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Driftwood Inn

2.0 of 5 Motel   |   337 Banff Ave | Box 1070, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta T1L 1H8, Canada
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3 of 5 stars reviewed 3 weeks ago
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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Christchurch, New Zealand
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

When I checked out, and the very helpful staff at the Ptarmigan (next door, where you do everything) asked how did you find the hotel I said ' Well, great location, but you should demolish it and start again' He agreed saying.. 'i think thats on the cards for 2015'. The main problem was the incredibly selfish late night revellers... More

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Peace River canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Compared to the other hotel prices in Banff, it was the cheapest we could find with our Best of Banff gift card. The room was big, 4 queen beds in the entire room, that was set up like a little apartment. The beds were not bad, but not the mountain beds they said they were. And everything was outdated and... More

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Brisbane, Australia
11 reviews 11 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The other reviews align with our observations... but it is a BUDGET accommodation and any one that books now days without reviewing is a TAD CRAZY I think. We found the fan in the cupboard and without this it would have been uncomfortable. The entry is a bit daunting/vacant... but the room was at least clean, as was the bathroom.... More

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Beijing, China
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30 reviews 30 reviews
14 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The location is perfect, in the center of Banff town, where you can walk to supermarket in 5 minutes. The receiption is inside the next door Ptarmigan Inn. The staffs are friendly, & very helpful. Guests can rent bikes, & we rented 3 days when we stayed there. The price is good for budget travellers. If the room can equip... More

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St Augustine FL
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81 reviews 81 reviews
18 hotel reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

I read the reviews and thought the negatives were not so bad. Hotel is at rear of property so hard to see from street. Close parking was awkward. Poor signage to check in at Ptarmigan Inn. Weird empty space where lobby was located. Large room with poor lighting. Hot soda machine. No a/c or fan. I would have overlooked all... More

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Froid, Mt
5 reviews 5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

No AC, very hot, did have a fan in the room, window hinges broken, no screen, door jamb has been broken several times and did not feel safe. Bed was in the shape of an old worn out saddle. Parking was scarce. On the good side was location, location, location. Bathroom was clean, rest of the motel, not so much.

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30 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

This is one of the cheaper options in Banff, so obviously we were prepared for an older room, no lift, check in at the hotel next door, old TV with distorted colours, etc. I have no problems with that. But on our first night, while the sheets were clean I could see a dark stain on the mattress protector below.... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

It was the only decent priced thing in banff . every hotel in banff is overpriced. It was moderately clean, but definately not spotless. Bed was pretty comfy. using the other hotel's amenities was a nice bonus. Not a great place to stay but not a complete dump.

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Annapolis Valley, NS
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96 reviews 96 reviews
31 hotel reviews
113 helpful votes 113 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

I spent 4 nights in Banff, my longest visit yet. I have stayed in Banff many times at various hotels, including the Driftwood. This time I chose the Driftwood because my regular discount hotel, the Bow View Inn, was booked. This is the last time I go cheap in Banff and never at the Driftwood again. However, that is more... More

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Saskatoon, Canada
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014 via mobile

The driftwood in was by far the cheapest place to stay in Banff. And with immaculately clean rooms and the use of the amenities next door it's hard to justify paying extra to stay anywhere else. Right in the heart of the town with lots of parking outside your window came in very handy as we had our new mountain... More

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Address: 337 Banff Ave | 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:2 star — Driftwood Inn 2*
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Perfect for the budget conscious traveler looking for an Inn with a cozy mountain feel. All of the Inns rooms are finished with pine furniture and accents, and offer free wireless Internet access. The Driftwood Inn’s convenient location and ample amenities make it one of Banff's best values. The Driftwood Inn is a pet friendly hotel. Located only a block from the downtown area. ... more   less 
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