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Well-equipped rooms on Highway 10 near Trans-Canada Hwy, minor concerns with breakfast choices

Pros
  • Free Wi-Fi, free breakfast, free parking
  • Numerous guests praised the hotel's spacious and well-equipped rooms
  • Many reviewers were pleased with the level of customer service they received during their stay
  • The hotel's location was praised for its proximity to highway access and several restaurants
Cons
  • A few guests were disappointed with the lack of hot items in the free breakfast
Freebies
Free Wi-Fi
Free Breakfast
Free Parking
Editor's Analysis
Updated Mar 27, 2013
Overview
Located on Highway 10 and about a 1-minute drive from the nearest Trans-Canada Highway access point, the Super 8 Motel Brandon is geared towards car travellers who require an economical overnight stay with easy highway access and a free continental breakfast.

This hotel has 80 air-conditioned guest rooms and suites, each offering free Wi-Fi, cable TV, a coffeemaker, mini-fridge, a desk, an iron and ironing board and a hair dryer. Standard rooms offer one king, one queen or two queen beds, and rooms with a kitchenette and a sitting area with a sofabed are also available. 

Hotel amenities include an indoor pool, outdoor patio, a hot tub, fitness room, a business centre, a 40-person meeting room, free parking and a free continental breakfast. The free breakfast offers cereal and baked goods as well as coffee, tea, juice and milk. Pets are permitted for an additional $10 fee per pet per night, and wheelchair-accessible rooms are available upon request.

There is no on-site restaurant, but North Hill Restaurant and Albert's Bistro Family Restaurant are both within a 4-minute drive of the hotel, and Corral Centre offers shopping 15 minutes southward on foot. 

Keystone Centre Arena is a 12-minute drive south, while downtown Brandon is about an 8-minute drive southeast of the hotel. Brandon University is a 7-minute drive south, and Brandon Airport (YBR) is about an 8-minute drive northeast. (All distances and travel time estimates: Google Maps)

Verified with a front desk agent on March 21, 2013: Free Wi-Fi, free parking, pets permitted for $10/pet per night, wheelchair accessible, pool and hot tub renovations complete as of March 2013
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The Good
Of the reviews sourced for this analysis, the majority were positive, with much praise going to the hotel's rooms, staff and location.

Numerous guests praised the hotel's accommodations. They described their rooms as clean, spacious, well equipped and tastefully decorated, with comfortable beds and pillows.

The hotel's staff were the source of may compliments by reviewers. They were characterized as informative and accommodating, providing an efficient check-in service.

Several lodgers were pleased with the hotel's location. They found it to be close to highway access, shopping, several restaurants, and on Brandon's main street.
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The Bad
While the majority of critiques consulted for this analysis were positive, there were a few common complaints about the free breakfast and the hotel's pool and hot tub.

While the majority of reviewers were satisfied with the hotel's breakfast and described it as fresh and as having a good variety, a few lodgers had complaints about it. They were disappointed about a lack of hot items and fresh fruit, and felt there were too many carbs served.

Several guests had complaints that the hotel's pool and hot tub area were not open or under renovation during their stay. However, as of March 2013, these facilities are now open and renovations are complete.
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Show Sources
Sources
TripAdvisor.com guest reviews ranked the hotel #1 out of 17 Brandon hotels from 63 reviews.

Expedia.com guest reviews rated the hotel 3.8 out of 5 with a 88% recommendation rate from 17 reviews.

Hotel.com guest reviews rated the hotel 3.9 out of 5 from 21 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.
Guest Reviews
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3 / out of 10
hotels in Brandon

Rated 8.7/10 based on 923 reviews

Ranked #3 out of 10 hotels in Brandon

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Location
Map Marker Super 8 Motel Brandon
1570 Highland Avenue, Brandon, MB