Don't be fooled by the external appearance of the building, it's actually quite spacious on the inside. It's well decorated with historical photos and artifacts that make it a very welcoming and cozy environment. One thing I noticed is how clean it was! Not a single dustball was to be seen (and I really value cleanliness so I liked that).
We checked in at around 4:30pm and they had two freshly-baked cookies left, like it was meant for us!
Our room (#5) had a double bed and a single though we only used the double. We had a nice view of the mountain and it is away from the busy Banff Avenue which made for a good night's rest. The shower was hot, just the way you'd want it on a cold winter day. The floors in our room were laminate wood - fairly new or just very well-kept. The bed is also very comfortable and they keep the temperature of the building at a nice warm level.
Breakfast is COMPLIMENTARY! And it was delicious! Fresh baked croissants and muffins! Great coffee, variety of yogurts, juices, cereals, oatmeals, teas, etc. Fruit and hard-boiled eggs were also served. My boyfriend and I stuffed our faces to prepare for another busy day of travelling and nature-sight-seeing.
It's within walking distance to Banff Avenue, about 5 minutes and very accessible by car. Lots of parking spaces around.
Don't really have complaints. Everyone's expectations are different. My boyfriend and I have never been one to be picky about our accomodations since the main thing you do is sleep there. We've never really needed anything fancy. In fact, we prefer cozy and home-style accomodations more than extravagantly decorated hotels. So if you're like us? You'll love this place!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- We are happy to announce that the Blue Mountain Lodge changed ownership in January, 2007. Since then, we have engaged in extensive renovation work, erased past problems and upgraded breakfast. We are also very excited to report that Select Canada will acknowledge our accomplishments by giving us a three-star rating in 2009. Looking forward to meeting you in Banff! Pascal and Louise, Innkeepers. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Blue Mountain Hotel Banff