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Situated in downtown Canmore, on-site pub, free Wi-Fi and free parking

Pros
  • Free Wi-Fi and free parking
  • Many guests found the hotel well located for exploring the city centre area on foot
  • Several reviewers thought that the room rates were reasonable
  • Several guests described pleasant views from their rooms
Cons
  • Many guests described noise disturbances from within the hotel
  • Several reviewers described their rooms as dated
  • Some reviewers complained about the customer service
  • A few reviewers had issues with the climate control units
Freebies
Free Wi-Fi
Free Parking
Editor's Analysis
Updated May 7, 2013
Overview
This hotel is situated within the city centre of Canmore and is well located for guests who prefer to explore the Canmore area on foot. Boutique shops, a yoga studio, restaurants and nightlife venues are all within a 6-minute walk.

This property is 100% smoke free and all 26 rooms include free Wi-Fi, free local calls, a coffeemaker and cable TV. Standard rooms are furnished with one or two queen beds. Ground-floor standard rooms have two beds. Creekside rooms also have two beds and feature a balcony and a mini-fridge.

Suites provide more spacious accommodations and are equipped with two queen beds, a futon, two balconies, mountain views, a living room and a kitchenette.

Not all rooms are air conditioned, but the hotel does provide fans. Free parking is available on site and pets are permitted in select rooms for an additional fee of $15 per pet, per night. This hotel has three floors and no elevator.

The on-site Drake Pub serves lunch and dinner on weekdays and brunch from 10 am to 2 pm on Saturdays and Sundays. The pub also features live entertainment, and guests of the hotel receive a 10% discount off of meals. Guests can also access the take-out menu at a 10% discount. This hotel does not offer any on-site business or recreational facilities, but the pub has a private function/meeting room available for booking.

Elevation Place, a recreational facility with a rock climbing wall, aquatics centre, child care services and an art gallery, is a 3-minute walk away, while the Canmore Recreational Centre, which features two arenas, a pool, a hot tub and a steam room, is a 17-minute walk away. The Canmore Golf and Curling Club is 20 minutes away on foot. 

Skiing at Mount Norquay is a 27-minute drive away, while skiing at Sunshine Village is about 44 minutes away by car. The Calgary International Airport (YYC) is about a 72-minute drive away. (All driving time estimates: Google Maps)

Verified by a front desk agent on May 6, 2013: This property no longer serves a free breakfast. Pets are permitted in select rooms for an additional fee of $15 per pet, per night.
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The Good
Although there were several common complaints found for this hotel among reviews sourced for this analysis, there were also some common compliments.

Many guests found the location convenient for exploring the city centre and for accessing restaurants and shopping on foot.

Several guests noted pleasant views from their rooms, and one reviewer said that the view from her room was stunning.

Several reviewers thought that the room rates were reasonable and some of these guests mentioned that this hotel was a good choice for anyone on a budget.

While a few guests found the staff to be friendly and helpful, a few other reviewers did not (see below for more details).

A couple of reviewers described enjoyable meals at the on-site pub, however a few other guests expressed concerns about the pub's staff and noise levels (see below for more details).
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The Bad
Guests expressed several common concerns about this property, among the reviews sourced for this editorial.

Many reviewers were disturbed by noise during their stays. A few reviewers agreed that they could clearly hear other guests in their rooms, while a few other guests had difficulty sleeping because of loud music and noise from the on-site pub. A couple of guests mentioned that this hotel seemed to attract party-goers because there was a sign in their rooms displaying the number to call in case of noise disturbances.

Several guests complained that their rooms appeared dated, rundown and unattractive, while a few reviewers found their in-room climate control units to be ineffective.

A couple of guests thought that the service at the on-site pub was poor, while a few other reviewers thought that the front desk agents were unprofessional, disinterested and uncaring.
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Sources
Expedia.ca gave this hotel an average score of 3.1 out of 5, with 66% of 160 guests recommending the property.

TripAdvisor.com ranked this hotel #21 out of 34 B&B and Inns in Canmore, with an average score of 3 out of 5, from 47 reviews.

The author called the hotel on May 6, 2013 to verify some information.
Editor's Analysis by Tammy B.
Analyzed by Tammy B.
Writing chose Tammy from the moment she could hold a pencil. The stories may have changed through the years, from creative fiction to television news reporting, but Tammy's passion for words (and fondness for pencils) continues on.
Guest Reviews
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hotels in Canmore

Rated 6.0/10 based on 596 reviews

Ranked #32 out of 35 hotels in Canmore

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Map Marker The Drake Inn
909 Railway Avenue, Canmore, AB