We found this hotel to be a good base for our 3 day stay in Banff. The rooms are certainly not new, but we found it to be clean and comfortable and the kitchen was great to help keep some food costs down. We stayed in the main lodge in the condo loft and the view was beautiful out the back patio doors. Our two boys ages 8 and 10 LOVED the indoor water slides (which did look new) and the adults liked the hot tub. There is an onsite coin laundry available too.
The location was close to downtown Banff. I walked down one morning and that took about 20 - 25 minutes and the family met me with the car at Starbucks :). By car, less than 5 minutes and there was plenty of free parking downtown. Easy access to the highway as well for your travels to Lake Louise and other areas.
We found the front desk staff to be helpful and friendly and enjoyed hearing about where they were all from; lots of folks from Australia work in and around Banff.
So overall, a decent resort with indoor waterpark to come back to every evening. If you want new and fancy, should look elsewhere.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Banff’s Finest Family Accommodation, located on peaceful Tunnel Mountain. All units have full kitchen, air-conditioning, fireplace (most are wood-burning) and flat-screen TVs, DVD players and Plug n’Play panels (families can now bring their electronic gaming systems). Amenities include 2 BRAND NEW giant indoor waterslides, swimming pool, kiddie pool, games room, multilevel indoor playzone, saunas, whirlpools, steam room, fitness room, barbecue stations and FREE/UNLIMITED use of the Town of Banff shuttle bus. Free WiFi and internet kiosk, free local calls and free parking. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Douglas Fir Resort And Chalets
- Douglas Fir Resort & Chalets Hotel Banff
- Douglas Fir Hotel Chalets
- Douglas Fir Banff