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Bow Valley Motel

Certificate of Excellence
610 8th St., Canmore, Alberta T1W 2B5, Canada
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Bow Valley Motel
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Ranked #9 of 33 Hotels in Canmore
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2012
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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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Edmonton, AB
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4 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2012

My fiance and I made a trip out to the Canmore/Banff area to search out potential wedding venues, and decided to go for a budget and dog friendly stay at the Bow Valley Motel. Its right on the main street, was surprisingly quiet and really clean! The rooms are older but if you're not planning on spending time in the... More 

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Management response:

Hello, Thank you so much for your candid comments. I just thought I would write here and clarify our pet policy. We do allow pets in the room but we just ask that they are not left unattended during housekeeping hours. We put this in place because a house keeper had an incident when one was left in the room... More 

British Columbia, Canada
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19 hotel reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2012

We stayed here for two nights during the Canada Day long-weekend. The location is better than any other motel/hotel in Canmore. It's located right on main street in downtown Canmore. The rooms are very clean and have new flat-screen TV's. We stayed on the third floor with a magnificent view of the Three Sisters! There was a mini-fridge which was... More 

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London, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2012

Recently stayed for 2 nights and you couldn't ask for a better location in Canmore. However, even as a smoker, I don't recommend the smoking room. It seemed dark and naturally you can smell the cigarette smoke. Plus it's right next to the laundromat so people would be walking by the window or standing outside the laundromat door chatting. I... More 

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Management response:

Hello, We do have one room which is smoking permitted on our property. It has been a smoking room for a long time and although we regularly paint and try to maintain the room it can still smell strongly of smoke. I would say that this room does not reflect the condition of our other rooms with are 100% non... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2012

When I knew I would be visiting Canmore again, I knew where I would be staying. I was warmly greeted by Devon and given plenty of information. My room was at ground level and was very cosy and comfortable, well decorated, with coffee maker and fridge. The motel has a policy of no noise after 10.00pm and I know the... More 

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Management response:

Hello, Thank you for your review of our property. We try our best to ensure every guest has an enjoyable stay. I am sorry to hear you had some difficult sleeping the first night. We try our best to ensure that guest's do not disturb each other when staying with us and we implemented night checks to help ensure this.... More 

Calgary
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2012

This motel is located downtown Canmore. You can`t find a better location than this one. It`s close to shopping, restaurants, pubs etc... all walking distance. The only other place that is on main street in Canmore is the Drake Inn which is rather noisy. The rest of the hotels are far away from main street and sit right beside the... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2012

Quiet (apart from the folks in the adjoining room), comfortable bed, conveniently located. Handy to have a little kitchenette too. I think the website still says it has a hot tub but this is no longer there.

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Management response:

Thank you for your review of our Motel. Every review is important to us as it's critical to the success of our small family run business. I am sorry to hear the neighbours next door were not very neighbourly! Please do not hesitate to contact the front desk and we will do everything in our power to ensure you have... More 

Calgary, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2012

Clean Motel room, great location on Main St. Quite room, with very friendly front desk staff. Stayed one Friday night and was not disappointed. The new Sony flat screen was a nice surprise. The views from the front window are stunning. This place even has self service laundry, free wi-fi and no charge parking. Do the math, its a bargain.

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Calgary
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2012

This is a fantastic place to stay if you are on a budget. The rooms are well equip with everything you may need for a good stay. The reception desk has anything extra you may need like a toothbrush or iron etc... Friendly staff and really convenient to main street Canmore. Far away from the rail way tracks and I... More 

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Alberta,Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2012

We have stayed at the Bow Valley Motel about a dozen times since 1995 and were never disappointed. It is an older motel, but rooms are nice and clean and have been refurbished on a regular basis. It is centrally located on main street downtown unlike most other properties in Canmore. They also accept pets, which is important for us,... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2012

I read the reviews before my stay here and I agree with most of the comments, excellent location, very clean rooms, very friendly staff at the reception (Karla). The only drawback during my one night stay was that it wasn't a quite night. You could here people walking/running in the hallway and it seemed to me that there was people... More 

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