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6-min. drive from Canmore Provincial Park, rooms with kitchens, good rates

Pros
  • Free parking
  • Many guests praised the hotel's peaceful locale and proximity to downtown
  • Numerous lodgers enjoyed their spacious and well-equipped rooms
  • The hotel's rates were described as excellent and great
Cons
  • A few guests reported uncomfortable beds and a lack of toiletries
Freebies
Free Parking
Editor's Analysis
Updated Jan 22, 2014
Overview
Located about a 6-minute drive from Canmore Nordic Centre Provincial Park and an 8-minute drive from the Trans-Canada Highway, The Resort at Canmore Banff is suitable for travellers who prefer a hotel with extended kitchen amenities, an outdoor pool and easy highway access.

Each of this smoke-free hotel's air-conditioned guest rooms offers cable TV, a DVD player, a microwave, an iron and ironing board, a hair dryer and a seating area. Rooms with a kitchenette or full kitchen, a separate bedroom, a living area with a sofabed, a balcony and a fireplace are also available, as are wheelchair-accessible rooms. In-room Wi-Fi is available for $4.95 per day.

Hotel amenities include a heated outdoor pool, indoor and outdoor hot tubs, fitness facilities, a business centre, a games room, guest laundry, BBQ facilities and free parking. Pets are not permitted.

Canmore Golf and Curling Club is roughly an 8-minute drive away, while Banff National Park can be found 14 minutes away by car. Bell-Cascade Plaza is a 30-minute drive away and Banff Airport (YBA) is a 24-minute drive away. (All distances and travel time estimates: Google Maps)

Verified with a front desk agent: Wi-Fi $4.95/day, free parking, no pets, wheelchair accessible. (Call Date: January 15, 2014)

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The Good
The majority of the reviews sourced for this analysis were positive, with much praise going to the hotel's location, rooms, rates and staff.

Many guests were pleased with the hotel's location. They described it as peaceful, quiet and relaxing, as well as close to downtown Canmore, Banff, shopping, restaurants, skiing and biking trails.

The hotel's accommodations were praised by numerous lodgers. They found their rooms to be spacious, well equipped, quiet, clean and updated with fantastic mountain views. A few travellers had complaints about their rooms, however (see below).

Several reviewers enjoyed the hotel's rates. They described them as excellent, very good and great.

The hotel's staff were the source of several compliments by patrons. They were characterized as friendly, informative, helpful and professional.
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The Bad
While the majority of reviews consulted for this analysis were positive, there were a few complaints about the rooms.

Although the majority of guests were pleased with their clean, quiet and well-equipped rooms, a few lodgers had complaints about their rooms. They reported uncomfortable beds and sofabeds as well as a lack of toiletries.
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Sources
Booking.com guest reviews rated the hotel 9.2 out of 10 from 28 reviews.

Expedia.ca guest reviews rated the hotel 4.6 out of 5 with a 100% recommendation rate from 27 reviews.

TripAdvisor.com guest reviews ranked the hotel #18 of 34 Canmore B&B and Inns with an average rating of 4 out of 5 from 3 reviews.

The author called the hotel on January 15, 2014 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.
Map Marker The Resort at Canmore Banff
91 Three Sisters Drive, Canmore, AB