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On-site restaurant, clean rooms, within a 1-minute drive of the Trans-Canada Hwy

Pros
  • Free Wi-Fi, free breakfast and free parking
  • Many guests described their rooms as clean
  • The staff were frequently complimented for their friendly and helpful service
  • Several reviewers praised the food at the free breakfast
  • A couple of guests thought that the room rates were reasonable
Cons
  • No elevator
  • Several guests thought that the room interiors were dated
  • A couple of reviewers complained that the in-room air conditioning was ineffective
Freebies
Free Wi-Fi
Free Breakfast
Free Parking
Editor's Analysis
Updated Jan 14, 2013
Overview
This property is located within a 1-minute drive of the Trans-Canada Highway and is across the street from the Southview Mall. There are also a few restaurants located with a 5-minute walk. This hotel is well suited for guests who prefer to have easy access to the highway, shopping and dining.

This hotel is 100% smoke-free and all rooms include free Wi-Fi, free local calls, a coffeemaker, a 32" flat screen TV, an iron and ironing board, a hair dryer, bathrobes and individual climate control. Rooms are furnished with one queen bed or two queen beds. This property also offers themed rooms that are restricted to adults only (no pets or children).

This hotel has two floors and no elevator. Free parking is available on site and pets are permitted for an additional fee of $20 per night, per pet (maximum of two pets per room).

A free continental breakfast is served daily from 6 am to 10 am. The on-site Bourbon Street Lounge & Restaurant serves lunch, dinner and alcoholic beverages. The lounge also features VLTs. Room service is available during restaurant hours (10 am to 2 am).

Other on-site amenities include a fitness centre, meeting/banquet space, dry cleaning, a liquor store, a spa (There She Glows Spa) and an ATM.

The Connaught Golf Club is a 2-minute drive away, while the Medicine Hat Mall (retail shopping, restaurants and a movie theatre) is 3 minutes away by car. The Casino by Vanshaw (slots and table games) is a 4-minute drive away. The Esplanade Arts and Heritage Centre and the Medicine Hat Arena are both about 7 minutes away by car. The Greyhound bus station is an 8-minute drive away, while the Medicine Hat Airport (YXH) is 10 minutes away by car. (All walking and driving time estimates: Google Maps)

Verified by a front desk agent on January 8, 2013: The free continental breakfast is served daily from 6 am to 10 am.
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The Good
Among the reviews used for this analysis, guests generally described their accommodations as basic and satisfactory. Many guests thought that their rooms were clean and a couple of reviewers described their rooms as generally comfortable.

The staff were frequently complimented and guests described the front desk agents as friendly and helpful. One reviewer mentioned that a staff member offered to help him carry his bags to his room.

Several guests praised the food at the free breakfast and a couple of reviewers found the dining area pleasant. 

A couple of reviewers found the location convenient for accessing nearby restaurants, included a Tim Horton's coffee shop. A couple of other reviewers thought that the room rates were reasonable.
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The Bad
Several guests expressed concern about dated room interiors and a need for upgrades, among the reviews sourced for this analysis. Reviewers described worn curtains, stained carpeting and old mattresses, with one guest saying that the decor was reminiscent of the "90s".

A couple of reviewers complained that the in-room air conditioning was ineffective and that their rooms were uncomfortably warm. One guest found the climate control unit to be noisy and disruptive.

A couple of guests complained that this hotel did not have an elevator.
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Sources
Expedia.ca gave this hotel an average score of 3.3 out of 5, with 33% of 3 guests recommending the property.

TripAdvisor.ca ranked this hotel #12 out of 18 properties in Medicine Hat, with an average score of 3 out of 5 from 25 reviews.

Booking.com gave this property an average score of 8.1 out of 10 based on 21 guest 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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Rated 7.1/10 based on 814 reviews

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Map Marker Coast Hotel Medicine Hat
3216 13th Avenue, Medicine Hat, AB