Better late then never, I wanted to write about our stay March 8 - 18. This was our second stay at this hotel.
Hotel is located one block from the beginning of town. Our room was on the third floor overlooking the entrance, with a very nice view of the mountains. We had two very comfortable queen beds with crisp white linens and lots of pillows. The large bathroom had the sink outside. Room had a table and 2 chairs, small refrigerator, coffee maker plus a pot to heat water, phone, TV, and free wifi which worked great. Plenty of space for hanging clothes, plus hooks to hang your coats. Our room was kept spotless! Thank you housekeeping.
The front office staff could not have been more pleasant or helpful. Always greeted you as you passed their desk and willing to be of help no matter what you needed.
The room to store your skiis (with the use of their padlocks) worked out perfectly.
There are two outdoor hot tubs, a large one and a smaller one with a fireplace -- doesn't get much better than that after a day of skiing. There is a sauna and steam room as well.
We rented a car from Calgary, which really was not necessary once we got to Banff. There was under cover parking plus a small heated garage. On street parking was always open as well.
We had tri-area ski passes which provided us with free bus transportation to all 3 ski areas, and the pick up point was only a half block away. Very convenient.
On our next trip to Banff, we would not stay anywhere else!