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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 32 hotels in Canmore
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2010
JasonManikel Toronto, Ontario
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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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Toronto, Ontario
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68 reviews 68 reviews
25 hotel reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2010

We spent two nights here at the Bow Valley Motel on a trip through Western Canada. We were quite pleased with the location (right downtown Canmore, within easy walking distance of several restaurants), the friendliness of the staff, and the spaciousness of the rooms. It's not a fancy place, but based on prices we saw for other places in Canmore,... More

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Lethbridge, Canada
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2010

I've stayed at this Motel a few times when I've been to Canmore and my stay has always been great. It's right downtown beside fantastic places to eat and shop. Staff is very friendly and helpful. If you're looking for a clean, comfortable place to stay that is inexpensive and places you right in the center of the beautiful mountain... More

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San Jose, CA
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46 reviews 46 reviews
17 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2010

Generally the place was good; very good location in Canmore, basic but clean room, bathroom. The kitchen was very nice. Free internet was nice too. But the room STANK! The stink was as if someone had cooked and the stale cooking smell had just permeated into everything in the room.

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BVMBREEZE, Manager at Bow Valley Motel, responded to this review

Hello, Thank you for staying at Canmore's Bow Valley Motel. We appreciate your feedback and your candid comments. We are sorry to hear that your kitchenette had a cooking odor. Our housekeepers must have missed placing the air cleaner (ecologizer) in your room after a previous occupants prepared a particularly odorous meal. Feel free to inform us of situations after... More

Burlington
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2010

We booked the "large kitchen" unit, which had a double bedroom with TV, a well equipped kitchen, and dining area and a small but comfortable sitting area with new Ikea chairs, TV and a pull-down Murphy bed. All windows had lovely mountain views. My husband and I slept very well in the bedroom and our grown son on the Murphy... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2010

Easy to find off the highway. Staff was very friendly and helpful. Room was clean. Would stay again.

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Winnipeg, Canada
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2010

We stayed at the Bow Valley Motel with traveling through the the Okanagan after finding it on TripAdvisor. It was exactly how most of the other reviews described it; a clean, well priced motel in Canmore. Yes, as some have "complained", the motel was dated looking. It wasn't up to the current motel fashions, but the cleanliness and condition of... More

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British Columbia
2 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2010

The front desk lady was very friendly and helpful. Request a microwave, iron and ironing board if you need them. They may be available. Ask for a top floor room for a quieter sleep (no one walking in the room above to disturb you in the morning), but you will need to be able to climb outside stairs to get... More

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Perth, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2010

This motel was a great find when we couldn't get reasonably priced accommodation in Banff, this is the best value we have had in a 3 week trip through the rockies. Why stay in Banff when it is a short drive along the road. Units are very clean & well equiped and staff were very welcoming and helpful.

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Cochrane, Canada
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2010

This little motel was one of the few motels/hotels that was NOT near or next to the train tracks, which is a big plus for parents on a break from the kids. It was fabulous walking to all of the great Canmore restaurants and to be able to leave the car behind, have a few drinks and come back to... More

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Calgary, Canada
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2010

Stayed here with my family from Calgary. We were thrilled with the location (right downtown Canmore). The check-in and check-out was quick and easy. Our room was the best price we could find in Canmore. For the price we paid and the room we got it was a major deal. I have traveled loads and paid way more for a... More

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Address: 610 8th St., Canmore, Alberta T1W 2B5, Canada
Location: Canada > Alberta > Canadian Rockies > Kananaskis Country > Canmore
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2 star — Bow Valley Motel 2*
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Bow Valley Hotel Canmore
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#2 Best Value Hotel in Canmore
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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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