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On the corner of Hwy 17, many guest concerns about dated interiors and cleanliness

Pros
  • Free Wi-Fi, free breakfast and free parking
  • The staff were frequently complimented for their friendly service
  • Several guests described the beds as clean and comfortable
Cons
  • Many guests described their rooms as dated and in need of upgrades
  • Many reviewers complained about a limited selection at the free breakfast
  • Several guests smelled cigarette smoke in their non-smoking rooms
  • Several reviewers expressed concerns about the cleanliness of their rooms
  • Several guests were disturbed in their rooms by train horns blowing
  • A couple of reviewers found the Wi-Fi service unreliable
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Freebies
Free Wi-fi
Free Breakfast
Free Parking
Rates & Availability
Editor's Analysis
Updated Sep 18, 2013
Overview
This hotel is situated at the corner of 51st Street and Highway 17/50th Avenue (the Alberta/Saskatchewan border). With no on-site recreational facilities, this property is best suited to guests who prefer basic accommodations or leisure travellers who are looking to access off-site entertainment.

This hotel is 100% smoke free and all rooms include free Wi-Fi, a flat screen TV, a microwave, a coffeemaker, a mini-fridge, a work desk, free local calls, a hair dryer and individual climate control. Select rooms also include an iron and ironing board.

Free parking is available on site and pets are not permitted.

A free continental breakfast is served from 6 am to 10 am on weekdays and from 7 am to 10 am on weekends. The on-site RC's Rib & Steakhouse and Cocktail Lounge serves breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Other on-site amenities include guest copy and fax service and free newspapers.

The Border City Petting Zoo is 2 minutes away by car and the Lloydminster Golf and Country Club is also a 2-minute drive away. The Barr Colony Heritage Cultural Centre is a 3-minute drive away, while the Bud Miller All-Season Park (offering ice skating, hiking, fishing and tennis) is a 9-minute drive away. The Lloyd Mall is 5 minutes away by car.

The Greyhound Station is 5 minutes away on foot, while the Lloydminster Airport (YLL) is an 11-minute drive away. (All driving time estimates: Google Maps)

Verified by a front desk agent on January 8, 2013: A free continental breakfast is served from 6 am to 10 am on weekdays and from 7 am to 10 am on weekends.
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The Good
There were very few common compliments found for this hotel, among the reviews sourced for this editorial. However, many guests agreed that the front desk agents were friendly. Some other reviewers, however, expressed concerns about the customer service (see below for more details).

Several guests described their beds as clean and comfortable, while a couple of reviewers appreciated that their rooms were equipped with a mini-fridge and a microwave. While a few guests found their rooms generally clean, some other reviewers did not (see below for additional information).
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The Bad
Among the reviews used for this analysis, many guests expressed disappointment with their stay at this hotel. Many guests claimed that they would not return, nor would they recommend the hotel to others.

Many guests described the in-room furnishings and decor as dated and in need of upgrades. Many reviewers complained about dirty and stained carpeting, while several other guests described a general lack of cleanliness in their rooms. One reviewer discovered spills on the bathroom counter from a previous guest, while another guest said that she, "didn't even want to touch the door handles."

Many reviewers thought that the selection at the free breakfast was poor. A couple of guests noticed that oilfield workers accessed the breakfast at 6 am and there was little food left for guests attending the breakfast between 7 am and 10 am. These guests also mentioned that breakfast items were not adequately replenished.

While this hotel has a smoke-free policy, several guests complained about smelling cigarette smoke in their rooms.

Several reviewers were disturbed in their rooms by train horns blowing throughout the night, while a couple of guests could hear noise from neighbouring rooms.

A couple of guests said that the Wi-Fi service was unreliable, while a couple of other reviewers noted that the in-room air conditioning was ineffective.

As mentioned above, many guests praised the front desk staff. However, a few reviewers thought that the staff members they encountered were incompetent and rude.
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Sources
Expedia.ca gave this hotel an average score of 2.7 out of 5, with 79% of 24 guests recommending the property.

TripAdvisor.ca ranked this hotel #10 out of 11 hotels in Lloydminster, with an average score of 3 out of 5 from 13 reviews.

The author called the hotel on January 8, 2013 to verify some information.
Editor's Analysis by Tammy B.
Analyzed by Tammy B.
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Guest Reviews
5.5
Mediocre

Rated 5.5/10 based on 98 reviews

Ranked #6 out of 6 hotels in Lloydminster


3 out of 10 | Cristalee stayed July 15, 2013

"No thanks!"

"Extremely out-dated! Dim-lit and unwelcoming entry, very unprofessional hotel. I will not stay there again."

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Map Marker Econo Lodge Lloydminster
5009 51 Street, Lloydminster, AB