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Highly praised downtown Strathmore hotel with indoor pool, waterslide & free hot breakfast

Pros
  • Free amenities: Wi-Fi, hot breakfast buffet, afternoon pastries, parking, pet stays
  • The free buffet breakfast with a wide, high quality selection got rave reviews
  • The staff were frequently complimented for their accommodating service
  • Many guests enjoyed the on-site pool and waterslide
  • Guests liked the location near to shopping and restaurants
  • Parents liked that they could watch their kids in the pool from the breakfast area
  • Many reviewers described their rooms as clean with comfortable beds
Freebies
Free Wi-Fi
Free Breakfast
Free Parking
Editor's Analysis
Updated May 10, 2015
Overview
This property is situated among several restaurants, and has good highway access, a 2-minute drive from the Trans-Canada Highway. Offering suites that sleep up to seven guests with a free hot breakfast and an indoor pool and waterslide, this property is well suited for families.

This hotel offers both smoking and non-smoking accommodations. All standard rooms include free Wi-Fi, cable TV with pay-per-view movies, a coffeemaker, a mini-fridge, a microwave, an iron and ironing board, a hair dryer and individual climate control. Rooms are furnished with one queen bed, two queen beds or one king bed. 

Suites are able to accommodate up to seven guests and are furnished with sofabeds and either one king bed or two queen beds. Suites may also include a whirlpool tub, fireplace, full kitchen (microwave, full-size fridge, coffeemaker, stove, oven, cookware and dinnerware) or boardroom table.

Free parking is available on site and pets are permitted in select pet-friendly rooms at no additional charge and supplied with treats and pet bowls.

A large and varied hot buffet breakfast is served daily from 6 am to 10 am. Free pastries, cookies, fresh fruit and pie are available in the afternoon and although the hotel does not have an on-site restaurant, there is a wide variety of eateries within walking distance including Strathmore Station next door, a 1-minute walk away.

On-site recreational facilities include an indoor pool, a waterslide, a hot tub and a fitness centre. Other on-site amenities include an ATM, guest laundry facilities, guest copy and fax service and ice/vending machines.

Big box shopping, including a Walmart, is accessible within a 5-minute drive. The Kinsmen Park (fishing, canoeing and picnics) is about 3 minutes away by car, while the Strathmore Golf Club is a 2-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)

Verified by a front desk agent on January 24, 2013: The free hot buffet breakfast is served daily from 6 am to 10 am. Pets are permitted in select pet-friendly rooms at no additional charge.
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The Good
Many guests raved about their stay at this hotel, with several reviewers indicating that they were likely to return. Several aspects of this hotel were praised by guests, among the reviews used for this analysis.

Many guests described their rooms as clean, comfortable, quiet and spacious. Some reviewers were impressed by the comfort of their beds.

The staff were frequently complimented for their friendly and accommodating service. More than one guest said that the front desk agents were eager to help and some gave examples of how they exceeded expectations.

The hot breakfast buffet was frequently praised and guests described the buffet as awesome and amazing. One guest described the selection as including potatoes, sausages, bacon, several egg selections including omelets, waffles, pancakes, toast, bagels, several fresh fruit selections including various berries, pastries and more.

Many guests enjoyed the indoor pool and waterslide. One reviewer said, "my kids had a blast" and another guest thought that the pool area was well-maintained.

A couple of reviewers were impressed with the pet-friendly service. These guests noted that the pet-friendly rooms were located on the ground floor and that the rooms were equipped with food and water dishes, dog treats and waste bags.

A couple of guests found the location convenient for accessing the Trans-Canada Highway, nearby restaurants and shopping.
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The Bad
Most guests had nothing negative to say about this hotel, among the reviews read for this report. There were a few concerns found, however these concerns appeared to result from isolated incidents.
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Sources
Expedia.ca gave this hotel an average score of out of 4.3 out of 5, with 89% of 9 guests recommending the property.

TripAdvisor.ca ranked this hotel #1 out of 4 properties in Strathmore, with an average score of 4.5 out of 5, from 35 reviews.

Booking.com gave this property an average score of 8.9 out of 10, based on 6 guest reviews.

The author called the hotel on January 24, 2013 to verify some information.
Editor's Analysis by Tammy B.
Analyzed by Tammy B.
Writing chose Tammy from the moment she could hold a pencil. The stories may have changed through the years, from creative fiction to television news reporting, but Tammy's passion for words (and fondness for pencils) continues on.
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Map Marker Travelodge Strathmore
350 Ridge Road, Strathmore, AB