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Hidden Ridge Resort
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   901 Hidden Ridge Way, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta T1L 1H8, Canada   |  
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Ranked #4 of 33 hotels in Banff
Calgary
Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
“Great Stay”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

Clean, beautiful, great staff, a nice get away with people who want you to have a nice stay, close to a bus stop to downtown, great views, nice hot tub outside. The wood and ice is included so your not nickel and dimed.
Nice time!

Room Tip: ask for a nice view, if no just walk out your door
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Calgary, Alberta, Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013 via mobile

Hidden ridge resort is tucked away on Tunnel Mountain, and is an amazing place to stay! The rooms are great, and the hot tub overlooks the valley, awesome view! Each room has a fire place, and they provide wood and kindling free of charge. As well, they have a ton of movies you can borrow from the front desk free of charge!

  • Stayed May 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

My girlfriend and I recently spent 3 amazing nights at the Banff - Hidden Ridge resort in Canada. Banff in general is immersed in beautiful scenery which would soon run dry my store of vocabulary superlatives attempting to describe it here.

Hotel Pro's and Cons

The hotel (or series of Lodges) is set approximately 1 Mile from Banff town centre. This was at first a potential negative, until we arrived and were quickly pointed in the direction of a walking path which cuts out around 0.5 Mile. A pleasant 15minute stroll takes you into the heart of the town, where you will be greeted by a range of both maisream commercial stores, local gift stores and an array of bars, cafes and diners. It should also be pointed out the hotel has a shuttle bus service free to hotel guests, which runs to all local attractions every 40 mins.

The Hotel unfortunateyl does not have its own restaurant, however my GF and I opted for a Private King jazuzzi Suite, which was equipped with a Full Kitchen, inclusive of Dish Washer, full voen and hob, Kettle, Toaster, Fridege Freezer and the rest.

The Jacuzzi suite looks out onto the Rocky Moutains (aptly named) and offers privacy from both suites either side, so is entirely private. There is a fireplace in the room, complete with instructions for all those non-Bear Gryllians (like me) and the firewood is delivered to your room as frequently as required. Great way of enjoying a warm heat up followig a trip to the Jacuzzi hot tub.

The hotel has multiple external BBQ points, free to use as you require and also boasts a beautfiul external communal jacuzzi whihc faces the Rockys (for anyone who doesnt think the extra expense is merited for the private suite - circa $350 a night).

The staff were excellent, friendly and pleasant and ever informative. The rooms clean and the Bed was one of the most comfortable Ive ever had the pleasure of sleeping in.

Room Tip: The King Jacuzzi Suite is well worth the extra expense.
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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Christchurch, New Zealand
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13 reviews 13 reviews
13 hotel reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

We stayed at this property for a week in a one bedroom room with kitchen (room 112). The hotel is comprised of many buildings, some containing multiple rooms, others such as ours which would seem to be an older block contained 4 rooms, two downstairs (bedroom partially below ground) and two larger loft rooms above. During the seven nights of our stay it was always possible to hear the guests beside and above us despite no interconnecting doors. The sound of "elephants" stomping around above, people talking in the room next door was common place, that said when we went to bed in the evenings this noise never seemed to continue - that will very much depend on your fellow guests. Would recommend an upstairs room if possible, but that will very much depend on your budget and size of your party (the upstairs loft rooms sleep more people). The room itself had a good sized living room, but the bedroom was very small. The room had very little storage, 2 bedside cabinets, small coat rack, and nothing else (aside from kitchen cupboards), the saving grace a narrow ledge that ran around the entire outside edge of the room was extremely useful for storage. Our rooms kitchen was initially lacking oven trays and tongs, but reception found us some. The room was never cold, electric heaters run around the entire outside edge of the room, but if staying in summer there was no AC so rooms could get very warm. Other than the above mentioned inter-room noise the hotel is otherwise in a very quiet location, you will occasionally hear train horns in the valley below. It is not uncommon to see wildlife outside your room. The room had an open fire, they supplied kindling and plenty of wood to burn, but our ability to get the fire to work was not great. Had one good fire working for the length of our stay. This leads to another strange issue, when the rooms are given a quick service (mornings 1 and 2), or full service every third morning the ash is never removed, not a problem to do it yourself, BUT no safe means of disposal - which was a bit weird. The hotel has plenty of parking with both outside and basement car parking provided. There are two underground car parks the smaller of which has a 7' clearance the larger of the two 6' clearance, which is fine for a small SUV such as a Ford Escape, but full size trucks won't fit. At the time of the year we were there (spring) snow melt and snowfall were very well managed with snow and ice cleared as much as possible every day.

The hotel is in a somewhat remote area, not a problem with a car, the hotel does offer a free shuttle service, but we never used this.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Edmonton, Canada
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2013

Having a kitchenette is fantastic for a family to have snacks and breakfast. Property is well maintained. Fireplace is nice with lots of wood. Hot tub was well maintained. Pull out couch bed was not that great - adults would not want to sleep there

Room Tip: Loft units have extra half-bath
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Fremantle, Australia
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18 reviews 18 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2013

Just stayed for 4 nights at Hidden Ridge Resort and had an excellent stay. 2 adults and 3 older children - and at checkin they offered us an upgrade to 2 bedroom plus loft apartment at a reduced rate, which we took. The unit was very clean and had all the facilities we needed for cooking some of our own meals (stove, fridge, microwave, kettle, toaster, crockery etc). We had our own car so was easy to drive into town for groceries or meals. Probably a bit far far to walk into town for most people (and a big hill too), although did see some people doing this. Great views over Banff and the mountains from the unit.
The hot pools/spa near reception were great and we used these most evenings (open till 10pm). The views from the hot pools were excellent too.
The girls at the front desk were really helpful throughout the stay.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Waterloo, Canada
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17 reviews 17 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2013

What a fabulous spot! We are just back from our second visit to Banff and we were so happy with our stay at the Hidden Ridge Resort. The staff were very friendly..always smiling, We stayed in room 501 ~ the room was very clean, kitchenette was well appointed with dishwasher, microwave, fridge, stove. There is a convenience store within walking distance where we purchased breakfast fixings..it was nice to be able to enjoy morning coffee and home cooked breakfast out on the balcony surrounded by terrific views of the mountains. After spending the day shopping and exploring, we made great use of our own personal jacuzzi tub out on the balcony. You'll find us at Hidden Ridge Resort for ALL our future visits to Banff!

Room Tip: If you are looking to stay in the Premium Loft - Jacuzzi suite.. ask for Room 501. It's on the...
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 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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Additional Information about Hidden Ridge Resort

Address: 901 Hidden Ridge Way, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta T1L 1H8, Canada
Location: Canada > Alberta > Canadian Rockies > Banff National Park > Banff
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Shuttle Bus service Suites
Hotel Style:
#4 Family Hotel in Banff
#6 Business Hotel in Banff
#8 Romantic Hotel in Banff
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Hidden Ridge Resort 3*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Tucked away on Tunnel Mountain, Hidden Ridge Resort is quiet and secluded with some of the most spectacular views in Banff and the Canadian Rockies. The modern condos feature wood burning fireplaces, full kitchens and patios or balconies. Take a stroll along one of the many hiking trails around Tunnel Mountain that start outside your door. The tranquil and secluded setting makes it one of Banff's best-kept secrets. Only a mile from downtown area. ... more   less 
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