Location is great, close to main highway, but not too close for highway noise and traffic. Since we got our unit for two consecutive weeks at a super low price using a travel website, I expected to get a unit with no view and worse location. But the management gave us a third floor unit where the balcony had an incredible view of mountains to both sides! The service was consistently outstanding. The gas fireplace, the large Samsung flatscreen TV w DVD player, the kitchenette, the bed, the sofa bed, and gas BBQ grill on the balcony were all excellent. Although the kitchenette only had a small frig, there was a full size microwave and stove/oven and the dishes, silverware, utensils, pots, etc were very good.
There was a very good selection of free DVD's to check out at the front desk as well.
This place definitely deserves their #1 ranking on TripAdviser.
By the way -
Although there are many incredible sites in nearby Banff and Jasper, we found the local sites and hiking around Canmore were also excellent without having to pay the park entrance fees. We would recommend you check out the hiking trails along the Bow River, as well as the JK bakery (2 locations) and the Nutter's Bulk and Natural Food store (900A Railway Ave, 403.678.3335) that has a huge assortment of snack foods (all sorts of crackers, nuts, dried fruits, dark chocolate covered nuts and fruits, even many flavors of Jelly Bellies!) that you can buy as much or as little of as you like. We went there several times during our two weeks in Canmore.
Also, its worth taking a short drive (10 minutes?) up the gravel/dirt road (road 742) just beyond the Canmore Nordic Centre (its the continuation of Spray Lakes Rd). I drove on this road on 5/20/14 in a compact rental car and the road condition was fine (drove at about 40km/hour). This short drive takes you up to a beautiful mountain pass where you can look down at the town of Canmore (to the east), look up at Ha Ling Peak (to the south), and see a beautiful lake to the west. This road (742) extends for a long ways and eventually connects to 40, but I only drove a short ways from Canmore. I have read and heard that this long drive on 742 is very scenic passing a number of lakes among the mountains.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- If you are searching for luxurious mountain accommodations located within minutes of Banff National Park, the Falcon Crest Lodge in Canmore offers the perfect setting for your next Rocky Mountain Retreat. Your mountain adventures begin at the Falcon Crest Lodge. Only a five minute drive to Banff National Park, the hotel is also just a short walk from downtown Canmore. Indulge with our hotel features and amenities including granite countertops, fluffy duvet comforters, pillow top mattresses and unparalleled service when you stay at Canmore’s finest hotel. Stay at the Falcon Crest Lodge in Canmore, Alberta and understand why our guests say we are “Soaring to New Heights in Hospitality” ... more less
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