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Travelodge Golden

6.6 | Fair
MAP

Just off Trans-Canada Hwy, free breakfast, great staff, clean but dated rooms

Pros
  • Free Wi-Fi, free parking, free breakfast
  • Numerous guests praised the hotel's proximity to highway access and restaurants
  • Many lodgers were pleased with the level of customer service they received
  • Several reviewers enjoyed their clean and well-equipped rooms
Cons
  • The hotel's free breakfast was described as limited and overcrowded
  • A few guests reported worn rooms and linens
Freebies
Free Wi-Fi
Free Breakfast
Free Parking
Editor's Analysis
Updated Nov 21, 2013
Overview
Located just off the Trans-Canada Highway and about a 5-minute drive from Golden's city centre, the Travelodge Golden (formerly the Sportsman Lodge Golden) is geared towards road travellers who require a centrally located hotel with a free breakfast, extended kitchen amenities and easy highway access.

Each of the hotel's air-conditioned guest rooms offers free Wi-Fi, cable TV, a coffeemaker, a mini-fridge, a microwave, a desk and a hair dryer. Rooms with a jetted tub and a kitchenette are also available, as are wheelchair-accessible rooms. Smoking and non-smoking rooms are offered.

Hotel amenities include an indoor pool with a waterslide, a hot tub, a steam room, guest laundry, BBQ facilities, a free breakfast and free parking. Pets are permitted for an additional $10 per pet, per day.

Golden Golf & Country Club is roughly a 7-minute drive from the hotel, while Kicking Horse Mountain Resort is 6 minutes away by car. The Art Gallery of Golden-Kicking Horse Culture is about a 5-minute drive away and Calgary International Airport (YYC) is a 3-hour drive away. (All distances and travel time estimates: Google Maps)

Verified with a front desk agent: Free Wi-Fi, free parking, pets $10/pet/day, wheelchair accessible. (Call Date: November 6, 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 location, staff and rooms.

The hotel's location was praised by many guests of the hotel. They described it as peaceful and close to the highway, downtown Golden, restaurants, a gas station and the Kicking Horse River.

Numerous reviewers were impressed with the level of customer of customer service they received, and characterized the staff as friendly, accommodating and helpful with suggestions. One patron remarked, "I recently broke down in Golden and ended up having to stay 48 hours waiting for [my] vehicle to be fixed. The staff at the Travelodge were so kind and went above and beyond to be helpful. I really appreciated their help".

Several lodgers were pleased with their accommodations at the hotel. They found their rooms to be clean, quiet, spacious, well equipped and well maintained, with comfortable beds, nice mountain views and large bathrooms. A few guests criticized their rooms, however (see below).
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The Bad
While the majority of reviews consulted for this analysis were positive, there were some common complaints about the free breakfast and the rooms.

Several guests complained about the hotel's free breakfast. They described it as limited, simple and "less than adequate", with a small and overcrowded dining area. It was also mentioned that the food was not restocked when items ran out.

Although several lodgers were pleased with their clean and well-equipped rooms, a few reviewers were disappointed with their accommodations. They reported dated decor, worn carpets and linens and poor water pressure.
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Sources
Expedia.ca guest reviews rated the hotel 3.3 out of 5 with a 78% recommendation rate from 260 reviews.

Booking.com guest reviews rated the hotel 7.3 out of 10 from 51 reviews.

TripAdvisor.com guest reviews ranked the hotel #11 of 18 Golden hotels with an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 from 37 reviews.

The author called the hotel on November 6, 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
6.6
Fair
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15 / out of 17
hotels in Golden

Rated 6.6/10 based on 1895 reviews

Ranked #15 out of 17 hotels in Golden

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Map Marker Travelodge Golden
1200-12th Sreet North, Golden, BC