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“Much better than the exterior would suggest” 4 of 5 stars
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Bumpers Inn
2.5 of 5 Motel   |   603 Banff Avenue, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta T1L 1B3, Canada   |  
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Ranked #26 of 31 Hotels in Banff
Wellington, New Zealand
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49 hotel reviews
Reviews in 56 cities Reviews in 56 cities
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
“Much better than the exterior would suggest”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2013

I was pleasantly surprised by our room at Bumpers. If was of good size and nicely laid out with a slightly alpine decor. It was also tidy and clean. The room had a large flatscreen TV, shower over bath, microwave, refrigerator but no ironing board or iron. Our window looked out onto a garden courtyard but I noted it was possible to see into other units and vice versa. Some units had their own small deck. Service at the front desk was very good.

Room Tip: There is only one laundry in town based at 317 Banff Ave. It is only open from 9am-8pm. Also if you...
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • 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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Sacramento, California
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36 reviews 36 reviews
16 hotel reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2013

Bumpers is a basic looking motel situated off the "main drag" in Banff, but close enough to walk to it. The rooms are basic, but comfortable and clean. Rooms come with WiFi, TVs, microwave and a mini fridge. Get an upstairs room if you can because they come with a balcony. The first floor rooms have more direct access to a large common inner courtyard. The staff are friendly.

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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with friends
    • 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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Raleigh, North Carolina
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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 hotel reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2013

Great rooms with small ref and microwave. Very comfortable. Although no AC. It was a problem and fans for the room supplied. Hotel staff very helpful and it was even more economical than the hostel. Although it is located on the far end of town there is a bus service across the street and easy driving into center of town especially if one takes the street that parallels Main Street. Very clean and comfortable.

  • Stayed August 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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Halifax, Canada
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38 reviews 38 reviews
22 hotel reviews
Reviews in 24 cities Reviews in 24 cities
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2013

This is a budget hotel on the edge of town. There is a pleasant court yard but beware of mosquitoes. The room was a good size with 2 double beds, a small fridge, microwave and coffee maker and flat screen TV. There is no AC. The beds were comfortable and we were not bothered by noise. We were in the front of the building and found the room stuffy even with the windows opened, no cross ventilation. Check in was efficient.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
    • 2 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
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Saskatoon, Canada
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23 reviews 23 reviews
6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2013 via mobile

Spent three nights here while on a mountain tour with a friend. The Inn is the first hotel you come to when entering the town on Banff Ave so extremely easy to find and get to. Being situated just around the corner and down the side street half a block and actually at the edge of the residential area is far enough off Banff Ave it's very quiet. The woods behind the Inn makes it feel like your not in town at all and handy If you have a dog.
The rooms a decent size and have a fride and microwave and coffee pot. The room has cement walls so very soundproof between rooms and not bad from the outaide but the room exhoed so the dog was a little barky about passerbyes and her bark sounded louder than it is... shes in training and will get better.. The room has two doors .. One to the outside and one to the courtyard patio area which is very nice. I had my coffee out there one morning and drinks one evening but the Mosquitos were a bit of a bother. A can of Repelent would have fixed that but didn't have any. Otherwise it was very nice and relaxing. There is a lot of space for a couple more tables which could be handy for eating or group gathering. There is one big table but even a couple smaller ones would be handy for some. We used two chairs with end table between which was perfect for relaxing. The only night we ate in was when it was raining so would not have needed a table to eat at anyway. For us the patio was good.
Water pressure in the shower was great.. Pipes banged when turning the sink on which bothered the dog but again she's in training. Rooms were clean even being pet friendly. The price was excellent for 2 beds and a dog. The hotel around the corner has a very good breakfast buffet. Also close to other restaurants on Banff Ave even being at the end like we were. Very handy .. All in all.. Definately recommend the hotel to friends and would stay again.

  • Stayed July 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Saint Cloud, Minnesota
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57 reviews 57 reviews
20 hotel reviews
Reviews in 33 cities Reviews in 33 cities
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
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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Edmonton, Canada
2 reviews
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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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Address: 603 Banff Avenue, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta T1L 1B3, 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
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