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5431 55 St, Cold Lake, Alberta T9M 1R6 Canada
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#5 of 7 B&Bs / Inns in Cold Lake
Welcome to The EL Lobo Motel, Cold Lake, just minutes away from 4 Wing Air Base and the Cold Lake Marina. We are centrally located to all oilfield operations. All our 43 rooms and 20 kitchenettes has been fully renovated and refurbished, and all are outdoor access. All rooms have a small fridge & microwave, hair-dryer, digital cable TV and free wireless Wi-Fi. Kitchenettes comes with stove tops and cabinets. Located off the front desk is a coin-operated laundry for our guests. We have 24-hour reception - after hours guests can check in or out at our sister hotel the Lakeland Inn next door across from the parking lot. Both the motel and hotel have free ample parking for vehicles, buses or large rigs. Cot & cribs available at no additional charge. We have limited pet friendly rooms, with a designated station for your dog's outside needs. There is a $25.00 first night charge and $10.00 per night thereafter for your furry companion, regardless of the length of stay.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Free breakfast
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Business Centre with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Bar / lounge
Vending machine
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
BBQ facilities
Non-smoking hotel
24-hour front desk
Private check-in / check-out
Dry cleaning
Self-serve laundry
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Soundproof rooms
Air conditioning
Coffee / tea maker
Hair dryer
Wake-up service / alarm clock
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Non-smoking rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, Filipino
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crazycanuckEMS wrote a review May 2020
Alberta200 contributions62 helpful votes
Stayed for May Long due to covid 19 restrictions. I was pleasantly surprised at the recent renovations. The room was beautiful and I loved the little kitchenette and the deep bathtub. So nice to have everything new! I especially appreciate I was able to bring my dog. The pet fee is only $25 per stay so it’s great. Also the millennium walking trail runs along the street so a great place to walk the dog in the morning. My only complaint is the walls are very thin. It’s an older building so not much can be done about this. I woke up to my dog barking at midnight because people were being loud enough we could hear talking and laughing through the walls. I did wonder why do they book rooms so close together when it it’s not busy (due to covid and the economy) ? Would be nice to have some spacing between guests when it’s quiet like this. Otherwise a fantastic stay!
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Date of stay: May 2020Trip type: Travelled solo
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okanagan-gal wrote a review Jul. 2018
Fort McMurray, Canada145 contributions
It was the only motel available for the Cold Lake Airshow and after reading the reviews I was a little nervous. I then realized that the last reviews were back in 2014 . We were very pleased with our accommodations, the motel has been totally updated and exceeded our expectations. We will staying here again for the next air show.
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Date of stay: July 2018Trip type: Travelled with friends
Response from General M, General Manager at El Lobo Motel
Responded Aug. 1, 2018
Thank you very much for your high rating and great review, it's much appreciated. As you mentioned, the motel has been fully renovated with a lot of new features and furniture. We are also renovating our hotel next door (the Lakeland Inn) and will continue to provide excellent service and convenience to our guests. Thanks again and hope to be of service to you again soon. GM.
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CanadaChick640 wrote a review Aug. 2014
Canada25 contributions9 helpful votes
This is an old building that has the basics and is functional but not comfortable/ enjoyable. The non-smoking rooms smell faintly of decades-old cigarette smoke anyway. There is a flat panel TV with a decent cable lineup, a wall-unit air conditioner (not central air), a microwave, a mini-fridge, dishes and cutlery, a small enduring table, and a desk. The bedding is old-style sheet with throw with comforter, as opposed to the modern cleaner-feeling duvet system. The room door has a deadbolt but no latch; a latch would make it feel safer given that the room door opens to the outdoors and not into an indoor building. I stayed there in summer and did not see any bugs inside.
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Date of stay: July 2014
Trip type: Travelled on business
Response from Darryl D, General Manager at El Lobo Motel
Responded Dec. 12, 2016
Dear Traveller, thank you for your valuable and important feedback. I am very sorry to hear that we did not fully meet your expectations. It is feedback like yours that help us improve and we thank you for the opportunity.
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Canadian_Gwen wrote a review Jul. 2014
Saskatoon, Canada93 contributions18 helpful votes
Had a mix up as asked for a non smoking room and got a smoking they said it had been cleaned but you could smell smoke as soon as you entered., They could not change rooms as was full they were willing to bring in an ecologizer in but I would have to leave for 1/2 hour. They did call back later and say that they would move me the next day to a non smoking room which they did. The room layout was great 2 beds, fridge, microwave, dishes. For the price value the room was good. IN a good area close to restaurants and box stores. I would go back, I had pets liked the fact of being on the ground floor.
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Date of stay: July 2014
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Trip type: Travelled solo
Room Tip: rooms in the back have more parking and is quieter.
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Diner1782 wrote a review Aug. 2012
Kelowna, Canada17 contributions13 helpful votes
If you are looking for affordable in Cold Lake this is a nice place. Your door opens to outside, which not everyone likes, but what we prefer. There is no bar so quiet at night - more so in the back of the motel of course, away from traffic. Rooms are good - we have a microwave and small bar fridge, coffee maker, desk and dresser plus a little table with 2 chairs to eat at and most importantly a BBQ outside for anyone to use if you don't want to eat at a restaurant every night! (If you are staying for work.) (Unrelated to the motel itself - taxi driver told me not to walk downtown alone at night. The motel is away from downtown area.)
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Date of stay: August 2012Trip type: Travelled on business
US$69 - US$98 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
CanadaAlbertaCold Lake
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Frequently Asked Questions about El Lobo Motel
Which popular attractions are close to El Lobo Motel?
Nearby attractions include Pandora's Locks Escape Room (0.8 km), Looplaloo Paint Your Own Pottery (0.6 km), and Grand Square Cinema (0.6 km).
What are some of the property amenities at El Lobo Motel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at El Lobo Motel?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at El Lobo Motel?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at El Lobo Motel?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to El Lobo Motel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Beantrees Cafe, Sawmill Prime Rib & Steak House Cold Lake, and Original Joe's Restaurant & Bar.
Are there opportunities to exercise at El Lobo Motel?
Yes, guests have access to a fitness centre during their stay.
Are any cleaning services offered at El Lobo Motel?
Yes, dry cleaning and self serve laundry are offered to guests.
Are pets allowed at El Lobo Motel?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Does El Lobo Motel offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business centre, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at El Lobo Motel?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Filipino.