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The Drake Inn
2.5 of 5 Bed and Breakfast   |   909 Railway Avenue, Canmore, Alberta T1W1P3, Canada   |  
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Ranked #16 of 33 Canmore B&B and Inns
Halifax, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
10 hotel reviews
Reviews in 22 cities Reviews in 22 cities
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
“Big Letdown”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2012

The accomodation was actually a Motel ,without a lift,so if you were on second or third floor it was quite a hike with a large suitcase.The rooms were clean,and staff were helpful and polite,but the continental breakfast was very poor and the breakfast "room" only had 3 tables.The Inn itself had lots of character and beer and food was quite good,again ,staff were great,but its true ,you only get what you pay for.

Room Tip: Recommend a room away from Inn as they have late night bands
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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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Kihei, Hawaii
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2012

Though the weather didn’t cooperate we still loved our time in the Canadian Rockies .Living in Hawaii it is nice to remember that there are parts of the world where the weather does indeed change. We picked The Drake for the price we where surprised by the great view’s our room had and a great location for just over a $100 tax in we got a room in downtown Canmore. For those of you who have not had a chance to visit Canmore it is an idyllic little town situated a mere one hour drive from Calgary. We checked in rented some bikes and spent two days exploring the little town with its abundance of good restaurants , interesting art galleries and great nature walks all a few minute walk from the Drake

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 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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, General Manager at The Drake Inn, responded to this review, July 13, 2012
Thank you for sharing your comments, yes rain or shine Canmore has great pricing on accomodations year round.
Enjoy your summer.
Aloha
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London
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2012

We spent our honeymoon in Canmore and stayed at the Drake Inn, The staff there went out of their way to make our stay as comfortable as they could, we could not have asked for more. We are now saving up to spend our first anniversary back in the Rockies and without a doubt we will be staying at the Drake.

  • Stayed June 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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, General Manager at The Drake Inn, responded to this review, July 13, 2012
Congratulations on your wedding day, the Drake staff look forward to your anniversary visit, please let us know when you are coming ahead of time and we can add a little romance to your stay.
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Southsea
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2012

This was our first trip to Canada and we stayed for a week at the Drake, the room we were in was perfect for us, it was clean with great views. The staff were always helpful with advice about the area.

I can highly recommend "The Drake" for your stay

  • Stayed June 2012, 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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, General Manager at The Drake Inn, responded to this review, July 13, 2012
Your recommendation is greatly appreciated. Please visit again.
Thank you
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Madison, Wisconsin
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21 hotel reviews
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187 helpful votes 187 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2012

On our way home we were getting tired after driving all day. Stopped in Banff to enquire a few prices and couldn't find anything below $176 before taxes, not paying that much to simply sleep for a night. Hit Canmore 10 minutes later and found the Drake Inn, price was $122 with tax so I snagged it. Was dark, rainy and foggy so couldn't really see the surrounding mountains. Sure the room is dated but who cares? The bed was comfy and I slept like a log. Weird thing is the room had a desk but no chair so couldn't set up the laptop there.

Woke up and was very very happy with the view outside our door, fanbulous mountain views as well as the small lake to the left. My wife had the basic breakfast which she said was ok for what it was.

All in all for a mom and pop style motel I had no problems with the place and would stay here again.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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, General Manager at The Drake Inn, responded to this review, July 13, 2012
Thank you for finding us here in Canmore and for taking the time to share your comments. Our location is indeed our strength.
We will welcome you back if you are coming this way again.
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2012

We often stay in small hotels because as Forest Gump said life is like a box of chocalate you never know what you are going to get . The Drakes creek side rooms are a great suprize beautiful views of the rocky montains with a small balconey to sit and take in the views .Minutes from downtown a park and walk location .Price point very competative so we where happy campers with our Drake Inn visit .

  • Stayed June 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Ottawa, Canada
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2012

Ask for a creek side room beautiful views and the price is reasonable .You are two minute walk from down town Canmore as well as the Bow River and some great river walk’s . It aint the Ritz but it is good value .

Stayed May 2012, traveled with family
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Address: 909 Railway Avenue, Canmore, Alberta T1W1P3, Canada
Location: Canada > Alberta > Canadian Rockies > Kananaskis Country > Canmore
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #16 of 33 B&Bs / Inns in Canmore
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2.5 star — The Drake Inn 2.5*
Number of rooms: 26
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Centrally located in downtown Canmore, the Drake Inn offers great rooms at unbeatable rates. Whether you're out for business or simply for pleasure, come and experience our relaxing atmosphere complimented by personable staff who always extend a warm & sincere welcome. The Drake Inn offers standard and creekside rooms and one hospitality suite. Banquet and meeting room facilities available, Full restaurant and bar with live entertainment every weekend. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
The Drake Hotel Canmore
The Drake Inn Canmore, Alberta

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