The 10 Best Canmore Hotels with a Pool

Author: Dan Brewer

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Welcome to Canmore, Alberta, a charming mountain resort town that seems straight out of a storybook! A breathtaking holiday destination with rocky terrains, glacial waters and a convenient location minutes from the entrance gates of Banff National Park, you’ll never forget staying in our hometown of Canmore.

While the stunning Rocky Mountain landscapes make your time in Canmore remarkable, finding the perfect accommodation to unwind after a day of adventurous escapades can truly make your experience memorable. And what better way to relax and rejuvenate than by staying in one of the best Canmore hotels with a pool?

If you’re seeking the ideal retreat to spend your weary nights and hot afternoons, we have carefully curated a list of the finest hotels in Canmore with a pool, each boasting its own unique allure. These exceptional establishments offer not only exceptional hospitality but also the coveted amenity of a soothing swimming pool, and perhaps an hot tub area, or even a waterslide too.

The outdoor heated pool makes the Malcolm Hotel one of the best hotels in Canmore in January
The rooftop pool and hot tubs at the Malcolm Hotel in Canmore, Alberta.

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Best Canmore Hotels with a Pool

Prepare yourself for an enchanting stay and allow us to present you with our handpicked selection of the best Canmore hotels with a pool.

1. The Malcolm Hotel

If you are looking to pamper yourself or your loved ones this holiday, the Malcolm Hotel is the place to be. 

We think the Malcolm Hotel is one of the best places to stay in Canmore Canada.
The luxurious lobby of the Malcolm Hotel.

Widely known as one of the best Canmore hotels, you are sure to enjoy fine luxury and splendid views of the mountains and the creek in any of its 120 rooms and suites. All the rooms at this Canmore luxury hotel come with standard amenities including a coffee machine, a TV, a shower, and a hair dryer. 

the rooftop hot tubs and heated swimming pool on the roof of the Malcolm Hotel have some of the nicest mountain views in Canmore.
Incredible mountain views from the rooftop heated pool and hot tubs.

The most sought-after amenity of the hotel is its exclusive rooftop pool, making it one of the best Canmore hotels with an outdoor pool. This elegant pool is heated, which means you don’t have to skip it after enjoying the many things to do in Canmore in winter. It offers breathtaking mountain views of The Three Sisters and stays open until 10 pm! For a little privacy when traveling with your partner, you can opt to lounge in the hotel’s outdoor hot tubs.

The Malcolm Hotel is one of the best hotels with a pool in Canmore.
The STUNNING mountain views from the rooftop pool at the luxury Malcolm Hotel.

The Malcolm Hotel is right next to one of our favorite scenic walks in Canmore, and is within easy walking distance of some of the best restaurants in town. But if you don’t feel up to a walk after a long day playing in and around Banff National Park, make your way to the in-house Stirling Grill & Lounge for some fine dining.

2. Stoneridge Mountain Resort

Live in the lap of luxury with a touch of rustic ambiance at the Stoneridge Mountain Resort. Fully equipped kitchens, washer-dryers, high-speed internet, cozy fireplaces, and private patios or balconies await you in your suite. What more do you need to wind down after a day of exploring the natural wonders of the Canadian Rocky Mountains?

the outdoor swimming pool at the Stoneridge Mountain Resort in Canmore, Alberta.

If you don’t want to spend all day by the pool, know that this is one of those Canmore hotels with an outdoor pool that boasts a hot tub too! Take a dip or two in the heated pool – it’s an ideal retreat even when the mountain weather gets cold. You’ll have plenty of time to relax, as the pool is open from 9 am to 10 pm.

A couple relaxes in the outdoor hot tub at the Stoneridge Mountain Resort in Canmore, Canada.

Guests of the Stoneridge Mountain Resort will love that the many excellent stores and restaurants in the Shops of Canmore are a just short walk from the hotel.

3. Blackstone Mountain Lodge

Escaping to the mountains with your whole family or a group of friends? The contemporary, condo-style Blackstone Mountain Lodge is perfect for your large travel group. The suites are spacious and if you choose an apartment-style room, you will enjoy amazing views of the mountains too.

A family plays in the outdoor swimming pool at the Blackstone Mountain Lodge - one of the best family-friendly hotels in Canmore, Alberta.

Guests of the Blackstone Mountain Lodge can make the most of the outdoor heated pool or the two outdoor hot tubs. Enjoy the fresh mountain air from the Rockies as you recharge your batteries after an exhausting day of climbing or skiing in Banff. If you want to take your relaxation to the next level, try out a massage or facial at the on-site spa.

a happy couple relaxes in the outdoor hot tub at the Blackstone Mountain Resort - Canmore accommodations with outdoor pool and hot tub.

