I analyzed the hotels nearest the airport for value based upon price, amenities offered and customer approval from online reviews and came up with a couple of choices. I avoided the hotels that guests said needed updates, or where guests complained of stained carpeting and musty or other odours. 

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Editor's Top 3 Picks

Editor's Picks
Book from ~$167 CAD
Situated on Hwy 3, on-site indoor pool, spa, yoga centre and restaurant
Pros
  • Free Wi-Fi and free parking
  • Many guests described their rooms as clean, spacious and well appointed
  • A few reviewers found their beds to be comfortable
  • The staff were frequently complimented for their friendly and helpful service
  • Several guests praised the food at the on-site restaurant
Cons
  • A couple of guests thought that the room rates were expensive
  • A couple of reviewers were disturbed by noise from a neighbouring rail yard
The Prestige has interesting rooms, judging from the pictures online and guests have given this hotel high scores (4/5 from TripAdvisor). The staff are very well liked here, receiving a lot of accolades. The hotel offers free Wi-Fi and parking, has a restaurant and cafe to eat at on site, plus a pool, hot tub, fitness centre and spa. Guests have commented favourably regarding the food on-site, but if you want to venture out, there's more options close by, as the hotel is located right downtown. There's 3 golf course choices within a 3-minute drive and the Cranbrook and Tamarack malls are 2-minutes' away, and oh yes, the airport is a 19-minute drive away.
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Book from ~$172 CAD
Pet-friendly Cranbrook hotel on Hwy 3 with indoor pool, waterslide and kitchenette suites
Pros
  • Free amenities: Wi-Fi, wired Internet, parking, local calls
  • Many guests felt the rooms were clean and well-appointed
  • The staff were complimented by many guests
  • The hotel amenities were enjoyed by many guests
Cons
  • A few guests felt the hotel was overpriced
  • A few guests complained of noise caused by trains or traffic
The Best Western in Cranbrook is only 16 minutes to the airport and offers its guests free Wi-Fi and parking. It has clean, well-appointed, new rooms with bright, modern decor, an on-site restaurant, pool with waterslide, hot tub, fitness facilities and a games room. The staff have been described as welcoming, friendly and eager to accommodate. It's close to restaurants (4-minute walk) and golf courses (4-minute drive), and the Tamarack Shopping Centre is only a 10 minute walk away.
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Book from ~$138 CAD
Popular & budget-friendly, clean rooms with mini-fridge & microwave, pool with waterslide
Pros
  • Free Wi-Fi throughout, free parking and free breakfast
  • Staff were pleasant and friendly, according to guests
  • A few guests enjoyed the use of the pool and waterslide
  • A few guests said the hotel provided good value
  • Many guests enjoyed the free breakfast selection
  • A few guests highlighted the location, close to shops and restaurants, golf and town
  • A few guests said their rooms were clean and comfy
Cons
  • A couple of guests complained of dated interiors

5 Other Hotels Close to Cranbrook Airport

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Book from ~$171 CAD
Resort hotel with excellent customer service, in a rural, historic setting
Pros
  • Free Wi-Fi, parking and airport shuttle
  • Many guests felt staff provided excellent customer service
  • Many guests thought the rooms were comfortable and clean
  • The hotel amenities were enjoyed by many guests
  • The historic, rural location was a highlight for many guests
Cons
  • Some guests felt the rooms were in need of updating
  • A few guests complained about the distance from the parking lot to their room
Location
Surrounded by mountains and forest, this full-service resort is situated on a golf course and attached to a casino. The airport is a 9-minute drive away.
Parking
Free parking is available on site to guests staying at this resort.
Getting Around: Driving
Downtown Cranbrook is a 15-minute drive away, while the nearby town of Kimberley is an approximate 30-minute drive from the resort.
Getting Around: Public Transit
This hotel is not accessible by public transit.
Getting Around: Free Shuttle
A complimentary shuttle is available to and from the airport by request.
Dining
Dining options are aplenty at St. Eugene's. Enjoy the fine-dining menu at Purcell Grill, open for breakfast and dinner, or partake in the pub fare and a few drinks at Fisher Peak Lounge, open for lunch and dinner. There is also Fred's Saloon, open for lunch and light dinner meals, or the 19th Hole Bar and Grill open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. 

