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Copper Horse Lodge

8.7 | Very Good
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Well-liked Kicking Horse Resort hotel with seasonal restaurant, hot tub and jacuzzi suites

Pros
  • Free Wi-Fi, free breakfast, free parking
  • The hotel's staff were praised for their attentive and accommodating service
  • Many lodgers were pleased with their clean and spacious rooms
  • The hotel's breakfast was praised for its quality
Cons
  • A few guests reported dated decor and noise transfer in their rooms
Freebies
Free Wi-Fi
Free Breakfast
Free Parking
Editor's Analysis
Updated Oct 31, 2014
Overview
Located at Kicking Horse Mountain Resort and about a 4-minute walk from Golden Eagle Express gondola, the Copper Horse Lodge is geared towards travellers who prefer an on-mountain hotel with a free breakfast and on-site dining.

Each of the hotel's guest rooms comes equipped with free Wi-Fi, cable TV, a DVD player, a coffeemaker, a mini-fridge and a hair dryer. Rooms with a jetted tub and a living area are also available and the hotel is not wheelchair accessible.

The hotel also offers a hot tub, ski storage, a DVD library, a free breakfast, free parking, a lounge and seasonal on-site dining at Corks Restaurant & Bar, which serves breakfast and dinner daily. Pets are not permitted.

Kicking Horse General Store is roughly a 6-minute walk from the hotel, while Golden's city centre can be found 17 minutes away by car. Golden Golf & Country Club is about a 16-minute drive away and Golden Airport is a 23-minute drive away. (All distances and travel time estimates: Google Maps)

Verified with a front desk agent: Free Wi-Fi, free parking, no pets, not wheelchair accessible. (Call Date: January 10, 2014)
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The Good
The majority of the reviews sourced for this analysis were positive, with much praise going to the hotel's staff, rooms and breakfast.

The hotel's staff were the source of numerous compliments by reviewers. They were characterized as friendly, accommodating, attentive and helpful.

Many lodgers enjoyed their accommodations at the hotel. They described their rooms as clean, quiet, spacious, beautiful and well maintained, with comfortable beds and gorgeous mountain views. A few patrons had complaints about their rooms, however (see below).

Several guests praised the hotel's breakfast, describing it as excellent and delicious, with accommodating staff. One traveller remarked, "The breakfast (which was included) each morning was amazing. There was coffee, cereal, fruit, pastries, bread, etc. and you can choose from 2 hot dishes (waffles, french toast, pancakes, eggs benny etc.) Wow! It was delicious!".
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The Bad
While the majority of reviews consulted for this analysis were positive, there were a few complaints about the rooms.

Although the majority of reviewers were pleased with their clean and spacious rooms, a few guests had complaints. They reported dated decor as well as noise disturbances from guests in adjacent rooms and patrons leaving the pub across the street.
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Sources
TripAdvisor.com guest reviews ranked the hotel #7 of 43 specialty lodging in Golden with an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 from 86 reviews.

Expedia.ca guest reviews rated the hotel 4.1 out of 5 with an 86% recommendation rate from 7 reviews.

Hotels.com guest reviews rated the hotel 3.3 out of 5 from 3 reviews.

The author called the hotel on January 10, 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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hotels in Golden

Rated 8.7/10 based on 238 reviews

Ranked #3 out of 17 hotels in Golden

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Kicking Horse Mountain Resort, Golden, BC