Canmore Coast Hotel Review

Canmore is the quieter, less busy neighbor to Banff National Park, which offers a vibrant downtown community and exceptional mountain surroundings. By staying in a Canmore hotel, you can experience the Canadian Rockies and the beautiful Bow Valley the way that the locals do: with the finest dining and endless adventure options, all away from the hustle of Downtown Banff.

We just recently returned from an amazing stay at the newly renovated Coast Canmore Hotel & Conference Centre! The Coast Canmore Hotel is a centrally located hotel and conference centre in Canmore that provides the perfect home base for exploring the Canadian Rockies!

All About the Coast Canmore Hotel

The Coast is a great affordable option in Canmore that offers pet friendly rooms, just a short walk away from all the action in downtown Canmore. It’s nothing fancy, but it does provide visitors with all they need for a comfortable holiday.

A Convenient Canmore Location

Looking to Ha Ling and Miner’s Peak from inside our room

The Coast Canmore Hotel is centrally located in Canmore, ensuring all of your time can be spent exploring, with no time wasted! With the Coast Canmore Hotel located just a single turn to the main highway, it’s just over an hours drive to the Calgary airport and only 20 minutes to the heart of Banff!

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The Coast Canmore Hotel is also an enjoyable 10-minute walk to Canmore’s downtown core – and on a rental bike, you can be downtown in just three minutes. Simply leave your rental car parked at the hotel while you explore the artisan shops and local restaurants of Canmore on foot!

We loved the convenience of walking and biking to everything – it is easy to get around town without the need to plan for parking or deal with the weekend traffic in these mountain towns. Another added bonus of the Coast is that it’s the pick up and drop off point for the Banff Airporter. The Banff Airporter is a shuttle that connects visitors from YYC to Banff and from Calgary to Canmore. Once the Banff Airporter arrives to Canmore, they will pull into the Coast to unload and pick up all passengers. That means the Coast is a great option if you are arriving late and don’t want to walk far to your hotel with your luggage, or call an expensive taxi.

Modern and Updated Interior

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Though the Coast Canmore Hotel and Conference Centre appears pretty basic from the outside, its newly renovated interior is modern and sleek! The rooms are bright and welcoming, with a funky wallpaper accent wall, unique light fixtures, and a large sliding door that lets in lots of natural light. It is obvious that the room interiors are not only newly updated but that a lot of thought went into maximizing the comfort and appeal of each one.

I also appreciated the room’s layout, with a small table for working on the go or enjoying room service, a small kitchenette area with a fridge and coffee machine, and a newly updated washroom.

Full Hotel & Conference Centre Amenities

One of the many conference rooms

If you want to bring business to a top destination location, what better place to fuel creative juices and foster community than in the beautiful Canadian Rockies.

The Coast Canmore Hotel and Conference Centre offers the largest conference space in Canmore, with 10 venues and tons of space. The Coast Canmore will please every colleague, whether they wish to relax in the hotel and simply enjoy on-site dining after a long day or are eager to explore the town of Canmore.

Whether you’re visiting the Coast Canmore Hotel and Conference Centre for work or play, you will want to check out their newly renovated indoor pool and fitness centre. The heated indoor pool and hot tub are the perfect way to end a busy day in the mountains, no matter the season.

In the winter months, be sure to enjoy the hotel’s fire pits. You can pick up a s’mores kit from the front desk to ensure you get the most out of your evening spent fireside.  

Great Dining

The Coast Canmore Hotel and Conference Centre offers an excellent restaurant right on site: Table Food + Drink. Located right beside the lobby, enjoying this restaurant is easy when you don’t feel like venturing too far out for the night.

Table Food + Drink offers a plentiful dinner menu, with delicious appetizers, the option for multi-course meals, and an extensive drink menu. This would also be the perfect spot to enjoy a drink or two before heading into town for dinner. If you are planning to spend a couple of meals out, be sure to check out these top Canmore restaurants.

It’s Pet Friendly

The Coast Canmore Hotel and Conference Centre is one of the best pet friendly hotels in Canmore. They charge the standard $25 per pet per day and welcome all dog breeds, including large dogs and even treat your pet like royalty with a special treat – a cozy pet bed, a food bowl, and a locally sourced pet treat. They except Meowboxes too!

Things to do in Canmore, Alberta

When staying at the Coast Canmore Hotel and Conference Centre, the endless options of nearby activities will have you planning your trip back before you even check out.

From walking and hiking trails to biking trails, to bright blue glacial lakes, you’ll be eager to spend every minute exploring. Check out this detailed list of what to do nearby while enjoying your stay at the Coast Canmore Hotel and Conference Centre:

Summer Activities in Canmore

Things to do in Canmore

Winter Activities in Canmore

Things to Consider Before Booking


Though the location of the Coast Canmore Hotel and Conference Centre is convenient for accessing the highway and still within walking distance to downtown, it is not exactly in the heart of downtown Canmore.

You are separated from the downtown area by a busy road (with an easy pedestrian crosswalk) and a 10-minute walk that doesn’t offer much to do or see along the way. That being said, plenty of accommodations in Canmore require the same walk or longer! The town has strict laws in place regarding Canmore cabins and Airbnbs that mean you’ll have to do your research for that perfect place.

The newly renovated interior of the Canmore Coast Hotel is what takes this hotel from a basic stay to something a little more modern and sleek in the mountains.

Plan Your Trip to the Canadian Rockies

  • Get to Banff or Canmore Without a Car: The Banff Airporter provides fantastic service connecting you from the Calgary International Airport (YYC) to Banff or Canmore.
  • Get Around: We suggest renting a car to get around. You can search for rental cars on Or embark on an epic campervan trip, we like to compare camper prices on Outdoorsy.
  • Cheaper Airfare: We also use Going to watch for cheap airfare deals and like to use travel credit cards to hack our way into free flights and hotels! Our favorite cards are the Capital One Venture X and Chase Sapphire, which both work well in Canada and have no foreign transaction fees.
  • Hop On, Hop Off: This tour is taking Banff by storm. It’s exactly what it sounds like, hop on and off a bus bound for all the best attractions at your own pace!
About Regan

Hey, I’m Regan – an outdoor enthusiast living in the beautiful Bow Valley! I have always been eager to make the most of nature’s playground, mainly through hiking, skiing, and camping, and feel lucky to now be doing so in one of the most beautiful places on this planet. I believe that the Canadian Rockies have something to offer everyone, and I want to do my part in helping you explore the area and all its beauty!

Follow my adventures: @regan.mahoney

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