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“Messy grounds, indifferent staff and a bad bed”
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Ramada Canmore
Ranked #16 of 29 Hotels in Canmore
Edmonton, Alberta
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17 reviews
12 hotel reviews
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“Messy grounds, indifferent staff and a bad bed”
Reviewed September 12, 2011

On check in I had to announce my presence to the sleepy font counter staff. The clerk acted as if I was an unwelcome distraction from the Internet site she was browsing. When asked if I was checking in, and providing a positive response, she asked me to come around to the far end of the counter so that she wouldn't have to get out of her chair.

The grounds of the hotel, most of which consist of a parking lot, are not well kept. I did not feel safe leaving my car parked there at night as I spotted an RV that was plugged in to the house power, broken furniture, old basket ball hoops, and snow clearing equipment cluttering various parking stalls. The fencing seperating the parking area from a walking trail and railway corridor had several broken boards, further enhancing the questionabilty of the perception of security.

The bed in room 308 was squashed badly on one side and the bathroom only had a small corner shower stall. All in all I would not reccomend this based on the lack of care exhibited by this property.

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled solo
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Reviewed September 11, 2011

Would rate this as an excellent hotel value, but this is probably slightly biased due to the fact that we got such a good rate and truly enjoyed our short one-day vacation. Hotel was clean and comfortable, room was very well equipped (as was the hotel), with fitness room, pool, coffee available for most of the day, and even a store. Saw lots of complaining on the internet about noise from trains -- which almost scared me into booking a hotel elsewhere, or at least paying more for a roadside room -- but I'm glad I didn't. It was a Saturday night, but didn't hear a peep from the trains.

In fact, I was looking forward to seeing/hearing more. Watching the train roar past, out of the small window, was quite mesmerizing and exciting, but barely even occurred! Slightly disappointing! :)

Free internet, great free breakfast (although extremely busy and loud on this warm Sunday morning), and close to all the wonders of the Rockies. Loved it and wish I could've stayed longer.

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled as a couple
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Newport, Wales
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Reviewed September 11, 2011

We booked this place on the internet from UK. Nice location for activity holiday. Good no frills breakfast. Trains can be noisy. Keep the windows shut to keep out the train noise to a minimum. Comfortable beds.

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled as a couple
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Edmonton, Canada
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Reviewed September 6, 2011

Was in Canmore for the weekend of the Canmore Folk Fest for my friend's wedding. Liked the range of breakfast time to allow all guests to not be bombarded in moderate size dining room.

Room (242) was adequate and I have no complaints except the bathroom door is poorly designed in the respect of it getting caught with the toilet when the seat is down.

As for trains, I didn't hear noise to perturb my sleep which a lot of the reviews seemed to complain about. In fairness to the hotel, they have no control of train schedule

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled solo
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Brooklyn, New York
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Reviewed September 5, 2011

very nice hotel ,front desk was accommodating, was concerned about the train in the back however we had no problem falling asleep.

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled with family
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Reviewed September 1, 2011

We stayed on the road side at the Ramada and never heard the train. Our room was very standard--nothing to write home about. Our only complaint is that the sheets were so stiff and hard, it was like sleeping in a notebook. But, we chose the Ramada because it was $40 cheaper than the Radisson...and that is the price you pay, I guess.
Breakfast was completely acceptable, we never went to the pool. There is so much to do in Canmore outside (even in the rain) that the Ramada served its purpose very well.

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  • Stayed August 2011, traveled as a couple
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St. Louis, MO
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Reviewed August 19, 2011

We were pleasantly surprised when we arrived at the Ramada Inn Canmore.
The beds were extremely comfortable, and the complimentary breakfast was more than adequate. Served from 6 a.m. until 11 a.m., it gave everyone in the hotel a chance to come down and eat without all having to rush in during a short window of time. Plenty of choices from scrambled eggs and sausage, to pancakes, waffles, several hot and cold cereals, fruit, toast, etc. The breakfast area was kept clean and well stocked. The room was quite comfortable and clean, The location of the hotel was perfect, not far from Banff and Lake Louise, and around the corner from the "Oh Canada, Eh" dinner theater, with a backdrop of the "Three Sisters Mountain Range" as an added plus. We would definitely recommend this hotel to our friends and family as a great place to stay.

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled as a couple
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Property: Ramada Canmore
Address: 1402 Bow Valley Trail, Canmore, Alberta T1W 1N5, Canada (Formerly Canmore Inn)
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Location: Canada > Alberta > Canadian Rockies > Kananaskis Country > Canmore
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #16 of 29 Hotels in Canmore
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Ramada Canmore 2.5*
Number of rooms: 189
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Offering a combination of great value and friendly service, the Ramada Inn & Suites in Canmore is ideal for families, conference, meetings, and anyone looking to enjoy the Rockies. The resort offers a three-story waterslide, swimming pool, hot tub and fitness room. The Ramada Inn & Suites is located in the heart of Canmore, Alberta, in the Canadian Rockies. Canmore is home to spectacular mountain views, great family fun, year-round outdoor adventure, and is only minutes from Banff National Park. ... more   less 
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