"Great room in a great location."
Solara met and exceeded all of our expectations. The location is perfect for visitors to Banff who are spending multiple days exploring the area. The hotel is just off the Trans Canada in Canmore and the entrance to Banff is just a few minutes down the highway. The room itself is great for families or couples or anyone who requires more than 1 bedroom. You'll save significantly by staying in a multi-room suite rather than purchasing multiple rooms in a standard hotel. Plus, these rooms are essentially fully-stocked condos with a kitchen (fridge, stove, oven, microwave, dishwasher, pots/pans, dishes, cutlery, glassware, wine fridge, coffee, tea, etc.), dining area (table for 6), living room (fireplace, cable tv, playstation 3), washer/dryer/ironing board, a deck with a bbq (ours had outdoor dining furniture as well), multiple bedrooms (clean, comfortable beds, with bathrobes, extra pillows, fireplaces, tvs), multiple bathrooms (all of the usual amenities). This is a place you can really settle down for a few days or a few weeks and do some relaxing on your vacation. Plus the kitchen helps you save on food costs by not eating out for every meal and allows you to make a lunch for your day in the Rockies.
As an added bonus, we saw more wildlife (moose, elk, bunnies) on or near the resort than we did our entire time in Alberta. There were elk eating the bushes right outside our room one evening.
This place is truly a home away from home. Stay here! We'll be back for sure.
Mike from Niagara Falls, ON