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Georgetown Inn
3.5 of 5 Hotel   |   1101 Bow Valley Trail, Canmore, Alberta T1W 1N4 , Canada   |  
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Ranked #4 of 33 Hotels in Canmore
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“Great spot for Company Retreat Meetings”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2012 via mobile

We were first nervous looking at the room pictures thinking they may be a bit Quaint for an Energy Service Executive retreat. This was not the case the guys enjoyed many features of the hotel. The guys enjoyed the fireplaces and high back chairs to catch up on reading before the meetings and in the evenings,(a few even admitted to having tea with the china). The pub was a great place for lunch on the patio and a great place to socialize after the days meetings. The staff organized us great restaurants for us to attend in the evening to change up the location and even organized our golf at Silvertip to top off a great week of meetings. The only hard part was trying to tell the wives that it was work attending a retreat in Canmore in September with the weather above 20 degrees each day. We will definitely go to Georgetown Inn again for our Executive Retreat. I will bring my wife also to the Geogetown Inn for a little R&R without the kids on an extended weekend, that will make up for being AWOL for the week of The retreat! Thanks Judy for organizing a great week and hats off to all the staff (from the manager, front desk,cleaning staff and pub staff) ensuring our retreat was a success.

Stayed September 2012, traveled on business
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Waymarker, Director of Sales at Georgetown Inn, responded to this review, October 31, 2012
We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us and that your meetings were a success with us. I will be sure to tell everyone/staff how much you and your delegates enjoyed themselves. I hope to see you again and help you book another successful meeting at the Georgetown!!!
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2012

We stayed in the "Albert Suite" for one night after attending the Canmore Highland Games and would stay again with no hesitation. The room had a King bed which was very comfortable with an abundance of fluffy pillows. It was one of the best nights sleep I've ever had in a hotel, I might even drive out there just for the night so I can sleep in the super comfortable bed again! There was a fantastic view of the mountains from our room and we weren't bothered at all by the pub right below us. We only heard the train once and it wasn't loud at all, if you didn't know that the tracks were close by you might never hear it. This is the best property of all the ones we've stayed at in Canmore.
We were surprised when checking in to find out that breakfast the next morning would be included which was a welcome bonus. We both had the full breakfast and weren't disappointed. Everything was well prepared and delicious, especially the bacon and home made hashbrowns. The entire breakast menu is included in the free breakfast, including their "famous" french toast.
The staff were really warm and friendly, making sure you are comfortable from check in to check out.
The property is a nice short walk to Main Street if you want to check out the shops.
We will be returning soon, and will encourage our friends to do the same.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Waymarker, Director of Sales at Georgetown Inn, responded to this review, September 12, 2012
Thank you so much for your lovely review of our property. We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us and will return. We cannot wait to have you back!! Thank you also for spreading the word to your friends, it is very much appreciated!!
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Northampton
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2012

I had a wonderful stay in Canmore at the Georgetown Inn. The room was clean and had quirky touches in interior design. The bed was comfortable with loads of pillows and extra throws. The dressing gowns with the name of the hotel on were a nice touch.
Room had coffee percolator and kettle with some tea and coffee provided and even a couple of big chocolate chip cookies as a welcome - yummy. We arrived late so had to get security to let us in and then were lucky to meet a helpful member of the bar staff when we found that no hand soap was provided - she was very welcoming and helpful.
There were two comfortable arm chairs and a small table in front of the fire-heater and TV. The bathroom was clean if small but this was made up for in the amazing two person hot tub - wow. After a day skiing in the cold or a hot day in the summer this would be such a treat. The room was air conditioned and came with a fridge also - perfect for your milk and wine/beer. Glasses were also provided. The room is a little cramped with two suitcases and hand luggage so would be more suitable for a short stay. Our room was the queen room and was just perfect for a romantic stay in the mountains.
A major plus for this hotel is the breakfast included in the price - we had ours in our room too. A full english breakfast (even if there version is a north american version) and the french toast is something to try.
I also enjoyed the film posters and information about movies shot in the location. Was sad to leave.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 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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managerscl, Director of Sales at Georgetown Inn, responded to this review, September 4, 2012
Thank you for enjoying your stay with us and sharing your experiences with the Trip Advisor community. We are known for being quirky and unique so thank you for pointing that out. We try to be for everyone but sometimes cannot achieve this but we did with you folks!! I am so glad to hear that you had a romantic time and we hope to see you back very soon!!!
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2012

