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Bear Mountain Motel

208 Mountainview Rd., Waterton Lakes National Park, Alberta T0K 2M0, Canada (Formerly El Cortez)
Bear Mountain Motel
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 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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Los Angeles
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is a great, affordable alternative to the resort properties in Waterton. It's an easy walk to the center of town, the staff is super friendly, and gave us great recommendations for places to eat. Our room was homey, and there was even a wall separating the two beds for a little privacy. The walls are thin and we were... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I loved this rustic motel. Reminded me of cabins and cottages of yesteryear. I look forward to staying here again soon. The beds were comfortable, it was clean and the bathroom had been redone. It is within easy walking distance to everything in the townsite too.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This was our 2nd time @ Bear Mountain. Yes, it's small and basic but it's clean & adequate. Walking distance to the Main Street in town- minutes away. That's a big plus when parking becomes a nightmare during peak season. Andy- who works the front desk- is friendly and helpful- always smiling. Coffee in the office is excellent.

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Antwerp
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6 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Simple, but enough space, certainly more than they promise on their website. Strongly recommended for its price and location. If you are in Waterton please do they Carthew Aldersontrail... It is totally worth the 6 hour effort. Take the shuttle to Cameron Lake and walk to Waterton. The beds in the Bear Mountain are the best!

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Edmonton
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This motel desperately needs to be upgraded. Our room was clean, but smelly musty and was run down. We booked late, so this was the only place available. I'd give it a pass next time unless I absolutely had no choice. The person working in the office was friendly and helpful.

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This property is right in the town. We had an efficiency unit which was equipped with all the necessities. There were two nice BBQ's for our use and two picnic tables nearby. There were numerous Adirondack style chairs all around the property including in front of most units. While the room was not overly large it was definitely fine for... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This motel was clean and cozy and the internet worked woohoo! Lots of families with kids and dogs staying at the motel, which was fun. Walking distance to everything in the town. Not on the lake but I would definitely stay at Bear Mountain again.

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Edmonton, Canada
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10 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Staff were friendly & the room was reasonably priced. The room met our needs as a comfortable place to sleep. We saw several bugs in our bathroom and I noticed them going under the baseboard, so that was kind of gross and something management should take a look at. Housekeeping did a good job making up our room each day.... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Bear Mountain Motel was the only reasonable priced accommodation I could find in Waterton. The place was clean, and had three beds sandwiched into two very small rooms. It was hard to find anywhere for our luggage. There was a heater, which was a real bonus as the temperature dropped really low during the July night. You would never... More 

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Annapolis, MD
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31 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Clean. Comfortable beds. Great location. Wifi albeit slow. But don't expect frills. No breakfast beyond coffee, tea or hot chocolate. Only 6 TV channels. Want shampoo -- gotta ask, Tight parking made worse by the prevalence of guests who drive trucks. Otherwise ab affordable nice place to spend the night.

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