Canmore is developing into a wonderful area to stay for those looking for nicer and more economical hotels when visiting Banff, it's ski areas and the park. Canmore also has it's own hiking, biking and nordic skiing. I found three hotels that offer something special, each in their own price range in Canmore.
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Editor's Top 3 Picks

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Book from ~$131 CAD
Good value Canmore hotel featuring rooms with jacuzzi, kitchenette and fireplace
Pros
  • Free: Wi-Fi, parking, continental breakfast
  • Many guests were very pleased with their room decor and comfort of the beds
  • Many guests liked the location, near to the highway, Banff and amenities in Canmore
  • Many guests enjoyed excellent customer service
  • Some guests enjoyed beautiful mountain views from their rooms
  • Many guests considered it good value for the area
  • Some said the included breakfast was more than adequate
Cons
  • No elevator to the second floor
  • A couple of guests complained about the coffee at the free breakfast
  • A couple of guests missed having premium cable channels and movie channels
Econo Lodge Canmore is my pick for a great budget hotel in Canmore. It has a lot of raving fans online who really appreciate this hotel for its friendly staff, comfortable rooms and its lower price point, so close to Banff. Highlights at the hotel were eating next door at Chez Francois, the very clean and well-equipped rooms, and the balconies with views of snow-capped mountains. It’s well located for enjoying the great outdoors in or near Banff National Park with easy highway access, and only a 5-minute drive to downtown Canmore.
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Book from ~$423 CAD
Luxury condos with fireplace and balcony, on-site hot tub, BBQ area, nearby trails & dining
Pros
  • Free Wi-Fi and free parking
  • Many guests described their rooms as clean
  • Many reviewers found their rooms to be well equipped with amenities (including kitchens and laundry facilities)
  • Several guests thought that the room rates were reasonable
  • Several reviewers thought that the location provided easy highway access
  • A few guests enjoyed the on-site hot tub
Cons
  • No on-site restaurant
  • A couple of guests thought that the resort was too far from skiing (45 minutes away)
Copperstone Resort is my pick for affordable excellence. It is a moderately-priced hotel that offers wonderful accommodations with all the amenities of home. It has cozy and beautiful accommodations that are either a one-bedroom or two-bedroom condo, with full kitchen, washer and dryer, fireplace and balcony. There’s a flat screen TV in the living room and in each bedroom, so no one has to fight, and some suites have dens with bunk beds for the cute little people. There’s an outdoor hot tub and fireplace for enjoying the stars and views of the mountains at night, and a BBQ area. The Junction House Café & Market offers groceries and dining a 4-minute walk from the hotel.
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Book from ~$396 CAD
Modern Canmore hotel offers rooms or condos with kitchen facilities and BBQ on balcony
Pros
  • Free Wi-Fi & free heated underground parking
  • All rooms have kitchenettes and suites have full kitchens
  • All rooms and suites have a balcony or patio with a BBQ
  • Many guests said staff gave outstanding service
  • Two outdoor hot tubs
  • Guests liked the location, a short drive to Banff and downtown Canmore
  • Ski, snowboard and bike storage for guests
  • Car washing on site in parkade
Cons
  • A couple of guests complained about noise transfer
Falcon Crest Lodge is my pick for a luxury stay in Canmore. It has stunning condo-style or hotel-room-style accommodations that feature private balconies or patios with gas BBQs. All guest accommodations come with either a kitchenette or full kitchen and fine finishes. There’s a well-equipped fitness room and two outdoor hot tubs on site, as well as Indochine restaurant which features Vietnamese cuisine. There’s heated underground parking for your car and Wi-Fi, both offered for free. The town of Banff is only a 20-minute drive from this property and downtown Canmore is only 6 minutes away.

