Best Western Cold Lake Inn,  Cold Lake

4.0/5  - based on 164 guest reviews.
4815 52nd Street, T9M 1P1, Cold Lake, Canada - See map
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Hotel advantages

  • 24-hour front desk
    24-hour front desk
  • Air conditioning
    Air conditioning
  • Free parking
    Free parking
  • Safe deposit box
    Safe deposit box
  • High speed internet access
    High speed internet access
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Your next vacation will be a breeze in this lovely Cold Lake hotel situated in beautiful Alberta, Canada. Modern convenience meets traditional charm. The prime location is why guests return to this Cold Lake hotel again and again. You'll be right in the middle of all of the action, but still enjoy the privacy and seclusion of a true getaway. Take advantage of the attached, full service restaurant, the Sawmill Steakhouse and Lounge, open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Hotel guests receive a discount on breakfast. Every room is non-smoking in this Cold Lake hotel so you will instantly feel right at home. If you're traveling with little ones, they'll love the spacious pool and waterslide. These idyllic waters are the perfect way for everyone in the family to cool off and relax. In the mood to explore? The best of Cold Lake is right outside your door. Enjoy a day trip to the Cold Lake Marina or Provincial Park, the famous air show, Race the Base for adventure seekers, and a bevy of golf and skiing options. It's an outdoor lover's paradise here and you've got the best seats in the house. This Cold Lake hotel is the perfect choice for those traveling for pleasure or for business. Business travelers will find that they are conveniently located close to the local military base, as well as oil and construction companies. Rest assured that your business trip will be easy and comfortable, and that you will have everything you need to take care of things. Choosing this prime Cold Lake hotel is a smart choice and an easy win for all of your travel needs. Reserve your room at Best Western Cold Lake Inn today for an unforgettable stay!

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Best Western Cold Lake Inn,Cold Lake
  • 3
    « Sporting team travel »

    The room was clean and comfortable, bed was good, didn't like the pillows, but that is just my own personal preference. Last time we were there breakfast was included, now we just got 50% off breakfast, so this was a disappointment, seems we had kids there on a budget. The restaurant food was good , but too expensive for a sports team, and then they added the 15% tip on the food bill, which the service did not warrant a 15% tip. They didn't even have us seated together. If travelling with a sports team, next time I would book at the holiday inn across the road. Overall total price too expensive.

    « Best stay at a hotel »

    Very well maintained, friendly helpful staff. Has everything on site or within walking distance. Highly recommend this hotel. Great food, bar and rooms. The location is excellent for shopping or checking out the town. Too bad all the hotels weren't as good as this one.

    « Wonderful Mini-staycation »

    Extremely helpful and concerned staff. The breakfast was very delicious and I made sure that I was able to eat it by getting ready in time - it was very hard to leave the extremely comfortable bed, but the breakfast was worth it. My husband has back issues and he was very happy with the comfort of the bed and pillows, as well. The room was nicely decorated and had a beautiful view of the city. I live in Cold Lake and I wanted to have a mini vacation as it was my husband's birthday and we hadn't really left the city for any long duration so I wanted something special to celebrate his birthday and provide a relaxing escape from the everyday (while still being close to home). I didn't realize how high up the hotel actually is, and from the fourth floor the view from our window was breathtaking. It was hard to believe we were in our own "home-town" and it truly was like having an escape. We had supper in the Sawmill on-site and it was very good. The breakfast was very good, as well - there was an assortment of dry cereals, scrambled eggs, crispy bacon, potato wedges, waffles, apple juice, orange juice, and toast. The rooms were very clean - even the hair blow dryer was clean (I have seen some hotels where there is dust in them). One of my favourite things about the room was the lights above the bed and to the side of the bed. I am a reader and crocheter and it is hard to read or crochet while relaxing on the bed usually, as the table lamps are not very bright or not high enough. At this Best Western in Cold Lake - the lighting was perfect - pot lights just above the headboard (perfect for reading while someone else dozed) and the lights next to the bed where bendable so that you could direct the light where you wanted it - and it was bright enough but not distracting to the dozing person. Did I mention the bed? I know I did, but I can't say it enough - the bed was like nestling into a cloud and the pillows were soft, too. Best Western is known for the comfort of their beds and pillows and this hotel did not disappoint. I will definitely be staying here again - maybe for longer next time. A hidden gem in the City of Cold Lake.

