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“Location and Service very good”
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Bow Valley Motel
Ranked #10 of 28 Hotels in Canmore
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed June 30, 2013

We recently stayed two nights in Canmore. Banff NP is very close, so the location is ideal for day visits in this area.
Friendliness of the staff and the room was very good, we enjoyed our stay and would definitely choose this motel again for another visit.

  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled as a couple
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3  Thank LSR3065
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Reviewed June 24, 2013

Nice staff, friendly and very helpfull. Comfortable and clean room, equipped with a kitchen. Motel located in a beautiful resort, at the beginning of Banff National Park. I highly recommend Bow Valley Motel!

Stayed: June 2013, traveled solo
2  Thank Mathieu P
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Reviewed June 19, 2013

No great shakes from the outside, this is our favourite motel in Canmore after a recent stay. Very warmly greeted on arrival, entered to find a a renovated room. TV with lots of channels, a fridge that worked and Keurig complimentary coffee - all the extra coffee we liked available in the office.

We like to walk everywhere so for us this was the perfect location. We walked to a number of great restaurants and cafes during our stay. The just before high season rates were great too.

The rooms are not very sound proof and there is traffic noise from the Main Street. We didn't find the traffic to be a problem but we were back from the road. The management is very good about asking partiers to tone down noise.

Recommended for folks who want to explore the town on foot or who don't want the bother of a designated driver in the evening.

Room Tip: Ask for a room furtherest from the street. If you don't mind stairs, the third level might be t...
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  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled as a couple
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3  Thank J K
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Reviewed June 1, 2013

Excellent, excellent, excellent. Clean, clean. Very reasonable. Not fussy,but, is very comfortable. Great view. Efficient and knowledgeable staff. Situated on main drag close to all the shopping and resturants. Loved it

Room Tip: Efficient and friendly staff, VERY clean rooms, right on main drag,can see mountains, exceptionally...
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  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled with friends
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5  Thank Wendla C
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Reviewed May 22, 2013

I use to live in Canmore and work in hotels in the town - never stayed at the Bow Valley Motel, but I can assure that I will be staying here from now on when I visit town again! The service was perfect, the room was very accomodating, and larger than expected. Its right on main street, which is very handy and an excellent location.
Thank you for a great stay!!

  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled with friends
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4  Thank canmore77
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Anastasia B, Manager at Bow Valley Motel, responded to this reviewResponded May 27, 2013

Thank you for taking the time to write about your recent stay at Bow Valley Motel. Delighted you had a great stay with us! And very glad you enjoyed your time back in Canmore.

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Reviewed May 22, 2013

The Bow Valley Motel is excellent for anyone looking to stay at a good location in Canmore. While it may not have the amenities of one of the resorts, if you are looking to go out on the town or spend most of your time outdoors, this is an excellent option. There are several restaurants and pubs in very close walking distance, along with all of the shopping of the town centre. The staff was great! Definitely will be returning on my next trip to Canmore.

  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled as a couple
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4  Thank Kelly B
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Anastasia B, Manager at Bow Valley Motel, responded to this reviewResponded May 27, 2013

Great to read your comments. Thanks for taking the time to post a review. We enjoy (and appreciate!) the people who stay with us. We also enjoy the great restaurants and shops in our friendly little town centre - glad you were able to take advantage of them while you were here. Hope to see you again soon.

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Reviewed April 30, 2013

This motel is not the fanciest place to stay in Canmore but its definitely the best location and the best value. The motel is right in town so you can walk to all the restaurants for breakfast or a pint. The rates are super affordable and our room was spotless. The bathroom was immaculate and although the rooms are dated they have been kept clean and in very good repair. If your hotel room is just a place to crash while you're in the mountains this is a great option.

  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled as a couple
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4  Thank riureba
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Anastasia B, Manager at Bow Valley Motel, responded to this reviewResponded May 27, 2013

Thanks for taking the time to post your comments. We enjoy the location as well! And we are very grateful for our excellent housekeepers who work hard to keep the rooms up to their own high standards.

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Additional Information about Bow Valley Motel

Address: 610 Main St, Canmore, Alberta T1W 2B5, Canada
Location: Canada > Alberta > Canadian Rockies > Kananaskis Country > Canmore
Amenities:
Free Parking Suites
Hotel Style:
#1 Best Value Hotel in Canmore
Price Range: $66 - $144 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Bow Valley Motel 2*
Number of rooms: 25
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
This place is temporarily closed due to renovation. It plans to reopen once the makeover is complete. Bow Valley Motel welcomes you to Main Street in the Mountains an ideal base for the independent traveler, family, or small group. Clean, comfortable, affordable accommodations with the wonder of the peaks all around you. 25 spacious rooms with one or two queen beds - each providing complementary coffee, fridge, cable TV, telephone, full bath and free wireless internet. Some units with kitchens, upper and ground units upon request. ... more   less 
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Bow Valley Hotel Canmore
Bow Valley Motel Canmore, Alberta

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