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Banff Rocky Mountain Resort
2.5 of 5 Resort   |   1029 Banff Avenue, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta T1L 1A2, Canada   |  
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Ranked #18 of 33 hotels in Banff
Taber, Ab
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“Kids Loved It!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2012

All the staff were great and courteous. Our room was freshly re-modeled and very nice. The whole property appeared to be going through renovations, I'm guessing we just got lucky and got one of the rooms that were done already. The Indoor pool and spa were great, however the outdoor spa was in some disrepair. The food at Peppers Grill is pretty good and the wait staff were excellent. We will definitely come stay here again someday.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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vickilynn_10, General Manager at Banff Rocky Mountain Resort, responded to this review, November 28, 2012
We were glad to hear that you enjoyed your time at the resort and in Banff. We are always pleased to hear that our staff have made you feel welcome and taken care of and that the food was good. We have dealt with your concerns about the outdoor hot tub. Thank you for your comments.
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
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  • Value
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  • Cleanliness
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2012

I have stayed twice now, in the two bedroom suite. We rented it from someone who owned a timeshare and got it for their fees around 900 a week. Great value for a two story suite. It was really spacious and had two nice washrooms. It is way on the end of town, but is very handy if you are doing a lot of hiking, you can hop on the highway without having to drive through town.
The kichen is well stocked to prepare meals. The safeway in town is pretty $$$ so if you can get food in Calgary buy there. I found that the company website is pretty expensive compared to sites where people try to rent their timeshare. Most will rent for the yearly costs, but the hotel marks it up. It's a great little spot.

  • Stayed June 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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vickilynn_10, General Manager at Banff Rocky Mountain Resort, responded to this review, November 13, 2012
Thank you for taking the time to share your comments about your stay with us. We appreciate it.
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2012

This resort is just off the highway entering into Banff, and a good 2 miles from the townsite, so do not plan on walking into town as a large stretch is on highway. If you do not wish to drive to townsite, there's a resort shuttle taking you there, operating every hour on the hour going out, and quarter past the hour coming back from town. Hours that shuttle operate is 11 am to 11pm.

The same shuttle bus also takes resort guests on twice a day " guided hikes" around the area, conducted by resort Activities staff, typically young men or women working for half a year to a few years here to live the Banff life. These walks are generally 1.25 to 1.5 hrs, held once in the morning and once in the afternoon, and described as easy or moderate.

Other resort activities are described in the photo that I will try to post.

We stayed there as RCI exchange guest for two weeks in August. While it can be warm in July, the mountain climate in August is such that once the sun sets, it cools off quickly. With a couple of fans in our two bedroom unit, we fortunately did not find it unpleasantly warm. Bedrooms are tight, and no space to walk around inside, so suitcases will have to be stored in the hall way closet. Bathrooms have been renovated and very functional, including the one on the main floor . Second floor contains 2 bedrooms and a bathroom, main floor has a bathroom ( with shower) kitchen with 4 burners, oven, microwave, full size fridge. There is a kettle, as well as coffee maker. Dining table is small, only fit for 4. Pull out sofa and a couple more chairs occupy the rest of this floor.
The unit is only 600+ sq. ft, so for us 4 people would be comfortable but not more. Banff is part of National Park, and land is leased, so it's hard to build large hotels with big rooms. This resort provides what we want in the apartment type facilities so we will come again in the future.

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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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vickilynn_10, General Manager at Banff Rocky Mountain Resort, responded to this review, November 13, 2012
We were glad to hear that your enjoyed your time at the resort and had the opportunity to go on some of the intrepretive walks and partake of other resort activities. Many guests enjoy using the shuttle as the don't have to concern themselves with parking when they are downtown. We appreciate your comments and the fact that you took the time to write about your stay. Thank you!
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2012

We booked this resort with our time share in August. Weather reports looked outstanding until we arrived. Snow & cold. Many roads and sights were closed ... even their welcome centers. The resort is very nice, the front desk outstanding and the rooms clean . The kitchen had everything that we needed. We prefer breakfast and brought what we wanted, which was perfect for us. Nice TV ... unit very small, but certainly adequate for only 2 ... would not want to try and put someone on sleeper sofa, however!

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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vickilynn_10, General Manager at Banff Rocky Mountain Resort, responded to this review, November 13, 2012
It is true that it it is hard to predict the weather in the Rockies. All the skiers in town were excited by the early snowfall! they can't wait to get on the slopes. We really appreciate receiving your comments about your stay. We hope you return to Banff soon. September is beautiful here the hiking is great.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2012

on checking in there were three [ 2guys and 1 gal] on reception it was quiet but these were some of the best reception staff we have seen in canada. really helpful and obviously enjoyed imparting information to us. the young lady managed to sort out my wife,s phone which was a lifesaver. great gym and pool the main restaurant was closed and didnt use the deli bar but noticed they sold a great wine [naked grape shiras] the apartment was spectacular everything was there but from a personal point of view could have done with a couple of oven trays. wood was available for a real fire which we ordered but please note the instructions on how to open the damper could have been clearer [ sorry about setting off the smoke alarm] thoroughly our week and would reccomend this to anybody

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 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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vickilynn_10, General Manager at Banff Rocky Mountain Resort, responded to this review, November 13, 2012
Thank you for your review. We are pleased to see you enjoyed your time with us. We agree our staff are our best asset. We hope you have the opportunity to visit Banff again in the future.
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Brandon, MB
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2012

We stayed for a few nights mid-week when visiting the area. The price was great and for four or more nights there was 15% off. The room was easy to find as it's not far off the main highway and just a short drive to downtown (free shuttles available). The bed was comfortable although I wouldn't have liked to sleep on the pull out sofa.
The kitchenette was perfect and save us lot's on eating out. We only had one meal in the onsite restaurant but it was a creative and delicious breakfast!
My only complaint would be that there's no air conditioning. No big deal when we were there but would be in July and August.
I'd have no problem staying there again.

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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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vickilynn_10, General Manager at Banff Rocky Mountain Resort, responded to this review, October 18, 2012
Glad to hear that you enjoyed your time with us and felt that you received value for the price you paid. Thank you for taking the time to post your comments.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2012

Breathtaking views, fancy hotel. Free shuttle to town and variuos activities like hot springs and sulpher mountain cable car. Rooms are excellent.gourmet type restaurant. Only problem is the price you have to pay for all this extravegance.

  • Stayed August 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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vickilynn_10, General Manager at Banff Rocky Mountain Resort, responded to this review, October 18, 2012
Sounds like you enjoyed your time in Banff. Thank you for posting your comments.
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Additional Information about Banff Rocky Mountain Resort

Address: 1029 Banff Avenue, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta T1L 1A2, 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 Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#6 Top resorts Hotel in Banff
#12 Family Hotel in Banff
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Banff Rocky Mountain Resort 2.5*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Discover the meaning of a mountain getaway at Banff Rocky Mountain Resort, a relaxing retreat in the heart of Banff National Park. Ideally set amid eight acres of private parkland and surrounded by the glorious scenery of Canada’s oldest national park, while just minutes from downtown Banff, the Banff Rocky Mountain Resort’s breathtaking location and extensive amenities are certain to provide a casual and memorable stay in the Canadian Rockies. •Indoor 15m swimming pool•Indoor and Outdoor hot tub•171 well appointed rooms with configurations to suit everyone•Mountain Health and Fitness Club with full gym, sauna and massage therapy•Tennis and squash courts•Onsite Laundry Facilities•Free parking and wired or wireless internet access•Complimentary shuttle to downtown Banff. ... more   less 
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