    « Fine »

    The building is nice and clean and staff were friendly. We travel a LOT and felt it was a bit pricey for what it is, but hey! Supply and demand I guess. We've stayed in lovely boutique hotels in Edmonton for the same cost. As another reviewer noted, the bed was very comfortable, but the pillows were thick and lumpy. The bedding was very soft. We also agree with another reviewer that the room was quite dark, even though our window had an unobstructed view with light coming in! The shower was great with lots of water pressure. Even though the place was full, there was never a shortage of hot water. As for the included breakfast... it was ok on Saturday, but nothing to get excited about. Enjoyed the waffle station. On Sunday, the food was in the foyer and although it was all in steam tables, everything was cold and dry (this was a full hour before breakfast ended). The pancakes were like rubber. I'm not a picky eater, but I couldn't finish my meal. My comment regarding this is, if you're going to do a full breakfast do it well. Otherwise, do a good continental breakfast and leave out the hot food. Or don't offer breakfast, reduce the room rates by a few $ and continue to offer a 20% discount at the restaraunt. Also, I don't mind using paper plates, but plastic cutlery is horrid. It really diminishes any meal. I'm impressed that management has responded to so many comments, but I hope they follow up, not just pay lip service. We'll be returning to Cold Lake in the new year.....

    « Always a great experience! »

    I have stayed in at Best Western Cold Lake Inn a number of times. It's my favourite spot. The staff were friendly and helpful. Rooms were very clean and nice and the beds were very comfy. The Sawmill on site for business dinners and the New Ruth's VLT lounge is a great time. Decent sized gym. Perfect location! If you are traveling with kids, the water slide looked like a great time. This hotel is a delight! I highly recommend this hotel to anyone.

    « Best Western Cold lake inn. Very good Hotel with all you need. »

    Very good , clean , Food great. Pool and slide , sports bar , Lounge , and dining . Friendly staff. I Enjoyed staying there. I will stay there again when returning. It is also centered in Cold Lake which makes it convenient.

    « Very nice hotel, but a few things missing. »

    The hotel room was clean and the restaurant was very good. However it is difficult to get a good sleep because the bed quilt is so heavy and hot. You either have it on you and roast; or have it off you and freeze. We ended up asking for a regular blanket. The hotel staff were friendly. Would stay there again though.

    « Trip to see cousins »

    We stayed at the best western and just took a chance to get a room the staff was very friendly and helpful gave us different places to see as we had to wait for our cousins the room was very clean and cheerful there was a soccer tournament going on that weekend but it was still very quiet and comfortable I would recommend this hotel to anyone

    « Not happy with original offerings for price »

    Gee we had booked online using a telephone agent. When we arrived at the location we were shocked with what was offered. It was on the back side of the motel complex and not in the hotel. The cost was at least $30 higher than other motels in the area. Upon entrance to the motel suite we were disgusted that it smelled of cigarette smoke. I had decided at this point to book out. If it wasn't for the clerk at the hotel counter we would have left all together. She exchanged rooms so we could stay in the main hotel. We will never book online again with Best Western and will probably stay at another hotel in the area when we go back for business. Too much hassle.

    « Extremely Dangerous Waterslide »

    We stayed the night of August 6, 2016, ***Warning; the waterslide is too dangerous for any hotel. Parents need to be warned. I broke my collarbone on my first slide down. Another male had gotten injured on it a few minutes prior. He warned us about it. We were told by staff that in two years, nobody had notified them of any injuries. Really? On our way home, we met a total stranger in Lloydminster who knew all about this particular dangerous slide at Cold Lake Best Western. She knew a teen who had broken their arm on the slide at the Cold Lake Best Western. Had they too not bothered to mention it to the front desk? I would never let my child of any age go down this water slide. The speed at which your body is whipped against the walls of the last curves could easily lead to a concussion and possible death. Is that what needs to happen before this slide is shut down? The following day a 10 year old boy was killed on a water slide in the United States. I have been to West Edmonton Mall Water Park and enjoyed their slides of all kinds immensely. You go there knowing it is a waterpark with rides of all speeds and danger levels. The slide at Cold Lake Best Western does Not belong in a hotel. Either close it down or change the sign to Extremely Dangerous . . . Serious Injury Will Occur. As well, I found some photos on-line that are not accurate representation of this particular water slide. For example; a young girl riding a tube down a gentle water slide. Really? This needs to be corrected to accurately reflect the dangerous slide it truly is. Parents, be warned.

