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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 #21 of 31 Hotels in Banff
Worcester, Massachusetts
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Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
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“Well located”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2012

We were traveling with a bus tour group and stayed for two nights at the Mount Royal in Banff, AB. The hotel is well situated in the town, a brief walk to the Bow River Bridge in one direction and in the other the hotel is very close to all the shops and restaurants. Breakfasts were included with our package. While the breakfast buffet offered here was good, it fell short of the breakfasts we enjoyed at the six other hotels booked on our tour from Seatle through Idaho and Monatana into Alberta,and British Columbia and back to Seatle via Vancouver..

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 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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  • 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 November 11, 2012

We stayed in the Mount Royal in November 2012 as a weekend getaway. I have always loved older historic buildings so that's why I booked us here. The lobby is quite beautiful but could use an update on furniture. We stayed on the 3rd floor in a small but modernized room. We had a flat screen television and 2 queen beds which was nice because we travelled with our dog. The beds were terrible. They were saggy in the middle (to us anyways) and really uncomfortable. The bathroom is clean and stocked but again very tiny, and there's a slight step up into the bathroom so if your not cautious you can trip. Also there is no continental breakfast, and parking is not ideal for people with a truck.

We dined the first night at Tony Roma's in the hotel and had a wonderful meal s f GREAT waiter.

Despite the great location, good rates and let friendly accommodations we most likely wouldn't stay here again simply because we didn't sleep well.

  • Stayed November 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2012

We recently stay here for 2 nights could have stayed for a few week. Not only was the hotel central but it was beautiful..and the town was amazing.
Our room was sooo comfortable and consisted of 3 rooms a seperate bedroom and living room and bathroom.

  • Stayed July 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
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2012 via mobile

Awsome location. Room was ok. Bathroom was very small and awkward. Staff was very personable and helpful. Would stay here again. Pizza place, Aardvark , across the street was great for take out! Room, itself, was a comfortable size. Everything was clean, but, older

  • Stayed October 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Milford,Pa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2012

We stayed two nights during our Canadian Rocky trip. It is centrally located to all the stores and restaurants and the views in Banff were fantastic. While walking down Banff Ave the first night we even saw a elk walking in town and eating flowers in front of the stores. The hotel rooms are clean and comfortable and the staff was very friendly.

  • Stayed October 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2012

This is a very busy hotel with lots of tour groups coming and going. It is centrally located on the main street and convenient to all amenities.
The rooms are of a reasonable size and well equipped with tea/coffee making facilties. The bathroom is a tad small but plenty of towels and toiletries.
The car park was being tarmaced whilst we were there but this was not a big issue(they have to upgrade things sometimes!) We just found parking on the road on the next block.
There is an issue with noisy doors - I spoke to the manager that perhaps the door retarders could be improved to prevent them slamming shut. Also it is a good idea to request a room on the back of the hotel, on the third floor and away from tour groups who tend to leave early and forget that other guests are still sleeping!
There is outside noise from people on their way home from pubs and clubs but there is little the hotel can do about this! Take our advice and see if you can get a room on the back and on the top floor.
The bar areas and restaurant are quick and efficient. The food and beers are good and we ate there most nights.This is an excellent hotel for sightseeing and exploring the surrounding area.

Room Tip: Third floor at the back of the hotel. Also away from the lift, drinks dispenser and ice machines.
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Sunnyvale, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2012

We were in Banff for the weekend and stayed in this hotel. Being in downtown Banff is the greatest advantages as all attractions are pretty close by and shopping on Banff Ave. is easy. Also, it is close to most of the good restaurants in Banff. The room was nicely furnished and spacious. The beds are awesomely comfortable. This is important for a good night's sleep after some serious hiking around Banff. Being operated by Brewster has its advantages, so that you can book many of Brewster's tours and packages at the hotel itself (if you don't do it online). The check-in was speedy and same goes with the check-out. One precaution to be taken. Avoid the rooms on facing the road, as noise from the pub and streets below might disturb your sleep.

Room Tip: Avoid rooms facing the Banff Ave.
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  • Stayed September 2012, 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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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:
Ranked #21 of 31 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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