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“Comfortable, clean, some nice extras but some weaknesses” 3 of 5 stars
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Rundlestone Lodge
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   537 Banff Avenue | P.O. Box 489, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta T1L 1A6, Canada   |  
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Ranked #8 of 31 Hotels in Banff
Vermont
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“Comfortable, clean, some nice extras but some weaknesses”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2013

The good: The room was large and comfortable, overlooking the park with a small balcony. We were pleased with how quiet it was, given how many people were staying there. The windows had room-darkening drapes, which was great. There were good bars of soap, extra pillows. The room was kept clean, there was a large flat-screen TV, small fridge, sofa and the use of complimentary bikes to ride downtown. Service was friendly. The parking garage below the hotel was helpful, well-lit and clean. The hotel is at the edge of town, so most restaurants and stores are about 6+ blocks away. But there is a restaurant in the hotel and in other hotels nearby within easy walking distance. Everything is expensive so the price is one of the most reasonable for a 3-star hotel. The not-so-good: The WiFi was very slow and frustrating, almost useless. When we inquired about it and expressed concern, we were told it was the mountains at fault. Nope... (We stayed in Jasper and had excellent WiFi there, which has just as many mountains around. We also found better WiFi in downtown Banff.) The towels were on the thin side. The lighting in the room was dim and the wall light fixtures over the bed were really loose and needed repair. Despite the WiFi frustration (which was the biggest downer), we'd stay there again; it seemed to be one of the better options for the price.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2013

The Rundlestone Lodge is truly a facility that you want to considerwhile in Banff. The rooms are not only clean, they are comfortable and inviting. My wife and I have been traveling through Canada this Summer and the Rundlestone Lodge was a wonderful lodging facility. I would truly recommend the Rundlestone if you are in Banff.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 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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76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2013

Excellent rooms, very nice pool area. Underground parking garage. There is a very nice Sunday brunch at the lodge next door. This hotel is toward the end of a strip of hotels, and is farther than some from the downtown area if you wish to explore Banff on foot.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
    • 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2013

My wife and I spent 4 nights here in July 2013. We booked the hotel through bookings.com and we were very happy with our room which was a loft kitchenette situated at back of the building. It had plenty of room and allowed us to cook some of our own meals, was very quiet and we enjoyed the afternoon sun although the views at the front of the building over Banff Avenue would probably be bettter this did not concern us.
We had a trouble free check in and the reception staff were always helpfull. The free underground parking, WIFI, DVD's and bicycle usage were also appreciated and the pool was also nice. (loved the bkies I wished all hotels did this)
The only downside is that it is one of the last hotels in Banff Avenue so there is a fairly long 20 minute walk into town although this did not bother us.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2013

Stayed in peak season after struggling to secure any decent accommodation.

Greeting was excellent with early check in and from that point for the whole stay of 5 days we received a high level of service and were welcomed as valued guests.

There are a variety of room styles that should accommodate most requirements of singles, couples and families / mixed groups. I noted previous reviewers opinions re the rooms being 'tired'. I could see what they meant but to the extent that the rooms were not new it did not really matter at all. They were totally functional and clean, which is my first requirement.

Our loft room had a queen on main level and double bed in loft. Both beds were some of the most comfortable that I have ever experienced in a hotel any where in the world.

Loft had its own sink and toilet as well as its own open robe, as well as other drawers and bedside tables - plenty of room to unpack for a reasonable stay. Loft had its own television although having downstairs tv on as well might be untenable noise wise.

Downstairs had a sitting area with 2 large chairs and a table looking out to an amazing mountain view. Our room did not have a balcony which was fine with some inconsistent weather. A balcony on the other (non Banff Avenue) side would have been great and would have an amazing mountain view. That side would also be quieter but we did not find the noise an issue with the room sealed and air con on. We also had the windows open for fresh air on occasion and the noise was not a major issue. If you want consistent quiet insist on a room on the non Banff Avenue side of the hotel.

Hotel facilities included a laundry, really nice pool area, underground secure (and heated) parking, lovely lobby, 2 x free computer terminals and printer next to reception with free internet (wifi is free but inconsistent throughout hotel, did not work in our 3rd floor room at all - best on 2nd floor or near lobby).

We did not dine at Bumpers on site steak restaurant but it featured a good menu with competitive pricing for the main Banff dining scene. There is a cosy bar off the restaurant with a large screen tv, lovely fireplace and it also features a small (tapas style) menu if you just want drinks and something light and don't want to dine in the restaurant.

We by no means got a bargain, but staying in peak season and during civic holiday long week end was unfortunate timing for those ignorant of this long week (ie - me). We did note that in the week after the long weekend that reception were offering daily deals via phone, so it would definitely pay to contact the hotel directly after seeing what is available on line and via the various search engines to compare and ensure that you get the best deal.

Overall - I would recommend this hotel as a safe and good option to meet your accommodation needs whilst visiting Banff. Whilst it is a good 10-15 minute stroll from the main part of Banff Avenue, I considered this a good thing to avoid the manic pedestrian masses and some of the associated noise.

Enjoy Banff - it is a wonderful vacation destination with loads to do, see, taste and experience - Happy travelling.

Room Tip: Ask for room on non Banff Avenue side of hotel with a balcony (in warm months) for more quiet and fa...
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2013

We recently spent 3 nights at Rundlestone and loved it. Our room was a loft kitchenette with a king sized bed, it had ample space for the two of us. Both the room and the hotel were very clean with very friendly staff. Even though it was a bit of a walk into downtown it wasn't bad and I would have no problem staying here again!

Room Tip: Our room was on the backside so we didn't get much road noise which was nice.
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  • Stayed August 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2013

We were looking for a less expensive place to stay since Banff is so expensive and we enjoyed The Rundlestone Hotel. They had all kind of upgrades to terrific suites but we stayed in a standard king room, which had a balcony. We didn`t have that great of a view but we liked the hotel. You could get DVDs at night and watch movies. The restaurant didn`t have many options but was okay for the money. The staff had a good attitude. We slept great. It was pretty far from the main part of Banff but that didn`t bother us.

Room Tip: I`d suggest paying a little more and upgrading to the special suites they have. We did not stay in...
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 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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Address: 537 Banff Avenue | P.O. Box 489, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta T1L 1A6, 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 Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 Best Value Hotel in Banff
#7 Romantic Hotel in Banff
#8 Family Hotel in Banff
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Rundlestone Lodge 3*
Number of rooms: 96
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Conveniently located on Banff Avenue only minutes from Downtown Banff, The Rundlestone Lodge offers a host of amenities including complimentary wireless, a fitness centre, whirlpool, swimming pool, conference facilities, and Bumpers the Beef House Restaurant. ... more   less 
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