The Blackstone Mountain Lodge’s courtyard and BBQ grills are hubs for socializing with fellow travelers and sparking a conversation. As an additional perk, the hotel offers underground, heated parking to keep your car warm and functioning well in the cold weather.

4. Mystic Springs Chalets & Hot Pools

Experience ultimate coziness at the charming Mystic Springs Chalets, where condominiums are styled like traditional chalets. These Canmore accommodations are perfect for large travel groups or families and come fully equipped to comfortably accommodate up to 6 guests. Rest easy knowing that Mystic Springs Chalets prioritizes cleanliness and maintains a high standard of hygiene, ensuring a worry-free and safe experience for all guests.

A large condo rental in Canmore, Alberta is perfect for large groups seeking a hotel with a heated outdoor pool.
Mystic Springs Chalets are perfect for big families or large groups!

Mystic Springs Chalets & Hot Pools is a haven for pool enthusiasts, boasting Canmore’s largest outdoor heated swimming pool. Guests can enjoy a refreshing swim in this expansive pool, along with the added luxury of a hot tub.

the heated outdoor pool at the pet-friendly Mystic Springs Chalets in Canmore, Alberta.

After a delightful swim, head to the community BBQ area to grill and savor your favorite bites. With over 40 condo hotel suites available, this family-friendly Canmore hotel ensures a memorable experience. From exceptional in-house services to thrilling wilderness adventures, your time here is bound to be unforgettable.

Our friends at Elk & Owl specialize in large group and family rental properties in Canmore. Several condos at the Mystic Springs Chalets are available through them.

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5. Pocaterra Inn

The Pocaterra Inn is another of the best Canmore hotels with an indoor pool. People visiting Canmore with kids will love that the indoor pool also has a fun waterslide.

top hotels in canmore with a pool and waterslide - Pocaterra Inn is family-friendly.

In addition, the Pocaterra Inn also offers a hot tub for those who just prefer to relax and submerge themselves. The hotel also has a dry sauna, where you can relax your weary muscles after a big day of playing in the surrounding Rocky Mountains.

as a Canmore hotel with a pool and waterslide, the Pocaterra Inn is one of the best places to stay in canmore with kids.

The Pocaterra Inn also offers a complimentary breakfast buffet freshly prepared each day. The breakfast includes a choice of breads, select hot breakfast meats, other hot items, juice, coffee, tea and more. This is a great way to fuel up for a big day of exploring and activities!

6. Solara Resort

The Solara Resort is one of the many fine Canmore hotels located on Bow Valley Trail. Solara offers a variety of amenities for its guests, including a large indoor hot tub and a cool relaxation pool open daily from 8 am – 10 pm. Pool towels are provided in each suite and change rooms are available for guest use.

the indoor swimming pool at the Solara Resort in Canmore, Alberta.

In addition to the indoor swimming pool and hot tub, the Solara Resort also offers a fitness centre where guests can work out during their stay.

The exterior of the Solara Resort in Canmore, Alberta, which has an indoor swimming pool.

The Solara Resort also offers other amenities such as free WiFi, free underground parking, a ski waxing room. This popular Canmore resort also has a front desk that is open 24 hours for the convenience of its guests.

7. Grande Rockies Resort

Spread out between two stunning buildings, the Grande Rockies Resort is conveniently located just minutes away from the shops and restaurants of downtown Canmore. The annex at the resort houses affordable hotel rooms with all the standard amenities, while the main building has suites, penthouses, a gym, and a show-stopping heated indoor pool!

The indoor pool and waterslide at the Grande Rockies Resort in Canmore, Alberta - just minutes from the Banff National Park entrance gate.

In fact, if you are visiting Canmore with kids, you’ll love that the Grande Rockies Resort is one of the very few Canmore hotels with a pool and waterslide. There is a separate pool for kids, so you can be sure your little ones will be occupied for at least a couple of hours.

For those yearning to bask in the invigorating mountain air and indulge in breathtaking views while relaxing in the water, the resort also features an exquisite outdoor hot tub. 

The unique indoor/outdoor hot tub at the Grande Rockies Resort in Canmore, Canada.
I really enjoyed the indoor/outdoor hot tub at the Grande Rockies Resort.

The exciting offering from the Grande Rockies Resort don’t end here. Work up an appetite at the fully equipped fitness centre or ask the reception for the best golf courses or skiing in the vicinity. After an exhilarating day, treat your taste buds to delicious global fusion cuisine at The Grande Kitchen + Bar.

This family-friendly Canmore resort is not only known for its affordable prices but is also a pet-friendly Canmore hotel. For an additional fee, you can even make your trip a complete family vacation with your furry companions tagging along!

