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Bow River Inn

3 West Side Dr, Cochrane, Alberta T4C 1M1, Canada
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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23 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This motel is clean and our room was large. The sheets and pillowcases were 100% polyester which made for a very uncomfortable night as the room was warm. The bed was as hard as any we experienced in Mexico in the 80's! Perhaps it has recently changed hands as the reviews do not reflect our experience. The grounds were not... More 

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Sicamous, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We were skeptical about staying at a motel but very happy with our choice. The room we stayed in faced west so the view was good. Room was large, clean floors and nice bedding. Check in/out was easy and staff are very friendly. As a side note: I lost a very valuable piece of jewelry in the room and was... More 

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

An independent standard model motel. Does everything it should without fuss. Room was bigger and cleaner than I expected. Especially impressive was the quality TV, with loads of channels that most other budget hotels make you pay for. Good job really, I'm afraid Cochrane has very little for the tourist traveller. On balance, a fair price for what you get.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Location was great, near the edge of Cochrane towards Highway 1. We stayed on the back side of the Inn where there is a mountain view (Rooms 120or higher)! Room was nice and simple, loved the sheets. Modern, well kept, relaxing atmosphere. Enjoyed the stay. Did not mind the price for what we got.

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WELLINGTON
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

We travel quite often and stay at the Bow River Inn a minimum of two weeks per year. This is one of my favorite place to stay. The staff is always pleasant and helpful and they take great care of us while we are there. The rooms are clean, comfortable and quiet. There are a number of restaurants within walking... More 

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Saskatoon, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

We were very impressed with the motel. Its in a quiet area. The owners were very friendly and helpful. We had a room at the back overlooking the park. Perfect area for dogs (this is a pet friendly motel) and a paved walking path around the Bow River. Unfortunately we did not have time for the two hour hike but... More 

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Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

We were very pleased with this property, upon arrival because the price was right and the value was good.so happy to of found it,The hotel staff very friendly and helpful and we enjoyed our time here,The rooms were very clean and big the beds comfortable and the room was just redone over with new carpet.linens. windows. blinds. towels and mattress.tv.the... More 

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Aylmer, ON
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

Our group lived here for a week. The decor was dated but the rooms were big and clean and quiet. Breakfast (provided) was as good as anything in a chain hotel. The owners and staff were more than helpful, and highly apologetic when a boiler went down and some of us had to do without hot water for a day.... More 

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Summerside, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

We happened to drive by this place when our circumstances left us with no place to stay one night traveling between banff & our destination. We were delighted to find a big, clean fully equipped 2 bedroom apartment. Could not have asked for more.

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Andover
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

We stayed here two seperate nights within a week or so of each. He ladies on reception were very nice and very helpful. The motel was very clean and the bed was huge! Well we are from UK so the beds over here are all HUGE. The fridge in our room was a bit noisy over night but I soon... More 

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