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Gateway Inn

04/06/2017 05/06/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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Reviewed 29 September 2016

run down, old motel. needs some updating and care and attention. BUT it does have everything you need and is clean. toiletries, even a sewing kit, microwave, fridge, coffee/tea. iron/ironing board. free Wi-Fi. staff helpful. reasonably priced. just outside Banff, you cannot walk to it, but a ten minute drive away. if you are looking for someone to just get...

Thank bmills
Grenoble, France
Reviewed 11 September 2016 via mobile

The general presentation of the hotel is one of a motel in the 80s. The feel is old. On the other hand this motel is located just outside Banff National Park and only 10-15 minutes from Banff, so if you have a car, this is a cheaper alternative to more centrally located accommodation, with good access to what you want...

Thank Grembo
Winnipeg, Canada
Reviewed 31 August 2016

Location was good. Very close to Canmore & Banff. Close to highway but traffic was quiet at night. There is a train track across the highway. Woke me up but no one else in the family. Place was dated but compared to the cost of other places, it was worth the value. We were out all day so it didn't...

Thank 33Tanya
Reviewed 14 August 2016 via mobile

Was over priced for cost. No air conditioner. Friendly enough owner but had to keep window open to stay cool. Smelled smoke from near by fire. TV needs updating. Blanket needed washing. There was a lot of noise from inside the building. Windows need replacing slso

Thank Dahaze
Manageress-GWI, Manager at Gateway Inn, responded to this review

We are not over priced, we are generally the more reasonably priced motel in this area. All TV's are updated with 32 inch flat screens and all have 30 plus cable channels. Free wifi for all guests. All blankets and sheets are washed and clean every single day. We do not have air conditioning but we do offer a fan...

Loxton, Australia
Reviewed 30 July 2016

Not exactly what we thought when we booked...fairly old establishment and maybe past it's use by date. though in their favor the place was pretty clean and they are trying. The room we had was very acceptable though a pain to get things upto the 2nd floor due to a information rack sitting at the bottom of the stairs leaving...

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Manageress-GWI, Manager at Gateway Inn, responded to this review

We are only 3 minutes ,driving, from Canmore and 17 minutes from Banff. We are easy excess to all shopping, information booth and down town Canmore. Yes, we are an old motel, but we are clean and tidy. We try hard to make our guests feel comfortable. All the signs are not hand written, but typed and neat, they are...

Reviewed 15 June 2016

Sadly we arrived on a cold day with no pre heating in the room. This made a very poor impression for a prebooked room. The only place one could watch some TV was from the bed. Needed more pillows available. A small table and 2 seats with metal backing were in the room, but were not comfortable to sit on....

1Thank Jandeb
Winnipeg, Canada
Reviewed 4 April 2016

We found the room clean and the beds comfortable, however, the ceiling creaked terribly from people walking around on the floor above us. Talking & laughter from the floor above was also very noticeable, but the constant noise from people walking around had my husband & I finally go for earplugs at midnight in order to sleep. It is close...

1Thank monti289
Alberta, Canada
Reviewed 8 September 2015

Stayed here for one night on our way to BC. Clean, great view, good price! I like that you get 4 towels in a double room, hate when they just give you 2. Never used the bbq but it's nice that they have it. There is a little room with 2 vending machines which is handy.

1Thank melgab84
Manageress-GWI, Manager at Gateway Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for the kind comments. Hope to see you again in the futrure.

New Haven, Connecticut
Reviewed 25 August 2015

Good value for money considering the region. Location is a major plus for us as we prefer not to sleep inside the town; it's ~3 min from the outskirts of Canmore and ~15 min from Banff which is perfect for travelling the surroundings of both. Only major con - it's located right off the highway and although the sound is...

2Thank Lu71t
Calgary, Canada
Reviewed 4 August 2015

I've stayed in many hotel/motel rooms in my life. Anywhere from Fairmont properties to run down motel's on the side of the highway. I was actually quite pleased with the Gateway Inn. As other's have pointed out, the decor isn't up to date, however the owners/operators have done an excellent job keeping the place clean. There is a HUGE difference...

Thank Craig P

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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Gateway Inn is now under NEW Management as of April 1, 2017. The Gateway Inn is located in the spectacular beauty of the Canadian Rocky Mountains, less than 2 minutes from the east gate of Banff National Park and only 15 minutes east of the town of Banff. The Gateway Inn is conveniently located less than 5 minutes west of Canmore off the Trans Canada highway #1 at exit 83 for Harvey Heights. All rooms come with 32" flat screen TV with 30+ channels. Small fridge and microwave as well as coffee maker for coffee or tea. Our 7 acre property features incredible views down the Bow Valley, plenty of space to roam, a playground for small children and a fire pit for that true Canadian outdoor experience as well as picnic tables and benches for relaxing or reading. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Gateway Inn

Address: 800 Harvie Heights Rd, Harvie Heights, Banff National Park, Alberta T1W 2W2, Canada
Region: Canada > Alberta > Canadian Rockies > Banff National Park > Harvie Heights
Price Range: ₹ 4,977 - ₹ 6,658 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Gateway Inn 2*
Number of rooms: 14
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Also Known As:
Gateway Hotel Canmore
Gateway Inn Harvie Heights, Alberta
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“Second floor may have a slightly better view of the ridge line”
Lu71t, 24 Aug 2015 | Read review
“All rooms are fine”
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“Have nothing to compare with, but our room was on the back and it was very quiet”
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