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“Excellent location right in the middle of downtown.” 4 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 #24 of 31 Hotels in Banff
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“Excellent location right in the middle of downtown.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2013

The room was clean and modern comfy. Hotel was in the downtown area near all the busy tourist hangouts. Bus stop was right across street from the hotel and bought a day pass for $5 to get around town to Sulfur mountain to ride cable car, visit Fairmont hot springs hotel, Bow fall, which is near Fairmont hotel and Tunnel mountain area. This hotel not only offer a coffee maker, also offer a electric tea kettle to boil water for a cup of hot coco or whatever you desire. There are couple of restaurants on the premise but there were pungent BBQ smell whenever I walked into the lobby. The lobby area was always busy and full of people. Therefore, we didn't spend lots of time there. They can use a little updating in the lobby area. Otherwise, it was a nice stay.

Room Tip: Do not arrive too late in the day. Our second floor room facing the street was not noisy at all.
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 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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MRHGuestServices, Hotel Sales Executive Coordinator at Mount Royal Hotel, responded to this review, June 5, 2013
Dear Roadwarrior2320:

Thank you for taking the time to review your recent stay at the Mount Royal Hotel. We value reading that you found our rooms to be clean, comfortable and well equipped and our downtown location very convenient to transit, shopping and dining. We appreciate knowing that our guests have been well served so that we can even better our service standards in the future.

Thank you again for sharing your insight and we look forward to welcoming you back on your next visit to the area.

Sincerely,

Alexandra George
Hotel Sales Executive Coordinator
Brewster Hospitality
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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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London, United Kingdom
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12 hotel reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2013

When we arrived at the hotel there was confusion over our booking whilst this was being sorted by the friendly staff we were given complimentary drinks in the bar. The room was large, clean and comfortable. We ate in the restaurant ajoined to the hotel lobby and had great food. We were informed that it was mothers day so was nice to be treated by our daughter to dinner. Danielle seemed to be working whenever we were around, she served us in the bar and then in the restaurant she was extremely friendly and efficient. This hotel is in a very central location and we would definately stay here again.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with family
    • 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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MRHGuestServices, Hotel Sales Executive Coordinator at Mount Royal Hotel, responded to this review, June 3, 2013
Dear 186338Dawn1962:

Thank you for giving the Mount Royal Hotel a 5 star rating on Trip Advisor!

We are thrilled that our friendly staff were able to sort out the confusion over your booking while you were offered complimentary drinks in the bar. We are also pleased to read that you enjoyed our large, clean and comfortable rooms and very central location. I have passed your kind comments on to Danielle and her Manager so that they are aware of the extra positive impact she had on your visit.

Your business is important to us and we look forward to serving you again on your next visit to Banff.

Sincerely,

Alexandra George
Hotel Sales Executive Coordinator
Brewster Hospitality
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Saskatoon, Canada
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2013

I parked my car in Mount Royal Hotel parking lot and one of their tourist buses hit my car! they called me to let me know about the accident and they also called the RCMP. So when I talked to the manager about the accident and told him that you should be responsible for what happened to my car because it is a private property and I parked exactly in the designated area, he said we are not responsible for what happened in our parking (although there was not any sign saying that in the parking lot)!!He even didn't apologize me or giving me any offer on my stay at their hotel...funny?!

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with family
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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MRHGuestServices, Hotel Sales Executive Coordinator at Mount Royal Hotel, responded to this review, June 5, 2013
Dear NStraveler2000:

Please be assured that we are sympathetic to your situation. The accident did not occur as a result of negligence on the part of a hotel employee or vehicle and thus, as per the sign-in sheet that all guests are required to complete upon check in, the hotel is not responsible for damage to personal property in our parking lot. Our staff members immediately contacted both yourself and the RCMP when informed of the accident. The RCMP has made a full report and it should now be left in the capable hands of the respective insurance companies to resolve.

We hope that you enjoyed your trip to Banff regardless and apologize for the inconvenience caused.

Sincerely,

Alexandra George
Hotel Sales Executive Coordinator
Brewster Hospitality
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West Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada
2 reviews
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2013

Great service, price and location. Everyone had to walk or cab to meet where we were staying. Everything happens around the Mount Royal. We relaxed in the lounge for a glass of wine, ate breakfast at Tony Roma's and had our "last call" at the downstairs pub. Tons of other places nearby.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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MRHGuestServices, Hotel Sales Executive Coordinator at Mount Royal Hotel, responded to this review, May 29, 2013
Dear David C:

Greetings from the Mount Royal Hotel! Thank you so much for your kind words regarding your recent stay with us.

