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“A good hotel to stay in” 5 of 5 stars
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Banff Aspen Lodge
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   401 Banff Avenue, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta T1L 1A9, Canada (Formerly Traveller's Inn)   |  
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Ranked #10 of 31 Hotels in Banff
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14 reviews
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“A good hotel to stay in”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2013

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.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
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Haifa, Israel
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77 reviews
57 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2013

A very good hotel, with above average rooms and nice amenities, like two outsize Jacuzzis and ample parking.
Its major let down is groups. The groups get preferred over regular customers especially during breakfast (time and better menu).

No AC just heating

Room Tip: Avoid early breakfest , you would not have a place as the groups gets priority waits till 8:00
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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2 Thank Amir R
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BanffAspen, Manager at Banff Aspen Lodge, responded to this review, September 11, 2013
Thank you for your feedback and I am happy that you enjoyed the hotel’s outdoor hot tubs with fireplace and complimentary parking! Should you arrive for breakfast and find that the Breakfast Room is at capacity, the hotel does have a ‘to-go’ option where you are able to take food to go if you are not able to wait for a table. Our breakfast menu is the same for all guests. We did have a particular group who paid a higher rate to have more variety at breakfast. I am happy to let you know that all guests now receive cold cuts and cheese as an option daily at no additional cost!
Sincerely,
Christy - Business Development Manager
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Cincinnati
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13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2013

We were very happy with this hotel. Breakfast was great. Yogurt, hardboiled eggs, cereal, oatmeal, toast, fresh home baked goods. We were also happy with our room. The two queen beds were in separate rooms with a bathroom in between. Very comfortable.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2013

Great service at check-in. Nice hot tubs. A very clean comfortable room with good beds. Close to downtown. Excellent breakfast included. Reasonable room rate. We have already recommended this hotel to others and will definitely stay there again.

Room Tip: Room 312 for Three women. We had two twin beds w/pull out couch. Plenty of room with two sinks, two...
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with friends
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1 Thank Susan_mountaingirl
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BanffAspen, Manager at Banff Aspen Lodge, responded to this review, September 11, 2013
Thank you for sharing your Banff Aspen Lodge experience! Look forward to seeing you again~
Sincerely,
Christy - Business Development Manager
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Kirkland, Washington
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2013

Really enjoyed the Banff Aspen Lodge. Recently remodeled. It's sort of "Banff trendy" but not kitschy at all. Very pleasant accommodations. Excellent rooms.

The cave like spa is worth checking out after a long day of riding or hiking.

It's about a 10 minute walk to town. We like to walk a lot so it is no big deal. The walk to town goes fast, there is lots to see and lots of other "tourists" to watch. I think the first store you come to is a big Safeway so it's easy to pick up any needed supplies - that's about a 3 minute walk.

If I were headed back to Banff I would check out this place first.

Room Tip: We had a suite that had an upper room that was a loft and a lower living room sort of arrangement...
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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1 Thank Brett H
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Alcester England
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2013

Recently visited the Rockies, this is a lovely hotel with large rooms and beds. breakfast was a very good continental, the staff are friendly and helpful. Use the hot tubs, lovely after a day sightseeing. Banff itself is lovely would come again.

Room Tip: Basement rooms have a poor outlook.
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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1 Thank MargaretK26
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BanffAspen, Manager at Banff Aspen Lodge, responded to this review, September 11, 2013
Thank you for the review! I am happy to read that you enjoyed the hotel’s outdoor hot tubs, helpful staff and complimentary continental breakfast. Please note that our breakfast now includes cold cuts and a selection of cheeses, so you must come back to Canada to try our new deluxe continental breakfast :)
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Christy - Business Development Manager
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38 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2013 via mobile

Banff is a place you will want to return to. We have been here now three times, and the Aspen Lodge twice. We can not speak highly enough of the town, and the surrounding area. Wildlife is never far away. The breakfast was superb, if you can eat a stack of pancakes go for it, if not sharing is the answer. I hope that one day we can return, and will stay at the Aspen.

Stayed September 2012
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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:
#8 Family Hotel in Banff
#11 Romantic Hotel in Banff
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Hotel Class:3 star — Banff Aspen Lodge 3*
Number of rooms: 89
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Enjoy a Full Canadian Rockies Breakfast with every stay! A friendly hotel of 89 spacious rooms and a three minute stroll to downtown Banff. Guestrooms have a fresh, modern feel and room rates include our delicious full breakfast, wireless internet and parking. Amenities include two outdoor hot tubs with a fireplace, sauna & steam room, in-room refrigerators, ski bus stop close-by, ski work bench, internet access terminal, laundry facilities($) and terrific staff that provide exceptional service for all of our guests. ... more   less 
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