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Bow Valley Motel

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Niagara Falls
Reviewed 12 August 2016 via mobile

Love, love, loved this hotel! Let me tell you this place goes above and beyond. The hotel is well maintained, it's not new but in great shape. We stayed in room 34 one queen bed, the rooms are large and even have a kitchenette and good size fridge. Parking is great and on site. You have a beautiful view but...

2Thank Michelle O
Stoney Creek, Canada
Reviewed 8 August 2016

The rooms in the 30's are great...they have been redone.. very comfortable and updated. the staff is fantastic and full of help This little gem is right downtown and much better than the more distant expensive ones.... a good place to use as a starter for Lake Louise and Banff,,,, no problem in recommending this spot

1Thank Patrick B
BowValleyMotel, Front Office Manager at Bow Valley Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind review, Patrick. We are glad you found our staff fantastic and enjoyed our downtown location. We hope you have an opportunity to stay with us again! Kind Regards, Elissa

Kitchener, Canada
Reviewed 6 August 2016 via mobile

The staff is so helpful, can't overestimate the value of all the advices I was given. The room is very clean, good location. Staying here for 2 nights and I am very happy with my choice of a hotel. Would definitely stay here again in the future.

1Thank Zyabrick
Edmonton, Canada
Reviewed 5 August 2016 via mobile

The young lady at the front desk was so nice.. blond hair.. and sweet smile..and help full. The room was nice.. great view.. slept well.. I will go back.. very good rates and close to everything by foot 8n canmore. I stayed Aug 2 to 4th.. next summer I will go back.

1Thank Russell B
Montreal, Canada
Reviewed 31 July 2016 via mobile

It went great the room was clean and big enought for 2 person but its a bit old and it was really expensive for what it was. I asked for a room at the last level and the view from our room was great we don't have anytime negative about the hotel really but it wasn't a wow.

1Thank Sophie D
Reviewed 27 July 2016 via mobile

I just stayed there the room was small but clean recently renovated. It had a kitchen suite with pots pans and everything you need to make a meal. Staff were great. Problem with air conditioner but had problem resolved next morning. The motel is older and found it weird only get a key for the bottom lock. The dead bolt...

2Thank perry h
BowValleyMotel, Front Office Manager at Bow Valley Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind review. We're glad you found our staff, rooms and location to be awesome. Guests are able to activate the dead bolt from inside their rooms. We have never had any break ins (except guests breaking into their own rooms when they lock themselves out!), and most crimes in town are minor crimes of opportunity like...

Waterloo, Canada
Reviewed 7 July 2016

Loved the location and wasn't expecting a kitchen/sitting area and separate bedroom. What a bonus! We were there for 2 nights and wished we could stay longer. The location was great for downtown as well as exploring Banff/Lake Louise and other sights. The motel was clean, staff friendly and helpful and we loved our ground floor access. There's a place...

1Thank mussanded
BowValleyMotel, Front Office Manager at Bow Valley Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind review. We're happy you found us clean, friendly and helpful. We hope you have an opportunity to visit us again soon! Kind Regards, Elissa

Reviewed 26 June 2016 via mobile

We loved the location and the rooms were clean and comfortable. But, you need to able to carry your suitcase up 3 flights of stairs and the tv didn't work. However the staff were the friendliest and most helpful we met and I'd recommend this little motel to anyone who wants a non- homogenized experience.

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BowValleyMotel, Front Office Manager at Bow Valley Motel, responded to this review

We're sorry you didn't have a better experience. We hope our staff was able to get your TV working for you, its usually an issue with the settings. We have many rooms on the ground floor, please request one in the future if you'd prefer this. We're glad you found our staff friendly and helpful and the room clean and...

Victoria, Canada
Reviewed 2 June 2016 via mobile

Right in the heart of downtown Canmore with easy access from Hwy 1 and easy walking to everywhere! Great receptionist, friendly and helpful. Rooms OK & clean (tired but comfy) with kitchenette. Priced right! Would definitely stay here again.

2Thank GBH1950
BowValleyMotel, Front Office Manager at Bow Valley Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind review. We're happy you enjoyed our great location and found our staff friendly and helpful. We look forward to your next visit!

Liberty Lake, Washington
Reviewed 10 May 2016

Can't say enough nice things about the very friendly and helpful staff. Our motel room was clean and comfortable. Some of the furniture was a little tired looking, but the beds are comfortable. You can walk to all the restaurants, grocery stores and shopping. Canmore is a great little town and the Bow Valley Motel is something special.

3Thank Char W
BowValleyMotel, Front Office Manager at Bow Valley Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind review. We're glad you found our staff friendly and helpful and our beds comfortable. We hope you have an opportunity to stay with us again.

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  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Self-Serve Laundry
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Bow Valley Motel welcomes you to Main Street in the Mountains an ideal base for the independent traveler, family, or small group. Clean, comfortable, affordable accommodations with the wonder of the peaks all around you. 25 spacious rooms with one or two queen beds - each providing complementary coffee, fridge, cable TV, telephone, full bath and free wireless internet. Some units with kitchens, upper and ground units upon request. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Bow Valley Motel

Address: 610 Main St, Canmore, Alberta T1W 2B5, Canada
Region: Canada > Alberta > Canadian Rockies > Kananaskis Country > Canmore
Price Range: RM241 - RM736 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Bow Valley Motel 2*
Number of rooms: 25
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Bow Valley Hotel Canmore
Bow Valley Motel Canmore, Canada - Alberta
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