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On Trans-Canada Hwy, 6 minutes to town, with well-liked fitness centre & breakfast

Pros
  • Free Wi-Fi, free breakfast, free parking and free local calls
  • Several guests described their rooms as clean and comfortable
  • Several reviewers found the location convenient for accessing the highway
  • The room rates were thought to be reasonable by several guests
  • Guests were highly impressed by the size and quality of the fitness centre at this hotel
  • Some guests were pleased to receive a 10% discount coupon for the restaurant across the road
Cons
  • Several guests complained about dated in-room decor
  • Some guests were displeased about musty smells, and areas of the hotel that needed maintenance or better cleaning
  • Some guests had difficulty using Wi-Fi at the hotel
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Freebies
Free Wi-fi
Free Breakfast
Free Parking
Rates & Availability
Editor's Analysis
Updated Jul 31, 2014
Overview
This property is located along the Trans-Canada Highway and is about a 6-minute drive from the town centre. Offering convenient highway access, this hotel is well located for guests looking to explore the area by car.

All rooms are smoke free and include free Wi-Fi, free local calls, a coffeemaker, a mini-fridge, a microwave, a flat screen TV, an iron and ironing board, a hair dryer and individual climate control. Select rooms also include a kitchenette. Suites equipped with a sofabed and/or a jetted tub are offered, while wheelchair-accessible rooms are also available.

Free parking is available on site and pets are not permitted.

A free breakfast is served daily from 6:30 am to 10 am. There is no restaurant on site, but the hotel offers 10% discount vouchers for the Range Sports Grill Restaurant, a 3-minute walk away. Tim Hortons, Subway and McDonalds can be found within a 2-minute drive or 7-minute walk of the hotel.

Other on-site amenities include an indoor heated pool, a hot tub, a fitness centre, a business centre, meeting space, a playground, an ATM, guest laundry facilities, ice/vending machines and safe deposit boxes.

As mentioned above, the town centre area is 6 minutes away by car and includes shopping, dining and the Golden and District Museum. The Golden Visitor Centre and the Golden Rodeo Grounds are both an 8-minute drive away, while Kicking Horse Ski Resort is about 20 minutes away by car.

The Revelstoke Airport (YRV) is about a 2-hour drive away. (All driving time estimates: Google Maps)

Verified by a front desk agent on March 17, 2014: Free breakfast hours.
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The Good
Among the reviews used for this analysis, guests described generally satisfactory experiences at this hotel.

The rooms were described as clean and generally comfortable by several guests, while some other reviewers added that their rooms were quiet and that the beds were comfortable. However, there were also several complaints about room decor and furnishings (see below for more details). 

Several guests found the hotel conveniently located for accessing the highway, while a couple of reviewers mentioned finding restaurants nearby.

Several reviewers thought that the room rates were reasonable and that the hotel offered good value for the money they spent, while several other guests enjoyed the indoor pool and hot tub area.

Several guests appreciated the free breakfast and these guests agreed that the breakfast selection was about standard for hotels of this class. One reviewer described the selection as including "cereals, muffins, boiled eggs, fruit, bagel, toast, waffles and yoghurt."

The staff were complimented for their friendly service by several guests, but some other reviewers were not happy with the customer service they received (see below for more details).
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The Bad
There were some guest concerns found for this property, among the reviews sourced for this editorial.

Several guests complained about dated decor and stained furnishings and carpeting in their rooms. Others complained about broken fixtures and cleanliness issues. Some guests had trouble connecting to Wi-Fi and said that once connected it would drop. Other guests complained that they were not given access codes for Wi-Fi.

As mentioned above, a few reviewers mentioned that the front desk agents they encountered were unfriendly and unhelpful.

There were several other complaints found for this hotel, but these complaints seemed to result from isolated experiences.

Some guests enjoyed the pool and hot tub and other complained that it was either too cold or smelled too strong of chemicals.
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Show Sources
Sources
Expedia.ca gave this hotel an average score of 3.1 out of 5, with 92% of 352 guests recommending the property.

TripAdvisor.ca ranked this hotel #2 out of 17 hotels in Golden, with an average score of 3.5 out of 5, from 185 reviews.

The author called the hotel on March 17, 2014 to verify some information.
Editor's Analysis by Shane L.
Analyzed by Shane L.
With ample personal travel experience and years of professional hotel work experience, Shane is prepared and determined to help travelers find what they want when booking Canadian hotels.
Guest Reviews
7.8
Good

Rated 7.8/10 based on 531 reviews

Ranked #8 out of 17 hotels in Golden


8 out of 10 | Randy stayed August 27, 2014

"Good value, knowledgeable staff."


