We stayed at The Fox for 3 nights on a recent ski / sightseeing visit.
Pros: The room was very clean, which is definitely a priority for me. The hot pool / grotto was also very nice - perfect for relaxing after a day of skiing or hiking. I also enjoyed the fact that hotel provided soaps from the Rocky Mountain Soap Co. - a nice local touch. Finally, the breakfast was adequate for a short stay - very basic (toast, cereals, waffles, fruit) but fresh.
'Cons': The room (incl. bathroom) was quite small. Also, the design of the hotel is more of a 'motel' style, with windows and doors opening out onto central open corridors. That is fine -- it just doesn't give the greatest sense of privacy. Finally, the mattress we had for the first night was horrible - the springs were shot and it was crunched down in a permanent accordion shape (although to the hotel's credit, we mentioned it and the staff did change out the mattress while we were out on the slopes). Finally, I think the hotel would be well-served to purchase some new towels - while clean, many were well-worn and grey in color from multiple washings.
Overall, we got a great deal on the room so cannot complain about much. However, if price is not a big issue, we feel that we would opt to stay at another hotel where we spent our honeymoon - bigger rooms, more privacy, finer accoutrements.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Banff's newest Hotel! Waterfalls and mountain springs are brought to life in the Fox's design. Capturing the historic and natural elements of Banff National Park, the hotel's centerpiece is the hot pool inspired by the original Cave and Basin Site. The new Fox offers a unique accommodation style in Banff, with one and two bedroom suites and hotel rooms. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Fox Hotel And Suites
- Fox Hotel Suites Banff
- Fox Hotel Banff