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“If you're looking for the most basic accommodation, then this place is for you.” 3 of 5 stars
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Mountain View Inn
2.0 of 5 Hotel   |   100 Kananaskis Way, Canmore, Alberta T1W 2X2, Canada   |  
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Ranked #27 of 32 Hotels in Canmore
Calgary, Canada
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“If you're looking for the most basic accommodation, then this place is for you.”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2012

The Mountain View Inn is a very simple place to stay, and I mean that literally. Looks to me like it was built in the 1980s or so and the building is still of that era. Very little modernization or updating to be seen. Things have a tired and somewhat worn look but that said, the place is clean. Don't expect many amenities. WiFi? Wired internet? Certainly not in your room. There is free wifi in the lobby but even this basic modern travel convenience is not available to from the comfort of your room. Rooms also were old looking, with bulky fuzzy CRT television (no flat screens here). No breakfast, no making up of your room every day. But a clean with a reasonably comfortable bed. If that's what you want, then this place is for you. There are far better accommodations available around there area so I'll not be back.

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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled on business
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    2.5 of 5 stars
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42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2012

I was passing through Canmore again and looking for a good deal - the Mtn View Inn was pretty hard to pass up with rates so much lower than the others in town. I was a little wary even though I'd been here before but everything was fine. The room was clean, the bed was comfortable, the people at reception were helpful, the TV was new, and the wifi worked just fine in my room. In general, it was a great value.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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St. Albert, Canada
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2012

We had to cancel just hours past the "deadline" due to legitimate bereavement issues. They were cold, unsympathetic and just to add insult to or suffering dinged us $63.00 to NOT stay at their dump in the mountains!!!!! If they are like this for the big issues how good will they be if you have a small complaint about towels or noise or room cleanliness?

Profoundly disappointed,
Bruce Mohacsy

Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Ephrata, PA
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2012

The rates are good, beats paying Banff hotel prices, but: Don't stay here if it's hot out! The A/C does not work. Fan clatters and there is no way to shut it off. It's an older hotel. Because i heard another room air conditioner sounding crazy like ours. We managed ok, but if it would have been any hotter, it would have been a lousy, sweaty stay!

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Winnipeg, Canada
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2012

Everything is average. A bit run down with the most basic of neccesities. No hair dryer. The front office staff at the time of check-in was not the most friendliest of people but did at least offer some directions to the restaurant we chose. The bed was hard as a rock. As always, you get what you pay.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Northern Ontario Canada
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2012

Elaina K said it best .. we were originally booked in for a 2 night stay thru a Groupon deal and we checked out after the first night .. I would never recommend this place to anyone ! We were there in May and the air conditioner was bashed in then .. reading Elaina's review only shows that whoever owns this place does not care about their investment !!

I have never seen a motel not have a fridge or coffee maker in their rooms before .. who wants to go down to the lobby for a coffee in their pj's ? seriously !!! the furniture was all stained .. the night stand had cigarette burn marks on it .. the ice bucket was a plastic container that you would find at the Bulk Barn to fill up ... and to make it worse .. they charge you a "resort fee" on check out .. what a joke !!!

DO NOT stay here !! this place needs a serious overhaul !!!

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  • Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2012

Within a short distance from the town center this hotel is a great value for money. We had a room facing away from the road, so had a good night sleep. For $60 a night we had a large private room with two double beds. We only stayed for one night, so did not use any facilities. If you are looking for a budget hotel in a Rockies, that is it. I would definitely stay there next time, over any expensive hotels in Banff of the center of Canmore.

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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 100 Kananaskis Way, Canmore, Alberta T1W 2X2, Canada
Location: Canada > Alberta > Canadian Rockies > Kananaskis Country > Canmore
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #27 of 32 Hotels in Canmore
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Mountain View Inn 2*
Number of rooms: 44
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Mountain View Hotel Canmore
Mountain View Inn Canmore, Alberta

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