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“A Reasonable Choice” 4 of 5 stars
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Bumpers Inn
2.5 of 5 Motel   |   250 Marmot Cres, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta T1L 1H*, Canada   |  
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Ranked #24 of 31 Hotels in Banff
Saint Cloud, Minnesota
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21 hotel reviews
Reviews in 35 cities Reviews in 35 cities
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
“A Reasonable Choice”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2013

The Positives: adequately clean, roomy with a little more space than typical for a simple motel room, small deck overlooking the lovely main deck, a little away from the main busy area (a plus for us), friendly helpful staff, fridge & microwave in every room, a very lovely main deck open to all guests with gorgeous flowers, nice plus is a coat rack in addition to the typical clothes rod with hangers

The Negatives: no air conditioning, one window wouldn’t open and the window design prevents the breeze from entering the room to cool it off (but you can request a fan from the front desk), must walk outside quite a distance from some rooms to get to the ice machine – could be problem in winter but was fine in the summer, there is no table in the room – just a desk so eating in the room is not easy, the main deck had only one table so only one group could eat there – this is silly since there is plenty of room for at least 3 more tables (we had to race to get the table and only succeeded once)

Note: The parking lot in back abuts a wooded area. So you feel like you are truly in the woods and not in a town. Sometimes there are even elk grazing in those woods.

Overall, a reasonable option. I would stay here again.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Edmonton, Canada
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

Bumpers Inn was very clean and well maintained. It was very quiet on a Friday night with virtually no sounds from adjacent rooms or the street. The staff was friendly and helpful. I would highly recommend it as a very good value for your time in Banff.

  • 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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Edmonton, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2013

I stayed at Bumpers Inn in May for an end of ski season trip to the mountains. I was traveling with my friend and her dog, so Bumpers was our choice because they accept pets.

It's old looking, but clean. Rooms are fairly spacious. There is a fridge in the room. Prices are lower than for other hotels, we paid less than $200 for two nights. One drawback is that it's at the far end of Banff Ave, and walking into the main part of Banff could take 20+ minutes.

If you're on a budget &/or have a dog, it's a reasonable price and a decent place to stay. No bells or whistles though!

Of note: the cleaning staff left the hotel room door into the courtyard unlocked after making up our room (there's a door to the outside and a door to an inner courtyard in each room)...lock up your valuables!

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Bradford, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2013

An amazing setting on the edge of the forest, with trees growing inside the hotel courtyard, which is a beautiful place to sit. This location does mean that it's on the edge of town and therefore a bit too far out to walk into town, but on the flip side it means it is tranquil. The rooms are spacious, with big TV, fridge, microwave and coffee maker. There's no wireless access and no laundry, both of which we think would be a helpful addition.

Room Tip: The lower rooms have doors leading out onto the shared courtyard and the upper floor rooms have balc...
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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Banff
2 reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2013

It's a little bit of a stroll into town but doable.

Nice but no frills. Quiet and clean and place to stay like any decent motel. Would easily choose Bumpers again if we travelled to Banff again.

Couple in late 20s approves!

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

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Saskatchewan, Canada
Top Contributor
97 reviews 97 reviews
49 hotel reviews
Reviews in 48 cities Reviews in 48 cities
120 helpful votes 120 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2013

If you are in Banff and want a friendly, super clean, quiet place to stay make sure to choose Bumpers. It is on the edge of town but only a 10 minutes walk to the main area. The rooms are super clean, wonderful beds (the best I have had in a motel). The TV, in our room, was super large and there was a fridge, microwave and coffee maker. The rooms open to an inner courtyard and I noticed many rooms have a balcony (ours did not).

The price was wonderful and the manager is so so friendly.

  • Stayed May 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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Calgary, Canada
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5 reviews 5 reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2013

Very comfortable bed, big counter in the bathroom so no balancing act on the edge of the sink, hot shower, fluffy new towels, coffee maker, microwave and fridge, free wifi. Perfect. If you want the big lobby with the automatic doors opening and the pool and spa...this is not for you. Yes, it is a ten minute stroll along Banff Ave to the town centre, but 2 or 3 minutes will get you to a liquor outlet and a couple of restaurants. We are all too quick to drive everywhere...the walk will do you good. Yesterday, walking along Banff Ave heading out of town from Bumpers, there was a huge herd of elk...maybe 60....in a field with Cascade mountain as a background!
We stay here about ten times a year and have never experienced a wild party disturbing us.

Room Tip: We like the upper floor rooms as they have vaulted ceilings with clear cedar on them.
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled on business
    • 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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Address: 250 Marmot Cres, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta T1L 1H*, Canada
Location: Canada > Alberta > Canadian Rockies > Banff National Park > Banff
Amenities:
Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Hotel Style:
#1 Best Value Hotel in Banff
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Bumpers Inn 2.5*
Number of rooms: 39
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Perfect for the budget conscious traveler looking for an Inn with a cozy mountain feel. Bumpers is situated in a peaceful location at the start of Banff Avenue, surrounded on two sides by forest with the majestic Cascade Mountain in the background. ... more   less 
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