My girlfriend and I needed to get away for at least one night last weekend, and I booked us here. I am so very glad I did - this motel is in the heart of downtown Canmore, and it is very well run.
Friendly staff, excellent location to be able to walk to all amenities, and clean rooms make this a place to stay for any budget.
The check-in process was very smooth and friendly, and we were in our room within minutes.
The room itself was a standard queen room with a kitchenette - this kitchenette was bigger than most apartments I have been in! Wow! The decor is what may be expected of a country motel, a little dark, but my girlfriend and I were very comfortable and cozy here.
There was a flat-screen tv as well as a small desk, where I used the motel wi-fi on my tablet to get some work done before bed. Smooth wi-fi network as well, and was very happy.
Went next door (literally) to the grizzly restaurant/bar for evening meal, and liked that we could get a drink and not worry about who may drive home... we are social drinkers, but feel strongly about not drinking and driving, so our room location made it easy to not worry and have a fun night.
Our sleep was a sound one, but me being an avid photographer I rose at around 6 am to go and get my location on for some morning sunrise shots.... Needless to say, I was extremely pleased with my results around Spray Lakes Road among the mountains surrounding Canmore.
Even the shower and bathroom facilities in the room was great!
On the Sunday morning during our packing, my girlfriend noticed she needed a safety pin for something, and we did not pack any such things, so I went to the front desk on the off chance that they may have one. After a few minutes of searching, they found 2 different sizes for us! This may not sound like much, but to me, it can be the little things that can make or break your experience, and this was one of the little things that make you smile and appreciate the great staff that this motel has!
Our stay was very quiet, and we would definitely recommend this motel to anyone staying in Canmore!
Thank you to all the staff (morning and night) for your hospitality, we will see you again!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Bow Valley Hotel Canmore
- Bow Valley Motel Canmore, Alberta