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Banff Alberta Accommodations

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The Banff center is approximately the area of Banff Park Museum and the area of Whyte Museum.

Welcome to Banff, Alberta's gigantic natural playground. Whether you're an outdoor adventure enthusiast or just prefer to soak yourself in the natural hot springs, Banff has something for everyone. This resort town, located in Banff National Park, has a variety of hotels to choose from. It is one of Canada's most popular towns due to the many outdoor activities available, including mountain biking, skiing, and hiking. It first became a settled town in the 1880s, when the transcontinental rail road went through the area. It also was the start of what is now the Canadian National Parks. More from this guide...

Banff Hotels/Motels & Accommodations

Mount Royal Hotel - Banff 138 Banff Ave., Banff, AB T1L1A7
  • Midscale Downtown property
  • Check in time: 4pm
Brewster Mountain Lodge : 208 Caribou St. 208 Caribou St., Banff, AB T1L1C1
  • Mid-scale Mountain property
  • 3 floors in property
  • AC needs updating
  • Regular internet service
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The Banff Centre 107 Tunnel Mountain Dr., Banff, AB T1L1H5
  • 3 star Mountain hotel
  • 65 meeting rooms in hotel
  • Very good hotel
  • Excellent hotel
Ywca Banff Hotel 102 Spray Ave., Banff, AB T1L1A6
  • Low Cost Downtown hotel
  • 3 floors in hotel
  • Near city centre
  • Most guests said the reception staff was great
Banff International Hotel - Banff 333 Banff Ave., Banff, AB T1L1B1
  • 3-star Downtown property
  • 162 rooms in property
  • Furniture needs more attention
  • Great location
Banff Ptarmigan Inn in Banff
337 Banff Ave., Banff, AB T1L1H8
  • The Banff Ptarmigan Inn is only a two minute walk to downtown Banff in Alberta, Canada. You can spend a day shopping, enjoying fine dining, and experiencing local culture in downtown Banff. Of course, while staying at the Banff Ptarmigan Inn, you can also take advantage of the activities the Canadian Rocky Mountains have to offer, such as skiing, snowboarding, and mountain biking. Back at the inn, you'll enjoy many amenities that include an indoor hot tub, steam room, and fitness center. If you get hungry, the Meatball Pizza and Pasta Restaurant is on-site to serve you. Best of all, the Banff Ptarmigan Inn has its own ski school.
  • Midscale Resort hotel
  • 4 floors in hotel
  • Near city centre
  • Every guests reviewed thought parking was inexpensive
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Banff Park Lodge
222 Lynx St., Banff, AB T1L1K5
  • Banff Park Lodge is not only a hotel, but also a conference center. It is centrally located in the town of Banff in Alberta, Canada, and has a lot to offer in the way of nearby attractions. Skiing, hiking, snowboarding, mountain biking, and relaxing in natural hot springs are just a few of the things you can do while in Banff. The lodge itself boasts spacious guest rooms with balconies that overlook the mountains. An indoor swimming pool, hot tub, fitness gym, and steam room are just outside your guest room. If you get hungry, the Terrace Dining Room is on-site to serve you.
  • Affordable Resort property
  • 15 meeting rooms in property
  • Chairs are worn
  • Internet is poor
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Banff Aspen Lodge : 401 Banff Ave. 401 Banff Ave., Banff, AB T1L1A9
  • 3-star Mountain hotel
  • 89 rooms in hotel
  • Best value for money
  • Fridge in room was noisy
Bow View Lodge : 228 Bow Ave.
228 Bow Ave., Banff, AB T1L1A5
  • Economical Resort property
  • Check in time: 4:00pm
  • Relatively high internet cost
  • Great value for the price
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High Country Inn : 419 Banff Ave. 419 Banff Ave., Banff, AB T1L1A7
  • Three Star Mountain hotel
  • Hotel has 3 floors
  • Nice rooms
  • Rooms were modern, clean
Banff Red Carpet Inn in Banff
425 Banff Ave., Banff, AB T1L1B6
  • Cheap Downtown hotel
  • Most guests thought it was rather dirty
  • There is no restaurant in the hotel
Best Western Plus Siding 29 Lodge - Banff 453 Marten St., Banff, AB T1L1E6
  • 3-star hotel
  • Hotel has 3 floors
  • Location is great
  • Tasty breakfast
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Delta Banff Royal Canadian Lodge - Banff 459 Banff Ave., Banff, AB T0L0C0
