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Portland, Oregon
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14 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 October 2016

We had a room that had two rooms in it each with a queen bed. It was comfortable and charming, a good price and close to everything. The receptionist was mildly friendly although she seemed to be tired. Strongly recommend making a reservation in advance. It was booked the entire time we were there

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Columbus, Ohio
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12 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 October 2016

We had researched the motel in advance, so we knew to expect an old-fashioned 50's style motel, very small room & bathroom. We had planned not to spend much time in the room so it was fine. We must have been lucky because we did not have noisy neighbors. Very easy to walk every place in the town & easy... More 

Thank mary m
St. Petersburg, Florida
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79 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 September 2016 via mobile

Waterton is fairly expensive because of its remote locale. We were looking for the least expensive, decent pet friendly place. Bear Mountain fit the bill. The staff were very helpful and welcoming. Our standard room was immaculately clean. It was also as described by others: a 1950's motel with a small bathroom. Not a problem for us because we sometimes... More 

Thank Heidi H
ON, Canada
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37 reviews
28 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 120 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 September 2016

We felt that this was a good choice for our stay in Waterton - the location is great, room was a good size (kitchenette/bedroom in front & separate bedroom in back), kitchenette was well equipped (although a newer fry pan would be a plus), sheets & towels were good, it was very clean, and beds were comfortable. Noise from next... More 

Thank Susan M
Wausau, Wisconsin
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101 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 September 2016

This is a very convenient place to stay while visiting Waterton. Place was very clean, had a stove and refrigerator. Within walking distance to whole town. Reasonably priced. We were happy to have stayed here. Place is small, but if your in Waterton, you're only going to sleep here, there is too much to do in the park!! Wifi is... More 

Thank Pat M
Calgary, Canada
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107 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 September 2016

Beds were comfortable but the room was cold and drafty and the heating unit was loud. You could also here the people talking in the room beside through the bathroom wall. The room seemed very dated and in need of a re-vamp. Easy access to walk to the center of town or the lake shore.

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Portland, Oregon
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38 reviews
26 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 September 2016 via mobile

We enjoyed the convenient location of this place. We were able to walk to restaurants and to the boat dock for our hike to Crypt Lake. The room was small but sufficient. Cute kitchen equipped with the essentials, comfortable bed, tv with a handful of channels, coffee and tea in the office. The nights were chilly, but we were warm... More 

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Edmonton, Canada
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285 reviews
62 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 136 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 September 2016

Best part of this place was the pleasant check in. I messed up my reservation and the lady on the front desk was very helpful in finding me a place in Cardston as Waterton was full. Room was $130 and very very small. The bathroom was equally small. But as we were not spending much time in the room it... More 

Thank ERDFirefighter
Marana, Arizona
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245 reviews
43 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 September 2016

They tell you right up front that there is no insulation between rooms in this hotel. That is really an understatement as the masonry walls conduct the sound between the rooms. We could hear every word or our neighbors conversations as well as the toilet flushing and the water running. It goes without saying this is quite annoying at times.... More 

Thank Darryl L
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28 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 September 2016 via mobile

Stayed in Waterton with my parents and boyfriend and we didn't want to spend a ton of money just to sleep. Bear mountain was affordable, clean and the perfect spot to stay for the night. The staff was friendly and the suite style rooms were great for families.

Thank Jaime M

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  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking

Additional Information about Bear Mountain Motel

Address: 208 Mountainview Rd., Waterton Lakes National Park, Alberta T0K 2M0, Canada (Formerly El Cortez)
Region: Canada > Alberta > Canadian Rockies > Waterton Lakes National Park
Price Range: $100 - $200 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 36
Also Known As:
Bear Mountain Motel Hotel Waterton Lakes National Park
Bear Mountain Hotel
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“Book well in advance”
 of 5 bubbles ERDFirefighter, 14 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Really cannot help as every room is noisy due to the construction and confines of the property itself.”
 of 5 bubbles DarrylL833, 7 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Rooms 9 and 10 are facing another building so not the best view but well sheltered in the rain.”
 of 5 bubbles 404Traveller, 7 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Ask if your assigned parking is near your entrance, or behind the bilding.”
 of 5 bubbles jlpasztor, 24 Aug 2016 | Read review
“They are all great. Pick what you need.”
 of 5 bubbles TexasFullHouse, 11 Aug 2016 | Read review
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