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Canadian Rockies Chalets
Reviewed September 15, 2012

The Room. (134) When you get past the cigarette-marked entrance you enter a dark musty unit. There were holes and stains on the walls and doors, including bloody boogers (which I cleaned off myself) on the light switch and closet of one room. The kitchen was clean but dated. The bathroom had been spot cleaned only (look for the hair trimmings under the sink...gross). The fridge sounded like a bomb when the compressor shut off, not to mention you can hear everything upstairs. The futon sofa was covered in unknown hairs and the bedding smelled musty with a perma-stain on the white sheet. Oh, and the fire-alarm was removed from the ceiling (hello fire code), and the balcony door does not lock (there was a piece of wood to prevent it from opening all the way).

Hmm, lack of maintenance, cleanliness, and comfort does not warrant the price you pay for this unit. The pictures look great on the site, our room was not in any of those pictures. I'm sure there are some better suites, avoid this one for sure.

Will not stay here again.

Room Tip: No bear den obviously. Not Room 134 unless you bring paint, bleach, and a sleeping bag.
  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed September 11, 2012

Let's start with the good.......easy to find, close to restaurants, spacious apartments with good sized bedrooms, full bathroom and kitchen.

Now the negative.......I was disappointed with the level of cleanliness inside the apartments - the carpets and couch and upholstered chairs weren't fit to be touched with bare skin they are in dire, dire need of a thorough steam cleaning, doors, baseboards and walls need a good scrubbing, bath was clean at least as were sheets. The smell Of some sort of strong citrus cleaner was over powering upon stepping in. Gross. These apartments are NOT soundproof in anyway. Even with earplugs in I could hear the people above us walking and talking. That being said the cops were called in to make the people above us be quiet at midnight as they were disturbing everyone near them. Plus, the train is about 20 feet from the apartments at the back of the property, so it was super loud when it passed by.

Would I stay here again? Not likely, unless I was desperate for a place to stay and I could have an upper apartment furthest away from the train track. There is a definite lack of pride at this property. And it is painfully obvious.

  • Stayed: September 2012
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Reviewed September 4, 2012

we stayed for 3 nights. we used our back yard space facing the mountains, sitting outside enjoying a cocktail taking in the view. they supplied comfy chairs to sit on. we had the trains on the bedroom side, not a noise problem. small tv but it worked, it wasn't our primary focus. hot tub was OK, tub wasn't very full and the water was luke warm. They have a pool table and fuse ball to use. able to walk to amenities close by. furniture was very uncomfortable to sit on in the living room. used pillows off our beds and that worked for us.

Room Tip: we had a bears den with 2 bedrooms, a king bed in one, queen in the other.
  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled with friends
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Reviewed August 31, 2012

We stayed here for 4 nights in August. There were 3 of us (2 adults, 2 children). The chalets are located in a nice spot as they have easy access to the highway and close to Banff.

We found the chalets weren't of a high quality but they had everything you needed. We basically used them to sleep and eat breakfast. It was nice having a full kitchen with full size fridge. This allowed us to buy groceries so we could eat breakfast when we woke up. We also made a picnic lunch to take with us every day to save money.

We loved the fact that our patio had a great view of the mountains across the road. We sat out there every morning with our coffee.

For the right price I would stay here again.

  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed August 23, 2012

Canmore has natural beauty - for that we are thankful. We were assigned the Bear Den by a lovely Australian girl front desk person, room 104. I went back and requested a higher unit, but (when she inquired of her manager whom we could not see in another room), was told they had more bedrooms, and since our bedrooms faced the street (literally a hop, skip and a jump up to the main street) we were in a "premium" unit, even though it felt like we were underground and had no veranda except a subterranian "landing". I requested chairs for the patio, and had to wait 3+ hours for them to be placed outside.
The unit itself was "clean" - but dated. King bed was lumpy, but comfortable - for privacy, you HAD to keep both the front windows with the shades down, and the bedroom windows with the drapes drawn... so the view was "lost" and so was the natural light to the unit. Kitchen counter had damage, and the ancient coffee machine worked but was stained/old. Cabinets were the white melmac with the oak There was a walkway right in front of the patio and then a bit of an embankment up to the road - so NOT private. A local hospital was right across the road, should we have needed their services.

  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed August 22, 2012

Unit was spacious but not clean at all. Beds are like rocks and you wake up with pain.
In addition management is pretty rude as we had a need for an additional blanket for kids which was not honored. We moved out to adifferent hotel.

  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed August 15, 2012

We booked 4 nights - should have checked it out better - one side Trains RIGHT OUTSIDE 20 feet away from your window - the other side CONSTANT TRAFFIC so it is a loose loose situation. Could not get in before 4pm and had to check out by 10am on last day or PAY to stay until Noon. Check In Girl was Excellent but her Manager just sat on her butt in full view while the girl struggled with a family checking in that had credit card problems (BEWARE of the $250 Dammage deposit that "might' be returned to you IF they don't find damage) and language difficulties. we were next in line but it still took her almost an hour to check them in - with the Manager visable in back room - not even helping or smiling - just comming out and whispering in the girls ear if she disagreed with what ever she was saying. When it was our turn, it still took a half an hour. Only parking for one car. No maid service until Check out - only allowed ONE coffee filter if you go to front desk to ask for one. Our Chairs were falling apart. one so bad we wouldn't let anyone sit on it. the floors were sooo dirty our socks and feet were BLACK so we ended up wearing our shoes in the place. NO Air conditioning and it was sooo hot! The trains were so loud with the windows open you woke up every time they went by 3-4 every night - not to mention the ones in the daytime. We got bit by a big black ant that was in our sheets the first night! after that we all stripped the beds before we could sleep. to get any fresh towels you had to corral a housekeeper in the mornings - but they were great. You also had to take out your own garbage before you left --or maybe would be charged?? the "Master" did have a King Bed but it opened onto the vaulted livingroom with at half wall so no privacy there. Overall will NEVER go back but we don't feel so bad now since we only paid about $170 per night with Expedia. My suggestion is to find a place that is OFF the Train Tracks if you can.

Room Tip: Sorry - you are sunk - either you have Trains or you have the Main Road. we got the Trains and the u...
  • Stayed: July 2012, traveled with family
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Address: 1206 Bow Valley Trail, Canmore, Alberta T1W 1N6, Canada
Location: Canada > Alberta > Canadian Rockies > Kananaskis Country > Canmore
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #6 of 23 Specialty Lodging in Canmore
Price Range: $109 - $229 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Canadian Rockies Chalets 2*
Number of rooms: 15
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