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“My trip to Canada” 3 of 5 stars
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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 #23 of 31 Hotels in Banff
Woodland Hills
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“My trip to Canada”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2012

The location is perfect; in the middle of town. Just make sure you don't have a room on the main street side. Also, make sure they aren't getting the carpets cleaned if you are on the main street side. The main street view is nice but getting no sleep for two days was not good.

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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled solo
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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MRHGuestServices, MT Royal Hotel at Mount Royal Hotel, responded to this review, December 4, 2012
Dear Woodland

Greetings from the Mount Royal Hotel!

Thank you for taking the time to share your comments about your recent stay with us.
We were glad to hear that you had the opportunity take advantage of our excellent location close to many of Banff’s shops and activities.

We are grateful for your constructive comments and I have taken the liberty to pass them on to the Management staff, which will help us to improve and maintain our standards.

We truly look forward to serving you again in the near future.

Sincerely,

Sarah Lofts
Manager on Duty
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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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41 hotel reviews
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85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2012

Nice hotel right in the centre of town with nice rooms and good level of service near good brewpubs and bars and shops. The Banff chair lift is close by also walks by the river. Try the badger and stump for an excellent Mexican meal with beer from jam jars

  • Stayed September 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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MRHGuestServices, MT Royal Hotel at Mount Royal Hotel, responded to this review, December 4, 2012
Dear Paxton

I was pleased to learn of the exceptional experience you received while you were with us and that you enjoyed the fantastic location of the hotel. It is very practical indeed, seconds away from all the shops and restaurants. We are happy to have had a positive impact on your stay.

Thank you for sharing with us, and we look forward to serving you again.

Sincerely,
Sarah Lofts
Manager on Duty
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Richmond, Canada
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8 hotel reviews
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2012

I've stayed at the Mount Royal multiple times.

The location is incredible. You walk out the front door of the hotel and you're in the heart of town.

The rooms are clean. The beds are incredibly comfortable. And the hotel staff is friendly. We travel with a small dog, and we've always been accommodated. Yes the back of the hotel faces a large parking lot, but really how much time do you spend in your room when you're in Banff? And when you're surrounded by mountains it's hard to complain.

If you're an early riser, go for a walk in town and you'll see Deer walking down the main road munching on the potted flowers and shrubs.

Infact, I'm headed back to Banff in October and will be staying here.

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled with family
    • 5 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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MRHGuestServices, MT Royal Hotel at Mount Royal Hotel, responded to this review, December 4, 2012
Dear D

Greetings From the Mount Royal Hotel!

Thank you for taking the time to comment on your stay. I am very happy to hear we succeeded in making your stay an enjoyable one and that you were able to have such had a restful sleep. I have taken the liberty to pass your comments on to the team members who made an extra positive impact during your stay.

We look forward to welcoming you back again in the near future.

Sincerely,
Sarah Lofts
Manager on Duty
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Exeter
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2012

The location is perfect, right on the main street near all of the restaurants and the ski bus stopping right behind the hotel is excellent for skiers. The restaurants is brilliant and the Jacuzzi is good, a pool would be excellent, the hotel is very clean and the rooms are good just could be updated. Overall a good stay.

  • Stayed November 2011, traveled with family
    • 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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MRHGuestServices, Mt Royal Hotel at Mount Royal Hotel, responded to this review, December 4, 2012
Dear Bill

Greetings from the Mount Royal Hotel!

Thank you for sharing your Mount Royal Hotel experience! We were glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us. We always strive to ensure our guests are happy during their stay and our team is humbled and found it a joy to have you and your family in -house.

We look forward to serving you again on your next Banff getaway.

Sincerely,
Sarah Lofts
Manager on Duty
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Calgary
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25 hotel reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2012

Perfectly located. Reasonably priced. Classy rooms with good clean compfy beds. Great view. Nice lobby area with friendly staff. Good restaurants all around including in the hotel itself. We loved it here, this is now our new Banff hotel. The only thing we missed was a mini fridge in our room but there is an ice machine so now we know this we will take a cooler with us next time.

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  • Stayed August 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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MRHGuestServices, Mt Royal Hotel at Mount Royal Hotel, responded to this review, December 4, 2012
Dear Janet

It was a pleasure to host your visit to both Banff and the Mount Royal Hotel. It is fantastic to hear that you enjoyed your stay. I’m happy that you were able to take advantage of the hotel’s central location and all our town has to offer its guests. We found it a joy to have served you in house.

Thank you for sharing with us and we look forward to serving you again soon.

Sincerely,

Sarah Lofts
Manager on Duty
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New York City, New York
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38 reviews 38 reviews
30 hotel reviews
Reviews in 31 cities Reviews in 31 cities
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2012

The best part of the hotel was the central location. Also, the beds were comfortable, the wi-fi worked perfectly in our room, and there was a good selection of TV channels. On the other hand, the outdated bathroom was incredibly tiny and we experienced technical difficulties with our key cards. Also, the communal jacuzzi was in a windowless basement room with bad lighting and tiled floors (you feel like you're sitting in the middle of a McDonald's). When we arrived at the hotel, we ended up driving around the block, trying to figure out how to get into the parking lot. In the end, since there weren't any clear entrance signs, we just entered through the exit lane. Another observation: My family and I weren't package tourists, but it seemed that all the other guests were arriving on tour buses.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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MRHGuestServices, MT Royal Hotel at Mount Royal Hotel, responded to this review, December 4, 2012
Dear Newyorker

I was very pleased to read that you had a good experience while staying with us. We are one of the best placed hotels in town, seconds away from all the shops and restaurants.

Thank you for your constructive comments. I have taken the liberty to share your specific comments with the appropriate departments. We do use these as tools to help us improve and maintain our standards.

Once again, thank-you for your feedback, we look forward to serving you again in the future.

Sincerely,
Sarah Lofts
Manager on Duty
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Brisbane, Australia
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22 reviews 22 reviews
14 hotel reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2012

The hotel is located (like the others) in Banff Avenue. Its got parking slots for Buses,cars,RVs. The front desk was courteous. I wasnt impressed with the rooms. Really Really small rooms.. Three people in the room and you are fighting for an elbow room. The beds were opposite to each other ..Too many things put together. Im sure they very well know about the elephant in the room but dont want to do anything about it. The internet was sluggish and never got connected once. Did not use the restaurant as Banff has tons of options from Italian to chinese to continental. There was a computer in the room that I stayed but as good as useless. No Fridge/Micro. Cramped space for tucking away your luggage. If you have more then a bag then the bed is the best place to keep it. Im sure there are better hotels then this and for the price charged I sure wont visit this again.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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MRHGuestServices, MT Royal Hotel at Mount Royal Hotel, responded to this review, December 4, 2012
Dear DamnTimeShare

I was sorry to read that your stay did not fully meet your expectation. I do agree with you that our location is perfect, seconds away from all that Banff has to offer. As for the room décor, you will be happy to know that we will be commencing renovation in our guest rooms this fall. The product will be more fresh and modern looking. I would hope that you will come back and see for yourself.

Thank you again for your feeback, we look forward to serving you again.

Sincerely,
Sarah Lofts
Manager on Duty
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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 ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#2 Best Value Hotel 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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