  • 3
    « Over priced »

    The location and grounds are nice. Staff friendly. But over 153 for government rate? It's robbery. Best Western's are independently run which sucks as the owners can make their own prices and rules. Also we had trouble with our room's card. Overall great stay, however would of went elsewhere if it wasn't for the pool. Also stains on white sheets. Yuck.

    « Moving »

    the Cold Lake Best Western is a very nice hotel, I have to highlite the server Joan in the Sawmill restaurant. this woman is the best employee in the hotel, she is frindly, provesional and she rememberd us from privious stays. as a little side note. the hotel went througe some renovations that improved the look a lot and looks very nice.

    « Rates about three stars »

    An ok hotel, we stayed in the older portion and the rooms are quite dated. We didn't get a look but i'm sure the new section of the hotel is much nicer. We weren't offered any choice between new or old section's. Restaurant was nice, reasonable prices, breakfast included with the room was a hot breakfast, scrambled eggs, sausage, toast, bagels, waffles, cereal etc. Staff were all friendly.

    « Super Comfortable Beds »

    We had an amazing experience at this hotel. The staff were friendly and helpful, the hall we were in was nice and quiet, the food was tasty, and the beds were super comfortable! If we're ever back in the area, this is definitely where we will stay again.

    « Comfy enough for my liking »

    We were surprised to have a room in the inn portion, but that was fine. The housekeeping staff clearly leaves the door open while cleaning (I understand that), due to this fact, we found a frog in our bathroom. Other than that the room was clean. The bed was comfortable but the pillows lumpy. It was really really dark in our room, even with the lights on. We did receive a coupon for a free breakfast for Saturday, but we would have to pay for it on Sunday. Overall, it was a fine place to sleep, but we didn't spend a lot of time there.

    « Upgrading in Progress »

    Had a room in the West wing, the area is under renovation. Room was fine, but needed a cleaning from the last occupants - potato chip crumbs all over the couch and floor. King bed was comfortable; pillows were awful, stuffed with foam chunks, yech. Had problems with the AC system, staff quickly fixed it. Breakfast room was too small for the number of guests, food was running out, tables and chairs were not available right away. Staff were very friendly and helpful. What the hotel needs to do is improve the breakfast area; get some better pillows on the beds; and clean the rooms with more diligence.

    « Best Western ---NO more »

    Maple Flag is no reason to boost your rates for regular patrons . Rates quoted vary from rate charged. Housekeeping not up to speed on who has checked out.Parking in front of motel units not reserved for checked in patrons

    « Stylish Comfort in Cold Lake »

    This hotel is a delight. Quiet room that was decorated with class & style. Quiet room even though near elevator. In Room service was excellent, as was comfy bed. We were very impressed and would certainly stay again.

    « Nice place »

    I stay at this hotel with my dog... Room was really nice and clean... Only thing ... When you have your dog with you is little complicate to go out.... The hotel have rail around and only one way to get out... not really pleasant when you have the last room and not enough grass around for the "I need to go " dog things...but for people's without pets ... all is nice

    « Over priced rooms for a Best Western »

    Hotel was completely full for a dance competition and the hotel decided to increase their rates for a standard room to $170 a night (and that was with the AAA discount). Hotel hallway was under construction, so lots of dust and had a strong paint smell. Manager did finally give me a lower rate, but as a rewards member I was not happy that this hotel chose to gouge families and take advantage of a dance competition to make some extra money, especially when other newer hotels did not do this.

  • 4
    « beautiful room - but pricey. »

    we recently stayed at this hotel for 3 nights. The first two nights I paid for with my airmiles, but then we decided to stay one more night.. that evening is what was so expensive. Unfortunately, Cold Lake is way over priced to begin with.. for usually very mediocre rooms. This was a very nice Hotel though, very clean, quiet, wonderful comfy beds and a very good free breakfast in the morning. We did , however, find the room extremely warm.. even with the heat off and the window open.

    « Welcome to Cold Lake »

    I recently stayed at the BW Cold Lake for the first time. The hotel is currently under renovations but it was still clean and quiet for the time I was there. Newly renovationed rooms are in use. I stayed on the second floor and was down the hall from a well appointed gym complete with Keiser spin bike! Complimentary breakfast and good water pressure make for the start of a good day at this hotel. Travelling with kids? The waterslide looked like a great time!

    « we had a good weekend »

    my baby granddaughter turn 2 and we had a excellent weekend at the Best western we will be and has been the place of choice for the pass 7 years. the place is clean and friendly food is good , the pool is a welcome place for the children to go and burn some energy,we like coming they know our name and likes .

