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“Good Stay” 4 of 5 bubbles
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BEST WESTERN Pocaterra Inn
Ranked #5 of 29 Hotels in Canmore
Certificate of Excellence
Calgary, Canada
1 review
“Good Stay”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 May 2014

The young man that checked us in was very pleasant and later that afternoon when we asked for the number of a local cab company he arranged the time for us to be picked up. the over all feeling of the staff was very helpful.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Calgary, Canada
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21 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 May 2014

For the price, I was very impressed.

I was surprised the breakfast room didn`t open until 7am. I`m an early riser, so this was very close to being a problem for me. Breakfast was your basic microwaved hotel `food.`
The waterslide is crazy-fun (I`m 30yrs old and it made me giggle), and the hot tub is huge.

I will gladly stay again. I might plan breakfast elsewhere.

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled on business
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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edmonton, Canada
1 review
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 May 2014

Do not get placed by the breakfast room or by the check-in counter. The guest are vey loud and the walls are paper thin. I had no sleep for two night, could not wait to get home. the pool was also not as clean as it should be. the side of the pool had some grime on the edges. The rooms were nice and clean with good decor.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Red Deer
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 May 2014

By far, this is our favourite place to stay in Canmore. The rooms are nice (though they are currently being renovated). If you can, get a larger room with a balcony - the standard rooms are fine, but the extra space in the larger rooms is definitely nice. Rooms have a Keurig, fridge, microwave and a decent TV with HD channels. The location is handy to everything, but it is a bit of a walk to downtown - Timmy's & McD's are right next door. The pool area is excellent for families - waterslide, nice pool, hot tub, steam room, sauna, exercise facility. The breakfast is your typical "free" breakfast, but there are plenty of choices and the breakfast room is very nice. I have stayed here with family and for staff development and have never been disappointed.

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  • Stayed April 2014, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Canada
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 May 2014

I loved this hotel, I would recommend it to anyone. The service, the room, the ammenities. I have not one complaint about this hotel. The room was warm and inviting, the smell when you got off the elevator was a fresh lavender scent. I thought I was at a spa! They had nice soaps from a local shop and a Kerig (coffee machine) in the room! Awesome! I know you will enjoy your stay here, I know I did. <3

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Whitecourt, Canada
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68 reviews
26 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 April 2014

Stayed at this hotel while attending a conference in Canmore. This little jewel is one worth staying at. The staff were super friendly and the complimentary breakfast was great.

My room was large complete with a fridge, microwave and Kuerig coffee machine. The washroom was huge and recently update with new tiles, and countertops. There was a fireplace in the room that worked on a timer. The bed was very comfortable and the view from the window was worth it.

I highly recommend this hotel.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Ontario
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 April 2014

The Pocaterra is one of the nicer Best Westerns I have frequented. It's an easily accessible property off the TransCanada Highway, just over an hour's drive from Calgary, depending on traffic. I stayed here as a much cheaper alternative to staying in Banff, less than $100/night. They offer free wifi.

The lobby is warm and inviting, and the staff professional and courteous. Parking is free, although in the evenings, spots filled up quickly and it was tough to find a space near an entrance. It snowed a substantial amount the night before/morning of my departure. By the time I left the hotel at 10am, the sidewalk leading up to the hotel hadn't been cleared, nor had the parking lot. This was disappointing and dangerous, as it was very slippery out. Note there is only one elevator - it's busy and slow. I ended up taking the stairs most times.

There is a moderately-sized pool which I was unable to use, but it was very popular. Unfortunately, I stayed over a weekend when there was a boys hockey tournament in town. The hotel was overrun with kids who essentially took over the pool, hogged every seat in the breakfast area and were up till well past midnight (at least on my floor) making noise. In spite of all this, I still enjoyed myself.

The room was a bit on the small side, but cozy. The comfortable bed and gas fireplace more than made up for this, especially on nights when the temperature dipped to -20ºC. It was lovely to fall asleep to the warmth of the fire. Room also had a great selection of coffee and tea. Good selection of TV channels. The bathroom was pretty standard, with both a tub and shower. Nice fluffy towels. Bring your own hairdryer though. I found the one supplied was too weak and it took forever to dry my hair.

Breakfast is free. Pocaterra had a great selection of food on offer (a rarity, I find), with lots of hot and cold items from which to choose. I asked if I could take some fruit for later and the staff had no problem with this. I left full and happy each time, in spite of said hockey player kids and their chaperons taking up most of the seats. If you don't have this kind of patience, there is a Tim Horton's and a Wendy's next door and a McDonald's just a bit down the road.

I came to the Bow Valley for a wedding, where I was on flower duty for the bridesmaids. The bouquets were picked up the day before the ceremony. The staff went out of their way to ensure sufficient space was cleared out in their fridges to allow the flowers to be stored overnight. I really appreciated this.

I found the Pocaterra to be good value for money. Would certainly stay again.

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  • Stayed January 2014, travelled solo
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Property: BEST WESTERN Pocaterra Inn
Address: 1725 Mountain Ave, Canmore, Alberta T1W 2W1, Canada (Formerly BEST WESTERN PLUS Pocaterra Inn)
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Region: Canada > Alberta > Canadian Rockies > Kananaskis Country > Canmore
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#6 Family Hotel in Canmore
#9 Romantic Hotel in Canmore
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2.5 star — BEST WESTERN Pocaterra Inn 2.5*
Number of rooms: 83
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Nestled amidst the towering peaks of the Canadian Rockies, the Best Western Plus Pocaterra Inn is your ideal lodging choice while visiting Canmore Alberta. From the warm welcome in our lobby to our spacious guest rooms, you are sure to experience superior service while staying with us.Our hotel features tastefully decorated guest rooms with a multitude of amenities including stunning views of the surrounding Rocky Mountains, fireplaces, free high-speed wireless internet, microwaves, refrigerators, coffee makers, and LCD TV’s. Guests can enjoy our daily complimentary hot continental breakfast and access to our business centre, fitness facility, games room and meeting rooms. In addition, our hotel features a whirlpool, steam room, sauna and indoor swimming pool with a large waterslide perfect for the whole family to enjoy.Just minutes away from Banff National Park the Best Western Plus Pocaterra Inn is a great place to explore the Canadian Rockies, natural hot springs, lakes, glaciers, canyons, and ski resorts. When visiting Canmore Alberta, the Best Western Plus Pocaterra Inn will make your stay feel just like home, but better. Our relaxing atmosphere, tastefully appointed rooms and friendly hospitality are the perfect complement to your visit to the Canadian Rockies. ... more   less 
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