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Bow Valley Motel

2.0 of 5 Motel   |   610 8th St., Canmore, Alberta T1W 2B5, Canada
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Ranked #10 of 33 hotels in Canmore
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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9 reviews 9 reviews
9 hotel reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

The lady working at the front desk was wonderful and made you feel very welcomed and made sure if you needed anything at all she would help! The rooms were very clean,comfortable and warm as you can control your own heat! Was great as we happen to be there when the temperature outside went to -41 that night.The outside plugs... More

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Senior Contributor
46 reviews 46 reviews
17 hotel reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2014

We had a great stay at the Motel! The staff were friendly and helpful, the room was cozy and quiet and right in the heart of Canmore. We actually enjoyed Canmore even more than Banff as it felt more 'original' and less touristy. The motel must have been remodelled not too long ago. Our bathroom was brand new and although... More

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Lethbridge, Alberta
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49 reviews 49 reviews
23 hotel reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2013

In a nutshell, if you are looking for a safe, clean motel to stay in, that is close to everything you need, and at a reasonable price, I would recommend Bow Valley. I didn't feel very appreciated, either coming or going, by the lady at the front desk, but other staff I dealt with were very pleasant. Would I stay... More

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17 reviews 17 reviews
6 hotel reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2013

This is a pretty decent place with fantastic rates considering its location. It's right near the entrance to the main drag of downtown Canmore so it makes a great base. In a short walk (less than 3k) I went down the main drag, into the woods along the river and back up to Safeway to grab some food to take... More

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Albany, New York
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2013

Canmore was a wonderful place to stay while exploring the Lake Louise and Banff areas. Very affordable and less crowded than Banff itself. The Bow Valley Motel was very affordable and was in a perfect location. We had a room with a small kitchen that met all of our needs. We couldn't have asked for a better stay!

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Lincoln, United Kingdom
3 reviews 3 reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2013

Canmore is a delightful town set in stunning scenery, with plenty to do and see, and this motel, conveniently located in Main Street close to shops and eating places, represents excellent value for money. Overlooking a small creek with wildfowl and with the mountains as a backdrop it couldn't be better located. It is not 5-star luxury but it is... More

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Manchester, England, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2013

Cheap and cheerful! Great location- right at the beginning of the main streets of shops and resteraunts. Also just a 15min drive from banff. Tge room was clean and spacious - Great value for money. Only downside is the very loud heating system- if you keep it on through the night it may very well wake you up! The staff... More

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Top Contributor
72 reviews 72 reviews
24 hotel reviews
92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2013

We enjoyed our 8 night stay at the Bow Valley Motel. We had an upstairs, corner room that was quite large with a separate bedroom. The price was very reasonable, the place was clean, the office staff were friendly, the maid was friendly, beautiful view of the mountains from our windows and the bed was comfortable (we slept great). I... More

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Sparta, Georgia
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129 reviews 129 reviews
16 hotel reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2013

We love this place...it was a lot cheaper than staying in Banff (a 15 minute drive)...it has recently been redone and is extremely clean. We were able to get a room with a kitchenette which included a refrigerator, kitchen sink, range, kitchen table, adequate kitchen tools and plates, and a Keurig Coffee Maker stocked with some great coffee!!! The motel... More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2013

Stayed here for a week, very reasonably priced, pleasant staff ,clean rooms. What a fantastic town, beats Banff, too busy there. Great base to explore from. Will stay here again when we go back, hopefully soon. Long way from Australia though!

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Also Known As:
Bow Valley Hotel Canmore
Bow Valley Hotel
Bow Valley Motel Canmore, Alberta
Address: 610 8th St., Canmore, Alberta T1W 2B5, Canada
Location: Canada > Alberta > Canadian Rockies > Kananaskis Country > Canmore
Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites
Hotel Style:
#1 Best Value Hotel in Canmore
#11 Family Hotel in Canmore
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Bow Valley Motel 2*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Bow Valley Motel welcomes you to Main Street in the Mountains an ideal base for the independent traveler, family, or small group. Clean, comfortable, affordable accommodations with the wonder of the peaks all around you. 25 spacious rooms with one or two queen beds - each providing complementary coffee, fridge, cable TV, telephone, full bath and free wireless internet. Some units with kitchens, upper and ground units upon request. ... more   less 
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