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Budget hotel with clean rooms, but complaints about quality of continental breakfast

Pros
  • Free Wi-Fi, free breakfast and free parking
  • The rooms were clean and quiet, according to some guests
  • Several guests felt the hotel was a good value
  • The staff and service were friendly, according to some guests
  • Convenient location to highway and restaurants, according to some guests
Cons
  • The hotel was rundown and needs updating, according to several reviewers
  • Some guests were disappointed that the pool and hot tub were not available for use
  • The bathrooms were small, according to a couple guests
  • There were several complaints about the quality of breakfast items and the small breakfast area
  • The beds were not comfortable, according to some guests
Freebies
Free Wi-Fi
Free Breakfast
Free Parking
Editor's Analysis
Updated Jan 7, 2013
Overview
This budget hotel is located near Swift Current's city centre and may appeal to guests looking to explore the area by car. Shopping and restaurants may be accessed within a 4-minute drive while downtown attractions like Swift Current Museum and Art Gallery of Swift Current are 6 minutes away by car.

Both smoking and non-smoking rooms are available. All rooms come with free Wi-Fi, cable TV, a mini-fridge, a microwave, a coffee/tea maker, an alarm clock, a hair dryer and individual climate control. An iron and ironing board and extra beds/cots are available upon request. Free local calls and complimentary newspaper come with each room. Rooms are furnished with 1 or 2 double or 1 or 2 queen beds. 

Free parking is available on site (large vehicles can be accommodated). Pets are not permitted at this property.

A free continental breakfast is offered. 
Other on-site amenities include a common BBQ area, guest copy/print/fax service and ice/vending machines.

The Swift Current Mall is 2-minutes east by car. There are dining options available, such as Wong's Kitchen, Boston Pizza, Joey's Seafood Restaurant and Pizza Hut, all within a 4-minute drive south. Chinook Golf Course (southward) and Elmwood Golf and Country Club (eastward) are both within an 11-minute drive from the hotel. (All driving estimates: Google Maps)
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The Good
The majority of the reviews used for this analysis were negative but there was some positive feedback that focused on the room cleanliness, the convenient location, the value for money, and the friendly service.

Several guests felt the rooms were basic but clean and quiet. However, there are mixed reviews and opposing opinions about this (see below).

Several guests agreed that the location was convenient to the highway and amenities like restaurants and shopping. 

Some reviewers felt the room rates were reasonable and that the hotel offered good value for money spent. 

The staff and service were complimented for being friendly and providing great service.
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The Bad
As mentioned above, the majority of reviews used for this analysis were negative and many guests indicated they would not return and would not recommend this hotel to friends or family.

The biggest complaint among reviewers was regarding the appearance and state of the hotel. Many guests felt the hotel was old and rundown. One reviewer described the decor as "dated and mismatched" while another described the furnishings as "shabby".

Several reviewers felt the beds were not comfortable. One guest said the pillows were old and flat and felt newer pillows would have made their rest more enjoyable.

The bathrooms were small, according to a couple reviewers.

Some guests complained about the continental breakfast, mainly the quality of items offered and the size of the dining room area. They felt the breakfast area was too small and the breakfast items were not fresh and there was not enough variety.

A few reviewers were disappointed to find that the pool was closed for renovations and claimed there was no proper notification given before check-in. The pool has been closed since November 2011 with no definite re-open date.

As mentioned above, the majority of reviews regarding the cleanliness of the rooms were positive, but a few guests felt otherwise. They claimed their rooms had an unpleasant odour and those who had non-smoking rooms claimed they still smelled like smoke.
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Show Sources
Sources
Expedia.ca rated this hotel 2.8 out of 5 based on 34 reviews.

Hotels.com ranked this hotel 2.5 out of 5 based on 23 reviews.

TripAdvisor.com ranked this property #11 out of 14 hotels in Swift Current based on 22 reviews.
Editor's Analysis by Jennee R.
Analyzed by Jennee R.
Jennee loves to travel and loves to live vicariously through others to help them find the right place to rest their heads while away from home.
Guest Reviews
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hotels in Swift Current

Rated 6.3/10 based on 545 reviews

Ranked #7 out of 9 hotels in Swift Current

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Map Marker Swift Current Thriftlodge
605 North Service Road East, Swift Current, SK