Coast Medicine Hat Hotel
Older Facility that still Works
Travelling across the west to our new home we have 2 dogs with us so the Coast being pet friendly was a good choice.
The hotel is old and tired, it is in need of some tender care. The restaurant advertised in their web site is closed and not operating. There was continental breakfast although.
The staff was friendly and after listing off the many “dog” rules and signing our life away the stay was good.
A good over night while on the road place wouldn’t recommend unless you have pets.
- Dean H
Good, clean, comfortable accomodations.
Looked reasonable for a nights stay ($107 +taxes). Hotel appears to be older, but fairly well kept up. Front desk staff was friendly and helpful. Our room was clean and well equipped. Bed was actually very comfortable. Free Wifi and continental breakfast included. The breakfast was basic toast, cereal, yogurt and juices etc. My only concern about it was that it was on a mezzanine level that required 2 flights of stairs to walk up to, so is not accessible to anyone with mobility issues. We did watch a lady with a walker make her way up to it, but it was clearly very difficult for her and her husband. Having lived so much of our lives with a wheelchair, we tend to notice things like that.
Second time as a guest, will return
Stayed here five years ago and liked it so much booked again in May, 2014. Front desk staff were very friendly and helpful with directions and the loan of a phone charger (I’d forgotten mine.) The hotel is older and somewhat outdated however overall cleanliness and routine upkeep was apparent. My room was very clean, room was dark enough to ensure a good sleep and was just over $100 a night so very reasonable. The breakfast buffet had changed from my first visit with more ready made pre-wrapped baking selections, however fresh fruit and yogurt were available. The dining area is a bright sunroom so a lovely place to linger over a second cup of coffee. I had to change my reservation dates and when I noticed my credit card had charged one night on my cancelled date, Tammy, front desk manager phoned me directly to inform me the problem had been corrected.
- Laurine W
Impressive first visit!
I am often through “The Hat” and I have a regular hotel that I have visited over the years. I had not called ahead for a reservation but, as I was driving past this hotel, I was drawn in by their proud proclamation on their sign out front, “2014 Housekeeping Award”. I swung into the parking lot and as I entered the lobby, I was greeted by two very friendly front desk staff. This property is very serious about smoking. I have never been a smoker so I didn’t mind signing a separate form at check in, stating that I agree to pay a $200.00 surcharge if I smoked in my room. No big deal other than I also faced a 9″ x 12″ sign in my room stating that, “Smoking on the premises will result in immediate cancellation of a guest’s room!” And let’s not forget that $200.00 fine. No big deal for me but, smokers beware. I really do not have a negative other than perhaps to point out that the curtains are made out of diaphanous material and if you are sleeper that requires darkness to slumber, this may be a drawback on the longest day of the year when it stays light until 10:45pm. The hallways reminded me of my grandmother’s house, that slight hint of bleach combined with the smell of age that comes from an older property. The room was definitely clean. The bed had just the right amount of firmness and was replete with four very large pillows, perfect for sitting up in bed and finishing paper work. I slept like a baby. The rate was $30.00 below my usual hotel and that was without using the Coast loyalty card. The continental breakfast is a moderate affair with various pastry items each wrapped individually. For my stay there was no fresh fruit available. I will visit them again when I am next through Medicine Hat.
Clean, and that's about it.
We checked into our room late Saturday evening. The first thing we saw was a hotel staff member walking across the lobby in bare feet. I thought he was a lifeguard–but the hotel doesn’t have a pool. Guests from a wedding party were smoking, drinking, and fighting in the parking lot. My husband who is in law enforcement found this to be a very uncomfortable situation. The room was clean, and you can tell that they are trying to make this a nice hotel. We stayed in a room right next to two double doors that opened and closed early into the morning. The hotel did quiet down though around 12:30 am. We had booked the government rate of $109.00 for a double room. At checkout we were charged $129.00, and told that was the government rate. It is clean but not quite worth $149.00 a night. Guests should also be aware that it is next to a nightclub, although our issue seemed to be with obnoxious wedding guests and not the nightclub patrons.