Located just off Highway 95 (Kootenay Highway) and about a 5-minute drive from Invermere's city centre, Super 8 Invermere is geared towards road travellers who prefer a centrally located motel with easy highway access. With guest laundry, a free breakfast and 24-hour reception, plus an on-site restaurant, this motel is well suited for motorists looking for a stopover.
Each of this smoke-free motel's guest rooms comes equipped with air conditioning, free Wi-Fi, cable TV, a coffeemaker, a microwave, a mini-fridge and a hair dryer. Irons and ironing boards are available upon request. Rooms with a sitting area and sofabed are also available, as are wheelchair-accessible rooms.
On-site amenities include an indoor hot tub, a 24-hour guest computer, meeting space, free guest laundry and free parking. This Super 8 does not have a fitness room. A free continental breakfast and on-site dining at Rocky River Grill, which serves breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Pets are permitted in some rooms for $25 per room, per day.
College of the Rockies - Invermere Campus is roughly a 9-minute drive away, while Panorama Ski Resort is 26 minutes away by car. Eagle Ranch Golf Resort is about a 5-minute drive from the motel and Fairmont Hot Springs Airport (YCZ) is a 20-minute drive away. (All travel time estimates: Google Maps)
All property details verified by a front desk agent, May 28, 2014
The majority of the reviews sourced for this analysis were positive, with praise going to the motel's staff, location and rooms.
Many guests were pleased with the level of customer service they received during their stay. They characterized the staff as informative, friendly, helpful with recommendations and efficient at check-in.
The motel's location was convenient for numerous reviewers. They found it close to golfing, grocery stores, Kootenay National Park, Radium Hot Springs, Fairmont Hot Springs, Panorama Ski Resort, Banff, Lake Louise and highway access.
Several lodgers enjoyed their accommodations at the motel. They described their rooms as clean, updated, spacious, well equipped and quiet, with comfortable beds. Some travellers were disappointed with their lodgings, however (see below).
While the majority of reviews consulted for this analysis were positive, there were a few common complaints.
Numerous guests reported poor housekeeping and rooms that were not well cleaned.
The free breakfast received mixed reviews, some saying it was adequate with a nice selection and some saying that the selection was mediocre and limited.
Guest opinion was mixed on the value the hotel offered for the price with a few guests saying the hotel was not very good value considering the quality of the rooms and some considering it to offer decent value.
TripAdvisor.com guest reviews ranked the hotel #3 of 3 Invermere hotels with an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 from 110 reviews.
guest reviews rated the hotel 3.8 out of 5 with a 92% recommendation rate from 97 reviews.Booking.com
guest reviews rated the hotel 7.7 out of 10 from 24 reviews.The author corresponded with the hotel on May 28, 2014 to verify some information.