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Clean rooms, accommodating staff, free breakfast, indoor pool and hot tub

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
  • Many reviewers found the location convenient for accessing the Trans-Canada Hwy
  • Several guests said that they would stay at this hotel again in the future
  • Several reviewers appreciated the free breakfast
Cons
  • Several guests were disturbed by noise from within the hotel
  • A few reviewers complained that the provided pillows were uncomfortable
  • A few guests complained that the in-room climate control units were ineffective
Freebies
Free Wi-Fi
Free Breakfast
Free Parking
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Editor's Analysis
Updated Jan 14, 2013
Overview
This property is situated among local business and restaurants, within a 1-minute drive of the Trans-Canada Highway. Offering a fitness centre and indoor pool, this hotel is well suited for guests who prefer to access recreational facilities on site.

Both smoking and non-smoking accommodations are available. All rooms include free Wi-Fi, free local calls, a TV, a mini-fridge, a microwave, a coffeemaker, a hair dryer and individual climate control. Rooms are furnished with one double bed and one queen bed, one queen bed, two queen beds or one king bed. 

Efficiency rooms that include a kitchenette (cookware, toaster, microwave, fridge, coffeemaker, stove and oven) are also available. Suites include a kitchenette, a jetted tub and are furnished with one queen bed.

Free parking is available on site and pets are permitted for an additional fee of $10 per night, per pet.

A free continental breakfast is served daily from 6 am to 10 am.

Other on-site amenities include an indoor pool, a hot tub, a fitness centre, an ATM, a common BBQ area and ice/vending machines.

The Southview Mall (big box shopping and chain restaurants) is about a 5-minute walk away, while the Medicine Hat Mall (retail shopping, restaurants and a movie theatre) is a 3-minute drive away. The Connaught Golf Club is 3 minutes away by car, while the Medicine Hat Arena and the Esplanade Arts and Heritage Centre are both about an 8-minute drive away. The Greyhound bus station is a 9-minute drive away and the Medicine Hat Airport 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 breakfast is served daily from 6 am to 10 am.
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The Good
Many guests described satisfactory stays and several reviewers thought that the room rates were reasonable, among the reviews used for this analysis. Some guests said that they were likely to return to this hotel in the future or recommend this property to others.

Many guests described their rooms as clean. The staff were frequently complimented and guests described the front desk agents as friendly and accommodating.

Many reviewers appreciated that the location provided convenient access to and from the Trans-Canada Highway. A couple of guests mentioned that there were restaurants and shopping nearby.

Some guests said that the free breakfast offered good food and decent variety. One reviewer mentioned that the dining area was clean and well-maintained.
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The Bad
Several guests complained about noise disturbances from within the hotel, among the reviews sourced for this analysis. One guest described hearing conversations in the halls, while another reviewer could hear children crying in a neighbouring room. One guest who was assigned a room next to the laundry facility complained about noise, while another reviewer was disturbed by rowdy guests.

A few reviewers said that the in-room climate control units were ineffective and these guests described their rooms as either too hot or too cold.

A few guests described the pillows as uncomfortable and "lumpy", while a couple of other reviewers thought that their rooms were in need of some upgrades.
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Sources
Expedia.ca gave this hotel an average score of 3.5 out of 5, with 82% of 17 guests recommending the property.

TripAdvisor.ca ranked this hotel #6 out of 18 properties in Medicine Hat, with an average score of 3.5 out of 5 from 33 reviews.

Booking.com gave this property an average score of 7.8 out of 10 based on 15 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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Guest Reviews
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hotels in Medicine Hat

Rated 6.9/10 based on 976 reviews

Ranked #10 out of 13 hotels in Medicine Hat

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Map Marker Super 8 Medicine Hat
1280 Trans Canada Way SE, Medicine Hat, AB