We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Great location & scenery ” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Irwin's Mountain Inn

Best prices for -
Enter dates for best prices
Check In mm/dd/yyyy Check Out mm/dd/yyyy
Prices are for 1 room, 2 adults
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 7 more sites!
Save
You added Irwin's Mountain Inn to your Saves list
Irwin's Mountain Inn
2.5 of 5 Hotel   |   429 Banff Avenue | Box 1198, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta T1L 1B2, Canada   |  
Hotel amenities
Ranked #13 of 31 Hotels in Banff
Level Contributor
27 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“Great location & scenery ”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We will be staying 3 nights, total. This is COB after the first night.

Our check in was uneventful and our room is comfortable.

We are traveling on a tour subcontracted out by RoadScholar. RS prides itself on delivering good value and Irwin's prides itself on beeng affordable and family friendly. We paid about $210CDN with the $CDN worth about $0.76 US.

Irwin's was constructed in 1967 and restored in 1995, last. Otherwise, the property is reasonably well maintained.

Irwin's now appears to be 1 of 4 affiliated lodges. See my picture of there card showing this.

We would return here again and look forward to our additional days here.

Stayed July 2015, traveled as a couple
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

397 reviews from our community

Traveler rating
    123
    176
    77
    10
    11
See reviews for
119
132
24
6
Rating summary
  • 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
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (47)
Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Victoria, Canada
Level Contributor
11 reviews
4 hotel reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We spent 3 nights here and were very satisfied with our accommodations. The desk staff were very helpful and friendly and housekeeping was excellent.
Excellent location, very pleasant stroll to main town area just a couple of blocks away. Quiet and we slept well in the comfortable bed. Our room was quite spacious and comfortable.
Could have used a bit more counter-space for toiletries in the bathroom, like having a shelf on the wall next to the sink.
We would stay here again.

  • Stayed June 2015, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
South Wales, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The hotels location is a 5 minute walk from the heart of Banff from where you can rent bikes, canoes and arrange a multitude of trips. For those with a car there is a small car park at the hotel (free of charge).

The rooms were a good size, the beds were comfortable and the rooms had air conditioning. The hotel itself has laundry machines (coin operated) as well as a hot tub and sauna. Wifi is complimentary and was actually rather good, with no issues during our stay unlike in other places. Use the WPA connection rather than the WEP one for better security. There is also an attached restaurant which does serve good food if you have the patience to wait for it.

The location is a 5 minute walk from the heart of Banff from where you can rent bikes and arrange trips. For those with a car there is a small car park at the hotel (free of charge). The rooms were a good size, the beds were comfortable and the rooms had air conditioning. The hotel itself has laundry machines (coin operated) as well as a hot tub and sauna and an attached restaurant which does serve good food if you have the patience to wait for it.

For very light sleepers I would recommend asking for a room at the front of the hotel as at the back you can hear horns from the trains at night. Not enough to bother any of our party but is worth mentioning.

The staff at the hotel are very friendly and always did a good job of cleaning the room while out. If there is a negative to say about the hotel it would be that for very light sleepers I would recommend a

The location is a 5 minute walk from the heart of Banff from where you can rent bikes and arrange trips. For those with a car there is a small car park at the hotel (free of charge). The rooms were a good size, the beds were comfortable and the rooms had air conditioning. The hotel itself has laundry machines (coin operated) as well as a hot tub and sauna and an attached restaurant which does serve good food if you have the patience to wait for it.

For very light sleepers I would recommend asking for a room at the front of the hotel as at the back you can hear horns from the trains at night. Not enough to bother any of our party but is worth mentioning.
sking for a room at the front of the hotel as at the back you can hear horns from the trains at night. Not enough to bother any of our party but is worth mentioning.

All in all a nice hotel in a good location at a great price. If you are going to Banff then this hotel is definitely worth a look in.

