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Downtown Golden hotel with outdoor hot tub and cheaper rates but mixed room reviews

Pros
  • Free Wi-Fi, free continental breakfast, free parking
  • Many guests praised the hotel's proximity to shopping and highway access
  • The hotel's rates were found to be reasonable and budget friendly by several lodgers
  • Some guests were satisfied with their clean and comfortable rooms
Cons
  • The free breakfast was limited with no seating according to several guests
  • Some lodgers reported worn fixtures and weak Wi-Fi signals
Freebies
Free Wi-Fi
Free Breakfast
Free Parking
Editor's Analysis
Updated Oct 17, 2014
Overview
Located along Highway 95 in Golden's town centre, Econolodge Golden (formerly Travelodge Golden) is geared towards travellers who require a well-priced and centrally located stopover hotel with a free breakfast, free Wi-Fi and easy highway access.

Each of the hotel's smoke-free rooms offers air conditioning, free Wi-Fi, cable TV, a coffeemaker, a hair dryer and an iron and ironing board. Hot plates are available free upon request. Rooms with a microwave and a mini-fridge are also available, as are wheelchair-accessible rooms.

On-site amenities include an outdoor hot tub, free parking and a free continental breakfast served between 7am and 10pm daily. Pets are not permitted. 

Overwaitea Foods is about a 2-minute walk away, while Golden and District General Hospital can be found 1 minute away by car. Kicking Horse Mountain Resort is roughly a 20-minute drive from the hotel and Calgary International Airport (YCC) is a 3-hour and 8-minute drive away. (All travel time estimates: Google Maps)

All property details verified by a front desk agent, May 28, 2014

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The Good
Guest reviews sourced for this analysis showed positive responses towards the hotel's location, rates and rooms.

Many guests praised the hotel's location. They described it as safe and easy to find, as well as close to to shopping, downtown Golden, a liquor store, restaurants, a grocery store, the highway, skiing, hiking, Radium Hot Springs and Glacier National Park.

Several reviewers were pleased with the hotel's rates, which they described as reasonable, cheap, budget friendly and well priced. One patron noted, "The price was the lowest for anything in the area".

Some lodgers were satisfied with their accommodations at the hotel. They found their rooms to be clean, modern, spacious and quiet, with comfortable beds. Some travellers criticized their lodgings, however (see below).

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The Bad
Guest critiques consulted for this review showed negative responses towards the hotel's free breakfast and rooms.

Several guests were disappointed with the hotel's free breakfast. They described it as skimpy and limited, with a lack of healthy items, no seating in the breakfast room and no trays offered so guests could carry the food back to their rooms.

Although some reviewers were satisfied with their clean and comfortable rooms, some travellers criticized their lodgings. They reported worn fixtures and furnishings, weak Wi-Fi signals, difficulty controlling the room temperature (too cold or too hot) and noise transfer from guests in adjacent rooms. 



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Sources
Expedia.ca guest reviews rated the hotel 2.7 out of 5 with a 66% recommendation rate from 103 reviews.

Hotels.com guest reviews rated the hotel 2.9 out of 5 from 98 reviews.

TripAdvisor.com guest reviews ranked the hotel #14 of 17 Golden hotels with an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 from 7 reviews.

The author corresponded with the hotel on May 28, 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
5.4
Mediocre
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17 / out of 17
hotels in Golden

Rated 5.4/10 based on 709 reviews

Ranked #17 out of 17 hotels in Golden

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Map Marker Econo Lodge Golden
915-10th Avenue South Highway 95, Golden, BC