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Three Hills, Canada
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

People at the desk are very helpful. I always stay here when passing through. I stay enough that I am after value for the price. the rooms are clean and the staff helpful. Not much more to say but i will add that if you are loyal customers it seems that they will give a better rate.

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Reviewed 24 October 2016

Adequate facilities and location. Within easy reach of restaurants and other stores, some are right next door . Enjoyed returning to stay after being away for four years .Still looks the same and comfortable.

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Thank Jimmy W
Vancouver
Reviewed 28 September 2016

The inns were full along the strip so we ended up at the Ponderosa. Cute little motor inn with a cutout of a Mountie as you pull into the parking lot to take pictures with. On check-in, after paying, the counter person informed us that the hot tub was closed for the night and doesn't open until after check out...

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Thank Haden O
Edmonton
Reviewed 21 August 2016 via mobile

Not impressed! Booked a month ahead as I was in Golden for a wedding, walked in to a room back in the 70's. Floor was slanted, a 19 inch tube tv, very uncomfortable bed, no plug ins near beds only behind tv, intermittent hot water, and very rough hostess who was missing a front tooth. Paid $175.00 for a $60.00...

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Reviewed 14 August 2016 via mobile

Last minute stay at this clean motor inn. The room was very clean but the beds were very uncomfortable and the plastic mattress covers made terrible loud noises every time I rolled over. The shower head was quite clogged with hard water deposits so it was not a very pleasant shower. For $180 I expected better, but at least the...

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Calgary, Canada
Reviewed 11 August 2016 via mobile

The front staff was kind and professional. The only complaint I had is the extremely uncomfortable bed and flat pillow. I had to fold my pillow in half to get any height and after only an hour in the bed my hips hurt so much as the bed was just too hard. We did ask the front desk if we...

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Thank grandmaroses
Reviewed 8 August 2016 via mobile

I was originally booked in here for 2 nights by my company without me seeing it. When I got into the room I was sadly disappointed by my accommodations. The room was extremely tired and in desperate need for an update. The carpet was stained, the air conditioner only moved around the hot air that was being produced by the...

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1Thank lesthor
Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 5 August 2016

Very tired accommodation, terrible beds, bathroom not so clean. This place is ok for a 1 night on the road stay, we arrived into town and could not find any accommodation available apart from the Ponderosa.

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Thank Wildwilbo
Calgary, Canada
Reviewed 31 July 2016

Clean, simple motel. Nothing fancy but had everything I needed. Good parking, fridge, clean room and reasonable prices. When we were checking in, it was obviously our rate with a reservation was much better than the drop-in guest. I think we were about $20-$30 cheaper per room. Easy walk to convenience store, fast food and bar.

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Thank JD419
Edmonton, Canada
Reviewed 27 July 2016

Okay nothing great needs an update tired and dated . Service ok location good had pretty views of the mountains priced fair . Overall just average the washrooms could definitely use an overhaul 120$ per night .

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
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  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
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  • Free Parking
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)

Additional Information about Ponderosa Motor Inn

Address: 1206 Trans-canada Highway, Golden, British Columbia V0A 1H0, Canada
Region: Canada > British Columbia > Kootenay Rockies > Golden
Price Range: $94 - $141 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 83
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“if you have any problems with your room ask the front desk to see another one, some rooms are upgraded a little more than others”
 of 5 bubbles tokyotiger2015, 21 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Our rooms were on the North side of the back section which was quiet with not much traffic noise.”
 of 5 bubbles JD419, 31 Jul 2016 | Read review
“also has a nice resturant in the same parking lot”
 of 5 bubbles glewcrew, 12 Jul 2016 | Read review
“Ask for a good room is you want one. Haha.”
 of 5 bubbles calgaryal, 5 Jan 2016 | Read review
“Non pet room probably smells better!”
 of 5 bubbles arleneb975, 3 Oct 2015 | Read review
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