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Solara Resort & Spa

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Why We Love It

  • Set in quiet Canmore, just a 20-minute drive from Banff 
  • Spacious suites boasting fireplaces, gourmet kitchens and a patio or balcony
  • There’s a 9,500-square-foot wellness centre, including a gym, sauna, hot tub and steam room

"A sharp collection of one-, two-, and three-bedroom suites" -- Fodor's
Enjoyed This
(69 Member Ratings)
"Got a free upgrade without asking. Beautiful condo suites. Awesome spa showers and tubs. Wanted for nothing. "
May 02, 2017
edmonton, AB, Canada

Map & Directions

The resort is an hour by car from Calgary International Airport and a 20-minute drive from Banff. Underground parking is available at the hotel (free).

Rooms & Rates

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Solara Resort & Spa is a modern mountain chalet and the largest resort in Canmore, a former mining town that lacks the big brand names of most mountain resorts. “Banff's less crowded and less costly sibling” (Fodor’s) has a quaint, village-like feel. There are three ski resorts (Sunshine Village, Mount Norquay and Lake Louise) within an hour's drive, and Banff National Park is still only a 20-minute drive away. There are high-octane activities like ice climbing, rafting and kayaking, as well as leisurely pursuits like fishing and soaking in the natural hot springs.

After a day of hiking in the mountains or racing down the snowy slopes, retreat to the hotel’s 9,500-square-foot wellness area. Here you can soothe aching muscles in the indoor hot tub, steam room and sauna. In warmer weather guests can borrow a bike and explore the national park trails.

Choose between one-, two- and three-bedroom suites -- all offer a large living room with a sofa bed and a full gourmet kitchen, including granite countertops and stainless steel appliances. Leather sofas, fireplaces and polished floorboards carry on the mountain-chic theme, and wine fridges add a touch of luxury. There’s also a washer/dryer in each, and all rooms have a private patio or balcony (some with an electric grill for barbecuing).

From the press:
  • “Solara Resort & Spa is a sharp collection of one-, two-, and three-bedroom suites featuring gourmet kitchens, intelligent layouts, six-jet massage showers, and a 9,500-square-foot spa and wellness center” -- Fodor’s


General Gym / fitness center (fees apply)
Sauna / steam room (fees apply)

  • Pet-friendly


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Beauty treatments / massages (fees apply)
  • Concierge service
  • Laundry / dry cleaning
  • Business center

Room amenities

  • Air-conditioning
  • Central heating
  • Coffee / tea-making facilities
  • Fridge
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Safe
  • Sitting area
  • Flatscreen TV


  • Complimentary Wi-Fi in guest rooms


  • Bathtub
  • Separate shower


  • Complimentary parking


  • Accessible parking

Please note: Some amenities may not be available in all rooms and some amenities or services incur an additional charge and are subject to change. Please check with the hotel directly.


Check-in: Standard Time is 4pm.

Minimum age required to check in: 18.

Checkout: Standard Time is 11am.

Children and additional guests: Children under age 16 stay free of charge when sharing parents’ room and using existing bedding (on request). Extra beds and infant cribs are not available.

Pets: Pets are allowed on request (in pet friendly rooms only) and will be charged an extra CA$30 (subject to tax) per day. Pet friendly rooms are limited and approval for pets must be obtained in writing from the front desk before arriving at the resort. Charges will be added to your bill at the hotel.

Cancellation: Cancellation policy & booking conditions vary by 'rate plan'. These will be displayed on the payment page after you have searched for your dates and selected a rate.

Additional details: The pool and hot tub area are closed for renovations.

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Customer service available Monday - Friday 9am - 6pm GMT + 8.

Rates may vary by date, are subject to availability and are not guaranteed until your purchase is complete.

The room rates listed are for double occupancy per room unless otherwise stated and exclude tax recovery charges and service fees.

It is the responsibility of the hotel chain and/or the individual property to ensure the accuracy of the photos displayed. Travelzoo is not responsible for any inaccuracies in the photos.

Enjoyed This
(69 Member Ratings)
Ratings & reviews reflect verified member feedback for Solara Resort & Spa - Canmore - Bellstar Hotels and Resorts over the past 15 months.
4.4 Ambiance
4.3 Location
4.6 Rooms
4.1 Quality of Service
4.4 Value for the Money
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Enjoyed Most
Got a free upgrade without asking. Beautiful condo suites. Awesome spa showers and tubs. Wanted for nothing.
Other Comments
Balcony was sitting full of snow all winter I'm sure. It's melted now and balcony was full of bird poop. Every other balcony I saw had a propane BBQ and ours had the same cheap electric BBQ they had 10 years ago. Everything else is beautiful and shiny and new looking. Time to ditch the old electric BBQ's.
Lisa May 02, 2017 edmonton, AB, Canada
Enjoyed Most
We enjoyed the suite, especially the kitchen and electric grill.
Other Comments
I left a number of items in a bedside table by mistake. One of them has particular significance to me. I never received a reply to my voice mail or email. In addition, I never received a satisfactory response to my request via their web site. Very disappointed in the lack of customer service and won't recommend the resort as a result.
Michael Apr 28, 2017 Toronto, ON, Canada
Enjoyed Most
Being in canmore
Other Comments
Cheap build. Sound travels
Madeleine Apr 06, 2017 Calgary, AB, Canada
Enjoyed Most
The rooms are gorgeous! We love all the space in the two bedroom suites.
Other Comments
If possible, could you bring in additional front desk staff on busy weekends like this one? We waited in long lines to check in and check out.
Kim Apr 17, 2017 Edmonton, AB, Canada
Enjoyed Most
No. Everything else was standard.
Other Comments
We booked because we wanted a hot tub. When we got there, we were told that it was under renovation. No one told us that. When we asked if we could use the sister resort hot tub,tree receptionist was very unhelpful and said no. We were not offered any compensation. After pushing, we finally got passes to the public pool. Then we called the sister resort on our own and they did we could certainly use their hot tub. I don't know if I would stay at this resort again.
Stellanie Apr 06, 2017 Calgary, AB, Canada
Enjoyed Most
Room Comfort
Magda Mar 31, 2017 Calgary, AB, Canada
Enjoyed Most
the accomodations are top flight
Craig Feb 27, 2017 Calgary, AB, Canada
Enjoyed Most
Accommodation was up to date and comfortable.
Other Comments
Balcony was not clean (pigeon poo on it, we called to get cleaned) and the fridge in our unit was not working properly - Maintenance came up 2x to look at it and couldn't figure out why it was beeping all the time either.
Theresa Mar 28, 2017 Edmonton, AB, Canada
Enjoyed Most
One Wellness was beautiful and great staff.
Other Comments
Queen bed was 2 double beds put together. Hot tub and pool were under renovation so we didn't get to enjoy the facilities.
Jessica Feb 27, 2017 Calgary, AB, Canada
Enjoyed Most
One Wellness was beautiful and great staff.
Other Comments
Ice machine in the fridge didn't work and it took 1 hour for a staff member to bring. The "queen" size bed was 2 double beds put together so we were sleeping in the crack. Hot tub and pool were under renovation so we didn't get to enjoy the facilities.
Jessica Feb 27, 2017 Calgary, AB, Canada

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