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Saskatoon, Canada
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29 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed August 28, 2016 via mobile

First impressions from the outside weren't great. It was your basic motel and the rug and furniture looked dated but it appeared to be freshly painted and very clean. Parts of the room had definitely been updated ie. bathroom, and it had a nice large flat screen TV. The price we paid was definitely at the higher end of the... More 

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Thank Maverick123087
Management response:

Thank you for your kind words. We are glad to hear you had a relaxing and enjoyable stay with us. Usually June to August is the most busy season in the year. This is why the price is a little bit higher than other season. But we guarantee our hotel has the competitive price among hotels in Cochrane. We hope... More 

Edmonton, Canada
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27 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed August 10, 2016

This is an older property which would have been just fine except for a few things. Over priced - much more expensive than the much nicer place we stayed at in Rocky Mountain House on the same long weekend. Bed sheets looked recently used so we had the guy at the front desk change them which he did without complaint.... More 

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Thank Kerrycme
Bow_River_Inn, Manager at Bow River Inn, responded to this review

Thank you very much for taking the time to share your experience with us. I'm apologized for the inconvenience. Our housekeeper can make mistake but it cannot be happened that we re-used bed sheet and other stuff. I assure you that the feedback of our hotel will be reviewed and most certainly forwarded to the appropriate staff. We take the... More 

Bonnyville, Canada
1 review
Reviewed August 6, 2016

The best stay we have ever had! Manager was excellent and very attentive. Room was cleaned and very cozy. Would recommend to anyone looking for the experience from the time you check in and check out! We will be back for another stay well worth the money♡

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Vancouver, Canada
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8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed August 5, 2016 via mobile

Booked a smoke free room that was clearly a smoking room at some point in the past. The room was comfortable and nicely renovated bit it stank of musty cigarettes when we arrived late at night. We couldn't changed rooms as they were fully booked. Leaving AC on helped overnight but we still had irritated throats in the morning. The... More 

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Thank Mlephant
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7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed July 28, 2016

Overpriced roadside motel. Very basic. Mold around tub. Minimal breakfast provided but receptionist was very helpful finding things there. For the same price, you can stay in a much better hotel next door.

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British Columbia, Canada
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9 reviews
6 hotel reviews
Reviewed May 19, 2016

Stayed at Bow River Inn twice this month; very friendly family operation; terrific guest recognition. Room was spotlessly clean on both visits; individual heat/a/c control; free coffee, efficiency & microwave. Nice working desk area, as well as a sofa/coffee table. When I called for 2nd reservation, owner/front desk recognized my name, and offered me the same room, or an alternate... More 

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Regina
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35 reviews
24 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed April 14, 2016

The location of the hotel was very good and the room size was large with laminate flooring. It looks like they were still in the process of updating the room (there was tape on the walls where they had been painting and the bathroom still needed a bit of work). The room was only sort of clean, there was hair... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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70 reviews
27 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed March 5, 2016

We contacted Bow River Inn couple days before our visit and the person at the front desk was really helpful and held the reservation for us, although we failed to submit the deposit. We ended up to never stay at this hotel because of last minute changes, but I know because of this pleasant experience we will definitely make this... More 

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Thank vegtravelling
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27 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed March 5, 2016 via mobile

The room was very clean. The other outstanding feature was the heat is totally controlled by your room. SO NICE! The young man at the checkin was very pleasant and helpful. The only reason I didn't give it 5/5 was because it advertised continental breakfast and they don't do that in the winter. No problem Smittys right across the road.

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uk
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35 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed December 17, 2015

Stayed here for 8 nights, very clean, very warm. The room was a reasonable size, equipped with fridge, microwave and filter coffee machine. Fresh towels every day and the bedding every other. The owners were very friendly, lent us their pass for the National Park, they could not have been more helpful. Very strong wifi and a large flat screen... More 

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
About the property
  • Wheelchair access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Room types
  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Kitchenette
  • Family Rooms
  • Smoking rooms available
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Internet
Services
  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
  • Laundry Service
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Beautifully situated in the Bow Valley Corridor, minutes from Calgary and perched in the Foothills of the Canadian Rockies, Cochrane offers the ultimate qualities of small town living. At the Bow River Inn, our cozy motel can accommodate both the corporate and family traveler offering affordable rates in a peaceful and quiet atmosphere. Our Cochrane motel provides guests with clean, comfortable, spacious rooms and great housekeeping service in a friendly setting. The Bow River Inn is sure to meet your traveling needs when in the Cochrane or Calgary area. We are located one block West of Highway #22, (across from Smitty's restaurant.) ... more   less 

Additional Information about Bow River Inn

Address: 3 Westside Dr, Cochrane, Alberta T4C 1M1, Canada
Location: Canada > Alberta > Cochrane
Price Range: $68 - $104 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Bow River Inn 2*
Number of rooms: 44
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“Try to get a room facing the fields and mountains. Make sure it has been cleaned.”
 of 5 bubbles Kerrycme, Aug 10, 2016 | Read review
“Use hotel next door.”
 of 5 bubbles 726jimp, Jul 28, 2016 | Read review
“Rooms on the west can see the Rockies”
 of 5 bubbles nobbyc25, Dec 17, 2015 | Read review
“For singles, room with queen bed, sitting area and kitchenette is perfect.”
 of 5 bubbles NotAfraid2BeHonest, Nov 5, 2015 | Read review
“Backside rooms are nice and quiet. Really nice.”
 of 5 bubbles johnmA5757VE, Sep 5, 2015 | Read review
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