Best Seven InnBest Seven InnBest Seven InnBest Seven InnBest Seven InnBest Seven InnBest Seven InnBest Seven InnBest Seven InnBest Seven Inn

Best Seven Inn

8.1 | Very Good | #1 out of 2 hotels in Claresholm

Highly praised Claresholm hotel with fast Wi-Fi, comfy rooms, free breakfast & free dinner

  • Free amenities: Wi-Fi, hot breakfast, hot dinner, parking, local calls
  • The staff were very friendly according to guests
  • Guests were very pleased with the free breakfasts and dinners
  • Guests felt the hotel provided good services and good value
  • Very fast Wi-Fi, according to guests
  • Guests found the rooms comfortable and clean
  • No elevator to second floor rooms
  • Dated decor according to a few guests
Free Wi-Fi
Free Breakfast
Free Parking
Editor's Review
Updated May 20, 2015
The Best Seven Inn (formerly Thriftlodge Claresholm) provides convenient access to Highway 2, less than a minute drive away, and is well suited for guests who are looking to explore the area by car.

All rooms are smoke free and pet free and include air conditioning, free Wi-Fi which includes a dedicated router in each room, free local calls, a 46" LED flat screen TV with cable channels, a mini-fridge, a microwave, a coffeemaker, a desk and chair and a hair dryer. Rooms are furnished with one or two queen beds or one king bed. Room extras include a 2-person jacuzzi, a two-room suite and a kitchenette with stove top and large fridge. There are drive-up rooms on the first level and windows that open on the second floor.

A free hot breakfast is served daily from 6 am to 8 am and the hotel provides a free hot dinner nightly to guests. A Dairy Queen restaurant is located next door.

Free parking is available on site and accommodates oversize vehicles. Other on-site amenities include an exercise room, baggage storage, vending drink machines, fax and photocopy services and a guest laundry. There is no elevator to the second storey.

The town centre with shops, restaurants and the Claresholm Museum, is a 4-minute drive away. The Claresholm Aquatic Centre is a 10-minute drive and guests will find golfing at the Claresholm Golf Club in 3 minutes by car. The Willow Creek Provincial Park, which allows fishing, is a 35-minute drive away. Chain Lakes Provincial Park, featuring boating and kayaking, is 55 minutes away by car, while the Lethbridge County Airport (YQL) is a 60-minute drive away. (All driving time estimates: Google Maps)

Verified by a front desk agent on May 19, 2015: The hotel offers a room with a kitchenette ( includes stove top, large fridge) and a jacuzzi room with 2-person jacuzzi.
The Good
This motel with drive-up rooms was well pleasing to its guests, judging from recent reviews read for this analysis.

Although the property is older and dated, guests really enjoyed the hospitality of the owners, experienced primarily through the free hot breakfast and free hot dinner provided daily to all guests. Guests described these as delicious, varied and with generous portions.

Updates recently made to the property were appreciated as well and guests frequently commented on large rooms with comfortable beds, new furniture, very large high-definition flat screen TVs with good channel selection, and very fast Wi-Fi made possible by dedicated routers that were supplied in each room. Rooms were considered to be very clean, comfortable and quiet by many reviewers.

Many appreciated the accommodating and friendly owners that tried hard to please their guests and thought this motel provided amazing service and great value.

Adding value to the stay were: lots of free parking, windows that opened on the second floor, location right off Hwy 2, comfy pillows and blankets and an inner and outer entrance to some rooms on the main floor.

The Bad
There were not a lot of complaints found for this hotel in recent reviews read for this editorial.

Although many guests seemed to find the hotel quite comfortable, a few guests did mention that the hotel was still in need of updates and that the decor was dated.
Show Sources
Sources ranked this hotel #1 out of 4 hotels in Claresholm, with an average score of 4 out of 5, from 35 reviews. gave this property an average score of 7.8 out of 10, based on 30 guest reviews. 

Editor's Analysis by Tammy B.
Analyzed by Tammy B.
Writing chose Tammy from the moment she could hold a pencil. The stories may have changed through the years, from creative fiction to television news reporting, but Tammy's passion for words (and fondness for pencils) continues on.
Guest Reviews
Rated by Guests
8.1 / out of 10
"Very Good"
Ranked by Guests
1 / out of 2
hotels in Claresholm

The average guest rating for Best Seven Inn is 8.1 out of 10 based on 294 reviews from past guests. This average guest rating ranks Best Seven Inn at #1 out of 2 hotels in Claresholm.

Map Marker Best Seven Inn
4083 1A Street West, Claresholm, AB