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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
Freebies
Free Wi-Fi
Free Parking
Editor's Analysis
Updated Feb 10, 2015
Overview
Located a 1-minute drive from Canmore's city centre and about a 2-minute drive from the nearest Trans-Canada Highway on-ramp, the Ramada Inn and Suites Canmore is geared towards business and vacation travellers who require a hotel with easy highway access.

This hotel has 189 air-conditioned guest rooms and suites, all of which offer free Wi-Fi, cable TV, a mini-fridge, a microwave, a desk, an iron and ironing board and a hair dryer. Standard rooms offer two double beds, while rooms with a seating area and sofabed, a jetted tub, a bathrobe for each guest and/or a fireplace are also available. 

Hotel amenities include an indoor pool with a waterslide, a hot tub, a fitness centre, a business room, vending machines, a gift shop, guest laundry facilities and free parking. The hotel is wheelchair accessible and pets are not permitted.

The hotel provides a hot breakfast buffet for a nominal charge.

Thai Pagoda Restaurant can be found 1 minute away on foot, while Banff's Cascade Plaza is about a 20-minute drive northwest of the hotel. Canmore Nordic Centre Provincial Park is roughly a 13-minute drive westward, and Calgary International Airport (YYC) is roughly a 1-hour and 10-minute drive east. (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
The majority of reviews sourced for this analysis were positive, with much praise going to the hotel's staff, breakfast and rooms.

The hotel's staff were praised by numerous lodgers, who characterized them as professional, accommodating and helpful.

Several lodgers were pleased with their accommodations at the hotel. They described their rooms as clean and well appointed, with comfortable beds and linens and beautiful mountain views. A few guests had complaints about their rooms, however (see below).

The hotel's value was also praised by several guests, who found the rates reasonable and great. One guest found the hotel to provide the best value in the area.

The hotel's breakfast was enjoyed by many guests for quality and selection. 
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The Bad
While the majority of reviews consulted for this analysis were positive, there were a few common complaints about noise transfer and the rooms.

Noise disturbances were mentioned by some guests. They reported train noise in rooms overlooking the tracks (and recommended road-facing rooms instead), as well as noise from children's sports teams running and yelling in the hallways.

While the majority of guests were pleased with their clean and comfortable rooms, a few reviewers reported their rooms were showing wear. They described peeling wallpaper, dirty carpets and old furniture.
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Sources
Expedia.com guest reviews rated the hotel 3.9 out of 5 with an 88% recommendation rate from 356 reviews.

TripAdvisor.com guest reviews ranked the hotel #17 out of 33 Canmore hotels with an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 from 331 reviews.

Booking.com guest reviews rated the hotel 8.3 out of 10 from 114 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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20 / out of 35
hotels in Canmore

Rated 7.6/10 based on 2478 reviews

Ranked #20 out of 35 hotels in Canmore

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Map Marker Ramada Inn & Suites Canmore
1402 Bow Valley Trail, Canmore, AB