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“Not Too Bad At All” 3 of 5 stars
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ThriftLodge Claresholm
4063 1 St. W., Claresholm, Alberta, Canada   |  
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Ranked #4 of 4 hotels in Claresholm
Edmonton
Top Contributor
143 reviews 143 reviews
55 hotel reviews
Reviews in 63 cities Reviews in 63 cities
90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
“Not Too Bad At All”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2012

This was our last hotel stay on a trip back home from the USA. We we drove up we wondered what we had gotten ourselves into especially after a bad experience in Whitefish, MT. Well don't let the outside fool you.

We got a double queen bed room for under $70. The room was spotless. It looks like there have been some renovations done here. The furniture was newer, flat screen TV, EXCELLENT mattress and we were one of only three rooms booked in the motel. It was very quiet and we had a very restful sleep. We liked the lower floor room with both a hall and an outside entrance. I wouldn't hesitate to stay here again.

Skip the "breakfast". We had a look and decided to head to Roy's for a hearty breakfast to get us home.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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Lethbridge, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2011

When i came here i didn't think that it was going to be the greatest, but it was actually really good. The room and the bathroom was really clean and modern, spotless. For the price, it is really worth it. There is free wifi, continental breakfast. The bed felt like it was new because its so comfy, with every amenity you could want - TV, microwave, fridge, iron, hair dryer, laundry room on the premises

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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California
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2009

I could go on at length, but here's just one incident to give you an indication of how low quality a place this is. When I booked a reservation online, the hotel charged me a $5.00 "reservation fee" without telling me that was in addition to the cost of the room, and to make it worse it showed up as a charge from American Airlines in Oklahoma, so I'm left wondering why the heck I have this random charge on my credit card statement. I'm thinking, "Was my card stolen?" No, it's just another example of this hotel's incredible lack of customer care.

  • Stayed May 2009, traveled solo
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Missoula, MT
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2008

I was so pleasantly surprised by this motel! It looks awful from the outside, but the inside has been recently renovated and it's actually very nice. They really should fix the outside of the building, because it's very misleading - I thought the place was going to be a trash heap.

This is my fourth night on a road trip through Canada, and this is by far the best deal I have gotten on a hotel so far. Only $92, and for that price I got free internet, a very clean and modern room with every amenity you could want - TV, microwave, fridge, iron, hair dryer, laundry room on the premises. The bed was also super comfortable, feels like a new mattress.

And, there's a Dairy Queen right next door! What more could you want?

  • Liked — Great value
  • Disliked — Outside of the building looks pretty bad
  • Stayed August 2008, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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Alberta
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39 hotel reviews
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78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2007

Don't let the outdated decor fool you. This Thriftlodge offers great value for a place just off Highway 2. My room on the second floor was decently sized featuring 2 queen beds. Even though it was close to the highway you couldn't hear the traffic.

I was thoroughly impressed with cleanliness of room's interior. There wasn't a speck of dust on the headboards or window sills and even the fridge & microwave were spotless.

Breakfast was simple, but ample. Check-in/out was a breeze. The staff was exceedingly friendly and I wouldn't hesitate to stay there again just for the "down home" country experience. Remember, this is a vintage establishment so don't expect a lot of frills, but excellent value and sincere hospitality.

  • Liked — Spotlessly clean! Friendly reception.
  • Disliked — Orange hallways.
  • Stayed April 2007, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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Additional Information about ThriftLodge Claresholm

Address: 4063 1 St. W., Claresholm, Alberta, Canada
Location: Canada > Alberta > Claresholm
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 4 hotels in Claresholm
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