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Highly praised Cochrane hotel near train station with jacuzzi suites and free breakfast

Pros
  • Free Wi-Fi, free parking, free continental breakfast
  • Most reviewers found the staff friendly and helpful
  • The hotel's location was praised by several reviewers
  • Many lodgers enjoyed the included continental breakfast
  • Guests found the rooms comfortable and very clean
Cons
  • A few guests were disturbed by train noise from the station across the street
Freebies
Free Wi-Fi
Free Breakfast
Free Parking
Editor's Analysis
Updated Oct 27, 2014
Overview
Located in Cochrane, a two-minute drive from the Trans-Canada Highway, the Best Western Swan Castle Inn is suited for travellers who require a centrally located hotel close to the Polar Bear Express train station (located across the street), and with easy highway access.

This non-smoking hotel has 42 air-conditioned guest rooms and suites, each offering satellite TV, free Wi-Fi, a coffeemaker, a mini-fridge, a desk, a hair dryer, and an iron and ironing board. Standard rooms offer one queen, one king, or two queen beds, while suites offer a separate living area with a sofabed. Some suites also feature a hot tub.

Hotel amenities include a business centre, a fitness room, a hot tub, a sauna, and 1,700 square feet of meeting/conference space. Parking is free and pets are not permitted. This hotel is wheelchair accessible.

A free continental breakfast is available daily to all guests, while nearby restaurants include the Station Inn Restaurant (across the street), New Mandarin Restaurant (around the corner), and Kaylobs (a 10-minute walk north of the hotel).

The town of Cochrane is the birthplace of hockey legend Tim Horton; the Tim Horton Event Centre and Museum are located a 4-minute drive east of the hotel. Other nearby points of interest include The Polar Bear Conservation and Educational Habitat and Heritage Village (roughly a 3-minute drive south), and Commando Lake, which can be found 3-minutes east on foot. Timmins Airport (YTS) is about a 1 hour and 40-minute drive southeast of the hotel. (All distances and travel time estimates: Google Maps)

Verified with a front desk agent on November 23, 2012: Free Wi-Fi, free parking, pets not permitted.

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The Good
The majority of reviews consulted for this analysis were positive with much praise going to the hotel's staff, location, and free breakfast.

Most reviewers were pleased with the level of customer service they received. They characterized the staff as friendly and helpful, and the service was described as fantastic. One guests remarked the staff "answered every question we had, also told us about local swimming pools and eating locations".

The hotel's location was praised by several guests. They described it as close to the Polar Bear Express train station and the Trans-Canada Highway. One lodger mentioned the hotel was an ideal stopover for those travellers needing to be near Timmins.

Many guests complimented the included continental breakfast. One guest remarked, "Breakfast had everything to offer from fruit, cereal, toast, [and] waffles". The breakfast area was described as clean and well-stocked.
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The Bad
There were not many complaints found in recent reviews read for this editorial, however, a couple of guests complained about the free breakfast for selection and quality. It should be notedm however, that most of the guests enjoyed the breakfast offered at the hotel in the reviews consulted recently.
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Sources
TripAdvisor.com guest reviews ranked the hotel #1 out of 6 Cochrane hotels from 27 reviews.

Hotels.com
guest reviews rated the hotel 4.3 out of 5 from 15 reviews.

Verified with a front desk agent on November 23, 2012: Free Wi-Fi, free parking, pets not permitted.
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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1 / out of 4
hotels in Cochrane

Rated 8.8/10 based on 167 reviews

Ranked #1 out of 4 hotels in Cochrane

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Map Marker BEST WESTERN Swan Castle Inn
189 Railway Street & 7th Avenue, Cochrane, ON