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Mount Royal Hotel
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   138 Banff Avenue, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta T1L 1A7, Canada   |  
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Ranked #24 of 34 Hotels in Banff
Rotonda West, Florida
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“Hard to beat location”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2012

Loved our 2 night stay here in June. The hotel is so convenient to everything in Banff (including a bus stop right in front of the hotel). Easy to walk to shops and restaurants. We had a room with 2 queens and it was sized right. The beds are so comfy - with very nice feeling linens. SO nice after a rough day in the Rockies! Our room overlooked the streeet which I enjoyed - not too noisy - and able to people watch a bit. I also liked the fact that we could open the windows for some fresh Rockies air. The bath area had a nifty pull-out clothes line, which allowed us to hand wash a few items. The Mt Roral may not be as luxe as the big named 5 star hotels but right in the middle of what you want in town.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2012

This hotel is one of the original hotels in Banff and you can tell. It is dated, but clean, and there are no fridges in the room. The location is great as it is right on Banff Avenue where there is shopping, restaurants, and nightclubs. the river trail is only a short walk away. If you are just looking for a place to stay then this is your spot, if you are looking for something more modern and upscale it is not.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2012

The hotel is very well situated - you can park in the hotel lot and then walk along the shops and restaurants without having to drive. The restaurant attached to this hotel - we had breakfast the first morning, wasnt worth it and very expensive. The room the first night was great, had a fridge etc ( we left for Jasper for 2 nights) but the room we were given on the 2nd night stay was way inferior, no fridge, the kleenex wasnt stocked and the bathroom was tiny. Having had such a nice room the first night, this was a disappointment. The beds were very, very soft and not terribly comfortable because of this. The staff however were pleasant

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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Gold Coast
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2012

A great Hotel in the middle of Banff. Our room was spacious, recently renovated and comfortable. I did request a room in the new section (after reading a review on tripadvisor before I booked), and we got our request. The room had a coffee machine as well as a kettle, we were happy to have a kettle as we only drink tea. Alot of Hotels in Canada and the USA only have coffee machines so we were very happy to have a kettle. The room also had a small fridge, flat screen TV and aircond. The windows also opened in the room for fresh air if needed. The bed was very comfortable and the shower was nice and hot. Because the Hotel is in the middle of town it was a bit noisy at night, but I knew this before I booked but to me it was worth having a little noise at night to have a Hotel in the middle of town. The Hotel offers free parking which is wonderful. The staff were helpful and the Hotel offers free fast wifi in the rooms and also in the lobby. There is a Safeway grocery shop within 7 minutes walk of the Hotel and there are lots of restaurant choices in the area. This Hotel is a great place to stay and was fully booked the 2 nights we were there.. so that says something.. Would happily stay there again..

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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Seattle
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2012

The hotel is centrally located near shops and dining (no need to drive). There is a large parking lot available which was really handy since the public lots fill up fast and there is a time limit. The room was good sized, though the bathroom was really tiny. The room was clean, which is really important to me. The walls are a bit thin but that is pretty common with hotels, especially older ones. The room was equipped with a flat screen and a fridge. The hotel has some character to it being as it is the 3rd oldest hotel in Banff. Lots of old photos to look at and walking down the hallways take you back in time. Overall, it was a pleasant place to stay.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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texas
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90 reviews 90 reviews
45 hotel reviews
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44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2012

Loved this hotel because you could walk to everything in Banff. Very convenient and comfortable. Breakfast in Tony Roma's was very good. The staff was very helpful in the restaurant and hotel.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2012

The location is great, located on the main street of downtown Banff. Grocery store, shops, restaurants and the river are all within easy walking distance. The room furnishings were worn but the room was clean. Electrical outlets were hard to access to charge electronics. Oddly, the toilet was so close to the wall, you had to tilt your shoulders to use it. The location and the beautiful view out our window more than made up for any room concerns.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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Address: 138 Banff Avenue, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta T1L 1A7, Canada
Location: Canada > Alberta > Canadian Rockies > Banff National Park > Banff
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( Wi-Fi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #24 of 34 Hotels in Banff
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Mount Royal Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 135
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
In the heart of Banff, the Mount Royal Hotel offers 135, comfortably appointed and recently renovated guest rooms. All rooms offer a window view and come with 37" LCD TV's, coffee maker, digital clock radio, telephone with voicemail, electronic in-room safe and iron/board & board, hair dryer, climate control (heat and air conditioning)and bathroom amenities. ... more   less 
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Mount Royal Banff
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