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“Lovely hotel” 3 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 #23 of 31 Hotels in Banff
Calgary, Canada
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125 reviews
68 hotel reviews
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“Lovely hotel”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2010

We have a beautiful stay at this hotel this winter.Rooms are clean with full kitchennete including stove and ustensils.Our room had a king bed a pull out sofa and fireplace. The views from balcony are beatiful.
They have the best swimming poll in area with slides ,steam rooms and jaccuzi is free for hotel guests or 19 dollars for other people.It is located on Tunnel mountain 5 minutes drive from Banff.

  • Stayed February 2010, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4 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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Vancouver, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2010

Lovely clean rooms - the bathrooms seemed to be recently redone. Great stuff for kids - waterslides, pool, play equipment. Only downside is that beds were a little uncomfortable and can't walk to town.

  • Stayed July 2010, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Sherwood Park, Alberta, Canada
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2010

We recently stayed in this unit with 5 children and 5 adults. There was ample room and we all enjoyed our stay. The kitchen was surprisingly well equipped (right down to a cheese grater). The unit was also very clean which was much appreciated. We used the outdoor BBQ's, which was very handy. The kids really enjoyed the water slides and the playcentre. The only inconvenience was that it is a bit tricky getting to the waterslides. It was very quiet and I would definitely reccommend it.

  • Stayed July 2010, traveled with family
    • 4 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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BanffFamilyHotel, Director of Sales at Douglas Fir Resort & Chalets, responded to this review, July 19, 2010
Thank you so much for taking the time to write your review of our new Family Suites. These rooms were completed in December 2009 and they have been very popular ever since. Perfect for a large family or multiple families traveling together. Glad you enjoyed your stay and maybe we'll see you back!
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Oshawa, Canada
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2010

The location was great. The property was not far from town. The unit was clean and well stocked. It was very handy having a full kitchen so we did not have to eat out all of the time. The kids loved the water slide.

  • Stayed July 2010, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2010

The nicest, most family resort we have visited. The indoor play area and pool with the two water slides really made our 6 year old happy. The location is wonderful and I can’t say enough about how great this place is—enjoy.

  • Stayed July 2010, traveled with family
    • 4 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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36 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2010

We just came back from our second trip to the Douglas Fir. For people who keep kosher, this is a wonderful option. Having a full kitchen and a staff that is willing to help with sabbath issues works great for us. We had a pleasant stay

  • Stayed July 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Edmonton, Canada
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7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2010

We recently went to Banff for two days with relatives from Germany. They absolutely loved it! The one bedroom condo (725 sq.ft.) was at the higher top of our price range, but we found coupons in the Travel Alberta magazine that gave us $100.00 off! Still the price was steep, especially when we had trouble starting the fire in the fireplace and the second toilet became plugged, but the service was great, they came and fixed the problems right a way and even gave us a free log to help with the fireplace.

  • Stayed July 2010, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Douglas Fir Resort & Chalets

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 ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #23 of 31 Hotels 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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