A happy dog rests while on a hike near Canmore, Alberta.
Our dog Copper on a hike near Canmore, AB.

Although we live in Canmore, and don’t often stay at hotels here, we were lucky enough to join some friends for a fun day playing in the Grand Rockies Resorts pool. I loved how you can walk from the indoor hot tub to the outdoor hot tub without ever leaving the water!

8. Coast Canmore Hotel

Book a rejuvenating getaway at the Coast Canmore Hotel, one of the closest hotels with a pool to downtown Canmore. Recently renovated to enhance the comfortable stay experience, the Coast hotel offers an indoor heated pool and a hot tub for those seeking Canmore accommodations with a pool.

The indoor swimming pool at hot tub at the Coast Canmore Hotel is in a room full of bright windows.

Settle into rooms that are packed with all the necessary creature comforts, from fast Wi-Fi, a mini-fridge, and a flat-screen TV to delicious Starbucks coffee and tea available in-house. The fitness enthusiasts in your bunch can burn off some energy at the new and upgraded fitness centre, complete with Peloton bikes! And when it’s time to satisfy your ravenous appetite, head to inhouse restaurant at the Coast Canmore Hotel, Table Food + Drink, where you can treat yourself to homey local meals.

The Coast Hotel is one of the best hotels for visiting Canmore without a car
A great view of Ha Ling Peak at the entrance to the Coast Hotel in Canmore.

If you plan on visiting Canmore or Banff without a car, the Coast Canmore is a convenient stop on the Banff Airporter route.

Local Tip

The Banff Airporter is one of the easiest ways to get from the Calgary International Airport to your hotel in Canmore or Banff. Even as locals, we use the Banff Airporter all the time.

9. Lodges at Canmore

Discover a new level of grandiosity against the backdrop of majestic mountains at Lodges at Canmore. Choose from two condo-style rooms, premium or deluxe suites. The Deluxe Suites come with a private balcony or patio, granite countertops, and top-of-the-line furniture that exude luxury.

The Three Sisters Mountain looms overhead of the Lodges at Canmore.
The Three Sisters behind the Lodges of Canmore.

While the rooms are exquisite, it is the hotel’s amenities that will really win you over. Unwind in the outdoor pool or multiple outdoor hot tubs as you enjoy vistas of the snow-capped mountain peaks of the Canadian Rockies. Stop by the fitness centre, which is equipped with all the necessary machines, to get your daily dose of exercise in while on vacation. 

The Rocky Mountains are visible from the outdoor swimming pool at the Lodges at Canmore.

When you are done soaking in all that the Lodges of Canmore has to offer, you will find a long list of activities to do around your accommodation, including horse riding, hiking, and mountain trail exploration. The more daring can get ready to rappel down caverns under Grotto Mountain and explore chambers of stalactites.

10. Chateau Canmore

Welcome to Chateau Canmore, one of Canmore’s best affordable hotels, where every room reveals breathtaking mountain vistas to wake up to. Opt for a double, queen, or king bed suite, and be treated to a cozy fireplace, a microwave, an ironing board, a refrigerator, and other amenities.

the Canadian Rockies are visible through a large picture window from the indoor pool at the affordable Chateau Canmore hotel.
Incredible views of the Rockies from the indoor swimming pool.

Guests of the Chateau Canmore love the heated swimming pool, the outdoor hot tub, and the indoor wood sauna, especially after an adventurous time playing in the mountains. As this is is one of the most popular Canmore resorts with a pool, they offer extended hours, from 5 am to 11 pm. 

If you love a hearty breakfast, you’ll love that one of my favorite Canmore breakfast restaurants is right in the hotel. Chez Francois has a wide breakfast menu, but specialized in eggs benedict creations. If you want to burn some of that guilt away, you can also check out the fitness centre that is complete with aerobic and cross-training centres.

Breakfast at Chez Francois in the Chateau Canmore hotel on Bow Valley Trail.
Breakfast at Chez Francois at the Chateau Canmore.

Don’t forget to make use of the Chateau Canmore’s game room, complete with board games and a TV to plug in consoles if you are traveling with a large group or with family. The resort is also pet-friendly so bring your beloved pets along and give them a vacation to remember too!

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Dan Brewer, a life-long Alberta resident, calls Canmore home along with his wife and two kids. He is the co-owner of Travel Banff Canada, where he gets to share his passion for the Canadian Rocky Mountains. Dan, along with his family, love being outdoors doing one of the many activities they enjoy in the mountains: hiking, mountain biking, paddleboarding, skiing, snowshoeing and cross-country skiing.

When he's not in Canmore enjoying one of his favourite local hikes, you can find him hoping on a plane to explore a new country with his family or working on one of their other two travel sites: Family Can Travel and Baby Can Travel.