Guests are not short of on-site dining options at this resort, which is a good thing, because other options aren't available until you get into Cranbrook, a 15-minute drive away.
Entertainment
True to its name, this resort features an 18-hole golf course and is surrounded by natural woodland and lakes. It also offers a casino with slot machines, table games and off-track betting.

Also on site are an outdoor heated pool with two hot tubs, a fully equipped gym with steam room and sauna, as well as a walking trail, artisan workshop and a tipi area with fire pits.
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Book from ~$96 CAD
Clean but dated Cranbrook motel with kitchenettes, restaurant, free Wi-Fi and free parking
Pros
  • Free amenities: Wi-Fi, parking, local calls
  • Guests praised the breakfast and food at the on-site restaurant
  • Guests generally were pleased with the value and price point
  • Guests found the staff friendly
  • Many guests said the rooms were clean
  • Good location said guests, convenient to the highway, Tim Hortons, restaurants and mall
Cons
  • Some guests complained about having to pay extra for breakfast
  • Cooking odours from the restaurant a problem for a couple of guests
  • A couple of guests complained about the Wi-Fi
  • Some guests pointed out that the hotel was older and dated
  • No elevator to the 2nd floor
Location
Centrally located in downtown Cranbrook on the Crowsnest Highway, the airport is a 16-minute drive from this hotel.
Parking
Free on-site parking is available to guests.
Getting Around
The Cranbrook Community Forest is a 10-minute drive away, while the Cranbrook Golf Club is just a 4-minute drive. Also nearby is the Wildstone Golf Course at a 4-minute drive. The Tamarack Shopping Centre is located directly across the street.
Getting Around: Public Transit
A public bus can be caught from the Tamarack Shopping Centre (across the street) heading into the city centre.
Dining
While breakfast isn't included in the room price, Ricky's All Day Grill is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. A number of other dining options are available within a 3-minute walk in either direction.
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Book from ~$123 CAD
Clean but dated Cranbrook hotel with indoor pool, restaurant, and free hot breakfast
Pros
  • Free amenities: Wi-Fi, hot breakfast, parking, local calls
  • Many guests found their rooms to be clean and comfortable
  • Guests typically enjoyed the free breakfast
  • Wi-Fi was rated by guests as excellent overall
  • Guests found the location convenient to the highway, shopping and restaurants
  • The staff were friendly and accommodating, according to guests
Cons
  • No elevator to second and third floor
  • A few guests complained of traffic noise and/or noise from adjacent rooms
  • A few guests complained of uncomfortable beds
  • Many described the hotel as dated
Location
Located on Crowsnest Highway 3, this hotel is a 19-minute drive from the airport.
Parking
Free parking is available for guests of the Heritage Inn.
Getting Around
Within a 1-minute drive of the city centre, this centrally located hotel is 6 minutes by car from a number of golf courses and a 3-minute drive from the Tamarack Shopping Centre, as well as the Cranbrook Shopping Mall.
Getting Around: Public Transit
This hotel is a 4-minute walk from a public bus heading into the city centre.
Dining
A free breakfast is available to guests of this hotel. The on-site Skylight Cafe, a full service restaurant, is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner with a special $2 kids menu, plus Sunday brunch and lunch-to-go options. The Studio Lounge serves lunch and dinner. Room service is also available.