    « Work Trip »

    Not the best stay for us at a Best Western . Being a Platinum member I asked for the best rate and it was still a little high and was given a room that you had to go through the construction area plus our room had a ladder right outside the window from the construction area . We never got a room upgrade or our welcome bag as well . Overall breakfast was great , pool area very good , decent parking and close to other amenities .

    « Friendly and Welcoming »

    Overall we had a good experience. Lovely hotel, reception staff were very helpful. They have free buffet breakfast...lots of choices and the quality of dishes are very good... This has been one of my favourite Best Western hotels.

    « Wonderful Weekend »

    The entire stay was a pleasant...My family stayed at Best Western Cold lake Inn to attend the hockey tournament... Staff go above and beyond to ensure we have an enjoyable stay... Definitely worth going back to!

    « Highly recommended »

    We stayed at Best Western because we were attending a wedding in Cold Lake. The food was really good at the restaurant... rooms are spacious and the beds are comfy. The hotel staff were terrific and accommodating..

    « The place to stay in Cold Lake »

    We had a wonderful time during our weekend stay at Best Western Cold Lake. Kids loved the delicious buffet breakfast and the pool with waterslides. Worth every penny spent. I like that the hotel is close to so many great restaurants. Thanks for the service!

    « Business Trip »

    I came to Cold Lake for a business meeting. I only stayed for 1 night but was impressed with the service...I was given a complimentary room upgrade to a deluxe king bedroom. Dedicated and helpful staff.. I look forward to returning.

    « Good Location! »

    Our hotel was perfectly located for our activities, the kids' hockey tournament. Stayed for two nights and had a wonderful experience. Our room was awesome, we checked in early and the staff was very accommodating.

  • 5
    « Beautiful hotel »

    We spend a couple of nights here and everything was great. Breakfast buffet was excellent, good wi-fi and all staff were extremely helpful. Love the swimming pool with water slides and a hot tub! We were glad that we had chosen Best Western Coldlake Inn.

    « Amazing hospitality »

    I had a wonderful experience during my stay at Best Western Cold Lake Inn. Staff were very professional and friendly, clean rooms and the bed was so comfortable, great restaurant and the location is perfect! I will recommend this to anyone who is planning to visit cold lake.

    « Always a great experience »

    We have stayed at Best Western Cold Lake Inn a number of times when in Cold Lake. It is our favorite spot. The newly renovated rooms are beautiful and the continued service of the staff at the hotel is always excellent. The breakfast buffet was really good, very convenient location, beds/linens were clean and comfortable. Worth the money in every aspect. We highly recommend this hotel!

    « good hotel in Cold Lake »

    Very clean and modern. The staff go out of their way to ensure the quality of your stay. The attached Sawmill Restaurant and bar is one of the best restaurants in town. Hotel prices in Cold Lake are still quite high (due to the oil industry) but are coming down.

    « Excellent Service »

    The staff made our business stay and meetings a success, very accommodating above and beyond what was included, the meeting rooms were lovely and set up for us in advance, highly recommended for any business or family stays

    « Enjoyable »

    Staying at the Best Western provided me peace of mind. I wanted a clean environment for my children and am always wary of staying in hotels when we travel. The room was exceptional and my sanity was saved. The price might be considered a bit high but it was worth it not having to worry. My kids enjoyed the swimming pool complete with a big slide while i soaked in the hot tub. The breakfast was great--it wasn't the average continental breakfast. There was a big selection for my picky eaters and the food was very good. The front staff and servers were very nice and attentive. I will definitely stay here again.

    « Confortable »

    Arrived Dec 20, had our dog with us so we were contained to a specific area outside of the main building which wasn't much fun especially if you were off to the pool or hot tub, as you then returned to your room via the -temperatures outside. Breakfast was initially disappointing as most items were empty when we got there but were soon refilled. Overall I would stay again but maybe in the main building

    « Decent but overpriced »

