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“A Comfortable Stay” 4 of 5 stars
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2.5 of 5 Hotel   |   1725 Mountain Avenue, Canmore, Alberta T1W 2W1, Canada   |  
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Ranked #8 of 32 Hotels in Canmore
Calgary, Canada
Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
9 hotel reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
“A Comfortable Stay”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2013

Pros: Friendly staff, clean and spacious rooms, natural gas fireplace in the room, big parking lot, great continental breakfast, waterside and hot tub.
Cons: really, really, really slow elevator, ice only on the main floor and 4th floor. amenities only open until 10pm, to go coffee cups leak from seams - every one that we used leaked!

My fiancee and I travel to Canmore several times a year and usually we stay at the Quality Resort Chateau Canmore across the road but this time we opted to stay here. Upon entering the hotel's main lobby we were impressed to see the cleanliness of the space. Coffee and free cookies sat waiting for hotel guests, the local attraction brochure holder was full and the front desk staff were smiling and ready to great us. As we arrived early our room was not yet ready. The staff member at the desk was quick to offer us a space to store our luggage and invited us to use the amenities but we had to meet some friends so opted instead to head downtown.
When we got into our room later that evening it was freshly cleaned and spotless. We were staying in a double queen room that looked very modern for the most part. The carpet was a little dated and there were some chips taken out of the edge of the bathroom counter but overall the room seemed to be well kept and looked after. As we had to be in Banff for the evening we dropped our luggage off and we headed out.
We drive an F-150 pickup and sometimes it is a little hard to find parking for it. The lot at the
Pocaterra looks like it is really small but we had no trouble finding a spot to park or fitting into the stall despite the fact that the hotel was full. This is a nice feature as parking miles from where you are staying can be a real pain.
When we returned to the hotel the pool area was very full and it looked like the families and the young children were enjoying the waterside and the pool. We opted to pass on the pool and instead enjoyed a nice quiet evening.
It turns out the pool is much quieter in the morning and we headed down to enjoy the hot tub when the pool opened at 7am. The change rooms seemed to be clean and the gym was a fair size with several machines which all looked to be in good repair.
What sets this hotel apart from the Chateau is the continental breakfast. We headed down after soaking in the hottub and were greeted with hot food (sausage, egg and cheese omelets, pancakes and waffles) bagels and bread to toast, yogurt and hardboiled eggs, and fruit salad. For drinks there was orange and apple juice, water, tea and coffee. We enjoyed a wonderful and free breakfast and then headed on our way.
Overall the experience we had at the Pocaterra was excellent and well worth the $120 we spent for the night. I would stay here again and recommend it to others looking for a nice place to stay in Canmore without breaking the bank.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2013

I spent a weekend here while attending a conference. I got a great deal on the rate which is what originally attracted me to the hotel but it turned out to be an excellent choice.

The hotel is located close to the highway and was easy to find. I had no trouble parking and was quickly checked in by the friendly and helpful staff.

My room was spacious and even included a fireplace. The in-room coffee was made with a Keurig machine which is much better than many alternatives. The bathroom was a nice size and clean. The bed was very comfortable. The TV had lots of choices and even had some high definition channels - a trend I hope to see repeated.

The free breakfast had lots of variety. Everything from hot items to bagels, toast and cereal. The coffee was much better and hotter than the average hotel. I filled up both mornings.

The hotel is located next to a couple of restaurants but it's a short drive to downtown where there are lots of excellent choices to eat.

We did not use the pool or waterslide but they looked attractive and appealing.

I expect I will stay here again on my next trip to Canmore.

  • Stayed March 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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Calgary, Canada
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16 hotel reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2013

We had a great night at this hotel. we needed a quick get away and found a deal at the Best Western. the room was large, had a nice gas fire place and very modern decor.

the pool area was a bit busy with kids, even at 9:30, but it was fine. if you have kids, this place is well suited for you with lots of space, water slide, free breakfast with hot and cold items.

I would stay here again .

Room Tip: all the rooms have a nice view. we were at the end of the hall in 223, i would choose the top the f...
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2013

Although we didn't have any children with us, this was still an amazing experience. The hotel is definitely family oriented- with a pool and slide that is constantly occupied by many families. Beware of elevator buttons being pressed on every floor though, luckily there are only 4 floors to wait through.

Room was clean, quiet and fully loaded. Fireplace, mini kitchenette, full sized soaker tub, ..couldn't ask for more. We had amazing little soaps and bath salts as well. Loved the stay.

Only down side would be the buffet breakfast. The standards for the rest of the hotel are held so high, we were expecting a better tasting breakfast although there was a large selection.

Hotel staff very friendly.

Will certainly stay again! This hotel has put a gold star on best westerns for us.

Room Tip: Room 403 had a nice view of the mountains Also had great fireplace seating area
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  • Stayed February 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Calgary, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2013

Our family stayed here for 2 nights. The pool was great for the kids! Everything seemed pretty clean, if you lift up the bed skirts though we found lots of garbage and debris beside the beds. The free breakfast is convenient and has a good variety. The cookies they have in the lobby in the afternoon are Delicious! Overall, it was great!! We requested a room far away from the elevators to avoid noise, but, we were right beside the stairwell so we heard the door closing all the time.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 1725 Mountain Avenue, Canmore, Alberta T1W 2W1, Canada
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Location: Canada > Alberta > Canadian Rockies > Kananaskis Country > Canmore
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#5 Family Hotel in Canmore
#8 Romantic Hotel in Canmore
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2.5 star — BEST WESTERN PLUS Pocaterra Inn 2.5*
Number of rooms: 83
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Nestled amidst the towering peaks of the Canadian Rockies, the Best Western Plus Pocaterra Inn is your ideal lodging choice while visiting Canmore Alberta. From the warm welcome in our lobby to our spacious guest rooms, you are sure to experience superior service while staying with us.Our hotel features tastefully decorated guest rooms with a multitude of amenities including stunning views of the surrounding Rocky Mountains, fireplaces, free high-speed wireless internet, microwaves, refrigerators, coffee makers, and LCD TV’s. Guests can enjoy our daily complimentary hot continental breakfast and access to our business centre, fitness facility, games room and meeting rooms. In addition, our hotel features a whirlpool, steam room, sauna and indoor swimming pool with a large waterslide perfect for the whole family to enjoy.Just minutes away from Banff National Park the Best Western Plus Pocaterra Inn is a great place to explore the Canadian Rockies, natural hot springs, lakes, glaciers, canyons, and ski resorts. When visiting Canmore Alberta, the Best Western Plus Pocaterra Inn will make your stay feel just like home, but better. Our relaxing atmosphere, tastefully appointed rooms and friendly hospitality are the perfect complement to your visit to the Canadian Rockies. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
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Best Western Canmore
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