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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 138 Banff Ave., Banff, AB T1L1A7
  • Three Star Downtown hotel
  • 10 suites in hotel
Brewster Mountain Lodge 208 Caribou St., Banff, AB T1L1C1
  • Midscale Mountain property
  • Check-in time: 4:00PM
  • Internet is average
  • Incredible bar
Very Good 4.0 /5Read Reviews Call
The Banff Centre 107 Tunnel Mountain Dr., Banff, AB T1L1H5
  • Mid-scale Mountain property
  • Check-in: 4:00pm
  • Service was lacking
  • Service is ok
Ywca Banff Hotel - Banff 102 Spray Ave., Banff, AB T1L1A6
  • Two-star Downtown property
  • Check in time: 3:00pm
  • Breakfast is mediocre
  • Parking is good and affordable
Banff International Hotel : 333 Banff Ave. 333 Banff Ave., Banff, AB T1L1B1
  • Three Star Downtown hotel
  • 162 sleeping rooms in hotel
  • Friendly service
  • About half of guests said rooms were clean enough
Banff Ptarmigan Inn
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.
  • Mid-scale Resort property
  • 4 floors in property
  • 1 out of 2 guests said rooms were clean enough
  • Most guests liked the proximity to sightseeing
Banff Park Lodge : 222 Lynx St.
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.
  • Three Star Resort property
  • 211 rooms in property
  • Room is all right
  • Great service
Very Good 4.0 /5Hotel Reviews Call
Banff Aspen Lodge : 401 Banff Ave. 401 Banff Ave., Banff, AB T1L1A9
  • 3-star Mountain property
  • Check in time: 3:00 PM
  • Sink not the cleanest
  • Fantastic service
Bow View Lodge : 228 Bow Ave.
228 Bow Ave., Banff, AB T1L1A5
  • 2 star Resort property
  • 58 rooms in hotel
  • Most guests said rooms were clean
  • Excellent pool
High Country Inn - Banff 419 Banff Ave., Banff, AB T1L1A7
  • Three Star Mountain hotel
  • 25 suites in property
  • Great wellness & sports facilities
  • Cleanliness of the bathroom was average, said 67%
Very Good 4.0 /5Read Reviews Call
Banff Red Carpet Inn - Banff
425 Banff Ave., Banff, AB T1L1B6
  • Cheap Downtown property
  • Most guests thought they were poorly maintained
  • Narrow hallway
Best Western Plus Siding 29 Lodge : 453 Marten St. 453 Marten St., Banff, AB T1L1E6
  • Three Star hotel
  • Check-in time: 03:00
  • Best value for money
  • Most guests thought it was a great value
Delta Banff Royal Canadian Lodge : 459 Banff Ave. 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.
  • 4-star Resort property
  • Check in: 4:00pm
  • Comfortable beds
  • Housekeeping was great, according to 72%
Very Good 4.0 /5Reviews Call
Banff Inn in Banff 501 Banff Ave., Banff, AB T1L1A9
  • 3-star Mountain property
  • 100 rooms in property
  • Breakfast is average
  • Excellent air conditioning
Very Good 4.0 /5Guest Reviews Call
Charlton's Cedar Court in Banff 513 Banff Ave., Banff, AB T1L1B4
  • Three Star Resort property
  • 3 floors in property
  • Slow internet
  • Room is all right
Banff Caribou Lodge & Spa (Banff Lodging Company) in 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 property
  • Fitness / Gym is on-site
  • Fantastic service
  • Rooms in need of an update
Rundlestone Lodge : 537 Banff Ave. Box 489 537 Banff Ave. Box 489, Banff, AB T1L1A6
  • Affordable Mountain hotel
  • Hotel has 23 suites
  • High priced breakfast
  • Close to public transport
Very Good 4.0 /5Reviews Call
Spruce Grove Inn - Banff
545 Banff Ave., Banff, AB T1L1B5
  • Three Star Mountain hotel
  • 120 rooms in hotel
  • Horrible vibe
  • City centre within easy reach, said 80%
The Fairmont Banff Springs in Banff
405 Spray Ave., Banff, AB T0L0C0
  • Expensive Mountain hotel
  • Hotel has 96 suites
  • Almost all guests thought the hotel was luxurious
  • Awesome vibe
Very Good 4.5 /5Recent Reviews Call
Banff Voyager Inn 555 Banff Ave., Banff, AB T1L1B5
  • Low-priced Mountain property
  • Free breakfast available
  • About half of guests said the reception staff was ok
  • Entrance area is not particularly attractive
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.
  • Mid-scale hotel
  • Affordable parking
  • Could use a good cleaning
Tunnel Mountain Resort in Banff
502 Tunnel Mountain Rd., Banff, AB T1L1B1
  • Mid-scale Mountain hotel
  • Check in: 4:00 pm
  • Rooms in need of an update
  • WiFi system needs upgrading
Very Good 4.0 /5Review Score Call
Buffalo Mountain Lodge in Banff #700 Tunnel Mountain Rd., Banff, AB T1L1B3
  • High-end Mountain hotel
  • Check in: 4:00pm
  • Food is a bit overpriced
  • Tasty breakfast
The Juniper Hotel 1 Mount Norquay Rd., Banff, AB T1L1E1
  • Mid-scale Mountain hotel
  • 2 conference rooms in property
  • Average value
  • Breakfast is average
Very Good 4.0 /5Reviews Call
The Rimrock Resort Hotel in Banff 300 Moutain Ave., Banff, AB T1L1J2
  • Luxury 5-star Mountain hotel
  • 21 suites in property
  • Near to public transport, according to 100%
  • Internet is average
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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

Below are 3 charts demonstrating mean nightly cost trends by star rating class in Banff, AB. You can use these illustrations to determine the cheapest months to book a room in Banff for upcoming travels.

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: $101.80

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.

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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