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Along Hwy 3, free limited breakfast, free airport/casino shuttle, good rates

Pros
  • Free Wi-Fi, free continental breakfast, free parking
  • Many guests praised the hotel's affordable and inexpensive rates
  • The hotel's rooms were found to be clean and well maintained by numerous lodgers
  • Several reviewers were pleased with the level of customer service they received during their stay
Cons
  • A few guests complained of no in-room coffeemakers and road noise
  • The hotel's breakfast was described as limited with no hot items
Freebies
Free Wi-Fi
Free Breakfast
Free Shuttle
Free Parking
Editor's Analysis
Updated Feb 7, 2014
Overview
Located along Highway 3 and about a 14-minute drive from Canadian Rockies International Airport (YXC), the Model A Inn is suitable for car or air travellers who require a well-priced hotel with a free continental breakfast, a free airport shuttle and easy highway access. 

Each of the hotel's air-conditioned guest rooms offers free Wi-Fi, cable TV, a mini-fridge, a microwave, a patio and free toiletries. Hair dryers are available upon request, Rooms with a DVD player are also available, as are smoking, non-smoking and wheelchair-accessible rooms.

The hotel also offers guest laundry, vending machines, a business centre, a free continental breakfast, a library, BBQ facilities, free parking and a free shuttle to the airport and St. Eugene Casino (please contact the hotel for details). Pets are permitted for an additional $15 per pet, per night. 

Downtown Cranbrook is roughly a 6-minute drive from the hotel, while St. Eugene Golf Resort & Casino is 8 minutes away by car. Tamarack Centre offers shopping about a 7-minute drive away and Wildstone Golf Course is also a 7-minute drive away. (All distances and travel time estimates: Google Maps)

Verified with a front desk agent: Free Wi-Fi, free parking, pets $15/pet/night, wheelchair accessible. (Call Date: January 30, 2014)

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The Good
The majority of the reviews sourced for this analysis were positive, with praise going to the hotel's rates, rooms and staff.

The hotel's rates were praised by many lodgers, who described them as reasonable, great, affordable and inexpensive. One patron noted the hotel was, "Good value compared to other properties in town".

Numerous reviewers were pleased with their accommodations at the hotel. They found their rooms to be clean, quiet, well maintained, spacious and updated, with comfortable beds and linens and fast Wi-Fi. A few travellers had complaints about their lodgings, however (see below).

The hotel's staff were the source of several compliments by guests. They were characterized as friendly, accommodating with late check-out and helpful with dining recommendations.
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The Bad
While the majority of reviews consulted for this analysis were positive, there were a few complaints about the free breakfast and the rooms.

A few lodgers were disappointed with the hotel's free breakfast. They described it as limited and inadequate, with no hot items.

Although the majority of reviewers were pleased with their clean and updated rooms, a few guests criticized their accommodations. They complained of no in-room coffeemakers and some road noise.
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Sources
TripAdvisor.com guest reviews ranked the hotel #9 of 17 Cranbrook hotels with an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 from 30 reviews.

Booking.com guest reviews rated the hotel 8.4 out of 10 from 24 reviews.

The author called the hotel on January 30, 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
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Rated 7.6/10 based on 215 reviews

Ranked #5 out of 12 hotels in Cranbrook

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Map Marker Model A Inn
1908 Cranbrook Street North, Cranbrook, BC