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Ponderosa Motor Inn

1206 Trans-canada Highway, Golden, British Columbia V0A 1H0, Canada
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Ranked #9 of 18 Hotels in Golden
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3 of 5 stars reviewed 4 weeks ago
Boboandme Prince Rupert, Canada
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Prince Rupert, Canada
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
Top Contributor
113 reviews 113 reviews
49 hotel reviews
102 helpful votes 102 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

Vancouver, Canada
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33 reviews 33 reviews
17 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

we stayed at this property in August 2014. I am a bit budget minded, and this place was fairly low price for the area. The room is very clean, everything is pretty good except breakfast. They have one table for breakfast and the place has about 65 rooms. The breakfast is advertised as continental and when you get there the... More

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

Hi Bigjim Glad to hear that everything was to your liking except the breakfast we are working on improving the breakfast area for seating and the variety of items, we do say it is a lite breakfast upon checkin , cereal , toast muffins , coffee , tea and juice . We hope to see you on your next trip... More

Port Coquitlam, Canada
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20 reviews 20 reviews
6 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Recently stayed at the Ponderosa for the second time in my life. First time was 8 years ago and I'm sure no renos have been done since. REALLY needs some TLC and up dating but otherwise it is clean and reasonably quiet. The Coffee pot in the room spat out about an 1/8 of a cup of hot water and... More

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

Good Leefboy , Sorry was stay was not want you expected we are trying to improve our workers attention to the workmanship and cleaniness of the rooms . We take care to improve our customers experience and want the best for them . Hope we will see you again to see the changes we are making and the improvements with... More

Fort Qu'appelle
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32 reviews 32 reviews
14 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

This has all the trappings of a family owned business, and they seem to do very well at it. Nothing fancy, nothing romantic, but near the Trans Canada Highway. It is an older property but well maintained for its age. Staff were helpful at the desk and check-in was quick. They have separate rooms for people with pets which we... More

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

Good day Bob , Glad to hear that your stay was very comfortable , we are trying to make each guests experience very good and comfortable . We looking forward to see you on your next trip . More

Toronto, Canada
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

We stayed one night in this motor inn right on the trans Canada highway on our way through the province. Front desk staff was friendly, room was clean and comfortable. Price included a bit of breakfast in the front lobby of cereal, toast, muffins, coffee and juice. Perfect to start our day. Would definitely stay here again. My only complaint... More

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

Thank you Valleydoll We are trying in everyway to improve our rooms and the exterior we appreciated any insight into what changes we can make to make our quests and customers happy . I am looking forward to watching these changes happen as I am sure on your next visit you will be happy with the updates and improvements .... More

Saskatoon, Canada
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

This just made the average rating. The hotel is quite dated, the room door was dirty on the inside and the bed linens are of minimal quality. Very basic continental breakfast, However the front desk attendant was pleasant so hence the average rating.

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

Good Day Whatever, I am sorry about the condition of the doors we are slowly working on improvements to the conditions of the rooms and the steady of the staff . I am happy to hear that the staff at the front desk was very friendly and helpful . We are trying to improve in all fields and customer service... More

Burnaby, Canada
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

On a stop over back to Vancouver. After a long day driving, we checked in, had dinner at the restaurant next door, then hit the sack. A clean basic room. The front desk clerk was friendly and found us a room (we didn't have a reservation). The place looks a bit run down on the outside, but the room was... More

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

Good Day Carrie, I am greatful for your comments or concerns about the conditions of the rooms we are slowly starting to work on tidying up things around the outside. Please bare with us and you will notice a change or improvements on your next stay with us . Thank you Holly More

Burnaby
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014 via mobile

Rooms are very clean. I work for a hotel and get creeped out easily and found no cleanliness issues. Very basic rooms with standard amenities but great if you are just driving through town and just need a room for the night. Hotel offers free basic continental breakfast too. NO bed bugs. Good location right off highway. We checked a... More

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

Thank you for your review we appreciated people comments and their concerns rather good or bad. I am glad to hear that your stay was good hope to see you again on your next visit ! We take pride in our rooms and hope that our customers are happy and comfortable . More

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Address: 1206 Trans-canada Highway, Golden, British Columbia V0A 1H0, Canada
Location: Canada > British Columbia > Kootenay Rockies > Golden
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 83
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