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Banff Aspen Lodge
2.5 of 5 Hotel   |   401 Banff Avenue, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta T1L 1A9, Canada (Formerly Traveller's Inn)   |  
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Ranked #6 of 33 hotels in Banff
Dubai
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“Good value for money”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2011

Loved the place.. very affordable, cosy and clean. Especially loved the hot tubs!!

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2011 via mobile

We decided to stay there for 6 nights at the end of August and early September. The rooms are medium sized with good amenities including fridge. The breakfast is simple but ample and satisfying. The wifi is way too slow so plan on not using it too much. There are two things that really make this place: great location in the center of town, and the best outdoor hot tubs we have ever seen. One of the out door hot tubs even has it's own fireplace. Very friendly and nice staff too. Overall great place would stay there again. One other item- we booked online and found that people who walked in without reservations paid about $70 less than us per night. So looks like if you are going in between seasons like we did, just walk in for the best room rates.

  • Stayed September 2011
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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BanffAspen, Manager at Banff Aspen Lodge, responded to this review, September 10, 2011
Thank you for the review. I am happy to read how much you enjoyed relaxing in our outdoor hot tubs and our central location. In regards to the room rate you paid, the hotel does have a few different room categories available at different prices. We always recommend booking ahead of time to ensure your requests can be met. Look forward to having you stay with us again; you should definitely come back in the winter to experience our hot tubs when it is cold outside~
Christy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2011

My daughter is starting her first year at university in Alberta, so we decided to have a mini holiday in the Rockies on our way. I spent a lot of time online, reading hotel reviews and finally decided to go with Banff Aspen Lodge based on it's location, the reviews I'd read and the reasonable rates available. I was not disappointed at all with my choice. It was a very pleasant experience from start to finish. Our room was so clean, with everything needed for a comfortable stay. The beds were the most comfortable I've had in a hotel. We enjoyed the breakfasts, the granola was sooo good!! My daughter and her friend used the hot tubs everyday and loved them. The hotel is close to downtown, it is great in the evenings to be able to wander the streets and not to need a vehicle to get back and forth. I would not hesitate to recommend this hotel and look forward to staying again in the years to come as I take my daughter back and forth between BC and Alberta:)

Room Tip: Our room had no view, we faced another hotel, but on the plus side it was really quiet and we slept...
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  • Stayed August 2011, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2011

We stayed for 5 nights. Rooms were clean beds comfortable and the staff very helpful.

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  • Stayed August 2011, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2011

Over the years, we have relied on Trip Advisor reviews in picking where we stay and have not been dilsappointed. Unfortunately this was not the case with the Aspen Lodge. Auto Club only gives the hotel a two diamond rating.and I think that is accurate. Although there has been some updating of the hotel, it is still pretty long in the tooth. Our room was divided into two bedroom areas and had two seperate sinks which we liked. The main issue was that there was no air conditiioning and it was quite warm in the room at night. There was a note in the room suggesting opening the doors and windows to cool the room off. Since our room was on Banff Avenue the street noise was such you could not leave the door open at night. There was a small fan in the room which was not of much help. .We were also a somewhat disappointed with the continental breakfast. The hotel is very close to downtown which is a plus, and the price was reasonable. I guess you get what you pay for, and I wished we had spent a little more and stayed at a different hotel.

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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BanffAspen, Manager at Banff Aspen Lodge, responded to this review, September 2, 2011
Thank you for your review and I’m glad that you enjoyed the hotel’s central location. I am pleased to announce that due to our recent renovations, the Banff Aspen Lodge has been upgraded to a three diamond rating by AAA/CAA. This rating is very accurate of the product that the Banff Aspen Lodge offers. Our complimentary continental breakfast includes baked goods (cinnamon buns, muffins, croissants, etc), fresh bread, yogurt, fruit salad, a variety of cereals and our homemade granola. We include the continental breakfast, wireless internet and parking in our room rates, creating amazing value for our guests.
Cheers,
Christy – Sales Manager
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Connecticut
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2011

Very friendly hotel staff. The room was nice. We had two double beds, and the beds were on opposite sides of the bathroom area, which is nice when traveling with older kids. One negative: there aren't many available outlets (I had to unplug a lamp just to charge my laptop). Parking fills up, so if you get in really late you may be hunting for a space on the street.

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2011

More akin to some European hotels with the design details, excellent breakfast and service. Though the room was somewhat small, it was clean, adequate, the hotel was centrally located, and the reason we came to Banff was to be outside!

  • Stayed September 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 401 Banff Avenue, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta T1L 1A9, Canada (Formerly Traveller's Inn)
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Location: Canada > Alberta > Canadian Rockies > Banff National Park > Banff
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#6 Romantic Hotel in Banff
#6 Family Hotel in Banff
#10 Business Hotel in Banff
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Banff Aspen Lodge 2.5*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Enjoy a Canadian Rockies Continental Breakfast with every stay! A friendly hotel of 89 spacious rooms and just a short stroll to downtown Banff. All rooms are carefully furnished and decorated with panoramic mountain views. Amenities include 2 outdoor hot tubs with an outdoor fireplace, sauna & steam room, in-room refrigerators, gift shop, ski bus stop close-by, ski work bench, wireless internet ($), internet access terminal ($) and laundry facilities ($). ... more   less 
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