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Rondo Motel

6.6 | Fair | #12 out of 15 hotels in Golden

Budget-friendly motel in downtown Golden with comfy rooms, hot tub and sauna

  • Free Wi-Fi, free parking
  • The hotel's rooms were found to be clean and well equipped by several reviewers
  • Guests liked the friendly staff of this hotel
  • Guests liked the location, just off Hwy 95 and a 7-minute walk to the downtown core
  • Many lodgers were pleased with the hotel's reasonable and affordable rates
  • Guests can request microwaves at front desk
  • A few guests reported no toiletries and dated decor
Free Wi-Fi
Free Parking
Editor's Review
Updated Oct 12, 2014
Located just off Highway 95 in downtown Golden, the Rondo Motel is suitable for road travellers who prefer an affordable and centrally located hotel with extended kitchen amenities and easy highway access.

Each of the hotel's guest rooms comes equipped with air conditioning, free Wi-Fi, cable TV, a coffeemaker, a mini-fridge and a table and two chairs. Microwaves can be requested and are subject to availability. Rooms with a kitchenette, a separate bedroom and a living area with a sofabed are also available, and the hotel does not offer wheelchair-accessible rooms. 

Hotel amenities include a hot tub, a sauna, free parking and free plug-in parking. Smoking and non-smoking rooms are offered and pets are not permitted.

Kicking Horse Mountain Resort offers skiing about a 4-minute drive away, while Golden Cinema can be found 2 minutes away on foot. Yoho National Park is roughly a 30-minute drive from the hotel and Calgary International Airport (YYC) is a 3-hour drive from the hotel. (All distances and travel time estimates: Google Maps)

Verified with a front desk agent: Free Wi-Fi, free parking, pets not permitted, not wheelchair accessible. (Call Date: November 6, 2013)

The Good
The majority of the reviews sourced for this analysis were positive, with praise going to the hotel's location, rates and rooms.

Many lodgers were pleased with the hotel's location. They described it as safe, downtown and easy to find, as well as close to Sobey's, restaurants, highway access, shopping, Kicking Horse Mountain Resort and Yoho National Park.

The hotel's rates were praised by numerous reviewers, who described them as cheap, reasonable and affordable. One patron remarked, "At only $60 a night for a room for two, spotlessly clean, with a microwave and fridge, this little motel competes with the larger much more expensive motels in Golden".

Several guests enjoyed the hotel's accommodations. They described their rooms as clean, quiet, well equipped and well maintained, with efficient air conditioning, comfortable beds and good Wi-Fi signals. A few travellers had complaints about their lodgings, however, (see below).
The Bad
While the majority of reviews consulted for this analysis were positive, there were a few complaints about the hotel's rooms.

Although the majority of reviewers enjoyed their clean and well-equipped rooms, a few guests had complaints about their accommodations. Various complaints were: dated decor and furniture, no toiletries, cigarette odours in non-smoking rooms and uncomfortable beds.
Show Sources
Sources guest reviews rated the hotel 3.6 out of 5 with an 89% recommendation rate from 156 reviews. guest reviews ranked the hotel #4 of 18 Golden hotels with an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 from 45 reviews. guest reviews rated the hotel 3.6 out of 5 from 40 reviews.

The author called the hotel on November 6, 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
Rated by Guests
6.6 / out of 10
Ranked by Guests
12 / out of 15
hotels in Golden

The average guest rating for Rondo Motel is 6.6 out of 10 based on 1442 reviews from past guests. This average guest rating ranks Rondo Motel at #12 out of 15 hotels in Golden.

Map Marker Rondo Motel
824 Park Dr., Box 258, Golden, BC