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“Very good budget hotel” 4 of 5 stars
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Inns Of Banff
2.5 of 5 Hotel   |   600 Banff Ave, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta T1L 1H8, Canada   |  
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Ranked #29 of 31 Hotels in Banff
Calgary, Canada
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“Very good budget hotel”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

If you want to stay in Banff and have a great deal (no luxuries), but a clean, well appointed hotel (average rooms) with beautiful views, this is the right place for you. It also has a nice restaurant and their breakfast is good.

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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2013 via mobile

My 1-day stay at Inns of Banff was great! My room was very clean and had a balcony with an awesome view of the Rockies. The outdoor hot tub was also excellent and had a unbelievable view. Staff were friendly and even gave me directions around the hotel and helped me clean up a spill I had in the hallway. I didn't try any of the restaurants at Inns of Banff, but The bar looks great and has good food as well as a pool table and foosball. The hotel is is easy to get to; the first hotel on the road in town and relatively close to downtown. My only minor complaint is that the inn can get a bit tricky to navigate through, but the hallways can be memorized if you only need to go back and forth between your room and the lobby/hot tub/pool. Overall a great experience!

  • Stayed April 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2013

Inns of Banff is located at the quiet end of Banff avenue so it's about 20 minutes walk to the downtown area. However there are good restaurants just a few minutes away plus you get FREE bus tickets that let you use the Roam bus service that takes you right up to the Sulphur Mountain gondola and hot springs. You also get free parking, free wifi and a voucher book for discounts from many outlets in the town. IOB is probably also the least expensive hotel in Banff and it has it's own bar, restaurant, indoor pool and outdoor hot tub so overall it's great value for money.
For this price you have to accept that the rooms are TravelLodge quality, but they are clean and comfy, many have a fridge, some even have a microwave. Larger rooms have several bedrooms which is great for families. The ski bus and public bus stops outside and there is a liquor store right over the road too!!
The Swiss Village rooms are also part of IOB although just separated from the main building and are the cheapest option. These rooms are a little smaller than the IOB rooms but still OK.
As it is at the cheaper end of things then it does attract a younger element but the hotel has an 11pm to 8am quiet time policy that I found was respected.
I've stayed at IOB a few times and would happily stay there again.

  • Stayed April 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Inns_of_Banff_GM, General Manager at Inns Of Banff, responded to this review, April 19, 2013
Thank you for your response.

As you suggest, we are a short walk from downtown and our hotel does provide complimentary Roam bus passes for all guests.
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

A confusing array of buildings. The dining room is quite expensive, however there is a great alternate restaurant across the street. Rooms are large enough, and comfortable.
The complex is on a hillside, but the good news is there are stairs/elevators to take you to your building, from the lobby.
Outside pool is great!

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Inns_of_Banff_GM, General Manager at Inns Of Banff, responded to this review, April 9, 2013
Thank you for your comments.
As you have indicated, the large outdoor hot pool is great and it provides amazing views of the mountains.
We are a 15-20 minute walk to the downtown core, but guests can use our complimentary bus service that picks up frequently directly across from the Inns of Banff and stops at several downtown locations
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2013

Having had the opportunity to experience several hotels in Banff for winter holidays, we have always found the Inns of Banff to be very welcoming, clean and tidy. Staying there on 3 out of 5 occasions, its met both budget and expectations as we were looking for a clean, friendly hotel and on 2 occasions have been fortunate enough to have a room upgrade upon arrival. Staff are always friendly and the pub onsite welcoming with well priced, good quality meals. The outdoor Hot pool has fantastic views and staff come across as if nothing is ever too much trouble. On the rare occasion when we have experienced a problem it has been resolved upon our return later that day. This year they have introduced a 'Green' voucher which gives discount in the hotel bars and restaurants should you not require you room to be serviced every day - this is a great idea. Finally, although the hotel is a short walk from town for the evenings, you are the first pick-up and drop-off for the ski-bus transfers and the roam-a-bus for getting about Banff Town. We would certainly look to return for future holidays.

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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2013 via mobile

This was a last minute booking for the March long weekend. The hotel is located on the far end of town at the end of Banff avenue but they have ample covered parking and the rooms are well equipped. The staff was courteous and prompt in their service. However the downside is the noise that kept me up all night after a long day of hiking. I could hear people walking late night in the corridors but more than that weird mechanical sounds kept coming at regular intervals. In spite of the good food, the hot pool and the shuttle service, I will think twice before I chose to come back.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2013

We didnt expect a 5 star hotel, but this place was pretty bad. If you end up in the swiss village you will have a BAD time. The least soundproof hotel we have stayed at , you could hear EVERYTHING ALL NIGHT LONG, even just people coming and going down the halls sound carried like crazy. Hotel room itself was dirty , doesn't seem like they vacuum or dust , pieces were missing out of flooring in bathroom, crumbs on the coffee tray etc. Beds were very hard and small. Dated/smelly / no elevator. Atleast the linens seemed clean .The rooftop hottub was the best part but they have a security gaurd sitting there , can't even bring a bottle of water in! They also had a security camera mounted as well as another security gaurd looking down from above occasionally, they must have had problems in the past. The indoor pool was cold and floor was gross / dirty. Staff were courteus. Parking is an issue if you dont fit underground. Wont be back. Spend the extra $20 and go elsewhere

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 600 Banff Ave, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta T1L 1H8, Canada
Location: Canada > Alberta > Canadian Rockies > Banff National Park > Banff
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #29 of 31 Hotels in Banff
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Inns Of Banff 2.5*
Number of rooms: 244
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located on Banff Avenue the Inns of Banff has some of the best views in all of Banff. With 244 rooms this 3.5 star hotel has it all - ski rentals, award winning Wildfire Grill, Bears Den Lounge, both an indoor pool and jetted hot tub along with an outdoor hot pool, heated underground parking, Japanese restaurant Miki, Gift shop, and more. ... more   less 
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