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Personable staff at this Red Deer Hospital area hotel

Pros
  • Free Wi-Fi, free parking, free continental breakfast
  • Courteous, warm staff, according to guests
  • Guests liked this hotel's proximity to Red Deer Hospital and to restaurants
  • Clean, comfortable rooms, according to guests
  • Good value for the price paid, said many reviewers
Cons
  • A few guests complained noise from the street and from guests in the hallways
  • Some guests felt the bathrooms were too small
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Freebies
Free Wi-fi
Free Breakfast
Free Parking
Rates & Availability
Editor's Analysis
Updated Sep 28, 2012
Overview
Located a 2-minute walk from Red Deer Hospital and a variety of restaurants and services, this hotel is popular with patients of Red Deer Hospital and their visiting families.

All of the 86 rooms at this non-smoking hotel have free Wi-Fi, a mini-fridge, a flat-screen TV, a microwave, a hair dryer, a coffeemaker and an iron and ironing board. Guests can choose between standard rooms (king or queen beds) or more spacious suites (king bed with a sofabed and/or a jacuzzi). Pets are not permitted at this hotel. 

While there is no on-site restaurant, guests are offered a complimentary continental breakfast daily. There are a number of restaurants and coffee shops located within a 5-minute walk from the hotel. On-site amenities include free parking, a hot tub and a gym.

Within walking distance (10 minutes) is Rotary Recreation Park (with picnic and tennis facilities as well as the Red Deer Museum and Art Gallery) and the downtown Red Deer area (11 minutes). Shopping is nearby at Bower Place Shopping Centre (a 3-minute drive). Westerner Park (home to Westerner Days Fair and Exposition, in July and to the Red Deer Rebels WHL hockey team) is a 6-minute drive away.

Hwy 2 (Queen Elizabeth II) and Hwy 11 (David Thompson Hwy) are both under a 10-minute drive away.
(All distances and travel time estimates: Google Maps)

Confirmed with a front desk agent: Wi-Fi, parking and breakfast (call date: September 27, 2012).
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The Good
Guests had a good experience at this hotel, based on the reviews used for this analysis, and were really pleased with this hotel's location and with its cleanliness.

Many guests appreciated this hotel's proximity to Red Deer Hospital (a 2-minute walk), to restaurants (several within a 2-minute walk of the hotel, including a Tim Horton's next door) and to Hwy 2 & Hwy 11 (both under a 10-minute drive).

Guests were impressed with how clean this hotel was, both in the rooms and in the common areas. Guests said that the rooms were an adequate size and were comfortable.

Staff were warm and personable, according to guests, who appreciated that staff seemed to go the extra mile to please them and had guest satisfaction as their main priority.

There was a sense from guests that there was good value for the price paid, and several guests indicated that they were satisfied with what they received with the room rate.

There were some peripheral comments from guests who enjoyed the quality and the selection of the food and about comfy beds.
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The Bad
Most of the reviews used for this analysis were favourable, but there were a couple of guest complaints, although they did not seem to be reflective of overall guest impression.

There were a number of complaints from guests who were disturbed by noise from guests in neighbouring rooms and from the hallways. Guests suggested that more could be done to soundproof the walls. Many indicated that they could hear other people's conversations in detail. A few guests were bothered by street noise as well.

A few guests complained about the size and the layout of the bathrooms. Some guests thought that the bathrooms were very small. A few guests thought that it was awkward having the sink located outside of the bathroom itself.
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TripAdvisor.com guest reviewers rated this hotel #8 out of 25 Red Deer hotels, based on 29 reviews.

Booking.com guest reviewers rated this hotel 8.6 out of 10, or "fabulous", based on 49 reviews.

Expedia.ca guest reviewers rated this hotel 4.2 out of 5, based on 58 reviews. 95% of guests would recommend this hotel.

