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BEST WESTERN Strathmore Inn

8.0 | Very Good

Good value Strathmore hotel in downtown with an indoor pool and hot tub

  • Free Wi-Fi, free continental breakfast, free parking
  • Numerous guests were pleased with the hotel's reasonable rates
  • The hotel's staff were praised for their friendly and efficient service
  • Several lodgers enjoyed their clean and comfortable rooms
  • Some guests complained about the hotel's lack of elevator
  • A few guests complained about the quality of the continental breakfast
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Free Wi-fi
Free Breakfast
Free Parking
Rates & Availability
Editor's Analysis
Updated Oct 12, 2014
Located along the Trans-Canada Highway in Strathmore's town 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 Good
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.
The Bad
While the majority of reviews consulted for this analysis were positive, there were a few  complaints found.

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.

A few guests complained about the continental breakfast for quality and variety.

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Sources guest reviews rated the hotel 3.9 out of  with a 94% recommendation rate from 111 reviews. guest reviews ranked the hotel #3 of 4 Strathmore hotels with an average rating of 4 out of 5 from 55 reviews. 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.
Editor's Analysis by Erin H.
Analyzed by Erin H.
Erin loves to travel, and considers it her personal mission to help fellow travellers get the inside scoop, both good and bad, on Canadian Hotels.
Guest Reviews
Very Good

Rated 8.0/10 based on 183 reviews

Ranked #4 out of 5 hotels in Strathmore

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8 out of 10 | Dianne stayed September 23, 2006

"A handy and pleasant place to stay if you're going to the dinner theatre in Rosebud. Nice hot tub and pool area. Good breakfast."


8 out of 10 | Pam stayed July 23, 2006

"Swimming pool is very cold. Hot tub needs to be drained and cleaned. Our room was a suite with sofa bed which worked out really well for our family of 5. Had microwave and mini fridge which also came in handy on route to our vacation destination in BC. We would stay here again."


9 out of 10 | Verified Guest stayed July 17, 2006

"fully satisfied"


5 out of 10 | Romela stayed December 15, 2005

"The Travel Lodge in the same town is much more popular due to its better breakfast choices and friendliness for the same rates. The Best Western Hotel had a less friendly front desk staff in the morning which gave me the impresion that they have no interst in being patient once I was checking out.I had to wait quite a bit until somebody noticed me... The breakfast area had more staff having breakfast than the guests which had to wait for the wafles as the hotel staff was there first....kind of funny! I inquired about the aeroplan miles as I chose this hotel based on this feature, and I got none, as I was not a gold member of some kind of other membership...which I was ready to apply for...but the answer was that for this accomodation this is too late and the next time after I receive my permanent card will do it...however my temporary card could be used as I had same situation in Hilton Hotels which were very accomodating helping you with the application so that I got my points immediately. If I would have to stay again in this town, I will definetely try another place as I have nothing to loose.I am not a pretentious person but like to see that the true service is above the look of things. Thanks for allowing me to give you a feed back."


9 out of 10 | Jennifer stayed July 31, 2005



8 out of 10 | Justin stayed July 15, 2005

"Excellent morning breakfast , lovely staff!"


8 out of 10 | Valerie stayed January 10, 2004

"Having flown in from UK on route to Medicine Hat the Best Western at Strathmore is just the right distance down Highway 1."

Map Marker BEST WESTERN Strathmore Inn
550 Highway #1, Strathmore, AB