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“Great hotel in a great location in a great town” 4 of 5 stars
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Banff Caribou Lodge & Spa
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   521 Banff Avenue | Box 1070, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta T1L 1H8, Canada   |  
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Ranked #9 of 31 Hotels in Banff
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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29 hotel reviews
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“Great hotel in a great location in a great town”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

We wish we had been able to stay longer as the hotel was very nice and only a short walk to the center of town. Far enough to be out of the crowds but close enough to walk in for shopping and dinner. Great pub and pub food in the hotel as well.

  • Stayed July 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2013

We stayed in 2 rooms at the Caribou Lodge for 3 nights in June 2013 at the start of our self-drive Rockies tour. Our friends had booked a standard room - we had booked a superior room. However, I would say that there was not much between the 2. Both rooms were very spacious, lovely big beds, adequate roomy bathrooms. Adequate TV and plenty of space for luggage etc. We didn't make use of the Spa facilityes.

I consider this the best hotel on our trip, but it was our longest stay and Banff is a lovely place to visit.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2013

loved this hotel room was great and breakfast superb posistion great for wandering round the small town of banff also the red earth spa was really nice and relaxing hope to come back one day.i did fly drive tour of the Rockies and Alaska cruise and would say it is my favorite holiday so far

  • Stayed September 2012, 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2013

We stayed 2 nights in August 2013 and really enjoyed this hotel. The rooms are on the small side but it was great. Location is at one end of the main street just a short walk to the busy area.Parking is included ,underground and secure. We thought the lack of AC may be a problem but it was fine. The front desk people had many helpful tips for the next leg of our drive to Vancouver. We would stay here again.

  • Stayed August 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2013

Our room had twin double beds which had mattress toppers and were very comfortable. Unfortunately the bottom sheets were not quite large enough to tuck in with the topper on the mattress, so I ended up with it all wrapped round me the next morning. Housekeeping changed the sheets and it was better the second night.
The other bed squeaked a lot. We reported that on departure, but i didnt feel very confident they were going to fix it.
The hotel has no aircon in the rooms, but whilst we were there we did not need it. The bathroom was very well equipped and the shower was large and modern.
Our standard room overlooked an internal atrium. Not impressive, but we were not there for the view from the room, you just had to step outside for that.
We ate in the Keg restaurant for bot breakfast and dinner. Very professional and great food.
Breakfast was $15.75 for the buffet. All I could eat for sure.
The concierge was very helpful with tips on things to visit on our way to Lake Louise. Ask for the guide he has put together.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2013

Banff is a lovely little town, plenty of people but not crowded. Lots of different little shops to wander through. Caribou Lodge was ideal after visiting many superb sights during the day. The rooms were spacious with 2 queen sized beds. The staff were very welcoming and friendly. The breakfast buffet was excellent. A first class choice of food. So much better than the Sheraton in downtown Calgary and not as costly. The lodge had a warm friendly atmosphere. We thoroughly enjoyed our short stay.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Davis, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2013

An excellent place to stay in Banff away from the hustle and bustle of downtown. The rooms were small but had many good features including lots of hooks to hang hats, coats, towels and robes. The Keg room restaurant was noisy but the service and food were top notch. A small negative was the
uncertain feeling in the elevators when they seemed to yoyo.

Room Tip: Room away from main drag quieter. Small negative, elevators tended to yoyo. Room most comfortable...
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Banff Caribou Lodge & Spa

Address: 521 Banff Avenue | Box 1070, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta T1L 1H8, Canada
Location: Canada > Alberta > Canadian Rockies > Banff National Park > Banff
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#4 Spa Hotel in Banff
#5 Business Hotel in Banff
#6 Romantic Hotel in Banff
#12 Family Hotel in Banff
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Banff Caribou Lodge & Spa 3*
Number of rooms: 190
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Banff Caribou Lodge is centrally located on Banff Avenue, Banff's main street. It offers the Keg Restaurant, Red Earth Spa (a full service spa), free underground parking, free wifi, fitness room, hot pool and steam room. This lodge type accommodation has a large and inviting lobby to greet you to Banff. Enjoy your stay. ... more   less 
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