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.

Our Editor's Top 3 Picks

Editor's Picks
Book from ~$131 CAD
Good value Canmore hotel featuring rooms with jacuzzi, kitchenette and fireplace
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.
Editor's Picks
Book from ~$261 CAD
Luxury condos with fireplace and balcony, on-site hot tub, BBQ area, nearby trails & dining
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.
Editor's Picks
Book from ~$377 CAD
Modern Canmore hotel offers rooms or condos with kitchen facilities and BBQ on balcony
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.

The 7 Most Frequently Booked Hotels in Canmore

Editor's Picks
Book from ~$170 CAD
Low rates and friendly staff, some concerns with outdated rooms
Editor's Picks
Book from ~$228 CAD
Well-liked Canmore hotel near to restaurant with indoor pool and waterslide 
Editor's Picks
Book from ~$333 CAD
Canmore hotel with indoor pool and waterslide offers rooms with hot tub and balcony
Editor's Picks
Book from ~$245 CAD
Pet-friendly Canmore hotel with day spa, indoor pool and kitchenette suites
Editor's Picks
Book from ~$256 CAD
Pet-friendly east Canmore hotel near Hwy 1 with indoor pool and steakhouse with lounge
Editor's Picks
Book from ~$262 CAD
Pet-friendly Canmore chalets on Bow Valley Trail with kitchens, fireplace and patio
Editor's Picks
Book from ~$162 CAD
Well-liked and pet-friendly condo units near Canmore with full kitchen and gas fireplace

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.

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.