  • The Delta Banff Royal Canadian Lodge is surrounded by beautiful mountain scenery in Alberta, Canada. Hotel staff will ensure that your stay is a pleasant one with top-notch accommodations. Rooms are decorated with Canadian artwork, and feature Alberta granite in the bathrooms. The Grotto Spa, sauna, and fitness center are all just a few steps outside of your guest room, and the Evergreen Restaurant is on-site for convenient dining. Just a few minutes away, you will find downtown Banff, which is perfect for shopping. Nearby mountains provide skiing, hiking, and mountain biking activities for individuals, couples, and families.
  • Expensive Resort hotel
  • 20 suites in hotel
  • For 73%, the rooms looked old
  • Location is great
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Banff Inn 501 Banff Ave., Banff, AB T1L1A9
  • Affordable Mountain property
  • Free breakfast
  • Parking was ok, according to 68%
  • Close to shopping centre
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Charlton's Cedar Court 513 Banff Ave., Banff, AB T1L1B4
  • Three Star Resort property
  • 57 rooms in hotel
  • Spacious bathroom
  • Luxurious Hotel
Banff Caribou Lodge & Spa (Banff Lodging Company) - Banff 501 Banff Ave., Banff, AB T1L1H8
  • The Banff Caribou Lodge and Spa, located on Banff Avenue in Banff National Park, is the total package. The lodge offers resort accommodations featuring an on-site full service spa and world-class views of the surrounding mountains. In addition, you have unlimited use of the lodge’s indoor hot tub, sauna, steam room, exercise room, and steakhouse restaurant. When you are done enjoying all that hotel has to offer, take the lodge’s free shuttle to go skiing, canoeing, or shopping. Banff Park Museum, Mistaya Canyon, and Sanson’s Peak are also just a short distance from the hotel.
  • 4 star Mountain hotel
  • Gym is available on property
  • Almost all guests said rooms were clean enough
  • Delicious food
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Rundlestone Lodge - Banff 537 Banff Ave. Box 489, Banff, AB T1L1A6
  • Three Star Mountain hotel
  • 96 sleeping rooms in hotel
  • About half of guests thought the wifi quality was ok
  • Most guests thought the service was very professional
Spruce Grove Inn - Banff
545 Banff Ave., Banff, AB T1L1B5
  • 3-star Mountain hotel
  • 3 floors in property
  • Outdated bedding
  • Most guests found the staff to be friendly enough
The Fairmont Banff Springs : 405 Spray Ave.
405 Spray Ave., Banff, AB T0L0C0
  • Expensive Mountain property
  • 28 meeting rooms in hotel
  • Parking should be cheaper
  • Value for money could be better
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Banff Voyager Inn 555 Banff Ave., Banff, AB T1L1B5
  • Low Cost Mountain property
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • Service is relatively professional
  • Helpful front desk staff
Inns of Banff
600 Banff Ave., Banff, AB TIL1H8
  • Located in Alberta, Canada, the Inns Of Banff are nestled right in Banff National Park. Nature lovers will enjoy being surrounded by mountains, as well as the various wildlife that live in the area. Of course, the inn offers such comforts as a rooftop heated pool and indoor hot tub. You can choose from hotel rooms, cottages, or condo-style rooms when you make your reservations. Free shuttles will transport you to local hiking trails and ski areas if you are feeling a bit adventurous. If not, the downtown area has plenty of shopping to keep you busy.
  • Three Star hotel
  • Almost all guests were happy with the shuttle service
  • Carpet in the halls were very dirty
Tunnel Mountain Resort - Banff
502 Tunnel Mountain Rd., Banff, AB T1L1B1
  • Midscale Mountain hotel
  • 70 suites in hotel
  • Restaurants & bars in the area were ok, according to 50%
  • There was no restaurant
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Buffalo Mountain Lodge in Banff #700 Tunnel Mountain Rd., Banff, AB T1L1B3
  • 4 star Mountain property
  • Check-in time: 4:00pm
  • Good outdoor sports facilities
  • WiFi system needs upgrading
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The Juniper Hotel 1 Mount Norquay Rd., Banff, AB T1L1E1
  • 3-star Mountain hotel
  • Check in: 4:00PM
  • Most guests thought the tv was sub-standard
  • Average comfort
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The Rimrock Resort Hotel 300 Moutain Ave., Banff, AB T1L1J2
  • Luxurious 5 Star Mountain hotel
  • 9 floors in property
  • Spacious rooms
  • Lovely restaurants, bar and spa
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When to Visit Banff, AB

