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Ponderosa Motor Inn

1206 Trans-canada Highway, Golden, British Columbia V0A 1H0, Canada
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Ranked #12 of 18 Hotels in Golden
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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Neenah, Wisconsin
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

we are traveling from Wisconsin to Seattle via Canada. got into Golden, Alberta and all gas stations were very busy. pulled into one the had diesel on one side and super on other, two hoses. filled both bikes up only to find out later that it was diesel in both hoses. called ponderosa motor inn listed in our online travel... More 

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Spokane, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was en route to Calgary and spent the night here. I was happy with the cleanliness of the room and the helpfulness of the staff. Nothing fancy but a clean quiet room. Easy access for travelers. Walking distance to night life. Would recommend for a quick night's stay.

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Peace River, Canada
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I consider it extortion when hotels charge a ridiculous amount of money (total room cost including taxes $184) for a room that is outdated, old, musty, discolored flooring, heavily stained rug, hairs found on bathroom floor -- causing one to wonder how often the bedspreads get washed. Wifi - unsecured. Unfortunately we had traveled all day and were tired and... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed here for one inight in July. Room itself basic but clean. Generally motel needs updating-hallway, stairs etc. Breakfast in am adequate if a little chaotic. Supposed to eat in room but no trays to bring breakfast back to room. People walking around with hot coffee! Some people had to make a few trips with cereal, toast etc. Ice machine... More 

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Kelowna, Canada
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very basic. The room looked like it had not been cleaned very well at all (cookie or bread crumbs on the dresser, floor did not appear to have been vacuumed and who knows when the quilts on the bed had been changed and/or washed.

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Calgary, Canada
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5 hotel reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014 via mobile

Our family use to stay here every year we came to Golden to ski. It was affordable, clean, friendly, helpful staff and gave you the basic services. This year it is expensive for what you get and not friendly or helpful staff. There was some misunderstanding at check in when I had previously called and clearly booked 2 nights. I... More 

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holly l, Manager at Ponderosa Motor Inn, responded to this review

Good Day Cheri, Sorry to hear that your stay was not up to par and that there was confusing days on how long you were booked for .We try and keep our customers happy and try and accomdate the loyal ones. As staff not be friendly or helpful I am sorry for that and are working on that. I hope... More 

Fort Saskatchewan, Canada
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68 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

This is an older motel, however the rooms have been renovated and are very comfortable. The room rates are affordable. the rooms are spacious, and very well kept. The service was very good. The rooms are basic, however have everything one requires to enjoy a good nights sleep. Well worth looking into if you are planning a trip to or... More 

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holly l, Manager at Ponderosa Motor Inn, responded to this review

Thank You Terry, Yes , we are a older motel and have been slowly renovating the rooms . I am happy to see that everything you need was provided for you and that the service was good . We take pride in the work we do and in taking care of our guests . Again I thank you Terry and... More 

Prince Rupert, Canada
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14 reviews
7 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014 via mobile

This is very quaint looking motel that is obviously cared for, however the beds are absolutely wretched. I understand that if you are only charging 70-80$ a night you can't afford to put new beds in all the units at once but change some and charge a bit more get some better reviews and you'll get busier, the rooms are... More 

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holly l, Manager at Ponderosa Motor Inn, responded to this review

Good Day Boboandme Glad to hear that your stay with us was ok sorry to hear about the beds we are slowly trying to improve things slowly and yes working on getting new beds is in the works. We are slowly updated each section and getting them comfortable. . We try and put our love and attention into the rooms... More 

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4 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

The rooms are very old , not very comfy and you don't get much for the price. Old plumbing, old carpet, not dirty but not a clean feeling. Too expensive ! No breakfast or almost nothing. FYI : pet fees is $15 per pet and night. We stayed only one night and it was enough. I would recommend to try... More 

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holly l, Manager at Ponderosa Motor Inn, responded to this review

Good Day Marie , Sorry your stay was not want you expected but your room was booked through booking .com and we do not get to set the rate or deals you get . If you would have booked through the hotel or our website the room price would have been different and again I apolized for the price. As... More 

Vancouver, Canada
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51 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 117 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

We arrived after going through a long drive from Rocky Mountain House. We were greeted by a very friendly worker who checked us in, and was quite polite. The room was comfortable, and was well presented. The breakfast as mentioned in the accommodation guide for British Columbia said that there was a light continental breakfast. When we were checked in,... More 

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holly l, Manager at Ponderosa Motor Inn, responded to this review

Good Day Matwaites Glad to hear your stay was good , and I apoloze for the morning staff there is a lot going on and with keeping up with the breakfast rush I will address this matter with the team . With regards to the hand rail they will be dealt with asap. We are happy to hear about your... More 

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