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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
Sydney, Australia
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12 reviews 12 reviews
11 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“good budget hotel”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

We drove to Canmore in July. Stayed in this hotel for 2 days. We felt every thing is fine except climb the staircase. But our window got stunning views in result of climbing. Also the Canmore is a beautiful town. It is so enjoyably to walked around town.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 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
    3.5 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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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2012

Was in Canmore this weekend with a party of 12, for a bachelorette party. We were very disappointed and let down by our experience at the Drake. :( 
We booked a reservation well in advanced, and the staff was not interested in accommodating us.

  • Stayed September 2012
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Edmonton, Canada
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15 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2012

We arrived late so it was just a place to crash however we should have kept driving as we would have saved the money.
I had read the reviews regarding this hotel and it was mentioned a couple of times that the bar attached to the hotel was loud but we thought it couldn't be that bad right? It was so freakin loud booming with base until around 2:40am so needless to say we didn't get much sleep. It didn't help that the bed was rough with springs poking us in the back. The room was really tired and did smell like they were trying to cover up a smoke smell but at least it was clean.
In the morning we thought well at least we had free breakfast so that was a bonus....um yeah...it was basically a loaf of bread with a toaster and a tupperware container with Cherios. It was a complete joke. We skipped it for sure and went to the Sobeys for free coffee and muffins.
Basically this hotel was one of the cheaper options in Canmore but for the money it was not worth it. We stayed in a hotel in Edmonton the next night for less money and it was 10 stars compared to this piece of crap. Avoid it and if you must spend the night in Canmore then spend the extra money as it will be worth it.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled on business
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Luseland, Saskatchewan
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5 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2012

It's really not that good of a hotel but it is really not that bad of a hotel either. When I checked in I got upgraded to Creekside.

Good: It had an excellent location (Right on railway avenue so you didn't have to drive to get to places). Our room had a nice 42'' flat screen TV and a mini fridge (I don't know about what the other rooms had, I had a creekside room which is a little more extravagant). The creekside view is absolutely stunning.

Bad: No air conditioning, just a plain old stand up fan (It gets really hot in Canmore during the summer.). People are allowed to smoke outside of their rooms (The smoke sometimes blows into your room (I had this problem) ). Limited parking access (If there is a party, you can almost never find a spot). Poor continental breakfast (Only toast, cereal, milk, and coffee. And it is in the office of the hotel). On the bottom floor everybody can see you. The beds creak very loudly.

Overall: Its not a bad hotel to stay in, but if you can do better for the same price or even just $10 or $20 more, take it.

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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 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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2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2012

Although there were not a lot of extra's, we were mainly there to sleep. They have put a lot of effort into updating their rooms, and it shows! Very friendly staff, and an inviting pub attached to the Inn! Only complaints were some paint chipping and the water pipes were a bit noisy.

  • Stayed August 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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Grande Prairie, Alberta, Canada
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2012

this hotel was very outdated, not impressed with it at all. It did have a nice view but that is about the only good comment I have for the lodge. I have left an item behind ( that wasent cheap) called back th next day once i realized it was not with me and they said it was not there no cleaners have seen it. Over all i was not pleased at all with the hotel, service & very mad about my item i have not gotten back.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with friends
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Saskatoon, Canada
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34 reviews 34 reviews
9 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2012

If you're looking for a cheaper place to stay this is it. It's a little outdated on one side (where we stayed) but everything was fresh and clean. We arrived at night and so the next morning we were amazed at the beautiful view from our window!

They have updated the rooms on the creek side so if you are there for a more then a night ask for that side (or just ask for an updated room).

The breakfast was lacking but that's ok because there is a great place to eat not far from there...The Summit Cafe (1001 Cougar Creek Dr). Sit outside and enjoy a great breakfast there.

When we plan our next trip, we will be staying here again!

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 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
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about The Drake Inn

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:
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