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“great value motel” 4 of 5 stars
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Bow Valley Motel
2.0 of 5 Motel   |   610 8th St., Canmore, Alberta T1W 2B5, Canada   |  
Hotel amenities
Ranked #9 of 33 Hotels in Canmore
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Perth, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
15 hotel reviews
Reviews in 20 cities Reviews in 20 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
“great value motel”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2010

This motel was a great find when we couldn't get reasonably priced accommodation in Banff, this is the best value we have had in a 3 week trip through the rockies. Why stay in Banff when it is a short drive along the road. Units are very clean & well equiped and staff were very welcoming and helpful.

  • Stayed July 2010, 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
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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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Cochrane, Canada
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2010

This little motel was one of the few motels/hotels that was NOT near or next to the train tracks, which is a big plus for parents on a break from the kids.
It was fabulous walking to all of the great Canmore restaurants and to be able to leave the car behind, have a few drinks and come back to a good night's sleep. As we were on a "night off" without the kids... but didn't want to go over-board on the wallet, this was a great little retreat.

  • Stayed June 2010, 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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Calgary, Canada
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2010

Stayed here with my family from Calgary. We were thrilled with the location (right downtown Canmore). The check-in and check-out was quick and easy. Our room was the best price we could find in Canmore. For the price we paid and the room we got it was a major deal. I have traveled loads and paid way more for a lot less. I highly recommend the motel if you're with a family on a BUDGET. By the way the internet was FREE and the connection speed was really good! They told me they just upgraded to a really fast connection. I was really happy about that. Best place in Canmore to stay!

  • Stayed June 2010, 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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London, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2010

I love this place in the valley. What amazing mountain views and by the river too. Its cute waking up to the ducks in the morning. I found the place very clean and cozy. The service was brilliant and the front desk had great knowledge of the area. Internet was reliable, rooms were big. Finally, it is right on main street, so a great array of restaurents within walking distance. Definite recommendation
Dil

  • Stayed October 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 4 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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Saskatoon, Canada
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2010

Stayed there for a long weekend in Canmore, Service was top notch, the managers were very efficient and took care of all our needs. Staff was super friendly and very polite. Our room was spotless, fresh and had a beautiful view of the mountains. I would definitely recommend this motel to anyone planning a trip to Canmore or Banff.

  • Stayed April 2010, 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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Calgary
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2010

Stayed here with my wife a couple weeks ago. Was really happy to see that they had refillable soap/shampoo/etc dispensers in the bathroom rather than wasting money on those little bottles most people just take home and throw away. Saved our earth and saved me money - good job Bow Valley Motel!

oh yeah - good job with the free wireless internet - was getting tired of paying 10-15 bucks a day for it in Banff!

  • Stayed March 2010, 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
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Calgary
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2010

Last week my husband and I stayed at the Bow Valley Motel while visiting Canmore. I had read reviews saying that the place was really clean and so I went in to the weekend expecting a lot from the cleaning stff at this little motel. They sure delivered! I have never stayed in a hotel that is more clean! There are lots of hotels with more bells and whistles but none that have been as thoroughly cleaned between stays. We stayed in a 'pet friendly room' and we never would have known that another pet was ever in the room - even our dog coudln't find anything to sniff at!

If you're going to stay at the Bow Valley Motel, know what to expect and you'll have a great time. This is not a spa. There is no valet parking or restaurant. What it is:
-a really clean room
-a comfy night's sleep
-a warm place to feel safe and secure with your family
-a great location (located downtown, just off the TransCanada and close to skiing/hiking).

Highly, highly recommended!

  • Stayed March 2010, 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Bow Valley Motel

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:
#3 Best Value Hotel 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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Also Known As:
Bow Valley Hotel Canmore
Bow Valley Motel Canmore, Alberta

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