Bluebird Motel

Bluebird Motel

Highway #2 - 5505 1 St W Box 1888, Claresholm, Alberta T0L 0T0 Canada
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#2 of 3 hotels in Claresholm
4.3 of 5 bubbles
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4.5 of 5 bubbles
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4.4 of 5 bubbles
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The Bluebird Motel consists of 22 meticulously clean and quiet units each with its own unique charm. We are renowned for our Heritage Theme Rooms. Antique furnishings and memorabilia combine with modern amenities to provide our guests with rooms rich in our western heritage and local history.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Wifi
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Non-smoking hotel
Laundry service
Room features
Soundproof rooms
Air conditioning
Sofa
Telephone
Iron
Coffee / tea maker
Flatscreen TV
Complimentary toiletries
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Kitchenette
Microwave
Refrigerator
Kitchenware
Hair dryer
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
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2.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Charming
Family

Location

Highway #2 - 5505 1 St W Box 1888, Claresholm, Alberta T0L 0T0 Canada
Getting there
Car recommended
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Grade: 44 out of 100
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Lethbridge Airport
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Calgary Intl Airport
1 Attraction
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sweatshop51 wrote a review Jul 2023
Worland, Wyoming345 contributions191 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
The outside of the motel needed some work. The rooms were clean but decor is dated. The staff was friendly and helpful. We rented 2 rooms and we had to change one of the rooms because there was a bunch of stuff blocking the door.
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Date of stay: July 2023
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Violet S wrote a review May 2022
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
On my way to Head Smashed In Buffalo Jump, I was looking for a motel that was safe, comfortable and not too tucked away. The Bluebird Motel checked all the boxes and then some. Thanks to Kathy who checked me in and gave me a bit of the history of this lovely little spot right off Hwy 2! She was most friendly and kind. The room was clean, with a small fridge and microwave, shampoo and conditioner and a large TV. But, the little details are what make this motel memorable. Quaint pics and memorabilia on the walls, quilt on the bed and a grandma commode with sink. I especially loved the Evening in Paris perfume bottle on display. That was a favourite scent for my mother. All in all, I absolutely can recommend this motel, but phone in advance. They are busy and I can see why.
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Date of stay: May 2022
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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DanOCan wrote a review Feb 2020
Cochrane, Canada328 contributions132 helpful votes
+1
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Hard to find anything bad to say about this place. It offers a glimpse back to an earlier era of automobile-based accommodations and does it very well. This place embraces its history and allows you to feel a connection to the past.

The room was clean, well appointed, and offered everything we needed for our two night stay. Having driven by for so many years it was great to finally have a reason to stop and stay here. We were not disappointed and are already thinking of new reasons to come back.
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Date of stay: February 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Brenda A wrote a review Jul 2021
2 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Finally decided to stay over at the Bluebird Motel, have been driving by 50+ years. What an experience.
No one man's the desk at all you have to call and have her come to the office. Thought the price was $87 charged us $97 I can live with that.
Had a small kitchenette opened the door to see if there was dish soap and the floor under the sink was disgusting totally covered in mouse droppings, when we called she came with a vacuum and vacuumed but did not disinfect the area. Makes one wonder how thoroughly the place us cleaned. The sink in the bathroom had soap scum on the counter likely from previous stay. No offer to move us, I was ready to move in myself!
Check out again have to call her down to the office for a printout receipt had to wait for her to do audit ??? Likely closeout from yesterday (whatever) then says she needs to give us a discount, refunds us $19.00 and we drive away. I look at receipts and notice that the credit card number is different so back we go and she snatches the receipt from his hand when he said that wasn't our card said she was glad he came back but no you don't get any refund
I was going to just let everything go because it could be a charming little place I'm sure it was at one point but I do believe it really needs an attitude adjustment. And to not know that you had most droppings that much under a sink boggles my mind.
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Date of stay: July 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
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Kelsenator wrote a review Jul 2023
49 contributions14 helpful votes
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2.0 of 5 bubbles
We have relatives in Calgary, but wanted to stay in a motel as we have a new puppy. Bit of a drive, but that was okay. I had stayed here in the past, maybe 2005 an really enjoyed the room. But this trip was totally different. In fact think there were no other guests except couple of rooms looked like they had permanent occupants. The room was clean but definitely needs upgrades. Bathroom wasn't bad. Although the sink was out in the bedroom area. We had two queen size beds that were comfortable. Could use a new fridge and carpet. But then the worst.....we were booked for several nights and they had rules according to "COVID", which has been over for a year now. Which meant they do not enter the room until we have checked out. Thus when we got back to the room the first night, nothing had been touched, no clean towels, bed hadn't been made, nor the garbage emptied. The trees outside shed some sort of seed/leaf and were tracked into the room. We had to skip taking a shower the second morning. Wow! The motel was not as I remembered it, yard wasn't maintained, doors in bad shape, etc. etc. But all in all still not a bad motel for its age, still like the antique touch. Next trip will probably get something closer to Calgary and definitely more updated. But have to admit the price was great for the two of us and the puppy.
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Date of stay: July 2023
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
3.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
2.0 of 5 bubblesService
Room Tip: The rooms facing the highway, traffic could be heard, but wasn't too bad.
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Mountains-forever wrote a review Apr 2024
Calgary, Canada8 contributions1 helpful vote
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
spotlessly clean, friendly staff, v comfortable bed. Adorable vintage furniture rooms with original Stampede posters. we have the 2 bedroom suite which has 1950s kitchen including 1950s table and chairs. out of our kitchen window is a horse pasture and a heritage log barn probably over 100 years old. The Bluebird is one of a kind, please never become a Best Western! will definitely return.
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Date of stay: April 2024
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: wifi is weak
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RalphAthabasca wrote a review Sep 2010
Athabasca1 contribution5 helpful votes
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Exhorbitant price. No internet (dial upp that is (1) in short supply and (2) does not work. Very old, if homey means old then its homy. No breakfast. Rude staff. kept scratching all night.
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Date of stay: September 2010
1.0 of 5 bubblesValue
1.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
2.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
2.0 of 5 bubblesService
2.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Nils62 wrote a review May 2013
Curitiba, PR265 contributions226 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
The Blue Bird Motel is quirky and charming in a loose way. I wanted to like the motel, but the first room we got was full of bugs. The desk clerk said that they were "carpet beetles" and gave us another room, which was fine, but when my wife tried to take a shower in the evening after dinner, she ran out of hot weather quickly while she was washing her hair. Not fun. Sorry, but for nearly a hundred bucks I expect a little more. that being said, there aren't many choices in this area and if you are only staying a night The Blue Bird is likely to be fine.
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Date of stay: May 2013
3.0 of 5 bubblesValue
3.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
3.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
3.0 of 5 bubblesService
3.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Don H wrote a review Jun 2006
Basingstoke, United Kingdom68 contributions53 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Like the above reviewer we were looking for a place to stay whilst visiting the Head Smashed In Buffalo Jump.

