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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 #7 of 32 Hotels in Canmore
Edmonton
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25 hotel reviews
Reviews in 25 cities Reviews in 25 cities
125 helpful votes 125 helpful votes
“Super clean!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2013

You don't notice that some of the furniture is dated because everything is spotless, and there is a flat-screen on the wall. We had room 42 on the top floor so we had no issues with noise. Front desk closes at 11:00 PM.
Friendly staff!

  • Stayed August 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 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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135 reviews 135 reviews
49 hotel reviews
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115 helpful votes 115 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2013

We enjoyed our last night in the Rockies here and wondered why we had never come to Canmore before. We had a nice room on the second floor with a fridge and stovetop. The view of the mountains was amazing. Canmore is beautiful and we enjoyed walking the main street and visiting various shops and galleries (and seeing Jason Carter's sculptures and paintings). The town is much quieter and cheaper than Banff and just as beautiful. There were lots of good places to eat near the motel, including the great Gaucho's Brazilian Barbecue. There is also a very nice boardwalk trail close to the motel. We will definitely stay here again.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 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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Jasper, Canada
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80 reviews 80 reviews
26 hotel reviews
Reviews in 27 cities Reviews in 27 cities
215 helpful votes 215 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2013

We chose this hotel for location and price. We were visiting our daughter who is living in Canmore for the summer, and wanted to be within easy walking distance of downtown Canmore's shops and restaurants, in an inexpensive hotel. The Bow Valley Motel was great on both these counts! Although not "fancy", and the furniture was not the newest or most stylish, everything was in good repair and the room was one of the cleanest hotel rooms I have ever stayed in - kudos to the staff!

I phoned to make the reservation, and the woman who assisted me was friendly and helpful. A young woman checked us in, also friendly and helpful. She offered me the choice of two rooms, saying that the second floor one we had requested might be a bit noisy because of its proximity to the street. We walked up and listened, and decided it would be just fine, especially at night once traffic lessened - and we were right; street noise was not a problem at all. There was some noise on the stairs and in the hallway outside our room on the second night of our stay as some rather "boisterous" guests returned to the hotel after a night out, but that was short-lived.

The room was not terribly large, but served the two of us well. We liked having a large screened window at the front and a smaller one in the bathroom for fresh air, and the lovely view of Ha Ling and other peaks out front was a nice bonus. There was a small air conditioning unit, but the weather was not terribly warm when we were there, and we never needed it.

The room had a fridge, and a small table and chairs was provided, as well as a more comfy chair for watching TV. My husband appreciated the big, flatscreen TV. The free WiFi was pretty fast most of the time. The bathroom was small, but well maintained and absolutely spotless. Some of the towels were a bit frayed at the edges, but otherwise in decent shape.

Free parking was provided just outside our room.

When checking out, we made another reservation for next month's visit. See you again soon, Canmore!

  • Stayed August 2013, 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Melton Mowbray, United Kingdom
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37 reviews 37 reviews
30 hotel reviews
Reviews in 32 cities Reviews in 32 cities
101 helpful votes 101 helpful votes
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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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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Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
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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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42 reviews 42 reviews
24 hotel reviews
Reviews in 24 cities Reviews in 24 cities
39 helpful votes 39 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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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 #7 of 32 Hotels in Canmore
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Bow Valley Motel 2*
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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