Large spacious rooms but kept awake by noisy pool area
We had booked an Alaska cruise, rocky mountaineer and Calgary Stampede package and had stayed in five diffrent hotels in Canada – this was our third hotel. Our room was very spacious. It was clean and comfortable. We had two external doors, one leading to the hotel corridor and the other to the pool area. The pool area was very pleasant but it was full of screaming children. It was supposed to close at 10 pm but there was still children playing in the pool after 10.30 pm. Not what you need when you go to bed early to get up at 5 am to join the Rocky Mountaineer!! The reception asked us about our stay and we mentioned the noise from the pool. They apologised and told us that the 10 pm rule was usually strictly enforced and that they would investigate the matter.
Close, no cigar
The good: the room is spacious and clean, appointed with the typical stuff you find in almost every room these days. Close to a mall if you need something, or a theater if you can’t figure out the cable channel guide. Located just off the highway yet no highway noise. Nice views from the restaurant.
The bad: Cave lighting. No, really. I’ve seen caves with better lighting. Get used to waking into a cave to find a second light, which is one of those absolutely pathetic CFL’s (environmentally friendly with the biohazard disposal instructions). An outside balcony that seems to serve no useful purpose. There are no chairs, too small for anything but a garden nome. The auto door closer tried but wouldn’t, though I think it was in league with the bathroom fan. Pillows that have seen better days. Probably in the last decade.
Housekeeping on the other hand, superb. They are the only reason I suspect anyone would elect to stay in a Coast Cave.
The dinning facilities, yes, they have them. There is no buffet, unless you’re on a bus tour. And considering the quality of breakfast, ANY buffet would be a huge step up. Toast that has the consistency of a cracker, dry, butter that’s been around for so long it’s separated, hash something that’s impersonating hash browns. Ugh.
However for lunches and dinners there are some superb menu selections. Well prepared and nicely appointed.
Comfortable but noisy
I have stayed at this hotel a couple of times as a team for swimming events. The hotel has been renovated, beds are very comfortable, rooms are spacious too. Awesome location to Tim Hortons, starbucks, gas stations, mall, and a pub is right across the street. But the wonderful lounge and restaurant is great. I will remember to bring some earplugs for my next visit.
Great place to stay
very clean and inviting hotel! Our kids loved the pool and it was open until 10 which was nice for our late arrival! Restaurant food was fantastic but took a long time. Rooms were very clean and beautiful presentation! Room wasn’t as quiet as I expected but not that bad.
The hotel looks brand new, the rooms are Fabulous!! Helpful and friendly staff, Starbucks coffee in the room, extra pillows and blankets, fridge and microwave, iron and ironing board. Lots of free parking and beer and wine store onsite. Great restaurant in the hotel.