    We were here for two nights with our family of 6 over Christmas. We had ended up with a suite that had 2 queens and 1 double. Yes...a double. Didn't think they were an option anymore. Checking in on the afternoon of Christmas Eve, the place was a ghost town in terms of guests, but the front staff was warm and accommodating. Got our keys and went up to our room. This was the first kind of oddity. We were on the third floor, but had to walk down a long hallway, to get to the elevator, and get to our room. Weird but it is what it is. The property is built on an odd chunk of land, so they built as they could! Once in the room: -Bathroom decor was nice. Shower, sink, etc. were great. Enjoyed having a shower in there because it was just nice -Beds were comfortable but a double...guess there isn't enough space because of the wall for the "separate" room in our room, but I think the wall is extremely redundant. I guess if for a family, a private room for mom and dad, but really...get rid of the night stand, and I'm sure there is enough room for a queen in there. -TVs were well equipped with cable, which is awesome...HD TV at that, so we could watch decent high quality programming while the clan got ready -Lots of space in the room, but I wonder if TOO much space. Again, we had just spent time in another hotel for 4 nights in Edmonton, which was a suite, and made WAY better use of the space (2 Kings, softbed, etc.). May need to look at possible reno in the future? Downsides: -Found a plastic bag from a Calgary Co-op behind the TV in the separate room. Luckily, nothing in the bag, but wonder how long that was in there for? -Price: I spent over half for 2 nights in Cold Lake what I did in Edmonton for a similar type room for 4 nights. I can understand maybe trying to make a buck in oil country, and it wasn't like the place was filled to capacity, and even if I had paid in advance, I would have still been paying over half of what I paid in Edmonton...yeah...nice room, in a good looking hotel, but still over priced Did not have a chance to do anything for breakfast in the hotel as we were taken care of by family we were visiting, and didn't get a chance to visit the pool, so for just staying for a couple of nights, the hotel was decent, but just over priced.

    « Business/pleasure »

    This hotel is clean and pleasant The staff was friendly and helped us get checked in early so that I could attend my meeting. The breakfast which is included is very good and has a nice selection of hot items, including bacon, eggs, pancakes, toast and more.

    « Great business and family hotel »

    I stay in htis hotel every time I am in Cold Lake for business. The Sawmill is on site for your business dinners nad while you do that, your family can enjoy the pool and waterslide. Excellent facility and I highly recommend it!

  • 5
    « personal stay »

    excellent lodging great food neat,clean quiet all the amenities provided. caring friendly and polite staff. parking is close to exit of hotel outdoor lighting is good at night. it was a good experience overall

    « Excellent Hotel »

    Perfect hotel to stay if you're visiting Cold Lake TriCity Canada. Good reception, great breakfast, quiet and comfortable. There's also have Jacuzzi in the room.. Wow.. This is my first time seeing this. Not sure if this is in all rooms but this was in my King size room. Really nice. Will definitely stay here again " if and when" next I come here.

    « A few minor issues, but overall, very good. »

    Other than a non functional fridge and housekeeping that didn't show up, things were very well done at this property. The staff were all very good and the food was very reasonable as well (Attached Sawmill).

    « A great room, reasonably priced »

    I stayed at this hotel for a business visit and it was probably the best Best Western hotel I have ever stayed at. Although I didn't eat there for once, they have a Sawmill Restaurant in the hotel which is fantastic as you don't have to stray far to get a decent meal and drinks after a long day. I stayed in the adjoining part of the hotel, and the room was very nicely laid out an quiet. I was a little chilly, and the heater was fast to warn the room up and keep it at a steady temerature all night without keeping me awake. A GREAt place to stay if you are visiting Cold Lake, and close to a lot of amenities.

    « Friendly staff »

    very comfortable beds,impressed with the sawmill being right there,that was so convenient. Didn't get to have breakfast though. I definitely would stay again except I would bring a fan because I need white noise to sleep and the fan on the air conditioner wasn't loud enough .

    « lovely hotel »

    this hotel is one of the reasons we keep coming back to cold lake. staff are very warm, friendly and helpful. we love the breakfast there and the easy access to the town and the lake. the pool and the fitness centre are very good.

    « Cold lake best Western »

    Well the visit started well the check in girl was polite positive and welcoming. We got the key and headed to the room get to the door and bam it doesn't work went down to reception and she fixed the problem straight away will done Adriana. After getting changed headed to the sawmill restaurant and o yes the Beef was perfect the taste was so good in all a great dining experience. Slept well got up headed down for the breakfast looked good on staying to eat it it was just nearly warm but in the plus side it still tasted good hence the 4 instead of the 5.


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·From: The north. Head south on Highway 55 to Highway 28 and then east on Highway 28. The Best Western Cold Lake Inn is on the north side of Highway 28. ·From: The east. Head west on Highway 55 then north on Highway 28. The Best Western Cold Lake Inn is on the north side of Highway 28 in the town of Cold Lake. ·From: The west. Head east on Highway 28. The Best Western Cold Lake Inn is on the north side of Highway 28 in the town of Cold Lake.