Super 8 Castlegar is located on Highway 22, one block from the Crow's Nest Highway/Highway 3 and about a 5-minute drive from downtown Castlegar. The hotel offers free continental breakfast and a fridge and microwave or kitchenette in every room, which may appeal to those who want to stay in an easy access location with the option of self-catering. The indoor pool, waterslide and children's themed rooms may also make it a good choice for those travelling with kids.
This 100% non-smoking hotel offers 56 rooms over three floors. Standard room features include a TV, air conditioning, a hair dryer, a coffeemaker, a fridge, a microwave and two queen beds. Upgraded rooms feature either two queen beds or one king bed and a possible sofabed and may include a separate bedroom, a jetted tub, a multi-jetted shower and/or a kitchenette.
Six children's theme rooms are available and sleep from four to eight people and include a Playstation, one queen bed, one or more sets of bunk beds and possible separate bedroom and/or a kitchenette.
Free Wi-Fi and local calls are available in every room. Pets are allowed in certain rooms for an additional $10 per night, must be arranged in advance.
Amenities at this hotel include an indoor pool with 124' waterslide, a hot tub, meeting and conference facilities, a business centre, ATM, guest-operated laundry and an on-site liquor store. The Black Rooster restaurant is on site, open for lunch and dinner. Free parking and continental breakfast are available to all guests.
Several shops and restaurants are located within 1 km of the hotel and Kootenay Crossing Mall and Kootenay Centre Cinemas are both a 10-minute walk away. Castlegar and District Recreation and Aquatic Centre is a 5-minute drive away, while Selkirk College can be reached in 10 minutes by car. Cascades Casino and West Kootenay's Airport (YCG) are both under a 10-minute drive from the hotel. Red Mountain Resort can be reached in 40 minutes by car. (All distances and travel time estimates: Google Maps)
The majority of reviews used for this analysis were positive and focused on the rooms, the amenities and the staff.
Many guests felt the rooms were spacious and well-appointed with a fridge and microwave or kitchenette. Some guests travelling with children said that the themed rooms were great and that the bunk beds and decor made for a fun stay.
Many guests, particularly those travelling with kids, enjoyed the indoor pool and waterslide. Some guests felt the continental breakfast had a good selection and was well stocked, even during busy times.
The staff received compliments from many guests for being friendly and helpful. A few guests who were travelling with kids mentioned that the staff were very welcoming towards them.
While the majority of reviews found for this analysis were positive, few guests complained that the hotel was a bit aged and outdated.
A few guests felt that the beds and pillows in some rooms were aged and worn, requiring replacement. A couple of guests complained of noisy or ineffective air conditioning units. A couple also mentioned that although the hotel is 100% non-smoking, there were still cigarette odours in some areas.
TripAdvisor.com ranked this hotel #1 out of 6 hotels and rated it 4 out of 5, based on 67 guest reviews.
Expedia.com rated this hotel 3.7 out of 10 based on 11 guest reviews.
Hotels.com rated this hotel 3.7 out of 5 based on 9 guest reviews.