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):
- Experience one of Canada's top wellness resort situated in the heart of the stunning Canadian Rocky Mountains. Not your typical hotel this condo-hotel offers spacious, fully equipped 1, 2 or 3 bedroom apartment style condo units with up to 1700 square feet of luxurious space. Take in the fresh mountain air on your own private balcony or terrace or snuggle beside your slate fireplace. All units feature wine fridges, fully stocked gourmet kitchens, fireplaces, electric bbqs, upgraded Kohler massage showers, complimentary WIFI, heated undergroung parking and more. The best rooms in the Canadian Rockies also provide access to Canmore's only movie theatre where Solara guests enjoy complimentary movies. In 2017 the pool area was renovated and now offers Canmore's largest hot tub. The attached One Wellness Spa offers massage and complimetary gym access to guests. Book on the property's own official website to avoid any disappointments and to get the best rates. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Solara Resort And Spa
- Solara Hotel Canmore
- Solara Resort & Spa - Bellstar Hotels & Resorts Canmore, Alberta