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11 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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1 review
Reviewed 16 July 2016 via mobile

This place is a dump! Stayed for the month and although fairly quiet, it's unsafe..windows at ground level and open easily from the outside. No laundry service for bedding unless you want to pay an extra $60 a week which will give maid service 30 minutes in your room. Management and Owners are rude and don't care if you stay... More 

Thank Trevor W
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Reviewed 24 April 2015 via mobile

The akai motel is by far the slum hole of Canmore! And not to mention the owner "Albert" is rude and unaccomidating. Did not clean my room at all in 4 months of bein therefor work. Attempted to charge extra each month if you have a "extra guest". I paid For the room not for a single bed. If that... More 

4 Thank Bakerzbaja

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Reviewed 15 August 2011

This place improves a lot compare to one year ago I stayed. Clean, comportable & well trained staffs..... What else you want regraing this price. I strongly recommend this motel. Good Value!!!!

4 Thank Edward M
Grande Prairie, Canada
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 July 2011

There were bugs crawling on the floor and two large flies in the room when we checked in. The grout in the shower had black mold all over it and there was some sort of weird green permanent crust around the base of the plug up to the tap. The tap in the sink leaked ALL night. Half of the... More 

11 Thank wearytraveller154916
Oak Park, Michigan
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Reviewed 30 August 2010

Staying one night on our way through. Nice amenities, price is right. Clean and well taken care of.

5 Thank Scarcethings
Calgary, Canada
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69 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 August 2010

Not fit for human habitation + Worst service ever = The Akai. This place would get a no star rating if this system allowed that. My expectations were low to begin with, but it's mind blowing a place this filthy can be allowed to remain in business. I took a room at the Akai in August 2010 only because there... More 

16 Thank lostherd
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 March 2010

In March 2010. I had to stay in the crack house called The Akai. I have to say this motel is the most repulsive place I had stayed in. When we checked in there was an Asian Guy at the front desk, " if you want to call it that" that was drunk. You can smell the booze off his... More 

16 Thank Mikes19998
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 December 2009

I stayed in this little place in Canmore, Alberta not too long ago as my 3 friends and I traveled through the Banff area and I must say there was no better value in the Rockies. I don't think this place is the best motel/hotel in the world but as we were very conscious of the limited spending budget this... More 

4 Thank Heavenly_Joel
1 review
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Reviewed 24 June 2009

We had a hard time finding a clean motel at a decent price in Banff, so we decided to try the next town, Canmore, At travel info centre, we were told about Akai Motel and when I called to find out about the price, I was almost shocked by their good price. I was unsure about the place so we... More 

4 Thank fdaddy
Calgary, Alberta
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2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 June 2009

We stayed at the Akai prior to running the Melissa's Road Race in Banff in September 2008. This is hands down the most awful place I have ever stayed in and I really hope I never stay at a place as bad as this again. The "motel rooms" were essentially a bunch of ATCO trailers hammered together to resemble a... More 

7 Thank ColdMast

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  • Free Parking
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  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Free Parking

Additional Information about Akai Motel

Address: 1717 Mountain Ave, Canmore, Alberta T1W 2W1, Canada
Region: Canada > Alberta > Canadian Rockies > Kananaskis Country > Canmore
Number of rooms: 43
Also Known As:
Akai Motel Canmore, Alberta
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“Don't stay here. Find a cleaner room for $5.00 more a night somewhere else.”
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