The best time to visit Banff is from June to September. Snowstorms are over, roads are clear to drive on, and the lakes are no longer frozen. Children can swim in the lakes around the area, and hikers will love the warm sun on their backs as they explore the trails. Wildflowers are blooming in the valleys, and wildlife sightings become much more common as the animals come out of hibernation. Since it is the most popular time to visit, hotel rates tend to be higher. It's best to make reservations as far in advance as possible.

Those who prefer to save money can visit in the cooler months from October through May. The prevalence of tourists also drastically decreases during these seasons, which some may prefer over a bustling town where finding dinner reservations every night is a challenge. There are still plenty of activities to take part in during the winter months.

Offering one of the longest ski seasons in North American, Banff provides skiers with an abundance of mountains to choose from. Nearby Mt. Norquay or Sunshine Village offer a great day of skiing. A little further north, Lake Louise also has exceptional skiing and is accessible by car or by shuttle from participating hotels.

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Banff by Star Rating

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Luxury Hotel Options in Banff, AB

4 Star Average Prices: $116.00

There are plenty of options available in Banff for those who prefer a luxurious stay instead. For the ultimate indulgence, book a stay at the Fairmont Banff Springs. Located away from the town in the hills, the hotel is basically a village in itself. Relax after a day outdoors by heading to the full-service spa, or head to the Turkish spa. Golfers will love the on-site golf course, and the hotel bar is a great spot for celebrating after a fun day on the green. Shopping is also available at this hotel.

Another luxury option is the Rimrock Resort Hotel. It has a 24-hour health club so that guests can keep up with their fitness routines. A business center and meeting room are available for those who need to get some work done in between their adventures in Banff. A spa, sauna, and steam room are available for relaxation. Grab a coffee at the café for a quick pick-me-up, or head to the picnic area for an outdoor lunch. Shuttle service is also conveniently available to the Calgary International Airport, the recommended and closest airport to the hotel.

Affordable Hotel Options in Banff, AB

3 Star Average Prices: $104.14

Staying in Banff doesn't have to break the bank, even during the high season. There are plenty of affordable options available in town. The Homestead Inn Banff is a great choice with reasonable prices and a convenient central location on one of the main streets. This hotel allows pets, too, making it easy for the whole family to enjoy a vacation. Kids will love the indoor pool, and adults can use the fitness facility to get in their exercise. The hotel is close to the Banff Gondola and the shopping center, providing quick and easy access to plenty of entertainment.

The High Country Inn is another great option. Located conveniently on Banff Avenue, there are a variety of restaurants and shops surrounding the hotel. The Banff National Park Information Centre is also down the street and can offer assistance planning a hike or finding a lake to explore. Free Wi-Fi is available, as well as free parking, which is convenient to have in the middle of the town. There's even a restaurant available for those who are too tired from a day of exploring to go off-site. Take in a dip in the pool afterwards.

Which Banff hotels have real discounts?

If you're looking for a discount on your stay, the Brewster Mountain Lodge offers up to a 20 percent discount to AAA members. Group rates are also available for a discount of up to 13 percent. Currency exchange is available right at the hotel, so there's no need to go searching down the street to get your loonies. Free Internet is available, along with tea and coffee for those who need some caffeine. Large meeting and banquet rooms are available to rent for groups holding private events.

Those in the military should consider a stay at the Red Carpet Inn. Discounts of up to 15 percent are available to active duty members. The hotel offers free parking and free wireless Internet and allows pets to stay for a fee. The Red Carpet Inn is in a convenient location close to the Banff Gondola and the Upper Hot Springs. The front desk offers assistance with everything from booking a tour at the Johnston Ice Canyon to getting tickets to museums around the area. Ski passes are also available if you prefer to buy them before you get to the mountain.

