Located along the Trans-Canada Highway in Strathmore's city centre, the Best Western Strathmore Inn is geared towards road travellers who prefer a hotel with an indoor pool, a free breakfast and easy highway access.
Each of this smoke-free hotel's guest rooms comes equipped with air conditioning, free Wi-Fi, cable TV, a coffeemaker, a mini-fridge, a microwave, a hair dryer and an iron and ironing board. Rooms with a sitting area and sofabed, a jetted tub and a fireplace are also available, as are wheelchair-accessible rooms.
Hotel amenities include an indoor pool, hot tub and fitness room, which are all open from 9 am to 10 pm daily. The hotel also features guest laundry, free parking and a free continental breakfast served in the lobby between 5 am and 9 am each morning.
Up to two dogs, weighing under 80 lbs each, are permitted per room. The pet fee is $15 per room, per day.
Please note that this hotel does not have elevator service. There are three floors total.
Pine Centre offers shopping about a 7-minute walk away, while Strathmore Golf Club can be found 2 minutes away by car. Strathmore Heritage Days Stampede is roughly a 3-minute drive from the hotel, and Calgary International Airport (YYC) is a 38-minute drive away. (All travel time estimates: Google Maps)
All property details verified by a front desk agent, May 19, 2014
The majority of the reviews sourced for this analysis were positive, with much praise going to the hotel's rates, staff, rooms and location.
Many guests praised the hotel's rates. They described them as excellent, reasonable, fantastic and fair.
The hotel's staff were the source of numerous compliments by lodgers. They were characterized as efficient, friendly, accommodating and attentive.
Several reviewers were pleased with their accommodations at the hotel. They found their rooms to be clean, spacious, quiet and well equipped, with comfortable beds. A few patrons had complaints about their lodgings, however (see below).
The hotel's location was convenient for several travellers, who described it as close to restaurants, highway access, gas stations, Calgary, shopping and downtown Strathmore.
While the majority of reviews consulted for this analysis were positive, there were a few common complaints about the hotel's lack of elevator and the rooms.
Some guests complained about the hotel's lack of elevator. They reported having to carry heavy luggage up and down the stairs, which they found inconvenient.
Although several reviewers were pleased with their clean and comfortable rooms, a few lodgers had complaints about their accommodations. They reported dated decor, spotty Wi-Fi and noise transfer from adjacent rooms.
Expedia.ca guest reviews rated the hotel 3.9 out of with a 94% recommendation rate from 111 reviews.
TripAdvisor.com guest reviews ranked the hotel #3 of 4 Strathmore hotels with an average rating of 4 out of 5 from 55 reviews.
Booking.com guest reviews rated the hotel 8.5 out of 10 from 55 reviews.
The author corresponded with the hotel on May 19, 2014 to verify some information.