In the Canadian Rocky Mountains, there is a variety of different lodging styles available: Hotels, bed & breakfasts, holiday apartments, and camping sites. Most of the hotels are pretty pricey (compared to standard hotel and motel prices in other areas in Canada and the US), and while camping is definitely an experience, it’s not for everyone (especially considering the fact that even in the height of summer it might rain heavily).
People who are new to vacationing in North America may be unfamiliar with motels. The word ‘motel’ is a portmanteau of the words ‘motor’ and ‘hotel’ – meaning a roadside hotel. If you do not have a car you will have to stay in hotels in central city areas, which are far more expensive (double the price or more). If you have rented a car, however, I recommend living outside of the busy central areas, just a few miles outside of the city centre. There, prices drop significantly while service remains just as good.
The best choice for families:
Extended stay hotels are the most comfortable kind of lodging for the travelling family. The rooms aren’t simply rooms, but apartments with at least one bedroom, a living room, and a kitchen. There is no need to cook every meal inside your apartment, but having the option to cook for yourself is very handy. Staying in a single hotel or motel room as a family can get very crowded and uncomfortable, so after several weeks of travelling it is lovely to stay somewhere where there is enough space for everyone to be comfortable.
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