My overall rating for this property would be 3.5/5 but that wasn't an option. I would rate it 3.5 because it isn't necessarily "very good" but it also isn't just "average".
Typically we stay at Falcon Crest Lodge or Blackstone while in Canmore. This time we thought we'd try something different and wanted to bring the dogs with us (not accepted at Falcon Crest).
The location of Silver Creek Lodge is okay. It's kind of tucked away from lots but at the same time it's next to an Esso gas station, Tim Horton's and McDonalds. It isn't really too close to downtown or any restaurants aside from Sage Bistro. On the plus side, similar properties that offer a full kitchen and multiple bedrooms in condo-style living usually don't have the view that Silver Creek Lodge has. The view was spectacular and there wasn't really much that could block it.
The room was clean but you also got the impression it could be cleaner. This all comes from the fact that they have chosen very poorly when it comes to interior furnishings. The furniture was fine at one point but it isn't anymore. It's all marked up (dressers, night stand, coffee table, end tables, etc.) to the point where the room looks a little run down. Yes, this happens but I'm comparing to the other places that I have stayed that don't really have this. To add to this run down feel, the hallways have lots of small marks, missing paint, and dings that make it look run down as well. The biggest issue with this is that customers see this and (a) feel it's run down and (b) treat it like it's run down. A simple clean up of the furniture, baseboards, and common areas would go a long way. For me, stuff like this raises flags. If there owners are willing to neglect the obvious to this point then what else are they letting slip by?
Pet-friendly is a huge plus and I'll tell you why. I have two dogs and most places charges $20 per dog per night. Well, at Silver Creek Lodge they only charge $20 per night. If you're friends bringing a dog or you're staying a bit longer that is huge savings.
Although I didn't have much interaction with the staff, they were very friendly and attentive when we did speak. No complaints at all.
Overall, would I recommend this place? Absolutely! But, I would recommend it for pet owners or friends getting away for a night of dinner and drinks or a hike. If you're going on a family vacation, don't need pet friendly and would like a warmer environment, I'd stay at Falcon Crest Lodge.
This is a good place at a fair price.
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- Also Known As:
- Silver Creek Hotel Canmore
- Silver Creek Lodge Canmore, Alberta