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On Hwy 6 with reasonable rates and friendly staff, but not a guest favourite

Pros
  • Free Wi-Fi and free parking
  • Many guests thought that the room rates were reasonable
  • The staff were frequently complimented for their friendly service
  • Several reviewers found the location convenient for accessing the highway
Cons
  • No on-site dining
  • A few reviewers thought that the rooms appeared dated and in need of upgrades
  • A couple of guests were disturbed in their rooms by traffic noise
Freebies
Free Wi-Fi
Free Parking
Editor's Analysis
Updated Nov 12, 2013
Overview
This property is situated on Highway 6 and is within a 5-minute walk of shopping and dining on Main Street. With few on-site amenities, this motel is well suited for guests looking for convenient highway access.

All rooms include free Wi-Fi, a 32" flat screen TV, a coffeemaker, a mini-fridge, a microwave and air conditioning. All rooms are on the ground floor and have exterior access.

Free parking is available on site and pets are permitted at an additional charge of $12 per night.

This hotel does not offer on-site dining. There is a 24-hour front desk and vending machines are located on site.

The Kootenai Brown Pioneer Village is about a 10-minute walk away, while the Pincher Creek Exhibition Venue is about a 5-minute drive away. The Pincher Creek Airport (CZPC) is a 10- to 15-minute drive away, while the Waterton Lakes National Park is about 25 minutes away by car. (All walking and driving time estimates: Google Maps)

Verified by a front desk agent on November 11, 2013: Pet policy.
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The Good
Among the reviews used for this analysis, many guests thought that room rates were reasonable and that the staff were friendly and accommodating.

Several guests found the location convenient for accessing the highway and Waterton Lakes National Park.

Several reviewers found the rooms clean and well equipped with amenities. A few guests specifically appreciated the free Wi-Fi, while a couple of other reviewers found the beds comfortable. However, several other guests expressed concerns about the condition of the rooms (see below for more details).
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The Bad
There were a few common concerns found for this property, among the reviews sourced for this editorial. Several reviewers said that their rooms did not meet their cleanliness expectations. A couple of guests noticed sticky and stained flooring, while one reviewer described her room as grubby.

A few reviewers said that their rooms appeared dated and old, while a couple of guests were disturbed in their rooms by traffic noise.
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Show Sources
Sources
Expedia.ca gave this hotel an average score of 3.5 out of 5, with 67% of 6 guests recommending the property.

TripAdvisor.ca ranked this hotel #7 out of 7 hotels in Pincher Creek, with an average score of 4 out of 5, from 8 reviews.

Booking.com gave this property an average score of 6.4 out of 10, based on 39 guest reviews.

The author called the hotel on November 11, 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 Pincher Creek

Rated 7.3/10 based on 56 reviews

Ranked #3 out of 5 hotels in Pincher Creek

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Map Marker West Castle Motel
1042 Waterton Ave, Pincher Creek, AB