7 Other Frequently Booked Hotels in Canmore

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Book from ~$119 CAD
Low rates and friendly staff, some concerns with outdated rooms
Pros
  • Free Wi-Fi, free parking
  • Numerous guests were pleased with the hotel's rates and value
  • The hotel's staff were praised for being friendly and knowledgeable
  • Some guests enjoyed their comfortable rooms and mountain views
Cons
  • Several guests reported worn decor and cleaning issues in their rooms
  • Noise transfer was reported by a couple of lodgers
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Book from ~$296 CAD
Well-liked Canmore hotel near to restaurant with indoor pool and waterslide 
Pros
  • Free Wi-Fi and free parking
  • Many guests praised the hotel's staff and service
  • Several reviewers enjoyed their clean and well-equipped rooms
  • Many guests enjoyed the hot breakfast buffet (not free) at the hotel
Cons
  • A few guests reported worn decor and fixtures in their rooms
  • Noise transfer from trains and kids' sports teams was reported by some guests
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Book from ~$100 CAD
Pet-friendly Canmore hotel with day spa, indoor pool and kitchenette suites
Pros
  • Free Wi-Fi and parking
  • All-suite hotel, featuring kitchenettes and sitting areas
  • Spacious rooms with various configurations, including lofts, accommodating up to six people
  • Many guests appreciated the hotel's proximity to Banff National Park
  • Many reviewers liked the mountain views
  • Secure ski and snowboard storage room and waxing facilities were appreciated by some guests
Cons
  • Backs onto railway tracks, which disturbed many guests, especially those in rooms at the back of the hotel
  • Only one elevator, which many guests described as slow
  • Many guests complained that the rooms were too hot
  • Some guests felt the hotel was starting to show its age in terms of decor and general wear and tear
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Book from ~$325 CAD
Pet-friendly east Canmore hotel near Hwy 1 with indoor pool and steakhouse with lounge
Pros
  • Free: high-speed Internet (wired and wireless), parking and daily newspaper
  • Convenient location off the Trans-Canada Highway and within walking distance of the town centre
  • Many guests praised the comfortable beds
  • Most guests enjoyed dining at the on-site restaurant
  • Most guests found the staff friendly and helpful
Cons
  • Some guests reported difficulty adjusting the Sleep Number Beds
  • A few guests complained about excessive noise
  • Some guests weren't pleased that the pool is in a separate building
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Book from ~$152 CAD
Pet-friendly Canmore chalets on Bow Valley Trail with kitchens, fireplace and patio
Pros
  • Free Wi-Fi, free parking
  • The hotel's location was praised by several reviewers
  • Many guests offered compliments to the hotel's staff
  • The hotel's value was praised by some
Cons
  • Some reviewers complained of noise disturbances
  • The hot tub's early closing hours were a disappointment to some
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Book from ~$187 CAD
Well-liked and pet-friendly condo units near Canmore with full kitchen and gas fireplace
Pros
  • Free Wi-Fi, free parking
  • Many reviewers found the hotel to be a good value
  • Several guests complimented their spacious and well-equipped rooms
  • The hotel's location, near area attractions, was praised by many
Cons
  • Some lodgers complained of noise disturbances during their stay
  • A few guests felt their units needed updated decor and fixtures
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Book from ~$257 CAD
Pet-friendly downtown Canmore hotel with hot tub offers suites with kitchen and fireplace
Pros
  • Free Wi-Fi, free breakfast
  • Several guests enjoyed their clean and and nicely-decorated rooms
  • The hotel's staff were praised by many reviewers
Cons
  • Parking is $5 per night or free on the street
  • Some guests reported noise disruptions during their stay

Tips For Staying In Canmore

Choosing A Hotel in Canmore

What to do in Canmore
Canmore, like many other Rocky Mountain destinations, is a popular place to visit at anytime of the year. Summer provides endless walking trails through parks and wilderness areas surrounding Canmore. Winter brings you some great skiing in the Canadian Rockies. Be sure to check out some ski resorts just north of Canmore in Banff or Kananaskis Village, which is to the south. In addition, many venture to Rat's Nest Cave nearby for a guided cave tour - a year-round attraction.


When to visit Canmore
The majority of hotels in Canmore are situated just off the Trans Canada Highway, which makes for a convenient arrival to your destination after a long drive. There's really something for everyone here. Browse through a selection of hotels, motels and some really beautiful resorts. If you are travelling on a budget it is possible to find some cheap Canmore hotels and motels. The resort-style accommodations might set you back a few extra Toonies and Loonies, but go ahead and pamper yourself, you deserve it. In terms of areas, Canmore is not really all that big, so you are either in Canmore or you are not in Canmore. If you have a specific destination to visit then pick a hotel accordingly. For example, if you're looking to take in the wilderness of Canmore Nordic Centre Provincial Park or Bow Valley Wildland Provincial Park then pick a hotel in the city centre or slightly to the south. If, however, you'd like to make a trip to Banff, then perhaps find a hotel towards the north end of the city.

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Surrounding Area
A typical day trip for a tourist would be to head to Banff, which is only a 20 minute drive north along the Trans Canada Highway. In fact, many tourists travelling to Banff will often find a hotel in Canmore instead to save a bit of money (or if Banff Inns, hotels and other Banff accommodations are sold out). Finally, Canmore is only about 1.5 hours west of Calgary.
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