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Clarion Hotel & Conference Centre Medicine Hat

8.0 | Very Good
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Well-liked southwest Medicine Hat hotel with indoor pool, restaurant and free breakfast

Pros
  • Free Wi-Fi, free breakfast and free parking
  • Many reviewers praised the food at the free breakfast
  • A few guests found their beds to be comfortable
  • A couple of reviewers enjoyed the on-site pool
  • Many guests found the staff to be very friendly
  • Many guests enjoyed the newly renovated rooms
Cons
  • A few guests complained that the shower heads were too low
Freebies
Free Wi-Fi
Free Breakfast
Free Parking
Editor's Analysis
Updated Feb 18, 2015
Overview
This property is situated among other hotels and local businesses, within a 1-minute drive of the Trans-Canada Highway. The Medicine Hat Airport (YXH) is 4 minutes away by car. With amenities such as convention space, an on-site restaurant, and a business centre, this hotel is may appeal to business travellers.

This hotel is 100% smoke free and all 65 rooms include free Wi-Fi, free local calls, a TV, a coffeemaker, a work desk, an iron and ironing board, a microwave, a mini-fridge and individual climate control. Rooms are furnished with one double bed, two double beds or one queen bed. Suites provide more spacious accommodations and also include a sofabed. Suites are furnished with one queen bed, one king bed or two double beds.

A maximum of 2 pets per room under 45 lbs. are permitted for an additional fee of $10 per night.

A free breakfast buffet is served Monday to Saturday from 8 am to 11 am. A free a la carte breakfast is served on Sunday from 7 am to 11 am. The on-site O'Riley's Restaurant is open daily from 7 am to 2 pm and serves breakfast and lunch.

On-site recreational facilities include an indoor pool, a hot tub, a sauna and a fitness centre. Other on-site amenities include a business centre, guest copy and fax service, meeting and convention space, free newspapers, currency exchange and guest laundry facilities. Free parking is available on site.

Downtown Medicine Hat, which features restaurants, the Medicine Hat Arena, the Esplanade Arts and Heritage Centre, and the Greyhound bus station, is 8 minutes away by car. The Medicine Hat Mall (retail shopping, restaurants and a movie theatre) and the Casino by Vanshaw (slots and table games) are both about a 10-minute drive away. The Connaught Golf Club is 7 minutes away by car. (All driving time estimates: Google Maps)
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The Good
Many guests described pleasant stays at this hotel and reviewers indicated that this property met their modest expectations. Among the reviews used for this analysis, guests highlighted room cleanliness, customer service and the quality of the free breakfast.

Many reviewers described their rooms as clean, while a few guests mentioned that their rooms appeared to be recently renovated. A few reviewers found their beds to be comfortable and a couple of guests appreciated the free Wi-Fi.

The staff were frequently complimented for their friendly and helpful service. One reviewer found the front desk agents to be knowledgeable about the local area.

The food and selection of hot items at the breakfast buffet was praised by many guests and one reviewer said that she enjoyed the a la carte breakfast. A couple of guests praised the food at the on-site restaurant.

A couple of guests found the location convenient for accessing the Trans-Canada Highway, a couple of other reviewers thought that the room rates were reasonable. A couple of guests enjoyed the indoor pool area.
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The Bad
There were very few negative reviews found among the recent reviews used for this analysis. However, a few guests agreed that the in-room shower heads were too low. A couple of reviewers thought that the parking facility was too small. Other guest concerns found among reviews seemed to be isolated incidents.
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Expedia.ca gave this hotel an average score of 1.8 out of 5, with 25% of 4 guests recommending the property.

TripAdvisor.ca ranked this hotel #10 out of 18 properties in Medicine Hat, with an average score of 3.5 out 5, from 12 reviews.

Booking.com gave this property an average score of 7.4 out of 10, based on 6 guest reviews.

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Editor's Analysis by Tammy B.
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Guest Reviews
8.0
Very Good
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4 / out of 13
hotels in Medicine Hat

Rated 8.0/10 based on 968 reviews

Ranked #4 out of 13 hotels in Medicine Hat

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Map Marker Clarion Hotel & Conference Centre Medicine Hat
954 7th St. S.W., Medicine Hat, AB