I had to travel to Hinton on business for 2 days and researched every hotel/motel - read all the reviews and found prices to be extrememly high. I remembered the Pines Motel from way back and it was always a family run operation so gave them a call. The gentleman at the desk was very accommodating and when I said it was for 1 person I was quoted 69.00 plus tax which immediatly got my attention. I inquired as to what was in the room and was told 1 Queen bed, TV, wirless internet connection, fridge & microwave, full bathroom with tub and free parking at my door - wow - I immediatly booked for 2 nights. I arrived about 4:30 in the afternoon and was checked in within minutes by an extremely polite young gentleman at the front desk. I went to the room and was extremely happy with the entire set-up. The room was immaculately clean with everything placed just so nice and neatly - from the towels in the bathroom and the positioning of everything. The motel is older but has been kept in extremely good condition and the updates to the room are very nice and tasteful. the only thing I would recommend to reach 100% (instead of 95%) would be to replace the bedspread with either a new one or use bed skirts with a quilt. The room was so nice that a nice bed covering would have made it jjust perfect! ( I am not complaining - just giving a helpful hint) I have stayed in equivalent rooms to this that I would not object to paying 119.00 for a single person. Having stayed in some of the 'more modern looking ' hotels in Hinton in the past, this was just amazing;. The room is nicely spacious - has a nice table and 2 chairs - perfect for computer work while on business - an alarm clock, very good lighting - nice to see the power saver bulbs in the side lamps - the bathroom is tastefull upgraded with lots of counter space - very nice tiled floor - again - absolutely spotless- someone takes much pride in thier work and I left a generous tip because its a bit of the old fashioned that you don't much see these days. The beautiful oak cabinet houses a very nicely sized fridge and microwave and lots of drawer space. The TV is newer and has remote. I had no problem getting on to the internet ( I forgot to ask for the code and had to phone down for it) - Phone service is free locally as well as for toll free, calling cards etc. and had no problems phoning out/in. I was so pleased that when I got back from business on the first evening I reserved a third night so I could just relaxe for a day. Having found this fantastic place I will definatley be making more of the business trips to Hinton( I usually send someone else) - it's difinatley the BEST accommodation I have ever stayed at in Hinton,(That is over a 30 year time span)
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