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“Douglas Fir Resort & Chalets, Banff, AB” 5 of 5 stars
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Douglas Fir Resort & Chalets
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   525 Tunnel Mountain Drive, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta T1L 1B2, Canada   |  
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Ranked #17 of 34 Hotels in Banff
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“Douglas Fir Resort & Chalets, Banff, AB”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Very comfortable location in the heart of Banff, Alberta, Canada! There were two very nice swimming pools, and Jacuzzi's available; which we enjoyed very much. Some difficulty finding the place; as GPS doesn't see it? Rather we set it for 700 Tunnel Road in Banff; which is across the street.

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  • Stayed August 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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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 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Would defiantly recommend this hotel if your into hiking, biking or just relaxing...great room lots of space beautiful view of rundle mtn huge deck...wish there were bbqs on it but there were common ones down below...huge water slide free bus pass to town...hike tunnel see the hoodoos ink pods and surprise corner staff were awesome...especially the maintenance guy Jamie very nice and helpful

  • Stayed August 2014
    • 5 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This resort is made for families with children, particularly pre-teens. Good pool area with two water slides and a large play structure for younger children. The rooms are dated but very clean, with full kitchens. It is a pit pricey but then again this is Banff after all. It is a few minutes drive to downtown Banff so nice and close. They also have a small grocery store as well as a liquor store onsite which is handy.

Room Tip: In summer the chalets are nice, but in winter it is better to stay in the main complex as you get un...
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  • Stayed September 2014, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Black Diamond, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My family was in Banff for my sons wedding and we stayed in one of the family suites. It easily accommodated 10 people with out feeling like you are on top of each other! I recommend it for anyone for a weekend get away so you can all stay together! The staff is great and very accommodating.

  • Stayed September 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

To start off this review, this hotel is a great place for families with kids... We were not a family with kids, we rented an "A" frame chalet, it was quite expensive but a neat experience and lots of room. The hot tub in the evening was too full of children to enjoy as a group of young adults but the free bus pass allowed us to leave and go down town.


Overall a nice older hotel with fun water slides and big rooms... For families.

Stayed August 2014, traveled with friends
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Like many of the lodges in Jasper, this place is dated. The decor, and especially the kitchen, were a blast from the past. That being said, WHO CARES! We stayed in a studio condo. Even though there is some sort of store on the campus, these people actually stocked the kitchen with breakfast staple foods! The room was huuuge, and had a fairly private patio (a fenced in place to go outside and watch stars). Waking up to that mountain view is heaven!
Of note, when arriving, we saw 5 kids going into the room next to us, and didn't hear a thing once they got in the door. Peace!
We had fun in the little waterpark and enjoyed the outdoor hot tub. Super short drive to town, but they also offer free bus passes and the stop's directly across the street.

  • Stayed September 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Regina, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Having the little Kitchenette was nice because or daughter likes to wake up slowly and the usual trick of cooking bacon to get everybody's taste buds going worked like a charm. Much better than getting ready to head to a resaurant for breakfast.
We also had a small herd of caribou right outside our balcony one day eating grass which was fun for us but really exciting for our daughter. The crackling fireplace really added to the mountain experience.

One negative: the hot tub wasn't hot enough

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 525 Tunnel Mountain Drive, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta T1L 1B2, Canada
Location: Canada > Alberta > Canadian Rockies > Banff National Park > Banff
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( Wi-Fi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#9 Family Hotel in Banff
#14 Romantic Hotel in Banff
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Douglas Fir Resort & Chalets 3*
Number of rooms: 130
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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Douglas Fir Resort & Chalets Hotel Banff
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