I didn't think this motel was as bad as some reviews make it out to be, but it also wasn't anything special. In the future, I would probably pay a little bit more and stay elsewhere.
Unfortunately, the lobby does have a strong odour. It reminded me of mothballs, and it didn't make a great first impression. Our room seemed clean, but it was also easy to tell that the motel is an old one that has been renovated. There are definitely signs of its age in the rooms and on the outside. The free breakfast was basic but adequate, offering cereal, toast, coffee, and juice. It's enough to get you going in the morning, and pretty much what I would expect from a free breakfast at a motel of this type.
The location is either great or not-so-great depending on what you're looking for. It's in the old downtown area of Drumheller. There's a Shopper's Drug Mart, a pub, and a nice cafe right across the street, and it's within walking distance to the World's Biggest Dinosaur and the Aquaplex. However, the downtown area seems rundown and the motel is far away from the newer commercial area of Drumheller, where there are more restaurants, etc.
Overall, it was an OK stay.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Econo Lodge Inn & Suites® hotel is a short five minute walk to downtown restaurants and shops, and provides convenient access to nearby attractions such as the Homestead Antique Museum, Royal Tyrrell Museum, the Drumheller Stampede Grounds and Reptile World Zoo.All guestrooms of this Drumheller hotel feature new microwaves, refrigerators,flat screen tv's with cable. Newly renovated bathrooms with new tubs, dual flush toilets and new tiles.Drumheller is located in the heart of the Canadian Badlands in Southern Alberta, and the Drumheller Valley offers hotel guests a wide variety of recreational activities amidst spectacular scenery. Located along the banks of the Red Deer River, Drumheller boasts a number of beaches, including nearby New Castle Beach.Premium amenities at this Econo Lodge hotel include:Free continental breakfast with upgrades such as oatmeal, apples, pastries, yogurt and 4 types of cereals;Free in-room wireless high-speed Internet access;Free local calls;Limited pet friendly rooms;All non-smoking rooms Ample on-site parking and free overflow parking on streets day and night.This building is part of the rich history of Drumheller. The current owners have spent close to $3m on renovations in the last 7 years they have owned it. Happy and satisfied guests is our motto. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Econo Lodge Inn & Suites Drumheller Alberta