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Pet-friendly Strathmore motel with drive-up rooms, free breakfast and suites with jacuzzi

Pros
  • Free Wi-Fi, free breakfast and free parking
  • Many guests described their rooms as clean
  • The staff were frequently complimented for their accommodating service
  • Many reviewers thought that the room rates were reasonable
  • Several guests appreciated the free breakfast
Cons
  • Several guests complained about smelling cigarette smoke in the halls and in their non-smoking rooms
  • A couple of reviewers were disturbed by noise from neighbouring rooms
Freebies
Free Wi-Fi
Free Breakfast
Free Parking
Editor's Analysis
Updated Nov 10, 2014
Overview
This property is situated among restaurants and is about a 2-minute drive from the Trans-Canada Highway. Without an on-site business centre or on-site recreational facilities, this hotel may be suitable for guests looking for basic amenities and convenient highway access.

Both smoking and non-smoking accommodations are available. All rooms include free Wi-Fi, a flat screen TV, a mini-fridge, a microwave, a coffeemaker, free local calls, a hair dryer and individual climate control. Rooms are furnished with one queen bed or two queen beds. Suites at this hotel provide more spacious accommodations and are furnished with one queen bed. Select suites also include a jetted tub.

Ground floor rooms provide direct access to the parking lot. Free parking is available on site and pets are permitted for an additional fee of $10 per pet, per night.

A free continental breakfast is served daily from 5 am to 10 am.

Other on-site amenities include guest laundry facilities, ice/vending machines and an ATM.

The Strathmore Golf Club is a 2-minute drive away, while Kinsmen Park (fishing, canoeing and picnics) is about 3 minutes away by car. A big box shopping centre, including a Walmart, is a 5-minute drive away. Downtown Calgary (Calgary Tower and Saddledome) and the Calgary International Airport (YYC) are both about a 45-minute drive away. (All driving time estimates: Google Maps)
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The Good
Many guests seemed satisfied with their stay at this hotel and thought that the room rates were reasonable. Among the reviews used for this analysis many guests praised room cleanliness and the customer service.

The rooms were described as clean by many reviews and some guests described their rooms as comfortable and spacious. A few reviewers specifically mentioned that their beds were comfortable.

The front desk agents were described as friendly and accommodating by many guests.

Several guests appreciated the free breakfast, although a few reviewers described the breakfast as standard but adequate.

A few reviewers mentioned that the location is convenient for accessing the highway to Calgary and a few other guests appreciated that ground floor rooms provided direct access to the parking lot.
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The Bad
While many guests described satisfactory stays, there were a few common concerns found among the reviews sourced for this analysis.

Several guests complained about smelling cigarette smoke in the halls and in their non-smoking rooms. 

A couple of reviewers described an unpleasant smell of cleaner or carpet freshener in their rooms.

Noise from neighbouring rooms created a disturbance for a couple of guests, however one reviewer specified that his neighbours seemed to be partying.

A couple of guests were disappointed that this property did not have an on-site pool.
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Sources
Expedia.ca gave this hotel an average score of 3.6 out of 5, with 91% of 11 guests recommending the property.

TripAdvisor.ca ranked this hotel #4 out of 4 properties in Strathmore, with an average score of 3.5 out of 5, from 23 reviews.

Hotels.com gave this property an average score of 4 out of 5, based on 32 guest reviews.


Editor's Analysis by Tammy B.
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Map Marker Super 8 Strathmore
450 Westlake Road, Strathmore, AB