The Motel was excellent. The site is right next to the road - which is easy to find but could be noisy - but there seemed to be enough soundproofing to mean that a good night's sleep was no problem. Their stated aim is to "Sell Sleep - Not Parties"!

Each room has a theme - we stayed in the Gene Awtrey (sp?) room. A good twenty minute's entertainment was has reading the little collection of memorabilia about this forties/fifties western singing star - great fun.

The room was very inexpensive (to a Brit at the fantastic exchange rate) at about £40 and was in good condition in every respect.

They don't do food - but the "Casa Roma!" restaurant is a five minute walk away and did us a decent steak and prawns dinner...so you can leave the car at the Inn and enjoy a beer with supper.

If you need motel style accomodation to get a night's sleep whilst travelling in the area you could do a great deal worse than the Bluebird Inn. Recommended.
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Date of stay: June 2006
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
4.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
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Pontygirl wrote a review May 2006
Pencoed, Wales45 contributions46 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed in the Bluebird Motel as we were looking for somewhere as a base to visit Head Smashed In Buffalo Jump (excellent site, well worth a visit). The motel room was clean and comfortable, with a large bathroom and small kitchenette. The beds were very welcome after our flight - and an excellent night's sleep was had by all. We'd certainly stay here again if in the area.
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Mountains-forever wrote a tip Apr 2024
Calgary, Canada8 contributions1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"wifi is weak "
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Kelsenator wrote a tip Jul 2023
49 contributions14 helpful votes
2.0 of 5 bubbles
"The rooms facing the highway, traffic could be heard, but wasn't too bad."
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spydercat52 wrote a tip Aug 2020
Calgary, Canada16 contributions10 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"don't expect any frills this is a two star motel, like going back 60 year's. and so enjoyable"
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Cindy P wrote a tip Oct 2018
3 contributions2 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Ask to stay in a cabin"
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jmk60 wrote a tip Aug 2017
Toronto38 contributions31 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"Test the wifi reception in various areas of the parking lot before taking a room. Some dead zones for sure."
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PRICE RANGE
C$87 - C$88 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
CanadaAlbertaClaresholm
NUMBER OF ROOMS
22
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Frequently Asked Questions about Bluebird Motel
Which popular attractions are close to Bluebird Motel?
Nearby attractions include Claresholm & District Museum (0.5 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Bluebird Motel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free parking, and laundry service.
Which room amenities are available at Bluebird Motel?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
Is parking available at Bluebird Motel?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Bluebird Motel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Roy's Place, Casa Roma Pizza & Steak House, and The Club House .
Is Bluebird Motel located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.7 km away from the centre of Claresholm.
Are pets allowed at Bluebird Motel?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Is Bluebird Motel accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access and reduced mobility rooms. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.
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