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Rocky Mountain Ski Lodge
2.0 of 5 Hotel   |   1711 Bow Valley Trail, Canmore, Alberta T1W 1L7, Canada   |  
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Ranked #11 of 32 hotels in Canmore
Airdrie, Canada
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“Great value, for any size group”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2012

Rocky Mountain Ski Lodge is a great motel for a stay in Canmore, whether overnight or longer, and you certainly can’t beat the price. There are multiple room configurations: from one or two beds with or without a kitchen/kitchenette, all the way up to 1 or 2 bedroom suites with a large living area and full kitchen. The loft suites can be pretty warm in the loft bedroom, but there is an air conditioner to help with the heat, as well as a small window you can open. If you plan on being out for a while, run the air conditioner while you are out to cool off the loft sleeping area.

We have stayed in many of the rooms and have always found the rooms clean, and the beds comfortable. The pillows are sometimes a bit flat, and there are no duvets – only a warm blanket and a quilt that will keep you nice and toasty. There are always plenty of extra towels in the bathrooms, the water pressure is at least average, sometimes even better, and we have never run out of hot water. Toiletries are delivered in dispensers, rather than small bottles, and there is always a small bar of Rocky Mountain Soap Company Lavender soap – heaven!

The hotel has been around for a while, so it is getting a bit tired. However, there is a continuous upgrade occurring, with new TVs, upgraded appliances in the kitchens, new tubs and upgraded shower hardware, and I think there have been new pillows and even new beds in some of the rooms. I’m pretty sure the carpets have been upgraded, too, over the years. It’s a fairly large hotel, so upgrades do take time, but they are certainly occurring.

There is a large Jacuzzi tub and a sauna to warm up after a long day on the slopes, (or a day of scuba diving) or just to relax some tired muscles. There is also a meeting room on site, with its own kitchen for larger groups. There are BBQs outside for guests to use and a playground for the kids.

There are lots of restaurants within walking distance – Boston Pizza is right across the street, and just down the street is Craig’s Way Station, fantastic for breakfast. Downtown Canmore is a 15 minute walk from the hotel. There are train tracks across the street, but I have never had a train wake me at night.

The staff are always friendly and helpful. Whatever you need to find in Canmore, they can point you in the right direction.

Room Tip: loft suites tend to be very warm in the loft area.
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
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Beaumont, Alberta, Canada
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2012

Never judge a book by it's cover! I'm so glad we took a chance on this cute little place. We stayed in the apartment with our 7 year old and another couple. It was clean, smelled nice and was excellent for what we needed. Yes it's older but very well maintained, we won't stay anywhere else the next time were in Banff!!

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2012 via mobile

We stay here every single time in Canmore. They have motel type rooms as well as full kitchen apartment units that are perfect for those who don't want to eat out every day. Close walk to downtown area and a grocery store as well has a Boston pizza across the street for an easy late meal. Staff is fairly knowledgable depending on who may be working but all are helpful and courteous. Great value for ski/hike/bike/etc...trips.

  • Stayed January 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2012

From prior visits to Canmore I had seen the outside of this property and it looked old and worn. I guess I shouldn't judge a book by its cover. Although the buildings are older the rooms were in great shape, roomy and very clean. Most rooms have kitchenettes. The front desk staff were very helpful. I will stay here again.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Victoria, BC, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2012

Stayed here for 2 nights in August. Location is right off the trans-Canada hwy and close to several places to eat. A 2 minute drive gets you to Safeway and Starbucks, and main street Canmore is a 3 minute drive or a 12 minute walk. Place was clean and comfortable, well equipped and affordable. The downside was the loft type rooms were quite noisy though - the hwy noise and nearbybrailroad was an issue for all our group - the in wall a/c units are equivalent to having a window open.
We relocated to one of the motel type rooms and all had a very good sleep. Overall, this place was one of the better location on our Rockies trip. Just bring earplugs.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Kilchberg, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2012

The Rocky Mountain Ski lodge was a perfect base for our hiking, climbing and canooing in the Banff - Lake Louise area. We stayed over 10 days. The rooms are spacious, very clean; the staff is very friendly, and the many shops and restaurants of Canmore are within walking distance. We will return on our next trip.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Calgary, Alberta, Canada
2 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2012

This hotel has the worst internet connection I have experienced since dial up. I understand that it's in the middle of the mountains and the service may not be as good as it is in the city. I also see the irony that I'm in the mountains and should be out enjoying them instead of being inside on my computer. At the end of the day I would like to sit in my room and check my emails. It has taken me hours just to open a small number of emails and a couple of pdf attachements. I am getting a much faster connection by tethering my laptop to my iPhone.

Please contact your isp and get some better service.

Thank you

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 1711 Bow Valley Trail, Canmore, Alberta T1W 1L7, Canada
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Location: Canada > Alberta > Canadian Rockies > Kananaskis Country > Canmore
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites
Hotel Style:
#8 Family Hotel in Canmore
#12 Romantic Hotel in Canmore
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Rocky Mountain Ski Lodge 2*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Welcoming, clean and customer service-oriented, the Rocky Mountain Ski Lodge offers a variety of accommodation options from standard rooms to studio and apartment condominiums in Canmore, Alberta. All rooms have fridges, wireless Internet access and great mountain views. Enjoy amenities such as a Jacuzzi, sauna, laundry room, playground and barbecue. Weekly rates are available. Convenient location in Canmore and 5 km (3 mi) from Banff National Park. ... more   less 
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