Comfortable old hotel with a lot of history, right in the middle of town on the main street (Banff Avenue), within an easy walk to most restaurants and shops. Getting a bit overdue for a remodeling with worn carpet in my room and decades-old laminate vanity top and fixtures in bathroom. The hotel and rooms were kept very clean and tidy, so that somewhat made up for the worn look of things.
Very comfy beds with good quality pillows and sheets....I had no trouble sleeping whatsoever, and I'm usually a light sleeper.
Good shower with plenty of hot water, but rather dim lighting in the bathroom and with a solid color shower curtain, the shower/bath was especially limited in light.
Older tube-type TV's...adequate and with a good selection of channels, but I've been spoiled with so many hotels converting over to flat screen LCD or plasma screens with HD programming.
Fairly-fast wired Internet (free) in rooms. Wireless is also available but I did not try that since there was a wired jack right at the desk in my room with a plug strip for charging laptop and accessories.
Most rooms do not have refrigerators, but I had requested one before arriving and they had a room equipped with one ready for me (no microwave though, however coffee and tea makers are in each room with all supplies).
I had breakfast in the hotel the first morning at Tony Romas, and it was good but pricey for breakfast ($12-15) and way more food than I needed. There is a McDonald's right next to the hotel, so I had breakfast there the rest of my stay. Room service is available from the Paddock Bar and Grille, but I never got around to trying that with so many other great restaurants nearby. I was very impressed with the St James Gate Irish Pub, along with Elk and Oarsman (great elk steak) and Coyotes Southwestern Grill. There is also a food court in the small Cascades Mall that offers reasonable lunch selections.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Mount Royal Banff
- Hotel Mount Royal