The Solara has a great location just on the edge of town. We traded our Marriott timeshare week for this unit and it was great. It's an easy 15 minute walk to main street, Elevations, and shopping (or a 5 minute car drive). Our 2 bedroom suite in the Chinook building overlooked the main street but there was no street noise in the apartment. Instead we woke every morning to sunrise over the 3 Sisters and great sunsets on the mountains. The unit is well furnished. The kitchen is loaded with appliances - that require a PhD to operate. But after a day and reading the user manuals, our 4 college graduates figured out the stove controls, and how to use the other appliances. As others have noted, for some reason we couldn't get the thermostat to moderate the temperature. Room temperature got real warm on the first 2 days. The staff tried to fess with the control but to no benefit. Luckily it was cool outside so we turned the system off, opened the windows at night and slept like babies. I've seen this issue in many hotels so a minor inconvenience that you can work around. Beds are big and soft (we had mattress pads on ours :) )The spa is very nice (one of us had a massage and used the sauna) and we used the gym every day. Big negative is the lack of a big pool. The pools are essentially big spas - lots of fun but not swimming pools. But Elevations is just 5 minutes away (bring towels), a good bargain, and an exquisite pool and gym facility for the public. Solara is just about half mile off the trans canada highway so simple to get to Banff or calgary. Staff was very friendly and helpful. We had a medical emergency and they helped us get to the ER (right down the road) and all was OK. Be sure to borrow movies at the desk and, if available, you can watch them in the big theater! A very nice place to stay. We'd come back for sure.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Stunning Rocky Mountain architecture grounds the Solara vacation experience in authenticity, making your retreat the perfect Canmore vacation! Solara Resort blends the absolute best of a Rocky Mountain holiday with the elegant details of a high-end urban hotel. Choose from spacious, fully equipped 1, 2 or 3 bedroom suites with up to 1700 square feet of luxurious space. Linger on your own private balcony or terrace, soak in breathtaking mountain views or snuggle beside your slate fireplace. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Solara Hotel Canmore
- Solara Resort And Spa
- Solara Resort & Spa Canmore, Alberta