Canmore

Solara Resort & Spa

Travelzoo Staff

Why We Love It

  • The property is in the former mining town of Canmore in the Canadian Rockies
  • It is a 20-minute drive from Banff & within an hour's drive of 3 ski resorts
  • Suites have fireplaces, kitchens & a patio or balcony
  • The wellness centre has a sauna, a steam room & a gym

"A sharp collection of one-, two-, and three-bedroom suites" -- Fodor's
80%
Enjoyed This
(20 Member Ratings)
"Got a free upgrade without asking. Beautiful condo suites. Awesome spa showers and tubs. Wanted for nothing. "
Lisa
May 02, 2017
edmonton, AB, Canada

Map & Directions

The resort is around an hour's drive from Calgary International Airport, and 20 minutes' drive from Banff. Free underground parking is available at the hotel.

Rooms & Rates

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Overview

Solara Resort & Spa is a modern mountain chalet in Canmore, a quaint former mining town in the Canadian Rockies -- home to "sigh-inducing mountains, mist-shrouded forests and epic tooth-and-claw wildlife" (Lonely Planet).

Canmore is "Banff's less crowded and less costly sibling" (Fodor's) and hosted the Nordic events in the 1988 winter Olympics. Banff is a 20-minute drive from the hotel, and there are three ski resorts (Sunshine Village, Mount Norquay and Lake Louise) within an hour's drive. The visitor's centre at Banff National Park is around an hour's drive away.

The hotel has a 9500-square-foot wellness area, with a sauna, a steam room and a gym. In warmer weather, you can borrow a bike for free and explore the trails in Banff National Park. Guests can dine at Grande Rockies Resort (the property's sister hotel), which is less than five minutes' drive away.

Choose between 1-, 2- and 3-bedroom suites -- all offer a large living room with a sofa bed and a kitchen with granite countertops. Leather sofas, fireplaces and polished floorboards carry on the mountain-chic theme, and wine fridges add a touch of luxury. Each suite also has a washer/dryer and a private patio or balcony (some with an electric grill for barbecuing). Wi-Fi is free.

Travelzoo tip: To celebrate Canada's 150th anniversary, Parks Canada is offering free entry in 2017 to all its National Parks, National Marine Conservation Areas and National Historic Sites.

Amenities

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

  • Pet-friendly

Services

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

Room amenities

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

Internet

  • Complimentary Wi-Fi in guest rooms

Bathroom

  • Bathtub
  • Separate shower

Parking

  • Complimentary parking

Accessibility

  • 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.

Policies

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.

Have a Question? Contact Travelzoo.

Customer Service available 24 hours

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

80%
Enjoyed This
(20 Member Ratings)
Ratings & reviews reflect verified member feedback for Solara Resort & Spa - Canmore - Bellstar Hotels and Resorts over the past 15 months.
4.3 Ambiance
4.0 Location
4.5 Rooms
3.7 Quality of Service
4.2 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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