I've stayed at many other hotels in Banff, but never the High Country. So over Thanksgiving, we checked into the High Country Inn.
My first impression of the hotel stayed with me throughout my stay, and that was of a property that was older, and tired looking. I could see that when it was newer and better run, it could have been a great hotel.
WIFI was included in the price of the room but apparently Banff was having issues with their reception, so the internet connection was spotty at best.
The room was average in every way from the amenities to the cleanliness.
A "deluxe" continental breakfast was provided in the morning but it was a big disappointment. It was at best, the kind of cheap "continental" breakfast that you would expect to find in a cheap motel. In my other hotel stays, when a hotel advertises "deluxe" continental breakfast, it would come with hot items eg. bacon and scrambled eggs. There were no hot items offered by the High Country, and the other continental selections were paltry. The only thing good about the breakfast, was the girl who was working in the breakfast room - she was very friendly and was very helpful when I asked for something.
Overall, this hotel does not have much going for it, especially when compared with the many other better hotels in Banff and Canmore.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Found within the mountain town of Banff, sitting alongside the majestic Rocky Mountains is the High Country Inn, where leisure and comfort is of the utmost importance. From relaxing in our pool, hot tub, or traditional dry cedar sauna to dining at Ticino Swiss-Italian Restaurant, guests staying at the High Country Inn will find an array of luxurious and family-friendly lodging amenities designed to help make their stay exceptional. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- High Country Hotel Banff
- High Country Banff
- Country Inn Banff
- Banff Country Inn