Best Value Options in Banff, AB

For those looking for a reasonably priced and quality hotel, there are several good options. Mount Royal Hotel is a mid-range hotel that provides plenty of value for your money. Located in the main part of town, it's within walking distance of the Banff Park Museum and the Whyte Museum. The air-conditioned rooms are a great perk while watching cable TV at night in the hot summer months. For the night owls, there's even a nightclub to head to for socializing. A spa tub and steam room are available after a day on the slopes.

For a centrally located hotel with a plethora of amenities, book a stay at the Banff International Hotel. It has on-site shopping, a restaurant available for all meals, and a cozy lounge for indulging in evening cocktails. Keep up your exercise routine by taking advantage of the hotel's fitness center, or relax in the sauna. Shuttle service is available to the Calgary International Airport if you would prefer not to rent a car during your vacation. Each room has an LCD television and MP3 docking station to keep you well-entertained while relaxing in your room.

Top Banff, AB Destinations

Wherever you decide to stay in Banff, you'll be surrounded by a wide array of options for outdoor activities. The Banff Gondola provides a beautiful view of the Canadian Rockies as it goes high up on Sulphur Mountain. Make sure to get out at the top to take in the scenic view. A trip to see the unreal blue colors of the glacier lake at Lake Louise is also a must. Stop in at the Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise afterwards for lunch with a view of the lake. Bow Valley Parkway offers a beautiful scenic drive and views of local wildlife.

There's no shortage of exceptional restaurants in Banff. The Bear Street Tavern serves delicious pizza with a different special every day. The tavern also has local beer on tap to offer travelers a taste of the area's breweries. If you're looking for fine dining, the French-Canadian restaurant Maple Leaf will keep you satisfied. Start your meal with the famous French onion soup, and save room for an excellent dessert of crème brûlée. For a familiar kid-friendly restaurant with popular classics and reasonable prices, head to the Old Spaghetti Factory.

Although Banff is a fairly small town, it offers a variety of places for sampling beer and wine. The Banff Ave Brewing Co. has everything from pale ales to stouts on tap to try. For a lively and fun evening out on the town, head to St. James's Gate Irish Pub for a pint of Guinness and catch one of the live music acts. If you're looking for an upscale dining experience with fine wine, check out the Three Ravens Restaurant and Wine Bar. The restaurant's selection of wine is impressive, and it will be hard to not find a type of wine to please everyone in your group.

Exploring Banff will keep you entertained for days on end. From skiing in the winter to hiking in the summer, there's something to do for everyone. The excellent choices of restaurants will satisfy even the pickiest appetites, while the selection of bars will be sure to quench your thirst. Whether you prefer a midrange hotel with basic amenities so you can focus on all your outdoor activities, or you would like to indulge yourself in one of the many luxurious hotels available, it's easy to find the perfect hotel to meet your needs and budget in Banff.

A visit to Banff Recapped

Banff is a national park town that lures millions of domestic and foreign visitors every year. Placed within the park, it is surrounded by the wilderness so don't be surprised if you come across an elk or deer. But if you think it's all trees and animals, the city offers much more than just that. The resort town is famous for its mountainous environment aside from its hot springs. It offers tons of activities whatever season you will decide to pay a visit. Sunshine Village and Ski Norquay are just two of the ski resorts where you can hike, bike or ski depending on the season. Immerse yourself with water sports in the surrounding bodies of water. Drive through the country's most scenic lane, the Icefields Parkway to have a glimpse of Bridal Veil Falls and Bow and Peyto Lakes. Take a Banff Gondola ride to have a full view of the Sulphur Mountain. End your day at the mountain by soaking your tired bodies in the Upper Hot Springs or the hot springs cave in Cave and Basin.

Verified reviews of the city: Banff, AB

Below are reviews of the city of Banff, AB from an actual visitor's perspective.

"Great Visit to Banff"
Score 4.0 / 5

We were in town for a music festival. It was an awesome city.

Sharon S., from 26-Apr-2015
The average traveler rating of the city of Banff, AB shown above is 4.0 out of 5 based on 1 reviews
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