The Best Western Plus Inn and Suites in Red Deer is well known around town for really going the extra mile – and when you’re travelling with a rowdy team of active teens, you’ll be glad somebody’s got your back. From advance check-ins and group bookings to free make-your-own pancake breakfast – the Best Western Red Deer is the perfect place for tournament travellers.
Tonight: eat, swim, sleep sweet sleep
Coach – the first thing you need to know is that you can call ahead when you’re getting close and all your room keys will miraculously be ready when you arrive in the lobby. And you’ll arrive in good time too, since the hotel is conveniently located right off Hwy 2.
Then, of course they’re hungry, they’re teens! Walk them just down the block to the Mohave Grill and between the pizza, pasta, burgers, salads and special celiac menu – everyone will find something they love. Remember to ask at the desk for a 10%-off card and save yourself a chunk of change.
Meet back at the hotel’s indoor pool, so the kids can burn off all that beautiful energy and team parents can soak blissfully in the hot tub. Back in their rooms, settle them down in front of movies with microwave popcorn and fall facedown into a pillow-top bed. Job done Coach – sleep well.
Tomorrow: eat, stretch, play your heart out
Wake up to a complimentary hot breakfast with bacon, eggs, fresh fruit and pastries – plus make-your-own pancakes with berries and chocolate chip toppings, two kinds of yogurt plus mix-ins, and wholesome stick-to-your-ribs oatmeal with all the fixings. The hotel also provides gluten-free options and bottomless coffee for coaches, moms and dads.
Before you head to the venue, limber up the team in the Best Western’s on-site fitness centre or sign them up for a fitness class at the indoor trampoline park right next door. Back on the bus, you won’t have to go far as the hotel is handily close to the Collicutt Centre, GH Dawe Community Centre, ENMAX Centrium, Kinex Arena and Edgar Athletic Fields. And since they’re right off the QEII, many teams playing in Penhold or Innisfail stay here too.
Send them off with this motivational pep talk: Team, now that you’re rested and well fed, go hard, dream big and work together! See? Told you we’d take care of everything.