I went to visit Banff in Canada but the hotels were expensive so I found this Holiday Inn in Canmore which is about a 15 min drive to Banff. I only stayed here one night but I was impressed with the room I received.
I had booked this hotel online and driving up to the hotel looks picturesque and inviting.
When checking in, the front desk recognized my Platinum status and offered me points or snack and drink and I took the points. I also asked if I could get an upgraded room, preferably with a jacuzzi. He booked me the room and I was ready to go.
King Loft Suite with Jacuzzi
Entering the room, I was taken aback as to how nice the room was. I was giving a loft suite with a living room and kitchenette downstairs and king bed with a jacuzzi upstairs.
I took full advantage of relaxing in the Jacuzzi after the drive from Calgary. The front desk informed me that they are shut off after 11pm to reduce noise and respect other guests.
Around the Hotel
The hotel has a restaurant/pizzeria downstairs. This is also where they serve breakfast which is not included. It costed around $13 and had the standard eggs, bacon, pancakes, some fruit, and bread. To me, it was just ok.
The hotel also offers a gym which was pretty good.
But who wants to be stuck indoors when it is so beautiful outside! The whole area was just so relaxing and breath taking. It really makes you want to come back.
If you are interested in staying at the hotel on points, it will cost 25,000 IHG points but note that they don’t offer the Loft Suite with Jacuzzi with points. You will just have to take your chances with getting upgraded if you have status.
I definitely recommend going to this hotel if you are visiting this area in Canada.