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“Location, location, location!” 4 of 5 stars
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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 #5 of 31 Hotels in Banff
Fresno, California
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“Location, location, location!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

This is a great mid price hotel with several good features. 1. The breakfast was wonderful with lots of healthy choices. 2. The beds were very comfortable. 3. The hot tubs are lovely. 4. Location is extremely convenient to the downtown area. On the down side the parking can be challenging, the staff seems to keep changing and being offered an upgrade to "premium" room that did not suit the configuration we wanted was declined by us. Our view from the far back corner of the hotel was OK, quiet, but would have preferred to have the room we booked and for it to be on the front side.

This is good value for your money and the hotel is in the process of making some major renovations which we did not know about during the booking process. We did not experience any noise and the front desk staff is trying to accommodate guests to the quietest areas of the hotel. Renovations are not happening on the weekends.

A few minor problems with our key cards, etc. but overall a very pleasant stay. All the staff that we met were very friendly and working hard to please the guests. We would stay here again.

We used Banff as our starting point for driving around the area. It was magnificent with the weather reaching close to eighty degrees and it had been snowing the week before. Overall we had a fabulous visit to the area.

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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2013

We found the Banff Aspen Lodge to be good accommodation that was very affordable. The Lodge is located within walking distance to the town centre which is always a bonus. The amenities in the room could not be faulted with the bed being extremely comfortable. The Continental breakfast that was included was delicious. We would certainly stay here again should we find ourselves passing through Banff.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2013

Took three teenagers to Banff for a tournament - this hotel was perfect location as it was a block away from the high school where tournament was held and within walking distance to practically everything. Staff was very friendly and the boys enjoyed the hot tub at night. Rooms were clean and adequate for our length of stay, which was just one night. We stayed in room 121 which had a king size bed and two twin beds, which was ideal for the group. I found the breakfast was adequate, but the three teenage boys were disappointed with the selection available.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Midlands UK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2013

Great hotel, close enough to the main centre, but just far enough away to not be right in the mix. Modern decor and extremely comfortable mattresses.

All of the staff were friendly, upbeat and helpful. Special mention to Theresa and Elise on the front desk. Thank you ladies for your smiles and playing along with our jesting.

Breakfasts are plentiful, healthy and fresh with friendly wait staff.

I'd go back in a flash.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with friends
    • 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2013 via mobile

This hotel appealed to us as we had 3 of us staying in one room and it is rare to find a hotel with 3 beds. The location was perfect, being a few minutes away from the action of downtown. The breakfast was a real bonus with coffee and juice service and some good continental options. We would stay here again. Only down fall was that 3 of the bulbs in the bathroom were burnt out, so only 2 worked. Parking was a bit of a challenge, but that happens in Banff on the weekends.

  • Stayed April 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2013 via mobile

If you are looking for a place that is run with loving care...this is it. From the youthful, upbeat staff, to the stylish, well-appointed rooms, it is evident that the Banff Aspen Lodge takes pride in keeping their customers comfortable. Plans to add a cafe and outdoor patio will only enhance our future visits.

  • Stayed April 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Calgary, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2013

I booked a night here based solely on the photo of the bed on their website. I deplore the stiff, weird and frankly creepy bedspreads in most hotels and I saw in the posted photo, The Banff Aspen Lodge offered crisp white duvet covers.

When we arrived we were helped by the genuinely nicest staff we have found in any Canadian hotel. From the moment we arrived we were treated so pleasantly that I was instantly happy we had not gone for the more expensive option we had considered.

The room was spacious, the view great and the hot pool in the courtyard a very lovely surprise. The included breakfast although pretty simple, was everything we needed to start a ski day well.

We will book here again and have already recommended this to several friends as they book ski weekends regularly.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Banff Aspen Lodge

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:
#4 Romantic Hotel in Banff
#6 Family Hotel in Banff
#9 Business Hotel in Banff
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Banff Aspen Lodge 2.5*
Number of rooms: 89
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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