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Low rates and friendly staff, some concerns with outdated rooms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
Freebies
Free Wi-Fi
Free Parking
Editor's Analysis
Updated May 13, 2013
Overview
Located a 1-minute drive from the nearest Trans-Canada Highway on-ramp in Canmore's city centre, the Mountain View Inn Canmore is popular with road travellers who require a centrally-located and economical stopover hotel close to highway access.

This non-smoking hotel has 40 air-conditioned guest rooms, all of which offer one king or two queen beds, free Wi-Fi, cable TV, a desk, an iron and ironing board and a hair dryer. Rooms with a king bed also feature a jetted tub. All windows can be opened.

Please note the hotel does not offer daily cleaning services. The hotel features vending machines, free coffee in the lobby and a business centre. Wheelchair-accessible rooms are available upon request and pets are not permitted.

Vic's Steakhouse and Bar is around the corner, while Canmore Golf and Curling Club can be found 4 minutes away by car. Cascade Plaza is about a 22-minute drive northwest in Banff, and Calgary International Airport (YYC) is roughly a 1-hour and 10-minute drive away. (All distances and travel time estimates: Google Maps)

Verified with a front desk agent: Free Wi-Fi, free parking, pets not permitted, wheelchair accessible. (Call date: May 10, 2013)
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The Good
Guest reviews consulted for this analysis commonly showed positive responses to the hotel's value, staff and rooms.

Many guests were pleased with the hotel's value, and described the rates as cheap, affordable and economical.

Numerous reviewers praised the hotel's customer service. They characterized the staff as friendly, helpful, professional and knowledgeable.

The hotel's accommodations were complimented by some lodgers. They described their rooms as clean and comfortable with good Wi-Fi signals and beautiful views of the mountains. It should be noted, however, that several guests were disappointed with their rooms (see below).
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The Bad
Guest reviews sourced for this editorial showed negative responses to the hotel's rooms and complaints about noise transfer.

While some guests described their accommodations as clean and comfortable, several reviewers were disappointed with their rooms. They reported dated decor and furniture, uncomfortable beds and pillows and dirty carpets. These reviewers also complained that the hotel does not offer daily housekeeping, and were disappointed at their rooms' lack of coffeemakers and mini-fridges.

A couple of guests complained of noise transfer from guests in adjacent rooms.
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Sources
Booking.com guest reviews rated the hotel 7.4 out of 10 from 138 reviews.

Expedia.ca guest reviews rated the hotel 3.2 out of 5 with an 85% recommendation rate from 117 reviews.

TripAdvisor.com guest reviews ranked the hotel #29 out of 33 Canmore hotels with an average rating of 2.5 out of 5 from 54 reviews.

The author called the hotel on May 10, 2013 to verify some information.
Editor's Analysis by Erin H.
Analyzed by Erin H.
Erin loves to travel, and considers it her personal mission to help fellow travellers get the inside scoop, both good and bad, on Canadian Hotels.
Guest Reviews
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29 / out of 35
hotels in Canmore

Rated 6.6/10 based on 1463 reviews

Ranked #29 out of 35 hotels in Canmore

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Map Marker Mountain View Inn Canmore
100 Kananaskis Way, Canmore, AB