We had stayed here in the past without incident - I guess our luck ran out.
When we checked in the room had a bit of an odor to it, seemed like something sprayed to try and cover cigarette smoke. After I took a nap I realized that there was blood on the sheets. Seriously! I double checked that it wasn't a cut on my leg or something and it wasn't. I immediately went to the front desk and complained. Before housekeeping arrived I noticed a dirty washcloth hanging in the shower and complained about that as well. I was so grossed out but hubby convinced me to stay since it was only one night and we watched them change all of the linens.
The next morning we grabbed breakfast before heading back to pack up and check out. We were drinking coffee chatting and all of a sudden our door opens and it's housekeeping (I assume) and they want to take all of the towels and linens. WHAT THE HECK???? Hubby told them we were checking out soon and to come back later. I have never, EVER, had someone barge in like that to essentially start cleaning the room, especially so close to checkout time (that was the one time we didn't have the dead bolt locked. Lesson learned).
The entire stay was a disaster and we will never, ever stay there or any Western Budget again. And no discount was given at checkout either (not that we expected it but it would have been a nice gesture to try and salvage some of the stay).
If you do decide to stay here check the room for cleanliness before you get settled in and ALWAYS keep the deadbolt locked on your door.
Just a final FYI, the access doors from the parking lot to the building don't have any locks on them so there is essentially no security in the building.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Welcome to your home away from home here in south Red Deer. Our property is located on the west side of Gasoline Alley across the street from Costco. We have 59 rooms available from single rooms with 1 queen bed up to a 2 bedroom suite. We have 2 family rooms that also has a set of bunk beds as well. All rooms have a gas fireplace, full size refrigerator in them. We also have a number of Jacuzzi suites where the jacuzzi can easily fit 2 adults. Free WI-fi Ultra high speed internet, 90 channel cable digital TV's with 5 Cable TV Movie Channels. A indoor salt water pool maintained at 84 degrees and a complimentary light continental breakfast. For those who need to check email etc, we have a surfing station in our lobby to write those emails and keep in touch. We hope to see you soon and drop by for a visit. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Western Budget #1 Hotel Red Deer
- Western Budget Reddeer #1 Red Deer, Alberta