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“We like a swim in the morning ....”
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Plains Motel
Ranked #3 of 10 Hotels in Brooks
Certificate of Excellence
Calgary
2 reviews
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“We like a swim in the morning ....”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 16, 2010

We've went to have a swim in the morning (the only reason we stayed there), only to find the pool opened at 11:00 am, same as checkout time. We spent our money for nothing and would not advise this place to anyone!!!!

When I made my reservations, I checked to ensure the pool would be open and warmed up, they just didn't bother to tell me that I wouldn't be able to swim there in the morning when I got up. What a rip-off.

  • Stayed July 2010, traveled as a couple
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dkusman, Manager at Plains Motel, responded to this review, August 16, 2010
We are sorry that you were unable to swim but our pool hours are clearly marked in the office as well as on the motel information sheet in your room. If you had asked about the hours when booking we would have happily told you that they are !!AM to 10PM. We are a small motel with little staff and we are unable to open the pool any sooner. The hours make it possible to have a clean and sanitary pool for our guests to enjoy.
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    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 13, 2010

After being offered smelly, dirty, old, "broom closets" at exorbitant rates in neighbouring communities, we were certainly glad that we decided to move on down the road and try Brooks. We regularly road trip throughout Canada now that we are retired, and the Plains provided us with likely the cleanest room we have had the pleasure of staying in that I can remember. Perhaps not the most "luxurious", but certainly in keeping with what we have at home. Staff were courteous, knowledgeable, and helpful. Rates most reasonable. Quiet and comfortable. And best of all - a REAL shower with hot water. Heartily recommended.

  • Stayed July 2010, traveled as a couple
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 9, 2007

This is an easy-to-find motel with clean and quiet rooms and courteous, professional service. We made a reservation ahead of time (we were travelling as a couple) and found the check-in and check-out process to be quick and easy.

The rooms were attractive, spacious, comfortable, and clean. The rooms have cement walls, so they were also very quiet despite being on one of the main streets in town.

This motel was a great launchpad for us to drive to Dinosaur Provincial Park (Alberta's must-see badlands) as it's near the edge of town on the very highway you need to take to the Park.

Overall, I'd recommend this reasonably-priced motel ($87 for a couple for one night) to anyone staying in or travelling through Brooks.

  • Liked — Quiet, comfortable rooms
  • Stayed August 2007, traveled as a couple
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Property: Plains Motel
Address: 1004 2 St W, Brooks, Alberta T1R 0N8, Canada
Location: Canada > Alberta > Brooks
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 10 Hotels in Brooks
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Plains Motel 2*
Number of rooms: 53
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Plains Motel is perfect for those of you on a tight budget, we are a smart choice. Our rooms are clean, comfortable and all come with free wireless, mini-fridges and microwaves. Several rooms with larger kitchenettes are also available, and there’s free coffee in the lobby. Stock up across the street at the IGA, open 24/7, or find well-priced meals next door. Relax in our indoor pool and sauna, and do a load of laundry in our on-site laundry room. We are a favourite place to stay for budget-minded travelers needing a good night sleep at the end of a long day ... more   less 
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