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“Some Pluses, But No A/C” 3 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 #25 of 31 Hotels in Banff
Michigan
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44 hotel reviews
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74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
“Some Pluses, But No A/C”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

Bumpers Inn is well located on the east end of town, about a block from the main drag, next to a pleasant grove of trees. If you feel like walking a mile or a bit more, you can explore the main street on foot.

Our room on the second level was quiet and spacious, with a comfortable bed, and although the building isn't close to being new, it is well maintained. For $140 per night, one might hope for more luxury (and at least a continental breakfast), but this is Banff, and location is a major determiner of price.

It was in the mid 80s (Fahrenheit, of course) when we arrived in Banff. The rooms at Bumpers do not have air conditioning, but since temperatures in the area tend to cool down considerably at night, we didn't give the matter much thought. Unfortunately, by 9:00 pm, and despite leaving our windows open, the temperature in our room was still at 79 degrees. I went to the office to request a fan, and was told that all the available fans had been given out. Our room remained uncomfortably hot throughout the night -- testimony, perhaps, to the building's insulation, but not to its comfort level on during our mid-July stay.

Wi-fi is available, but it was extremely slow, and the signal was very weak (it may be better in rooms closer to the router, wherever that may be).

Room Tip: First-floor rooms *might* be a bit cooler during hot weather.
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  • Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 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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Clearwater FL
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47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Bumpers is on the edge of the main town area. I wouldn't say it is walkable to the city center. By that I mean you could walk it, but there really isn't much to see until you get close to the center of town. The rooms are, "roomy" and vaulted ceilings were in the 2nd floor room in which we stayed. The room was great. No A/C, you can open windows, but they look inward to the common courtyard, so the folks on the other side of the that court yard are also doing the same. It is located next to a wooded area and the hotel benefits from the shade and cooler breeze.
I would recommend this as a good budget stay with basic services fitted to the price.

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Calgary AB
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

We were looking for a not to pricey place for a ski weekend. Bumpers fit the bill. Price was at the $100.00 mark, which was well within our budget. Check in was easy and staff were helpful with any Banff questions. Rooms were a good size and clean. There was WIFI and parking by your door. For a simple motel I rate it as better than most.

  • Stayed May 2014, 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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Bronx, New York
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

We had a nice stay in Bumpers inn. The Inn is located not far from the town center; a short drive and easy parking at least in May (I can imagine in high season it would be very difficult); otherwise a 15 minute walk or the bus (which we did not use) which stops right outside.
Considering the inflated prices of the restaurants in town, the refrigerator, microwave and coffee maker were a blessing.
Every staff member I had contact with were excellent, very helpful and courteous and friendly.
The room was clean and the beds comfortable.
The only negative was the erratic wifi. If I could knock off a quarter of a "star" for that I would.

  • Stayed May 2014, 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 April 28, 2014

I had been to Banff for the first time and planned to stay at bumpers inn.. I was at first doubtful because I have never been here and the rating was OK. But I feel that this is a very good place to stay. It had all the required essentials that made the stay comfortable.

The staff were very friendly. They have cleaned the room very well.

I would recommend this hotel for anyone who would go to Banff and look for a low priced hotel...

Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2013

Stayed here for 2 weeks while we looked for work and some more permanent accommodation and we couldn't have been happier. Quiet part of town but only a 10/15 minute walk to the centre, lovely room with a super comfortable bed, microwave, fridge and satellite tele. And this was the cheapest place to stay out of all the hotels. Staff couldn't be nicer and were so helpful. Would stay again and recommend to friends / family

  • Stayed November 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2013

Bumpers inn is a fantastic place to stay, the rooms were very clean and modern, there was plenty of space in the room. The staff were very friendly. The bus stops right outside which goes into the town centre regularly. There is high speed internet and you are within walking distance from some great restaurants. I can't fault this place and cannot wait to come back!

Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about Bumpers Inn

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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