We had our eyes on this hotel for some time because Valemount makes a nice halfway stop between Edmonton and Vancouver and because the BW has consistently occupied top spot in TA ratings for a long time. When we finally got the opportunity to try both the town and hotel we weren’t disappointed in either.
Check-in was fast and smooth. Ben at the front desk even remembered a phone call he fielded earlier from a family member and asked us to call her back as soon as we could. Great recall and great service from the frontline staff! We booked an Executive Suite for the low seniors’ rate of $145 and were impressed with what we got for that price. We had all the space and amenities we needed: a separate bedroom area, 2 TVS, a work desk, zippy internet, kitchenette (mike, fridge, Keurig, sink, dishes), 2 clothes chests, several tables, an armchair and a couch. The rustic wood theme made the room (and the hotel in general) seem very cozy. No problems with the bed; it was comfortable and we both slept well on it. The hotel grounds seemed nicely maintained; views of it from our second-floor window were inviting and we regretted that we didn’t schedule more time at this hotel to check it out further.
As the breakfast was not complimentary and we needed to make a quick morning getaway we opted instead to buy some food at a local supermarket and prepare it in our kitchenette. Staff were very helpful in giving us directions to both the supermarket and the local carwash (you get so much bug kill driving in May!) The free coffee near the restaurant area was a welcome touch and the dining area looked inviting enough, even though we didn’t eat there. The elevators and luggage dollies worked fine, sure wouldn’t lug all our stuff up the stairs at this point in life. Check-out went just as smoothly as check-in; next morning we were on our way in no time.
Our fact-finding mission in Valemount was successful. The town is indeed a convenient spot to break your Edmonton-Vancouver journey and the BW hotel is an excellent place to stay. From now on this will be our “go-to” stopover hotel and hopefully we can spend an extra night here to explore the area soon. We rate the Best Western Plus Valemount at 5 stars out of 5 and look forward to our next visit. less