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Silver Creek Lodge

8.6 | Very Good
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Condo-style units with full kitchens, on-site hot tubs, spa and restaurant

Pros
  • Free Wi-Fi and free parking
  • Many guests enjoyed the multiple outdoor hot tubs
  • Many reviewers described their rooms as well appointed, well equipped and spacious
  • Several guests appreciated the on-site spa
  • Several reviewers appreciated the underground parking
  • A few guests thought that this hotel offered good value for the money they spent
Cons
  • Several guests complained that their rooms were not equipped with air conditioning and that their rooms were uncomfortably warm
Freebies
Free Wi-Fi
Free Parking
Editor's Analysis
Updated May 1, 2013
Overview
This property is less than a 1-minute drive from the nearest exit to the Trans-Canada Highway. Offering a fireplace and soaker tub in all rooms, as well as an on-site spa, this property is well suited for guests looking for a relaxing stay in the Canmore area.

This property is 100% smoke free and all rooms include free Wi-Fi, a fireplace, a soaker tub, Aveda toiletries, a TV and DVD player, a coffeemaker and a mini-fridge. Standard rooms are furnished with one king bed. 

Suites also include a full kitchen with stainless steel appliances, in-room laundry facilities, a sofabed and a private patio. One-bedroom suites are furnished with either one queen bed or one king bed, while two-bedroom suites are furnished with a second TV, one king bed and one queen bed.

Free parking is available on site and pets are permitted for an additional fee of $20 per night (to a maximum of $100 per week). A portion of the pet fee is donated to the local SPCA.

The on-site Wild Orchid Bistro Restaurant and Lounge serves dinner only and opens daily at 4 pm.

The on-site Bodhi Tree Spa offers massage, body treatments, esthetic services, waxing and facials. Other on-site amenities include three outdoor hot tubs and a fitness centre.

The Canmore Recreational Centre, which features two arenas, a pool, a hot tub and a steam room, is a 12-minute walk away, while the Canmore Golf and Curling Club is 15 minutes away on foot. Elevation Place, a recreational facility with a rock climbing wall, aquatics centre, an art gallery and child care services, is a 4-minute drive away. The city centre area of Canmore, which features boutique shops, a yoga studio, restaurants and nightlife, is also about 4 minutes away by car.

Skiing at Mount Norquay is a 25-minute drive away, while skiing at Sunshine Village is about 43 minutes away by car. The Calgary International Airport (YYC) is about a 70-minute drive away. (All driving and walking time estimates: Google Maps)
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The Good
Many guests seemed pleased with their overall experiences at this property and a few reviewers mentioned that this hotel had a generally peaceful ambiance, among the reviews used for this analysis.

The multiple outdoor hot tubs were popular among guests and many reviewers were able to enjoy a hot tub to themselves.

The rooms were frequently described as well appointed with modern decor and furnishings, well equipped with amenities and appliances, and spacious. Several guests found their kitchens well equipped for preparing meals. A few reviewers agreed that their units were clean and quiet.

Several guests enjoyed the on-site spa, while several reviewers appreciated the underground parking. Several guests found the location convenient for accessing the highway.

A few guests thought that the hotel offered good value for the money they spent and a few other reviewers described the staff as friendly and welcoming. A couple of reviewers described enjoyable meals at the on-site restaurant.
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The Bad
There were a couple of common concerns mentioned by guests, among the reviews sourced for this analysis.

Several guests were disappointed that their rooms did not have air conditioning and these guests complained that their rooms were uncomfortably warm.

A couple of reviewers mentioned that some common areas, including the change rooms for the hot tubs, could be attended to more frequently by staff, while a couple of other guests found the hotel signage difficult to spot from the highway.
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Show Sources
Sources
Expedia.ca gave this hotel an average score of 4.3 out of 5, with 94% of 148 guests recommending the property.

TripAdvisor.com ranked this hotel #8 out of 33 hotels in Canmore, with an average score of 4.5 out of 5, from 202 reviews.
Editor's Analysis by Tammy B.
Analyzed by Tammy B.
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Guest Reviews
8.6
Very Good
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10 / out of 35
hotels in Canmore

Rated 8.6/10 based on 1454 reviews

Ranked #10 out of 35 hotels in Canmore

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Map Marker Silver Creek Lodge
1818 Mountain Avenue, Canmore, AB