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Ponderosa Motor Inn
Ranked #12 of 19 Hotels in Golden
Calgary
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Clean and comfortable”
Reviewed 18 March 2007

We just came from Golden and stayed at the Ponderosa Motor Inn. The rooms are clean and comfortable. The price is great too. It is a great little Motel. We have been going there for over 4 years. They upgrade often enough that the linens and pillows are always newer. The beds are comfortable too. There is a fridge in every room and fresh coffee and tea in the lobby. I recommend friends and family to stay at this place.

  • Liked — Cleanliness and rate
  • Disliked — sometimes heard the water pipes
  • Stayed March 2007, travelled as a couple
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1 Thank mojoCalgary
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Edmonton
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 February 2007

We were booked into this motel as part of a package deal on a ski bus trip. We stayed there 2 nights, and the 2nd night both my partner and I received bedbug bites - a total of 14 bites between us. We didn't react to the bites until after we had already checked out of the motel, and as we were on a bus we couldn't go back to complain. Since we had booked the room through the tour company, we registered our complaint through them, rather than going directly to the motel. That may have been a mistake, as the motel owners now say we should have gone directly to them. The tour company in turn complained to the motel, but the motel refuses to do anything for us. They claim that they have inspected the room and found no evidence of bed bugs. They also claim that other people who stayed in the room after us did not complain of bed bugs. In fact, they insinuated that we made up the allegations, which upsets me very much. I am 100% positive that we have bedbug bites, and I'm also 100% positive that they came from room 112 at the Ponderosa Motel. We spent a lot of money laundering every single item that we had with us, and doing everything else possible to ensure that we don't bring bedbugs into our home. I am extremely disappointed in the service that is being provided by the Ponderosa Motel, and their unwillingness to consider our complaint as a valid one.

  • Disliked — Bed bugs
  • Stayed February 2007
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2 Thank veggie_curl
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 June 2006

We needed a place to stay for just one night, as we were only passing through. This motel is low budget, but you definately get what you pay for. Our room was clean, but dark with only a small window. The bathroom smelled of damp earth and the shower continually dripped. The beds were also kind of hard and the TV was small. If you plan to stay in Golden or Revelstoke during the winter months reservations are definately reccomended, if you are fusy were you want to stay. These months are very busy with snowmobilers, skiers etc.

  • Stayed March 2006
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4 Thank Senga73
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Vancouver, Canada
Level 6 Contributor
275 reviews
110 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 509 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 August 2005

Well-located on the highway, next to the Ramada, the Ponderosa is a decent choice for a one-night stay. While the building is an old cement-block structure, the rooms are all serviceable and clean. Since the hotel extends away from the service road, highway noise, especially from the trucks that use this route heavily, is not a problem. No breakfast, but there is a hot-tub and a second-floor breeze way for smokers and others.

The normal summer rates range from $90 to $110. However, there are some budget rooms available for around $60-70. These are on the lower level at the back of the hotel. These rooms are smaller than normal and have only a shower but are otherwise serviceable.

  • Stayed August 2005
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6 Thank NW_Raven
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utah
Level 3 Contributor
11 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 August 2004

We were driving though Golden and had a reservation at the Ponderosa Motor Inn. When we got there our room was ready and they gave us a lower rate. The room was clean and the staff was helpful.

  • Stayed July 2004
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8 Thank stressedoutUtah
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Washington, USA
Level 5 Contributor
72 reviews
45 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 February 2004

Had a great stay at the ponderosa inn in Golden, BC. The rooms are large and very clean. The bathrooms are huge with a clean, deep bathtub, perfect for sore muscles. It is basic, motel style accommodations but cleaner and larger than most. Very reasonable rates and the hotel staff was very nice and accommodating. Highly recommend.
Only complaint is no clock in rooms.

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13 Thank WAhiker
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Additional Information about Ponderosa Motor Inn

Property: Ponderosa Motor Inn
Address: 1206 Trans-canada Highway, Golden, British Columbia V0A 1H0, Canada
Region: Canada > British Columbia > Kootenay Rockies > Golden
Amenities:
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #12 of 19 Hotels in Golden
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2 star — Ponderosa Motor Inn 2*
Number of rooms: 83
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