I was here in August for two days of hiking and other Banff stuff, (such as an architechtural tour at the Banff Springs). I've been here before and the price is very good for rooms in a national park. My room faced the main street and was surprisingly quiet, though I'm an early riser to maybe it's different later in the day. This room has two beds--with one in a separate room (it's all one suite) which was a nice touch so both people (or families with kids) are not sleeping right next to each other. The lodge is a nice mid-range place though tastefully done for a hotel in this price range; I like the carpets throughout which deaden hallway noise and I've neve heard neighbours so that's a positive as well. I also like the lobby and its fireplace and reading chairs. It's in-town and walkable (on Banff Avenue near the entrance to town--so it's a ten-minute walk as opposed to closer hotels which might be a five-minute walk, but the difference is negligible.) Oh, and they have a pool and hot tub which I didn't use this time but have in the past; it's a nice feature. I'd recommend staying here and then spending some time hanging out at the Banff Springs enjoying their views from the various grand hallways.