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Stoney Nakoda Resort & Casino

7.4 | Good
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Under 1-minute drive from the Trans-Canada Hwy, on-site pool, hot tub and casino

Pros
  • Free Wi-Fi, free parking and free shuttle service to Banff and Canmore
  • The front desk staff were frequently complimented for their friendly service
  • Several guests found the hotel easy to locate from the highway
  • Several reviewers enjoyed the casino
Cons
  • Several guests were disappointed that smoking was permitted in the casino
  • Several reviewers described slow service at the on-site restaurants
Freebies
Free Wi-Fi
Free Parking
Editor's Analysis
Updated Apr 20, 2013
Overview
This resort offers an on-site casino and multiple dining options, and so is well suited for guests who are looking for an entertainment-oriented resort experience. This property is less than a 1-minute drive from the Trans-Canada Highway.

All rooms are smoke free, however smoking is permitted in the casino. Rooms include free Wi-Fi, a 32" flat screen TV, an iPod docking station, bathrobes, a coffeemaker, an iron and ironing board, a hair dryer, a desk and individual climate control. Rooms are furnished with one king bed or two queen beds.

Suites are also furnished with a second flat screen TV, a fireplace and a wetbar. Select suites also include a jetted tub and all suites are furnished with one king bed.

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

The on-site Ridge Buffet serves breakfast, lunch and dinner. Sidelines Lounge serves lunch and dinner and shows pay-per-view events. Room service is also available.

The casino offers slots, table games, off-track betting, a golf simulator and live entertainment. Other on-site amenities include an indoor pool, a waterslide, a business centre, meeting/event space, safe deposit boxes and secure ski storage. A free shuttle to and from Banff and Canmore is available on Fridays and Saturdays and operates on a set schedule.

The Nakoda College is 14 minutes away by car. The town of Cochrane is a 35-minute drive away, while the town of Canmore is about 30 minutes away by car. Downtown Calgary, which features shopping, restaurants and the Saddle Dome, is a 50-minute drive away. The Calgary International Airport (YYC) is about 55 minutes away by car. (All driving time estimates: Google Maps)
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The Good
Guest reviews were somewhat mixed for this property, among the reviews used for this analysis.

Several guests thought that their rooms were clean, spacious and well appointed with modern furnishings, while a few reviewers thought that the views from their rooms were stunning.  However, some guests expressed concerns about the condition of their rooms (see below for more details).

The staff were frequently complimented for their friendly and helpful service.

Many guests described enjoyable meals at the on-site buffet restaurant, however some reviewers were not impressed with the food or service (see below).

Several reviewers found the hotel easy to locate from the highway and a few guests thought that the property was within driving distance of Calgary and ski resorts.

Several guests enjoyed the casino, while a couple of reviewers appreciated the on-site pool and hot tub.
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The Bad
As mentioned above, there were mixed reviews for this property, among the reviews sourced for this editorial.

Several guests expressed concerns about the condition of their rooms. Some reviewers noticed cleanliness inconsistencies, while several other guests thought that common areas appeared unclean and rundown.

While many guests enjoyed meals at the on-site restaurant, several reviewers said that they were disappointed with the food quality and the lack of selection at the buffets. Several guests found the wait staff to be somewhat unfriendly and slow.

Several guests were unhappy that smoking was permitted in the casino. A couple of guests were disappointed that the hot tub was not in working order during their stays, while a couple of other reviewers were disturbed in their rooms by people partying in the halls.
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Sources
Expedia.ca gave this hotel an average score of 3.9 out of 5, with 84% of 137 guests recommending the property.

TripAdvisor.com ranked this hotel #20 out of 37 hotels in Kananaskis Country, with an average score of 3.5 out of 5, from 111 reviews.
Editor's Analysis by Tammy B.
Analyzed by Tammy B.
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Map Marker Stoney Nakoda Resort & Casino
888 Nakoda Way, Morley, AB