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Bow Valley Motel
2.0 of 5 Motel   |   610 8th St., Canmore, Alberta T1W 2B5, Canada   |  
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Ranked #8 of 33 Hotels in Canmore
Melton Mowbray, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
30 hotel reviews
Reviews in 32 cities Reviews in 32 cities
101 helpful votes 101 helpful votes
“Loved this place”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2013

My husband and I stayed here for one night whilst driving from Vancouver to Calgary. I was worried before we left England that the floods may have put our stay in jeopardy, however a quick email reassured us that the motel had not been touched, despite being so close to the river.

The motel itself is very clean and welcoming and our room had a full kitchen, separate bedroom, pull down bed in the lounge area, a rocking chair, footstool, armchair, dining table and chairs.

Canmore is a very pretty little town with mountains as a backdrop. I would definitely recommend the Bow Valley Motel.



It suited us very well for a short stay in Canmore.

  • Stayed July 2013, 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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Rating summary
  • Location
    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 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2013

this was a very pleasant stay. the price was affordable and the rooms fairly average .. i would not hesitate to stay here again. it was located in walking distance to all the attractions f down town and about 1/2 hour from banff. easy to get to from the hiway.. only complaint was no ice machine ..

Room Tip: no pool so if you have kids keep that in mind second floor has no elevator
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2013

Simple, basic motel but really welcoming. Very helpful staff (let me phone Hertz for free from the desk when I had a problem) Rooms are nothing special but have all you need and are really clean. Right in the heart of the town on a lovely high street with mountains all around.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Bolligen, Switzerland
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56 reviews 56 reviews
35 hotel reviews
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41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2013

We recently stayed two nights in Canmore. Banff NP is very close, so the location is ideal for day visits in this area.
Friendliness of the staff and the room was very good, we enjoyed our stay and would definitely choose this motel again for another visit.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Thonon-les-Bains, France
1 review
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2013 via mobile

Nice staff, friendly and very helpfull. Comfortable and clean room, equipped with a kitchen. Motel located in a beautiful resort, at the beginning of Banff National Park. I highly recommend Bow Valley Motel!

Stayed June 2013, traveled solo
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Toronto, Canada
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14 reviews 14 reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2013

No great shakes from the outside, this is our favourite motel in Canmore after a recent stay. Very warmly greeted on arrival, entered to find a a renovated room. TV with lots of channels, a fridge that worked and Keurig complimentary coffee - all the extra coffee we liked available in the office.

We like to walk everywhere so for us this was the perfect location. We walked to a number of great restaurants and cafes during our stay. The just before high season rates were great too.

The rooms are not very sound proof and there is traffic noise from the Main Street. We didn't find the traffic to be a problem but we were back from the road. The management is very good about asking partiers to tone down noise.

Recommended for folks who want to explore the town on foot or who don't want the bother of a designated driver in the evening.

Room Tip: Ask for a room furtherest from the street. If you don't mind stairs, the third level might be t...
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Ponoka, Canada
1 review
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2013

Excellent, excellent, excellent. Clean, clean. Very reasonable. Not fussy,but, is very comfortable. Great view. Efficient and knowledgeable staff. Situated on main drag close to all the shopping and resturants. Loved it

Room Tip: Efficient and friendly staff, VERY clean rooms, right on main drag,can see mountains, exceptionally...
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with friends
    • 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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Address: 610 8th St., Canmore, Alberta T1W 2B5, Canada
Location: Canada > Alberta > Canadian Rockies > Kananaskis Country > Canmore
Amenities:
Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #8 of 33 Hotels in Canmore
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Bow Valley Motel 2*
Number of rooms: 25
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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Bow Valley Hotel Canmore
Bow Valley Motel Canmore, Alberta

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