We are pleased that you enjoyed the great service, affordable price, on site dining options and excellent location of our hotel. Our most important goal is to ensure that our guests are happy and well served and reading flattering comments, such as your own, reiterate that we are achieving just this.

We appreciate you giving us a 5 star rating on Trip Advisor and look forward to your return when you are next visiting the area.

Sincerely,

Alexandra George
Hotel Sales Executive Coordinator
Brewster Hospitality
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Red Deer, Canada
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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2013

Our 3rd stay here and in a Junior Suite with a view of mainstreet and the mountains from 2 huge bay windows in the living room & bedroom. Check-in was warm nand friendly.Parking was full but adjoining public parking was free until 11am next mornings so not a big deal. A smaller suite was still surprisingly big and the wine and chocolate my hubby requested was waiting...actually sat in the huge bay window as we toasted my birthday! Bathroom is small but tons of towels and so clean. Nice big bedroom! All the good restaurants and shopping are around you too. In room fridge & coffee. Couch bed would allow 4 people to share this room if need be. Will stay again and again..what a location!

  • Stayed May 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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MRHGuestServices, Hotel Sales Executive Coordinator at Mount Royal Hotel, responded to this review, May 27, 2013
Dear MsBonita:

Thank you for giving the Mount Royal Hotel a 5 star rating on Trip Advisor! We are thrilled that your birthday celebration at our hotel was so memorable and that you enjoyed staying in one of our Junior Suites. Our location is indeed fantastic, right in the heart of downtown and, most importantly, within easy walking distance of all the restaurants and shops that Banff has to offer.

We appreciate your loyalty and look forward to your return when you next decide to visit the area.

Sincerely,

Alexandra George
Hotel Sales Executive Coordinator
Brewster Hospitality
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Edmonton, Canada
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2013

This hotel is right downtown near all the good shopping and restaurants. The room was spacious, the beds, bedding and pillows were heavenly. The front desk staff and the lounge staff were all very friendly. Only one little complaint: had to go back down to the front desk twice to get key cards reprogrammed, kind of a pain. The hotel does have a fine sense of history too, which I like, adds character.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled on business
    • 3 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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MRHGuestServices, Executive Coordinator at Mount Royal Hotel, responded to this review, May 22, 2013
Dear Lovetotravelgirl46:

Thank you for sharing your experience regarding your recent stay at The Mount Royal Hotel. We appreciate you giving us a 4 star rating on Trip Advisor! We are pleased to read that you were impressed with our ultra-convenient downtown location, friendly staff and spacious, well appointed rooms. Our hotel is the second oldest in Banff so it definitely has a lot of history and character which we are proud to preserve!

We value your business and look forward to welcoming you back on your next visit to Banff.

Sincerely,

Alexandra George
Executive Coordinator
Brewster Hospitality
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7 reviews 7 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2013

I stayed at the Mount Royal Hotel from May 7-10 while attending a conference at the Banff Centre.

The Mount Royal is an older hotel situated right in the centre of Banff's small downtown area. While the hotel could use some updating and maybe some new carpets in the rooms, it does offer a terrific location and a very good value for the money. The Mount Royal is within a block or two of all the best restaurants and bars (try the Rose and Crown for music and drinks!).

The staff were unfailingly upbeat and helpful. When the free wi-fi signal faltered, the Assistant Mgr was at my door within minutes with a wi-fi signal meter and corrected the problem.

Room Tip: On weekends the street noise can get a bit loud (with party people exiting the bars/clubs) - so you...
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled on business
    • 4 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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MRHGuestServices, Executive Coordinator at Mount Royal Hotel, responded to this review, May 13, 2013
Dear Dale and Robyn:

Thank you for your positive feedback and for giving The Mount Royal Hotel a 4 star rating on Trip Advisor! We are contented to read that you found our staff to be unfailingly upbeat and helpful and that you enjoyed our ultra-convenient location, only a stone’s throw from all of the best restaurants and bars downtown Banff has to offer. It is our pleasure to inform you that the hotel’s guest rooms are currently undergoing renovations to better cater to our customers.

Thank you once again and we look forward to serving you again in the future.

Sincerely,

Alexandra George
Executive Coordinator
Brewster Hospitality
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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 #24 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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