Other dining options are available within a 4-minute walk.
Entertainment
There is an indoor pool, hot tub and fitness centre for guest recreation. From September through to April, a comedy show for a $7.50 cover charge is available, on Fridays and Saturdays from 9:30 pm to 11 pm, in the Studio Lounge. 
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Book from ~$121 CAD
Clean Cranbrook hotel with outdoor pool, hot tub, free breakfast and kitchenette suites
Pros
  • Free amenities: Wi-Fi, breakfast, parking, local calls
  • Many guests said the rooms were clean and comfortable
  • Many guests found the staff helpful and friendly
  • Many guests said the hotel was conveniently located
  • Many guests found the room rates affordable
  • Some guests found the beds comfortable
Cons
  • Many guests complained of traffic noise heard in the rooms that faced the front of the hotel
  • Some guests described the hotel as dated and in need of updates
  • A few guests found that their rooms were uncomfortably hot and they could not set the temperature in their rooms
  • A few guests complained about the quality of the hot items offered at the free breakfast
Location
Located on Crowsnest Highway 3, this hotel is a 19-minute drive from the airport.
Parking
Free parking is available to guests of this Days Inn.
Getting Around
Centrally located at just under 1-minute drive from the city centre, this hotel is a 3-minute drive from both the Cranbrook Mall and the Tamarack Mall (opposite directions) and within a 6-minute drive of three golf clubs.
Getting Around: Public Transit
This hotel is less than a 1-minute walk from a public bus stop, with a bus heading into the city centre.
Dining
A free continental breakfast is available on site, as well as the Bears Den Lounge, which is open for lunch and dinner, and the Bavarian Chalet, which is also open for lunch and dinner, but is closed on Sundays.

Other dining options are available within a 3-minute walk.
Entertainment
Available at this hotel is a seasonal outdoor heated pool and hot tub.
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Book from ~$158 CAD
Clean but dated central Cranbrook hotel on Hwy 95 with indoor pool and restaurant
Pros
  • Free amenities: Wi-Fi, parking
  • Guests usually felt the rooms were clean with comfortable beds
  • Wi-Fi was rated as good overall by reviewers
  • Guests usually found the staff friendly
  • Central location to town, restaurants and the highway
  • Denny's was convenient according to some guests
Cons
  • No elevator to second floor
  • Some guests felt the rooms needed better cleaning and maintenance
  • A few complained of dated and small rooms and bathrooms
  • Some complained of noise from within and outside the hotel
  • Guests held mixed opinions of value
Location
At a 17-minute drive from the airport, this hotel is just a 3-minute walk from the city centre.
Parking
Free on-site parking is available.
Getting Around
Located on Crowsnest Highway 3, downtown Cranbrook is less than a 1-minute drive from the hotel. The Cranbrook Mall and Tamarack Shopping Centre are both under a 2-minute drive (in opposite directions). Nearby are three golf courses at under a 4-minute drive away.
Getting Around: Public Transit
A public bus heading into the city centre is available at a stop located under a 1-minute walk from the premises.
Dining
The on-site Denny's restaurant is open 24 hours. A number of other dining options are available in under a 2-minute walk.
Entertainment
An indoor pool is available for guest use.

Tips For Staying Near Cranbrook Airport

Location
Surrounded by forest in the British Columbia West Kootenay Region, the Cranbrook/Canadian Rockies International Airport (YXC), serves commercial flights with daily commutes to Calgary or Vancouver with Air Canada and Pacific Coastal airlines and private planes as well.

Downtown Cranbrook is an 18-minute drive from the airport.
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Parking
Pre-paid parking is available at the airport for a fee of $1 per hour and $8 per day. Extended parking options are available at a cost of $56 per week and $152 per month.
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Getting Around
There is a Budget car rental agency in the terminal building, making it easy for those wishing to explore the area by car to pick up a vehicle.

A number of shuttle services are available to connect to Cranbrook and nearby towns, Kimberley and Fernie. Reservations need to be made in advance by calling the company of your choice.

Taxi services are also available, costing approximately $30 to travel to downtown Cranbrook from the airport, but calling ahead is recommended if you wish for them to meet you at the airport terminal.

The Crowsnest Highway 3 is a 16-minute drive from the airport.
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Getting Around: Public Transit
While there is no public transit route serving the airport; once in the city, guests will find it easy to get around on a number of BC Transit Cranbrook Region routes. Fares are $2.25 per ride, or $3.75 for an all-day unlimited-ride pass.
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Dining
The fully licensed Pickled Bean Cafe is available at the airport, serving up daily specials and full lunch and dinner menus.
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