The Banff Aspen Lodge looks like a small motel, but when you walk into the rooms, it is 5 star hotel. The rooms were clean to the last detail, a well equipped bathroom, and a fine breakfast to start the day. The location of the hotel was great, it was near Banff's downtown, yet there was not a lot of traffic ( you could still walk to excellent restaurants and shopping stores.). The staff there made my visit a great one. This is one fine of a hotel.