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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 in Banff
138 Banff Ave., Banff, AB T1L1A7
  • Affordable Downtown hotel
  • Hotel has 2 meeting rooms
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Brewster Mountain Lodge in Banff
208 Caribou St., Banff, AB T1L1C1
  • 3-star Mountain property
  • 57 sleeping rooms in hotel
  • Great shopping
  • Nice balcony
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The Banff Centre
107 Tunnel Mountain Dr., Banff, AB T1L1H5
  • Three Star Mountain property
  • Gym / Fitness Center Available
  • Room needs to be redecorated
  • Terrible soundproofing
Ywca Banff Hotel
102 Spray Ave., Banff, AB T1L1A6
  • Low priced Downtown hotel
  • 42 sleeping rooms in hotel
  • About half of guests didn't like the uncomfortable beds
  • No atmosphere
Pocaterra Inn : 347 Banff Ave.
347 Banff Ave., Calgary, AB T1L1B1 ~0.31 miles west of Banff
  • Three Star property
  • 32 sleeping rooms in hotel
Irwin's Mountain Inn - Banff
429 Banff Ave., Banff, AB T1I1B2
  • Affordable property
  • Check in time: 16:00
Very Good 4.0 /5Reviews CallBookMore Details
Elk + Avenue Hotel
333 Banff Ave., Banff, AB T1L1B1
  • Midscale Downtown property
  • 3 floors in hotel
  • Most guests thought the service was very professional
  • Housekeeping can be a problem
Very Good 4.0 /5Reviews CallBookMore Details
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.
  • Midscale Resort property
  • 3 floors in property
  • Most guests thought the service was very professional
  • Rather comfortable
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Banff Ptarmigan Inn - 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.
  • 3-star Resort hotel
  • 8 suites in hotel
  • Bathroom could be optimized
  • AC needs updating
Moose Hotel & Suites
345 Banff Ave., Banff, AB T1L1C8
  • Four-star property
  • Hotel has 4 floors
Very Good 4.5 /5Recent Reviews CallBookMore Details
Banff Aspen Lodge - Banff
401 Banff Ave., Banff, AB T1L1A9
  • Mid-scale Mountain hotel
  • 3 floors in hotel
  • Most guests thought it was clean
  • More comfort would be nice
Very Good 4.0 /5Latest Reviews CallBookMore Details
Bow View Lodge
228 Bow Ave., Banff, AB T1L1A5
  • Low priced Resort property
  • Has environment-friendly policy Learn more
  • Most guests thought they were poorly maintained
  • Great view
High Country Inn - Banff
419 Banff Ave., Banff, AB T1L1A7
  • 3-star Mountain property
  • 25 suites in hotel
  • Great wellness & sports facilities
  • Almost all guests enjoyed the balcony
Banff Red Carpet Inn - Banff
425 Banff Ave., Banff, AB T1L1B6
  • Low priced Downtown hotel
  • Check-in time: 16:00
  • Hotel could use some updating
  • Ice machine gave us dirty
Best Western Plus Siding 29 Lodge - Banff
453 Marten St. Box 1387, Banff, AB T1L 1B3
  • Cheap hotel
  • Check-in: 03:00
  • Hotel buildings could use some improvement
  • Friendly service
Delta by Marriott 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.
  • Four star Resort hotel
  • Hotel has 99 rooms
  • Free Wifi
  • Kids enjoyed the hot tub and pool area
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The Fox Hotel & Suites
461 Banff Ave., Banff, AB T1L 1B1
  • 4 star property
Very Good 4.0 /5Review Score CallBookMore Details
Banff Inn
501 Banff Ave., Banff, AB T1L1A9
  • Mid-scale Mountain property
  • Free complimentary breakfast
  • Staff was amazing
  • Breakfast is average
Very Good 4.0 /5Review Score CallBookMore Details
Charlton's Cedar Court
513 Banff Ave., Banff, AB T1L1B4
  • Three Star Resort hotel
  • 57 rooms in property
  • Spacious rooms and good parking
  • Rooms are ok
Banff Caribou Lodge & Spa
521 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
  • 2 conference rooms in property
  • Food is delicious
  • Affordable parking
Very Good 4.0 /5Reviews CallBookMore Details
Rundlestone Lodge
537 Banff Ave. Box 489, Banff, AB T1L1A6
  • Three Star Mountain hotel
  • 23 suites in property
  • Parking was appreciated
  • Great shopping
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Spruce Grove Inn in Banff
545 Banff Ave., Banff, AB T1L1B5
  • Mid-scale Mountain hotel
  • Shuttle from airport available
  • City centre within easy reach, said 80%
  • Most guests thought the facilities needed updating
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The Fairmont Banff Springs in Banff
405 Spray Ave., Banff, AB T0L0C0
  • Expensive Mountain hotel
  • 96 suites in hotel
  • WIFI underwhelming
  • Most guests enjoyed the lobby entrance
Very Good 4.5 /5Recent Reviews CallBookMore Details
Banff Voyager Inn - Banff
555 Banff Ave., Banff, AB T1L1B5
  • Two star Mountain property
  • 3 conference rooms in property
  • Front desk lady was awesome
  • About half of guests said the reception staff was ok
Inns of Banff in 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.
  • 3-star property
  • 243 sleeping rooms in hotel
  • The majority of guests criticized the unstylish hotel
  • Most guests said the booking process was inefficient
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Rates shown are nightly rates before taxes and do not necessarily reflect all Banff, AB discounts available. The chart reflects the cheapest Banff hotel for each day and each star rating category.

