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“Very cheap, but you probably have to be lucky for cleanliness and quietness” 3 of 5 stars
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King Edward Hotel
2.0 of 5 Small Hotel   |   137 Banff Avenue, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta T1L 1A6, Canada   |  
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Ranked #28 of 34 Banff B&B and Inns
Quebec, Canada
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18 reviews 18 reviews
12 hotel reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
“Very cheap, but you probably have to be lucky for cleanliness and quietness”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2013

Very friendly front desk employee. Right in the middle of Banff. Large flat-screen TV. Our room was clean enough, but...
I would tend to believe those who had bed bugs, as I did find one dead bug under the sheets (considering some reviews, I looked carefully before unpacking anything). Can hear people in hallways pretty well, and considering the price level of the hotel compared to other hotels in that area, I don't find it hard to believe that 3am partyers might make noise coming back to their room, though it wasn't the case for me. Access to room floors is restricted to guests by having to insert room key in elevator though, which was a good thing.

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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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Brisbane, Australia
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18 reviews 18 reviews
14 hotel reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2013

We stayed here in April 2013 while on a road trip through western Canada and the USA. I've been to Banff a few times before and always stayed at the Mount Royal across the street for double the price. The King Edward is an very good budget alternative. The location is excellent - right down town and close to everything. The rooms were clean and comfortable, though a bit older and perhaps on the smaller side of average. Not that we minded as it really was just a place to sleep. Overall, the Kind Edward is a great place to stay for young travellers, and those wanting to save some money for everything else that beautiful Banff has to offer. Highly recommended.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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29 reviews 29 reviews
20 hotel reviews
Reviews in 21 cities Reviews in 21 cities
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2013

this is a great hotel just walk out of the lobby and you are downtown to everything ! great staff also very helpful , nice room, very comfortable,very clean,the room was quite,we would stay at this hotel again for sure!

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Newcastle, Australia
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40 reviews 40 reviews
7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2013

We stayed 2 nights in the hotel and it was really good. The location was great as we were on the main street and close to everything - shopping, dining etc. We didn't have access to a car so walking was our transport. Yes there was some street noise, but it wasn't bad, and we slept well. The room was smaller than some other hotels we stayed in, but we don't spend much time in the hotel room except to sleep, and the decoration was tasteful. We were also very happy to find the windows opened. As this hotel was our first in Canada, it was also our introduction to very well heated rooms. We were able to open the windows and let in some cooler air. The room was spotlessly clean and the staff were super helpful.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Broome, Australia
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2013

My partner and i stayed at king edward while we looked for work and a room . putting the loudness of the area and late night partying aside, we began to get itchy and had 5 sleepless nights and countless itchy welts, after checking tripadvisor we knew it was bed bugs! we booked elsewhere and got right out of there! refunding any future ngihts we had booked and making sure we let the owner know! this hotel is a disgrace... we later had to burn two mattresses from our staff accommodation and wash our clothes countless times in the industrial washing machines, ruining some of our good snow gear. do not stay here!

Room Tip: one without bed bugs
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Nelson, Canada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2013

We were stucked in Banff on our way to Jasper due to the weather. We found a small room for $60 for 2 single beds. It would have been OK for one night other than the loud noise from other guests coming back at 3.00 am and this guy knocking at every door at 8.30 am as he couldn't remember which room his friend was in. The hotel location is right downtown.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Edmonton, Canada
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28 reviews 28 reviews
8 hotel reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2013

King Edward hotel - the nicest thing that I love about this hotel is that it is situated right in the heart of downtown. I love the location becuase it iss right there next to really everything..the shopping, the dining and much more.

The rooms may not be as good as some of the other hotels in Banff but you do get a good value for the money you pay.

I try to stay there as much as i can, so I can enjoy my holidays away from home.

Room Tip: I always ask for the room facing the main street.
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 137 Banff Avenue, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta T1L 1A6, Canada
Location: Canada > Alberta > Canadian Rockies > Banff National Park > Banff
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #28 of 34 B&Bs / Inns in Banff
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — King Edward Hotel 2*
Number of rooms: 21
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