Confirmed with a front desk agent: Wi-Fi, parking and breakfast (call date: September 27, 2012).
Editor's Analysis by Heather W.
Analyzed by Heather W.
Driven by the sense that every person, place or thing has a story to tell and a skill for being in the wrong place at the right time, Heather is a well-traveled writer.
Guest Reviews
8.2
Very Good

Rated 8.2/10 based on 382 reviews

Ranked #10 out of 20 hotels in Red Deer


9 out of 10 | Verified Guest stayed February 28, 2014

"Exactly as expected; very adequate by all accounts"

"I was looking for value based accommodations while attending a three day conference in Red Deer. The Super 8 met or exceeded all my needs and expectations. Accessibility and proximity to the conference site as well as city amenities and businesses were excellent. The room was large and clean, the bed comfortable and all furnishings, though slightly dated, in top notch condition. Hot water was plentiful, easy to adjust, and the shower/bath excellent without leaking and/or spraying / slopping water all over the bathroom area. While this may seem a minor issue, I as well as many others have stayed in much more costly "luxury" accommodations that could not meet this most fundamental need.... Hurray for good plumbing!! My streetside room suffered somewhat from noise generated by redneck diesel pickup truck mufflers, or lack thereof, although I can't say I heard much from the street after midnight and the rest of the motel was extremely quiet; no problem soundly sleeping the night through. Staff was very friendly and able to respond to all questions and requests and the morning breakfast quite substantial for selection, fresh and ready to go before 6:00 am, which was much appreciated. Overall, the Super 8 Red Deer is not particularly luxurious or outstanding in form, but the room appoitments were really excellent from a functional sense, all amenities including the dining area and exercise facilities more than adequate. As such, the Super 8 offered excellent value, a warm and comfy retreat, and no real surprises, which is very much appreciated when spending a few nights hundreds of km away from home."

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9 out of 10 | Bill stayed February 15, 2014


8 out of 10 | Jean marie stayed September 24, 2013

"Cleanliness was outstanding"

"Although not a new construction the housekeeping and modernism was very apparent. The reception people were also quite helpful and smiling individuals"

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9 out of 10 | David stayed May 26, 2013

"Will book this hotel again..awesome place to stay"

"Staff is awesome and very friendly, room very comfortable and relaxing to stay and clean. Location is great and not far to shop. Once again awesome place to stay and will be back again."

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8 out of 10 | Stephen stayed May 23, 2013

"Clean, friendly and perfectly located to the hospital"

"Staff were friendly and accommodating. Room was clean and beds comfortable. Breakfast was not outstanding but well presented and more than adequate. Less than a block to the hospital was ideal. More expensive than other hotels in the category, but location wins over price."

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9 out of 10 | Verified Guest stayed February 15, 2013


9 out of 10 | Linda j stayed August 19, 2011

"We will definitely stay there again."

"Extremely pleasant and helpful staff; wonderful free breakfast (wide variety of food); very competitive prices. There were 4 of us in two rooms and we all agreed that we were pleasantly surprised by all of the above noted items. The location was great for us, we loved the layout of the room, the comfortable beds, etc."

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7 out of 10 | Leif stayed January 27, 2011


7 out of 10 | Verified Guest stayed November 25, 2010

"Poor communication & vanity; good location, clean, quiet"

"For visiting the hospital the hotel is perfectly located but parking can be an issue because of the rotating clientele at the Tim Horton's next door. Although we arranged a slightly late (12 noon) check-out at check-in the room was entered at 11:25 (without a knock or call) by house-keeping, I was called at 11:30 to ask if I was going to check-put "SOON", and house-keeping paid another visit at 11:35 but this time knocked. I left at 11:45 informing the deck of the situation but was told, without compassion, that they had no knowledge of this. Other than street noise, the hotel is very quiet. The staff were, in general, friendly and polite and everything was very clean. The sink unit (vanity) was very cramped for one person never mind two."

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10 out of 10 | Bonnie stayed January 15, 2006

"It was a great stay....can't complain about anything at all :)"

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Map Marker Super 8 Red Deer City Centre
4217 Gaetz Avenue, Red Deer, AB