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Best Western Brandon Inn

8.9 | Very Good
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Highly praised Brandon inn with indoor pool and waterslide and suites with jacuzzi

Pros
  • Free Wi-Fi, free breakfast, free parking
  • Numerous reviewers were pleased with the level of customer service they received during their stay
  • The hotel's free breakfast was praised for its variety and quality
  • Many guests described their rooms as modern and spacious
Cons
  • A few guests complained of noise transfer during their stay
  • The hotel's location was found to be suitable only for those with a vehicle according to a couple of reviewers
Freebies
Free Wi-Fi
Free Breakfast
Free Parking
Editor's Analysis
Updated Oct 27, 2014
Overview
Located just off the Trans-Canada Highway and about a 6-minute drive from Brandon's Sportsplex Arena, the Best Western Brandon Inn is popular with road travellers visiting or passing through the area who require a hotel with a complimentary breakfast and easy highway access.

Built in 2011, this hotel has 79 air-conditioned guest rooms and suites, each offering free Wi-Fi, cable TV, a mini-fridge, a microwave, a coffeemaker, an iPod docking station, an iron and ironing board and a hair dryer. Standard rooms offer one king or two queen beds, while suites with a jetted tub and a seating area with a sofabed are also available.

Hotel amenities include an indoor pool with a waterslide, a sauna, a hot tub, a business centre, fitness facilities, free parking and a free continental breakfast. The front desk is open and staffed 24 hours. Pets are not permitted and wheelchair accessible rooms are available upon request. This hotel is 100% smoke free.

There is no on-site restaurant. Dining is available at Beef and Barrel Restaurant and Albert's Bisto Family Restaurant, which can both be found within a 4-minute drive of the hotel. Tim Hortons is 3 minutes west by car. Shopper's Mall is located a 13-minute drive southward.

The Art Gallery Of Southwestern Manitoba is about an 8-minute drive south of the hotel, while Brandon University is approximately a 9-minute drive southwestward. Northern Pines Golf Course can be found 8 minutes away by car, and Brandon Airport (YBR) is about a 6-minute drive north. (All distances and travel time estimates: Google Maps)

Verified with a front desk agent on March 21, 2013: Free Wi-Fi, free parking, pets not permitted, wheelchair accessible.
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The Good
Of the reviews sourced for this analysis, the majority were positive, with praise going to the hotel's rooms, staff and breakfast.

Many guests praised the accommodations at this hotel. They described their rooms as clean, spacious, contemporary and well equipped, with comfortable beds, good lighting and high ceilings.

The hotel's staff were the source of numerous compliments by reviewers. They were characterized as accommodating, polite and efficient, providing excellent customer service and a quick check in service.

Several lodgers were pleased with the hotel's free breakfast. They described it as very good, with a good variety of hot and cold items. One guest remarked that it was delicious and exceeded expectations.

The hotel's value was also praised by some guests. One reviewer felt that the price, comfort and stylishness combined to provide unbeatable value. Another remarked, "A great place to stop if you're headed east/west and much cheaper then staying in and around Winnipeg".
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The Bad
While the majority of reviews consulted for this analysis were positive, there were a few common complaints about noise transfer and the hotel's location.

A few guest complained of noise transfer during their stay. These reviewers reported hearing guests in adjacent rooms, as well as noisy kids running through the hallways and overhead.

While the majority of reviewers were pleased with the hotel's highway location, a couple of guests stressed the hotel was suitable only for those with a vehicle, and that there wasn't much within walking distance.
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Sources
TripAdvisor.com guest reviews ranked the hotel #3 out of 17 Brandon hotels from 46 reviews with an average rating of 4 out of 5.

Booking.com guest reviews rated the hotel 8.7 out of 10 from 12 reviews.

Expedia.com guest reviews rated the hotel 4.6 out of 5 with a 100% recommendation rate from 9 reviews.

The author called the hotel on March 21, 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.
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Map Marker Best Western Brandon Inn
205 Middleton Avenue, Brandon, MB