What a wonderful time! We arrived on Nov 30 and departed (sadly) on Dec 2. Although it was rather chilly, our room was cozy and romantic. We were upgraded from a one bedroom courtyard suite to a premium one bedroom suite when we arrived. Every little detail has been addressed from the lighting outside to the fabulous decor inside.
We stayed in room 316 and just loved it. Two flat screen tv's, living room/dinning room area nicely appointed. Small kitchen made it easy for our Friday night re-heat of dinner for two which we picked up from Sun Terra Market in Calgary on our way out. Small fridge excellent for storing left overs from the scrumptious Saltlik Restauarant just behind the main drive downtown Banff. Absolutely the best beer in town at the James Irish Pub! Took in the great concert "Robert Michael's" at the Banff Centre on Saturday night as well. There is often things going on at the Centre - so if you're taking a trip to Banff - check it out and take in a concert/show.
Continental breakfasts at the hotel were just perfect to start the day off - but a hot meal would have been equally welcomed. Did not dine in Chilli's beyond that as we were looking for something a little more fancy with different surroundings. I've noticed in other reviews that people have written that they are confused/surpirsed as to why Best of Banff Hotels would choose Chillis for such a lovely hotel. I guess I can understand this however, with a majority of visitors being in a younger age set places like Chills, Carrumba and even The Keg appeal to this crowd - probably especially after a day at the Ski Hill. With the wide variety of restauants available in Banff there is something for every taste imaginable from cheap to over the top expensive.
No complaints from me though. I highly recommend this hotel if you're wanting a romantic getaway or a ski trip. The hot pools were so beautiful at night especially when it's cold. The amount of steam in the air around you makes it seem so intimate. Really nice to just relax and let the tired old muscles release.
All of the staff were more than willing to address any and all of our needs.
We'll be back for sure!
All around great weekend!