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Big Horn Motel
Ranked #14 of 22 Hotels in Radium Hot Springs
Reviewed 12 December 2013

We wanted to travel into Canada for several days, unsure where our destination might take us. We were happy to find friendly staff and receive a clean, spacious, comfortable room. We also received great recommendations for things to do in the area. Would definitely stay again!

  • Stayed: July 2013, travelled as a couple
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bill angela s, Owner at Big Horn Motel, responded to this reviewResponded 14 December 2013

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Reviewed 5 September 2013

What a nice find. The owner is so pleasant and helpful. The room is very spacious , clean and bed is super comfortable.
Such a good value place too! Nice to walk around the lovely town. Will definitely return.

Stayed: September 2013, travelled as a couple
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bill angela s, Owner at Big Horn Motel, responded to this reviewResponded 7 September 2013

Thank you your comments feel good.

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Reviewed 20 August 2013

I hadn't planned on staying in Radium Hot Springs on this trip but car problems forced me into looking for accommodation. It was a Friday and I was worried about everything being booked for the weekend. Those fears were starting to be realized when the first three places I checked were either full or would not accept pets.

As soon as I walked into the office of the Big Horn I felt a sense of relief. The fellow behind the counter listened patiently as I explained my situation. I lucked out and he had one room left, the only caveat being the person staying in it wouldn't be checking out for a few hours. No problem, I'll take it!

After killing some time walking around town I had to drop my car at the mechanic. I unloaded my stuff onto the lawn at the motel, dropped the car off, and then walked back to sit on the grass and enjoy the shade.

The owners were super nice to me. They offered to let me store my stuff in the office so I didn't need to stay out on the lawn. They even walked over to my spot on the lawn as soon as the room's previous occupant started leaving so I knew my wait was going to be ending shortly. They just needed some time to get the room cleaned and ready for me.

While I was expecting the repairs to my car to be completed on Saturday, there was always a chance for something to go wrong and for me to be delayed until Monday. The fellow was super accommodating and allowed me to book the room until Monday but said he wouldn't collect any payment or anything until I knew for sure how long I was staying.

The room wasn't large, but it had everything I needed as a single traveler with a dog. The big win for me was the fridge. I had been planning on camping so I had an electric cooler full of food and being able to store it in a chilled location was great. The room was also very clean and appeared to be well maintained.

The next day I stopped in at the office because I wasn't sure what to do. The mechanic had told me that my car wouldn't be ready until the afternoon sometime and checkout time at the motel was 11am. I explained my situation to the lady in the office and she said I could stay in the room until the afternoon and that wouldn't be an issue. I was pleasantly surprised that when I checked out I wasn't billed for an extra night despite holding the room until the afternoon.

Speaking of billing -- the price on this place was incredibly good. Being a resort town on a weekend I was expecting to pay a lot more than I did. I have stayed in a number of motels and this one was much nicer than many of them and charged me less than many of them too. Again, the office staff was so friendly in wishing me luck on the rest of my trip and sending me off with a hearty handshake. You just don't meet nicer people!

The only issue I had was the wireless signal in my room was very weak. I couldn't get my phone or tablet to work inside the room but they worked fine if I stepped outside my door.

I am actually really happy that I broke down here and lucked out in finding this place. When my fiancée moves to be with me I know we'll want to make a number of weekend trips to Radium and now I know which place we'll be staying at. The owners and staff of Big Horn Motel are the epitome of working to earn your business.

  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled solo
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bill angela s, Owner at Big Horn Motel, responded to this reviewResponded 23 August 2013

Glad to have met you hope to see you again.

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Reviewed 17 August 2013

Having stayed in Radium years ago my wife went on tripadvisor looking for a motel. She had chosen another motel with a similar name & asked me to call for a reservation. Well of course I called the wrong Big Horn & booked a room. I spoke with Bill on the phone & booked the room for the first night of our vacation. He gave me the rate & I was quite surprised it was so reasonable. He then asked me if I had AMA & he gave me an even better rate. I asked him if he needed my AMA # and he said "No, you wouldn't lie to me would you?" I responded "I've never lied to you before Bill & I would not start now." We shared a laugh & I said I would see him the next day. When my wife asked me later if I had booked the motel I told her I had. She asked me how much the rate was and I told her. She said "What? it was supposed to be twice that amount." She then showed me the website of the motel she wanted me to book. Oh well, I guess I messed up. However when we arrived in Radium we found this motel to be very clean, comfortable and very cozy. It never broke the bank & was one of the best valued places we stayed at on our recent vacation. Truly a nice place and I would definately return.

  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled as a couple
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bill angela s, Owner at Big Horn Motel, responded to this reviewResponded 19 August 2013

Nice to hear from you seen you soon?

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Reviewed 15 August 2013

Personable service, lovely spotless and shiny rooms. Very comfortable and off the main road so sleeping in a quiet and serene setting was perfect. Previous commenters have mentioned the BBQ and shuttle. We will be back. And the rates are extremely reasonable. Highly recommend a stay at the Big Horn Motel.

  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled as a couple
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bill angela s, Owner at Big Horn Motel, responded to this reviewResponded 17 August 2013

Very nice words, we look forward to your return.

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Reviewed 1 July 2013

We stayed there for 3 nights June 28, 29, and 30, 2013. Great people, great service, very nice bed, and the BBQ was well equipped and clean. All for a reasonable rate. I would recommend this plac effort anyone. Thanks Bill for the shuttle to and from the pool. We will be back!

  • Stayed: June 2013, travelled as a couple
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bill angela s, Owner at Big Horn Motel, responded to this reviewResponded 2 July 2013

Hi
Was a pleasure having you look forward to the next time.

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Reviewed 24 June 2013

We stayed here for three nights, great people, very clean place and reasonable. This was the 2nd stay and going again in August..........Free Wifi.....very comfortable beds and we even had soaker tub in our unit and BBQ as well as well-equipped kitched...........very happy

Room Tip: Suite was on Golf course side and nice view of mountains..........It was a great trip as well as sta...
  • Stayed: May 2013, travelled as a couple
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bill angela s, Owner at Big Horn Motel, responded to this reviewResponded 25 June 2013

Thank you for the kind remarks.

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Address: 4881 St. Mary's Street | Box 10, Radium Hot Springs, British Columbia V0A 1M0, Canada
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Region: Canada > British Columbia > Kootenay Rockies > Radium Hot Springs
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Shuttle Bus service
Hotel Style:
#1 Best Value Hotel in Radium Hot Springs
Price Range: £48 - £70 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 20
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Big Horn Motel is clean and comfortable with ample parking, (totally renovated in 2011) walking distance (1/2 block) to downtown. Shuttle to the hot springs pool available. Barbecue and gazebo also available. Free ice. ... more   less 
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Big Horn Hotel Radium Hot Springs

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