Room Tip: quieter rooms are at the front of the hotel, use WPA wifi rather than WEP, restaurant is good but se...
See more room tips
  • Stayed June 2015, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Level Contributor
16 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Stayed for 2 nights at the end of June. The staff were very friendly and helpful from the off. The room was not most modernly decorated I've seen but very comfy and worth the money. Not kettle but we just asked and they brought one immediately. No more than a 5 minutes walk to centre of town so handy for bars and restaurants however would recommend their restaurant. Reasonably priced, good food and again helpful and friendly staff.

Stayed July 2015, traveled with friends
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
british columbia
Level Contributor
64 reviews
28 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This hotel is on the main road in Banff which makes walking into town centre very convenient. The double bed room we stayed in was small and a bit crowded. However, it had a small table for coffee or breakfast and a view of the ground parking lot. The bathroom was a bit old but functional.

The hotel lobby is very nice. On the ground floor, there was a hot tub. Wifi was ok although it dropped often.

Staff at the hotel were friendly and helpful.

  • Stayed May 2015, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
GM-IMI, General Manager at Irwin's Mountain Inn, responded to this review, 6 days ago
I do sincerely apologize that our hotel didn't fit what you were looking for. We do try so very hard to ensure all our guests leave satisfied. My hope is that you will come back again and see how hard we work on cleanliness, customer service and comfort. We have many room types, so I am hoping you will give a try to a more spacious experience. We would love that for you. We are indeed just a short walk from downtown and that is a real bonus for any of our guests. Please try us again and talk to one of our front desk agents to help with your next room booking. They can always help with room categories that may be the right fit for you.
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Singapore
Level Contributor
10 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I recently stayed here for two nights in the family suite and it was everything we could ask for. The room was clean, large and quiet.

The sink counter was separate from the shower and loo, which really helped to speed things up when we were all getting ready. There was another sink for washing up all the cups and containers that come with kids. There was also a microwave and fridge in the room.

The staff were very prompt and friendly. Everyone we passed had a smile and greeting for us, no matter the time.

The location was also great, just a 5-10min walk and you're in the main city centre of Banff.

Would definitely recommend to friends.

Stayed June 2015
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
GM-IMI, General Manager at Irwin's Mountain Inn, responded to this review, 6 days ago
Thanks for staying with us with your family. We love to hear from our guests and thanks for highlighting your favorite pieces. You describe what we want to achieve with every guest. Quality customer service, a clean and comfy room and memories with family or friends. I am so glad our family suite fit the bill for your gang. Those rooms are great for a larger crew to still feel space from each other. I sure hope to see you folks again in the near future. Thanks for your kind remarks and we sure hope your travels were special.
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Level Contributor
6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

there is parking garage in basement, nice staffs, maybe this season to book any inn or hotel is pretty costly. sink and bathroom is old design. Bed is very comfortable. You can book the room with balcony and maybe good sight of mountain there. btw. will book again.

Stayed June 2015, traveled with friends
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
GM-IMI, General Manager at Irwin's Mountain Inn, responded to this review, 6 days ago
I thank you so much for your review. I am glad you will book with us again real soon. We try so hard to ensure that cleanliness, comfort and customer service are in top shape. Thanks for highlighting those things. When you book with us again, book direct and get the best possible price. Our staff are ready to help you with your next reservation.
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
mm/dd/yyyy mm/dd/yyyy
Prices are for 1 room, 2 adults
Price Your Stay
Hotels you might also like...

Been to Irwin's Mountain Inn? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Irwin's Mountain Inn

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:
Ranked #13 of 31 Hotels 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 traveler. 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 amenity to relax in 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 
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Expedia, Booking.com, Hotels.com, Travelocity, HotelTravel.com, TripOnline SA, Odigeo, EasyToBook and getaroom.com so you can book your Irwin's Mountain Inn reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Irwin`s Mountain Hotel Banff
Irwins Mountain Hotel
Irwins Mountain Banff

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage Irwin's Mountain Inn, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.