Recently, we went to Canmore, Alberta for a quick get-away, retreat! We booked a last minute room as it was a busy weekend in Banff due to all the holiday events going on in the area, including Christmas in the Rockies event Santa Claus Parade of Lights! It’s a fantastic local parade that Banff and area puts on. The hotel check-in was flawless, and just because of the age of the town of Canmore, we weren’t really expecting too much for the hotel.
The room wasn’t anything special, and in fact, we must have gotten the smallest room in the hotel as the pictures online are quite different from our experience. I especially noticed the bathroom, as all other bathrooms seems to have counter space, where in our situation, there was little to no space, with the toilet tucked behind the door. It was quite an awkward layout.
The shower is a spacious walk in shower, nothing spectacular, but not bad at all. I was really happy that the bathroom and the room in general was clean and not horribly disguising. The toilet was fine and the bathroom amenities were quite nice actually! I really like the bathroom amenities as they use San Francisco Soap Company with the scent of Sugared Citrus. It left a wonderful citrus fragrant in the bathroom, which wasn’t over powering – it was very satisfying!
Our room had 2 queen beds which was plenty of space for the 2 of us. I’m sure for families, it would be enough space, but not the bathroom. I’m not sure the little glass shelf above the sink would hold too much things for an entire family.
The nice thing about this hotel is that it offers a fridge and microwave! It would really come handy if you have left over meals from children or just want to keep food. The coffee maker is awesome too – it uses a disposable tray with a pre packaged coffee grind. I made 2 cups of coffee and I loved the taste of it!
We stayed at the wing that was past the pool area – where the breakfast area was! It was convenient as we came down in the morning without needing to step outside or walking the walk ways on the 3rd floor! The breakfast was fantastic and offered a great selection! Overall stay was quite nice, but I would try to get a room not facing the railway tracks next time as the train comes by hourly, and ends quite late – and starts up again quite early!
Ramada Inn & Suites Canmore
1402 Bow Valley Trail
Canada T1W 1N5
Toll Free: 1.888.678.4656