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Banff Caribou Lodge & Spa

3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   521 Banff Avenue | Box 1070, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta T1L 1H8, Canada
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Ranked #9 of 31 Hotels in Banff
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2011
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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2011

We stumbled upon this hotel by chance and couldn't have felt luckier. Paying an incredibly reasonable rate for Banff, the hotel had everything we needed - a comfortable room, lovely hot pool, great restaurant and only 15 minutes walk into town. The staff were excellent; helpful and knowledgeable. It was the perfect place to unwind after an activity-driven day. We... More 

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Carlsbad, California
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2011

The beautiful exterior and lobby did not prepare us for the very small room and freezing hallway that led to it. The decor was definitely retro 1930's, which was charming, and the beds were comfortable but not exceptional. The bath towels were plentiful but very thin, not what I expected in a property this expensive. The breakfast buffet looked enticing... More 

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hotelgmBanff, General Manager at Banff Caribou Lodge & Spa, responded to this review

Thanks for the comments. In our efforts to cool the hotel we obviously overcompensated during your stay and I apologize and will keep a closer watch on our air systems in the future. I would like to point out that our internet service is free for guests and requires a password - future travelers can find the password available at... More 

Mollans sur Ouveze, France
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2011 via mobile

A thoroughly enjoyable experience after an initial doubt about the location. Loved the room - jacuzzi in the mezzanine bedroom was a delightful surprise. Bed was heavenly - our 9th bed on our tour and undoubtedly the best. Staff were attentive but not overpowering. Parking below the hotel was very convenient. Wished we had stayed 2 nights here instead of... More 

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North Vancouver, Canada
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2011

They have a great web page so don’t get fooled. The rooms are not air-conditioned; you need to leave the window wide open to get circulation into the room and enjoy the ambience of the traffic and bus back up alarms all night. The rooms are very small but accommodating for a 2 star hotel. The beds are adequate but... More 

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hotelgmBanff, General Manager at Banff Caribou Lodge & Spa, responded to this review

Thank you for the feedback. Our bathroom renovations have obviously impressed you but it seems there are a couple of items in the room that weren't up to par which we will correct. I checked our website and feel it represents our hotel fairly and accurately - what you see is what you should expect. I'd be interested to hear... More 

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25 reviews 25 reviews
11 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2011

The Caribou Lodge wasn't the fanciest place we ever stayed in, but it was one of the most pleasant. Our room was clean and comfortable with a good set of toiletries and a very good bed. They seem to have a high output of tours going through the hotel, but still managed the essential "first people to stay here" appearance... More 

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Calgary, Canada
1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2011

I returned to Calgary this morning after a 3 night stay at the Caribou Lodge in Banff. I am glad to be home. First of all, the, A/C was broken. This made for an increadibly uncomfortable night. We could not open the window to cool down, beacuse our room was facing directly onto Banff ave. and the traffic and drunk... More 

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mt emu
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25 hotel reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2011

Room was very noisy due to traffic. Bed had a plastic cover under sheet made for an unpleasantly hot (like sleeping on an electric blanket set too high) non sleeping experience. Very poor quality breakfast, overcooked and the croissants were so stale as to be hard! Not just the day before's leftovers. Staff service generally was poor and unprofessional to... More 

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hotelgmBanff, General Manager at Banff Caribou Lodge & Spa, responded to this review

We're sorry to have let you down during your stay will us. Guest Service is our highest priority at the Caribou Lodge and we have built our reputation on it. I invite any readers who are staying with us in the future bring any service shortcoming to my direct attention. Any compliments would be gladly received as well. Insider Tip:... More 

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2011

We agree that the location, free bus pass, lobby, spa area, and buffet breakfast were all great features of the hotel. We were told when checking in that our room would not be ready until at least four o'clock due to hallway renovations. they assured us that the rooms had already been renovated. when we finally got into our room,... More 

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hotelgmBanff, General Manager at Banff Caribou Lodge & Spa, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments and suggestions - we constantly strive to improve our delivery of service and comfort to our guests and apologize for not meeting expectations for comfort. You are correct in noting that our rooms were recently renovated and we certainly missed a couple of important details during your stay that I will ensure are corrected. Hallway... More 

Macclesfield, United Kingdom
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58 reviews 58 reviews
19 hotel reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2011

Nice hotel well located with free bus pass. Room well maintained, but a little dark. The staff are very friendly and helpful. The restaurant is well worth trying for the steak

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Amroth, United Kingdom
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7 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2011

We stayed for two nights in Banff, as well as hotels in Jasper, Vancouver and Kamloops. We loved the quirky decor in the room - a plaster caribou head in the bathroom etc, and found the rooms spacious, comfortable, clean and tidy. The beds and pillows were excellent. The hotel is welcoming, with a relaxing entrance lounge with a real... More 

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Address: 521 Banff Avenue | Box 1070, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta T1L 1H8, Canada
Location: Canada > Alberta > Canadian Rockies > Banff National Park > Banff
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Banff Caribou Lodge & Spa 3*
Number of rooms: 190
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Also Known As:
Banff Caribou Lodge And Spa
Banff Caribou Hotel Banff
Caribou Banff
Caribou Lodge Banff
Hotel Style:
#4 Spa Hotel in Banff
#4 Business Hotel in Banff
#6 Romantic Hotel in Banff
#11 Family Hotel in Banff

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