We stayed here in the early 2000's when it was still the Best Western Green Gables Inn, and hoped that it had improved now that it's the Econo Lodge Canmore (aka Canmore Mountain Lodge), but it hasn't at all. Other than a change in signage and a more earthy colour scheme, it still has the exact same problems as it did years ago. Previously, we could barely get out to our balcony/patio because of sliding doors that were almost impossible to slilde because of an extreme lack of maintenance and lubrication.... problem still exists and more. This time they also had the screen door on the same channel as the glass door, which meant you couldn't even have the door open to get the fresh mountain air because the screen door was unusable and without it the mosquitoes would just pour in.
The carpets are still stained and shoddy looking, and when you went behind a chair or table to plug something in, there was wrappers and paper and fuzz etc. from not being vacuumed for long periods of time.
Then there is the internet.... worst wireless I have ever encountered, completely unusable. Managed to connect once for about a minute only, but that minute was taken up just trying to load a single webpage of average complexity. Therefore the free wireless is a joke. And forget about using the provided computer in the lobby, it had an out of order sign on it. Saw one gentleman in the lobby trying to use his laptop, but he still wasn't getting a very good connection.
The bathroom..... the shower was good, no problem there. The toilet seat was loose though and sitting off center, was going to fix that for them but though nah, what's the point lol.
What can I say, the reviews are being too kind to this place, it is still like it was when it was the Green Gables Inn, much in need of renovations and improvements. The location is very good on the main road (Bow Valley Trail), but still a barely passable place to stay, unless you just want a room just for a quick shower and sleep. And be sure to ignore the yellow tape wrapped around the broken pillar out front, lord knows how long it will take for them to get around to fixing that.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Recently renovated in 2016. Close to Canmore Elevation Place and Canmore Nordic Centre Provincial Park. Welcome to our Days Inn Canmore hotel near Banff National Park Gate and Canmore Nordic Centre Provincial Park. Our location is 100% non-smoking with breathtaking mountain views and a 24 hour front desk to handle your every need. Enjoy special conveniences such as our onsite restaurant and fitness centre. Get ready for outdoor recreation with a delicious free breakfast. Start each day with our free enhanced breakfast with healthy options, then plan out your day using free WiFi access from the comfort of your room. Our onsite fitness centre and business centre make it easy to keep up with your daily routines, while our ample free parking allows you to come and go with ease. Guest rooms are equipped with work space, air conditioning, a fireplace, microwave, mini-refrigerator, and a Keurig coffee and tea maker. Additionally, pet-friendly rooms and meeting space for up to 80 guests are available onsite. Wander through effortless natural beauty or try your luck at the casino. If you love the great outdoors, than our Canmore location places you at the center of all the action. Feel the breeze as you mountain bike and hike through the Johnston Canyon and Canmore Nordic Centre Provincial Park. Delight in the climbing wall and aquatics centre at Canmore Elevation Place. Other attractions within reach include Stoney Nakoda Resort & Casino, Kananaskis Country, Lake Minnewanka, and Lake Louise. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Days Inn Canmore Canada - Alberta