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Great rates, highway access, clean and well-equipped rooms

Pros
  • Free Wi-Fi, free parking
  • Numerous guests praised the hotel's affordable and economical rates
  • Many lodgers were pleased with the hotel's proximity to highway access and restaurants
  • The hotel's clean and well-equipped rooms were complimented by several reviewers
Cons
  • A few lodgers reported worn decor and bathrooms
  • Noise transfer was reported by a few guests
Freebies
Free Wi-Fi
Free Parking
Editor's Analysis
Updated Nov 5, 2013
Overview
Located along Highway 3 in downtown Cranbrook, the Kootenay Country Inn is geared towards road travellers who require a centrally located, pet-friendly and economical hotel with easy highway access and extended kitchen amenities.

Each of the hotel's air-conditioned guest rooms offers free Wi-Fi, a coffeemaker, a microwave, a mini-fridge and a desk. Rooms with a kitchenette are also available, as are smoking and non-smoking rooms.

Hotel amenities include a sauna, guest laundry, a convenience store, a $9 breakfast voucher per guest for the nearby Husky restaurant and an ATM machine. Small pets are permitted free of charge and the hotel is not wheelchair accessible.

Casino of the Rockies can be found roughly 11 minutes away by car, while Cranbrook Golf and Country Club is a 5-minute drive away. Tamarack Centre offers shopping about 5 minutes away on foot, and Canadian Rockies International Airport (YXC) is a 16-minute drive from the hotel. (All distances and travel time estimates: Google Maps)

Verified with a front desk agent: Free Wi-Fi, free parking, small pets stay free, not wheelchair accessible. (Call Date: October 21, 2013)
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The Good
The majority of the reviews sourced for this analysis were positive, with praise going to the hotel's value, location and rooms.

Many guests praised the hotel's value. They described the rates as fantastic, affordable, excellent and economical, and also cited the breakfast vouchers as adding to the hotel's worth.

The hotel's location was enjoyed by numerous reviewers. They described the hotel as easy to find, and close to restaurants, highway access, downtown Cranbrook, shopping and Casino of the Rockies.

Several lodgers were pleased with their accommodations at the hotel. They described their rooms as spotless, quiet, spacious, well equipped and well maintained, with comfortable beds and good Wi-Fi. A few guests had complaints about their lodgings, however (see below).
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The Bad
While the majority of reviews consulted for this analysis were positive, there were a few common complaints about the rooms and noise transfer.

Although several reviewers were pleased with their clean and well equipped rooms, a few lodgers criticized their accommodations. They reported dated decor, worn furniture, bathrooms in need of renovations, old TVs and musty odours.

A few guests complained of noise transfer during their stay. They reported traffic noise in rooms facing the highway and noise from guests in adjacent rooms. 
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Sources
Expedia.ca guest reviews rated the hotel 3.5 out of 5 with an 86% recommendation rate from 84 reviews.

Booking.com guest reviews rated the hotel 7.5 out of 10 from 22 reviews.

TripAdvisor.com guest reviews ranked the hotel #11 of 17 Cranbrook hotels with an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 from 16 reviews.

The author called the hotel on October 21, 2013 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
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hotels in Cranbrook

Rated 6.8/10 based on 383 reviews

Ranked #8 out of 12 hotels in Cranbrook

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Map Marker Kootenay Country Inn
1111 Cranbrook Street North, Cranbrook, BC