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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
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“Great lodge, great stay!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2013

Spent the weekend here (jan 2013). Was a very nice hotel, and was extremely clean. Staff were extremely nice too! Hot tub/sauna room were very very well maintained and very clean! Beautiful view of the mountains. Accommodating with BBQ's, park,snack machines/pop machines, laundry room etc. I would stay here again in a heart beat. I mean if your looking for a romantic getaway it may not be the place to chose. Bed was a bit small for two, and a little uncomfortable but whatever! We didn't spend much time there! Enjoy!

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2013

Spent a weekend in Canmore & stayed at the Rocky Mountain Ski Lodge (Jan 2013). This is the second time we have stayed at this hotel. On this occasion, there were 2 couples in our party. We had a one bedroom apartment. There was a bedroom, bathroom & then a living area with a kitchen, sofa/pull out bed. Both the bed in the bedroom & the pull out futon bed were comfortable. Kitchen was equipped with fridge, stove, microwave, plates etc. The room was clean. The fireplace in the living area was a nice touch.

Location is good - about a 10 minute walk to downtown shopping, bars, pubs & restaurants. Boston Pizza is directly opposite the hotel. If you are looking for breakfast, just a 3 min walk away is Chez Francois Restaurant (beside the Econolodge)

The hotel has a large hot tub & sauna room. They offer free wifi (codes required for each device, but they gave us as many codes as we needed). You can park right outside your room as it's motel style buildings. Vehicle plug in's available for wintertime.

I would have preferred it if there had been a safe in the room. Value for money was good. Staff were friendly. Overall it was a good place to stay.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Medicine Hat, Canada
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2013

Clean, lodge fully equipped for self-catering. If you want up to date then this lodge won't be for you as it is a little tired, however, if you are looking for value for money this is it. We could park directly outside the door & each space has a power point to plug your car in. The cleaners did our room every day (even Xmas day).
It could do with more storage, and although our lodge said it could sleep 4, that would have been too many people as there is nowhere for anyone else to store luggage etc.
it is in a good location just 7 min walk into town. Great hairdresser/spa opposite (had a superb massage).
Internet, on the whole, pretty fast, Xmas day very slow.
When there was a family on the top floor you can here all their footsteps and when they use the bathroom!
Sauna & hot tub situated in a corner room, you have to walk outside to it but it is literally across the road (1 min). Cleaned every week and whilst we were there we had it to ourselves every day. Lots of clean towels to use and a shower.
We stayed for 9 days. Should have been 17 but decided to cut short due to weather. It was very easy to cancel and got an immediate refund.

Room Tip: Ask for a lodge which doesn't have a second floor
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Winnipeg, Canada
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2012

Have stayed here many times with our 2 dogs .
One review states rooms are dated but that is a bit misleading as the owners have undertaken updating in many of the rooms in late 2011 and 2012 .
During our last stay in October a drunken group had booked several rooms in the motel and were warned by management to be quiet , weren't quiet and after one more warning by a private security company one of the group was taken to jail by local police for disorderly conduct .
We ended up getting one free night's stay on our next visit for the inconvenience of putting up with the yahoos whose names were taken and they are forbidden from renting rooms there from now on .
That's what I call good customer service .
Onsite staff are very friendly and helpful .
That's one of many reasons we've kept coming back to Rocky Mountain over the years .

Room Tip: Rooms just down from office are great - pet - friendly available which is perfect for us and our 2 d...
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  • Stayed October 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2012

we stayed at rocky mountain ski lodge in the fall,it was very clean,and quiet.the staff were helpful.
bed was clean and comfy.its next to the mountains,and the air is clean and fresh.
they do not serve breakfast but that's no worry.craigs diner is just west of the motel.great eats.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Edmonton, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2012

I have stayed at "the Rocky" many times over many years. Staff are always friendly and rooms are always clean. Most (if not all) rooms are kitchenettes, which can be convenient if you want to cook for yourself. It is a pretty old motel and has not been remodelled much, but the rooms are cosy if not fancy. The Rocky has many different room configurations, from straight up motel style, to big two story loft rooms, which are are quite interesting. The Rocky has good access to the Trans-Canada highway, which is a plus. On the slight minus side, it is about a 15 minute walk (two minute drive) into "downtown" Canmore. A strip mall is just across the street, which has a liquor store, Boston Pizza and some other restaurants, if you don't want to stray into town.

Room Tip: Pet friendly hotel. Some rooms can be books, allowing for dogs.
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Airdrie, Canada
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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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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 ( Wi-Fi ) 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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