10 out of 10 | Dawn stayed March 31, 2013

"The young man at the front desk was excellent. Brian (?)"

"Fantastic customer service, very clean and bright. Liked the pool and hot tub area. Rooms were bright and spacious. We will stay here again, definitely, as we pass through Golden at least four times per year, and this is the nicest place we have stayed in so far."

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7 out of 10 | Verified Guest stayed August 14, 2011

"Beds were a little hard, and the coffee machine was dirty. Other then that, great stay for the price paid!"

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9 out of 10 | Eyal stayed August 11, 2011

"Very pleasant stay after few hours drive."

"There is a pool and hot tub, which is good when you need to kill time if your coming with children. We had a king size bad which took most of the room's space but we didn't care cause it was so comfortable. We recommend !"

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8 out of 10 | Jason stayed January 24, 2011

"great location, good service, good times"

"you have to pay extra to use workout room or pool/hot tub."

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9 out of 10 | Verified Guest stayed January 11, 2011

"very good experience"

"very convenient to the highway and ski hill. Good restaurants available close by. Breakfast was excellent. We felt that it was excellent value."

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9 out of 10 | Verified Guest stayed September 20, 2010


10 out of 10 | Verified Guest stayed August 12, 2010


9 out of 10 | Ezio stayed July 19, 2010

"front desk customer service could have been a little friendlier!"

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10 out of 10 | Verified Guest stayed July 14, 2010


10 out of 10 | Verified Guest stayed June 22, 2010

"We'd stay there again"

"Pleasant service, good breakfast, comfortable beds."

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8 out of 10 | Oystein stayed June 04, 2010

"Very good"

"very satisfied with our stay"

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7 out of 10 | Allan stayed May 22, 2010


7 out of 10 | Verified Guest stayed May 21, 2010

"The pool area is nothing special."

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8 out of 10 | Chris stayed March 25, 2010

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8 out of 10 | Verified Guest stayed December 26, 2009


8 out of 10 | Lalita stayed September 17, 2009


8 out of 10 | Diane stayed September 06, 2009


7 out of 10 | Christian stayed August 26, 2009


10 out of 10 | John stayed September 17, 2006


8 out of 10 | Jennifer stayed September 07, 2006


9 out of 10 | Verified Guest stayed August 07, 2006

"Thought the lady at the front desk could of been more friendly and helpful with our request of small space of freezer use for our wild Alaskan fish."

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7 out of 10 | Estella stayed August 06, 2006

"Thanks to all the staffs who provided service to us."

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8 out of 10 | Verified Guest stayed July 28, 2006


4 out of 10 | Les stayed July 03, 2006


out of 10 | David stayed June 10, 2006


7 out of 10 | Alex stayed May 24, 2006

"The incessant dripping of water from the roof (?) onto the room's air conditioning unit directly outside my window awoke me at 5am, 2 hours prior to my intended wake up time. The result was a rather poor sleep, and I will not be staying at Golden's Ramada Inn again if other alternatives present themselves."

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8 out of 10 | Catherine stayed May 19, 2006

"This is a great stop for a decent sleep after driving for hours in the mountains, and plans for more the following day. We have stayed several times - the desk staff are always friendly and efficient. The place is packed at night - and quiet - full of exhausted travellers. There's a pool, a free computer in the lobby (and wireless internet access as well) and a decent free breakfast included. There are a couple of reasonable 'travellers' restaurants within walking distance too. Lots of gas stations. Yup, we'll go back."

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9 out of 10 | Faye stayed April 15, 2006


7 out of 10 | Verified Guest stayed March 23, 2006


9 out of 10 | Jean stayed December 23, 2005

"very clean, quiet and nice pool and hot tub"

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8 out of 10 | Karen stayed August 18, 2005


8 out of 10 | Verified Guest stayed July 15, 2005


7 out of 10 | Rick stayed July 15, 2005


8 out of 10 | Joel stayed June 25, 2005

"need more parking"

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8 out of 10 | Bob stayed June 08, 2005


9 out of 10 | Rosemarie stayed May 01, 2005

"great pool and spa"

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6 out of 10 | Richard stayed February 14, 2005


7 out of 10 | Tanya stayed September 04, 2004


8 out of 10 | Shinjiro stayed July 06, 2004

Map Marker Ramada Limited Golden
1311 12th St North, Golden, BC