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1717 Mountain Avenue, Canmore, Alberta T1W 2W1, Canada
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Akai Motel
Ranked #31 of 32 hotels in Canmore
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  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    2.5 of 5 stars
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Banff, Canada
1 review
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

I have friends that are renting there on a monthly basis, and their rent was increased last month and again this month (which is illegal) and now they are paying almost $1000 a month for a room. The "kitchen" is a joke, the stove doesn't work, the owners of the place won't do basic repairs, (which are needed because it's... More

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Saint Thomas, Canada
1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2011

This place improves a lot compare to one year ago I stayed. Clean, comportable & well trained staffs..... What else you want regraing this price. I strongly recommend this motel. Good Value!!!!

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Grande Prairie, Canada
1 review
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2011

There were bugs crawling on the floor and two large flies in the room when we checked in. The grout in the shower had black mold all over it and there was some sort of weird green permanent crust around the base of the plug up to the tap. The tap in the sink leaked ALL night. Half of the... More

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Oak Park, Michigan
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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2010

Staying one night on our way through. Nice amenities, price is right. Clean and well taken care of.

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Calgary, Canada
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3 hotel reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2010

Not fit for human habitation + Worst service ever = The Akai. This place would get a no star rating if this system allowed that. My expectations were low to begin with, but it's mind blowing a place this filthy can be allowed to remain in business. I took a room at the Akai in August 2010 only because there... More

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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2010

In March 2010. I had to stay in the crack house called The Akai. I have to say this motel is the most repulsive place I had stayed in. When we checked in there was an Asian Guy at the front desk, " if you want to call it that" that was drunk. You can smell the booze off his... More

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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2009

I stayed in this little place in Canmore, Alberta not too long ago as my 3 friends and I traveled through the Banff area and I must say there was no better value in the Rockies. I don't think this place is the best motel/hotel in the world but as we were very conscious of the limited spending budget this... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2009

We had a hard time finding a clean motel at a decent price in Banff, so we decided to try the next town, Canmore, At travel info centre, we were told about Akai Motel and when I called to find out about the price, I was almost shocked by their good price. I was unsure about the place so we... More

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Calgary, Alberta
2 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2009

We stayed at the Akai prior to running the Melissa's Road Race in Banff in September 2008. This is hands down the most awful place I have ever stayed in and I really hope I never stay at a place as bad as this again. The "motel rooms" were essentially a bunch of ATCO trailers hammered together to resemble a... More

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Address: 1717 Mountain Avenue, Canmore, Alberta T1W 2W1, Canada
Location: Canada > Alberta > Canadian Rockies > Kananaskis Country > Canmore
Also Known As:
Akai Motel Canmore, Alberta

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