I am sure the place was once grand. It seems to have fallen into a lesser state of character. The staff are nice, but the hotel or Inn is more suited for young skiers and drinkers than the family type lodging. Their are a lot of lodgings going up in Canmore, and a lot of places to choose from. This would not be my choice again.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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managerscl, Director of Sales at Georgetown Inn, responded to this review, September 4, 2012
Thank you for your comments. We are known for our unique character and antiques. So this may have dated us a bit but brings us alot of attention from locals and visitors from far and wide. I am sorry to hear that you did not enjoy your stay with us and I really would love for you to come back and give us a seoncd chance. Please feel free to contact me so we cna discuss this further....judy@waymarker.ca I will be sure to pass on to the staff your comments!! Thanks againa nd I look forward to hearing from you.
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2012 via mobile


Well, negatives first..........booked a while ago after reading such positive reviews, but not one had mentioned the position of the Inn. It is between the Canadian Highway on one side and The Bow Valley Trail and railway on the other.....all very noisy! We were offered a different room on the other side of the hotel but it was only available for two nights of the three, so we decided to stay put. The room was hot, and opening the windows not an option with the noisy road etc so tried to put up with the very noisy AC!!! Needless to say we didn't sleep for any of the three nights.
The decor def needs a freshen up, all very tired. The carpets were always in need of a Hoover, especially in the stairways and foyer area. There was a desk chair in our room with a very stained padded seat, that if I owned it would have been binned! Not the cleanest of places, in the bar area, although our room was ok.
Now the positives........ Lovely friendly people, who obviously do well with the locals and have a lively popular Inn. The food was average to good and was very reasonable. The waiting staff, again very friendly. This place just needs a new direction with the accommodation side.

Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
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managerscl, Director of Sales at Georgetown Inn, responded to this review, September 4, 2012
Thank you for writing your comments on Trip Advisor. We like our guests to let us know how we are doing and how we can improve. I'm sorry to hear that it was disappointing for you and I will pass these comments on to the respective departments so that we may improve on these areas. Again thank you and we hope you can give us another chance!!!
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2012

I can't say one negative thing about the Georgtown Inn. It deffinately was the best value of all the lodging we stayed at in the Banff area. The room was small but it was the least expensive. I liked the Victorian deco of the room and we enjoyed looking at posters of all the movies made in the Canadian Rockies that lined the hall. We were given couches for breakfast which was a surprise but as we were leaving before 7 am could not use them. Very quiet. Will return if we have the chance.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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managerscl, Director of Sales at Georgetown Inn, responded to this review, August 28, 2012
Thank you for staying at our inn and appreciating what we have to offer....thank you, thank you. The movie posters are great aren't they?? Love them and we wanted to share them with everyone. We hope to see you again very soon!!! Thank you!!
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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2012

This was our first visit to the Georgetown Inn and will not be our last. Wonderful, friendly staff and the room was amazing. Next time we are definitely getting the room with the king size bed and hot tub. The room was decorated so beautifully and was sound tight which was very impressive. The only thing you could hear was the train but not overly noisy.

Best stay on our trip to Lake Louise and Banff, just can't say enough good things about it. The food in the Pub is fantastic. Excellent service and very friendly servers.

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  • Stayed August 2012, 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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managerscl, Director of Sales at Georgetown Inn, responded to this review, August 21, 2012
Thank you for staying at our Inn. We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay!!! We can't wait for you to come backa nd enjoy us again!!!
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Address: 1101 Bow Valley Trail, Canmore, Alberta T1W 1N4 , Canada
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Location: Canada > Alberta > Canadian Rockies > Kananaskis Country > Canmore
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( Wi-Fi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 Best Value Hotel in Canmore
#3 Romantic Hotel in Canmore
#5 Business Hotel in Canmore
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Georgetown Inn 3.5*
Number of rooms: 21
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