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.

Below is a chart of the current pricing seasonality of hotels and motels in Banff, AB:

seasonality of hotel rates in Banff

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.

4 Star Hotel Prices in Banff

Affordable Hotel Options in Banff, AB

3 Star Average Prices: $150.99

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.

3 Star Hotel Prices in Banff

2 Star Average Prices: $150.00

Best Discounts in Banff, AB

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.

FAQs about hotels in Banff

What are the top reviewed hotels in Banff?

Mount Royal Hotel, Moose Hotel & Suites and The Fairmont Banff Springs are the best rated hotels based on customer reviews in the last 365 days.

What are the most high-end hotels in Banff?

The Rimrock Resort Hotel, Moose Hotel & Suites and Delta by Marriott Banff Royal Canadian Lodge are the top 3 luxury hotels near Banff city center.

What hotels are closest to the city center of Banff?

Mount Royal Hotel, Brewster Mountain Lodge, and The Banff Centre are the properties closest to Banff city center.

What are the most popular independent hotels in Banff?

Mount Royal Hotel, Moose Hotel & Suites and The Rimrock Resort Hotel are the best rated independent hotels (not part of a big brand).

What are the most popular Best Western hotels in Banff?

Best Western Pocaterra Inn and Best Western Plus Siding 29 Lodge are the best rated Best Western branded hotels (based on user reviews score).

Verified reviews of the city: Banff, AB

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

Score 4.0 / 5

Banff is such a World treasure ???? Exquisitely Beautiful mountain town! All year rou, with many excellent restaurants and great shopping Natural hot springs and world class skiing/Boarding & Hiking! As well as amazing entertainment- we love to spend time here whenever we can.

David S., from 02-Feb-2020
"Cute & Quaint Town"
Score 5.0 / 5

Really loved the feel also. We enjoyed our stay and wanted to stay longer.

Rika H., from 26-Nov-2019
"Great Stay for a Wedding "
Score 4.0 / 5

Beautiful place for a wedding!

Hayley F., from 23-Jul-2019
"Great Location "
Score 5.0 / 5


Bruce J., from 13-Jul-2019
"Bus tour!"
Score 4.0 / 5

Banff is crowded but so, so scenic. World class scenery. Gateway to the Ice field Parkway.

Richard L., from 09-Jul-2017
"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 4.3 out of 5 based on 6 reviews
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