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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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Ranked #31 of 33 hotels in Banff
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3 of 5 stars reviewed 2 weeks ago
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    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
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    3 of 5 stars
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St Augustine FL
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81 reviews 81 reviews
18 hotel reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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
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5 hotel reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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 2 weeks ago

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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86 reviews 86 reviews
30 hotel reviews
109 helpful votes 109 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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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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Nelson, Canada
14 reviews 14 reviews
5 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

This place might have been a decent deal if they were honest about their extra charges, but they were not. Pay attention to your credit card bill to see if they over-charge you for cleaning, etc. The place is very dated too, with terrible insulation and noisy windows that leak air. There was no light in the bathroom above the... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2014

Would I stay here again? Only if I had to. The room was old, dated, the footboard was chewed by dogs, the pine tables had cig burns, etc but the bathroom and linens were clean. Although, the mattress had a feather bed on it which made me wonder what it was hiding on the mattress. When I walked into the... More

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Calgary, Canada
11 reviews 11 reviews
5 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

Not a lavish hotel but clean and comfortable. Must check in at the Ptarmigan which is next door. You have access to the Ptarmigan pool and fitness centre. for the price it works for short stays. Rooms are a bit small but not a big deal if you are out and about. Steady hot water in the shower and the... More

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Trail, Canada
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6 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2014

The room was clean and bright and the bed was comfortable. Tried to use the wifi but it was very weak. Would have to go over the the Ptarmigan to get a better feed. The place was quiet and was reasonable for the price paid.

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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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Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service
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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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