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Banff International Hotel
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   333 Banff Avenue | Box 1040, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta T1L 1B1, Canada   |  
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Ranked #27 of 31 Hotels in Banff
Edmonton, Canada
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39 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
“Family Fun”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2012

First off I will say the staff were out of the world in how they looked after everything. Got our room and then took us out and showed us the parking spot where they said large trucks should park. The rooms were very clean and set up for ur family needs.

Room Tip: Loft rooms are great for family
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  • Stayed April 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Batemans Bay NSW
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42 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2012

great hotel, clean, non smoking. Staff friendly, awesome location

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Brisbane, Australia
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13 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2012

While staying at the Banff International in December 2011, we found it to be Brialliant in every way. The welcome was warm and informative, the room was cosy, clean, quiet and well equiped, the location was perfect - just on the edge of town, but an easy walk into the centre for all the shops, and everywhere you turned, beautiful snow capped mountains. Attached to the hotel is Ricky's Bar and Grill - now if you love your food, and plenty of it for a extremely good price, this is the place to go!, we had all meals there - we couldnt find anywhere else to match the value for money, and again, the staff were Great!!!. We cannot rate the Hotel or Ricky's high enough - go there and see for yourself!.

Room Tip: We stayed in Loft Guest Room - two queens in loft, and double / sitting area with loung, table and c...
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  • Stayed December 2011, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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vancouver
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23 reviews
12 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2012

Husband read some previous reviews and booked us the top floor corner room that had a spectacular view of the Banff Ave and the mountains. The room was comfortable, with two large queen size beds, which were firm. The deal came with breakfast at the "Ricky's" restaurant and since we both enjoy a big breakfast this worked for us. A couple of quibbles...the wifi was non-existant in our room so i used the high speed plug in the lobby. Additionally, I tend to enjoy the room cool when I sleep and I found even with the heat turned off and the fan on it was still reallly warm. As you are on the strip when the window was open you could hear the drunks at all hours!

This is not the Banff Springs hotel ..it is a comfortable clean hotel with features underground parking, a good location on the ave. Not sure I would stay there again but for the money it was a fairly good deal.

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  • Stayed April 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Calgary, Canada
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10 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2012

The location of the hotel is great, and while we only stayed overnight, the overall impression was good. The staff is friendly and the rooms are more than adequate.Only a couple of hiccups.

1. There was a dried, bloody stain on the outside surface of the bed cover, only covered a small area but big enough to make out the dripping pattern.
2. One of the red cushion pillows on the bed had a large clear stain, upon closer inspection we got a hunch of what it could have been and tossed the whole thing across the room...
3. the wifi is inconsistent. having wifi is essential to us and we make reservations based on it. The connection was there the night we got there but loading a page was next to impossible. The next morning, however, the connection seemed just fine.

Overall the stay was good. The walls are thin but for an overnight stay it was adequate. I wish the cleanliness of bed items could be further examined

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Calgary, Ab
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11 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2012

With Banff hotels offering rates and quality at wildly inconsistent levels, we focused more on price for a two night ski trip. The Banff "I" offered a spring getaway for 99.00 per night. We asked for no pets/smoking/down pillows due to allergies and were informed this was standard. Great news. The young man at check in would speak only when spoken too. Underground parking was no extra charge. The room was very clean and a reasonable size with two queens. The mattresses were a little soft for our liking. An interesting touch to have washable duvet covers instead of the traditional bedspreads of questionable cleanliness. A quiet building notwithstanding the fellow sitting in a lounge chair out in the hall speaking on the cell phone at 11:00 at night. There is no pool, but there is a large hot tub featuring co-ed rinsing showers. One gentleman didn't notice the co-ed part and showered , um, completely. Good thing my wife wasn't there. I suggest the "no nudity" sign on the door (referring to partiers in the hot tub no doubt) might be more defined. The "I" is walking distance to many restaurants so no need to spend time at Ricky's.

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Red Deer, Canada
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17 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2012

Like most Hotels in Banff... Average

Since Banff is generally very expensive, this hotel is great value for money. There are some great offers, like rooms with free gondola passes ($60.00 value). If you are looking for a high end fancy place, this isn't it. If you need value for money and a nice clean place to stay. This is the place

It is well located, on the Banff strip and very close to the heart of Banff. Some of the hotels are a very long walk away. Do not underestimate this, it can be very important late at night or in the cold. It also has nice heated underground parking.

The rooms were average, showing some normal wear and tear (ie toilet ran, faucet was loose). But the rooms, like the rest of the hotel were clean and that's very important. the wear and tear was average, nothing horrible.

It tries to be fancy and high end, but it just doesn't get there. Its the kind of place that calls their Ricky's All Day Grill - upscale family dining. There is nothing wrong with Ricky's, and there is nothing wrong with the Banff International, they are just not upscale.

Again, if value, saving money, and having a clean, safe, well located place in Banff is what you need, this is a good choice.

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 333 Banff Avenue | Box 1040, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta T1L 1B1, Canada
Location: Canada > Alberta > Canadian Rockies > Banff National Park > Banff
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #27 of 31 Hotels in Banff
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Banff International Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 163
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