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“Crap in beautiful canmore” 1 of 5 bubbles
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The Drake Inn
Ranked #24 of 31 Canmore B&B and Inns
1 review
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“Crap in beautiful canmore”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 28, 2011

A horrible stay! It was unclean. Blood on the sheets. Bathroom gross. However the worse bit is the fact that we went with friends that we had previously purchased a gift certificate for the drake. At check out we had to fight for them to honor the gift certificate. Even suggesting that the gift certificate was fraudulent. Like I would have time and the where all to not only steal a gift certificate but to find their ledger and authorize it. 2 hours later still waiting for the owner to phone me back. And to top that the pub that is attached to the inn was horrible. Sat there for 30 minutes before a server even talked to us. And the food? Eat at your own risk. For a good time in Canmore do not stay at the drake inn and do not eat atbthe pub. Great pub across the street called the rose and crown. Better service, better food.

  • Stayed August 2011
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 25, 2011

This place is so trashy that we had to get another hotel and shift. This is worse than any motel 6 and esp. in a nice part of the world like Canadian rockies, this place is a shame. It has broken furniture, dirty linens/carpets and gloomy rooms. There is no a/c and the rooms are really dark. We got tricked into it as Expedia posed this as a three star choice. We called up expedia and after some persuation they reimbursed part of our other hotel charge. But be careful - this is not even a single star place. Stay away from it.

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled with family
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 20, 2011

Booked this hotel through Hotwire which gave it 3 stars but we were shocked after seeing conditions of the room. First thing is the room has no AC. In stead, they provided a BROKEN fan in the room. The room was dirty, part of food from previous guests can be seen on the floor. The sink has major stain which looks kinda disgusting.

This may be a good hotel during the gold rush but there is no doubt now it needs major renovation. The hotel itself is located in a good location right in the middle of Canmore right by the river.

If you're looking for hotel 2 stars and above in Canmore, do yourself a favor skipping this hotel. There are other excellent choices with only 20-30$ more a night. However, if your expectation is no more than 1 star hotel, this may be a good choice.

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled as a couple
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corunna, ontario
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 11, 2011

we arrived at the Drake earlier than the normal check in time. we described our horror story to the manager about all the troubles we have had since arriving at the Calgary airport the prior night. Check in was not until 3 in the afternoon. We had asked the manager if we could store our bags in a room until ours was ready. They did better than that. the manager(a lovely lady) said due to all the bad luck we have had so far, she will put us in the huge suite for the night at no cost to us. Within 10 minutes we were in our room. What a gorgeous room. 2 Queen size beds 2 large LCD TV's, full kitchen, living room, bathroom with shower, and 2 large patios, we were in heaven.Attached to the hotel is the Inn, what a beautiful bar and grill. the atmosphere was breath taking. Anything from traveling to information about area, the manager was right there to help us out. This hotel is situated in the middle of town and has everything there is at arms length. Views of the mountains right outside our windows were awesome. If what you are looking for is peace and quite, then this is the place to be. My husband and I will definetely be back next summer, but for an entire week. Thanks Drake Inn you made our trip an unforgettable one. Your friends Dave and Laura

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  • Stayed August 2011, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Calgary, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 6, 2011

We come to the Drake quite often; it is a clean, conveniently located and exceptionally reasonable place to stay. Usually we occupy the "Creekside" part of the hotel, which faces Policeman's Creek and gives you a fantastic view of the "Three Sisters" and all the other mountains in the area. The Drake is not the most modern of places, but overall very clean and tidy; recently the rooms have been renovated and they have all the necessary amenities you would want: fridge, coffee maker, large screen TV. Those of you who want a 5 star hotel: go find a pricey 5 star hotel. Those of you who like a good value, convenience to downtown and a fantastic view, stay at the Drake. We always enjoyed our stay there, and are coming back there often. The restaurant serves very good food, and is also reasonably priced.

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Victoria, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 13, 2011

We booked the Drake through Hotwire on our way back home (which means no refunds) thinking that it would be a nice stay as the hotel is on the main street and very convenient to downtown Canmore.
We've stayed in lots of 2 - 3 star hotels before and always had comfortable, clean accommodations and so have no hesitation about booking that level of hotel or motel, but we got caught on this one.
The reason this hotel is a 21/2 star is not because of the location or because of the pub attached. It is due to the fact that the owners apparently haven't spent a dime to update or repair the rooms in 20 years or so.
From the old, worn carpeting and linoleum in our room to the rusty, chipped and broken bathroom fixtures, the mould on the ceiling over the bathtub and on to the worn out 1980's era furnishings and curtains which didn't completely cover the window much less keep out any light, there is nothing to recommend in this hotel. Add to that the fact that the room was heavily deodorized when we arrived in an obvious attempt to cover the smell of an old, dirty room this is not a location that we would recommend to anyone.

  • Stayed June 2011, traveled with family
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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St. Albert, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 4, 2011

My boyfriend and I booked in here (though hotwire.com) as aquick one night stop over on a way to a camping trip.

I called that day and said we would be checking in late, not a problem...

We arrived at the hotel about midnight and got our key from the office mail box...still no problem

We made our way to our room and settled in for the night...usually I inspect a room top to bottom but being mid night I was exhausted and poped into bed...here is where the problem started....

Got up the next moring...was looking around look at the bed....and there is blood and puke stains all over the box spring...ew I was sleeping by that all night!

I had all intentions of complaining but when I got to the office all I could hear was the front desk lady complaining to a customer how a past customer complained that the hotel was dirty and made the maid scrub the walls....didnt think It was gonna do much good....

We ate a very questionable breakfast and go outta there ASAP!

DO NOT STAY HERE....spend a little more and go somewhere clean!

Oh and our room was right by the pub so very noisy....not a good set up at all

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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Property: The Drake Inn
Address: 909 Railway Ave, Canmore, Alberta T1W 1P3, Canada
Location: Canada > Alberta > Canadian Rockies > Kananaskis Country > Canmore
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #24 of 31 B&Bs / Inns in Canmore
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2.5 star — The Drake Inn 2.5*
Number of rooms: 26
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Centrally located in downtown Canmore, the Drake Inn offers great rooms at unbeatable rates. Whether you're out for business or simply for pleasure, come and experience our relaxing atmosphere complimented by personable staff who always extend a warm & sincere welcome. The Drake Inn offers standard and creekside rooms and one hospitality suite. Banquet and meeting room facilities available, Full restaurant and bar with live entertainment every weekend. ... more   less 
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