommodating, friendly, attentive and efficient.

The hotel's location was convenient for several travellers. They described it as easy to find and close to restaurants, shopping, highway access, Tim Hortons and Royal Tyrrell Museum.
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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 hotel's rates and noise transfer.

A few guests were disappointed with the hotel's rates. They described them as high, expensive and "overpriced for the quality".

Noise disturbances were mentioned by a few lodgers. They reported parking lot noise, children running in the hallways and some plumbing noise.
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Sources
TripAdvisor.com guest reviews ranked the hotel #6 of 10 Drumheller hotels with an average rating of 4 out of 5 from 83 reviews.

Booking.com guest reviews rated the hotel 8.2 out of 10 from 39 reviews.

Expedia.ca guest reviews rated the hotel 4.1 out of 5 with an 87% recommendation rate from 15 reviews.

The author called the hotel on February 24, 2014 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
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2 / out of 6
hotels in Drumheller

Rated 8.0/10 based on 517 reviews

Ranked #2 out of 6 hotels in Drumheller

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Location
Map Marker Canalta Jurassic Inn Drumheller
1103 Highway 9 South, Drumheller, AB