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“Great little hotel in the heart of Banff” 5 of 5 stars
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Irwin's Mountain Inn
2.5 of 5 Hotel   |   429 Banff Avenue | Box 1198, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta T1L 1B2, Canada   |  
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Ranked #11 of 31 Hotels in Banff
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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“Great little hotel in the heart of Banff”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

My wife and I stayed here for a weekend and would stay again for sure. Rooms were clean, quiet and staff was great. A very short walk from downtown Banff and restaurant in hotel offered great food as well. Underground parking was a very nice treat also!

Stayed February 2015, traveled as a couple
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Irwin's Mountain Inn is a great place to stay! Front desk staff are friendly and helpful when requests are made, be it more towels or assistance for parking lots. My party had a huge room for 5 with 2 queen beds and one sofa queen bed.

There was a microwave, a coffee maker and coffee and tea available in the rooms for use. The room had a view of the rockies that were just behind.

The hotel is located along the main road leading into Banff's downtown area. It is only a few minutes walk into downtown for food and shopping.

  • Stayed February 2015, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I've stayed here twice now (2012 and 2014) and would not hesitate in booking again should I ever go back to Banff. The hotel is brilliantly located, the rooms are great sizes, and the staff are always friendly.

The hot tub is a massive bonus - we made the most of that after a couple of 'hard' days exploring Banff.

The underground car park could be an issue for anyone with a big truck, but with us having rented a small car this was no issue for us, and there were always plenty of spaces.

This hotel is a hidden gem!

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We now come here to Irwins as much as we can afford. Its simple great and ever so relaxing. Buy yourself a one year Parks card and then coming here will feel cheaper the more you come. All the rooms that we have stayed in have all been super. We like to go out walking with our dog and everywhere is reasonably close and the scenery is spectacular. The communial hot tub is perfect after a long walk. The front desk staff are chatty, friendly and helpful and the El Toro restaurant which is connected to this hotel has really lovely tasty food all day long and a wide variety of choices. You know, if your stressed out from working too hard or the kids or whatever is getting you down, this is a perfect place to go and treat yourself without breaking the bank. Get some fresh air, relax, go for dinner or to the movies, a bit of shopping, live music maybe at night, and you will feel great and you'll be smiling while driving back home. There are tons of things to do in Banff and Irwins is situated in the perfect location, not too close and not too far. Give it a try, its well worth it....and you can even bring your dog if your stuck, as long as its a quiet clean dog and the dog will enjoy the walks and the many different smells. Our dog loves it here.

Room Tip: We think all the rooms that we have ever stayed in have all been pretty good. No complaints.
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  • Stayed January 2015, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Whitby, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Irwins is a very basic hotel. Totally acceptable if your goal is very basic lodging. The room was clean and the beds were comfortable. The inn was also surprisingly quiet. The inn does appear 'tired', definitely showing its age. However,it is fine for a few nights and if you only want a clean place to stay.

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  • Stayed January 2015, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015 via mobile

We stayed here for 3 weeks. All the staff were so friendly. Matthew was so helpful and couldn't do enough to help us. The house staff clean the rooms to a very high standard. TOO many recommendations to list. Close to town. Facilities in room are great. Wi Fi great. We Will be back. Recommended highly. Kevin and Dee.

  • Stayed December 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Calgary, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

I stayed 1 night in this hotel with my family(my wife and 2 chilren).
Although Banff is not big to talk about the hotel's location, the hotel is located the start of the city. So, there is not traffic in the area.
There are 2 main problems with the hotel. First, the face washer was in the room not in washroom and it is the craziest one that I have ever seen.
Second, there is a hot tub in the hotel that it has not any seperate roof and it is shared with lobby. So, when arrive at hotel reception, there are swimming pool smell.
We were satisfied with the clean room.
I think there must be better hotels in Banff with the same price.
I really became disappointed with face washer in the room.

Stayed December 2014, traveled with friends
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Address: 429 Banff Avenue | Box 1198, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta T1L 1B2, Canada
Location: Canada > Alberta > Canadian Rockies > Banff National Park > Banff
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#11 Family Hotel in Banff
#14 Romantic Hotel in Banff
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Irwin's Mountain Inn 2.5*
Number of rooms: 65
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Irwin's Mountain Inn is located in the heart of the majestic and world class destination known as Banff, Alberta, Canada. The Irwin's Mountain Inn is a 65 room hotel with a variety of rooms and suites. This family owned and operated hotel is perfect for the budget minded traveller. Beautiful, comfortable, affordable and reliable; enjoy the beauty that is Banff and the great customer service at Irwin's Mountain Inn. Our hot tub and sauna are the perfect ammenity to relax after a long day of skiing, shopping or sight seeing. Located on Banff Avenue, Irwin's Mountain Inn has bus transportation to downtown or to the ski hill right outside its front door. Ask our Front Desk agents about activities and tours that are perfect for you! ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Irwin`s Mountain Hotel Banff
Irwins Mountain Hotel
Irwins Mountain Banff

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